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ANIMA - Imprisoned by DamaiMikaz ANIMA - Imprisoned by DamaiMikaz
"So much for seeking power, you little brat".
At least, that was what they said, by then. He probably knew that it wouldn't end that way. Not just like that, without a fight. He didn't speak a single word after the day he was captured. Although silent, his eyes would never avert from the sky above. As if he was willing to say: one day I'll be out of here. I'll break out of this chains and move the sky again.



Yeah, this was an insane amount of work. The first time I did a real digital painting again, after 2 long years, and I've learned quite a lot along the process. Like to stop being afraid of making mistakes and merging everything in one layer, to speed up the process (and that was really needed. Even though my computer is pretty fast it took me over 3GB of ram to work on this thing). But I'm glad to say my work gets more and more like how it is in my head.

That... and too many Yuki Kajiura soundtracks: www.youtube.com/watch?v=To6KHE… www.youtube.com/watch?v=QelGyP… www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce7StF… www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Fea8…

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:iconindhel9957:
When I was going through the hundreds of deviants in my message box I came across this one and refused to just take it off. I looked at it for a while and was amazed at the colors, the technique, and the face of this OC! It made me want too look at more of this artists work and so I shall after this.

The one thing I cannot get over from this digital painting is, for one: it's digital but the bigger thing is the face. Artist, even myself. Struggle to make the face have a true, readable emotion. This happened perfectly and I condradulate the artist and envy your skills. You have done a great job.
What do you think?
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62 out of 64 deviants thought this was fair.

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Yes, Kajiura Yuki soundtracks. They always inspire me, too. This character looks extremely beautiful. And the name fits him.
The work is very good, too, I like such style, lineless, but accurate. His facial expression is so cute. Just like it was said, yummy.
I really find it hard to critique this rtwork, though, because everything seems just fine. but there are few mistakes. First, when the mouth is slightly opened, there are no teeth visible, so it should be coloured greyish red\peach\pink. And also his pose looks a bit unnatural, as if he's not touching the wall (or what it is, but with such legs it's hard to keep the balance. And the leg, which is up looks fat a little, but the character itself is pretty skinny.
Oh my, I just cannot find more mistakes. that has to be the best artwork I critiqued, because it's usually over 300 words, and at least 33.33% of it are about mistakes.
And I'm going to read about this character, he caught my interest.
What do you think?
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39 out of 40 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconmelancholicunicorn:
melancholicunicorn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student
stunnig!
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:icongsarisakal:
gsarisakal Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Wonderful
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:iconreichee:
Reichee Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Wonderful work! So many little amazing details!
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:iconprincebleys:
PrinceBleys Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice choice of colour! Great work=)
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:icondemon57:
Demon57 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done :heart:
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:iconp-s-brooks:
P-S-Brooks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great lighting and expression - v nice :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconzanchi-phoenix:
zanchi-PHOENIX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Amazing! The work was beautiful and bright.
It is not easy to work with only one layer. :)
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's, in matter of fact, very easy.
It's really fast :la:
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:iconzanchi-phoenix:
zanchi-PHOENIX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I'm sure. But much training is needed.
I'm thinking of doing something with only one layer. :)
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, it's very similar to traditional art :)
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:iconzanchi-phoenix:
zanchi-PHOENIX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
It's true. I've done much oil painting.
I know how it is. I'll try.
Thank you for guiding me. :)
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I've learned most of the techniques from oil painting books indeed.
Even though I've rarely painted with real oil paint (so expensive, unfortunately T__T )
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:iconzanchi-phoenix:
zanchi-PHOENIX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Yes, the material for oil painting is very expensive.
The best of digital painting is that it has Ctrll + Z.
In traditional painting, a wrong brushstroke is difficult to correct.
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The trick with the one-layer painting, though, is that you do it without the ctrl-Z option.
That's the way you'll learn most :)
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Shadowkeyheart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This picture blows me away every time I look at it....  It's just amazing... *Tears up from looking a beautiful art for to long*
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:iconbeloula:
Beloula Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow cool!!
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:iconcocoaberi:
cocoaberi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, just looking at it one can tell that heart and soul went into it...very well crafted!!!!Clap 
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:iconhystericalmellotron:
HystericalMellotron Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say, this is one of my favorite characters of yours, his design is very cool and hot!
PS: Laughing at the amount of people who mistaken him for a girl lol
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, is he is a rather androgynous character
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:iconhystericalmellotron:
HystericalMellotron Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, he sure is X3...but that's not really a bad thing...
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:icontsasu:
Tsasu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice your BF is really good
I like the characters eyes 
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:iconwhimsybridges:
WhimsyBridges Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is the artwork that made me give you an instant Watch. There's something about his face..... I'm so glad you use this as your profile picture.
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:iconsaberstorm001:
Saberstorm001 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
This makes me wonder what the full story is.
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:iconvoidvalkon:
VoidValkon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like her impression and the atmosphere, really good artwork!
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:icondemyier:
Demyier Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Artist
That sexy though o_o
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xxFrostthehedgehogxx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
OMG This is  GOOD! GREAT! AWESOME! OUTSTANDING! AMAZING!!!!!!!!! SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconyoxiee:
Yoxiee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's great. When I saw your avatar I was wondering if it is art, and yes it is xd great piece : D
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:iconwarmachine878:
WarMachine878 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey again. You made this your avatar, right? It looks great as one. How did you make up a character? What inspiration did you have? See, I'm trying to make my own avatar but don't know where to start. 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How I made up this character is a long story.
It's basically something that I developed over the cause of years.
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:iconwarmachine878:
WarMachine878 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. This is a great piece of art work! Flawless. But I don't know who it is. Is this a character you made up? Or is is from story's, TV shows or movies? 
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's my own character :)
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:iconwarmachine878:
WarMachine878 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is amazing.
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:iconmarzillao:
MARZillao Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very nice!!
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:iconlnbakakiller7:
LNBAKAKiller7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   General Artist
Why is this your profile pic?
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because I made it :D
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:iconlnbakakiller7:
LNBAKAKiller7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
You made all of your art though.
Why this one in particular?
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looked good in such a small picture
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:iconlnbakakiller7:
LNBAKAKiller7 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
Oh, that nice.
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:iconamoryenar:
Amoryenar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
those eyes tho

this is just... i love it...
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:iconprincessofdarknessx6:
PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :) 
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:iconraspberrytickle:
RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
His emotion is powerful and well displayed. :)

~Ced
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:iconchipbreaker:
chipbreaker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
I like this guy, very similar to a character that's been with me since middle school, the two even look similar.
chipbreaker.deviantart.com/art…
They both also share the experience being human and capable of using tremendous power. Kindred spirits eh?
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:icondekaal-lm:
Dekaal-lm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is indeed beautiful especially how u showed his clothes material wonder how u did that?Clap 
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:icondekaal-lm:
Dekaal-lm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is he the same character sato? if so like the eye color change suits his mood in captivityLove 
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:icondekaal-lm:
Dekaal-lm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
opps i was told they arent the same sowySweating a little... 
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:icononurahart:
OnurahArt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconarte-que-cabe:
Arte-que-Cabe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like the colors and the lighting, it's soft but powerful.
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:iconiblushay:
iblushay Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconnuminiousnihil:
NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Beautiful piece. Congrats on the progress made.
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
She looks amazing
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