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-I couldn't think of a title sorry- by oomizuao -I couldn't think of a title sorry- by oomizuao
I felt inspired today when I looked through =fighter-jet 's gallery. I loved how he/she (sorry, I don't know) used grains and textures and stuff on some of his/her drawing, plus the gray/sepia ish tones. I just wanted to try something similar.. ^^;

I might have overdone it though :B


The quote is from the song "Nutshell" by Alice In Chains. I wanted to use the "people cry because they've been strong for too long" thingy, but it just felt too cheesy..
But the quote from Nutshell was just perfect, in my opinion. It fits so much to the situation Spike is in when this scene takes place.


derp.


art and character (C) Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2013
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:icon4n1me-art1st:
4n1me-Art1st Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014
Excellent work and unsurprisingly spike reminds me of myself a lone wolf no place to go
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda reminds me of this song www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu3xGr…
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snowywolf7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Writer
Awesome picture! Fantastic job! :)
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:icondaroneasa:
Daroneasa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his eyes, I just wanna give the poor guy a hug. <3
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:iconmyherokiraheartsl888:
errgggggggg i love that songc':
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:icongooddragonsoficeland:
GoodDragonsofIceland Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a suggestion but I would title this "Where now?" or "Lost"
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BillyBobBoeBananaJoe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
The shading is nice here. & I like the sepia effect going on here. ;)
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:iconkirathewhitewolf:
Kirathewhitewolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I worked on this drawing last night it's not finished yet so It doesn't look that great..yet. ;)
kirathewhitewolf.deviantart.co…
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CommandoRye Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The song gets me worked up, and I cry every time: Staley's voice makes feel all sorts of weird things.
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:iconfaithstarlight:
FaithStarLight Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( So sad, poor Spike :hug: I love his expression. He looks so alone :(
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ArtistKev14 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I believe this is the first time I commented on one of your deviations so...

What I really like about this is deviation the somber atmosphere. I remember my brother telling me something about the rules of three or something about photography and how it adds the dramatic effect. You did a splendid job by placing the character on the far right and his gloomy expression looking to the left enhances the melancholy scene. I also like the smooth shading and details. The background looks like gloomy clouds and I'm a big fan of neutral hues, sketches, and still life pieces. I don't know if you were going for a still life for this piece but the way you drew this reminds me of a still life and still life are usually the most realistic of drawings and this powerful scene is very realistic to the point that you just want to reach out to the screen and comfort the dude.
Someone has to be pretty heartless to not feel for this guy, especially after reading the quote on the left. Once the viewer puts every detail together, really tugs at the heart until you're forced to cry yourself.

Oh and....this may be a odd coincidence...but when I was in the first grade and starting off my art/writing career my very first characters were actually anthropomorphic animals. I always placed them in human situations and treated them as if they were humans characters and placed them in realistic stories. I drew them more because I was better at drawing animal characters than humans, plus I grew up watching Looney Tunes and stuff like that so animal character were a major influence on my career. I eventually grew out of that anthro animal phase when I was older and improved my human drawing skills... but when I came across your profile and saw your characters, it brought me back to those days of my animal characters. Right now I'm actually working on a throw back story as a tribute to those childhood anthro characters. Of course the characters are humans... but they are representations of my childhood characters. Just as an example... Gue is a throw back to Chris Cheetah and Max Lobos is a throwback to Max Wolf. So, it was very awesome to see anthro animal characters that reminded me of my own animal characters and as I said that was in the first grade in '96...it's 2013 and I'm 22 borderline 23 so that's really diving back some years. In short, thanks for the nostalgic flashback. It brought me back to my roots.

Anyways back to your piece... Overall this is a very powerful scene and as I said I checked bits of your profile and saw the direction you're going characters. Personally I think it's going to be a influential story and from one writer to another I wish you best of luck and as I always say, when an artist/author pour their soul into their work it will have a very deep impact on the audience.

