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WOF Prince Arctic- Overwhelmed by Iron-Zing WOF Prince Arctic- Overwhelmed by Iron-Zing
Well shoot, I just finished this vent art of Prince Arctic and I was all ready to type about it and now I can't decide what to put here!

Oh well XD

Basically I've been feeling like Arctic a lot lately, lots of stuff hasn't been going well in my personal life, I've been treated badly by people I thought were friends, there's been a lot expected of me in various ways, and overall I've been having trouble sleeping due to the stress.

Arctic's life was a lot like that too. Like so much is against you that it feels like you are drowning. So I wanted to make a piece that represents that sort of feeling. I did an underwater scene, with Arctic reaching out towards the surface as he sinks down. In the books it shows that Icewings can swim, I imagined him to be in the cold, northern ocean or something. Where the water is super deep so it is very dark.

I really liked the way the sketch and flat colors turned out too, I'll probably upload them in my scraps if anyone wants to see.

 
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Delmare-The-Hybrid Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This song fits this piece so much oml 0w0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=v712Ni…
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Ahh yeah, it does!
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TescoEdge Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the song Black Water by Of Monsters And Men
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Ohh, hey you're right, that song really does fit this piece!
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TescoEdge Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr, it literally was playing as I looked at the piece and I was mind blown at the coinsidence and the fact that it fits so well. 
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Yeha it totally does :D
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Snowstar137 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hey same problems dude-

im growing, people r acting like I’m not much, just a puny dust mite. (Although that problem is KINDA getting better,my sister hates me, etc.

AND SHE’S 6

But don’t worry; Things get MUCH MUCH MUCH better.
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Biohazardia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Student General Artist
I saw this on Tumblr and wanted to comment on it...forgot about it until now! I think you captured the feeling of drowning perfectly, especially with the murkiness of the water and the lighting. For someone who says they don't do coloring/lighting effects often, you did an amazing job here :3 And as others said, I'm sure this pose took forever to do properly! The folding of the wings inwards is a lovely touch <3 
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Aw hey thanks so much dude! I'm glad you like it haha, and yes like....this is probably the one time I actually like how my lighting came out. So good to hear it works well for the piece!

The wings are probably the part I am the most proud of, took a lot of trial and error to get them to look right
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Everything in this piece is amazing, the pose and the lighting are breathtaking, and the water effects are wonderful!

(hope you feel better btw)
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:iconiron-zing:
Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! Im glad you think so!

((I have been, thank you~))
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SunaBuna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this entire piece man. It does capture that drowning feeling the way the lighting is.. sets the mood well.
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:iconiron-zing:
Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :D Im glad you think so~
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Bea-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
This is really good!!
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:iconiron-zing:
Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks dude!
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Wingedspirit890 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for u
Hope u get better
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:iconiron-zing:
Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Filmographer
I'm feeling much better these days, thank you :) Doing vent art helps a lot!
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Wingedspirit890 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, that's good :D
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CircusBabyIsEnnard Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope your life goes better?
i dunno what to say sorry :/
But seriously hope things get better for you
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Things are getting better, slowly but surely! Thanks dude :)
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CircusBabyIsEnnard Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never hurts to wish one well!
Also, do you think I am a boy or girl?
magical quiz \(._.)/
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Oh idk i always figured girl lol
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CircusBabyIsEnnard Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that was quick
uhm 
RIGHT SAYING WHTHER YOU'RE CORRECT I REMEMBERED THAT 
Yeah you got me When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) 
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quitra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've fainted. So good
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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CrimsonCreations101 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so good :0
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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thebossdragoness Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This has to be one of your best, dude. This looks spectacular and so realistic!
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! I think so too, really pushed myself with this one~ :D
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VexVamp Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow :jawdrop: this looks fantastic! The pose...it hurts me just thinking about how long that must have taken. It looks so natural and fluid, like this is a creature with real muscle and bone moving around, not just a drawing on a page. The shading is simply gorgeous, and perfectly conveys the mood you were going for. I'm sorry you've been going through a hard time lately, and I really hope things get better for you. :tighthug: Since I'm here I wanted to see what you think of my concept for Arctic's next life fav.me/dbtw1ib as I've been dying to get your opinion on him, since you're such a big fan of the character. Keep up the great work! :clap:
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Hey there thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! Yeah the pose did take me awhile to get right, went through a few revisions before I was confident about it :)

Also glad you like the shading! That sort of thing has always been hard for me so I'm glad it came out well lol

So far things are going alright, I'm doing my best~

Your concept for Arctic's next life is really neat! Love the color choices there! :)
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BringerOfAshes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOT DAMN. This is fantastic!! Holy moly, I love your art so much. <3
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
:D wowiee thanks! I'm glad you like it! I'm happy with how it came out myself~
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YersaCaltara Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfull
very nice :)
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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YersaCaltara Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :D
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MidnightDragon10 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is so amazing .O.
I really hope everything gets better for you! Some people these days can be so rude :/ Luckily not all, though.
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Glad you like it!

Ah yea, me too. I'm doing my best! ;o;
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MidnightDragon10 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Yas keep going :3:
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
:D

<3
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BrokebackBromance Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHH! This turned out amazing!! 
Also, I hope things turn for the brighter path for ya!
Remember, I'm always here. c:
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Thanks dude! Your feedback was super helpful <3

Yeah I'm feel better recently, doing vent art really helps me get over the bad feelings! :)

Thank you though, I'm glad to hear that. You are the best!
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BrokebackBromance Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. <3

Vent art is the best art! I'm glad you're doing so much better though! :D

You're the coolest my friend! ;o
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Yeah me too~ The new Pokemon game is helping a lot ;)

Awwwww thankyouuuu so are you!!
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BrokebackBromance Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES GOOD.
Soon I'll have the game too, and we can battle and trade one day. ;3
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Awshit yes that will be so awesome! :D
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EliadoraDragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Student General Artist
wahoo
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