I hope your brother recovers <3 You always hear about girls having eating disorders but never boys, but people never imgine boys worrying about their image, just prove how much pop culture and advertizing messes with kids heads :/ amazing drawing btw
I'm really sorry your brother has (or maybe had since this is from 2008?) anorexia. Hope he's doing better This drawing is really amazing, partly because it's very well executed and is technically and esthetically perfect; partly because I find traditional portrayals of ED's to be so rare (they're all just photos) and partly because of the feeling it has in it. Also because it's turned around my mind a bit... I'm in recovery from an ED and I used to look at anorexic people for thinspiration; the anorexic body was my ideal, the most beautiful thing for me. Desperately wanted to look like this - the more bones, holes and veins, the better. But now when I look at ana-pics I just feel really sad and compassion for the poor person; I don't see that as a definition of beauty anymore. Just sickness. Now healthy is beauty. I just realized how much I've actually changed since I started treatment Just wanted to share my reaction
Thank you for this! All the best and all you people out there: take care of yourselves, aim to live as good as you possibly can and love yourself even if you don't always realize the value of it!