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Ceci n’est pas une sculpture. C'est une peinture d'une sculpture...
This is not a sculpture... This is a painting of a sculpture... ;D

Edit: After staring at this for too long and rereading the description too many times, I hope that the claim, 'This is not a sculpture,' didn't make anyone think that the 'original' statue of Levana on Luna was just a painting and not a sculpture. The wording here is okay, but since I did it in a different order on my entry's description, that might've been weird. XD;;

Inspired by the thought ‘Huh, the Portrait may be in the form of a sculpture. ...WHAT IF SOMEONE WAS PRO ENOUGH TO CARVE AN ANCIENT GREEK STYLE MARBLE STATUE OF LEVANA?!?!!’

Obviously I can't carve wood, much less marble. So I guess we'll just paint it in such a fashion so that it looks like a sculpture... ;D If you squint (or take off your glasses) you can pretend it's a photo lol. Sorry, the background and the wolf whom I’ve decided is Ryu’s uncle aren’t quite as photorealistic. After spending like 5 hours on the head alone, I think that at least that part looks convincing enough without squinting. :lmao: Everything could be more photorealistic if I tried more but...

I TOLD myself I would NOT join the contest. However, this idea seemed so amusing... ;;OTL Hence, I ended up spending the last four days straight on it (Manga Studio kept randomly 'Not Responding' on me too...) I am so tired @____@;; Next time I do something ‘for the lulz,’ I should probably make sure that it’s not insanely challenging and time-consuming.....

At any rate, young Queen Levana’s beauty has been immortalized in stone for all of Luna to admire. :lmao:

Weird facts about the statue ref:
     - When I was trying to figure out who the sculpture was by, Google image search told me ‘dmitriy egorov,’ but the Wiki page that comes up is for the mathematician, Dmitri Egorov, which derped me out like crazy because we learned about ‘Egorov’s Theorem’ in Measure Theory this semester. I was so confused. XD;;
     - Apparently it isn’t even a real statue??? This confused the heck outta me too. :faint: Oh the Irohny...

The Lunar Chronicles (c) Marissa Meyer Refs | statue dress wolf crown marble
EVERY-FREAKIN'-THING [MS] | Wed-Sat, Nov 26-29, 2014 // Total time spent | 28+hrs / 4 days
{more Lunar Chronicles art here}

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This is amazing.
I have to be honest with you, the thumbnail looked like a photo. I thought to myself "oh, she's on a trip and this is a statue she saw." Once I clicked it, I could see that it was a painting, but it is still REALLY realistic!
I think that this is a great idea, and you made it look wonderful.
The lighting is amazing and yet again you can see all the time and effort put into it!
Great Job!!

Oh, I need a hundred words?
Sorry . . . nine, eight, seven, six, five,
Oh my gosh
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darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   Digital Artist
kathryngee Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaahh, I think this was the very first piece of work I saw of yours!! *memories (lol, it wasn't that long ago really) You should definitely do more of this style :D
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Was it? How disappointing to discover that this is far above my usual style. :lmao: Someday! Ask me in about 5 years lol I definitely remember seeing your entry and being like, "Oh crap! That's some steep competition!!! XD"

Remind me of your TLC timeline?
kathryngee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not better, just different style :) 
Haha, I know! There always seem to be a ton of TLC entries (and really good ones) whenever there are contests :o 

Hmm, well I read Cinder and Scarlet the summer 2014 and then Cress closer to Fall 2014. Then I was looking on Pinterest for fan art (and saw lostie's portraits <3) and I think I clicked on the source link to some of the art and it brought me to tumblr... and somehow I found out about the Fairest contest and TLCShipWeeks?? Haha, it all seems so long agoSweating a little... 

When did you first read the TLC series?

**Yes! We will all be like TLC grandmas/grandpas in 5 years and discuss the books over tea an cookies Wink/Razz 
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Seriously! I'm like, whaaat, there were 365 entries for that fanfic contest?! Where did they all go? (i.e. ppl never post online and share with others. :shakefish:) I guess the stakes are rather high. o3o

Ahaha, nice. Did you not have a tumblr before TLC? I made my mf-islands account back in 2011 (for some reason. I don't remember why) but I didn't start using it at all until I started posting for TLC.

