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...... by DeAngelus ...... by DeAngelus
"
I'm a Time Priestess ;
I control time and space ;
Entrapping anyone who approaches 'it' ;
But one day , I was careless ..... ;
I clumsily encased myself in a 'Sphere Of Eternity' I created myself ;
And here I am ;
The place where time doesn't exist ;
No day , no night ;
No melodious songs created by the bell chimes , no rhythmic sound of a moving clockwork ;
This eerie sound of the soundless space feels like eternity .

I feel so lonesome ..... ;
With only the 'Butterfly Of Time' accompanying me , I whispered to 'it' ;
'Will I ever escape a cage I create?' ;
'Am I fated to be so , right now ?' ;
'Am I going to end my life in such a desolate space ?' ;
Then , it came to me , the answers ..... ;
The answers to all my pleas ;
'The 'Destined One' holds the key to your 'cage' , but he has yet to know his fate and destiny' ;
'Till then , you're fated to remain in your ' prison ' ' ;
'But you can never rest in peace , you will suffer , 'here' ' ;
'For as you are the 'Time' ' ;
'The Chosen one who will decide the fate of everything .....' .
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This is a Time Priestess (Name not created yet) , one of the elements from the manga 'Steel & Magic : Elements) . She is the catalyst for the 8 main elements (Water , Fire , Ice , Wind , Lightning , Earth , Darkness & Light) that allows a whole new world to be created ., or vice versa .

It's a fixed work from the previous one I've made (The Wizard Guy) :
- More details added .
- Instead of one main light source , I have multiple light source , both big and small .
- A thin white line that divides two near-identical tonal value is now enclosed with a much lighter tone .
- Full usage of the the tonal range .
- More pencils used XO .

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- Original
- Done in A4 size paper (Vertically)
- 100% Pencil-made
- Did it with 6H , 2H , H , F , HB , 2B , 4B , 6B , 8B pencil & 2B Mechanical pencil 0.7mm + putty eraser , eraser & ruler
- No smudging
- Done in about a month (Plus all those 'wasted' times too)

Sorry , I've edited a lil' bit of this picture with Photoshop since the scanner screwed it up again . But this is how the work should look like , or at least . I'll edit it again if I ever get a better scan .

That's it , more to come later on ^^ .
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Peach-Twilight Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student General Artist
That is AWESOME!!! I am in awe at how cool it looks!!!
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thanks a lot for the compliment ^^ .
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Kurama-chan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The shadows are very impressive!

Good work!
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Thank you for the comment ^^ .
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perihelion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great job!
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Thanks !
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isissousa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Digital Artist
It looks like its an old drawing, but with a modern trace! Good composition and softness.
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Thank you a lot for the comment , I greatly appreciate it .
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eadaein Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive. I love the shading, the attention to detail and the lighting.

Im new to drawing, I enjoy looking at amazing drawings like this because it reminds me to go and practice, practice, practice in hopes one day I can do something amazing like this.

Thank you for sharing so much detail on what tools you used to create your drawing as well.

Any tips to share for newbies?

beautiful!
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
You're welcome and thank you so much for the comment , I appreciate it a lot & I'm happy that you like it ^^ . I believe you can do something much better than this one (Or others out there)

As for tips , I'm not sure how to give one (I'm bad at it myself) but here it is .

To all newbies out there who want to start doing art , start from the basics , start traditionally , but not digitally (It's not encouraged to do so) . Learn the basic needs in art , like anatomy , shapes , lighting etc. before doing something like any great artworks you like the most/see out there . Once you get the basics right , doing something complex & detailed (or digitally) should be easier .

Practice is important as always and also , take it slow , step by step , start from the base and make yourself to the top . Don't attempt to do something like the great artworks you've seen so far immediately because you think you can do that , it's because you can't .

They were in your position before , doing art quality similar to yours and they worked themselves hard to reach that level by sheer understanding & practice on the basics . It's a pain , yes , but they have to go through it (including me myself) because we know that it's a necessity to become a great artist .

Hope this helps , although it's quite long to me (I'll put it up in the journal a longer version if I have the time to do so)
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eadaein Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats super helpful for me (and I am sure others) I have been reading and doing the assignments in "How to draw using the right side of the brain" they have me completely rethinking how I see and draw things.

I really like how they make us draw something from the book, but draw it upside down. it forces you to see it entirely differently. Its helped me so much.

Problem is I have been drawing stuff (like the stuff in my gallery)and not that its advanced by any sense of the word, but it is more advanced than shapes and basic stuff. So stepping backwards is super difficult.

That being said it has improved my stuff, and I really need to stick with it and not get discouraged.

Although the assignments in the book are certainly nothing to post in the gallery I know in the long run they will help the works I do draw to share with others.

I try to make time every day to draw, even if its a simple shading and shape.

Thank you so much for taking so much time for posting a long and detailed reply. Im sure it will be helpful to a lot of us! Its always wonderful to hear from someone that creates inspiring drawings. I appreciate it immensely.
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ruhama Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
this is really really good! :)
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Thank you
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mokona--modoki Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awsome drawing and sounds like an interesting story too :)
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Thanks ^^ .
The story (manga) has been made already , and it's still in progress .
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mokona--modoki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cool :)
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MystykNess Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing detail~
This needs more love~
:heart:
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Thank you ^^ .
The sad thing is that people prefer digitally colored over traditional black & white .....
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MystykNess Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, personally, I like digital art better in general, but I like traditional too. ^^
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taz73jo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome! Love the shading!
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Thank you . Glad that you love it ^^ .
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klydekiss Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning~
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Thank you ^^
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:iconklydekiss:
klydekiss Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Your very welcome! :D
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e1le Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student
the atmosphere is really dreamy and nostalgic, nice job
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks a lot for the comment ^^ .
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Sa-Chan95 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great! :la:
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks ! :iconlachoirplz:
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Sa-Chan95 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome :D
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taz73jo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Thanks
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What-about-chris Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Nice work
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Thanks
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Ran-Zu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Digital Artist
wow this is very nice. . . i like it :eager:
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I'm really glad that you like it :iconeagerpee:
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Ran-Zu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Digital Artist
:eager: NP. . .
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Baelavay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Excellent shading work :thumbsup:
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thank you ^^
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Lestasanta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is great.
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thanks ^^
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GDML Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
so beautiful!
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DeAngelus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thanks .
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hellsangel13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
oh i love this:love: is done without reference?=)
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Glad you like it ^^ .
Yes , no references involved , anything that comes out from my mind is portrayed in any work I've done so far ^^ .
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hellsangel13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
O.O you should do more=)
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I am , and I'm currently working on one now , but it takes time (a long time , depends) to make a new one though .
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hellsangel13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
i understand that=)
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Kel-art Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow...amazing=D
Great work with shading...
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:icondeangelus:
DeAngelus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Thank you for the compliments ^^ .
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Kel-art Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
No problem^^...
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