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Amnesia


Isn’t it a terrible and fragile feeling when you just capture a picture of your past but before you could close it in your heart it fades out and you just can’t grab it, just to hold a little longer?

While your entire mind collapsing around you - as you try to cling in those fragile images - just to remember.. something. To know that you once were someone.


Illustration on Unegen’s background and how heavily it affects him that he can not remember the past, and without his roots he has issues to build a future and live a present. 
FF 14 - Au Ra -


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Mechanictress Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
I love how it looks sharp and sweet at the same time :heart: 
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow I always have that with dreams, although I know it's definitely not the same. When you first wake up without remembering anything about what you dreamt off, then something during the day triggers a small memory. Like you see a dog and think that there was something about dogs in your dreams today. But you just can't grasp it, it won't come back as a whole picture.

Beautiful work, I really love the play of the colors, going from shining red to rose red. And the fact that the character seems to fall apart somehow, just like the stone behind him, is a good way to show the title.
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Your compare is just right there - my concept was to use this fading dream feeling and turn it a bit more ... gloomy? Broken?
So present also how broken this one already is - not only fading from the grasp but also breaking into shards - the present of the shattered mind. The character himself went through a really traumatic past - his mind trying to shelter him from collapsing by locking out the details.

He desperately wish to catch it, to know it - but his own mind working against this - a paradox which is like a snake biting its own tail. If he remembers, that might break him, but as everything is blank, all he knows he lost his past and without it he is Nothing. 


Thank you very much for your input and words, much appreciated, and means a lot to me to see how this work talked to others, what story they could read from it :)
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.

Yes, I guess I know what you mean with the mind blocking bad memories, to keep you from harm. Well what do you do, when all of your memories are like that and you don't have anything else to remember?
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Exactly, and it was a real challenge to get this very feeling out, but I think more or less I could capture it and I am quite happy with the outcome!
Not flawless, but for what I wished to achieve is perfect :)
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fluff-lynn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the pose! Love 
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist
thank you, the pose was fun to play with :D
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fluff-lynn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can certainly see that haha
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pikafan12 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist
amazing and I love that message for amnesia
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you, glad you do :)
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AkiaWalker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous painting! And so much emotion! I love the textures and color use.
I've had a small experience of amnesia so this feeling is very relatable.
The way you describe it reminds me of waking up from a dream, and having the memory slips through your fingers as reach for it. And once you are fully awake the dream is forever forgotten.
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you kindly!
I personally also have a period from my past which still covered in mist and can't recall (but have prof it actually happened) so I had an idea how it could feel and what mood could re-awoke this feeling through my arts.
The example you bring is what I was aiming for exactly, I still adore surrealism and dream visions since they carry lot of symbolism which in 1 image able to tell thousands of stories :)
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vlower Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow so awesome Happy Star icon 
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you! :)
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vlower Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You welcomeee :D 
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