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WOF Prince Arctic- Overwhelmed
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Published: November 24, 2017
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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's avatar
Delmare-The-Hybrid|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This song fits this piece so much oml 0w0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=v712Ni…
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Iron-Zing's avatar
Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Ahh yeah, it does!
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TescoEdge's avatar
TescoEdge|Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of the song Black Water by Of Monsters And Men
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Iron-Zing's avatar
Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Ohh, hey you're right, that song really does fit this piece!
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TescoEdge's avatar
TescoEdge|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|Professional Filmographer
Yeha it totally does :D
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Snowstar137's avatar
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|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|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's avatar
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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Iron-Zing's avatar
Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! Im glad you think so!

((I have been, thank you~))
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SunaBuna|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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Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :D Im glad you think so~
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Bea-The-Cat's avatar
This is really good!!
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Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Thanks dude!
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Wingedspirit890|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for u
Hope u get better
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Iron-Zing's avatar
Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
I'm feeling much better these days, thank you :) Doing vent art helps a lot!
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Wingedspirit890|Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, that's good :D
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CircusBabyIsEnnard|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's avatar
Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Things are getting better, slowly but surely! Thanks dude :)
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CircusBabyIsEnnard|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's avatar
Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Oh idk i always figured girl lol
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quitra's avatar
quitra|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've fainted. So good
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Iron-Zing|Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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