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Published: September 10, 2004
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"I'm making a choice to be out of touch,
leave me be," he said.
"Leave me here in my stark raving, sick, sad little world."

yaay, it's finally finished! I've been working on this in my drawing class the past two weeks. I had to piece this together from 6 scans, so, it's a little fuzzy in some places... sorry, best I could do.

anyway, this was an idea that's been brewing in my head for a couple months... It's supposed to be somewhat abstract and I wasn't trying to copy Jhonen's style... I don't want to explain everything but Johnny's supposed to sort of be "melting" into the blood..drippy...bloodness... coming out from around the borders of the picture. but hopefully you look at it long enough to figure out stuff on your own.

this is my first attempt at doing a large ink piece, that's sorta why it took so long, was experimenting... the background is ink washes.. a lot of the detail was done with brushpen and then redone with ink and a nib pen; brushpen ink doesn't dry completely black for some reason (god I'm so anal)... and a lot of the border and such is brushed-on ink. all ink. it's inky. yay. done on illustration board... I think the size is 20" high by 15" wide.

lyrics © Incubus
Johnny, Mr. Eff, Psycho Doughboy, Nailbunny, etc. © Jhonen thealmighty Vasquez
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dragon-knight666's avatar
very nice
i love it
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Wicked-KittY|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think i get what you where trying to get across here,in the blood work on the wall you can kinda see like...the eyes and stuff from mr.eff & phyco doughboy and stuff right? well either way i really admire the work you put into this...2 years ago XD
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nonsensible's avatar
this is definitely the best piece of your gallery. gerat work :D
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DesignerFreak's avatar
This is amazing :clap:
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KristaB| Traditional Artist
Great picture!! I love incubus!! WEE!!
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MistressVixen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. Nny looks cool like that . . .
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JezzKitty|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, for something that is meant to be dull and black-looking, that is exceptionally creative. Not that I'm critisizing it or anything, I don't know what's drawing me towards it but. Oh. It must have something to do with the melting effect. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
You've got a tallent with ink. You.

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SpasmodicSharpie's avatar
*blinks* Woah. The whole picyure is amazing. Very lovely bloody look.
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Esquina0's avatar
Impressive. +fav
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sonokitsunekono's avatar
Wow... this is flat-out incredible. Your effort definitely shows on this one. I really like your shading. Bravo! :clap:
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tsunami-ryuu's avatar
Wow. Amazing use of tone and shading-- the black lines guide one's eyes to the character. The picture is creepy/eerie, but in a good way. Very well executed.

I'm envying your inkiness.
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Polarkeet|Professional Filmographer
AWESOME SONG. AWESOME PICTURE. it doesn't get better than JthM and Incubus. *drools*
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I honestly do love everything about this. The dark, black and white color scheme, and the mood. I love how you did the blood, how it covers all the edges and corners as though it's consuming him. You did an excellent job making it look as though he's melting into the blood. I really like the shading on Nny here, how the shadowed areas are flat black. And those symbols hanging from his hand.. I really like how they represent the other characters. Aren't those top two meant to look like the doughboy's eyes? Gah.. I can't remember which eyes are which x_x
By the way, "Sick Sad Little World" is an awesome song. It really does fit this picture.
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AGenericWolf's avatar
That is amazing...the effort really paid off. The mood is really intense.
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Mothic's avatar
what incubus song is that from?
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Raichu-ish's avatar
Woah, this makes my skin crawl XD So cool. I looove the inking. The streaks coming from Johnny almost look 3 dimensional X3
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synchra's avatar
very very nice inking.. i love the shading and the background.. all the inky streaks look awesome.
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-wolf-spirit-'s avatar
Niice, it looks a lot darker now that it's been coloured, very cool, and the idea of him melting is very creative ^^
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Kaisentlaia's avatar
Veeeery nice!!! You're great whit this style! ;)
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StaceyR's avatar
Gorgeous piece of artwork... I adore how you did the background. *applaudes*
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Vhendi|Hobbyist General Artist
*squeeeeeee!* I love it! really nice job. :D
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metallixfaker's avatar
Good. Lord. No wonder this tok so long. But it's SO. SO. Worth it. I love this to PIECES, Good... damn... excellent. *applauds*
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crouching-kitty's avatar
Leave me here in my stark raving, sick, sad little world." Hey aren't those from a song?

Nice job on this btw! Love the black n white affect and how everything seems to be dripping almost :D
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