**ahahaha, just like lovelunarchron's grandma post! XDD
Somebody needs to draw this lolol

Prepare for a wall-of-text because I already typed most of this up for someone else before. :iconwalloftextplz:

July 2013:
Read CINDER and SCARLET [Round 0]
Jan 2014: Reread CINDER and SCARLET [Round 1]
Feb: Read CRESS / *buys all 3 audiobooks* / listen to CRESS, SCARLET, and CINDER [Round 2]
Throughout 2014: Fall into the deep, dark pit that is Tumblr because there aren’t enough TLC fans on DeviantArt *cries*
May: Start working on fairy tale AU fanfic with NightmareSiren in earnest (and somehow*, we end up shipping Channarin (ChannaryxTorin) and Rivana (RikanxLevana) (er, the latter is mostly one-sided XD)
June: Re-listen to C/S/C again [Round 3]
Aug-Oct: Time is eaten up by LunarHeadcanons/drawing stupid drawings for them / start planning TLC Ship Weeks
Sep-Nov: Spend copious amounts of time prepping for launch of TLCSW
Nov: Announce TLCSW
(Oct - Dec): Re-read/listen to C/S/C for readathon [Round 4]
Dec-Jan 2015: admin+draw (19 pieces..) for TLCSW
Jan: Read FAIREST, ofc. Meet MM at Cincinnati book signing.
Feb: Re-listen to FAIREST
March: Pretty-much-hiatus. *faints*
July: Round 6, 6, 5, and 3 of each TLC book. Started working on promo banner for this year's TLCSW (eventually decided to not continue for the time being).
Aug: Spend a lot of money on SW cards???
Nov: Read WINTER. Meet MM at L.A. book signing.
Dec: *um, still on hiatus mostly???* I don't know what I'm doing. Currently slowly making my way through the WINTER audiobook. :la:

*Rivana was somewhat of an accident... And Channarin was inspired by the ‘Torin is Cinder’s Dad’ theory. In both cases, our AU fanfic discussions kind of made me obsessed with those two ships. XD;;

That * part was not relevant, but I thought I'd leave it in there LOL

I'm still on Tumblr hiatus, which is good (xKit won't work on Firefox, and Chrome won't work on my computer, soooo...). I just feel bad for neglecting the fandom. Oh well! :dummy:
This does seem like quite a while ago. o3o
kathryngee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I actually saved a folder with maybe a third of all the fan fiction entries so I can totally share it with you on google drive :) Maybe some people might not want it posted anywhere online? Idk

Woah, I rarely re-read any books. I would probably only do it if there was a super long gap in between books in a series. But I also have so many books that I need to read like Leviathan, The Chaos Walking trilogy, Mistborn, and at least one Rainbow Rowell book, lol =p  I have gone back an read chunks of Cinder again a handful of times though. 

Yes! I would accept Torin as Cinder's dad :D I think their personalities and/or demeanor are similar so they could have some really amusing father-daughter moments <3 (Hmm, I might just do something for Ship Weeks ;)

Oh, and I did have a tumblr about three months prior to ship weeks, but it was totally random and I think I only spent time on it once and made 3 posts (which are now deleted). I was a pinterest person, unfamiliar to the big blue dashboard, who had no idea there was so much art and writing and couldn't figure out how to do stuff.Sweating a little... But now I think it's great, especially since you can customize your own blog!

It's the same with Deviantart. I'm having trouble loving the odd green background and all the ads but it seems to be THE place for artists :)
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Sorcaron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015   Digital Artist
I've asked for 'bruh' to be defined before, but the answers have been somewhat questionable. XD
grumpynyan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
It's basically just another way of saying bro
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Digital Artist
That works. xD
djdeezigns Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing work!! The detail you put into this piece is incredible. Very nice my friend, I love it!! :D :D
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :la: I'm glad you like it~~
Jolin-chan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Woah! Amazing, i can see that this piece took you long time, i hope that you make tutorials some day ^^
How long did you take for just the face? ^^ I like the lightning which you changed at the very end very much, it makes the pic warmth. Was it a layer with transpareny you added with this color or what did you do? :D
Thanks for also loading up a progress-pic, i really like to see such things
when i see such amazing drawings like this.
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2015   Digital Artist
Ha, yes, very long. :iconorzplz: ha, a tutorial! That'd be awesome, except I wouldn't know what to say other than 'keep color picking and be patient.' XP

*checks description* Face/head alone took about 5 hours. That's when it started to come together/when I believed that this could be done. :faint: Putting the marble texture on Overlay mode gave it a orangish tint, I believe.

