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Deliver Your Innocence by vtas Deliver Your Innocence by vtas
OMG.... FINALLLY... FFFFFF x_____x
I stayed up... all night. Again. Lol...

I was inspired by the #AoHC Cannibal Meme: [link] And throughout the entire time I was drawing, I had him holding a beating heart in his hand. Until the last hour, I decided to change it to a pomegranate. >_> Well, maybe I'll upload a blood/gore/heart version sometime...

Everything was drawn by hand. Every FREAKING ANNOYING TREE BRANCH OMG @___@ [Because I fail at making/using custom brushes. And I am somehow too lazy to switch brushes....]

I drew it GIGANTICALLY and lagged my Photoshop T__T. Hopefully this is big enough to see all the detail.

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Medium: Photoshop CS2
Time: 10 - 15 hrs? Not sure...
Refs: I used some refs (and my hand) for his hands. Googled pics of scraggly trees, pomegranates, hearts, and acolyte clothes. No refs for his face/body.

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Character (c) me.
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To lost ones innocence is to relinquish the very fabric of your being. They say that such an even can never allow you behave or feel how you once did before the event occurred. A torrent of emotions can shroud your mind and your judgment, causing your thoughts and morals to undergo a rapid and almost sudden metamorphosis. The ones you once knew may not recognize you in this state and may find that your personality no longer flourishes but rather stagnates with a strange and enigmatic signature that no longer belongs to you. What you once were, will remain as nothing more than a somber dream that will never come back to you no matter how many times you seek it. Deliver Your Innocence, created =reaper-bunny, presents the depiction of an individual undergoing such a personal transformation of the mind as their innocence is siphoned from their being. The design style in addition to a rather haunting and almost dream-like color palate breathes life into this dream state and into the mind of the subject.

If there is one thing that caught my eye, it has to be the beautiful design of the scenery and how well the character stands within it. The very perspective of the design makes the entire landscape feel like its being manipulate by the subject's willpower. How the pomegranate in his hand was the main regulator for the landscape and kept the world in balance. With the "forbidden fruit" now in his hand, he has no taken the world off balance and it is his to control. As he stands before the forest with his prize in his grasp, one can picture the scene as it unfolds. The wind wisps about his translucent, silken clothing. The trees, with their branches extended toward the moon, as if to pluck it from the sky to grant their new master an even greater prize. The atmosphere is thick and foreboding, much like the very forest itself. The eerie shine of the moon gives the scene a very subtle, moonlit glow.

As solid as the atmospheric tension and the wooded area both haunting and surreal, there are still some things that could be done to improve your craft. Some of the brushed tree bark texture could be a bit more refined. Since this isn't a speed-paint, some of those lined could go with a bit more detail added into them rather than having them appear to stand out so pronounced. Another thing would be to try and add some motion blur effect to some parts of the image. Something about the way the image is drawn, it just feels like everything should be moving around the landscape and even the character itself. Try to add a level of wind motion swirling around the character or even dead leaves to emulate the look and impression of leaves swirling about the area.

Within itself, there is so much to like about this piece. From the dream-like location to the deep symbolism swimming beneath the brushstrokes of the image, its is a definite piece to love and add to any favorite list. Congratulations. :clap:
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Eraili Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~
Yeah, one day xD
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vtas Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! one day I'll go back and fix all the mistakes |D
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Eraili Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, this is freaking awesome *-*
I really love this one bun~
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vtas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
You did a great job with him
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vtas Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'AWWWWWWWW THANKS :icontearplz: :iconsparklesplz:
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baka-kiiro Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asldfjasldkfjaslkdfjasdkfjsd I DIDNT KNOW KAEDDYN WAS REPRESENTING THE FLAVES!!!! :icontearplz: OMFG <333333333333333333333

MAN WE FLAVES ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE COOL TEACHERS/EXAMINERS~ QWQ
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome
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vtas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it? ;D Thank you! :hug:
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Great job on this - somehow, the pomegranate is still incredibly reminiscent of the beating heart of your original idea.
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
YESSSSSSS 8D
Will do.
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vtas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... I'm about to post something epic so you can wait for that? 8D
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I noticed XDDDDD

Hmm, what do we do now? o:
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vtas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDDD Kae likes to get the last word. xDDD

And I guess so OuO
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Xerith: ....Damn, always walking off before I can respond! >_< Hmph. >.> -walks off too-

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Hahaha the 3rd RP has ended as well! :iconimshockedplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: No doubt I'll be seeing you in my class. Try to get there on time. *he flashes a grin that seems to be more threatening than cheerful and strides off*

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D'awww :iconrlyplz:
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Xerith: -blushes lightly when he taps her nose- .//. .....
Hm, okay. Like you have a watch. <.< See you, then.

