Japanese Girl’s Suicide Drawing
The story is this, in Japan shortly before a teenage girl committed suicide,she drew this picture, scanned it and posted it online. In Korea this story broke out and it spread like wildfire. There are various posts around in Korean forums that say that the viewer gets drawn to the girls blue eyes,they say they can detect a hint of wrath and sadness within the eyes. Maybe the girl had died with so much sadness and anger that her spirit haunts the image, or maybe the image provokes sadness, similar to the song ‘Gloomy Sunday’.
The freaky bit is this, they say it is hard for a person to stare into the girls eyes for longer than 5 minutes, there are reports that some people have taken their own lives after doing so. People say the picture changes,as you view it there is a hint of a growing taunting smirk appearing on the girls lips or a dark ring grows around the girl or her eyes.
From : Urban Legends Online
Oh, god, I love debunking urban legends!
First of all, this is clearly a digital painting and not a scanned drawing. Also, it’s by artist Robert Chang who, you might be able to tell, is not a teenage girl. He also lives in the US, not in Korea nor Japan.
This painting was uploaded to deviantART originally in June 13, 2008 and, as you can probably guess by now, the suicide bit is also bogus, as this alternate version of the painting, posted January 3, 2009, may help you notice that.
“Oh”, you say, “but 2009 is still too long ago”.
Then, I answer, you can check this journal posted by the artist not more than a month ago.
Are we clear?