^^ You can watch me draw this on my YouTube channel here: [link]
NOT SO HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY REYSOL!~
"Lets look at it this way; we form ties to inevitably cut them, and cut ties to form new ones to cut. Its an endless cycle Reysol, you should know that by now. "
This originally was meant to be just a mindless doodle of my Reshiram gijinka, Reysol, just to give him some spotlight for his birthday on August 20th (x3 Reysol is a Leo~) but then I realized I subconsciously began drawing this and incorporating all this symbolism and stuff. OTL
SEE GUYS. I can't even mindlessly draw anymore. The overly analytical and complex symbolic stories just wiggle their way into everything I draw of my OCs. //shot
I got the idea to draw Reysol with one of those "red strings of destiny" as just sort of a little homage to his time and attachment with my OC Shu, but then I realized that I subconsciously made the string with three points and I was like "eAe SELF. WHY DO YOU SUBCONSCIOUSLY MAKE THINGS MORE COMPLEX THEN THEY NEED TO BE?!?". I guess I was subconsciously thinking about Shu and his...."trio" at the time when I was drawing this, so I happened to do that.
eve I tried using Copics and Colored pencils together for the first time!~ xD And I tried a lot of other things, like using lots of black, using greyscale, different ways of blending with Copics, scanning my lineart from one paper and then printing it onto the Copic paper...so many things I experimented with this xDD
oAo I just realized....I have never drawn that sort of..."darker" side of Reysol before....I mean....he isn't like a "dark" person per say but.... well he's a very moral and dignified sort of person on the outside, but has a darker side that he does not necessarily want to indulge. Its there, but he doesn't want it to be. So for the first time, I drew Reysol sort of trying to come to terms with that darkness.
o^o Also more symbolic stuff with his greyish color and the whole "Reysol sees the world in black and white, right and wrong" sort of thing. Perhaps in darkness, Reysol can come to be a bit more "grey". ;~; If that makes sense. Ugh, this doesn't make sense. Here is more info in case you care:
Ugh, this is hard to explain.....;n; L-lets just say that the parts of the strings that wrap around his fingers represent the two people who become very important in Shu's life after him and Reysol separate, and the part of the string in his mouth represents Shu, and Reysol's secret regret of his decision to separate from Shu and his desire to sinfully keep him for himself. The reason Reysol cut his ties from Shu was because he feared that he would give into temptation and betray his morality by letting himself fall in a non-platonic love for Shu. He made the decision to keep his moral standards, but he wonders if it was even worth it. In the back of his mind he wonders if morality even means anything at all if your desires do not coincide. And is it even worth cutting the ties you yearn for the most, just to prove you are doing the "right" thing?
So this is kind of like....Reysol deciding to either cut away that ties to Shu by breaking the string with his teeth, or to cut the ties Shu has made separate from Reysol by pulling them apart in his hands to keep him to himself.
.........xD Did I mention I like dark, twisted, overly complex stories....? //shot
I guess...in a way it is sort of sad, and not a very "happy" birthday sort of thing, but....I dunno. Age played such a huge part in Reysol and Shu's relationship, but in a dark and separating way, so I guess this represents that sadness Reysol must feel for getting ever older knowing Shu would never catch up.
Again, I over analyze my art when it comes to my OCs way too much... But yeah. Srs. All that nonsense for one simple picture. OTL
Media: Copic Ciao markers, Prismacolor Verithin Pencils.
Time: About 5 hours
Date: August 17th, 2012
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