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Star Feathers by keiiii Star Feathers by keiiii
Another fanart of the Tower of God, this time of the main character. This one was a part of a constellation-themed group effort. This character does not actually have wings; I just put them on for the constellation I paired him with. I finished this one a couple weeks ago or so, but had to wait for the group project deadline before I could post it.

I've been feeling pretty damn terrible about my own works lately. Yesterday, I saw that some people favorited my recent stuff, and I found myself asking, "lol why are people even faving these things?" And that's when I realized 1) I was being way too harsh on myself.... and 2) maybe, just maybe, my new semi-secret project isn't going to remain the failure that it has been thus far.

Even with that epiphany, that terrible feeling still hasn't left me. I think it's something with my hormones (my meds have been giving me a host of nasty side effects lately). It's not something I can snap out of. It's not something I can bury under a mountain of :+fav:s even if I were to receive that many.

But the realization has given me something to fight it with. And that does make a difference.

Anyone interested in seeing the progress shots for this pic?
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:iconjehannethistle:
jehannethistle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
I found this a few years ago, when I didn't have an active DA account and I never got to add it to my favorites or comment on it so I'm gonna do that now--

Your lighting is magnificent, and the way you shade both his muscles and his pants give a nice sense of presence and texture without overdoing it, and I really like the way the light highlights parts of his silhouette that are placed in deeper shadows so that the whole thing kind of pops.

I know this is probably a work that's old enough that you look back and see all the flaws, but it's really beautiful and it makes me feel more inspired to draw and push myself to achieve this kind of visual impact. Thank you for drawing it~!
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Ou-ren Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Your stuff is so pretty!

I haven't kept up with Tower of God, but you make me want to reread it XD
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Hntpo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've perfectly depicted him ! :o
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TaliC-os Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful <o> THE WINGS!!
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Mythee Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MEANWHILE THIS ONE STILL HAS THE AWESOME AMOUNT OF DETAIL AND THE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT GRAGHGAGDKAJNGDAhfs; *flails everywhere because this is beautiful* 
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hexsy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Digital Artist
The detail on this picture is amazing! I love the feathers on the wings and how everything just glows with life. Did you ever put up the progress pics? 
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Lily-Phillips Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
AHH! Baam! It's beautiful!
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StaciNadia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Beautiful wings and pose, keiiii!  =3  I love the stars/constellation, too!
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Supersonic-Gabi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!
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temporos Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm loving those wings! :D
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K-wuet Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Lovely piece. The gentle palette and the character's expression fit well and give a strong feeling to the work. Love it!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
this is good but is this Viole?
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   General Artist
Yup!
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
:wow: Stunning work!! You did an amazing job here - I love how the lighting came out. :heart: The wings are gorgeous as well! His pose and expression also look fantastic. I just really love this whole piece!! :deviation: I would love to see the progress shots!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   General Artist
Super late, but thank you so much for your comment! I'll be posting the progress shots soon for real, hehe. :D
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:w00t:
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Inclaire Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, please post the progress shots of this piece!   I really such at painting, somehow I just can't paint so anything would help a lot.  Thx.  
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Inclaire Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!  Viole looks lovely as a angel, it fits him.
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xangreigor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
I know Yuri would go crazy xD
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takarayume Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely beautiful---I wish I could say more but ahh I'm just so stunned right now--:iconwooowplz: great job!
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Shumijin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :iconpapcryplz::iconsparklesplz: 
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NAYOOP Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WOW so cooool!!
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Shadow880 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!! How do you make wings that beautiful?!!
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AgentKaas Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist
The wings are totaly awesome!
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mayshing Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yes to progress! 
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Very nice :wow:
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SilverfountainCrane Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous! ^-^ I loveeee the wings~ <3 ur an awesome artist already, but by saying this ur pushing yourself harder from more improvement. don't overdue it but a little self criticism never hurt anyone :)
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Aeviann Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
You should not be so hard on yourself, your art is so, so, SO truly inspiring, and I think many people share the same opinion!
Your skills are outstanding, and I can only repeat myself over and over agin how very amazing your work is!
I do understand this feeling, but with you I can't really see the reason for it! You can be really proud of what you do!

And I would love to see the progress! ^^
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Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
cool!
I would like to see the progress shots!
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awildchelseaappeared Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
what the ffffffffff how dare you doubt yourself?! :iconamgplz:
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LBPBOY Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
O[]O .......I'm gonna cry.....
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PurpleKiwee-137 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
:faint: <3
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endspire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I always love seeing your stuff. Please don't be too hard on yourself!!! :hug:
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Kalietha Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! He's gorgeous! What is this Tower of God? A book? Anime? You have inspired me to hunt it down...

I hope you start to feel better soon. *hugs*

And yes! Definitely interested in progress shots!
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kitty-eared-girl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous.  This is what fanart should be, because I had no idea what 'Tower of God' was, and ended up Googling it because of your work.
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Drakohn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, it's so great to see you back in action! I have really missed seeing your work. ;^; Ever since I first found your art, I've aspired to make stuff that plays with light even half as well as you do. You use colors so wonderfully, your work's always a treat to look at.

And yes, I would love to see the progress shots.
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AyaReiko Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Dem wings :heart:
Very nice hun!
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bribble Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Digital Artist
1. Your art is so beautiful and you inspire me
2. That being said, I understand feeling so bad about your own work that no number of compliments or favorites will help... it's something that has to come from within, and sometimes it's just so hard to see anything but the flaws.
3. I love progress shots, so yes.
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XandImus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   General Artist
a most wonderfully awesome depiction
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BlueShadowM Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to hear you're feeling that way about your work. I often feel the same about what I do so I know what it's like. I pretty much stoped drawing for a while because I hated everything I made, but a month or so ago I picked up my water colours (the first time in years) and I had so much fun with them so now I want to both draw and paint again. I hope you will find a new spark to, something which makes you happy and inspired and makes you want to create again. Don't give up. I think you are really talented and I like your pictures. :huggles:
I'd love to see progress pictures. This drawing is really beautiful. A lot of feeling in it. :)
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DarkHalo4321 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Progress shots would be awesome! I always love seeing how it got to where it is. 
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OneWingedHeron53 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating.
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Cocodoo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
So beautiful~! I love the light and the feathers. Great job. :aww:
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! The expression, the hair! I love it!
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StarklyIce Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful
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DolloftheVampire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The backlighting and the wings are so beautiful >0< I'd love to see the progress pics!

We all love you and your work! We'll always be here supporting you
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Chuuchichu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Oh kei ; v ; you say that but I still think your recent works are really beautiful. You use such lovely color palettes and the backlighting is so soft and breathtaking <33333 don't lose confidence my dear u v u/// I will remain always your biggest fan <3333333333
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ninsennansen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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annaloveyou Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o
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