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Inner Heart by BlueRoseArkelle Inner Heart by BlueRoseArkelle
You can watch me color this here: [link]

:iconpapcryplz: H-holy crap guys, srsly, you are all too good to me. I don't even understand all this. Over the last three weeks I magically have gotten 200+ watchers here on DA making it almost 600 in total, and about the same amount of subscribers on my YouTube channel in only the two months of so i've been there wth?!?
;~; I....I have no idea why suddenly I'm getting more popular, but...thank you to everyone is and has been helping me get there. I just....I don't even have the words.
SO ACCEPT A BROHUG, ALL OF YOU
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^^ Anyways! More Copic drawings!
xD I've been using soooo many different traditional mediums lately that I haven't had much opportunity to play around with my glorious Copics very much. @A@ But oh gawd, Copics are so amazing hhhnnnggg

^^ So anyways, about this. This is like...err....my persona I guess. Or more accurately, what I envision my metaphysical being to appear as. Like, what your "soul" or "heart" appears to you as. The reflection of you that only you see, not what others see. This "person" you consult with as you make decisions in life, and it guides your mental action (feelings, creativity, imagination, morals, etc) while your body the physical.
^^ Yeah. So this character is like a reflection of myself, or a reflection of my inner heart, not an idealized version of my physical self.

//start blah:
Did you know? My name Arkelle was originally a name for my "persona" the first OC I ever had, years upon years ago. Interestingly enough, It wasn't even a name I created, it was created by a (then) friend of mine who used it as their nickname for me. Then, I passed the name onto my "persona", so she became Arkelle as I did. I've been thinking about this "persona" a lot lately, and I realized that I never really gave her the attention that she deserves in my art. In reality though, after all these years she isn't really a character or even a true "persona" anymore, but a reflection of my inner self. Again, not an idealized version of my physical self, but a personification of myself on the "inside", the part that only I see. Over time I began to realize that reality is what you believe in, and I believe that everyone has a reflection of themselves that only they can see. I realized that Arkelle was never a character I had imagined, but part of who I am.
That being said, the way I've perceived her to appear changes as I do, but she has always had white hair and purple eyes. I never really drew her seriously before because I never had a very clear picture of her appearance in my head. Then I realized, she is my creativity and my passion, so she should appear as such. So, her design comes from pieces of my four personal stories that I devote all of my creativity and passion for writing and art into. Her clothes from my "futuristic story", her horn from my "unicorn" story, the wing details from my "animal gijinka" story, and the key from my "dark" story.
^^; I also say "she", but even though I perceive my inner self to be an almost flat-chested, very curvy female looking person, I don't believe that my inner self truly has a gender, as that is a role of my physical self.
//end blah.

; v; S-so yeah. All my favorite colors and all my favorite things are here in this picture as they represent who I am. ;w; I'm really glad I finally got around to doing this. I've been meaning to for ages now, but it is hard to draw your vision of your inner self if you are not sure what makes you who you are. I'm so glad I've found that these last few years. Its been a long journey, but i'm so glad I've found it. Now, more than ever, "Arkelle" means more to me than ever because it isn't just a name or a character, it is who I am.

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Media: Copic Markers, colored pencils for accents, white gel pen
Time: About 5 hours
Date: July 19th, 2012
Character, art, concept, etc belong to me, ~BlueRoseArkelle and you do not have permission to use, alter, or reproduce in any way without my permission.
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:iconnightshadow-kaname:
Nightshadow-Kaname Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the way you make your drawings come to life
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;//w//; Aww, thank you... :heart:
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Nightshadow-Kaname Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome honey!
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MomoCity-PeachCity Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
(nosebleedplz) I luv this!!
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>//w//< :heart:
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tahliadenae Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Asadagshjhfgsa-!! Hello! I'm here from youtube because I was interested in the backstory to this character @u@, and I'm so glad I came here because this is even more amazing as a still image askjdajfga. I actually started watching you here aswell a little while ago, but I'm here so rarely now that I didn't even think to check here for the scanned version of your work, I don't know why it didn't occur to me I'm so sorry I'm rambling oh jeubsubsdfkj- I swear I won't do this everytime you pop up in every inbox I have scattered around the interwebs.

Your mind and creaitivity are so fascinating to me! I honestly can't wait to hear more and more about your OCs and the worlds you've created for them! I love where this character has come from, the fact that she's not really just a character, but a part of you, it just makes her seem to personal and special. And hearing about how she came about and what she means to you is just so lovely. Are you writing your stories, too? I know how personal writing can be, but if you ever have the urge to share your writing I would just go wild ahaha!

Beautiful work, Arkelle QuQ!!
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ZodiacQueen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Myyy Goodnesss! One of your best! I love it!! It almost looks Photoshoped :-0 ! That is how good you are at blending! Keep up the good work!

