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My entry for the Yuumei-contest! c: This was very fun to do. I'm surprised that it came out so serious and 'deep' though x3. I usually choose a humorous approach to things, but in this case, where most of the other entries were humorous, I chose to do something serious for once c:

I wanted to do something different too. And since there were so many comics about the quirks of an artist, I wanted to do one that described the 'evolution of an artist'. I find it interesting how some people have always known that they wanted to be an artist (me for example x3) I wonder why this is. Why do some children become interested in art, while others don't?
I also find it intersting how you keep maturing as an artist as you get older. I don't know if you ever truly 'bloom' though, like in the comic. You keep evolving as long as you live. But i do believe there's a point in every artists life, where you figure out what you want to do, or get another kind of artistic revelation.

I hope you like this! Since it was so long, I had to spend less time on the art, and more time on actually getting it finished. I tried to let the style change bit as the main characters gets older though. It's more sketchy when she's young, and gets more mature as she gets older.

Even though the main characters is named Ida, it's not really me this comic is about. I'm still struggling with finding out were I want to go with my art. I hope that one day I will find out though c:

I'm sorry if there are any spelling mistakes in here. If you find any, please tell me! c: I'm also a bit unsure about the the word 'bloom', at the end of the comic. In norwegian, there's this word, 'blomstre', which means when a flower is fully matured, but can also be used to describe sometging else, like a person, who's finally... matured in something. In appearance for example. or art, music etc. I used google translate to find a similar word in english, but all it gave me was the word 'flourish', which I don't think is right. I searched for a better word, and found 'bloom'. what do yout think about this? Does it seem like the right word?
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-03-02
Like an artist by =JellyVampire is amazing. Beautiful, creative and well told, with excellent use of layout. The ending is just wonderful.
Suggested by, *Sheepily, ~RexReuben, ~Destruccion, ~alaa9jo, ~Griff-Kendu, ~Moo-sers, =MrPersonGuyMan, *Foofoopapachon, =AW08, *talliesynn and many more! ( Featured by kangel )
What a lovely display of what you can do with the computer medium. This is a great example of a type of storytelling that would simply not work as effectively outside the computer and the "scrolling down gradually" effect you get on a monitor. I guess the analogue would be a papyrus roll or similar.

As you might have guessed, I enjoyed reading this. Art-wise the style is simple yet effective. It fits the theme, conveys the story. It was an good touch to keep the art colourful while the characters grey and dull by contrast. I was a bit skeptical of the "antropomorphic personification of your artistic soul" at first (it sounded a bit cheesy), but the kid's immediate acceptance and interaction with the creature worked to endear me to it throughout - had it just been a sidekick it would have been silly, but as the main driver of the story it works surprisingly well. The subtle (and not-so-subtle) current of personal growth and maturity makes this most appealing.

For a critique, I find myself pretty uncritical at this point. Possibly I would have liked to see the use of stronger colours towards the end - the end after all signifies a new insight. In the middle of the story, such an insight was represented by very stark colours; the long stretch of brown towards the end tends to be somewhat visually similar and maybe reducing the visual impact of the last revelation. That said, that is only nitpicking and not diminishing the fact that we are looking at a very powerful representation.

Great job.
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This is quite possibly the most greatest, most awesome, best non-animated Daily Deviation I have ever witnessed on deviantART. Ever. It speaks to me on so many levels. By losing your life to art at a very early age, you can change your world. For the better. Because you are right. There are no limits.

You are the spark. Light the fire. Blossom.

This is what art is all about. Art is inside you. Let it out. You let it out. We should all let it out. You are a great motivator. I would like to thank you so much for motivating me.

