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Self Esteem by Meli-Lusion Self Esteem by Meli-Lusion
Edit: many... MANY people on DA and tumblr asked me to put that strip on my main gallery so yeah, i did it finaly... 3 weeks later lol
I'll paste the description i wrote on Tumblr:


I don’t really mind about the accuracy of that shit. I know that self esteem isn’t a bad thing and stuff… It’s just the way i feel. I first made it for myself and feel better now : )
Sorry for my bad English by the way.

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I read all the comments! Sorry if i don't reply...I don't have the time to reply all of you even if i want to ;-;
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omarmajeed Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw this on 9gag. HAD to find the source. Great depiction of Anxiety. Good work.
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Linneacs Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hello! Sorry to bother, but someone posted this comic on tumblr. 
awake-society.tumblr.com/post/…
They said "artist unknown" but I'm not sure how that happens when your watermark is pretty obviously there. Have a nice day!
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DCFDTLdude Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
woah.
very relatalbe
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FluffyCream Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY IS THIS COMIC SOO TEAR JERKING?! MY TEARS WONT STOP! THIS IS LIKE MY OWN LIFE IN A SINGLE COMIC! 
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cloudedmiinds Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, this is the most accurate thing. So sorry you have to go through this too. We'll all struggle together, I suppose.
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FrancisJeremyXavyer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Student Writer
Damn, this is so true it hurts.
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:iconskelerexinator:
Hello... I'm french and I love the story of your comics and... I want to made a little "film" adapted from your comics. (or "really" inspired) ... Did you accept that I post it on Youtube, if I put the link on the comics on the description and precise that story is not mine? I would really like to pay tribute to this little comic that I love and see what would happen in short film... :/

The story will be very similar, but in fact, I had a similar idea a little before and when I discovered the comics, I wanted to change my script to honor him... (My original story was a man who was injured by an other man, and finally we discovered that this "other" man was a metaphor of the depression)

I don't want to post this short movie if you don't want that... so... I let you decide. Thanks.

(Sorry if there are mistakes, my english is rather poor) :)
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PurpleMonsterEyJ Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist
I feel the same.
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Codepuppy Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2015
So many of my friends are like this (and I am too, off and on) and I just wish I could hug them all and be there constantly even in beds so they could borrow my superhuge esteem of them if theirs isn't nice to them, even when they're going to sleep.

(and you too but it sounded creepy in 2nd person ;w; )
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Zelda85044 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's so true, and so beautiful in its painful personification of how the internal can be just as excruciating as the external. 10/10.
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Xion5 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
This is painfully accurate. Very well done.
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Iname4597 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Somedays I am like her, it is so sad. And like a great person once said day by dya I try to fight and be the best person that I can be :)
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angelabsol Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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Geeky-Bunny Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...I just related to that in an instant...
Before I saw this I drew something similar

I was talking to my darkness, my negativity and my hate persona...or something
Yeah, she was going to try to get rid of me because I tried to get rid of her

We are both fighting with each other still to this day.
Sometimes, when I look inside a mirror I wanna bring my fist to it..

ALL WELL SILLY ME, I VENT AND RANT TOO MUCH FOR LIFE HEHE

WELL DONE WITH THIS BY THE WAY
YOU HIT ME DEEP
THIS IS AWESOME.
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LocketLockProdutions Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
.......................... I can relate to this :(
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nekomell Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2015  Student
I know it may be hard to believe
But people who love you (they really do!)
They get really hurt by knowing you think they treat you that well because of feelling sorry for you or smth
It kinda sucks when your beloved says "No one loves me", and you're just freacking standindg RIGHT THERE, IF FRONT OF THEM

So don't you dare saying to them "I'm not" when they compliment you
Better think why they think of you so, instead of drowning yourself and helping that creature break you
I know, it's hard to increase your self-esteem, but
Just try to put on their shoes
Those people who love you
And who you believe less than that beast
And in any dark day of your life, remember all those compliments they said, and the fact they said it 'cause you earned it
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Sakura-4000 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Just... Wow... This perfectly captures the internal struggles of many people including myself and... Wow... Thank you very much for this. (By the way, this does sound like Arthur. I like how you put him in the tags!)
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rem-agitasse Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. The concept is too real to even comprehend. I give your work a thumbs up, dear--no. Make it a million thumbs up.
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GamerSelkie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have lived with that kind of creature over five years. I hated it and it drained so much of my life force. She has stoped visiting me but now those thoughts are just facts for me. I want to feel special, beautiful and confident but I don't know how. I want to belive in myself but I don't. I know nobody is perfect but I still demand it from myself. I have noticed that how am I supposed to survive in this life if I keep thinking that way? I want to know what to do but all I hear is just teasing clues. Never helping hand who would show me the way. I shout to myself about every mistake I make, shame every clumsy move I do. First thing I think when someone won't like me is what I do wrong. I know this has to stop but doing this almost ten years... it is part of me. Maybe she is not gone after all. Maybe it's me now.
Thank you for this comic. It is comforting to see that I am not only one here with these thoughts. 😊
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Try meditation or self-hypnosis. There are plenty of assistance videos on YT. Look for one you like. 

