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I feel i have to state it in order to do it.
but I don't know if I can.. *snip*

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Digit-Aria Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus!! O_O
Wai-Jing Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the song 'Scar', by Missy Higgins:
"A triangle trying to squeeze through a circle/She tried to cut me so I'd fit"
Also, makes me wince >____<

Good luck, hope you managed to break free - from the looks of your gallery, I'd say you have
Axel-Sonlen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...What is being cut? o A o
xxmelibxx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
if thats how baby's come out then i never want to become a mother when im older
Zoilus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
VampressAkyra Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010

I'll help 'cut ties' xD
Elleir Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've been featured:

JH-Kael Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think that how people percieves your style is very relative. I spent years hearing people saying that my art was "too american" (anime fans mostly) and having comic fans saying that my work were "too anime-oriented". I think my style is very animesque, but at this point, I'm trying to do something that I feel is mine rather than trying to cope with everyone's expectatives.
paladinknight Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
apologies for such an essay by the way!!
JH-Kael Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No porb! I really like long walks in the beac.... I mean lengthy conversations on dA. They are very insigthful :thumbsup:

Thanks again for the watch! let me reciprocate, I want more discussion like this!
paladinknight Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Aw, do save the thanks though. I'm nothing! xD It's just a shame we're so far apart, then we could go for a real walk! Shed a couple of pounds the interesting way, hehe.
JH-Kael Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
walking on the beach with a cute girl? Book me a flight to the UK! xD
paladinknight Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Hey- Good on you!! I'm happy to hear you've drowned out all that people noise. They may mean well, but going with your own gut is highly important. Cus at the end of the day- it boils down to personal taste. And if you're not happy, then just what is the point??

My teachers used to pick at me for drawing such a highly anime-orientated style-- But I ignored em. Sometimes we just aren't ready to make such transitions. Either we aren't as inspired by whatevers waiting for us on the otherside, or we don't feel anything for the notion of doing it itself! We can only try to understand the opinion whoever came up with the opinion and reflect upon it..

Well, when I drew this picture, it was about that time when my interests began to wander. I found myself so sick with the majority of anime, more interested in manga, anatomy and european painters, and also this voice in my head called a 'self-obsessed philosophy'.

I felt that if I had to find my way through this field of 'style' then I had to quarantine myself for a bit. Hence, abandoning things such as dA for a couple of years.... And though I haven't shed my anime/manga roots entirely. I can also say that I don't concern myself with this so much anymore. I've just.. learnt to deal with the fact that anime/manga has now been part of my make-up for over half my life, and it's the same as wearing the skin of some hungry bears you've killed to survive. They're my war scars, hehehe.
JH-Kael Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think style grows because of influences. Most teachers pick on anime style because a lot of anime artists doesn't have notions of anatomy and composition, don't want to learn and can't understand about how stylization works.

Then we have this extreme opposite, where artists toying with this aestetic just because they like it, gets a lot of flak for attitudes from other people.
paladinknight Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
mm, indeed. Though these attitudes toward 'western styled artists with anime/manga influences' weren't as singled out as they were, say.. 10 years ago. It was harder back then to be of a 'cross-over' and be taken seriously. We had more purists who would only buy manga drawn by Eastern artists.. So I'd like to believe this attitude has matured. Perhaps due to the overall standard being raised.

Messiahs such as Van Gough, Whistler and Klimt who were influenced by Ukiyo-e.. I'd like to think we're the naive, backwards versions of them. In that our originality and technicality develop later instead of at the beginning (as it should've?).
JH-Kael Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sometimes I think the acceptance of anime came since most teachers got used to the idea that the style was here to stay. Purism... can be good, when you want to stay true to the roots of a movement.

Now that anime is no longer The New Hot Thing, and carbon-copies of Dirty Pair or Rayheart no longer draw attention like before... new forms of art seems to be growing, I'm seeing a lot of korean influence and more attention to anatomy and colour.

But here we are in a very interesting position. We have a lot of influences from everywhere. Personally, I have american (Stuart Immonen, Jon Bogdanove, Frank Frazetta), european (Gustave Dore, Alfons Mucha, Jean Giraud) and asian (Katsuya Terada, Katushiro Otomo, Hiroshi Minagawa) influences. I built my style looking for lineart that could convey a lot of detail and ligthining, I liked how other artists created textures and volume only using black ink. And you may say that my main problem at this moment is balancing the color with this particular lineart style XD

I think our problem it's that we became in love with those new (to us) styles and we embraced with passion their aestetic before taking our time to understand their whys and hows. A lot of the expressionist work (and art noveau too!) started with a philosophy in mind, with an intention and goals.

