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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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HarryNickolls Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
*speechless* that was amazing!!
so inspiring!
and so thought provoking!
FoxienaThePirate Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Wow.. It really .... It really explains how many artists feel, I cant belive I've never seen this on the internet or somewhere else before. :)
hannie001 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so amazing I am exactly like Ida. Thank you for creating this 
Mikathekiller Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh my GOD, I love it *-* this is really awesome. This is one of the greatest deviant art I ever seen
SilverWolfJudge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
How sweet
This is amazing, and I think this because it really shows how we all feel on this website. It's also a show of crazy imagination and creativity, and nothing I could ever do, but am still trying to do at the moment. Touching and beautiful, I love it. 
Sinister-Aglets Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
leontinees Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
This is great! :clap: Also reminded me of a chapter about Kyouya Ohtori from Ouran Host Club, he is not an artist but did something similar to this!
TheMistWhistler Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have read this several times now, each rereading accompanied by a couple of hours happy crying by me.
Evaron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well done
julibugs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, not only a literal story, but a figurative and metaphorical one as well.
Meazigread Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Awesome :)
wasfight17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
this is awsome. thank you i just want to draw now.
AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
SO meaningful I love it. 

Come to think of it, I've seen this before opening an account on DA. ^^
FeeFee201528 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creators-Creations Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
that's deep.
janiacat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist
this a such an beautiful and inspiring story
lonely-heart5 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, the old "you'll never make anything of it" bull. What I found helpful was to abandon aspirations of "success" as it's commonly viewed, and instead see my goals as finding happiness, a way to express what I can't put into words or openly tell people. it's a way to be me :) and to be you. art is an extension of ones self, and to strive for commercial/critical success is nothing but a strain on that aspect of ones life. 

never stop creating :) 
VividGreyscale Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
That's beautiful!
FawnofLove Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Awesme4Science Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful <3
iMakai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My artistic soul would more look like an eldritch abomination.
Ah... The pains of being a perfectionist. 
jiacheng530 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
What are you are saying here is absolutely beautiful. I'm not an artist. I'm a writer, but I related very strongly with the character in your art-drama.
KaiCube Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made my self-esteem High, thank you ;u;
Ace-Catel Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Tabami Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. I got goosebumps reading this.
Himamitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   Digital Artist
This is so touching... I love it
iris-freastorm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool it just made feel so wonderfulLove Heart Heart Heart Heart Clap Thank you Hug Huggle! 
KammyBale Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist
This is amazing!
Ceruna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is Awesome!
thesoniclove Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
you are a amazing artist 
RanegonZhero Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one way to think "outside the box" :D
LilyTrace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That's so perfect, you made me cry.... :') but these are tears of joy of finding another one that shares the same mind and soul
SiJePuis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
This was exactly what I needed to read right now.
blueDice69net Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*klick klack*

Attacks as the same mass murder , rampage screaming for justice , to reinforce their meaning extortion of morons and idiots , corruption in the press to reports , murder of politicians and all the current mile .

*bang bang*

The world is cruel ,
you want dream
you can still see the taillights of the car
which had drive over you.

Keep up your childish drawing and closing my eyes
while your neighbor by carbon monoxide poisoning from the home
is taken and is sunk into the nearest lake .
xwhatapityx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful! <3
BunnyChan21 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is so awesome and inspirational QwQ!
RebArc Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I have been looking for this, for a long time! I finally found it! I finally found you! It's because of this it made more and more inspired to draw more! Thank you my friend! Thank you so much! And God bless you! :hug:
Kittinpaws Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is purrfect
Code-Shark Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Remarkable. Just remarkable. I love the creativity of your work, the child like start, the mature growth and development. Great piece. :)
SunnyBunny0 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture, it is my first favorite on Deviantart. It has inspired me to keep thinking that I will prosper in my art career. Why? Because I don't think I'm good enough to get out there, to prosper. So thank you. Thank you for showing me that I can.
-Arshya A. Bakhtiani.
Flutrr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw this on Stumbleupon. I usually never comment on anything, anywhere, but this really touched me. Beautiful art an even more beautiful message.
Obpony Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeg likte den ^^

Bra gjort Hug 
GrahamSandwich Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*starts slow clap*
i cri evriteim
warrior-princess46 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I think you did a really good job of conveying the feelings and thoughts of artists, (i'm not an amazing artist, i'm an amateur, just starting out) and i can really relate to a lot of it.
Good luck with creating art, you are amazing, keep doing your best
Jonup Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lovely story 
mysaviorischrist Featured By Owner May 13, 2015   Artist
Its amazing!
Just... Wow...
SeraphitaJibrille Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
So... pretty.... and meaningful! *w*
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