On my way to check on the video. I'm LTCJ2006
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
QvQ T-thank you!~ You think so? xD haha!
^^ I did edit the sharpness and brightness in photoshop, as I always do though. I:< Scanners just don't do art justice I tell ya! xD lol
>w< hehe, but yeah, the blending all done by hand! I'm glad you think it looks that good! xD It always makes me laugh though, its not like I do anything special, really! Haha!
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ZodiacQueen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-) Lol, well great job!

I just love the way it looks. I am really considering using that brand of paper. Right now I am using Bristol board. I like it but not the size... :-/

LOLL! Yeah I know right. Scanners just messes up everything.
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those roses are very beautiful. They look exactly the way they're supposed to, which is really difficult to do, I think.
Her lilac eyes are absolutely enchanting and the combination of lilac and aqua is pretty and suits you really well! The light works perfectly, too.
This picture looks very "whole"... There is something about it that really proves that this here is something important to you personally:heart:
Now, I could provide some criticism, too, but... Frankly, I feel I'm unqualified. You're so professional and skilled! And creative and talented! I don't have what it takes to criticise you anymore^^;

Congrats on so many watchers! That's over twice as many as I've gotten in 5 years.
But that only proves that you were totally underappreciated before. At least I thought so! You're active on Youtube and you're active on DA and that DD definitely helped your talent to get discovered:glomp: You deserve all this love, you really do:glomp:
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;w; T-thank you!~ >v< Hehe, a lot of people have been saying how much they like the roses, so apparently I draw them well I guess xD haha, I had no idea~

TvT Daww, and thank you again, I'm glad you think it all works well together~
^^ And yes, It is important to me personally. xD Although, I'd say all of my art is, but this more so because it is a representation of that importance.

V:< And don't be silly, if you think something could be improved, go ahead and say it! ^^ After all, criticism helps artists improve more than praise. ^^ And of course, everyone's opinion is legitimate regardless of their own knowledge or skill level, we just take the opinions of the more skilled more seriously because we know their opinion has more validity in context. ;v; So yeah, don't think you aren't good enough to give me critiques anymore, pfffft. x3 You are so silly~ Plus, I like hearing what you have to say <3

Q~Q D-dawww...I'm so glad you think so....! ;~; I dunno....I never really thought I would get even as popular as I was before the DD, so now in the weeks that have followed I just am so surprised at how much positive support i've been getting. Its so weird to me. ;~; I've always been use to people not liking me for no legitimate reason, but I guess the internet isn't quite like that, and Its just such a marvelous feeling to have friends and a support that I've never had before. ; u ; I dunno what I did or am doing that makes people pay so much attention to me, but i'm glad whatever i'm doing people like :heart:
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)

That's only logical:nod:

Um, I'm glad that you'd say that^^; I'll do my best.
One thing I wanted to point out is that it kind of disturbs me that you didn't draw the leaves of the roses with as much love and care as you did the flowers. Also, her hips are so much wider than her shoulders that she looks a little odd to me but I suppose it's because that armor with cute wing details is preventing me from seeing them.

People can't judge others the same way on the internet as they can form their opinion of people they meet in real life, I guess.
And I believe your devotion to your lovely art and your helpful nature are what appeals to people:heart: At least in my opinion.
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onisuu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
this is sooo beautiful, arkie! * 7 *!~~
I love the roses and how you coloured it so it looks shiny! <3
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>v< Daww, thank you so much!~

*v* Hehe, yessu, I love the shiny desu desu coloring <3 :iconsparklesplz:
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M-I-K-I-I Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Congrats for the watchers, you deserve! Interesting persona. The concept behind this persona is also interesting.
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>v< Thank you!~
;w; Aww, and i'm glad you think so~ <3
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Detrimont Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Blue Roses FTW, great work as always :omfg:
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
x3 Hehe, yeah! Blue Roses are like, my favorite thing ever!~ :heart:

;w; Aww, and thank you!~
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Stholm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
... I hope that's a girl this time =P.
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Yes. Although its technically genderless like I said, she has a female type body, so I refer to her as a "she".
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Stholm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
She has boobs and a smooth crotch, so that's enough girly to me =P.
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Yep, pretty much my reasoning too. lol
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KikiArstist Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not surprised that you have so many subscriptions on YouTube. I subscribed after seeing just one of your videos.... which is something I never do. Continue being awesome (I doubt you'll have a problem with that).
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;3; Daw, thank you, you are too nice. x3 Hehe, but really, you did? That is so nice ;w; :heart:

x3 Hehe, and I don't think I'm awesome, but i'll keep doing what i'm doing as people seem to like it! xD haha!~
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