"Incalescent: growing hotter or more ardent. Miasma: a heavy, vaporous, emanation or atmosphere."
e3e wat new upload page I don't even- how do I work this thing asdfgh-
TvT Uhm....so yeah. Finally finished with this after 150 layers and about 40 hours total. OTL Sorry I didn't do the last bit on Livestream. I was planning to, but I ended up working on it all really late at night. /slapped QwQ But thanks soooo much to everyone who was with me as I was drawing this on Livestream! xD Omg, you guys are so amazing and so much fun!! <333
OH YES, BEFORE I SAY ANYTHING ELSE: COUCH. Its canon.
;v; Anyways....so I recently got a tablet and because I'm strange, whenever I get my hands on something new, I want to do something stupidly complex with it right off the bat. TvT I like to dive straight into things an hold nothing back!....xD Well, in art things anyways... TvT So yeah. This was le result.
My OC, IbbI. ;w; I need to draw her more often~ A-anyways, she is sort of like the "main" character in my little story, so I wanted to draw something special just for her. ;w; Uhm...this is the type of environment IbbI lives (lived) in. xD YES SHE RIDES A VESPA. -shot- TvT She's a very urban type, surrounded by countless skyscrapers where traffic never stops. ;3; Its hard to explain, but hopefully you can understand more about her and the scene by the symbolism of the stop sign in relation to the last sentence. xD I know a few people have pointed out that I draw traffic signs a lot and yes, they relate a lot to IbbI if I didn't mention that before! xD
//VENTRANTBLAH ;n; Uhm...I don't know what else to say.... ;_; I have a lot of feels at the moment, so I can't articulate even more so than usual. OTL I wanted to say so much more, but lately I feel kind of bad for talking about myself or my trials as an artist. Deep down, the only reason I draw is because its the only thing in life i've ever found that I can do without becoming bored. I hate that all my life I've had the feeling of having no cares or passion for anything, and that regardless of how amazing the things are around me they are never good enough to satisfy. Of course, art is so meaningful to me on so many levels, but at the end of the day I can't get it out of my head that the main reason I do it and why I push myself to improve and try new things in art is because i'm deathly afraid of the feeling of boredom. I cling to art out of fear, and I feel terrible for it. There are so many people out there who love art with all their hearts and do it because of true passion, but never reach the level they desire. My skills come from fear and selfishness, and knowing that makes me feel like I don't deserve them.
;____; I'm sorry if I have been acting weird or if I will in the future. I just...my feels are exploding.
------------------------- IbbI belongs to me and is part of my personal story, "Sleight" Media: FireAlpaca + Photoshop Time taken: About 40 hours Date: January 23rd, 2013 Character, art, concepts, etc belong to me, *BlueRoseArkelle and you do not have permission to use, alter, repost or reproduce in any way without my permission. (eve fanart is always welcome however)
but, in clinging to it like you do, vecause of your fear of boredom, isn't that passion? that eting desire to not ever be bored of something drives you to art. Arkelle, you do deserve your talent and ability. You deserve every bit of it =]
HixateezFeatured By OwnerJan 24, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I already tried cheering you up so I'm just gonna focus on this picture now^o^
First out of all, this picture's colors are TOO AMAZING I loooove them! And the composition is really strong! And I think this looks absolutely stunning from a distance! Don't get me wrong, I love looking at the fullview, too, but it doesn't fit in the screen all at once! And I find teeny tiny details that I'm forced to point out and feel bad for doing that but you know me, I have tooo.
Someone already mentioned this, but there's a small issue with focus in my opinions as well. IbbI is more defined than rest of the piece so she stands out, and she's on the front, too, of course. The colors, however, draw attention to her thighs rather than her face because they're so much lighter. I think darker legs and/or lighter and more yellow face/head would've helped. On the other hand, I don't really know much about light and can't really tell if anything would've then worked out or made sense. On the bright side, the yellow in the sky and on the sea work like magic I really like the traffic signs, the stop sign on the front and that small tiny yellow one there in the back... And the small traffic lights! The buildings have cool details and colors, and I think it works well that they're not too detailed.
