This Illustration is very important to me as its regarding my mental health problems. As an artist, I'm not the type of person to talk about my personal issues through my work. I've always drawn from whatever my imagination shows me. My depression has eaten away at me for years and I always felt like I was the only one, sitting in my room, feeling like doing nothing anymore. I'm not the only on who is struggling with Depression/Anxiety. I've recently been attending counselling session to overcome my issues, I know that by taking this first step is a road to recovery.
Regarding this Illustration, I wanted to combine my imagination with my real life problems and was not sure how to go about it. I remember finishing this design thinking the image and text are unrelated but now looking at it I think it coincidentally fits perfectly. The character shows a vacant face with so much going around him, yet he does not notice the world moving past. The on and off button suggests how people assume Depression is an emotion that can be switched on and off, failing to understand the cause.