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-The Invisible Boy- by HennaLucas -The Invisible Boy- by HennaLucas
He got to his feet and walked to his cot, where he picked up a few pieces of charcoal, a pencil and his scruffy sketchbook. Its spine was brittle and well-worn and about half of the paper had been filled up on both sides. Slender stretches of graphite curled round the yellowed paper, turning and coiling in various animals, plants and other things: each shadow and square of light was intricately stencilled and crosshatched with such care that it could only be described as brilliant.
“I know it’s a bit damaged,” he mumbled. “Damaged and ugly—but it’s all I’ve got.”
“Well, I think it’s lovely.” At his expression of doubt, I smiled. “There’s a certain degree of beauty in damaged things. They’ve got character, you know?”
“But who wants something that’s broken?” he asked me. “If it can’t be fixed, it’s just trash. Nobody wants trash. There might be something romantic in destruction, but not decay. Because decay’s slow—it happens inside first, and by the time you see it, it’s too late.”
“We’re not talking about your sketchbook anymore, are we?” I asked him quietly, and he only shrugged.



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I spent the whole day drawing, and this was the only salvageable fruit of my hard work, which isn't saying a lot. Sorry for bad quality

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art, writing, character (c) me
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flyfallfade Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
your talent cant be described with words
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Cordilia61 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel so lucky that I stumbled upon your work! I've been looking through your gallery and may I just say..you are brilliant! <3 not only your artwork but your writing too! I simply fell in love with it. I'll definitely be looking forward to more of your work!! Great job! Hug 
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
No day of work, no matter how horrid, is wasted. I think this is lovely. Well done.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks!
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BinturongBoat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, as always :) I can't get over your style! ;A;
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Writer
aw, thanks!
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LoverOfTheArts14 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That paragraph is really nice! I love the rough looking drawing too it has character :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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LoverOfTheArts14 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So welcome! :D
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I want to hug him.
And hold him.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Writer
aw
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heycatni-p Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
idem
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xXnerd101Xx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hush now, everything you do is at least partially brilliant. Your mood for your picture matches that of your writing's, quite funny actually.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Writer
aw, thanks!
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Eziotehwomanizer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:( quality, really, you do work. But dang did it make me sad
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Writer
Aw :ohnoes:
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RoselynJade Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your story was amazing.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Addicted-Squared Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry about it! Most artists experience this :) I love his expression
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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ENDDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This Is Really Quite Lovely!, I Think It Says Plenty. It's A Wonderful Drawing, Take Pride In It!
Or Don't, I'm A Comment Not A Cop.
Looking Forward To More Of Your Art!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you :)
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ENDDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No Problem.
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MzyLeRouge Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Writer
Don't be so hard on yourself. The same exact thing happened to me today!
This style looks a lot different than anything you've done, and I think it's because you didn't blur the lineart. I like it a lot! <33
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks :)
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