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Slidering Void by Ray-of-Afterlife Slidering Void by Ray-of-Afterlife
The illness that lingers in all of us, suppressed and buried by happiness but, it doesn't matter. It will lurk in the darkest corners of our hearts and when it hits, it will hit us hard. Depression might never have a cure, it has attached itself to the very soul of many unfortunate people in this world. Ether we learn how to deal with it or get swallowed in its darkness and forever parish. The souls of those who have perished from this are forever trapped in every shadow that exist in this world. Eternally caged and forsaken from any light. Forced to cower in the very shade that swallowed them. Through its despair, their souls die and reshaped as a newborn entity of pity and hatred towards an unfair world. A void slider. 

Void Sliders have a slim humanoid appearance, it's legs are replaced with a serpent-like tale. This entity's seems to swim in every shadow that exist in the world, yet they cannot survive if their entire body leaves a shadow or they will expirience immense agony and reincarnate as a weaker form of slider, repeating its suffering yet again. This symbolize how their depression shrouded their lives before death and how depression would come back no matter what.

It's elongated arms are adorned by its scythe like appendages that sliders use to attack they're victims as well as drag them into their own shadows and devour their souls in the process. This represents the sadness that drowned them emotionally throughout their lives. 

A Slider's face consist of what appears to be a beak with a humanoid jaw. And some sliders have skeletal wings instead of their common scythe-like limb blades. hence the metaphor of a bird forever trapped in a shrouded cage of melancholy and despair.
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TheR-5 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
<sigh> :33 its awesome
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol thanks :)
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KuroFain Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is Crazy in a awesome way. 8D
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha thanks man :D glad you like it, I made sure this entity would represent true depression :D even if the description might not be enough for that, but the void sliders could represent so many things involving melancholy trough it's action and how people might interpret the creature's symbolism more deeply :D
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KuroFain Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes the Symbolism for this creature works perfectly.
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
glad you think so :)
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like, crazy stuff!!!!!
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol thanks so much!! glad you like it Marc :D I tried my best to make this entity to truly represent depression, I'm also thinking of mainly refer to them as entity's rather than void fractures, I think it makes it a bit more creepier and mysterious, plus people might refer this things as entity's because they have no explanation as to what this things are. Implying the fear of the unknown. Don't you agree Marc?
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you're on to something.
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol yea :D
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