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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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TheColdplayer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student
reminds me of me
MasKOfFlaminTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's such a masterpiece...the loneliness of the faceless character under the umbrella is the perfect synthesis of someone that's covered and annihilated in his pain...also almost drowning, judging the quantity of water that is rising in the room
And the bloody dolls swimming on the surface, like fragments of the sorrow emerging from the deep
That person feels the way I often am...
KatouMiwa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow~! Looks like my bathroom!

I'm kidding, btw XD

Shannia98 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
I reallly love how you draw, and this image really reminds me of myself sometimes, it's a pretty great idea what you meant.
MikuHatsuneMMDlove Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy... I love this... so much meaning packed into one picture...
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