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Artist Fights Depression With These Beautiful Illustrations

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Artist Fights Depression With These Beautiful Illustrations

Everyone has demons. Everyone has a dark side that needs to be worked through. Some opt for therapy while other make art, poetry, or music to work it out.

We love this illustration series by South Korea-based fashion designer Haenuli. This is a conversation with herself, with her depression. This is how Haenuli has been using art to heal and overcome her depressive side.

The illustrations come together as a sweet love story. A girl meets death and they begin to become closer and closer. These two become friends and eventually something more, seemingly falling in love. The illustrations are heartbreakingly beautiful.

I started to draw, to learn to accept myself through silly doodles.


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


“I thought about my lost friends, broken hearts and hard times that I’d been through…recently, I was diagnosed with a physical illness and suffered for half a year,” Haenuli explained to Design Taxi.

“I lost friends and had money scammed from my business. I know there must be other people who’re having a much harsher time, but these experiences were so unpleasant for me. It made my depression worse. Praying, therapy, exercise and writing never helped me.”

“I started to draw, to learn to accept myself through silly doodles…something with humor that could comfort me…I’m surprised by the positive response to my drawings, especially the ‘skeleton and maiden’ piece. Perhaps it’s because people can relate to it.”

Find more of Haenuli's delicately beautiful illustration work here. And find her fashion designs here.

A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


A photo posted by Haenuli/Nunu (@haenulishop) on


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