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sicksadlittleworld by tigrin sicksadlittleworld by tigrin
"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 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
very nice
i love it
InvaderDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Wicked-KittY Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  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
nonsensible Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
this is definitely the best piece of your gallery. gerat work :D
DesignerFreak Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
This is amazing :clap:
KristaB Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004   Traditional Artist
Great picture!! I love incubus!! WEE!!
MistressVixen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
wow. Nny looks cool like that . . .
JezzKitty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  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.

SpasmodicSharpie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
*blinks* Woah. The whole picyure is amazing. Very lovely bloody look.
Esquina0 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
Impressive. +fav
sonokitsunekono Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Student
Wow... this is flat-out incredible. Your effort definitely shows on this one. I really like your shading. Bravo! :clap:
tsunami-ryuu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
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.
Polarkeet Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME SONG. AWESOME PICTURE. it doesn't get better than JthM and Incubus. *drools*
abyss-dog Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
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.
AGenericWolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
That is amazing...the effort really paid off. The mood is really intense.
Mothic Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
what incubus song is that from?
Raichu-ish Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
Woah, this makes my skin crawl XD So cool. I looove the inking. The streaks coming from Johnny almost look 3 dimensional X3
synchra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
very very nice inking.. i love the shading and the background.. all the inky streaks look awesome.
-wolf-spirit- Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
Niice, it looks a lot darker now that it's been coloured, very cool, and the idea of him melting is very creative ^^
Kaisentlaia Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004
Veeeery nice!!! You're great whit this style! ;)
StaceyR Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Gorgeous piece of artwork... I adore how you did the background. *applaudes*
Vhendi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
*squeeeeeee!* I love it! really nice job. :D
metallixfaker Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Good. Lord. No wonder this tok so long. But it's SO. SO. Worth it. I love this to PIECES, Good... damn... excellent. *applauds*
crouching-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
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
tigrin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Professional Filmographer
^^; yes, it's an Incubus song. thanks.
mirrinight Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
mweee. as i said earlier, it's very awesome. i like the different shadings and how it's all black, white, or gray... the blood... spewy... stuff....... is a really nice touch. did i mention how much i like his face? i really like his face. o.o good job! ^_^
krikkett Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Wow, this is amazing. I'm truly impressed.
Starstricken-Disaste Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Ugwah. Incubus fans are awesome. <3 I get to see them in concert next week :D

Anyways, about the picture...very interesting...I like the contrast
tigrin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Professional Filmographer
I... I hate you. I'd love to hear that song in concert. <3

but thanks!
Starstricken-Disaste Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Hahaha... awww...*sends you a ticket* >;P Aren't they going all over the place? Maybe they'll go to where you are. XD

Anyways, welcome n.n
tigrin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Professional Filmographer
umm... nope, looks like they've already passed my area... I'd feel weird going to a concert of theirs, though, I really only have their newest album. o.-;;
Starstricken-Disaste Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Awwww...;__; Ah well. Gives you time to acquire the rest.

Which you must do if you like that one. Incubus is unbeleivably amazing. On every cd. :D
tigrin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Professional Filmographer
I loved "Drive" while it was popular and I still do... otherwise I haven't heard much of their other music, though... they never interested me much until my sister borrowed the new CD from someone... and I stole it from her and listened to it and loved it, so I went and bought it. for more money than I'd usually be willing to pay for a CD... darn mall... but it was worth it. XD
Starstricken-Disaste Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
hahaha XD yeah. I stole my now ex's CD about two years ago.

The next day I went and got like...2 CDs. XP Their stuff is beyond greatness. Along with Pink Floyd, they're my all-time fave band. Definately invest in more of their stuff. :P
zaphrynn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
That's so awsome that I can't describe it cuz I'll sound all stupid and stuff. So, I'll just leave it as awsome. And I love the hair, and I REALLY love his right hand.
blumgrl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
Holy cow, I love your style, and this is great ^__^ :glomp:
Rainywolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
wow...... this is really a powerful piece of art.... I'm glad you chose to share it.
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