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Well, of course, he's so awesome. :iconsecretplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: *lightly taps her nose once with his index finger before stepping back with a grin* I'm sure you're excited. *checks his wrist even though he doesn't have a watch* Well, I must get going.

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:3 yeah I like him. XD
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Xerith: -folds arms and looks away- Hmph, I take that for a no. -even though she tries to hide it there is some look of relief in her eyes that just refuses to be hidden-

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lol Yay! :dummy:
I was hoping he'd stay. D;
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: *grins* You wish, eh?

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LOL.

So basically, (I'll explain since Kae never would...) Kae's filling in for Serge this semester because he wants to. He loves exercising dark magic. After Serge comes back, he'll be weapons combat teacher. :3
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Xerith: v_v -sighs- How evil, messing with me like that....... TT~TT
-shakes head to recover a bit- Ah, right, I heard you're only a temporary teacher? -folds arms and arches brow-

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:rofl: Yep. The evil guys are always the awesomest/sexiest.
Well almost always.
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: *blinks at her with a completely innocent expression* What? *they're back in the halls of the academy in early afternoon instead of in a gloomy forest in the middle of the night and he's dressed in the usual*

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XDDDDDDDD
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Xerith: -snaps back to reality- ..... QoQ You..You bastard! You're really evil!! Q~Q -still obviously shaken as she's trembling a bit and is slightly pale-

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OMFG YOU.
Well at least she won't be /as/ scarred. :lmao: XDDDDDDDDDDD -phoenix downs you-
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: *ignoring the other's unsuccessful attempts at healing him, his face smooths over once more. His features are unearthly peaceful, his eyes glowing with otherworldly accents. His right hand slides out of his chest, easily, smooth, and brings his other hand to cup the pulsing thing in his palms. A heart. A still-beating heart. He throws back his head and laughs, before becoming completely serious again. He leans forward, swaying towards Xerith, and opens his mouth, as if to pass on a piece of ancient, powerful, wisdom. Instead, he says...* Wake up.

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/SHOT <_<
LOL SORRY HAD TO DO THAT XDDDDDD :iconlaplz:
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Xerith: OAO.............. -frozen with shock and fear- Wh-What the hell are you doing to yourself?! OAO -snaps out of her frozen state and attempts to cast a healing spell, but fails since she's out of focus- Ack what the?!?! >_< -forces herself to focus despite the smell of blood and the shock she still felt from what she just saw, and recasts the healing spell in succession-

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:la: YAYNESS.

lol AWESOME~~ liek a vampire or something. :dummy:

Ah, Kaeddyn, is it just me or are you trying to prove to Xerith that she DOESN'T hate you? :iconohohoplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: Watch. *his voice is soft and light, as though imitating wisps of wind. He steps back and stabs himself with the athame. His face is unmoving, still as stone. But he opens his mouth with a harsh gasp, he grips the handle, using two hands against the slippery slide of the blood running down the blade. With harsh jerks, he makes slices between his rib cage. Smiling, pupils dilated with an indiscernible emotion, he jerks the athame away and tosses onto the ground in front of Xerith. Then he plunges his right hand into his chest and tugs.*

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HELL YEAH. :la: (to both/everything)

Yes he's physically somewhat frozen in time. But mentally, he's pretty old, except for his... eccentricities, which give him the aura of an impudent teen with power :dummy:
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Xerith: -had removed her hands from her face- O_O -all blushing fades- .....What. Are you. Doing with that. Knife? O____O;;;;;;; -steps back and prepares to flee if anything-

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SADISTIC-KAEDDYN TIEM! //shot

WHAT? He is.... XDDDDDDDDDD

student-teacher crushes /are/ cute, aren't they? :iconohohoplz: kekekekkee
But Kaeddyn doesn't look all that much older than her, still..... :iconheplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: *raises an eyebrow and takes another bite, juice running over and down his chin. Some of it splatters onto his shift, the moonlight making it glisten as dark and viscous as blood. He calmly watches her lose her cool more.* If you insist. Let's be serious, shall we? *he tosses the pomegranate, hands stained with the same juice, and produces a silver ceremonial knife from his person. His face becomes dark and still, like stone.*

