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Hope and Despair by yuumei Hope and Despair by yuumei
Despair is the inaction that keeps us down,
Hope is the will to create a better tomorrow.


I'm thinking of holding a contest to promote environmentalism, what do you guys think? :D
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Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist
That's deep! 
KABOOo494 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member
i love it ... good job
Shinihime964 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   General Artist
Very powerful, and touching as well.
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Filmographer
A powerful piece, really nicely done
Corrade Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist
So powerful, so engaging, so touching... Dang, lost for words.
PlainDragons Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Wow, this really is one of my favorites.
Pawsywasy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is... so inspirational. ;3; 
Jonup Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice saying
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Many things can happen in life, but hope and faith can carry us over the tribulation. 
I've had hard times as long as I can remember, but I still dare to hope my future will be wonderful. ;) (Wink) 
Thanks for keeping up the power of hope, yuumei! Hug 
Fernezco Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
KenoM2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
illcitvirus115 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
When will they learn? Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
cottoncandyFRIZZ Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
theres a quote on dangan ronpa but idk the exact wording that goes "the greater the hope, the more crushing the despair."

but i wont stop hoping tho. it goes two ways: you fail and fall into despair or you get what you want.
illcitvirus115 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Oh, reverse morality, you are so sweet!
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
very good :/
Koricthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
That's the struggle to get good at drawing!!!!!!!
Nikilu90 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This work remember me a quote from The Hunger Games: "Hope is the only thing stronger then fear". Amazing Flirtatious 
jasonthe5150 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
amazing XD
MsNiamh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Like it. Could also be used to express bipolar the lows and highs. That's what I first thought when saw this piece.
Think cos she's naked. Lol
Love it x
0-Moon-Sun-0 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
vssh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
this is ...deep !!
Majora16 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Hope is Despair
Both are Despair
CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lilredbleed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow, I can relate to this drawing. Amazing :)
KalieW Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully displayed.. ^^
DeanMarshall Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
If you hold it, the contest, they will come <3 
shu-no-kurohi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmonobearplz::iconsaysplz: Guess which side I like better, upupupupu~.
EmiBooo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
you deserve a medal
AlexBrendel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
I think a contest to promote environmentalism is a GREAT idea!   And more important now than ever before!
witit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
You know, I have never looked at a painting on a wall and found it to be as beautiful as the view outsie of my window. In fact the view out of my window looks absolutely fine, nothing at all like the view outside of hers. Where exactly do you live?
awesome43 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Very emotional piece. I choose hope. Thank you for sharing. :hug:
Dinodevian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi, can i show this work in my fan page about art and put the credits?
Lucid-Anomaly Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I love the statement in the fact that the window of hope is just drawn on, with calk. Excellent.
Jennyshielder Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
why she's naked?
AlexBrendel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
i dunno, but i think she is the same girl as this:
Cocoismynumber1food Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
does it matter :)?
being sincere here btw .-.
Israel42 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful.. ^^
John----Doe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Artist
This is very nice. I see a lot of my style in this, as I love contrasts and opposites, though you are miles ahead in skill.
Deathmark1999 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It solidifies the whole intention of hope. C': Epic. 
MyCarCar Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Real nice, really tells the story
Amacey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student
it has a wonderful meaning but I cant favourit it my mum would see it and get the wrong idea
Amacey Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student
X-Pseudonymous-X Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Amazingly well done, but I must ask, why are they naked?
raiseyourglas Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
i think it's because when people are naked they are weak. they have nothing to cover their true self. also, it's the true nature of humans. we are born into the world naked, only us, our true feelings...
lomatic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very evocative in so many ways.
niceguy99 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i'm not sure if anybody else see's what I see but when i saw this i thought the person drawing is in complete dispair and has started to create somthing that can calm him down a physical representation of his imagination and the other guy can only hope that the world outside isin't as bad as he thinks it is. thats just my opinion. amiaxing art btw
John----Doe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Yeah, I was thinking the one on the left had a complete mental snap and so was trying frantically to do anything to escape their bleak reality. That, to me, seems even sadder than the one that's just balled up, because the utter despair drove him to it and I'd think it'd only lead to disappointed unfulfillment. I suppose it could be seen as hope if he's just trying to better his surroundings by making them look happier, but the former is how it struck me.
Deadbeat-Cookies Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous Tight Hug 
ViperCanel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
There is not very much contrast here actually. The painting girl is in the same depth of despair; she just tries to forget the pain with the help of her imagination, which sadly has no effect on the truth. As long as she doesn't completely get lost in her own world, her state of mind is still better than the other one's though. I am sorry if my analysis sounds like I am giving you a lesson on your own creation and is offensive. I would like to add that I love your art style. I'll check them when I have time. Also a little bit of a glimpse on your facebook page sparked my curiosity. You are interesting.
I feel like this reflects another emotion other than hope and despair. 

It reflects upon ignorance and intelligence.

If you are really smart in knowing how the world truly functions and what the world really feels like and what it is, you see it is a really, dangerous, sad miserable living hell. If you don't even think about the despair or even believe that it really exists in the world, and you confine yourself to your little happy space without even thinking about sadness, you'll be happy. 

Ignorance really is a bliss. 
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