You can watch me color this here: [link]
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
----------------------------- ^^ 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.
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.
; 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.
Media: Copic Markers, colored pencils for accents, white gel pen
Time: About 5 hours
Date: July 19th, 2012
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