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Cindersky by blix-it Cindersky by blix-it
There is a knarled old apple tree on a hill near my house. It produces sour little apples. I have never tasted any deviation on this theme.

:pointr: Sedna, from TG
:pointr: I really loved the pencil art of this piece and included it in TG's recent sketchbook.

This painting was done in 2010, I think. O_o It was created as an experiment, I was trying to figure out how to paint the Underworld before there was light. It failed as an experiment, I threw the painting in a corner and proceeded with the comic anyway. Recently, I found the old scrapped painting. Sedna's design has changed. My color sensibilities have changed. I scanned the piece and applied new color in photoshop.

In the beginning this was intended to be a horrific, dark looking piece. But I think this theme is not really a part of me, and so producing it in my art is not something I can manage, at least not with my own characters. This coloring is more true to Sedna, and to the comic. Browns and blues with light being pulled out of darkness.

This piece is kind of nice now. Maybe I will make a print or two of it for Otakon. :P Fun surprise, finding a decent piece of old art at the bottom of a stack of HORRIBLE old art.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
a very cool piece! :)
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forgotten-light Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I really like the tone here :D Kinda ominous yet expecting
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L-James Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Digital Artist
The color scheme is a little unexpected, but it has a charm to it! Oh man, I don't like Sedna but he's so pretty :I

It's always a pleasant surprise to find good things in terrible old art piles! But even if the old art is terrible, you might be able to mine some good ideas from it.
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KickinTribalRocker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh this is so sick! :D
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RinTheCrazyWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Cpol picture. I like the colors and the darkness creapy look
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Looks like dawn.
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JohnDavid83 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I just stumbled upon this, haven't red the comic, lovely picture, very atmospheric, you really get the impression this is a freeze frame of a much bigger picture/story. very nice! :)
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
This style is awesome.
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:iconblix-it:
blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
<3 Thanks very much! I'm really happy that you enjoy the style. I strive for it to be recognizable and unique.
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'd say you've done a pretty fine job of that.
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blubabeo9 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, and definitely speaks more to the comic, but I do appreciate the original for what you were trying.
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blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
haha, I appreciate the original as a step in the process to eventually producing other, better work. If I tried this idea now, it'd be so much better. >< But I'd rather go paint other stuff now. %D
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blubabeo9 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. Its always good to be able to appreciate past steps in process.

Well, good luck in your painting! I'm excited to see what happens. OuO
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Saiyuki-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This is really pretty. In a way that would look really good on a motorcycle.
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blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
O_o I can't imagine it on a motorcycle. Bah. Everything I see on motorcycles is that sort of realisticy thing with wolves howling and eagles flying.
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Saiyuki-chan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I can... it would look good on the style of bike I chose... :D
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Woo-YunHee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thank you! :hug:
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Woo-YunHee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student
Pretty cool!

I have to wonder though. How big is it and how much black paint/ ink did you use? :XD:
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blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
It's 9x14 inches and really, the ink use wasn't that bad. XD Besides that, ink isn't horribly expensive ... would have been so much worse if it was paint instead.
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student
Ah, that's cool. I've been finding that it takes a lot of black watercolor to get anything really dark, asd I've been wondering about all these black filled underworld paintings in your comic. ^^; It's good that it's not too expensive, then.
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blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Oh, yeah, maybe you should try out waterproof ink in your works! That's the fastest, easiest way to get true black.
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student
I will, thank you! :)
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blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Just make sure the bottle says waterproof on it. =___=;;; I've bought some ink before that I thought was waterproof .... and then it wasn't. And it bled everywhere even after it dried. SO MUCH FOR THAT ILLUSTRATION ~~~~
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student
XD Yeah, I've done that once or twice with my outlines... Should have stuck to the sharpies.
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xXRichCJXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this
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blix-it Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I'm glad you do! 8D
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xXRichCJXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD ofcourse
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