youtu.be/FiPDV9L5qpQ
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GamerSelkie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey me again. Checked out that video and it was great. My first try something like that and was really cool and feeling after was really good. So thank you so much again ^_^.
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GamerSelkie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks so much for reply. And your tips. Makes me feel important already ^_^
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AbiThePerson Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup.. Sounds about right. :\
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Huslar Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
One of the worst thing is that such "poisonus" thoughts can cause real physical pain. When your heart will start to work slower and your mind become heavier but still quick - you may feel this pain.
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togepi1234 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Everione in the world
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xX1DACCXx Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The story of my life
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D,:
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yurichan99 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student General Artist
this is me, every single day of my life. especially now with senior fucking finals and graduation just around the corner
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pixal-squid Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
I feel like I'm gonna cry..
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JM40000 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Wow OwO
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Arsevere Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah. That was, well...that was nothing short of incredible. First of all, the art, colors, and style are adorable and beautifully drawn, and the progression of the panels is simple but effective. And then the short story and the battle between this girl (you?) and her "demon" of self-esteem is amazingly portrayed. The ending too, just grabs your attention and makes an important statement.

Wonderful piece of art here! I am completely in awe! c: :hug:
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louis200 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Who is the director of this piece of fine art?
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Meli-Lusion Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
I'ts me i guess
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MerlineisMerlin Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
I wish everyone could just give each other one big hug. The scene with the advice over computer is my life. Thank you for this.
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Ninuden Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
I can relate. *hug*

At one point, tho, I realized that my internal self-hate voice sounded a lot like Wormtongue from LOTR.

Telling that internal voice "Be silent! And keep your forked tongue behind your teeth." is damn satisfying, and usually gets it to shut up for a bit. Because I just can't imagine someone continuing to mouth off when told to shut it in the words of Gandalf. :)
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savethemgirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Artist
T-this I so relatable.
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Neuron-Tesla Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's kind of scary about the truth in this script but...
I feel it's comforting to know that there are other people who feel the same way, and everyone lives with this.

Thank you Meli for putting this up!
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ilovekisaitashipFTW Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
this is so accurate its scary 
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GinaKyona Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So.....true...
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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oh god I feel the same......im so glad you made this now we can all be Forever alone together! :XD: no seriously this comic displays exactly what a lot of us feel, and what we all have to do is drop the stupid little things we think are wrong with ourselves because most of the time there isn't anything wrong, we are all just to critical of ourselves........I think. 
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SyedSultana Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is really good , I can relate Tight Hug 
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JDangel Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
I hate hearing that little voice
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Comicash Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is painfully true
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silvermizuki Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh*
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InesBarbosa Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I relate with this so much.

Just going outside showing my arms makes me feel horrible...
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OrangeDream1262 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
some times i feel like that too
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BlouBell Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha bienvenue au club.
J'ai ce même problème, c'est incroyable à quel point cette BD résume ma vie, mais bon, si ça peut te réconforter, tu gères du tonnerre de Dieu pour le dessin. J'vais pas te dire que ce genre de chose s'arrangera parce que moi j'en suis au même stade, mais éventuellement, cette petite voix malsaine qui nous rabaisse, nous démoralise, elle cessera. En tout cas, chapeau, oh et j'ai jeté un œil sur ta galerie, je suis sur les fesses, c'est juste magnifique. Bref, t'es un génie. (si si accepte ce compliment très chère)
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:iconendfyre:
Endfyre Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Same...literally...ugh I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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Ulalah Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is EXACTLY how I'm been living for the past few months....:(
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ALARIS-HYN Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
With time, guidance and patience one can find balance.... but it's so hard and painful.. but worth it. 
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