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Mana Tide by AquaSixio Mana Tide by AquaSixio


An artwork to celebrate my 100 000 followers on my FACEBOOK FANPAGE  :

It's quite incredible to read this number, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support ! 

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Text from :iconnewroleplayer: as gift for my birthday 2015

He smiled as he looked around the ocean landscape. He was so happy to be able to start the day's work. He smiled and closed his eyes, assuming a warrior stance. He held the position for a minute, relaxing his mind.
He then closed his eyes and slowly crouched down, gently dipping the tips of his fingers into the mana. It was slightly cool to the touch, and it immediately started creeping up and over the knuckles of his fingers. He was one of the best mana controllers working for planet Earth, and had been told so many times. He knew that it meant that he could be proud, but not egotistical. It was hard work to be so high up, and he worked hard each and every day, dedicating most of his time to thinking about his job even while he wasn't doing it. He loved the simple act of creation, and creating new life was the best of those acts, in his opinion. The mana simply seemed to sense and replicate his enthusiasm.
He stood up; the mana following his hand up in a thin stream, continuing to crawl up his arm and over his shoulder. He moved his feet slightly; feeling the mana move to accommodate him. He sent most of the stream back down, leaving a small, fist-sized lump in his palm. He imagined the mind of a swallow; the fragile, flighty little hunter, eager to turn tricks and find a safe environment with someone else to turn tricks for.
The mana shifted, quickly taking the form of a small bird that took flight as soon as it was fully formed. It flew away quickly; the mana taking on the wary form of the soul he'd given it. He knew that as soon as he looked away; a portal would open and send the mana onto the material plane, into an egg. The instincts and personality of many animals came from him. The fully grown adult animal's soul would go into the body, and more and more of the mana's capacity would be unlocked as the creature matured.
He didn't dare try to make human souls. He'd heard that it took days, sometimes even weeks to craft a single human soul. He acknowledged that even if he was good at crafting souls, he was much more into the simpler kind of type of soul. He also knew that he was the kind of man who much preferred instant gratification of making an animal's soul. They could also mature on their own, with time. He'd also experienced full-grown animals wandering back to the oceans; looking for a recharge from the more potent users like him. He would happily give it to them. He would give his creations more power to help them live even longer lives. There were no figures in sight at the moment.
He put both of his hands straight up towards the sky, and stretched one of his legs up too, coming into a tree pose. The mana underneath him was as smooth as glass, which aided him in balancing himself both mentally and physically. He took a deep breath, and pictured the form of a strong labour horse. A docile, obedient, kind-natured and calm creature that would help it's master until it was no longer physically capable of doing so.
The mana flew up around him, and he shifted position to be closer to the raw power that was slipping out from under his feet. He crouched, extending his right leg in front of him. His right hand came out with the leg, and his left arm folded back, leaving his hand near the shoulder. Both of his palms were open. Larger creatures required much more focus, and his entire mind geared towards it. The mana was the only thing supporting him. He was no longer conscious of his own form. As the yellow mana flew up and over his frame, it changed into a light aquamarine. That meant that he was successfully imbuing the mana with the essence of the creature he was thinking of. He let out a broad smile.
A fully grown horse burst from the crest of the wave, leaping out as the green-tinted liquid continued on before dis simulating back into the rest of it. It looked to him for guidance. The long and wide face looked perfect for a muzzle, and there was none of the fire in it's eyes that had been present in the first horses he'd created.
"Go on." he said, gently waving the quadruped away. Hesitantly, the animal turned around. It looked back once more for clarification. Like a baby taking it's first steps, it was eager to explore,chit afraid of the consequences. He clicked his tongue twice while making the same dismissive motion. He turned around after seeing a final image of the horse turning and confidently trotting away, kicking up spray.
After that, he completely let loose.
Jumping and twirling, pushing his weight forward, and trusting the mana to keep his balance. He always made sure to keep his centre of gravity over one leg however. The mana wasn't supporting his arms.
His leg swept out in an arabesque, and his hands skimmed the water, forming a pair of red-tailed Hawks that rested on his forearms. In a grand sweeping gesture, he spread out both pairs of wings and had them flying up and away into the slightly clouded sky. The identical screeches rang in his ears as he spun away.
He let his feet sink into the pool, wiggling his toes happily. He submerged his arms up to the elbow, and then curled his arms up into his biceps. The mass that came up quickly took on a much sturdier shape, a tank of an animal. It was a quadruped with wide legs and a wide head with small, stubby ears. He curved the horn out with a quick flick of his wrist. The fully formed rhinoceros charged off, spraying mana everywhere and making him giggle.
He didn't have to worry about what he was creating. He knew that he was being supplied with what to make by his supervisor via thought. It was so relaxing to just make the animals without having to think too deeply.
He span and jumped, catapulting birds into flight. He made deer and wolves that ran off in the same direction. He didn't even remember how many he'd made, but he knew that their souls would connect if the creatures ever came back. He didn't name any of them, but he could still recognize them instantly. In his mind, it was sort of like a foster home. He would take them in and nurture them, but then they would go out into the world and do other things. They would be affectionate with each other, but there was always a distance there. He knew that he was very much alone, but he didn't dwell on it.
Dwelling on things for creators like him was very bad. One contamination would grow like a fungus, until the idea would infect everything he did. The animals would be damaged, and would be traced back to him. He couldn't fear, or he could lose his creative job. He had no idea what he would be able to do otherwise. This was his entire life, and he loved it too much to ever be able to let it go, so he stayed calm.
Finally, the mana stopped coming to him. The surface became completely smooth. It became slightly cooler, and he could feel the power of the mana closing itself off to him. His body was sore, and he was out of breath. Every single one of his muscles was tingling slightly, and he knew that he was done.
A portal opened up a few steps away from him, and he walked into it without hesitation. At the edges it was a gentle light blue, darkening, until in the middle there was a solid black hole shaped like his body. He let his arms down by his sides, and stepped forwards until his body matched up with the cutout.
A tugging sensation followed as the portal slowly moved forwards, engulfing him. With a gentle popping sound, like a bubble opening. He was in his room once again. It had a single, long, black hammock taking up half of it and dark turquoise coloured walls. He had a few books in one corner, but he hadn't read them in ages. There was a single white door on the wall opposite of the bed, and through it was a bathroom. He may not be human, but a hot bath helped his muscles relax and prepare for the next day.
A hot meal was in the corner, and he blankly stared at it. He wasn't hungry, and he decided to have a quick sleep.
He lay down in his hammock, pulling the matching cover over himself. He closed his eyes, and let the tension drain from his body.
That night, his dreams were tinted yellow and aquamarine. He dreamed of flying through the sky and diving deep below into the mana, finding the more powerful caches that had been hidden from him. He wasn't allowed to sink below the surface.
Even if he was trapped in the endless sea and sky, he loved it. He had no idea what he would do without this place, and didn't want to find out.

