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Sheldon: Quiet Sunset Thoughts by GenreChowderStudios Sheldon: Quiet Sunset Thoughts by GenreChowderStudios
With this pic, I firmly make my debut as a strong advocate for mental illness awareness and research. All of them in general, but especially schizophrenia. Why does this matter in relation to the picture, you ask? Sheldon, the guy shown, has undifferentiated schizophrenia. In fact, I'll give you a summary of what I know about schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a serious psychosis (a mental illness that affects one's perception of reality). The symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, various thought disorders, and cognitive and emotional impairments. Even with all these things, the hallucination of hearing voices is the hallmark. There are several categories.

One with paranoid schizophrenia may always feel persecuted and have hallucinations and delusions that support the paranoia.

In disorganized schizophrenia, or hebephrenia, grossly (very) disorganized behavior is present. The patient may not communicate clear thoughts, may act immaturely, and/or have hallucinations and/or delusions that seem bizarre.

There's simple schizophrenia, but I don't know much about this one, so I won't describe lest I mess up.

In catatonic schizophrenia, the symptoms include wild yet meaningless motions (flailing, I believe), pointless mimicry, and stupors as they're called, in which the patient remains motionless, either resisting repositioning or holding the reposition.

Undifferentiated schizophrenia is diagnosed when the patient presents symptoms from more than one type of this psychosis but don't fit in particular category. Like I said before, Sheldon has this one.

Residual schizophrenia is schizophrenia that fades off but leaves some symptoms behind. Like hallucinations and lack of hygiene.

And people, let's try to stop saying "crazy" people are violent. It's rude, insulting, and they aren't for the most part. Very few mentally ill persons are violent, and fewer kill. Substance abuse makes a huge difference and can boost this up to almost a third, but seriously. Most of the population with schizophrenia prefer to be left alone. And if they become violent, it's most likely going to be out of fear of prosecution, and it'll probably be within the family.

And it's not funny either. Laughing at people's problems is just messed up and wrong. If someone we cared about had schizophrenia, it wouldn't be nearly as funny. And just 'cause it ISN'T our family, therefore, NOT our problem, does that mean we should laugh 'cause it's someone else's? Think about it.
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Happy-every-day Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked your text! xD (all that I could understand about it, in fact... xDxD!) Schizophrenia is the disease that makes the person fell... well... as she has two personalities? I think so...

But it is ok, yes, this people not have to be exactly crazy or murders... most of them could be cured with some help... But not all, of course

So, the draw, the draw xD Interesting background, the grass is cool, and the sky too :D

I liked it! :D
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =D But no. Schizophrenia is not multiple personality disorder. Sheldon has one personality. Which is interesting because schizophrenia means "split mind" or something to that effect, so it's like the guy who named it was trying to mislead us or something. :ohnoes:

Actually, the person in the picture... is a dude. =D But yes, he looks like a dudette. Poor bloke. :ohnoes:
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Happy-every-day Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jajajaja ok, I'm a bit confuse with your description, but yes, I think that I quite understand you jeje!
The guy is confusing us because his disease, isn't it? :D he has the disease but... in a lower level, more... or... less (I can't explain myself jajajaja!)

But... what is exactly the meaning of "dudette"? doubt? I'm intrigued :laughing:

(I hope that I could get an A in English thanks to this conversations!! ajjajaajajja!)
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
He's got schizophrenia pretty bad actually. Sorry if the description was confusing. =)

Oh, sorry! "Dudette" is an informal term for a girl; it's like "dude" is an informal term for a boy. =D The suffix "-ette" is often applied to words that apply to males to make it female so to speak.
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Happy-every-day Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, all the days we learn something new! xD
I don't know the word "dude" too, but you explain it well! xD and the suffix -ette... I also never listen it jajaja!

