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"I'll be the thorns on every rose
You've been sent by hope (You'll grow cold)
I am the nightmare waking you up
From the dream of a dream of love (Just like before)"

Vampire Heart - HIM

Got inspired by one of my favourite songs again and had to draw something. Unfortunately I drew it on bristol board so about half way though, I realised that I wouldn't be able to paint it very dark...

My lack of skill has really been bothering me lately.
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Are those thorns growing out of his shoulder? COOL!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Out of his chest, yeah. :D
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Okay, I wasn't sure if the thorns were coming out of his shoulder or his chest, but either way, its's still an awesome concept!
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BLANKACCOUNT1010101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your lack of skill? how simply ludicrous. Your work is lovely and superb beyond all measure I simply adore it. This may be my interpretation but to me it looks like Deshwitat in deaths sleep. The obvious art nouveau influences and surrealistic flourishes are simply elegant and there is so much meaning and thought trapped in this image. I admit I spent a period of time gazing at it and fell so in love I made it My desktop photo. Ilove your work Phantom.
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unicyclebabyguy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student
I really dig the clouds in this piece.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Thank you! :)
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unicyclebabyguy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student
no problemo :)
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A fabulous drawing inspired by a fabulous song. ^^ Awesome color scheme, as well.

(Can I borrow your hair-drawing skills? Please? Maybe for just a day or so?)
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Nuuuu. Them be me hair drawin skills. I practised hard for these only half-decent skills!
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... Can't say I didn't try. XD

(This just means that I'll have to steal those skills of yours.) ;)
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Best of luck! I am magically warded by my many OCs. I warn you most of them are bloodsucking, magic packing, killing machines. >)

All that effort spent in stealing could be spent in practising instead!
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, you've got a valid point! *contemplative face* Very well, then. I shan't steal your skills...

At least until I make some bamf OC bodyguards...

<.<
>.>
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
:D

You make me smile. Thanks.
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E-N-O-C-H Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you always do an awesome job. You manage to put in so many elegant details without crowding things or making the picture look messy. All the hair in this one is mesmerizing.
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Persnicketese Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I don't think you lack skill, dear. I mean everyone can always get better but I really love your drawings. They always inspire me <3
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Well, it does make me feel happy that I can inspire others. :) I hope I can continue to improve.
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Persnicketese Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I know you will. <3 I have faith in you
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UndeadQuiche Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh no you'r art is always lovely :D
say i dont know it you care but here is something i did :D
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SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The entire style is just so cool! I love the hair and the fabric, which seem alike in style, but are still noticeably different.

AND THE REDS JUST MAKE IT LOVELY.
Awesome, as usual. :clap:
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thanks! :)

And thank you for commenting! I don't get a lot of them, so it is appreciated.

Any suggestions for improvement? I feel like I need to be trying harder to improve.
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SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, don't mention it! I like your art, and I know that you aren't some hoity-toity artist who won't respond to my comments. ;)
I am reluctant on making suggestions because I don't know if I have a "right" to speak out about things which I cannot do myself. :\ On this particular piece, which I've looked at for awhile now, I'm not sure there's anything I don't like. The detailing on the bottom half of the drawing is stunning. So intricate and beautiful!

I think the facial proportions are right, and I also think that the background is done with just enough red to add visual interest. :)

If I see things I think should be "improved" in the future, I'll let you know, though. I'm sorry I don't have anything for this piece. ^^;
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Nggg, sorry it took me so long to reply...

Well, I feel the same way about the "right" to speak thing... but still! I'm asking for it, so feel free if you see anything you think I could improve on.

Thanks for taking the time to look and comment!
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SanguineEpitaph Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pff, you don't have to apologize to me about late replies. I take weeks, sometimes. XD

I will in the future! :)
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Servina Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
nicely done :clap:
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avinansototo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
These lines are beautiful.
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Alucard012 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Lack of skill? That's a good one. I'm very impressed by your drawings.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thank you very much! I'm a little too hard on myself and my art sometimes...

I just really want to improve.
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Alucard012 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
You are your worst critic. ^^ Everyone is like that.
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COBRD-Ind Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
That's quite beautiful Mr. September. I see no lack of skill here at all. I have to say my favorite part are all the flowing lines. That has always been something i enjoyed drawing. Long flowing lines. It's very eye catching.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
:) Thanks

I do like flowing lines. :D
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UndeadQuiche Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow :D i love how you draw~
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thank you very much! I hope not to disappoint. :)
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