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Dysphoria by Asrath
Ok, if you're not trans you probably don't even know what "dysphoria" is, so I'll clarify a bit. It is the terrible, dreadful feeling you get because of your body doesn't match your brain, your identity. Your brain basically just flips out because it sees the wrong sex characteristics it is "programmed" for. It can manifest itself in many ways, also detachment, which was my way of dealing with it years ago.

The moment I drew this, I felt extremely dysphoric. Even more so than normally, and I felt like being torn down on the inside, while having to smile-n-wave on the outside. I made this drawing to get that feeling 'out' and process it a bit better.
Even though over time I have gotten VERY good at drawing up walls and a mask to stop people from noticing, this is how I feel on the inside. I hide my own pain from others and even myself with jokes and laughter, but sometimes... I just can't hold it anymore, and paper always listens without prejudice.
Winter elf armour concept by Asrath
Winter elf armour concept
Traditional work. One of five winter elf armour concepts I've made. If you are interested into seeing the other four concepts, check out my facebook page: or my tumblr blog:
Skullcandy by Asrath
It's been a while, I know folks. I have started at art academy, and I've been rather busy in life in general as well. Some personal stuff going on which takes up a lot of my attention atm.
But anyway, this was an idea I got (out of the blue) while working on an art assignment for school. It is pure coincidence I had a bag of candy on the same day I started photographing some skulls. I munched some candy as I did so, and realized the huge contrast between the happy candy and the rather morbid skull, and decided to try out what it would look like if I'd combine the two into a little "photoshoot". Lots of pictures and experimentation later, this is what came out (my favourite).
I really like how this one worked out, and also feel like there's much more into this photo than what I thought when I just shot it. You got a contrast between colourful/happy <-> morbid/death, but it also natural <-> unnatural, and it raises questions on why the skull is there, why it's on top of candy, etc. Sugar kills, humans kill animals, modern society kills both humans AND animals, colourful candy is a typical thing of this age, also causing many of the health problems of this age.
I think that, plus the lightning, makes I feel like this is a good picture!

Feel free to comment and share your opinion. Do you agree? Disagree? Have another view? Lemme know! :)

Took this with an ordinairy phone camera, a desk lamp and some sheets of paper to block out the environment. Nothing fancy. Really the kind of stuff anyone has lying around.


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Hey! Welcome on my page! :)
I'm Erik (Also a fan of my current name-same Erik of the Opera the Phantom of the Opera), and I'm a crazy (yes, I am), Pagan, transguy.
Making art is one of my greatest joys in life, and my dream is to ultimately become a successful, professional artist. (I have a focus on illustration, but always keep options open)

"Things were made to be used and people to be loved. The reason why this world is in chaos is because people are being used and things being loved."

I'm also an INFP according to the Meyers-briggs personality types

Feel free to ask me a question in notes or comments. I also do commisions (still early stages). Requests and art-trades are only for friends (not necessarily real-life friends tho')

Demisexual, :bulletpink::bulletyellow::bulletblue:-romantic and :bulletblue::bulletpink::bulletwhite::bulletblue::bulletpink: artist

Locations of Site Visitors

Current Residence: Den Bosch, Netherlands
Favourite genre of music: (hard) rock, Celtic, Orchestral, folkrock, pagan metal/rock/etc., film/game music, classical music
Favourite style of art: Hard to describe. I know it when I see it :) sometimes art just 'strikes' me in a special way, and then I know I've found something which I really like.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Skin of choice: No skin trades, please. I'm kind of attached to my skin. Literally!
Favourite comic: Bone, The Meek, Gunnerkrigg Court, Goblins, Requiem Mask, To Haunt a Phantom
Personal Quote: "The best way to make a prisoned person behave, is to make him think he is in fact a free man."

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oldschoolowyradeg Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav on my first DD photo! : )
Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, it's a stunning image!
saeru-bleuts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thanks for watch =D
Asrath Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Np, you're welcome. I saw your work on the fb of a friend and I was immediately impressed. Keep up the good work!
saeru-bleuts Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Facebook of Travis and Kayleigh ? =)
Thanks :)
Your work is good too !
Asrath Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Yesss! :) They are good friends of me! I really like the artwork you made for both of them!
And thanks a lot!
porcupinerush95 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heel erg bedankt voor de watch! :D (Big Grin) 
Asrath Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, ik kan hetzelfde zeggen :)
DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Oh no!  My dragons haven't eaten someone else have they? Oh thank goodness they have not!  Well, thank you so much for faving me, Daenerys Targaren.
Song of Ice and Fire Daenerys by DubuGomdori  Game of Thrones History and Lores DVD Test Page by DubuGomdori
DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Thank you for the loan of your clothes although I do look rather ridiculous in them.  Do you really actually wear this?  Ok, well, do remember... a Lannister always pays his debt! Thanks too for the fave, Jaime Lannister
Song of Ice and Fire Jaime by DubuGomdori
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