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The Masochist by yuumei The Masochist by yuumei
I always wanted to draw a picture that explores the personality of a masochist, but not someone who physically abuses oneself; I wanted someone who enjoys emotional abuse.

I imagine that person to be someone who does contradicting things. It wants to be with other people, but locks itself in a bathroom. It doesn't want to be wet, but turn on the facets and opens an umbrella. It wants friends and cuts out little people, then tears them apart.

The gratifying pain is symbolized through the bleeding paper dolls.


I wanted to try a new drawing technique with this picture. It lacks the thin lines and smooth colors of my other styles. I drew it with a canvas texture but it's hard to see because of the small size on dA. The actual image is very big with detailed textured lines that looks like it was made with charcoal. :D

Drawn in Paint tool SAI


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Given 2009-11-20
The Masochist by *yuumei ( Suggested by eroic and Featured by sambees )
IPeacyyy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I know this is old, but the way your mind works when creating illustrations is beautiful . The contradiction of her being in a bathtub filled with water, yet holding an umbrella so water does get on her is just amazing ! Your work and mind is truly genius !
QueenParkJimin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  New Deviant
I really like your drawling and it looks like I could use ur talents. I was wondering if you could drawl me a few pics for a book Im writing I can explain what I generally want. I really hope u can help. Btw  I cant drawl very good.
AlexisYoko Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cool painting.  P.S. I`m a masochist too, but is just about physical pain...
And I now that the masochistic comportment is about sadness too, and I do not exaggerate with this...
mikumikukitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
this is a really cool and unique idea! 
noodlesandbiscuits Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student General Artist
The drawing is great but there is so much spam in the comment section.
LittleMissWordMaster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
. . . Damn
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November 16, 2009
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