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I suck at titles...
So, the idea for this was that Spike wants to get rid of his black wings, wishing for white ones instead, so he's ripping out the black feathers which somehow turns his wings white.

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I'm not sure XD
I actually liked the sketch far more than the finished result.. I'll upload the sketch to my scraps and link it here soon.

art and character (C) Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2012

here's the sketch, in case anyone's interested ;)
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Armorknightmaster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
True transcendence.
TeppeKongen Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2014
"It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I'm not sure XD
I actually liked the sketch far more than the finished result.."

I'm not shure about asking this, but when you feel that your art is bad(Wich it isn't after my opinion) can it be compered to the feeling of when you write like an essay at school, and it seems great when you deliver it, but when you get it back you facepalm yourself 1000x times?

-Random things I start thinking about when I'm trying to sleep
brechdaslicht Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It certainly can be compared to that feeling. I think that whenever we pour our everything into a project - no matter if it's a story, a drawing, an essay, a song or even a cake - we get used to the way it looks/sounds/tastes while we're shaping it up so it appears amazing in our eyes. And then when we go back to it after a while, and after experiencing other things, we can finally see all of the mistakes we've made.
snowywolf7 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely Beautiful, amazing, and inspiring!♥
RenaisAngel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
it's a great idea
it sounds very "folk-lore-y" if you know what I mean
LOVE9654 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome! :happybounce: 
Alagvaile Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Reminds me much of "Stairway to heaven" :3
xyro05 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
My eyes just get "orgasm" xD Epic! Fav!
Icyfossil Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HA5writer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe it could be named I Rather Them White or Demon to Angel. Any thoughts?
Kawayura Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
woah cool !
Hedgehog101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
It's beautiful
wolflover1230 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So do you like sketch these out, scan it, then work it out on paint tool sai or something? How do you do your amazing artwork?! :D
Yomi92 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I love how you do your wings... and muscles.. and- well really everything XD
Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, if you want to try explaining it, it could be spiritual, where he's ripping out what he hates about himself (the black feathers) to let him become what he wants to be (the white feathers).
or you could just say "Logic. it's so restricting, so boring. Who needs it?"
i like the pic :3
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Like it. :)
Huskypawz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this rocks:D the finished result is amazing:D the feather detail is perfect
Kryat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice poetry there: Ripping off the darkness in you so the light can surface! Niice
Fire-Link Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Nice work. How's things going?
chinajessi96 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
OMG!!! That pic is even more than awesome O_o JUST.PERFECT!
ladysilver2267 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is amazing :)
KittySib Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FaithStarLight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When Spike's eyes are white like that it's so scary :worry: But I love the concept behind the pulling out the black wings, and the anatomy is fantastic! :D
fallen-sorrows Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
O.o I had something similar happen to one of my characters in grade 5.
They had black wings and all the feathers came off at once [for reasons I can't remember atm] and they grew back white even though they were naturally black.
I realize Spike doesn't actually have wings, I just found it creepy we had a similar idea.

Love this pic btw ^_^
ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
shojokii Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best Logic evaaa
5EDUX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful :33
FMAInuYasha Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i like the sketch better because you can tell more that his left wing is damaged but the are both very good :)
43M Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They white feathers were always there. He just had to rip the black away to expose the white underneath. I think it actually says alot. Like an analogy for Spike. aksjdhfakshdf .-.
TheCraziestPersonEVA Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, just... woah. :0
mbrsart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Totally awesome!
Codin-the-Fe-Matoran Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think what you didn't like about the final version is that the wing in the sketch was tattered from him pulling feathers, but in the final version it looks fine. That and the colouring on the wings could've been done at a slower pace.
richardtorres21 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
SWEET MOTHER OF GAWD OOMI O_O HIS LEGS ARE HUUUUGE!!!! but not oversized huge just muscularly defined huge, absolutely great work on the quadriceps!!!
i also think that there is a reason as to why spike wants white wings instead of black wings, could it be perhaps that he is now trying to turn into a good kid or a better person? he never was a bad kid, he just is kinda grudgefull in the first 15 or so chapters and with him moving to a different town and killing ...i forgot his name O_O i need to re-read spike now but after killing that one douche in his grade with a brick, i think he realised that he needs to become a nicer person or it might be becoming a nicer person for lilith i have a feeling he meets her when he gets to the next town and because ray and lilith are both cats it would make sence if he met lilith when he meets ray. i wonder if im going anywhere with this, if i am please note me or something XD hahaha i cant wait for ur book to come out dude, but back to the artwork. i love spikes face in this picture its so well done and u displayed the (ive had enough) emotion very well. now this is one heck of a comment i hope u see it. ^-^
StormCoyote Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this!! this is so awesome!
XxRockFiendxX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
veryyy cool <3
spring-sky Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know why you like the skecth better . In the sketch the black wing is ripped with piece of feathers scattered ..but here ,The black wing is complete ,just like a replica of the white wing .
TheGuyFromHolland Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
damn, this is good
great job :D
kruyken827 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic... nuf said...
DoomedToasters Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool pic. I agree with you I did like the sketch a bit more only because the wing looks more damaged and there is more of a feeling of frustration or pain in it. Very good job.
FrozenRealm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Wooho! It is a wulf?
Embrastic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
VoiceOfVirtue Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is your best piece so far, in my opinion. It looks amazing! :O The style of shading looks a bit different. Anatomy is very precise and the light effect is great. Well done - the piece is astonishing!
To me, it looks like the black feathers are becoming real in his hand, since they're more detailed that the wings. The title certainly suits it, don't worry. :hug: Undoubtedly a fav! :D
vikstalovingsum1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok I'm just going to die while I stare at this picture, I love it so much. I would definitely buy this if it were a print.

Ahh Spike how I love you... :heart:
lonepaws Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Thats such a great idea ! It looks like a scene from a movie :3
HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the shape and flow of the cloth around his waist. I would've wished for a bit more detail in the wings though.
smilxo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Maybe it could be an idea for a Spike's dream.
Kentresso-chan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Could ripping his wings be a symbolism for his decision for a better life and taking charge, say, fighting his uncle and possibly reforming his thoughts of Sam? I so need to stop with the symbolism stuff, but was it a first thought?
Dark-Wolf-59 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome as always !! =D
LoneSamuraiFox Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's cool idea.

...But when I read the title, I though myself: Turn them white, use bleach.

YEAH, silly me. >_>
PinkuKen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Don't worry I always get ideas wich I thing are good but afterwords I start to thinking that maybe they're not...
But This is very good Idea, I still love the way you are drawing wings and weathers! ♥
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