Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Self(ie) by nakanoart Self(ie) by nakanoart
This is the kind of drawing that I like people to draw their own conclusions from ^_^

It was originally an ink drawing for Inktober, but I wanted to add some color to it. Which I might as well do, since Inktober is over lmao.

:bulletblack: Support me on Patreon www.patreon.com/nakanoart
:bulletblack: Prints  society6.com/teamronin
:bulletblack: T-Shirts www.designbyhumans.com/shop/Na…

:bulletblack: Instagram instagram.com/nakanoart/
:bulletblack: Tumblr nakanoart.tumblr.com/

More of my art!
The Prey and the Hunter by nakanoart  Zipper Mouth by nakanoart  Pressure by nakanoart   Art is Wild by nakanoart
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Student General Artist
This is so cool! I know there's probably a deep message about technology, but I like to think her cellphone is inhabited by a monster creature that gets cranky whenever she doesn't pay enough attention to it
Reply
:iconsuranae:
suranae Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
A version of this for big monitors please?
Reply
:iconnakanoart:
nakanoart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Sure! I'm swapping around some hard drives, so I don't have access to this drawing atm, but I'll make an HD wallpaper as soon as that's sorted out :3
Reply
:icondigital-art-envy:
Digital-Art-Envy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018   Digital Artist
this looks amazing
Reply
:iconseysa25:
Seysa25 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
WOW! This is so beautiful! :) :) :)
Reply
:icongabrieletheman0:
Gabrieletheman0 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
▀█▀─█─█─█─▄▀▀───▄▀▄─█▀▄─▀█▀───█─▄▀▀───▄▀▄─█───█
─█──█▀█─█──▀▄───█▀█─██▀──█────█──▀▄───█▀█─█─█─█
─▀──▀─▀─▀─▀▀────▀─▀─▀─▀──▀────▀─▀▀────▀─▀──▀─▀─
█▀▀─▄▀▀─▄▀▀▄─█▄─▄█─█▀▀─█
█▀▀──▀▄─█──█─█─▀─█─█▀▀─▀
▀▀▀─▀▀───▀▀──▀───▀─▀▀▀─▀
Reply
:iconzombieminion1992:
ZombieMinion1992 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm looking back and this is still really freaking cool.
Reply
:iconrandom1sed:
Random1sed Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or selfies will murder you and they're dangerous
Reply
:icontaragon90:
taragon90 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice
Reply
:icondeviant-salmon:
Deviant-Salmon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
My guess is that this is a girl battling a mental disorder like some form of OCD where she is obsessed with selfies and is beginning to not see any family or friends because all she cares about is snapchat (like the girls in my class)
Reply
:iconroseamore1555:
RoseAmore1555 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true, everyone in my generation is obnoxious and narcissistic. All they care about is themselves and enjoy being a nuisance! 
Reply
:iconwhiteskulls22:
WhiteSkulls22 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I AM GEJ
Reply
:iconjwa2277:
JWA2277 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I have seen this before.
Reply
:iconsaintofthedragons:
SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Without taking away a stereotypical Luddite message, it looks like it's about being consumed by a vanity, selfishness, and egocentrism produced by social media. The title's a pretty good hint.
Reply
:iconcatmeistr:
CatMeistr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I CAN ALREADY HEAR THE ANTI TECHNOLOGISTS
I DON'T GIVE A FUCK 
IT JUST LOOKS COOL

CHRISTMAS YAY
Reply
:icongood-job-bot:
Good-job-bot Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017
Good Job Star A mysterious user thinks you did a good job!  
Reply
:iconknixity:
Knixity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
venom?
Reply
:iconemathefirstborn:
Emathefirstborn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
no..? XD How the heck is it venom..
Reply
:iconanchoviesthedog:
AnchoviesTheDog Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It shows how technology is evil and trying to murder us all.
slowly.
painfully.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Wow. That got dark very fast
Reply
:iconsoup-medic:
Soup-Medic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
durr hburr technology is bad fire is scary and thomas edison was a witch
Reply
:iconxxjudaiyukiwashere64:
xXJudaiYukiwashere64 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece is a deep one. Oneethe surface, a confident and happy girl having fun and taking selfies. On the deeper side the darkness and toxicity of today's selfie culture.
------@
I really like this piece because it explores a deeper perspective. You're very talented, obviously. You have a deeper insight to your art. This piece show it. Ignore the haters, you're a great artist asd you should draw what speaks to you. Your art is amazing. Have a good day. 
Reply
:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The phrase 'selfie culture'. Is real. Oh no.
Reply
:iconcaicio:
caicio Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, this is so true.
Reply
:iconkayyyyy91:
Kayyyyy91 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Sick! 
Reply
:iconrageway:
RageWay Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
I thought that she was just having fun and taking a selfie, she looks so powerful and confident. And that the black monster thing was the toxicity of the internet 
Reply
:iconsirredknight:
SirRedKnight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
I believe i see a metaphor in here. Like the phone represents how technology controls us nowadays. But i love this piece! Keep it up and keep going!
Reply
:iconraphaelharlock:
RaphaelHarlock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Fantastic work!
I love the colors you use :D
Reply
:iconunit645:
Unit645 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Maybe her phone is an unruly Familiar lol 
Reply
:iconcaninehuntermk3:
Caninehuntermk3 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist
<h1>D E E P</h1>
Meanings
Reply
:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAYZ KEDS UV TUddaY ALWarys AHRr AHn thare PHAWNS Eand THOATHAL MAydhus!!1!

