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Behind The Red Curtain by NanoMortis Behind The Red Curtain by NanoMortis

Appearance vs reality

To be honest with you ,I have been locked  up in my bubble ,thinking if i could keep up  with my shit on DA ?OR JUST LEAVE , the thing is I'm struggling with school and  my future , when you  know art will never be a part of this future you just wanna die in a corner this is how i feel now.

But thanks for keeping up with me ,you guys rock!!!

you can see more here--->>

Red Zone by NanoMortis A Sky With No Angels by NanoMortis Lost Reason +Print Version+ by NanoMortis

End Of The Line by NanoMortis Devil Of The Skies by NanoMortis

Art (c)me
Tools: Pen+water colors+Photoshop CS3
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XxRockFiendxX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
but please do stay on DA if you ever are thinking of it <3 your art is wonderful and very unique
XxRockFiendxX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
I'm catching up on some earlier messages and watches but how are you doing now?
it really is hard to try and figure out a place for art in future plans blah =(
Crowx1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Student General Artist
Thats so deep
skulls1234 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Nice art works hope u do keep up with ur art u r awesome have a nice day
SuudM8 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
New Wallpaper :D
TyrantChimera Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
always love the subversion of this trope
Unknown-Path01 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
KamonabeTengoku Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It stuck in my heart.
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Bojo72rocco Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Really pretty!
shantetoo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
a right of passage, life gives us everything we need to pursue our lives and as we get loser to the end of the journey he begins taking it all back.
I pursued a life of dreams and chimeras thinking I was an artist and would always be. But as I lived my life things happened to me...circumstances that mold us and yes control us...either keeping us on the journey' track or trying to derail the objective. Either way it is part of the journey.
My muse suddenly left me after devastating circumstances, after years of false hopes and delusions, after years of blindly pursuing my muse at the cost of other directions other choices that could have been more profitable or fulfilling, choices I could and/or should have taken. I was left with cloudy dreams, empty promises and no nickels to rub together.
Little by little despite my attempts through these last 30 years to hold onto that pursuit my muse finally seems to have totally abandoned me and though dejected, feeling empty, waking each morning without purpose or going to bed at night with nothing having happened during my long days for which to truly be thankful for (accomplishment-wise only of course) each and every day, I seem to be acknowledging the turn of events. Watching my mother die taught me it is important acknowledging that to finally find peace, even in the throes of death, one must learn to let go. Give yourself over to the loss and acknowledge nothing lasts forever and resign yourself to it.

Like letting yourself over to peacefully letting go of life, so to have I slowly resigned myself to letting go of my abandoning muse. Like a death before the final breath of death, I have finally let go an hoping to find peace with the loss of my youth and my muse, and my dreams of becoming an artist to get the envy and respect of my peers, the love of women and untold wealth serving my community.
Dance with your muse without question or doubt while she is there beside you and be thankful of your communion for when se leaves will you truly be alone. Let go!
ToasterStrooder Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very unusual interpretation of the Little Red Riding Hood story, and I like it. Your art style fits it very well. 
PeytonPlayz2017 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Your art is so good, and they have such deep meanings! I wish I was this good.
GalinaChanturiya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool!
CNeko-chan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude,art like this can sell a lot if only the majority of the population can see how beautiful and creative these pieces tell.

Don't ever stop drawing.
Greeny21 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
Why cant art be a part of your future?

There's lots of ways to use art to make money.
From fan donations >> to makeing physical copies of artbooks or comics.

Or doing covers for books and others things.

I have seen less talented artists netting jobs.
There's ways here.

1. Give up on being an artist, just do some for relief of the mundane job you probably dont like.
2. Find an work that relates to art.
3. Work as artist.
4. Spread your fanbase and get support xD.
Greeny21 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
PS: Sadly to say. But comical or sexy stuff sells the best. Well off artists either do one, if they're sucessfull without a publisher house.
juicefilled Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find this sort of shocking
JRayG Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so incredible. Here is hoping that in some way art can be a part of your life.
Stellarae15 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
When I look at your work it reminds me of a storybook 
EFBailey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, with the creativity I see in a lot of these designs, there's no reason you couldn't do freelance illustrations to build up your portfolio alongside whatever else you're doing. Just because you don't start out in art doesn't mean you can't get there with time and effort later - and even if that doesn't work out, there's no rule that says you can't make art while working on something else. Hang in there!
HolyHowler Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very accurate.
OmegaZzyzx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017
papercrownprincess Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
So, speaking as someone who is likely 10 years older than you at the very least, let me share an opinion and experience.

Yes, get a job doing something that makes income. No, do not give up art - because you can always work on a project after work, or freelance, or build a portfolio. The pros to this? Having a day job keeps money in your pocket but you never have to give up on your dream, either. 

When I was in highschool, people told me there was no future in video games. I wish I had ignored them. If I had ignored them, I would know how to program by now instead of only just learning, and I would be WAY better at concept art. Instead, I tried focusing too much on "a better job offer" when really I should have spent my 20s working the one reliable job I had, then using my free time to pursue learning game design. Granted, there were very little resources around during that time, so it was harder to just "study when you get off work", but you've got the convenience of information being more plentiful online (for free, no less!) right now.