It seems that we are just past our teenager's crush with oriental art and starting to look for a more mature "relationship" with art, maybe looking to grow beyond the surface of the animu and start to understand why we fell in love with this style in the first place.

Sorry, it seems that I'm able to pull out essays too...
kuuramantoonis Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Getting things facially away from an anime structure is quite hard. It'll take time--but you've got talent, my friend. <3
paladinknight Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Much thanks, kmain. <3 I'm not sure how far I'd like to venture off, even though its 'going back' which I'm more concerned with. Currently, I've arrived somewhere where I'm content for now. Like a stop-over inn, haha.

Yeah, the faces are the hardest. For a long time I would avoid drawing them, and I would still block out the eyes if I became too frustrated!
jonnyshields Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Brilliant stuff, piles of feeling in your gallery!
SerpentFonce Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
ouchie ouchie wtf!
sunshynedancer Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
i'm terribly confused.... but i like it.
RehGeist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
this is beautiful! lovely concept and your lines are so clean and smooth. very nice work.
genkaku-kun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I know what you mean!
What (medium-wise), by the way, is the faint blue in the negative space surrounding the figures? It's intriguing.
eesss Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Hello there, i just wanted to alert you that i featured you in my journal here: [link]

Love your work!
This is just so wonderful <3
eesss Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I really really love this very much <3
Eishugirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Ouch ouch ouch ouch!
That made my stomach hurt, but I like the drawing, very nice job!
leviathen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
retrobabe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
it looks really painful...but its beautiful
Artsii Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
teehee this is cute :heart:
Ma-Ga Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Great drawing!Very, very beautiful, i like the visceral thing, and yet it's delicate. It is even better than the anime-like ones.I know how you feel.And you can do it, ^^
Although I've got great influence of manga style today, I can say I've manage to do it.
SwlabrGears Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Used to feel like that a lot, still do actually. You managed to translate it to drawing perfectly.

Cailah Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
I am here to ask if I could use this piece of artwork in a book that just might be published. I am writing this book. A short story. Your will be granted all ownership for the given piece used. I will, if you decide yes, place your name and picture if you'd so like along with the name of the piece and the URL to find it. Please allow me to use this piece. The book shall be called Hide and Seek by me. I do so hope you let me. If would be a great honor to view such an amazing artwork within the pages of my best work. I wish you well.

yours truely,
Perytiion Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Pff. Vagina. Who needs em? :rofl:

Boy that looks soooo painful. :o
MilkTea-Course1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
you can snip it down but i will always sow it back...

^^ lovely i shall add it to my fav:heart:
Asst78 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
I'm not sure what's taking place.
Arukado Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Very nice job! But...ow! I can almost feel it..
vsjo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
i love your fucking art
cos22 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Student Filmographer
amazing~ i couldn't stop staring at it.
it has a very soft and calm feeling to it, as if to emphasize more of the art of cutting more than the pain of it.
i just love it~
u said earlier that u practice anatomy a lot, how do u practice it? like by books?or models?
i'm trying to improve my anatomy skills too~
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
amazing...I could project so much on to's...more horrific,because it's so simple....lovely linework,though....
kotogoddess Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Very powerful drawing. I love the predominate absence of color as well as the subtle detail. However, my brain still goes..."ouchie ouchie!" every time I look at it. Lol.
kotogoddess Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Predominant maybe? Damn I can't spell...
Kosmicdream Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
ohhh gohhhdd it hurtssss

but I cant stop staring at it........................................
paladinknight Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
dasaii Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Your anatomy skills are just too awesome D8

I wannnaaa draw like Gillll <3
redrain Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
u know im still not entirely sure what im seeing XD but i have ideas
nice line work as per
Ribble Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
k..worrying... not you worrying, just scary image hon. Really personal. Good luck with the breaking through. Smiles.
30C Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
This is really nice :)

I was sort of thinking of drawing something involving cutting, but I never gave the placement of the cut much though...
december-25th Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
My mind automatically relates this to the really scary child-eating monster in Pan's Labyrinth. D8

This has absolutely no relevance to the picture. It' just a connection my insane mind unfortunately comes up with when viewing this.
deadkitty Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
aahhh... hhhh... aahhh!!!!!!
.... aahh..
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