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ICONcreations Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist
Great !
ukiyograph Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
We feel the movement in this work, it's beautiful!
LoveXPoints Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  New Deviant Student Artist
Epic. I love itHeart  
wastingtimethinking Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
jinscloud Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
israartz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TrxTae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Its amazing! :o 
I love it.
photocean Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful
Sarikato Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So creative reminds me to avatar!!
sjd764 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Very powerfull work.
Nothing less than impressive.
maria9saif Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely stunning!! :O
BobTheRandomLlama Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Phanathorn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing man.
Grace-love-kindness Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Awesome art!
zacharynathanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
irongt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
i love water! if only i could do that in real life
Itzel-Nahomy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
so very beautiful!!! :) (Smile) 
artistmyx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
really awesome work here!
Erekeidy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
3manu3ll3 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
God! I'm in love for these pictures!Congrats!
AspieArt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
so cool
NebulaCone Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But everything changed when the fire nation attacked
Sweetpony2977 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, I thought the same thing!
SiniaGallery Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I found you from instagram and I think you are a really tallented artist!
SeaOfFireflies Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I watched the first video for this piece. Fantastic work! :heart:
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
TL211153 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
It's   an  amazing    paint~!!!!!!
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav 
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josephhutchison Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
This is awesome.
CLMine Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
ArwenFairiel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
chelamasen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
You are insane my friend. This is incredible!!! 
VectorLightning Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student General Artist
This thing is just epic. Gorgeous.
VZdrawART Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutley beautiful <3

All those fresh looking colours are a true eye pleasure, and that contrast between all the light shades of blue and orange-yellow are giving me the chills, though such an energie!!

Overall, really inspiring <3
xVanessaRx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
zandonadi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude! there is some serious skills going on here! Nice work!
SebastianRei Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOW! amazing!
wittyxwitch Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
You accomplish absolutely beautiful things with water.
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
painkiller4rent Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God, this is incredible
maxey1215 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So much energy! Brilliant!!!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for all your messages :)
maxey1215 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No prob
This looks AMAZING!
Chritical Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoaa the concept is absolutely fantastic! the colour scheme is incredible as well, i just love your work (:
TheJasIllustrator Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
A stunning and powerful concept! Well done!
Hyenea Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Youre art is incredible c:
LordSia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
A monk practicing Immaculate Water Dragon style in the surf? Maybe not, but I shall accept it as my head-canon.
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
LordTheDarkness Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Fire-Link Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Awesome work. How's it going?
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