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All is Violent, All is Bright by Laitma All is Violent, All is Bright by Laitma
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, :iconcurenio:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a little addle-brained right now as I just spent the last 8 consecutive hours painting this piece, and there's a truckload of things wrong with it, b-but. I. Finished it. On time-!!!
/promptly passes out

AUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I don't even know where to begin. How can I describe my love for these two?? For your story??? For your horribly, tragically painful endings that make me want to cry???
Seriously though, you guys should all go check out ~Curenio's stuff; I absolutely adore every single one of her stories (seriously) and all of her characters so much, and she's been working so much lately on Primary and and and her every new upload just makes me squeak with glee and and and just, just, all of my emotions, okay. ;-;
:heart::heart::heart:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU AMAZING INCREDIBLE AWESOME PERSON YOU. PLEASE KEEP ON BEING THE COOLEST KID I KNOW. :heart:

Kimren (white-hair) and Ellyon (brunette), of Primary, are (c) :iconcurenio::

Cotman Watercolors and pencil on Utrecht Cold/Rough Press, 8 hours.
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Wow! Great job and great emotion!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahhhh, thanks so much!  :blowkiss:
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
You're welcome ^o^
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KingdomHeartShera Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes good, God is an Astronaut lyrics~ I still listen to them because of you. :>

But wow, amazing characters! (Not gonna like, they look a tiny bit like Krim and Erik from a thumbnail.) That hair! the texture on the clothes, holy moly! and faces. This is seriously absolutely gorgeous, it really is. Your watercolors will never stop amazing me. I should check these kids out~
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Psssshhhhh, well, I got the Rec from Curenio, and she's the one who got me into Post-Rock, so--a lot more of my influences come from her than ya might think... xD

And ohgod you really should check them out, they're just, agslgnskglnskgdsnk FEELINGS. MOST OF THEM SAD AS HELL but they're also super-cute and she's working on the first chapter of Primary so-!!!!!!!! :love:
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KingdomHeartShera Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah? Still, they're also partially yours in my brain, so~

Heee!! I'll totally check them out when I can, ah! They seem like such lovely characters.
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, very pretty, I like your watercolours a loooot!
I like the lights here the most and that beautiful colour-merging in the bg!
Your friend is lucky to get such a wonderful gift! :D
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Hahahahah, I just, I really love her characters, the story is heartbreaking, I had to draw her something~ xD
And thank you, thank you! Getting a vague sense of "lighting" and working out the colors on a wash are always really challenging, but I'm glad it worked! :heart:
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwhaha, another heartbreaking story, i see. :D
It's cool you did. :)
Yeah, I know, I'm really a begiiner at it myself, just read a lot on the subject, but struggle a lot still. But I have to say you are doing really good on it already. ^^
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwwww, thank you!
And, do you mean you're a beginner at lighting, or watercolors? o:
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Well kinda both... ^^;
But I mostly meant lights here.
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHHHH The emotions in this piece are absolutely overwhelming! That's just so very very sad QAQ What's even going on?? QAQ
Again, I just love your water-color technique in general and especially on the folds, the hair and also the Background >A< The white hair is just so soft looking >w<
But really the best are just the emotions ^0^ One day I hope I can draw emotions like you do QwQ
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
AHAHAHAHA... I guess it wasn't too clear, oops...
Ellyon dies toward the end of the storyline, so I wanted to try drawing that... (the same was also happening in the "Heaven send hell away" picture, actually, though less obviously... one character is slowly getting hurt/sickening and forgetting everything...)

I love depressing stories though they make me cry... QAQ
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The stories that make us cry are the ones that stay in our minds QxQ
I LOVE sad stories >x<

Oh Gosh, that's really horrible QAQ
Someone dear dying is just TOO sad...
Especially at the end of a story, when one really loves the character... QxQ
And yet I still love those things in a story xD
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhh yes, perfectly, exactly!! That's just how it is, I love that most about a sad story too, everything else is so forgettable... ahhhh, tragedy!! :heart:
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tragedy fanclub, haha xD
Luckily I can think of tragic stories, Comedy on the other hand isn't really my strong point OTL
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Hahahah, ditto, I can't do anything comedic to save my life 8I;;
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always feel REALLY awkward writing something comedic!
Like I don't think it's funny. At all xD
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm pretty sure no one ever finds my attempts at comedy funny... me included. xD
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Missne85 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Sometimes your art hurts to look at, because you are SO good at conveying emotions! This is definitely a piece I'll come back to and watch in small portions, because I'm gonna cry as well if I stare at it too long >_< Gorgeous work, kind of goes without saying but still needs saying! <3
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahah oh gosh darling thank you so much for the comment, that's actually one of the most flattering things I could hear, that my art "hurts to look at" in the emotional sense~ xD Thank you so much, aaaaah~! :heart:
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Alanwakeup Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Water colors again! :D

