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'Depression' Commission. by RexJustFed
'Depression' Commission.
Been a long time since I've posted anything on here. Partly due to a number of "secret projects" on the go, and partly due to just life getting in the way. A friend asked me to do a picture that represents the subject of depression to give as a present to a loved one. Seeing as I have struggled with my own issues very recently, I found it decidedly easy to come up with something. Normally I tend to overdo/over-think the details and so I've tried very hard to be as sparing as possible with the line work and colours so as not to distract from the immediacy of the image. The risk with a piece like this is that to properly communicate the subject you kind of have to make it, well, depressing. You want to give a hint of hope and recovery, whilst not downplaying how serious the problem can be. It was tempting to do a version where the colours in the background were more explicit (depression doesn't always mean monochrome, and emotions can run high even when you're low) but ultimately felt like it would be mixed messages. Gone instead for a frosted, obfuscated look. The emotions are there, just harder to access. Anyway, here is the finished article. Steve.
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Stephen Trumble
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
Drawing since the age of 2 (the evidence is somewhere, the giants from "The BFG" if you MUST know!). Went in film and tv as a career, working as a concept/storyboard artist for hire. Am currently casting my net a little wider to see if I can get some more jobs/commissions where the artwork can actually be seen by more people. Would be thrilled to get some proper jobs in the comics industry, as I love comic-book art something fierce (Augmented in so small measure by my love of "Batman: The Animated Series") and so have started working up more of a comic-y portfolio.

Oh, and I seem to like breaking things. In the art, I mean.
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TetheredComic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heeey, I didn't know you were on DA! Sneaky >: P
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RexJustFed Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Finally got it together a few months back. Paling in comparison to your awesome work, though.
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TetheredComic Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Are you doing much work at the moment? Anything you can share with the world? :D I want to see more of your stuff! How have you been anyways?
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RexJustFed Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh, just surviving in London. Doing a lot of storyboard jobs for commercials to pay the rent. Doing well, living life.

I am cookin' up a comic book, though. Doing lots of artwork on that, but obviously don't wanna put anything online just yet. 
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louisesaunders Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're in my journal dude!
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RexJustFed Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Awesome! Start the fire. Or something...
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Deviant-Custard Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Your Artwork is incredible!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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RexJustFed Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Awww shucks. Cheers.
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