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You and I in Eternal Life by CountANDRA You and I in Eternal Life by CountANDRA
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BEHOLD! This is... a failed experiment! :heart:
Oh man, this experiment backfired. I wanted to see what would happen if I did a hybrid of pencil work and the power of bloody inks n' markers.
In the finale, I got me this smorgasbord of dislikable humina, yo. That's not going to stop me from continuing till I find out a way to make the mixed media work.

More Godavari and the protagonist of his story Macy Lou, people! I wanted to play with Godavari's grand coat and I wanted to put someone raggedy like Macy in a dress (that most likely one of Godavari's clowns forced her into). It kinda looks like his dramatic way of saying "Bitch, she's mine."

:D

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:iconnamzizi:
NAMZIZI Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
LISTENING TO THIS IS HALLOWEEN FROM THE. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND IT FITS SSSSSOOOO. WWWWEEELL XD
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jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Simply stunning, dear!
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InkyShade Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student
Sorry, not color, I meant hatch
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InkyShade Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student
How long did it take you to color this?
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XxcookievampxX Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow so stunning
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:iconcxara:
Cxara Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I donīt know what you failed on it, but that dark fabrik looks so lifeful!!
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:iconcoffee-fae:
Coffee-Fae Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Photographer
The marker overlay on the pencil almost gives this a 3D quality to it. so... not failed just some interesting texture play
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:iconlittleluxray:
LittleLuxray Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
I think this is absolutely amazing, what with how you've incorporated pen and ink into something with pencil. You have some serious talent. :D
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SecretlyFading Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
Message loud and clear lol
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:iconzerosfuturewife:
ZerosFutureWife Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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:iconmagdahr:
Magdahr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love everything about this!
His fabulous robe really draws you inside the picture :la:
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How failed is it?
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Spasm101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
To the contrary, I think this worked out quite well. : ) I really like the different levels of depth that are created here (especially with the folds of Godavari's attire -- the flecks are my favorite part because they look effortless) I think the ink adds a crispness to the pencil; it makes it look clean but still maintains a lot of texture and detail, although the background was a little bit confusing for me. ^^; Godavari's cloak swoops up at an odd angle for me, too, on the right, but I believe that is minor in comparison to the good points of this piece. All in all, one of my favorites from you. ;)
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DrMandy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the clothes and how it seems to move across the page :D
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:iconarkeresia:
Arkeresia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! The texturing in that cloak is just wow :omg:
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Alsarnia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
XD It's just like you said. He looks like he's saying that and she looks absolutely terrified XD
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Halloweennut Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
- screeeeeeeeeeech-

Gurl hush it's awesome. Freaking coats, man. And hair. dayum.
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iEnviDevi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's not failed, it's magnificent! Also, if you really feel that badly, just look at it as a step in the process.
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AlienSkull Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, as expected, dear.
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mayeshanonymous Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconallthethingsplz: Off on my "Andi's DA binge v7000.3"!!

This is gorgeous~~!!!
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Patient-31 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Pencil and ink is kinda what I do...or did back when I was in traditional media :XD: I can tell you one trick is contrast in textures. Use your pencils in smooth tones [blending sticks are your friends] and save the hatching for only your inks; I found this gives a real feeling of atmosphere. Working in a broad range of pencils helps too, 4H to 6B. Making the transition between smooth graphite into solid inks smooth or rough makes all the difference when it comes to gradients too, each can be used effectively to get a different result...and that's all I got. Good luck :D (and I don't think this is bad btw, you're too hard on your art ;P)
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dragonflare92 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this turned out pretty awesome! I love the contrast between the light pencil and the dark ink and marker part.

Seriously, I think I'm falling in love with every story in your gallery! They're all so interesting!

And on a totally random note, I love Godavari's hat.
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alicerider92 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
is not failed is a mix of textures in one draw for my looks awesome
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shadedsketch Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I can sorta see why you don't like it but I dont at the same time. The textures are beautiful!!!
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VampireLover911 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love how it transitions from soft pencil gray to deep black (marker? idk) And this couple has got to be my top favorites! They're really cute & amazing together!
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Ihavemace Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
'Great success' dear!! keep up the good work!
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JudytaDragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beatiful ! You always draws brilliant ! :heart:
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Aavikkokulkija Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear lord, this is amazing <3
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Firetoad14 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Looks great! I love how the ink makes the texture of his coat look like velvet, and the story sounds really interesting. I'd like to read it sometime.:)
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:iconchibipanda95:
chibipanda95 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhh such gorgeous fabricy things :heart:
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:iconlonelyzoner:
LonelyZoner Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and the folds in the clothes (especially in the bottom right corner) were extremely captivating! For some reason. Maybe I'm just weird, but it really amazed me.
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LonelyZoner Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the mix is amazing! You certainly know how to blend them together; the shading is magnificent. I'm jealous... :I
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LOOMcomics Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Wonderful! :clap:
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:iconnevermoreevermore:
NevermoreEvermore Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Failed experiment?!? Hon, please
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Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
best work I have seen all day, good job =D
what may be a fail to some, is a win to others.
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:iconniiohontesha:
niiohontesha Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really enjoy this piece, actually. It's nice to see you working with 100% darks. :heart:
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the-black-bunny-13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
this. is. AWESOME~!
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:iconpriscillachan:
Priscillachan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Failed? How is this a failed experiment? o_o
In my opinion this is the best piece of work I've seen all day...
And I've been on dA for 8 hours now
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theojeca Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
i love the atmosphere
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:iconniobesnuppa:
Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Also, how is this a failed experiment? It looks great!
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:iconniobesnuppa:
Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Ooooh, looking badass! Instant fave. Those cloth-endings in the corner look amazing, by the way.
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heath1010 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I assure you, this is an excellent first attempt.

Just keep swimming...just keep swimmming...
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ShadowInTheHall Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Part of me wants to go "What, no shotgun?" XD
What about this doesn't work? I think it blends together nicely, unless you were looking for them to be more distinctive? Maybe I'm not a very good art critic, though. But I must say, I'm normally very good at nitpicking, especially when I try.
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MeoAgcat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Failed or not, I like it. ;)
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KinoKazoo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i think you've got a good thing going there. keep at it, I know how mixed media can be a pain.

Loving Godavari's flowing hair =D
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ATeenageWitchling Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
This picture really made my composition fetish kick in. Seriously! You got positive and negative space balancing each other out, you got some sweet S-curve going on with Godavari's silhouette, even primary/secondary focal points, like WOMAN you must have been on a roll when you were drawing this! I love that stuff; ever since I learned about it I've been seeing it in other people's work. I always like exploring your pictures with just the design elements in mind; I'm hardly bored looking at one of your drawings.
Also, dat line work. I'm working on an assignment about hatching/cross-hatching/cross-countour and you have each and every one of those happening in Godavari's cloak. Are you secretly in my Drawing class or something?? Haha!
Anyways, if you're disappointed about your attempt to combine pencil/ink, then you can't say you didn't try! I would chalk this picture up to a successful practice at something new, rather than a failed experiment. I'd definitely like to see the results if you tried again, because the concept behind what you were trying to do is very interesting.
P.S: I remember an old picture of Godavari that you drew (the one where it shows half of his face) and I think it's safe to say that you went through a character design revolution. He looks so much more "grounded", to call it something. It's quite amazing to see your improvement from then to now!
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ahtnamaseed Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
OH MY GOODNESS ALL OF THAT FABRIC :faint:
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Syphixious Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Failed? >.> You clearly have different standards than I do.
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