What ever you choose to do to support yourself doesn't mean you have to give up on your dream. You just have to find time to chase it when you're not busy being a responsible adult. Don't let these years ahead of you go to waste, okay? Okay.
boegeob Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
Beautiful drawing. Your whole gallery has a very distinct, elegant style and great use of simple color and lines to tell a story.

...that is a strong part of why I stop drawing for long periods of time... but it's terrible when I stop drawing, like something empty and hollow keeps growing. :(
elzataerinn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Heh. Clever :thumbsup:
VIXXIEVIE Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing <3
Draker1870 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, even if you don't end up making a career out of creating art, you can still do it!  I love to write; it's what I always seem to do in my spare time.  I've never made a penny from anything I've ever written, and yet I still do it all the time just because it's who I am and it's what I love to do.  Please don't let the fact that you might not be able to do something for a paycheck keep you from doing it if you love it! :D
shaolinmonk3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
I've heard a quote that made me realize how useless is to fight against this urge we have to create:

"I thought on giving up on art.... it was the worst 20 minutes of my life" - 

The point is, you have the talent and obviously the love for what you do. The only worst thing than those 20 minutes of self doubt is to give up, and in a couple of months later you'll look back and realize how much progress and fun you wasted by overthinking and ignoring the fire within. Just. Keep. Up. 
JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
MademoiselleA4 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome !! *w*
Laminah Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it makes me tear up. it's so perfect in every way of decribing human behaviour.
Wirianna Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting... I like the way that you created a contrast between the general interpretation of the story and a reversal of roles(i know this sounds pretentious, but it really looks cool). Also, I don't if this provides any comfort, but I'll keep you in my prayers. I hope that everything works out for you.
Ziyellin Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student Artist
Wow, i have never thought of the story that way before. If their was a book that tells the story this way, i would totally read it. But nice plot twist drawing of the story.
freshgo Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist
you should keep on those concept drawings they're really good ^^
BlindJacketKing Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep going through cycles of the same thing.  It's very hard, because I love art so much, and I've spent a great deal of time trying to improve and 'sacrificing' because one day I hope it will all be worth it.  I want my art to be able to touch people and I want to be recognized and I want to be one of those craftsmen types who has made a thing and will be remembered not for having the personality of a sea slug, but for having made that thing.

What gets me through it every time is that if I truly love art, I haven't sacrificed anything.  I have devoted the majority of my life to a thing I love, that brings me beauty and happiness, and even if I am stuck working for peanuts in an office full of people whose goal in life is to get very drunk over the weekend, in my mind and when I get home I can spend as much time with art as I like.

Try not to get depressed.  Your art is beautiful; you are constantly bringing beautiful things into this world.
Gem-D Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing! :heart:
CrazyMathNerd Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Student Artist
This is really cool. :D
Mushizoid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Well... Even though you don't feel like making a living out of art, you can still practice and have your fun. I have the same problem, i love drawing, but I was too unconfident to make money out of it. But I refuse to stop, simply because despite how bad I am, I really, really love drawing.
iLDS Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
I kind of complexed about it.. eyes do not always show the truth
teddolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH my :o
MyunaArt700 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I knew it there was something fishy about Red Riding HoodLa la la la 
Earbone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Definitelly I wish you would stay on DA. I love your works, your stories... the way you create always gets to me and I am always looking forward to you pieces.

Actually I know how you feel because It is very likely that I also wont be able to keep art in my future. But I decided that that wont limit me from doing what I love the most. Drawing it the only way to sourt out my thoughts.

So keep up the good work :3
GPG87 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
whatever you'll decide to do with DA, don't give up on your art.
your style has always been something of his own, quite unique, not to mention the talent and creativity that you displayed many times before in your artworks and compositions.

real life matters always come first of course, but don't give up on what makes you truly happy.

sometimes, instead of giving up entirely on things we like due to lack of time or other reasons, is better to just take a break from them.

art may eventually end up not being a part of your work in the future(or at least, i assume that's what you were mentioning, althou i might be wrong), however you can always come back to it later on, when time will allow it.

deal with the issues at hand if there's any. then, once everything is settled, you can always go back to make the art you like, with a clear mind.
Raybras Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
your art is inspiring. i use many of them as my pc backgrounds :)
Vedril Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
I know maybe you have heard this a zillion times over the last days: 
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT give up on your art. You have real talent and style, something which is hard to see, maybe in a near future you wont be able to make a living out of it. If that is the case, you do not have to leave it altogether, maybe you can keep it as a hobby while things settle down and you work something out with school and your future. Hope things work out for you. 
mendiberri Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017
You are such a great artist, it'd be a damn shame if you left. But you have to consider what's better for your future.

I hope you succeed in whatever it is you decide to do
HarryBillyBobGeorge Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Student Filmographer
Never stop making art. It may end up being all that keeps you going.
ModernAnimator Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I been gone for so long I had to come back and show my support on those I been watching. Great work, and glad I am watching. Foreal!
WhenLifeEndedMe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
I really love your art it so unique and this one will be one of my favorite of many to come !
Even if you don't do this for your future if you like it don't quit it
And i guess it will be a damn shame for us if we let you die in a corner with all your talent in mind x3
This is my egocentric demand keep drawing and giving life to your imagination ! (and if you don't mind let us follow this journey with you ^^)
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