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Pencil Drawing - The Addiction

Updated on March 27, 2013

Pencil drawing of a simple glass with wine? Or is more than that? I can prove to you that is more than just a simple glass of wine illustrated in this drawing. It's about a life, a problem, love and addiction. Yes! I must say. I got more freedom since i did this pencil drawing. This drawing is all about a time in my life i had and the problems, the despair and addiction of a young man... Me!

Size: A3 landscape
Size: A3 landscape

The Meaning Behind...

In a fast way, what's behind this pencil drawing is simple. The glass of wine represents the addiction i've been talking about, the alcohol addiction. The broken glass represents the waste of time, love and life, that this addiction was to me and to my family and the spilled wine represents the problems inherent to alcohol addiction. See? It's quite simple to figure it out, isn't? But what really relies behond this drawing? A True Life!

A Drawing, A Story...

I was 25 years old and my wife was pregnant. Our first child! But i wasn't happy at all... not for the kid, course, but due to my fulltime job. I was and still am, a designer of light signs and it was a lot of stress, all days, since morning until the end of the day. And i was going down inside. I wasn't capable to deal with that kind of work stress, all days, for about 5 years, and i started to drink. So i drank to forget.

And suddenly the snowball effect starts and i wasn't seeing any chance in going back. I started to miss at job, leaving it sooner, arriving late and my boss fired me. He got reasons for that, i understood. It was really hard times for me and my family. I'm glad i have my parents, which my mother in that time, phoned me to talk about my alcohol issue. And i remember she being very persuasive and tender and asking me: "Wouldn't you wish to get up and get treatment in a proper clinic?" I was astonished, but my heart spoke louder and i said YES, i wanted to get better and clean. Well, my father went right away to his doctor, so he could recommend a treatment clinic suitable for my problem.

Some days later, there i was in a place far from everyone i know. It was kind of a mansion, which we had to take care and folow straight internal rules. Those rules were for us, to get us to know each other. Me and others with same addiction. We were like a family, but a month in there would be taking ages to pass. The treatment was 1 month only, a mix of pills (medicine) and rules (selfcare). I cried a lot, missing my wife Elsa and my yet child to born Levi. When i was about to get free from the house and above all from my alcohol addiciton, Elsa starts to give birth at the Hospital. The doctors of my clinic let me go to her, to watch our child borning. It was really our moment. Our baby was beatiful. All problems seemed to be gone. Sure was a nice gift for my effort, Our effort as a couple to pass through life problems.

My wife has been for me all the time, suppoorting me, as he supports me now for sharing my hubs with the world. Hope you guyz understand what i've been through, but it made me stronger, now we are a happy couple with our second child to born!!! It's a princess. We haven't give her a name yet, cause she's ment to be born only next April 2012. Our first son is now almost 7 years old. Time does pass!

Cya all in other hub, other story... Cheers

_David C.

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      Shaikh 5 years ago

      Wonderful dear

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      melafx 5 years ago from Portugal

      Shaikh, thanks again for taking a good look in my works. Cheers

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      Vladi Dorfman 5 years ago

      For me pencil drawing IS the addiction ;)

      Very lovely post (oh the hardships of life!) and extremely enjoyable drawing. One thing made me think though - liquid in the glass is dark, however the liquid coming out is translucent. I thought perhaps the amount of water in the glass compared to what's escaping through the opening considerably hinders the passage of light. Not sure though - any other meaning behind this?

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      melafx 5 years ago from Portugal

      Thanks a lot, Vladi, your comment it's really from a pencil artist asweel. I didn't mention that on the hub, indeed i didn't thought someone (you), would see that. Of course when the wine is dropped, it turns more clear, but i wanted to give more light, like if it was vanishing, meaning that that phase of my life was passing by, and i wanted to forget it.

      Once again i loved your comment! Kind regards!

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      Artsygal 5 years ago from United States, Virginia

      This was indeed a very beautiful story to read. I know many who have dealt with such addictions and to hear of a triumph like this is always and inspiration!

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      melafx 5 years ago from Portugal

      The story has many details i didn't mention. Nowadays, my wife is still afraid when i go to a bar or something, with my friends. We had our relationship almost ruined due to me, so yes, it's an inspiration.

      Thanks for stopping by Artsygal!

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      princesswithapen 5 years ago

      David

      The story was heart warming and the fact that you've come out a stronger person is good to know. This piece is amazing. And you're right, it is much more than a drawing. Both the drawing and the hub were very touching. Beautiful! I'm sharing this with friends and followers here at hubpages and elsewhere.

      Princesswithapen

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      melafx 5 years ago from Portugal

      Hello PrincessWithaPen, i'm glad you liked it, i found hubpages a good way to explain what it takes to give life to a drawing or painting, it's like it has to be lived! Thanks for you words or sharing!

      Kind Regards

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      VengefulArt 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      This is great!It takes a lot of courage to admit to having a problem then dealing with it. Sometimes, as an artist, the only support you have is a paper and pencil. You're very lucky to have a supportive wife and son! All the best!

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      melafx 5 years ago from Portugal

      Thanks VengefulArt, i guess it's true, i'm a lucky person, surrounded by our best friends, wife and child.

      Thanks again for stopping by and read this...

      Cheers

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      evelyndip 5 years ago

      Good Job!!!

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      melafx 5 years ago from Portugal

      Nice you came visit my hub, Evelyndip.

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      Manna in the wild 5 years ago from Australia

      The drawing is great. It's technically skilled, and the story behind it is brave and inspirational. Hat's off to a fellow pencil nut. :-)

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      melafx 5 years ago from Portugal

      once again thanks for your comment Manna!

      means a lot to me

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      pencilandme 4 years ago

      nice you have great skill in drawing water spilling... all the best. I tried one such scene of pouring water into glass, http://pencilandme.blogspot.in/2010/05/pour-water-... please give your comments to improve I love pencil drawings and started practicing 5yrs back, we can share our knowledge, so I improve myself :) visit me @ http://pencilandme.blogspot.com

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      melafx 3 years ago from Portugal

      Thanks for stoping by Pencilandme :) CHeers

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