The girl is Dara, one of my OCs, and it's showing her in her unterwater world. I didn't have trouble to work out the concept and composition but it was hard to color it. And in the end, I'm very disappointed about the scan =A='' But I still like the piece and I hope some of you like it too! c: I totally missed to draw those old Korean buildings. They are so awesome!
My boyfriend said that it didn't look like underwater but I wanted to draw a world where you couldn't say at first sight where you were. Also, the atmosphere should be serious and calm, therefore I didn't want to add any water bubbles. I used some textures from cgtextures.com on the roof of the buildings and on the shark in the front. The rest is done with fineliner and colored pencils.
Story: Steampipelines from Earth to Mars. Once upon a time the people from Earth found out that mysteriously enough steam is the best element to transport energy.
In order to connect the steam pipelines with outer space humans had to build giant atmosphere emitters to create an artificial atmosphere. The new technology doesn't work as they would like it to. At places where the selfexpanding pipes break through Earth's atmosphere, huge ozone holes cause an incredibly hot and dangerous environment. All life slowly fades away due to too hot machines which produce an unfavourable oxygen content in the air, while anomalous hurricanes and lightning turn the dilemma into an irreversible process.
Thank you guys for all the favs and comments, I appreciate it!
Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of medicine, midwifery, and war clutches a fragile newborn in her fierce but protective paws. She is present for every beginning of a Mayan life...
So, here's my contribution to this year's Anthro Calendar . Holy crap this took me forever. It feels nice to do at least one really in-depth illustration per year which is why I love the opportunity to be part of this project. [link] Pre-order this calendar! It's seriously too awesome to pass up!
A nebula forming into... dsparil? ([link] Read this article if you wanna know about him.) Heh, I've had this concept in my head for quite some time.. wasn't satisfied with my previous unknown moons submission, but I like this one. Its a little similar to my previous deviation:
Thanks for looking.
6th DD!? Holy FUCK. Thank you and !!!!
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EDIT: Submitting my traditional painted illustration (a double-book cover) for the contest! I think it's one of my best illustration and I thought to try out in the contest. That (potential) cover is originally designed for my own art book project called "Animals of Xolotlan".
Life is one grand journey. A grand journey through the world. But ever the greatest journey is in our inner selves.
THE DECISIONS are making us to move forward.
I always picture my (and other lives) a great, lonely pathway where my life is pictured and shaped. We are only one traveling on that Great Pathway. No one else. Our feelings, emotions and memories are picturing and portraying the Great Pathway's shapes- and also, the doors where we shall travel further.
Decisions to make are like, several doors standing on the our way. If we want to travel to the another level, we have to decide to open a door, close a door and move forward into a new world. Every our opened door, no matter if we are experiencing it positively or negatively, we are moving forward.
However, the worst thing and makes us as "dead" in our lives is to remain standing by a door. The fear of decision or preference of living in comfort zone. Then at the moment of death, God will ask: "What did you do with your life?” -"I remained standing at the door." (concept of the Doors is picked from legendary writer Paulo Coelho)
People fear to make decisions because of the unknown. The biggest fear is a fear of unknown. The forest in dark is scary not because is dark, but because we cannot see and it's like, unknown. People fear to travel because of the not known places they are going.
If a decision is finally made by ourselves even though to pick and make a decision was so impossible, it's a part of our success. However, we must learn to not look back what decision we made. We must to learn that we picked a door, opened and we must close it and not come back- and with some of decisions where you can't return back. If we make a very difficult decision, it's not worthy to look back and think all the time "Was it a good decision?" and "What if I picked other decision..". Forget and move forward. If a decision was made and it was with the cost of other person or was bad one- don't go back, move forward to another level and doors- and here, in the next stage you will be able to fix. You will fix it as another stage of your journey.
That personal painting was done as a gift for very important person which I'm finally to see- a person who was my guide in my life and taught me how to start a journey. For long time I couldn't think what to give for her, so I thought, she never got a drawing from me. But what to draw? Usually we draw and gift what the other people like for the most or stereotypically. I couldn't think nor figure what she would like. "Screw it!"- I thought. I thought the best gift would be a personal painting truly from myself. Merely, which represents me- one who painted that picture. I represented a travel, journey, loneliness, life and... creature because animals and fantasy have been part of my imaginary life. And she knows me since childhood. It will have more meaning for her than if I could paint for her favourite thing, animal or flower which has nothing with me.
Traditional media: as always watercolors, acrylic ink, colored pencils, markers and mixed media experiments. Xolotlan (c) to me.
I was really exited about this contest from the moment I got the notification because it's the first huge "photomanipulation-contest" I've seen since I'm active on dA. My old Wacom Bamboo is almost dying, so I could really use a new one. I definitely don't expect to win anything, seeing how the digipaintings dominate the popular contest entries already frustrates me a little, though.
Anyway, I'm quite happy how this image turned out. I had a feeling I only produced crap recently, but this period seems to be over now and I'm glad
My work illustrates a beautiful evening with my friends and neighbors. I added a little twist to the story where James meets other kids and their friends and settle down in a beautiful scenery above clouds....enjoy