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The Eyes That Cry by pepperbunbun The Eyes That Cry by pepperbunbun
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Mixed emotions, too many emotions
Not sure how to feel.
This pain’s been hanging ‘round a while
And it won’t let me off its reel.

Where’s the light? It’s been so dark
And I can’t seem to find the switch
That will save me from this hell
There’s no escaping from this ditch.

And the eyes that cry
They follow, weeping, sobbing
Can’t tell whose they are or why
I don’t know, they might just be mine.

I’ve heard the drinking stops the pain,
And that the pills make things okay
Not real sure what good they’ll do
Long as I’ll make it through the day.

The outcasts, misfits, they’re all there
Shooting up and taking smokes.
It’s their hidden way of life
Even if it’s all a hoax.

And the eyes that cry
They follow, weeping, sobbing
Can’t tell whose they are or why
I don’t know, they might just be mine.

Gotten so caught up in this game
I’m killing myself to block the pain.
I can’t go back, I can’t move forward
There’s nothing left here I can gain.

And the eyes that cry
They follow weeping, sobbing
Can’t tell whose they are or why
I don’t know, they might just be mine.

And the eyes the cry

Oh, they might just be mine.


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This is really different than any of my other drawings; it’s actually more of a concept than a drawing. I drew this to help deal with some of the hurt I’ve been feeling, as a bystander watching someone I love make decisions that I believe are hurting them.

I wanted to draw a picture with things people chose to abuse: drugs, pills, alcohol, nicotine, etc. I also wanted to include crying eyes, as if they’re watching the abusers. They represent family, friends, strangers, or anyone who is affected or hurt by the abusers’ actions, or they could even represent the abusers themselves, struggling with addiction.

This was drawn on white drawing paper; the drawing itself is about 8 inches tall and12 inches wide. I used graphite pencils ranging in hardness from 6B to 4H, and used tortillians for shading and blending. This took around 5-6 hours total. The only things I did digitally were adjusting the values and adding the border. Thank you for viewing and God bless!

~Sara

*~For my best friend, because my eyes are a pair crying.~*

(THANK YOU to everyone who uploaded pictures I used as reference for this drawing. I can't credit everyone, unfortunetly, but here are some of them.)
Eyes- [link] by :iconchocolate-swirls:
Beer Bottle - [link] by :iconn0way0ut:
Needle- [link] by :icon13blackstock:
Pills- [link] by :iconnatelha:
Hands- [link] by :iconbrzdak:
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ccherry91 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
simply amazing and impressive! :)
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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MsCrys Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
If there's any picture that needs verses in the comments it's this one. :) *a gentle hint hint* ;)
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I never realized I didn't include any verses in this one! This was my first "conceptual" drawing, I hadn't even thought of including verses then. Thank you! :)
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MsCrys Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
:)
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LaediOfArt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
wow. simply spectacular.
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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IrieGyal Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow... I really like the concept and you convey it very well!
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Marchina Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow very nice drawing i loved it. Im a recovered alcoholic and drug user to i can relate to the pain and struggles of an addiccion.

very good drawing defenity one of my favorites related to that.

keep it up
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the comment! I really appreciate it! :D :heart:
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JESR Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
WOOW GREAT CONCEPT ARTWORK.
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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natelha Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
hey thanks for the feature!
and its a great drawing!
The hands and eyes are very realistic and the whole work is very interesting! :clap:
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D And thank you for the comments! I'm glad you like it! :hug:

~pepperbunbun:floating:
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iHootie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
:shocked: :eyepopping: :w00t:
this is very good, i wish i could shad like that
or maybe im doing it the wrong way O_O
pure awsomeness btw
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks for the comments, and for the smilies! :) I'm glad you like it. I shade with tortillians, you load a bunch of graphite onto them and then rub it onto the paper. Anyway, thanks again! :D

~pepperbunbun:floating:
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iHootie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
np =D
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