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Draw This Again - Tempest by Gatobob Draw This Again - Tempest by Gatobob
After many ( too many ) hours of work, I present to you the new and improved Tempest! Thank you to everyone who voted on my journal and joined my on my livestream <3 I had so much fun ^o^

This pictures is a special celebration for my ten year Deviantart anniversary which is today! :party:

Here's the full res version of the new one ( giant version is downloadable ) :

Tempest by Gatobob
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CANU-HL Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
Wow, VAST improvement~!
The shading has moved on from "add some dark splotches here and there for effect" to "make sure the shade sets the entire mood for the pic." (Looking at some of my art, I could probably learn a thing or two from you ;p )

Your style seems a lot more unique now. Instead of "Talented kid who watched some Yu-Gi-Oh and wants to draw anime," to "anime INSPIRED, but still unmistakably my own thing."

The wings are also tons better, looking like something a mad scientist on a budget would string up in his basement, instead of, "Dude, where did you order those blades, they don't look the least bit practical or necessary."

Character expression is probably where you've improved the most though. Instead of, "oh this guy looks kinda crazy/sad" stock expression, you can get a good feel for his past and what he, as a person/character, has been through, even without reading about him.
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Haha thank you! To be fair, it's eight years tho XD
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madame-cthulhu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just stumbled upon this piece after not even giving my "deviantART" bookmark a second of my eyes time for a long time and looking quietly and stoned looking through draw this again meme, lurking in the shades, but this piece, oh my godness, THIS PIECE, I just had to write something, it has caught my whole attention, it just looks like there is such a long story behind it and I just can't stop thinking about it, I won't be able to sleep tonight. Well done for catching my attention. How can I thank you for drawing this? My inspiration bar just hit the roof, and I need to know the story behind this image!! KEEP UP THE WORK xxxx
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
omg, this is so out of nowhere, thank you so much though ;_; That makes me unbelievably happy!!!

I'm afraid I can't help you much on the story front though... it's been so many years since the original I don't know what was running through my head at the time >_> I mean, I was listening to 'Tempest' by VNV Nation, so that's something ^^; I can't explain most of the pic but I do know the character is crazy. He suffers from hallucinations a lot so that could be one explanation.
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madame-cthulhu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite band Deftones have a song called Tempest, very strange..
Just the details in the picture, the flower, the crow, the background, why does he have wings, why are they made out of knives and CD's, it looks postapocalyptic and yet the flower and the butterfly give a sense of hope for future restoration, I'm just in awe. I will be thinking about this for a long time. xx
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
you're too nice I can't even handle you :heart:
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madame-cthulhu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good, I'm glad my words were able to bring you joy. :)
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disrepair Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
omfg yes. i still love this art piece after all those years. <3
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I'm like never ending gum flavour XD

thank you ^o^
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GeoCaecias Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow~!  I really love the new and improved wings. :D  The original piece isn't bad, but the side-by-side comparison with the new version really showcases how far you've come!  
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thanks man! ^o^ I'm pretty proud of the wings too, I really wanted them to look like actual stuff and I think I did a much better job XD
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mirrymir Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is a really good demonstration of your improvements :) 

very clever idea, i really enjoy being able to match the corresponding items!  
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thanks! It was certainly fun seeing what I could do with each item. My favs are the butterfly and bird, they were just so crappy before XD
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invertedrealities Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a great improvement! In the first, the background is almost entirely lost because it's the same shade as the foreground - but the second one remedied all of that marvellously!

As well as the colours and shading, your attention to detail in general has clearly improved a LOT, I love how you've taken the wings to a new level and even added the reflection of the scarf in the knives!
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Ahh, thank you so much ^o^ I'm really glad you feel that way about the background, I definitely wanted to have that effect. I also really agonized over those reflections XD Deciding how light works in lots of directions is certainly no easy task and I had to step away from it more than once since I had been staring at it too long :lmao:
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invertedrealities Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can definitely understand that! Totally worth it in the end, though!
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GoatofWisdom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
This is totally gorgeous. I love how much detail you're able to cram in--all the different knives and blades in his wings, the teensy butterfly, the raven, the butterfly--without ever overpowering the picture. Plus, that background? Amazing--the clouds and tornadoes especially.

You're a beast, lady!
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I think that may be my favourite compliment ever. So thank you very much XD

Beeeeaaaaaassssst. Awesome.
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GoatofWisdom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
I TRIED TO LIKE THIS

And then I remembered it's deviantart
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I've done the same thing. You're not alone XD
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behappy1990 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
The new one has a lot more depth, and I like the pose better in the new one. Great job!
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Thank you <3
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Locksy-V Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist
That's awesome, I'm really impressed by how much you've improved! Of course, I've always found you super awesome, yo :dummy:

Tsk, he used to sit so much daintier.
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
And completely look like a girl XD

and attract the attention of furry pearbirds
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Locksy-V Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist
He was...a special dainty man, what can I say? Pearbirds love that(??)
XDD
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Gatobob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Pearbird: "let me....cradle you"
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