Tag Archives: art

This Disney Princess Illustration Series Advocates For Service Dogs

We’ve seen our share of Disney Princess reimaginings in our time — you know, what if Princesses were in your favorite video games? What if they were on The Simpsons? What if they lived in modern times? What if they were processed meat products? — but Arien Smith’s Disney Princess series is a little different. […]

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This Illustrator is Creating an Alphabet of Mental Health Issues

Illustrator Sonaksha Iyengar is taking part in the 36 Days of Type project on Instagram this month, joining thousands of artists each bringing their own perspectives and styles to the letters of the alphabet. Iyengar has set herself an even greater challenge in the process: to communicate the struggle of coping with mental health issues. […]

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This Creepy Illustration Series Is Starting Mental Health Conversations

For many artists, this month was Inktober, a time step away from graphic tablets and software and develop a daily habit of literally putting pen to page. Artist Shawn Coss, whose background work can be seen on the Cyanide and Happiness Show, has spent the month illustrating mental health issues in his signature dark style. […]

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NOT/BUT Comics Offer a Change in Perspective On Artistic Struggles

Neil Gaiman has it right – when things are tough, one of the best things you can do is make good art. If you can get yourself into the head space to create, you’re on your way to enjoying art’s many benefits. On the other hand, when things are tough, it may be particularly difficult […]

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Exploring the Crossroads of Depression, Medication and Art

Creative people dealing with mental health issues face a double-edged sword: those issues may make it difficult or impossible to channel our creativity in any useful way, but we’re constantly exposed to the idea that treating them will take away our talents. We look at Vincent Van Gogh, Sylvia Plath or Kurt Cobain and wonder […]

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