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This is a digital comic, that fully 'explains' the meaning behind my painting 'Anemone on the Shore'.

I'd long been wanting to explore this medium of expression ever since I read about digital comics from this awesome deviant [link] and realised what a potential they had for expression, that I had yet untapped when thinking of the comic presented online in normal 'book' format.

This is my first experiment. I wanted my first one to be meaningful. It was fun to do, although labour intensive.. (took me around 3 weeks to get it all done!)

I am looking forward to creating more of these.


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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-01-09
She by =meluseena presents a very touching story a lot of artists can relate to. Besides the illustrations are gorgeous and the interactive panels make it a delight to the reader. ( Suggested by Rosengeist and Featured by Thiefoworld )
mushu70 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
I loved it.
ADE-doodles Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
CoolCurry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student General Artist
How long did this take you to do?
meluseena Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
A couple of days maybe. Three. The pictures are tiny so it's not much more than elaborated thumbnails really.
CoolCurry Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay that sounds doable - I really liked the format and had a story idea, but I was worried about the time requirements. Thank you!
meluseena Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Don't let anything stop you from starting . Even if you think you won't finish.

IMO, the trick to this stuff is to just 'think for the web' and work at low res. So they're just essentially slightly larger than thumbnail artworks. I think it's more important to have ideas out in the world than spend ages on perfecting or refining a single thought. So GO FOR IT!! :)
CoolCurry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! I've already started working on one.
meluseena Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
<3 Show me when it's done :)
CoolCurry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been busy with other things lately, so that might be a while! But I'll drop you a link if I'm able to find time for it.
StripedCarrotCake Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Awww.. The art is so beautiful!
A-Myriad-Butterflies Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student
Y'know what? I see Inspiration as a "she", too. I thought I was the only one!

This is a lovely comic. The flashes of light and colour (that flower! :D ) against the largely muted colour scheme work so well with the message you're conveying in the story.
ayame18 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconla-plz: This is a wonderful comic. I hope to create something this nice one day.
thorngrove Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Beautiful! I really love the art and the thoughtfulness of the words. Bravo.
ErnestAbacus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's awfully sophisticated for a first experiment in the medium. You're a talented creature Lisa Falzon.

"...bones of an idea." Yeah, like ships and cars rather than people and cats the bones come first, and sometimes the skin. And they're definitely a collection of some of the day's flotsam. I often just wait for her too, but I'm beginning to think that is, for me, a bad habit.

I particularly like the contrast between the world owing you a home and a living, and the worthwhileness of being human. Such radically different outlooks in the same person dependent upon expression.

Very cool. (oh, and the color palette and tone are awesome.)
meluseena Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
What a thoughtful comment, thankyou :)
EnglishModule Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Very nice. Not only in artwork but also with the story. Well done.
IndigoxUmbrella Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love. Simply love.
rockFRASCH Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
MoonlightWillow6 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   Writer
I hope you don't mind, but I featured this poem in one of my journals here: [link]

If that's not okay with you, just let me know and I'll take it down. Thanks! :)
MoonlightWillow6 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011   Writer
This is gorgeous, in both meaning and art style.

KJIII Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautyful! Great job!
iors Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I found this awhile back, just wanted to say, your art is amazing!
LauraMSS Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've just translated this awasome tale into Spanish for a friend. I think you might like to keep it too, so here I go:

La estoy esperando.

Siempre esperando.

Siempre preparada.

Sé de otros que claman haberla visto
en el alcohol, en las drogas, en viajes hacia lugares lejanos.

Pero ese no es mi estilo…

así no es como ella me gusta más.

Me gusta cuando ella viene a mí por sí misma,
montada en pensamientos que de algún modo se han quedado encallados en los arrecifes de mi imaginación,
juntándose en los restos del día, los huesos de una idea.

Así que descorro mis cortinas y espero,
cuando ella esté preparada me debería enviar una señal.

Y si es el momento correcto, ella podría hacerlo.

Y cuando esa luz golpea contra mi ventana, no importa qué clase de día he tenido, lo enfadada que haya estado, o lo triste.

Porque en la luz que refleja,
las decepciones de el mundo que me debe un hogar, y una vida,
están cambiados.

A través de su luz puedo interpretarlos de nuevo, destilarlos, procesarlos,
hacer arte.

Es ella la que me recuerda que merece la pena ser humana.

…mi inspiración.
meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
<3 Thank you!!!
tmackamama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful.
Snoo-Snoo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
loved this ^^
LuvEnder Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it is sooo beautiful
Beccawolf16 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
aquarian2222 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Finally found it.. Beautiful!!
aquarian2222 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I would love to see this but, for some reason all I can see are the comments.. love your art on Etsy. Thanks K
Elealot Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
woow, i loved it ;) ...and the twisting part at the end was the best bit :heart:
dieCorbeau Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I think I love the 'alcohol, drugs, far away places' panels the most. Just how they appear in sequence...For some reason that is my favourite. I actually had this tucked away in my browser favourites, waiting until I had a better internet connection to view it. Now, several months if not a year later I rediscovered it still tucked away. Today, I decided to look at it. It is beautiful.
ResponsLive Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I wish i could call it more than beautiful....but i really can't find the right words.
teermaler Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
model850 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
...heart touching...<3
inks-n-needles Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
MadeleiZoo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
WOOWW this is so incredible. :love:
cnick55 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Amazing! :O
julianWatsuk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
beautifully drawn!
how4now Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Interface Designer
fantastic painting. corel painter?
meluseena Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
No, Photoshop :)
orlando12222 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
omg thats beautiful seriously most incredible in depth yet simple thing ive ever seen
meluseena Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
blankchick Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
i lovely,completely inspirational,just plain beautiful
FrancesHIMfected Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
And there one can see your mood, your way of drawing and painting this world.. the world in your own mind.. in all our minds as artists.. I loved it! Keep it up!
FrancesHIMfected Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
WOWOWW!!! I was out of words, not even thinking for a while when reading the story.. HOW AMAZING! Congratulations!!!
meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
raginghearts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful is an understatement.
gnomgnomgnom Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
so cool~ i loved how every panel made me anticipate who "she" was. ending was epic
r0sy-ch33ks Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
wonderful work
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