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Heartless by Dragon-Art14 Heartless by Dragon-Art14
Meet the main character of one of my recent book ideas. ^^ He currently doesn't have a name, but I'm working on it.
The title of the book is "Heartless". It's a first-person-perspective story that revolves a lot around super-natural stuff, post-armageddon ideas, and the bible verses Matthew 19:26 and Luke 1:37. There's a few other verses too, but I have to look through my (Great) Grampa Mitchel and (Great) Gramma Harriett's stuff. I know they're in the albums somewhere....
Anyway, I got the idea for the book from the drawing as I was drawing it and listening to the bands Newsboys, DC Talk, Linkin Park, and Red. I got the idea for the drawing trying to draw something else XD It came out like this instead.
Before I consider posting the book online, I'm wanting to try and get it completely written and published first. I'm not sure how long it's going to be, but it's not going to be a series that I know of. And I'll see how much more drawings I can do to help better explain the general concept of the title. It's not difficult to explain by any means, but it could be kinda hard to understand from a certain standpoint. So I'll be doing something for that later.
The buildings were actually the most difficult part of this.... trying to mix the colors right for each roof, walls, and windows was a major pain. The clothing was the second hardest cuz I just plain had issues coming up with colors that would fit. Purple and blue seemed to be my best bet. I mixed red into some of it for the effect of blood. Believe it or not, it's not someone elses, it's the character's. (Notice there's no blood on the sword. I did that for a reason, it's not a mistake).
The sky came out looking alright. Though I was concerned at first cuz I only had 4 colors to work with (blazin' blue, black, red umber, redwood, custard (yeah, some of the colors have weird names.)) My main goal for the clouds was to get the wind effect and have them look like they're being blown to the left of the page. Same with the leaves. I used the glow to bring those out of the black since otherwise they would blend in too much.
Something I noticed about this style of artwork (colored pencil) is I actually like it a lot more than painting ^^ Cross-pollinating the colors is really fun cuz it brings out shine and space.

Tell me, does anyone else notice how much of a contrast this drawing is to the last anthro one I made? "Rhythm of the Heart" seems to have a brighter mood to it, doesn't it? [link]


Tools: Colored pencils (color count: TBA), pencil sharpener, mechanical pencil, sharpie, 8.5 x 11.5 paper
Time: 2 weeks (day count)/ hour count: 25
Finish date: 1/17/13
Finish date time: 12:54 pm

YOU CANNOT HAZ!! IZ MINE! >:u
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:icondragonlover2170:
Dragonlover2170 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Even though he's blind... He has his other senses heightened.
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Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Exactly! ;P
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:icondragonlover2170:
Dragonlover2170 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey have you ever wondered how much our planet cost?
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:icondragon-art14:
Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Umm....no.
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:icondragonlover2170:
Dragonlover2170 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Our planet is worth more than $300,000,000,000. I saw a show that puts a price-tag on EVERYTHING! From the rock beneath our feet to the towers we see!
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Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
So if some obscure alien race decided to come along all they would have to do is fork up 300 billion dollars worth of stuff and they could do whatever they want with us and our planet..... That's very comforting.... Lol! XD
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:icondragonlover2170:
Dragonlover2170 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Well the true price of our planet is WAY over 6 quadrillion dollars.
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:icondragon-art14:
Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Can anyone really count that high?
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ruuk-ve Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
An excellent piece, friend. It oozes with talent and creativity in its image. This definitely needs to be the main character in a book that you write; you could really take the idea pretty far in my opinion. I feel like he has an interesting past, you know?  Nice references too... ;)
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:icondragon-art14:
Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :D
He certainly will be :) I haven't gotten past the first chapter yet cuz I'm still figuring out how to word most of it. You could say I'm only just learning to think in words instead of pictures when it comes to my books ^^; Ooohhh he does X3 Though it makes me feel bad that I would put my character through it ^^; (I'm weird that way). But then again I think it's pretty cool as to where it eventually takes him. OH BY THE WAY! I HAVE A NAME FOR HIM NOW! His name is Desert! There's a good reason for that and since I'm thinking of posting a few bits of the story when I have enough, you might be able to read about why if you ever read it ^^ The refs are pretty cool to think about :) They're part of the main reason I'm wanting to write the story too ^^
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