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Gift for Magmaarcher by Ryanide Gift for Magmaarcher by Ryanide
Well asked me to draw a picture that represents how he was feeling a while ago, so here's what I came up with.

Since Magmaarcher doesn't have a persona of any kind yet, I just drew some random spirit girls. Ain't they pretty? :3

Anyway, the dark substance represents the way magmaarcher seemed to "clothe" himself in depression by continuously telling himself that he wasn't the sort of person to be happy, and that he was lost.

And yet, being happy is naturally a better and healthier state of mind than depression. Underneath all that depression, the potential for a shining ball of light is always there. And you'll never join the other balls of light if you keep yours wrapped up in black stuff.

Also, friends and family will try to help you. They want you to have a better life, and will try to urge you to shed your depression.

It's like...a sort of restraint. You feel you WANT to enjoy yourself and enjoy life, but at the same time, you're restraining yourself with depression. It's almost as if you're being fashionably depressed. Or holding a grudge.

ANYWAY, NUFF OF THAT, THIS WAS DONE IN FLASH, NO PHOTOSHOP WAS USED EXCEPT TO SAVE THE PNG FILE.

(C) Ryanide 2006, do not distribute or steal.

*I'm actually really happy with the way this turned out...it feels deeper than most of the stuff I normally do, and it's not exactly emo either.*
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Leaf-Fairweather Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
There's something about this picture that strikes me. I'm not sure what it is. But I like it a lot. Nice work.
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LysanderxX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Beautiful.
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natsumi33 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Beautiful! ^__^ I hope your friend got the idea.
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Fyzel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
What the hell. Why didn't I fave this forever ago?! I thought I did... D:


So yeah. Judging by my work, I would think it obvious why I like this. D:


YOU GET AN F

FOR FRIENDLY

HAHA HEY ARNOLD REFERENCE


ITS HOT IN HERE ELLIE
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YoungLink19 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Oh, don't use Photoshop at all! Flash can handle the whole PNG business!


Good style, good shading and pseudo-3D, and fialy, good color scheme!

Strange to see the charcters staring at each other, emotionless, though.
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YoungLink19 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Oh, don't use Potsop at all! Flash can handle the whole PNG business!


Good style, good shading and pseudo-3D, and fialy, good color scheme!

Strange to see the charcters staring at each other, emotionless, though.
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Well there are definately some things that are very hard to do in Flash. Lighting effects and such, as well as complex gradient shading is next to impossible. In Photoshop, however, they have all sorts of modes and brushes to make it much easier.
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ANTHEAD Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing...+fav
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maneco Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome !! i love the shading effect
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shatteredjigsaw Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
I like how you wrapped the body up with the blackness, the eye expressions between the two tell the whole story.

Your art teacher is a bit of a snob but that's putting it mildly... I never really did like art teachers a few have actually helped me in recent years with some things but they weren't the ones that were tied to my school days.
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