That background is amazing and Kimren looks like he's wearing an Assassin's outfit. I like this guy already :)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahahahaah, ohgosh he's not nearly so hardcore, he's kinda an adorable silly sad fella, but ahhhh I really love 'im, and Ellyon too, they're just, such a cute couple~ ;-; :heart:
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Alanwakeup Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah I see...fooled me!
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Ugh-first-aid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* O * SO MUCH EMOTION...GAH firstly WOW...just WOW * W * THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! the poses the expression! you did such a beautiful job in the expressions ;////; and now the colour * W * DAYMN I LOVE THE SHADING! you've done so great with the details in the shading!!! ; w ; and that hair...GAH THE HAIR!!! * W * THE DETAILS AND SHADING IN THE HAIR! GAAAAH THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!! > w < I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!:iconbigheartplz:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwwwww, thank you so much, dearie~! :heart: I'm really glad the expressions worked, that was the hardest part for me to get right. Gotta practice more!
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ScaryIsDead Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
So much feels!! God this is detailed. Impressive work, Lai! :thumbsup:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh th-thank you so much, hahahah! I tried my hardest to get the feelings/faces right, this story makes me so emotionalll~ ;-;

Thank youuuuu~!! :heart:
/smothers you in hugs
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ScaryIsDead Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
(counterhugs) O you're welcome! You definitely got the feeling part down srs!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
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CerberusLives Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, Lai! What an incredible piece - it just screams anguish, pain and loss. I love the ethereal glow and the stormy looking background which seems to be engulfing them both. Fantastic, truly fantastic. Love it!
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwman, thank you so much!! :blush: I'm so glad the emotion came across, that was the hardest part for me~
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packstrap Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw man, this is freaking gorgeous. The framing of the characters by the dark haze, the selective use of color, their body language...mmm, angst.
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
A-Ahhhhhhhh, th-thank you~! :heart:

And, I can't help it, angst is just the staple of my diet~ XD
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packstrap Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh man, don't worry, I'm not complaining. I love me some angst c:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
excellent, excellent~ :ninja:
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DropInTheAir Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful drawing and colors! Very expressive! :heart:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, th-thank you very much! :blush:
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DropInTheAir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcome :glomp:
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PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Such lovely textures! ;u;
YOU AND YOUR WATERCOLOURS MAN, JUST SO PRETTYYY
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Pufuuuuuuuuu, th-thank you so much!!! ;-;

It was fun (in a heart-attack kind of way, as washes always are xD) to create those textures with a crumpled-up napkin!
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PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
......OH MAN... I totally just got the title reference how did I not see that before ._.

But yessss working with textures in traditional paint is such fun! (I've used a very similar technique myself with gouache.)
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
heheehehehehehe :iconheplz:
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PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I must have managed to completely not see the title when I clicked the deviation xD;;;;
/derrrp
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Curenio Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YOU'VE PUT ME IN A STATE OF COMPLETE, FLABBERGASTED SILENCE

Seriously I'm like in text edit just staring at this in awe and not being able to type any coherent cause I just keep staring and I can't stoppppppp because OH MY GOD LAITMA

OH MY GODDDDD

God - the wash in the background, jesus! What an effective way to focus on a central element! Your color choice is just so perfect and it seeps into the bottom of the picture and almost vaguely censors the moment an brings me eyes back to their faces - AND THEIR FACES, MY GOD. Kimren's complete submission to his emotions compared to Ellyon and and Ellyonnnnnnnnnn ;A; Ah just, just what a great dynamic, what a great closeness and pose and emotion between them and it's perfect, man.

I just ran into the living room and started ranting to my roommates haha

It's just - it's so in character and so sad and perfect and beautiful and god, you even did all the colors in their inherent schemes and you've just mixed them together into this perfectly emotive piece

A-and I love how you've faded out the edges of their figures, like it's just the middle ground, just this current happening that matters and everything else is subsequent

OH AND YES Kimren doesn't have the markings anymore, no need to worry!

Ahhhhhh I just can't even compute how much I have to say about this and how lovely it is and thank you soooo much. I can't believe you got it done so fast, haha. You're so amazing!!

God I'm just gonna go keep staring at this for awhile okay *_*
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and you're making me grin like an idiot until my cheeks hurt, hahahahah! Gosh I'm just so glad that you like it, I really liked getting to work with your characters (particularly Kimren's face, waugh) a-a-a-and I'm just, gosh I hope I did this moment any kind of justice because this storyyyyyyyy, I just, I want to see this story completed like you don't even know ;-; ;-; ;-;

Just, keep on being awesome and working on all of your stories, mmkay? <:3c
:heart:

(Oh, oh, and note me your current address so I can mail this to ya!! 8D)
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Shnanakin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you....art....what....i cant.....//dies from feels overload

your paintings are always sho beautiful!!!! ;u;
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
d'aaaw gosh, th-thank you!! ;-; :heart:
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The-G Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
It's getting to the point where I'll see you've uploaded something majestic and I think "It must be someone's birthday." ;P

It's hard to point out specifics on this picture because it's so well constructed. Everything just works. :nod: You've become such a complete artist. There are no glaring deficiencies in your art. It's all at a high level. :worship:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhhh, I-I still draw a bunch of my own stuff, don't I??? ;-;
January is just, a big month for me, since two of my fav artists have their birthdays now~ xD Can't resist drawing their stories!!! :heart:

But gosh, seriously, that's a ridiculously flattering comment, G. I know that feeling of not knowing what to point out when I view really polished, professional art--b-but I still don't think I'm anywhere close to that, yet!!! ;A; Gyah, I still have a lot to work on, ack~ ;-;
But seriously, jeez, thank youuuu~ :heart:
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