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[FA] The madness pleases me by TestToBePossessed14 [FA] The madness pleases me by TestToBePossessed14
Another one! Some of you may wonder why I love Autlaw so much. Well is because her art is amazing and if it weren't for her, I wouldn't be the artist I am today. I've learned so much from her and this is like a thank you for all the help.

About the drawing. This is Autlaw's character, Shinri using his powers to create this wired world in his mind. I think it's pretty self explanatory, you really need to check out the character's reference sheet to know why everything's out of wack in this. Upside-down islands in the sky, slowly falling into an endless shallow sea. Hope you like it Autlaw. I had a lot of fun and thank you so much for all the help you've given me over the years to help me become the artist I am today.

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Autlaw Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Oooh… this.. THIS ;u;

I don’t know where to start commenting, this is super representative for Shinri’s character in a lot of ways! I can really tell you did your research when it comes to his powers and the other info I mentioned on his reference ;u;.. *sets up Dubmledore voice* 100 POINTS FOR GRYFFINDOR *le slap self* x,D

I really like how you worked with his themes of illusion and his personal world ;u; And also how you incorporated the eclipse-like symbol/his eye design in the background! Ah.. it truly does feel like a very calming place to go here <3 I love the warm colors you used for the sky, and how it reflects on the icy blue water : D Somehow, it makes it feel like the water is also warm :> I always imagined the water to be somewhat warm as well.. like natural hot spring water :>

And all those upside-down islands my goodness xD I like how it seems like they’re forming there constantly, endlessly changing, maybe disappearing or deconstructing themselves every few minutes. Like.. the same kind of way thoughts form and leave our mind ;u; Exactly the type of feel I wanted to give this inner world of Shinri c:

You also did really well again on his design wow ! I absolutely love the way you have drawn his hair here! You even put emphasis on his black spiky sideburns ;u; :heart: And a lot of love for the way you shaped the upper part of his backlegs <3 I love how we can see the bones :> He’s slender after all haha.

Colored pencils are so dang hard to work with, I really like how you have the motivation to use them on more complicated pieces like this one as well! I wonder, have you ever tried watercolor pencils? I have a feeling you will have a talent for using them as well c:

But really, about the description… no problem at all ;u; !! I feel happy about the fact I could help you even if it may have been indirect all of the time through the videos and such :> I hope you keep on enjoying drawing and keep that motivation to grow.. also keep on holding on to doing traditional pieces now and then. Also if you go digital one day, I think it’s awesome if you can do both ;u; I started out traditionally as well.. learning watercolors and acrylics and ink and such c:

THANK YOU SO MUCH, you’re too generous my dear 8c :heart: 

TestToBePossessed14 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best thing to wake up to ever! When I had read Shinri's reference sheet stuff, I had formed this kind of image in my head of endless shallow water and upside down islands in the sky. I feel I had a good grasp on Shinri's body shape because I have a character with a very similar body shape to his. In fact, when I sketch the character, I sometimes think he resembles Shinri too much.

I have worked watercolor pencils before and i really thought they were far too messy and hard to use. They get the paper wet more than they color on it and they don't have the same color variety that normal colored pencils do. I'm pretty flexible with what mediums I use. I've used everything from chalk pastels to oil paint. Believe it or not, I can actually do a full on shaded drawing with just a ball-point pen.

I think I might go digital some day.  Digital art doesn't put the same strain on money and supplies that traditional art does. Also digital art has the mericle of shape and line tools. I mean, seriously, that eclipse is about as perfect of a circle as a rotting potato. Anywho, I'm glad you like it. I like it myself and I keep having to go back through my sketchbook to look at it.  
Autlaw Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all dear ! I think you captured his whole being very spot on here. Not many people have caught so many aspects of him in one drawing like that :,D  I can really see you did your very best to portray him as accurate as possible ;u;

Ah I know that feeling though! I notice I don't have that much trouble myself with drawing more slender types of bodies. When it comes to super fluffy ones, I get a bit more trouble drawing them haha. While most people have more trouble with slender body types (,: *figures*

Oooh that's awesome! I still have a lot of traditional tools laying around everywhere and nowhere in my room xD I hardly ever use them anymore and I actually feel very bad for that.. but I do still love to work with copic markers and watercolors. Watercolors were the first serious tools I learned to paint with ;u; So they have a special place in my heart <3 And when it comes to Copics.. I hope to one day master those like Takeshi Obata does : P 
BALLPOINT PENS <3 They make into great sketching tools as well ;u;.. I've seen amazing drawings made only in ballpoint pens, it must take forever to make a fully shaded drawing with them though ;_; 

Yeah there's truth in that xD No more money spending on copy paper, sketchbooks, paint etc... but still I think it's cool to be able to be able to have some tools around to draw something traditional again from time to time :> For me it's like my 'reset' moment whenever I draw something on paper again x3 

Naahh looks like a beatiful circle to me ;u; Nothing potato-y x3 I am not able to draw a perfect circle myself though.. neither digitally or traditionally x,D I can't even draw the famous 'straight line' (,: I rely on a drafting compass or a very light under-sketch to draw a circle xD 

Anyway.. enough of my rambling..

I still really love it ! The more I look at it, the more the scenery seems to really come to life :> 
GrapeHatz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The background is amazing you always do such amazing backgrounds o.o
TestToBePossessed14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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