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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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CrystalTheRainwing Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true! This art is amazing!
10Bendog Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, this is beautiful!
zealousshadow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the entire arc of story here. I can just imagine the little child "...oh, OK. What's anfromo..mohfic?" I really do adore this. It speaks to me and is so encouraging. I have a little scribble from my grandma when I was hmm... maybe one and a half? It is most definitely a dog. A very very simple dog, but it has four legs, a tail, and an ear. My grandmother was astonished that I could create recognizable art at that age. Now, I'm right about panel <meanlingless> but I know it isn't true. Just need to get energy to soar.

I believe "bloom" is the word you want. It also means when a flower is fully matured. "In full bloom" is an expression to show that someone is at the peak of their beauty. Also, I think as artists, we have many roses on our vines. Sometimes we must wait a long time for some aspects of our art to truly bloom. The petals are tight shut or open so slowly, but we must wait and grow!
LunaDarkNightDA Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
my antropomorphic personification of my artist soul would be a three horned deer with wings. :v
also this is very isnpiring
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant
Lovely image
Nico6688 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was very nice.
Elionette Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Student General Artist
sikartist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
This was beautiful and very touching. Thanks for sharing.
NastyLemon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
Nearly brought tears to my eyes, amazing! 
KittyCatChaos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty powerful, artists can always find a way to make their art better and more meaningful
ErdemR5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist

whelp now i feel like drawin'
Sansluvah Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly amazing. I'm seriously in awe of the way you shattered the fourth wall by doing something so simple. Allowing the artist to draw outside the lines. I love it!
alelilie Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
This is such a beautiful and inspiring comic. :) 
WSMoye Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Shutup, I'm not crying -- you're crying! I love this. I'm glad you listened.
UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlovesqueeplz: oh my god, this is beautiful! The "draw here" part almost made me cry! :huggle:
Bloom is a wonderful choice. :love:
UnicornPizza101 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! Just Wow! It's Amazing!
JSRP27271999 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
its very inspiring
FusionBolt27 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This just remotivated me to keep doing art and try to become a character designer for games and animation.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for making this.
Everlasting-River Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing, and it is so very true. Beautiful!
AnPoPro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
RacoonAnastas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, it's awesome O_O
Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaw, that's so cute :heart:
jpablitocp Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Student General Artist
This is so amazing. The best one for this year!
Tinatronic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
this is so motivational, and so beautiful ;w;
I'm crying TwT
Mabdoel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I'm crying right now over the sheer creativity and soul put into this piece! Don't stop making art like this.
OwlRey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Это поистине чудесно! Ах, как много чувств в одном творении! Это прекрасно!
musicheartartist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
LunarStarStudio Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Student General Artist
I've shared this with many students in the past and plan to share it again with fellow students at PrattMWP when finals arrive.
This is my favorite comic of all time, and I've known it for a good five years now. 
Thank you so much for making this, it is so inspirational :heart:

Would it be alright if I printed it out to hang in my dorm room? ;v;
TheWhiteduckling Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is so good!
Taquiyo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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  Professional General Artist
this is so inspirational ;-;
SinonSan-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Student Interface Designer
So Beautiful *-* ;=;
Oh my eyes ^^ 
Syelet 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  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.
PeppermintMochaa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student Digital 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!!!
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