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As Zephyrs blowing below the violet by SinistrosePhosphate As Zephyrs blowing below the violet by SinistrosePhosphate
So... I've learned something: As much as I love spring (and all seasons in general), I can't do this whole "spring" thing justice. And believe you me, I tried. Harder than usual, too. I guess you'll let me know how I did, wouldn't you? 

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1. Contest entry for :iconizka-197: and her "Spring Time" contest. More details here: izka-197.deviantart.com/journa…
2. Flower petals brush from tutbrush.com/flowers__rose-pet…
3. Title credit: William Shakespeare, Cymbeline (IV, ii)
4. Background texture: fav.me/d6253f8
5. I claim the fantastic (and incomparable) art works of THORES Shibamoto as a prime source of inspiration here. The character here is a Trinity Blood OC by the name of Father Jeremy Bentham, AX Codename Vesalius. He is the same character from an earlier contest piece sinistrosephosphate.deviantart… I've been working on a long, novel-length fanfiction based on him as the main character since last year. However, since NaNoWriMo had come and gone... I've only got as far as the first part done (about 20,000 words or so). I am going to try it again this year. 

Wish me luck!
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:iconghostshow:
GhostShow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Ohhh... <3

It's very nice, my dear. I love his pose that's for certain. I've also taken notice over the passed few months that your digital coloring skills have gradually improved over time as well as your line work having cleaned up quiet a bit -- good job.

It's fantastic to see Jeremy again it really is... I should be more attentive with the countess...  my mind has been firing off in the worst ways as of late, but this is certainly inspirational...   
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to think that I am a challenge-propelled individual: I do better when there's added pressure either by competition or deadline (or both.) My "list of things to do" has dwindled down to almost nil lately, so I decided to pick up some competitions. I know my chance of winning would be pretty low, but it would still be nice to be able to pit my paltry abilities with the rest of the community... so... there we go... ^^; 

Besides, it's always nice to see Father Bentham out of the lab and out in the sun. I am still planning on finishing that story, you know. 
It'll just take... time. A lot of time, but yes, time. ^^;
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Dannie-29 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL.The colors are vibrant, the shading is deep, even the rays of sun are done so very well. The angles of the person capture the eyes and makes them follow the line of the body, giving it depth. I'm trying to read the expression of the body instead of just the face which makes me connect with the character more. Plus I am in love with those reds and yellow but I do get a more autumn-ish feeling from the picture. Overall, beautiful bravo, bravo. Clap clap applause
Lol
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, thank you very much for your detailed - and very kind - comment. 
It's the type of conversational piece that a doodler like me is looking for, I think. 

You're the second person to tell me the colours look more autumn than spring, actually. And I couldn't agree with you more. (I -did- say that "I realised I can't do Spring justice, right? ^^;) But I am really glad that you took notice of the composition and the movement in the picture over the details such as the facial expressions. There really wasn't much in ways of expression on this guy's face, but his gestures spoke more. I have a bad habit of wearing a coat but leaving it unbuttoned so that it would flap in the wind. There's something exhilarating about that feeling as if you are almost able to fly. That was the kind of feeling I wanted to bring to this piece, because in spring even the snow birds will wake up and spread their wings to fly. And I am really glad to hear that this was what had captured your attention. 

Once again, thank you!
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Dannie-29 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you are my cupcake so I will be here to critique or whatever else you might need me for~
And yes, the flapping coat makes a great impact on the picture. It's not just standing still, you see what the wind touches and makes the leaves rustle in your head. Makes one remember a strong wind and the sweet smells of spring.
For me, the smell of spring is an oak tree like the one on my front yard. She smells great^^
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to have someone who would critique me, actually. I think that's the only way I'll learn. And while we're on that note... don't spare the rod. There's a role for both nice words and bad words whenever they are called for. And thank you very much in advance!

Unfortunately for me... spring usually means the onset of awful allergies. You might say I am living spring vicariously through this character here: I'd love to do what he's doing out in a meadow! And hey, he looks better than me while doing it. I can't deny that... ^^;
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Dannie-29 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol every drawing is cooler than the person who drew it, Nedalliae is way cooler than me
And fine, no rod sparing from here on for you
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... Much appreciated! 
... That's how we learn at the end of the day, after all. And if there's one thing I do know, I still have a -lot- of learning to do. 
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WilliamJCovello Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow. The color and posing on this one are all top notch! 
Brilliant work, my friend. 
You really captures something special here. :)
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, thank you! You're too kind, really. 
I guess that's why I like contests - I'm pushed to do good so I can go head-to-head with other talented artists. You might say I need a reason to get off my big butt! ^^; 
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