This is a drawing that I did last year called “The Devil’s Hands”. It has been shared and saved all over the internet, mostly Pinterest, with over 6000 saves this past year.
It is good to know that so many people can relate to the emotions that I tried to express in this sketch. But at the same time, it really haunts me that so many out there relate to this.
This is one of those drawings that I talked about on my Artwork page, that I sat down overwhelmed and I had to somehow release those emotions. I saw this image in my head… and my hands couldn’t draw fast enough. I think if I remember right this only took me about 15-20 minutes from start to finish.
The Devil’s Hands: (from left to right) 1. Verbal Abuse– Some may not see this abuse as “bad” as others, but the effects of this abuse can last a lifetime. 2.Sexual Abuse– all I can say here is it is the biggest, scariest hand for a reason. 3. Physical Abuse– it instills fear….no one should ever be hurt by another. especially children. 4. Emotional Abuse– it is there. not always visible to others. It may be the abuse that is the most easily ignored… but so very damaging nonetheless.
As far as the girl.. I almost cry sometimes when I look at her. I feel her fear, her sadness. I want to wrap my arms around her and tell her everything is going to be ok. I want to pick her up and carry her away. I want to protect her. I know her pain, I want her to believe me when I tell her, she is not bad. Most of all I want her to feel safe and loved.