This series was never planned! It started as just an experiment of this style of drawing out of curiosity. I sort of gradually found out that it was helping me as a remedy for my anxiety attacks.

Then, whenever I was having an attack again, I started to draw. I drew what I feared and what gave me relief. I drew myself helping me!

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I am a visual arts enthusiast, architect, and illustrator based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I'm currently working as a creative director for some upcoming exciting projects in an ed-tech company in Bangladesh.

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Bored Birgit
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, yes, it's like trying to get the air you need to breathe, not knowing if you will make it.

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me if the time I knew I’d drown if I nobody heard me calling.

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I've been drawing since my childhood. Studying Architecture opened some interesting dimensions of art for me, I was introduced to digital art media and I started to explore the art language as much as I could.

The thing that makes me passionate about drawing or doodling is that it is a communication medium for me through which I can express whatever I want without having to worry if it makes sense or not.

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Lemon Garnished Potato
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this one is so fantasy-like, and reminds me a lot of a story I'm writing

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Abigail Coleman
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is really good!! I respect your art its really really cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most of the drawings I make in my leisure time for me are sort of translations of my subconscious mind.

If you're curious about my other works, visit my website. You can also check out my other post on Bored Panda featuring colored drawings of mine.

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here I sit trying to compartmentalise every different aspect with the hope that each on their own will be much less overwhelming. Maybe I’m trying to make life the big picture and split all the turmoil into little pictures that are seen less often perhaps in the way we walk through a gallery - only able to see or sense a limited amount ar any one time.

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Teah Otey
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We do become attached to the things that hurt us and keep us oppressed. I think it’s because we live with them so long. The monster is less and less harmful though…or is it?

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see a few things in this one. I see lots of cymbals - the worst sound in the drum kit and I want to thrash them all in an attempt to release all the tension I’ve got built up. The old cliche about feeling like a mushroom and everyone feeds one nothing but s@#t. A whole lot of barstools but still the one loner at the end of the bar trying to drown in one’s drink.

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love looking at a starry sky a long way out of the city where so many more can be seen. It gives me a sense of peacefulness that sometimes helps me find some inner calm to quell my anxiety.

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UndyingBisexual
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I truly honestly relate. I draw when I'm in an emotional state, and usually when my double depression kicks in, the drawings get extremely dark and creepy and sometimes scary

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Sugar Latte
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her hair is like a midnight sky...I love the idea!

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw this one as representing layers - sort of like one for each aspect that forms our anxiety.

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Mimi M
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the first drawing where she has a bit of an expression :-)

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Princess Dram
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are doodles? I think its a work of art

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is me now. I used to be a people person but now I prefer to be alone or spend time with animals.

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh boy, if I could really fly far away from everything that troubles me.

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Dalma Bugg
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Though there are things that will always haunt me, I’m thankful that eventually I can somehow reach my little island of inner peace.

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Teah Otey
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s the scary thing ironically being the comforting thing because it’s the only consistent feeling have.

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