Congratulations. You have made the awesome list.
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TheWhiteduckling Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
This is so good!
Taquiyo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  New Deviant
awwwww ;v;
WulfluvrBlackdrgn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn. I actually really needed to read this and I didn't know it until I finished. thanks for this inspiration. You've brightened my day a bit.
crazyman5291 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I love it!
AlecEbora12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so inspirational ;-;
SinonSan-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Student Interface Designer
So Beautiful *-* ;=;
Oh my eyes ^^ 
Potato-Potions Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oml, this made me cry and hit me right in the heart Bunny Emoji-73 (Tears) [V4] 
Animaldrummachine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Fantastic. Very inspiring. 
OfficerBanana Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Man! This hits me like in my soul!
Hinata-Wolf77 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016   General Artist
This is so inspirational thanks so much for this what program did use?
Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
In 8th grade my English teacher showed us this comic to teach us about creativity, at the end of her discussion she said that the comic reminded her so much of me that she had to show it to the class...the whole class. XD I still remember it because I remember being kinda embarrassed when everyone suddenly looked at me. XD :B this comic speaks to all artists. Teared up a bit reading it I won't lie...
eat-all-the-cupkeks Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
this is beautiful.
CrazyCat1231 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'm an anthropomorphic personification of you artistic soul" "OK"

My favorite part XD

But in all seriousness, this is just so fantastic. The detail is phenomenal and I love the story being told.
Saulcloud25 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Student Artist
WOW.... This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen... And here I was at the stage of forgetting how it used to feel like an artist. Thank you for creating such breathtaking art..:):) 
Amritha-I Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god. You just brought out all that I've been feeling the past few months in this beautiful display. All I can say is Thank You, and this is so inspiring. 
Triplanet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Almost six years after I first encountered this, and this still makes me tear up a bit.
AlaskianCookie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous, wow.  
Skatland Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Most beautiful thing I've ever seen *Q*
Abbyss Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016   Digital Artist
Very beautiful and very inspiring. Worthy of the Daily Deviation it earned. :)
ItsAPenguinParty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Soooo amazingಥ_ಥ
trikkee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty cool!  Very nice.
Weird-Puppy-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] beautiful!!!
urfurriartist567 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Wow... Just... Wow...
keating101 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your art. This is the first pic I saw of you, and I love it. You have gained a watcher. 
Nohemi000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
I am crying?
WinterSong12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing and I love it so much!
Tableleg0 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Good. Although it makes me want to eat jipoltlay!
Tableleg0 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I misspelled that!!!
Kitty-artists Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student General Artist
Tableleg0 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
9king Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
TheCreativeRey Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sylessae Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is a really powerful piece, and I think its something that every artist struggles with. Growing up, my father told me the same thing about art - that I was talented, but its about more than talent. The beautiful thing is that it isn't luck either, its perseverance. When you have a passion, and a dream, and you remember that the sky is the limit - you can go anywhere.

Wonderful work, I'm definitely going to share it.
guns-for-stars Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read it while I was listening to It's over isn't it from Steven Universe and now I want to cry,,,
Hii-ka-rii Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rahona Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Student General Artist
you made me cry with how clearly it struck home. Beautiful job.
RogueCaptain24 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
One word. AWESOME!
STGames Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read this five times now and I keep getting that choked, half-nervous chuckle of an emotive burst every time I get to the end of it. There are a lot of beautiful, inspirational, and moving works on this site; but not many ellicit that sort of reaction from me.
GamingWithRose123 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zhamiska Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy cry (Tears of joy) :heart:
Zennieth Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this.
Kintekhi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really heartwarming, and a nice reminder for every artist. I love this, it made me tear up a bit too ;u; I've been having doubts about my own artistic evolution lately, but this has really helped me. Thank you for making this <3
DIGIZOOM Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shadowwolf5400 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I wish I had had this years ago when I first gave up on art
I might of not listened to those people and given up so easily
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, just wow.
Splodervit Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. Perfect.
Like, no words dude. Congrats!
vinda9 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so meaningful and inspiring ! Many people told me to stop dreaming as an artist. Even my family. Especially my mom. She didn't support me when I say I want to become an artist. She against it. And that make me frustrating till now. I trying to make her stop against my dreaming by uploading my art in social media. But it didn't change her mind. To be honest I wanna give up on my dreaming. But after look at this inspirational comic give me strength to keep going.
thank you so much for give me a motivation through this comic !  ^^
bleedingpurplerose Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow 5 years and this is still so inspiring.
DiaRoar28 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student
I wish I had an art soul animal to help me out.
MiscFantasy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly a masterpiece. One of the simplest yet most effective artworks that I have ever seen. Many people may say this but I say this from the very bottom of my heart: I LOVE THIS <3
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