Remnants by Eskiworks

Remnants

Eskiworks

26 May 2016 at 09:09:08 MDT

I couldn't help but paint more Winter Soldier art, so here's this! This one was tough because it isn't a direct study like the previous two, so getting Sebastian Stan's likeness was pretty difficult. I wanted to play off the idea of Hydra having invaded Bucky's mind, and how difficult it is to rip those poisonous tendrils away once they are there. He may feel like he'll never be himself again after what happened to him, but the real him IS there. It's a feeling shared by many real folks who suffer from PTSD, who have to fight this daily.

PTSD can come from many sources, and most people living with it are essentially living with an "invisible illness". Which means it's not immediately obvious to people without it that they may be struggling, which unfortunately leads to many not getting the help they need. I spoke with several acquaintances and friends who live with it themselves, and a friend who's job it is to work with folks out of the military with PTSD before uploading this piece. I wanted to gather some useful resources, and use this piece as a way of gaining some helpful awareness. The following are some of the resources provided to me by those wonderful people!

http://www.psycharmor.org - provides free training on veteran's issues including mental health.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/ - a place to learn more about PTSD
http://healmyptsd.com/10-tips - tips to understanding people with PTSD
https://sometimesmagical.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/supporting-a-loved-one-through-ptsd-or-panic-attacks/ - supporting a loved one through a panic attack
http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/treatinganxiety/2010/09/top-21-anxiety-grounding-techniques/ - anxiety grounding techniques
http://www.adolescentselfinjuryfoundation.com/page11 - alternatives to self harm
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support - immediate support for people with PTSD

If you or someone you love have PTSD and wish to share some helpful resources, please list them in the comments! Cheers to all of you battling this demon, you're going to be ok.

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    This is such beautiful artwork, I love seeing you draw humans - you're so good at them! I really appreciate the description, too; it's so important to learn about these things. Understanding PTSD (and any mental illness, really!) is an important step towards helping people who have to deal with it every day of their lives. Thank you for the links to all these resources!

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      :D Thank you so much! I really wish I could draw humans more often, it's so fun and satisfying. Not a skill I get to stretch often. I hope the resources can be of help to someone out there!

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    Nailed it

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    Fanflippintastic, truly.

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    You never fail to amaze me! The picture absolutely captures what you intended to transport - I more or less knew what you wrote about it in the description just by looking at it.

    I too think it is important to be aware of the problems one can get with him- or herself.
    To that I got one resource I can share: www.7cups.com
    This site is for people who just need to talk to someone about things that they can't talk to anyone in their surroundings.
    It is important to consider that the people you can talk to there are NOT professionals. They are volunteers who get some basic training but they are not there to give advice or replace a real psychological therapy.

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      Thank you for leaving this link here on Weasyl as well, it's a super useful site!

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        no problem - i just hope it helps someone.

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    such a sexy beast.

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    Oh my god yes, this is glorious and beautiful rendered.

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    I love this.

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    Powerful OwO