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Janet Chui

"Bleeding" by Janet Chui

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SciFi and Fantasy Art Bleeding by Janet Chui
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I had never understood self-mutilation, until some people on the Internet explained to me that it was the only way for them to face their pain. I revised Lord Leighton's 'Flaming June' painting in my pencil drawing, and I hope I haven't tarnished the original!

7 Jan 200645 Krocker
Very good, well done, hope you keep it up, sry for the short comment but i am tired right now, but still, great work, love it, and, um..., thank you for puting this wonderful piece of artwork in the world!
31 May 200645 Jessemartin18@hotmail.com
This really aint funny coz i do what she is doing you trying to take the mick?
9 Aug 200645 Suki
I don't know much about cutting but I do know about Flaming June. I created a four foot square mural of it two years ago and am very intimate with the details. I'd like to commend you for your use of the image; despite some technical flaws that, judging from your other images, you are more than capable of correcting if you chose to, this is a beautiful piece. I also love the way you have the dragon wrapped around her, looking like it is trying to understand, the way you were.
21 Aug 200645 Anonymous
Although your drawing is well done technically it does very much lack the emotions that go along with self mutilation. I'll forgive you for that because you do not really understand it. Part of the release, for me personally was to focus on the acutual cutting and watch the blood running down. It's not something I do anymore, not after multiple stitches and an eight day stay at the nut farm.
27 Aug 200645 Blade
When I feel pain I usually dig my nails into my arm and it stops me from crying. Physical pain blocks out the emotional pain. Simple as that
29 Aug 200645 Anonymous
y-you d-drew this? ~cries~ Why cant I draw this good?!!!
30 Sep 200645 Anonymous
I imagine that the small dragon is her pet... He doesn't understand what she's doing. Smiling sadly, she thinks, "I wish you could understand..."
19 Nov 200645 Anonymous
I LOVE 'FLAMING JUNE'! its one of my favourite paintings ever and stands in pride of place by my bed... and no you absolutely have not trashed the original! keep drawing x
1 Jan 200745 Emily
This is a VERY good picture, but the girl's face lacks the emotion that goes with self-mutilation. It's a mixture of pain, and pleasure and sheer gratefulness tat you've found an escape, but also hatred of the fact that this the only way you know how to heal.
22 Jul 200845 Pete
Hi, I think this is a beautiful piece. I used to self-harm, (for my own reasons) and I have to say you’ve captured the emotion perfectly. Sad yet serene. You’re a fantastic artist with a great talent.
Jessemartin18, if you read this, then I just want to say you have completely missed the point of this piece. I don’t think it is poking fun at people who self harm, but instead is an effort to better understand the act of self-mutilation and the feelings that accompany it.
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 • Created by: :-) Janet Chui
 • Copyright: ©Janet Chui. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Beautiful, Blood, Dragon, Girl, Pain, Pencil, Woman
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
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 • Resolution: 444x473

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