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Can you hear dying butterfly, falling nightmare?
[...]
Dying butterfly never dies, never dies.

-Can, "Butterfly"

A nemesis character I play on the same muck Charlotte resides on. Sosael is a mad shard of self-hate and horror.

Illustrator 10.
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Agent-Jolliday Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
I like the main character and the bold colors. The main character seems to have a two-faced aspect. Don't know if that was intentional, but it's a nice effect.
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egypturnash Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Very much so. She's insane, and part of this is that her personality is shattered into a million fragments.
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Agent-Jolliday Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Oh, then do the red lines on her body reflect that? Because if they do, it's a very, very clever design.
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Agent-Jolliday Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Wow, that is freaky. I think I like the main character best, and the bit of two-faced aspect to the head.
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DekuSprout Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
This arouses my curiousity... I could love it for a flock of reasons. Mostly for its unpredictability - it's very queer, shattered, chaotic. The rage is obvious. I like the name too, it fits...

All the figures are lohovely~. Some of their most sharp-angeld shapes like that front-wrist remind me distantly of a cartoon network style, although I seldom saw it as a kid and can't remember more about that thought, darn. This dementia begins to annoy me..!! *rrhgrunts at self and fixes head a little*

I enjoy details, like spray-painted/ripped paper-edges, and the eyes of the rightside figure. The colours appeal to me, it's so great in the whole... funny... Messy with strange clarity, an unusual thing. Respect yo! Really, it's a sizzling piece. I'll take it to my picture den. :+favlove:
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BumwardoImortal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
That just looks awesome:!: GJ...
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rachae1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
very absract! i love it!
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shaneoid77 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
sweet stuff, lots going on that makes you keep looking at the picture
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sygnin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
cool, nice use of the brushes :)
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electric-de Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
one of the most original works i've seen in a while :D
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XxStormxX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome, I love how all the colors go together. :heart:
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shadyjeff Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
very neat design. it's funny--- as i scanned over your gallery pics i thought O a simplistic painter/nice. but at 2nd, 3rd, and 4th looks at -myslef hell- i was impressed and satisfied to find detail after detail. the brown hand reaching out of the foreground, the daggers floating/falling, the chests being opened on the figures to the right anf left, the head being split open in the center. it's packed and a joy to experience (in a twisted sort of way).
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VeronicaMoxie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
Oh, nice. Its always interesting to see digital art made in illustrator come out with so much motion and natural type randomness in it. Usually things look so clean and so geometric. I also like how she is shredded and two faced and cant seem to hold on to her knives or flowers. Thats exactly how I feel. Dont know whether my knives are flowers...
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egypturnash Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very calculated and artificial randomness, for the most part. I mostly use AI for clean, graphic stuff, but sometimes you've just gotta do what the tool's not suited for.

Since doing this image, the character has changed into a slightly saner butterfly, a coldly calculating and foul salamander, and a cryptic spider. Oh, if only there were just two faces to her...
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VeronicaMoxie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
Yeah I did notice that the randomness was a bit artificial, thats the nature of illustrator, but since you did what the tools not suited for it made it very interesting to look at - that was my main point.

Hahahah nice. Im going to name myself everything nothing. Ive decided to stop counting the faces. Ill just have them all and let them make their mess. Like alice in wonderland. eating the shrinking mushroom and growing mushroom at the same time and seeing what happens. Im tired of this annoying "sanity"

Do you write any poetry? you seem like the kinda person that might have some soulful insight. Im dying for some contrast to the zombies that i dont have to make for myself.

Did you put up the second verson of that? So we get to see the progression? :)
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VeronicaMoxie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
Insane ungrammatical flow... Ive noticed theres usually a lot of profound stuff in the states of mind that cause the strange words to come. English isnt meant for these things. I dont think its insane. Its just a matter of bashing the words to fit something they were never designed for. Have you posted your stories anywhere? That would be very interesting to see...
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egypturnash Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Sosael-and-all-her-other-names is something that comes out more in text than in drawings; she's one of the roles I play in an obscure little online text RPG. Often, she is poetic in what she says and how she moves; the horror is easier to accept when it's wrapped in obscuring metaphor.