Thanks for taking a look at the progress shots! I think those are always fun. :la:
JB-SuperPants Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I would normally give critique when it's requested, but I'm afraid my jaw dropped so hard that it broke clean off of my face.
Absolutely astonishing.
Sorcaron Featured By Owner May 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Well that's one way to put it. XD
Thank you so much! o/ Though I'll still take a critique if you want to give one haha
Secret-Artlover Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Wow. This is incredible!
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart:
Falkras Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soo beautiful....
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015   Digital Artist
ChocolateJuju Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
omg congrats on winning as well! Your entry is so amazing ♥ 
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks! :love:
jaberJaws Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
wow I thought this was a photo of statue at first until clicked on the image great job and beautifully painted
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Yesssss, mission accomplished! :XD: Well, sort of.
Thank you! :heart:
jaberJaws Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
indeed was,your welcome :-)
CrimsonsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
It was one of the winners! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! !!
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Digital Artist
oh. Yes. Um. I was going to reply to your comment. Didn't get to it yet. ;;OTL
Anywho, they sent me an email on Tuesday, Jan 13th, which is over a week after Jan 5th, so maybe I was one of the alternate winners?? :noes: idk. Anyways...

CrimsonsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Haha. No big. I'm happy for you either way about it. But perhaps you weren't an alternate. On the blog, they were saying they had a few hiccups. Long story short, a contestant stole another person's work, claiming it as their own, blah blah, so the admins had to double check everyone's as their own work and it took a while.
CrimsonsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
ah! so this entry was yours. i love it. it's so beautiful. you have better have been one of the winners. you were, right? 
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Yes, it's mine. I thought you watched me on devArt. :XD:
I didn't get an email on Jan 5th like they said mentioned(?), so I was very sad. ;w;
CrimsonsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
i do. i just haven't been on in forever, much less checked my messages and the watch lists. 
aw. that really sucks. it was totally deserving. it blew me away
floppyfuzzybunny Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +fav 
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Digital Artist
lizziebydesign Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fantastic use of form and color here. Bravo on execution! :D
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!! :iconblushplz: I was thinking that it was rather lacking in color, but I suppose it's pretty colorful for a monochromatic statue. XDD
madymadison Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Aah man this looks so cool! Great job!!
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Hmm, cool. I think that's the first time someone has used 'cool' on a written comment on this lol..
madymadison Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student General Artist
idk man it was late I mean cool like aweosme lol
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Digital Artist
ha, it's fine. I was just making an observation. XD :thumbsup:
Mabelbird Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so so so amazing! I love the color and the wolf's stone fur.
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks~!! Partway through this, I was thinking, 'man, this is so lacking in vibrant colors. :noes:' Then, 'oh wait, right, it's supposed to be a statue. xD' 
The wolf's fur looks much less stone-like than it should be no direct ref, unfortunately, so I'm happy that you specifically said 'stone fur'!! :D :D
Porsheee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Writer
I mean, only if you want to XD Or even can. I don't think it'll let you because it's technically fan art. 
Maybe I'll just print it out of my printer :'p 
(Oh, and I did show it to my mom, who was an artist once, and she said it was really cool :3 I don't remember the exact wording.)

The only reason this is a new comment is because I have to leave for school in a few minutes and can't reply to other things in time I think I've fainted. 
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Initially I was confused as to why you would want a print, but I guess that's because most of the prices I come across are all for the exhorbantly priced canvas prints (which might also be reasonable, but I don't buy any sorts of prints, so I wouldn't know. :shrug:
I cheated the system and changed its category LOL. I am now tempted to order some of these to see how they turn out lol. But yeah, printing it at home might be good enough. XP Depending on your printer and your purpose. :lmao:
(Ooh, lovely! Yeah, I don't remember wording either. I showed it to some of my friends today and they were pretty impressed. I can't remember what they said. This happens for violin too. When my prof complimented me, it was so surreal/I didn't believe him that I find it difficult to claim that I accurately remember the phrase...)