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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL XDDDD

Awwwww a crush on her teacher; soooo cuuute <33333333333333333333333333333333333333 Lololol
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Xerith: O///////O ah... >///////< STOP TAUNTING ME! Daikirai daikirai daikirai daikirai daikirai!! -covers face with her hands so she doesn't have to watch him anymore- TT////////////////TT nnnnnnnn

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:iconnosebleedingplz: AH MA GAD KAEDDYN YOU EVIL SEXY PERSON :drool:
Oh wow, Xerith is so totally falling for him. Not that she'll ever admit it... expecially not if he's her first crush.... :iconohohoplz: OR WILL SHE. DUN DUN DUNNNNNN

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ohohoho......... I HAVE FANART PLANNED THEN. but then i hafta wait till you draw Kae's new design. XDDDD
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: *takes a bite out of the pomegranate, dark red juice staining his lips. He licks his lips, still watching her struggle with words*

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Anything is possible :la:
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
OMG LOLOL XDDDD
Oh yes.

Xerith: -gasp- O///A///O -covers the ear he blew against, and recovers- H-How is it h-h-hard to believe?! I I I..... >/////////< nnnn..... (Thinks: ...but his warm breath just now did feel good..... WAIT WHAT.)

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are you saying you support it? :iconheplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLOL XDD Poor Xerith

Kaeddyn: *blows a puff of breath against her ears* I find it hard to believe that. *he flashes another grin before swaying back onto the balls of his feet, giving her more space*

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LOL :dummy:

yayforcrack
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Xerith: -blushes harder- O////////O I-I-I...... -forces self to look away- IREALLYHATEYOU! >///////////////////<

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Oh gawd. :rofl: Kaeddyn, you're so damn evil. XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Crack shipping, anyone?:iconheplz: //shot
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kaeddyn: *leans in more and whispers* I didn't hear that. *grins wickedly at her blush*

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XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Lololol
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
You're so welcome! :la:

-shakes head- Poor thing. XDDDDDD She'll get used to it..eventually...

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Xerith: O//O -looks away quickly so that she doesn't swoon or anything- ..I really hate you. >/////<
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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks! XDDDD Lolll /pats Xerith

Kaeddyn: *leans in closer* :iconhurrplz:
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Melanthriel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Is it okay if I say I love everything about this picture? XD
The colouring, the lighting, his expression, those sexyass abs:iconnosebleedingplz:, those lips, those beautiful, hypnotizing eyes... Ahhhhhhh~ -swoons and faints- :iconhappyhappyplz:


Xerith: .............. - stares with a crimson blush on her face, unsure how to react -

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Alas, poor Xerith. Kaeddyn why must you torment her so? :iconohohoplz: LMAO
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Kin-Maru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
YAY~
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vtas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lolll XD I'm sure he will look veeeeerrryy closely~ xD

Thanks xDDD And yup! Practice is super important! You can do it! :hug:
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Hachitaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Something eeeh? If it havent been eating up by all my cracking character then.. Yes.. Maybe he will find something.. But he will have to look very closely ;D


Narw, I think you have done a great job :hug: Better than I can do. ( I will train train and train to get my own crapy skills getting better ^^; )
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vtas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;D I'm sure he'll find something

Thank you for appreciating the details! :hug: despite the crappy roughness on some parts...
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Hachitaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OwO* gives away non-exicisting innocence *

Very nice job, I think I can stare at him forever. * totally loves all the small details * :love:
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shrimpHEBY Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u're welcome~~~XD
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vtas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youu! :hug:
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shrimpHEBY Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
U're doing great~~~!! this is such a beautiful picture~~~:heart:
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vtas Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha XD It's ok! Kaeddyn will take care o' ya ;D
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Kin-Maru Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
._. I am daunted by the awesomeness of this.
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's his belly button. It's too cropped for the "mature" rating stuff.

Thanks :)
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Fainting-Star Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
But is that his belly button or is it a woman's 'you know what'? I was expecting a male 'you know what'. Now I am confused.

Cool drawing/painting though I really like those trees. Good job :clap:

:-)
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Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ROFL XDDD *uses phoenix down*
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