When she's at her best, it's cooperative improvised poetry about mutilations and torture.

Other characters I play there, other masks I wear in that context, can also be poetic. But she's always had this insane ungrammatical flow to her. I don't write poetry in and of itself, that stands alone, but it's one of the ways I tell strange stories with a few strange friends.

There's stuff in my sketchbook, some online - go here and search for "sosael" - some not. But this is the only finished picture of her.
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VeronicaMoxie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
I could have swore I replied to this one... its not showing though. I think ungramatical speech can sometimes be full of really profound stuff. Do you have any stories up?
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egypturnash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
The rules of grammar are like any other rules for creativity: they're there for the breaking!

No, I don't have any stories out in the world, only half-worked-out plots for comics scattered throughout my sketchbooks, and assorted roleplay logs. Though the latter strays into microfiction territory now and then, it's not something I really call "story". Fragments and improv.
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VeronicaMoxie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
Hehe rules are for breaking :) Its always good to get reminded of that. Yeah I hate it how I end up with all these fragments of things... I think I need a small fan club to keep me motivated.
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VeronicaMoxie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
Lol I can see how theyd do that too. It has never been that way for me though. Have you got any poetry? Im still curious about this "ungramatical" speech. Actually, I just wrote some lyrics myself, ill send you them for fun. show and tell. :)
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egypturnash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
They don't seem to help much. Just increases expectations.
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enii Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
This is quite neat. I really love your choice of colors
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souljahsstory Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
fuck yeah thats gorgeous, reminds me of the art style of samurai jack!
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katya-h Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004  Professional General Artist
i do believe this is my favorite of your works. i just adore the bold, bright colors and all the angst and horror going on around her. plus she is just a fantastically unique character - anthro emotion! who woulda thunk it? the design is awesome.
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egypturnash Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Well, she's also a butterfly. This explains the four arms and the torn-up wings and the antennae, though it does not explain the double-exposure heads in this image.

But mostly that doesn't matter; mostly she's just about hate. The fact that she's a butterfly is pretty much incidental.

Thanks!
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timshinn73 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004  Professional General Artist
Wow! Awesome work! Fantastic!
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killerB Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004
graphic
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Chrono01 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004
WOW :O

I really love your style.... At first, when viewing this pic, I thought "Whoa, it's like (that artist) Shag" then I thought "Nah, it's more like a German expressionist style painting" and then my mind just kpt going, till I just came to the conclusion that it's not any of those things, just freaking awesome. :D

GREAT WORK
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chippermonky Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004   Digital Artist
Oooh, I love the form of ^whatever-the-fuck-V-B-U-decides-to-call -it*

*the centerpiece
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vbu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004   Digital Artist
*checks imdb* oh it was Nimh
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vbu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004   Digital Artist
awsome style, I love this, reminds me of "Secret of Nimf" or-however-the-fuck-you-spell-it for some reason
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chasmosaur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004
Such a bad bug but such purdy colors.
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ceredwyn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Peggy, this would make a DAMN sexy print.
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egypturnash Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
You're not the only person to say that, either. I should get a DA prints account 'cause I'm so lazy and don't want too wrangle with output bureaus.
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blugoo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004
Wow that's far out...so trippy, and un-vector like. I really like it. Very psychadelic, I like the colors too.
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rapidograph Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004  Professional Filmographer
... a mad tribal feel to this, especially with the abstract forms in the back that make out as standing figures...
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londonxpress Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004
And the white character in the center feels alive, feels 'electric' if that makes sense :)
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londonxpress Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004
Such a unique style - I really like the choice of colours here - they compliment eachother extremely well and are very appealing to the eye. What I like the most is how blocky this piece feels - sort of creates a layered effect.
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ajd Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the pointy scratchy jumpiness of that white character. if you know what i mean.
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potlan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004
Ouch.
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ox-of-ice Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004   Digital Artist
MrrRRrr. Lovely~
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rootdown Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
wtf goth angst art
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