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Don't play with fire... by Gewalgon Don't play with fire... by Gewalgon
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Actually I wanted to work on my to do list today... but it seems some people really love playing with my phoenix lately.
So this is a kind of... rant-art? Got a comment on YouTube today that someone wishes to see me dead. I even don't know this person or talked to him before, what the fu.k.
Yeah, it's a troll and it seems this sentence was super meaningless for him.
But that made me so angry, I just wanted to eat him immediately. (Not only that comment made me so angry, but it was just the top of a lot of things which happend in the last days. And it takes a looong time until I get really angry.)
Please people, always care about your spoken and written words, they can affect someone so much. In a positive way, as well in a negative.

But hey, I can see it positive - Arcarija appears in a drawing again - with the perfect emotion! :D (It's really difficult to draw black creatures on black paper xD)
Rant over - Now I am going back to my to do list ^.=.^ :peace:

:bulletred: Arcarija, the black phoenix :bulletred:


Moon Divider by Gewalgon
:bulletblack: Medias used:
- Colour pencils
- White gel pen
- some edits with "Gimp"
-> Drawn on blackpaper


Moon Divider by Gewalgon


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:iconpaleosaur:
paleosaur Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a interesting story behind the art!
I'm impressed you could release your emotions in such a way. That's an awesome talent that you have.
To turn rage into beauty. :) (Smile) 
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :-)
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:iconpaleosaur:
paleosaur Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Happy New Years,I know 2 days early but, hey! best start early!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
Early Happy New Year to you as well!^^
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:iconpaleosaur:
paleosaur Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 Blower fella (Party) Cheers fella (party) Cheers fella white-wine (party) :HappyNewYear: EarlySnowman fella- Happy new year (Messages) 
(I don't really drink. I just like Fella!)
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:iconcraidoff:
craidoff Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
A M A Z I N G!  Congrats, this is a great drawing :)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsillytillystudios:
SillyTillyStudios Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm sorry, but this reminds me of Kung fu Panda. Great work though it's stunning! 
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still don't understand why my black phoenix Arcarija remind people of that...
But glad you like it!
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Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably because of those eye-feathers that kind of resemble the red version of Lord Shen`s tail feathers. :iconlordshenplz:
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:iconlittl3miss-n1ghtmare:
littl3miss-n1ghtmare Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Love the colors & atmosphere ! >ω<
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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:iconlittl3miss-n1ghtmare:
littl3miss-n1ghtmare Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
>ω<
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:iconshadow-arcanist:
Shadow-Arcanist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
With paintings like these I almost taste the darkness.

Sweet, chocolatey darkness.
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you feel the emotions behind this.
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:iconpetrobeherha:
PetroBeherha Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Hello again, here's something that'll help you in the future.

This Video Will Make You Angry: youtu.be/rE3j_RHkqJc
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you summarize? I have difficulties to understand everything and to get the message, since it's very fast spoken (Well, at least it's for me too fast, because english isn't my mother language.)
And to what extent and in which it should help me?
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:iconpetrobeherha:
PetroBeherha Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh, I forgot! Sorry. X(
It tells you about how thoughts, especially those in the internet that take the form of memes, blogs, comments, etc., spread and affect peoples' minds like a disease. He compares our mentality to our immune system where these "germs" exploit its weaknesses through our emotions, such as joy and anger. For example, angry "germs" perpetuate themselves from person to person, and become more and more dangerous as they go. He also explains how two opposing sides of an online argument (again in the forma of "angry germs") actually don't fight each other, but work together to spread themselves, like bees and flowers. He also explains how both sides actually argue amongst themselves about how angry the other side makes them than they do fighting the other side; this is to breed more dangerous "angry germs" to spread.

