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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 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 19, 2011
Thank you! one day I'll go back and fix all the mistakes |D
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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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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
You did a great job with him
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vtas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thank you!
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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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vtas Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
D'AWWWWWWWW THANKS :icontearplz: :iconsparklesplz:
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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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vtas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Does it? ;D Thank you! :hug:
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome
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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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vtas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Haha thanks! XDDDD Lolll /pats Xerith

Kaeddyn: *leans in closer* :iconhurrplz:
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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 15, 2011
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 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 20, 2011
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 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 25, 2011
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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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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vtas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
;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
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
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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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 9, 2010
Thank youu! :hug:
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shrimpHEBY Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u're welcome~~~XD
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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 Dec 8, 2010
Hahaha XD It's ok! Kaeddyn will take care o' ya ;D
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Kin-Maru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
YAY~
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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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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
It's his belly button. It's too cropped for the "mature" rating stuff.

Thanks :)
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Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok fine I will go to hell with him (don't tell my hubby)


This is epic and ....*cries over the awesome background* Nice work on the hands and fabric, looks so real ;w; That lighting is really intense, goes along well with the look on his face and...can I say I love how you made his lips? Wait, I said it, la la la~:iconhappyskipplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
LOL XDDD I'll keep it a secret xDDD

Thanks!! <333 I will spiff up the bkg even more when I'm not feeling angst about the tree branches XD *goes off to make war against scraggly trees* XD

Kae gives you a kiss! :blowkiss:
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Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :flirty:

Good luck soldier :salute:

Oh mai~ :iconcblushplz:
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
hehehe XD

/gets killedbykaelater for randomlygivingawaykisses >_>;
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Sakura-Pumpkin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ROFL XDDD *uses phoenix down*
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JamieJones93 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Tahst coolx
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Thanks :)
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JamieJones93 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
No probsx
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Beautiful everything... *3*....
And then the lady Lavuus makes the scene.

Lavuus: *starrres at Kaeddyn* Hello, Mr. Stomach Muscles! Can I pet you? Oh could it be? You're holding your hand out to me? So is that a yes? <333 *has NO IDEA that the pomegranate used to be a human heart* <33333
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Kaeddyn: *smiles* Hello Lavuus. Do come closer~

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@__@ OTL he sounds like the big bad wolf... xD Poor Lavuus! /patpat
And thank you! :hug: :heart:
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Lavuus: <333333 *gets clooooser*

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AND THEN DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
;3; Poor Lavuus, her amusing love of smexy men was her undoing. ;;;;3;;;;
XDDD Welcomes!!!
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
LOL XD Oh well! At least characters respawn... >_>;

XDD Hey, there are worse ways to die! LOL XD
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I agree!!! XDDD
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Moon-wraith-x Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW
Now this is truly AMAZING :wow:
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Thank you! :hug: :heart:
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Moon-wraith-x Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome :glomp: :)
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KyuuPiyoMii Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist
WOW This is awesome! 8DD

If I have any innocence left I will gladly hand it over ROFL /shot
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
LOL!

I'm sure Kae will manage somehow. :iconraepfaceplz:
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KyuuPiyoMii Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist
OHOHO~

....no. OTL
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vtas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Too late!! 8D The moment you saw that pic, something was stolen! :iconraepfaceplz:
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