(P.S. I did attempt reading your story... and just to show how powerful it is... I actually got queasy while reading the first chapter and had to stop before I fainted and I'm not the one to get queasy from reading books. You really have some talent so keep up the great work!)
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BlueSnowLeopard Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my, how he must felt anxious.. O_O The quote is pretty sad and the art is pretty fitting to the stiuation :)
I love this, the colors, the details are great^^
Very well made, awesome work ^^
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richardtorres21 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
i can relate but other than that good job.
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:iconkumorifox1982:
Kumorifox1982 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Ghaaahhh! Images like this REALLY make me want to know what's going to happen to Spike and Sam. Can't wait for the novel.
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:iconfromhellitself:
FromHellItself Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
N'aww poor Spike :iconsupertighthugplz:
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:iconkassanovas:
Kassanovas Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tune...i miss Layne Staley.=(
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:iconfurryraver91:
FurryRaver91 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
looks cool, the quote is nice.
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:iconneothefurrywolf:
neothefurrywolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Writer
An amazing picture with a quote from one of my favorite songs.What more could a guy ask for
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:icondonthappybecry:
DontHappyBeCry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think I found my favorite quote now.
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TheRunawayArtist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This is fabulous!!!! I have a question. Yes Spike has endured a lot in his life, but why is he still so sad? He has a loving girlfriend, Ray his BFF and isn't being abused by Charles. I'm getting so much info and very little context!!
Eek, iz frustrating!! May I buy a copy of the book? Where can I find it??
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:iconoomizuao:
oomizuao Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All will be answered when I finally fishish the book. I'm still working on it, and I've gotten really far actually, but finishing it, doing the final editing and then do the whole self-publish thing might take a while :( But I'm working as fast as I can ^^;
But I am truly happy to hear that you, and many others, are so interested in my novel! It means so much to me :aww: So thank you. Thank you so much :heart: :hug:
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ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would call this "Lost Thoughts" if I was you. Truly beautiful. ^.^
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lttttt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Great drawning, great music! :-)Grea
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Dragon21Studios Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its alright, i like it very much <3
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:iconukefiend:
Ukefiend Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sad.
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:iconred-mohawk:
red-mohawk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I think you may have overdone it a bit with the textures, particularly with the hair. It looks (and I'm comparing color to black and white vision) that instead of black it could be brown. Despite that, I can feel what your conveying here.
The posture and expression gives Spike so much life. I admit, I kinda like seeing his sad expressions a lot because they reveal his caged emotions. But I think Shimmyshammy can praise you better than I can. Awesome work!
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:iconelmo04:
Elmo04 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shoulda called it abandoned
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:iconaceofdice:
AceofDice Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
call it sorrow
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:iconrawr-jinx:
Rawr-Jinx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Oomi, I have a question- How do you get everything so perfect? The anatomy, shading, portioning, clothing, all of it?
You're a huge inspiration for me, but what I want to draw is close to impossible because I can't draw things correctly. I need some advice and stuff... ^^;
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:iconrawr-jinx:
Rawr-Jinx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Spike and I are in the same boat... :< I'll huggle him if he lets me! D:
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:iconmoonlight72minuet:
moonlight72minuet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I loooooove this song <3 And our dear Spike of course ;)
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:icondreamzaboutrenamon:
DreamzAboutRenamon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanna hug the poor guy!
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:icondragoproductions:
DragoProductions Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
every time i see your art it reminds me of my dream.
thank you~
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:iconbonabopn:
Bonabopn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
You're great at drawing emotions even on anthro characters c:
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:icontek427:
TEK427 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww! He looks so sad! :( (Although I guess that's the point)
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:iconangel-moonlight:
Angel-Moonlight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful *-*
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:iconmasterplasma:
MasterPlasma Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
How come you can never see that spike's eyes are green? :o
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:iconoomizuao:
oomizuao Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
they're a very deep shade of green, so dark they almost appear black. I try to let the green show sometimes, though :) There are quite a few drawings in my gallery where you can see that they're green :)
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Butt-Mutt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite all time song omg.
Alice In Chains Forever.
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:iconthespartanpenguin:
thespartanpenguin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
how alone one can be even when many seek to help you
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:iconred-mohawk:
red-mohawk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Loneliness is can be a tough illusion to see through.
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:iconthespartanpenguin:
thespartanpenguin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
indeed
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:iconnecrosquelch:
NecroSquelch Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow...
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:iconx-winddance-x:
X-WindDance-X Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really touching. I love the tone. Well done.
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks really nice. :D
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:iconslivercream:
SliverCream Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful ^
Alice In Chaiiins ! You have great musical tastes ;)
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:iconlynan:
Lynan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great art with lyrics of a great song from one of my favourite bands. What more could I ask for :D
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shimmyshammy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
This is a nice piece of work that certainly shows how you can develop anything from either written material or something such as a song. The concept and how you've portrayed it is very potent and the development of your character to fit within the theme of the words works really well and you certainly seem to understand the personality and traits of your character well to reflect that through a visual medium. The body language and facial gesture are two aspects that truly show the growth of your skills and how you have a great know how of reflecting the personality of your characters emotions through these two aspects. They feel potent and certainly one section that makes your work pop with charm.

Keep it up.
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KingFluffs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's freakin' great.
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midnights0lace Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great song from a great band. Cool picture, to boot. :)
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