Pft. I feel ya. Yeah, we definitely need to not make our conversations grow exponentially. XD
Porsheee Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2014  Student Writer
Haha XD Well, it did turn out to be expensive (not that I didn't know that) so I bought around five postcards instead La la la la  Not that I ever use postcards, but I love looking at them. Plus, then if I ever send something to you, I could put it on there and you'd be like Oh look, I drew that. And I normally don't either, so... I mean, my walls are already practically covered. I have a movie poster from Divergent (because of the signing) a Hobbit part one poster (they were giving them out at the movie theater), some film from Monsters Inc., some glow in the dark mustaches, and a LOT more. I need to really work on clearing them somewhat, but... laziness...
Haha, I see. I mean, no one would even notice it's fan art, either, because, for one, Queen Levana doesn't look like one thing. Like Aphrodite, everyone imagines her differently, I'd suspect. Yeah... I haven't yet, but maybe the postcards'll be good enough x3 
(Wording is hard. Well, that's good! Haha, yeah, believing is a problem XD I have this thing where I believe every time someone compliments me they do it because they have to to be polite, which is probably true in a lot of cases. Though, I'm sure you really are that amazing at violin.)

Too bad it's already happening in all of them. Someday I should make a graph of one of our conversation's word counts just to see what it looks like :o (Eek)  
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Digital Artist
I should probably turn the 'royalties' thing off. Ummmm.
How do you buy around five postcards? :lmao: It's either 5 or it's not. XD Wait. You actually bought them????!??!!
My roommate from last year had a bunch of movie posters. I thought they all coincidentally happened to be on the creepy side. :lmao: (The Hobbit ft. Smeagle, Batman/Joker, V for Vendetta, some Frankenstein thing xD) All I have up on my walls are some drawings I found on dA and printed out like 4 years ago (extra printing money for school lol).
Yuppp. Actually what I am worried about is how close it is to the ref picture. I mean, I did add quite a bit to it (e.g. more clothing lol) but still...

(Quite quite. I do that sometimes too. Or I just don't say much, which probably counts as being polite considering the alternative. :lmao: I think I was (operative word here is 'was') amazing at violin in context, that is, I was amazing for only having played for a year and a half at that point. ;D)

Make a graph? ha! You're turning into me. :XD: I do like to keep 'stats' and occasionally graph them. Very occassionally. We should use a consistent word count tool, since different ones give you different word counts. What do you use? gDocs gives me 246 words in this reply.
Porsheee Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2014  Student Writer
'Royalties' things? O.o 
By not remembering how many I bought, exactly? Obviously. But they haven't arrived yet, since I got the cheapest shipping... It was easy, since I bought them with my dwindling birthday points. :3
Really? I don't think mine are creepy... maybe. Some of the things on my wall are really old. (Haha, I see. How could you sleep knowing they were there!) Well, that's good, I guess. Mine have sorta been accumulating for the past five or seven or something years, so...
But the lighting is nicer! The feeling is nicer! I consider that good enough... 

(Probably. But I'm also normally pretty good at finding something good with anything, anyway, so idk. Haha, I see. A year and a half isn't that long. But did you play at all during break? Or too much drawing? O.o) 

Oh no...? I probably won't, though, since math probably doesn't interest me the same way (if it's about interest, for you). Though... I find it... calming... *cough* Haha, really? I know that for NaNoWriMo I took the Bay Area's bar graph and did some stuff to it because I was curious, but that's about as much as I do. Maybe. Probably. I'm using this random one I found ( ) because it's quicker for me. My gDocs is a labyrinth... And the one I'm using just gave me 231 for that one. O.o 

My word count: 240
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Digital Artist
The profit the artist earns. Or something like that.
True true. ^^; Do let me know if they actually arrive... because I tried clicking on the prints thing after the sale was over(?) and it vanished... so they're not even available as prints now??? idk. I am confused. :noes:
Will you get Christmas points?