I like the design of the bridge and that the front of it is more defined than the back I'm still a little bit troubled by the fact that water looks so hazy in comparison to the front of the bridge. I would personally prefer if it was more clear where the surface of the sea exactly is. Actually, the fence behind IbbI troubls me in a similar way. The darker bottom of it looks more defined than the upper part that is hit by light... But at this point I think it's just a personal like/dislike, not a mistake or something that needs to be fixed. I do draw heavy outlined for everything all the time so I'm out of my comfort zone when I try to critique these light natural lines and shapes
IbbI looks really pretty here Her face looks great and her eyes are so alive... Wow. Just wow. I really like the wrinkles on her dress short thingie, too But why doesn't her bag have unnecessarily cool details? I'd like that XD I'm terrible with vehicles (like landscapes, buildings and animals) so I can't help but be envious of how well you've drawn the Vespa XD It's cute, suitably red and appears to be in perfect proportions in comparison to Ibbi^o^ It's so diffivult to draw stuff like that in the right proportions, at least in my opinion! The little mirrors are my favorite detail:heavy: But maybe I would like to see a bit of texture in the tires, though I'm not sure if they really have any I love the detail on the metal part of the tires, though!
And now I think I'm gonna die because I really love the colors and this picture suits my image of IbbI so well And the city looks so great and lovely and is nicely designed I'd like to visit a huge city like that at least once in my life...
This is amazing! I watched some of both the livestreams and it was so fun to watch you draw this and it was a really great inspiration to watch this while I drew ^///^ and I agree with maximum2fly that talent like this can't be based of selfishness and fear! I love art with all my heart but i'm not even getting close to you atall xD You are really amazing!
BRAVO!!! sooo amazing... dont hate on yourself your art is amazinggg plus as a friend of mine said "i am better than or equal too anyone else" u shouldnt put yourself downn about how you talk about yourself its good to wake up go too the mirror and be like "whats up sexyy"
i dont see how any of that had to do with anything but i hope it helps:3
You are an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G artist Arkelle!! I love your work and the vibrancy of it and I don't think that kind of talent can be based purely off of selfishness and fear. Everyone is selfish. Everyone is fearful. I know I am. What I'm trying to say is that there is something inside you that produces creativity and maybe it's small and insecure but it's a really awesome little thing! Don't feel bad about your art if you do. Art doesn't have to, and wont, be pleasing to everyone. To have something you are so passionate about is wonderful. It gives meaning to your life so love and embrace it no matter what someone else says. If you love it and if it makes you happy than don't give it up or change it
This is by far the longest comment I have ever posted..... ^.^ Please excuse my grammar/spelling mistakes!!!
wow it looks so good, im happy i could see both livestreams (even if it wasnt most of the first one, but i did watch most of the 2nd one)
and awwwww about your last paragraph, i know what it's like to get bored, im bored all day because im too lazy to do stuff, like i put off practicing my clarinet even though once i do practice i have so much fun and im like, why dont i practice more often.. and sort of the same with art, im just too lazy to put effort into stuff, but the amount of effort you've put into your art, you're saying its because you fear boredom and you're saying that's a selfish reason, personally i wouldnt say thats selfish, it still means you enjoy art a lot if it never makes you bored, so like, i dont know how to say what im saying, but really if you never get bored of it, and thats why you do it, well i wouldnt exactly call it selfish.. (still not making sense in my opinion but oh well..
now back to IbbI, I REALLY REALLY REALLY love how this turned out, its a shame you didnt livestream the rest because even if it was late for you, it wouldnt have been for me XD well unless it was like 5 or 6am but yea.. i love the colors and i love how much effort you put into it, yes you say you're slow with your art, but that's what makes it so amazing, it makes me try to be slow, im like, why do i keep something that way if i dont like it, and now i try to fix it until i do, and with my digital art, i've put in a lot more time, you inspire me Arkelle, you really are amazing..
>w< Aww, thank you! I'm glad you could make it to the streams, even for a little bit!
TvT Yeah, I know what you mean~ ;//u//; T-thank you very much for saying that..
>w< Aww, and thank you again! I'm glad you like it! xD Haha, yeah, I wanted to but....It was probably a good thing that I didn't because I failed the background a million times before it looked right. xD ;A; Awww, but i'm glad that I coud help you with patience in art...! >//~//> I'm not amazing, really, but thank you so much regardless~