He is basically telling us that our thoughts have their own life, especially in the internet where sharing is common. In short, it's an orientation video for mental hygiene. He finishes it by saying this video is also a "thought germ" that is carefully constructed, and then tells us to spread it around. Does this help?
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Gewalgon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry for my late response. Yes, this helped me a lot!
Already could guess some things which were told in the video, but the "main message" got lost because of my english skills.
But I still try to improve my "listening-english", it just takes much more time, because I haven't really the chance and motivation to practice it.
Thank you a lot for taking your time to explain and summarize it! :-) (Do you mean I share "too much angry germs" with this drawing?)
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:iconpetrobeherha:
PetroBeherha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student General Artist
You are welcome. Also, don't worry about spreading too many "angry thought germs". You're just expressing your feelings to others and then explaining why you are angry. I'm pretty sure they'll understand you.
But of course, you do need to watch your feelings like everybody else. The point of the video is to practice "mental/emotional hygiene" so people will be more responsible expressing themselves, especially in the internet. Have a good one. :)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Oh wow... owo
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks^^
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Your welcome ^_^
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ale-97-09 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
the seven eyes of god. !Great work!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthestarlightprincess:
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very detailed drawing of Arcarija and the majestic pose shows her nature very well. The eye contact is well done it looks like Arcarija's watching straight at the viewer with angry but still some kind of patient expression, like warning you what'll happen if you don't listen her words, at least that's how I feel. :) Very amazing work once again! :D Sometimes it's just good to let your angriness on paper. ^^

May I aks what size is the black paper you use?
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the detailed comment, I'm glad I could express what I had in mind :-)
Usually I draw on A4 size, but this one is smaller, A5.
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:icontatsugaru:
Tatsugaru Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this <3
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! :-)
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:iconcoraajna:
coraajna Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Writer
Black phoenix... awesome! I love the shading and the red contrast! :heart:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :-)
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:iconcoraajna:
coraajna Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Writer
You are welcome! :)
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:iconanavi-ivy:
Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student
Amazing work.Details on feather and eveything are stunning! ^^
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing Haruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up and yet kinda scary at the same time. scared.... &quot;the 2nd&quot; 
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :la:
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Huggle! 
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:iconenferphenix:
EnferPhenix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work, I just love drawings of a phénix. 
The Twist 
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! :aww:
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:iconenferphenix:
EnferPhenix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, dear. :D
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:icongnhtd:
gnhtd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Wenn du weiterhin so gut zeichnest, wenn dich jemand beleidigt, dann werden es die Leute noch mit Absicht machen 
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD:
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:iconspiritdragontano:
SpiritDragonTano Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Very good drawing ^^

But that Troll is a sick person
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconspiritdragontano:
SpiritDragonTano Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student General Artist
You are very welcome <3

Thanks for being an inspiration !
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   General Artist
The Feathers Have Eyes, This is a creature that does come from the darker areas of the mind when driven to such places. Seven eyes seven stages of awakening not quite relevant to the situation but that is what came to minds and because I have a design that is similar with the eyes.
To the images itself it is a dark moon but so then is the paper it is drawn on, it is out of the norm but I can see that as trolls go, a vent are was necessary. The image shows this in design and quite emotional. It is rare to see this kind of art but it makes it a jewel raw and a positive outlet to display the frustration. The Anger in the eyes to display the resentment of comments, trolls, & negative building up, and to stare it down. The wings crossing, are a way to embrace the good and hold it close to you like good friends as if a shield. A well done image very nice and a nice shade of different, of the bad, yet so good. :) :thumbsup:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you a lot for your detailed comment! :-)
I'm glad you could find the positive, the good side in the drawing .
- Arcarija is like a shield for me, protects me and help me to let my anger go, to make room for something new.
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   General Artist
So in this case this dark creature is the more perfect mediator to your ever changing emotions where the shield is for sanity sake  of safety.
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if I understood your comment 100% correctly, but I think you've got a point there!
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:iconaquilla-whingate:
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   General Artist
Well as long as the meaning has come across then the point has been made. 
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