At first glance, DestinyBlue's art may only strike you as colourful, somewhat melancholy Anime-inspired portraits. If you look a little closer at the sad drawings, however, you'll notice hidden messages that tell the story of the British artist's harrowing struggle with signs of depression.
DestinyBlue, whose real name is Alice De Ste Croix, has been posting her work on DeviantArt since 2004. She's become massively popular due to the vivid characters she draws from imagination, and her ability to tell emotional stories with imagery. 'Blue,' as her fans affectionately call her, creates all of her art from scratch using Photoshop CS6 and is completely self-taught. Struggling with this mental illness, Blue finds her inspiration from her own experience, and that's probably why her deep pictures touch so many of her fans.
Take in some of DestinyBlue's most well-known depression art pieces below, as well as our interpretations of their deep meanings. Let us know your thoughts on each one of these depression drawings in the comments!