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Sharks And Songbirds by GlacierDragon Sharks And Songbirds by GlacierDragon
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So this was originally going to be a Valentine's Day picture but I didn't finish it in time because it was a last minute thought and then work stuff got in the way and then the deadline passed so I just procrastinated and neglected it for ages until the other day.

Normally I don't give a fuck about V-day but everyone else was drawing happy stuff so a mixture of me being depressed at the time and my screwed up sense of humour made me decide to be ironic and draw something completely fucking depressing. Copypasta time:
It's basically someone who feels ugly and rejected in themselves, and they're desperately searching for someone to accept them and love them for who they are, but in their desperation they make themselves too easy to get (the heart being torn from the chest and held out on a piece of string in the picture) and in doing so they're leaving themselves completely open to the manipulative and grasping hands of people who would want to use and hurt them. But they don't see this because they're blind (the lack of eyes) in their desperation to simply be accepted and loved.

Thought I'd try and do an actual painting for a change, I used the same method that I used for those robot designs I uploaded yesterday, however here I actually put some time into everything. It was still a relatively quick piece, nice and easy and relaxed method that I'll probably use again. I wouldn't mind doing some more art that has meaning behind it, it's interesting to work on rather than just more shitty dragons everywhere.

Original sketch:…

Art (C) GlacierDragon
Time: Around 10 hours
Original Size: 2799x2656px
Tools: Photoshop CS3, Wacom Intuos3 tablet.
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KaossKarasu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, thou you may be excellent at one thing, i've always found it refreshing to change up the pace now and then. kinda livening the artistic mind. personally, expressive art is something that i think is beyond my reach, thus am always amazed when i see others succeed so powerfully in that area. :)
(lol feb of this year, wow i'm am sooooo lazy, thou i put your deviations off for so long cause i know your art deserves the time for a close up look!)
Inkwerk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Aw man, this scene and beasts really remind me of Silent Hill-esque while I do feel that the piece is a bit too dark, I really like it!
GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah wow, thankyou! I've never played any of the Silent Hill games and I only know vague details about the symbolism, but that's still really awesome C:
I'm glad you like it! <3
Inkwerk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Heee...I actually haven't either, but they always come up in conversations about horror in media, so I am somewhat familiar with the details of the games. But generally I like those monsters, and needless to say I like these :heart:
GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ok C: I am quite a fan of the monster designs I've seen, they're always so creepy in the most unique and disturbing way <3
Thanks again!
Inkwerk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
It is always nice to see things that are creepy and disturbing in unique ways :nod:. I think that's why I'm a fan of all those animals that are so creepy that they're cute :giggle:. But seriously, it's always nice when a media-maker branches out into more monsters than the usual zombie/werewolf/vampire stuff.
But of course :heart:
kryoschi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   General Artist
I love this :heart: even the title! :D
the design and composition are great :clap:
nice work on the details on the heart, the wound , the claws and the stones +I really like the pose too!
Compared to all the superficial valentines day art this one carries so much emotion. ~great work! :la:
GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, thankyou!
It took me ages to come up with that title lol XD

Haha yeah, I wanted to do something different and a little deeper than all the usual "oh look, another valentines day picture". I'm glad you like this one, thanks again C:
kryoschi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   General Artist
welcome! c:
Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Glacier, not only is the alien cool and horrific in design, it has a powerful message to carry the painting too.

Also, it's great seeing more submissions from you recently. ^o^
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