Thank you for your answer! :D
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! Always glad to help. =D
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I-am-ato Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Im not going to lie, the picture could use some work, I love thestyle your drawing it in, but I think it could be polished up a bit, that said I absolutely love this idea, I'm thankful your undertaking such a loving ad compassionate project
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOL! You're right; it probably could use some work. :laughing: I'm glad you like my style. Thank ya.

Exactly what do you think I could do in the future? =)
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I-am-ato Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
take a lot more time on the line art, once you think you satisfied with it, flop it around and make sure it looks good backwards (does wonders for anatomy) and keep yout lineart cleaner
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I thought so. I've been inking for a while, but I'm still not the best. Plus, his elbow looks weird. :confused: Thanks for the criticism. I don't get it often, so it helps. :nod:
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I-am-ato Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
XD yeah so many artists are afraid to give criticism here
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
I give it out more nowadays; before, I didn't want to offend anyone, so I avoided it.

The strange thing is recently I realized that if Sheldon were to lift his bangs, he would have an ENORMOUS forehead. Hmm... But my latest works are far cleaner than this.
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I-am-ato Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
yeah I saw that too, but things like that I never comment on, that's something stylistic you need to improve on your own, if I give advice I try for it to be the kind of advice you can implement in your art as opposed to putting into your art
(If that makes any sense whatsoever)

XD yea wish more artist where gave constructive critiscism, as opposed to "oh wow, I love this +fav fav +fav *broot*"
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yar. :nod:
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That's great for you to supply others with information with your work!

This is a great way to get your message across.
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, it is! :nod: Thank you. =)
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Rhondesaur Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!! I learned a lot, thanks!
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :nod:
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Rhondesaur Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever heard of Aspergers Syndrome?
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've heard about it, but I'm not too familiar with it. I knew someone on a writing site who had it. What is it? :?
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Rhondesaur Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a degree of autism. There's a scale they use:
(in order from "best" to "worst")

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder)
High-functioning Asperger's (<--This is what I have)
Asperger's Syndrome
High-functioning Autism
Autism
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Interesting. I didn't know they had scales like this. I think I'm at ADHD, but I can't tell.
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Rhondesaur Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Many people have some degree of ADD or ADHD. However, my classmates ofter claim to have ADD when they are really suffering from a condition known as Immature Attention Span. =)
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ahh, I see. :nod:
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BlackTinna Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
*O*
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
=D
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Wonderful description. :)
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it. :nod: Thank you!
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student General Artist
:) You're welcome!
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lilnativegrl09 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Very RAD,and he looks really strong in this one,and kinda lonely,sittin on a hill alone,but nether the less,AWESOME!
5/5stars
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :la:
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lilnativegrl09 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Your Welcome
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infinitesouls Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very awesome I love the grass and the background rocks. He looks upset awesome posing. And you go girl Mental illness sucks and it sucks when people laugh and fun of it get it onward. ^^
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very muchly! =D

I'm glad you like the posing; it took me forever to get it right, and the hand hanging in front was a murder to deal with. :x

Yeah, it does. I wonder what happened to respect, restraint, and values.
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infinitesouls Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed and the stereo types are so bad my dad when he was little went on like a tour of a mental ward and it was horrible how they treated them in the 60's and 70's Mom used to say they were people you didn't talk about or never saw in public
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah. I've seen videos and pictures of things like this. There was one where it looked like they were HANGING someone!

And the sad thing is, Nickelodeon indirectly supports this 'cause they have "funny" "crazy" characters; the next generation will be programmed to think mental illness-bashing is okay and even good. I actually wrote them a very rude letter, but I haven't sent it. I still have to edit a lot of things out. ;)
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infinitesouls Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's cool your so gung ho. That you wrote a letter and stand up ^^
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
:iconimhappyplz: Thankses.
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phoenixflames42 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
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and a lovely picture. :)
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. And cool plz account emoticon! =D
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phoenixflames42 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I've been waiting for a chance to use it XD
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GenreChowderStudios Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
LOL :iconimhappyplz:
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