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anorexia by alexsaurus anorexia by alexsaurus
This is a quick drawing I did a while back. I drew it from a picture I found. My brother has anorexia.

pencil, white charcoal
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sketcherisolde Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope your brother recovers. I did and now I draw instead of destruct myself.
EpicChild Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I've seen the original portrait and you did an amazing job with your drawing. I hope your brother is doing alright. 
KimIsMissing Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great drawing... I've always wondered who this poor girl is...
WildandCalmPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Hugs to your brother, I hope he gets better :). I did, and I love food :)
Littleyunie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Quick drawing?That's perfect drawn your brother has anorexia?(It's not often that guys have anorexia anyway...well I'm Male too and I have anorexia for 5 years already)
Nyimphadora Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had anorexia too... I feel better since 2 years.. :) Your drawing is really touching... That's very well drawn ! (sorry for my bad english, i'm french..)
LadyMalvoliosander Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Beautiful drawing, I so hope your brother is all right and recovers. I love the way her face looks normal. Best of luck to your brother.
thinka2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
i know the picture of real model. this drawing is brilliant ! one of the best ever seen...
Moonangellovers Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
The images i saw on google scared me., I thought to myself if that i started anorexia my future boyfriend/hubby won't find me beautiful anymore. But i'm sorry that your brother has anorexia
LaurenJade13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
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 :)
BornToF4il Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I've seen that picture to. Your drawing looks like it, well done.
lilandlez Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
its silent but can cause pain for everyone.
u think ur not beautiful the way u r. then u realise what a mess that got u into.
so sorry for ur bro.
nicely done though...
Thegrayeyedgirl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done..the detail is amazing. This is a wonderful way to raise awareness for this disease. Thank you.
Zukidub Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
There is nothing poetic about letting yourself die of hunger.

Nihko Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Writer
What a pretty girl
ElisaUllien Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Oh, I like it. I love the photo you drew it from. I think she's beautiful in a pure way. Yeah, I know it's sick and not healthy, no worries, but her face looks peaceful somehow.
Inkpunk95 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
bitter truth
Nannaa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
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 :w00t:
Just wanted to share my reaction :typerhappy:

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!
wannasleep Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
her face looks pretty healthy for someone who has got anorexia.....
PatrickHickey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Emma-Havok Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
love it
ses-1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
oooo I've seen the picture you did this from. so hauntingly skeletal. I wish your brother the best with recovery. beautiful rendition
CaptainChibi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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SeekTheWorld Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Beautiful. So sad </3
mist-and-stone Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
you'll find this pic here: [link]
lovely work btw. love the shading and choice of paper and pastels :D
MariaLauerGraphicArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Wow!! This is truly amazing! I actually found that same girl, but in a different pose and I made a graphic with it. You have talent!
anaplangedupatine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
drefeyja Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
You're very very good. Keep up the excellent work :)
PurpleElement Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
She has the same look as him.
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