Gee I hope not. xDD;; (Separate bedrooms. I guess 'apartment-mate' might more accurate, but that's so much more complicated to say xD;; )
I haven't lived in one place for longer than 6 years so... mine can't do that. XD;; (I guess, recently, I've been moving every year lol)
Oh, I know it is. :eyes: I'm just worried about the issues? if there are any?? idk. Let's hope they're just not issues...

(That's good. I can find lots of things that are good if I stare at it long enough... Unfortunately we're not given that luxury IRL...
No, a year and a half isn't long at all. Especially not for joining a university orchestra.. o3o No, I didn't play much. :\ Definitely placed working on the painting over violin. ;;OTL So much fail..)

This goes back to the 'I find it amusing' feeling. Everything I do is because I find it amusing. Or droll. I should start using the word 'droll.' What'd you do with it? Mine's still set to SD even though I'm not there anymore lol
(Oh, that works. I just always have a gDoc open, so I copy/paste it into there and then delete it. The word count might also be off since I'm typing all the html stuff out. :shrug: But I will use that site so we can be consistent.)

Word Count: 287
Porsheee Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2014  Student Writer
Ohhh, I see. Giggle Have fun with your royalties, then. I guess. 
Haha, of course. They said they just mailed them out, and they'll be here in a week or two. And really? Whaattttt?? I noticed that too, but I thought you did that on purpose? Maybe you should try it again, or something. 
And I may or may not, probably depending on whether or not I request them. I don't think I really need them right now as much as other things. Like books. (Who'm I kidding? I have way to many...) Or pencils.
(Ahh, I see. Yeah, and almost one more word, if you delete the hyphen. Precious worrrdddsssss~)
Nahhhh. I doubt it a lot. As long as you don't trace it all, then it's probably all right. And as long as you're not making money off of it... oh wait... Eh. Don't worry about it. 

(Fair enough. I just don't comment all that often, since I'm watching so many people it's hard just to fav everything, but it normally only takes me a second or so.
Oh wow, you must be a natural! I think I've fainted.  Maybe... winter break?) 

Well, that's how it should work, anyway. If you're not having fun (or doing something because it's 'droll,' to phrase it your way) what's the point? Wow, sounds like I'm going to be a high school dropout. XD But you know what I mean, probably. Just... some line things. To figure out how well I was doing in comparison to the Bay Area. Apparently, I was doing very well. XD Not saying too much, though. 
(Ahh, that makes sense. I normally do too, but I have this bad habit of writing really random and unrelated things on the bottom of other documents if I let myself, and I don't want to be tempted. Haha, okay. Luckily it's easy to find, since I literally just searched "word counter" and it was the first thing that came up.)

Word Count: 333 This went almost over... 
Sorcaron Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Digital Artist
I got an email saying I had earned $1.20 (but that it would take up to 2 weeks to process). Did dA eat up your points already? because it sure hasn't given me any yet.:lmao:
I have no idea what happened to the prints. :noes: I clicked on it again and red text tells me 'Your print source image does not meet new file format and or size requirements.' Speaking of which, I was wondering why I made it so awkwardly almost-squarish. Then I remembered that itw as probably because I truncated the right side in order to save file size (that is, since I worked on a larger-than-my-usual-file, I wanted to save memory by lopping off the extraneous part. Unfortunately, awkward dimensions ensue. :noes:
Books are good. Always too many. I get a lot of pencils/drawing supplies from friends who give me bday/Christmas gifts. They always get used once or twice and then forgotten because I don't do traditional art. Oops. XD;;
'Apt' has two more syllables than 'room.' :lmao:
Of course I'm not making money off of—

(ha, yeah, I feel ya. I've long since given up even looking at stuff. Granted, most ppl I watch are those insanely popular ones, so other ppl can make up for me. :shrug:
I was just really dedicated back then. And excited. I've wanted to play violin since I was reeeeeally little. Never got the chance. One would hope so, but my motivation tends to be even worse when it's Break lol)

This is how you start failing at life. Don't do anything unless you find it funny. haha okay. Sounds cool xD
(My always-open gDoc(s) is actually my 'log.' I don't 'journal,' but I've started to keep a digital log (e.g. //2:44am Replying to Porsheee. I should be going to sleep. Ummmmm...) But yes, that works. :D)

Word Count: 321 ha nice.
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