Seriously, this stupid 'this is what millenials are, this is what social media entails, all teens are like this AND thAyRE sElLiNg THARE SAWLLSZZZZZZZZZZ' thing is bad enough coming from forty-year olds, but from this site, of all places, should not being doing this.

1. It's an unfunny stereotype of people for people born in a certain time
2. it's not effective in any way, the people who are like this probably just scoff at their screen, and people who aren't have to be bothered by it
3. It's so bloody repetitive, because
4. every old suit who does it thinks he's so deep and meaningful, when he's really just another disconnected idiot giving an image of elder figures as clueless morons who can't be confided in.
Reply
:iconcaninehuntermk3:
Caninehuntermk3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist
so true it makes the moon landing look real
Reply
:iconcheesy-doodles:
Cheesy-Doodles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
What? XD
Reply
:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made that comment in the morning, which is when I tend to vent my wrath.
Reply
:iconcheesy-doodles:
Cheesy-Doodles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Ah lol
Reply
:iconshadow0wolf5:
Shadow0wolf5 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My take: The culture of social media and 'selfies' can sometimes be an all consuming monster.
Reply
:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the most overdone repetitive 'message' of this entire decade
Reply
:iconroombie:
Roombie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can support social media and phones and whatnot, and still see the negative aspects of it. Social media/internet can affect people's lives in not-so-healthy ways, but that doesn't automatically mean that it's bad. It just depends on the person and how much they use it.
Reply
:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not certain you see my point. What I'm saying is, we've all already heard the scare tactics and things about this so many times that the subject is dry and dead. Being sensible about this subject counts for nothing, because it's been worn out.

Another thing I hate is people acting as if 'social media' refers to one thing, rather than referring to every site in which people can interact with others, I.E. 65% of all sites on the internet. It's a stupid term, and it honestly doesn't refer to anything in particular(except Facebook, which we know is long dead anyway).

What I hate isn't negative views of the internet. It's cookie-cutter views of the internet.

AVREHWAHWN AWN THE EENUHRNAT SAYSS LAWL SAHW LEATS NAYME AWR MOOVIE ABOUT GURL ON EERNURNET LAWL, LAWWWWWWWWWWWWL

MAYME ARE THOAS THING WETH CADTZ, ERRIGHT?!

PAYPAL RREELLy LUV EEEMOWWJEEEEZ LESS MAK MOVOVIE ABOT EEEETTT

Which leads to people not acknowledging the actually dangerous things on the internet, such as:

Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr
4chan
Tumblr
Reply
:iconsoup-medic:
Soup-Medic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
i don't feel like you've actually ever been on 4chan or tumblr because tumblr is a bunch of kids and 4chan is a bunch of white supremacists and if you think "sjws" are worse than people advocating for genocide you really are fucking stupid.
Reply
:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt anyone on 4chan is really serious, they're probably just putting up a front to upset what you refer to as 'a bunch of kids', and if you really think what a great deal of those kids are doings healthy then you really just need to stop. Now. This is not okay.
Reply
:iconsoup-medic:
Soup-Medic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
no people on 4chan are dead serious and even if their "jokingly" being white supremacists its still being a white supremacist. What do you even think people on tumblr are doing? in my experience its just a lot of mentally ill, autistic, or traumatized kids who seek shelter within a community willing to shape to their needs and if you say anything about kids being too sensitive then you obviously dont fucking understand what mental illness, autism, or ptsd/c-ptsd is. people don't get genuinely effected and need to go to therapy because of being "too sensitive" or "made up trauma". people don't self harm and commit suicide because of little things. The real problem with tumblr is the growing communities of pedophiles but 4chan is a lot worse in that regard. So please tell me, what's so horrible about tumblr? 
Reply
:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A. If you can't take a joke from a troll, then you're giving them what you want. I might also add that I referred to 4chan as 'dangerous' in the first place, indicating that I do indeed believe it is bad.
B.I know nothing about mental illness. I did not mention mental illness. I have simply seen some dumb people and heard their ilk attributed to Tumblr.
C. This conversation is overly drawn out and my patience wanes. I made some random jokes when I was in a mood. Fin.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconundertalefan67:
Undertalefan67 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
if that was a selfie in real life, I would be terrified of the camera app forever
Reply
:iconpacmanicng:
pacmanicng Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would want to have it as a pet
Reply
:iconburbsenpu:
BurbSenpu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the phone is reflecting how she really is (referring to the beast shirt and on the phone) and the title it said SELF(ie) so its like their true self?
Reply
:icontableflip-games:
Tableflip-Games Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
I really want to know the story on this. Looking at this, it looks like cover art for a comic book (and the cover art has nothing to do with what the story is about). I hate it when comics do that.
Reply
:iconfamifbeoulve:
FamifBeoulve Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible art, incredible skill!
Reply
:icondragoeniex:
dragoeniex Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2017
Alrighty! Own conclusion: super fighter gal is so pro at fighting otherworldly abominations that she sometimes whips her phone out and poses before punching the phone through one. Set the timer, and in .7 seconds, she's going to have a rocking picture of her face framed by monster globules. 

"Sick tongue, man! Think I should stick mine out for the shot too?" SKLRTCH "Everybody say 'carnage'!" 
Reply
:iconoctubre1996:
Octubre1996 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL DRAWING :)
Reply
:iconlackaholo:
lackaholo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student General Artist
This is really dynamic, I like it a lot!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 24, 2015
Image Size
1.2 MB
Resolution
900×900
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
83,243 (5 today)
Favourites
10,817 (who?)
Comments
298
Downloads
1,567