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Chin Up, Soldier by oomizuao Chin Up, Soldier by oomizuao
a sketch I did this week, one night when I just felt inspired to draw. This drawing was actually inspired by the song "Zombie" by The Pretty Reckless, a song that my little sister showed me. :)


The whole "chin up, soldier," is something Spike gets told in my story at some point. It means that things can't stay bad forever, because every cloud has its silver lining, you know? And the addition of the word 'soldier' is just to emphasize that Spike is a strong person who's been fighting this battle for so long..
I dunno just how to explain it, that little sentence, and I'm not sure it needs much explanation either..?
I dunno :B


So, myeah.. I'm sorry about the grainy-ness in this.. I used my cellphone as a scanner since I didn't bring one with me this week... :P
But I think it sort of adds to the whole rough feel I wanted in this... c:


art and character (C) Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2012
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SpongyBoy17 Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
when ever i read "chin up soldier" on the picture i think the one who said it to him was that horse character you planned to include in the story, i hope you didn't scrapped him from the story and you give him a recurring character role or at least minor role, anyways keep up the great work!
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Beautylove17 Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woaw it's really cool listening to the song and looking at the pic :D <3
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Beautylove17 Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! your drawings is fantastic :)
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Smarted Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Waaaaait
The grainyness is bad scanning? I actually thought it was intentional because the lightest part is where the words are. :'D It seems like a "memory filter" if that makes sense.
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FaithStarLight Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the grainyness! That's the first thing I noticed :aww: Sweet words too. I like that Spike is upset but also listening to the words and taking them in :) Lovely drawing :aww:
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Huskypawz Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
a sketch can be just as meaningful as a full pic:D very emotional but its very good:D
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Im loving the message behind work of yours like this. Makes life seem less sh*tty. Thanks for posting this stuff, it helps some of us :D
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:iconliberumequa:
It may be a sketch, but it holds so much meaning. Spike really is a soldier. :heart:
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13th-ZodiaK Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, it's a fantastic drawing :smooch:
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Awww! I wanna hug them!:D
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