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Like an artist by JellyVampire Like an artist by JellyVampire
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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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 )
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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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PuNK-A-CaT Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
This reduced me to tears, thank you so much, it was just what i needed to see right now
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nicolai82 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
This is beautiful, the way it portrays the life of the artist is amazing, I love how creative it got near the end :) (Smile)  
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KusaYakuza Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Thank you, your art is very cute and it make me feel great, and in strange way loved.... im very glad, thank you :)
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Yannafar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Well made.
Made me wonder what my artistic soul's anthropomorphic personification takes form XD
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey... scott mccloud included your artwork in a presentation he held at vienna, trying to illustrate the possibilities of comics have with digital media =D

one of the reasons i´m not 1000 km from home studying at a comic school...


anyways, it´s a lovely strip.... it´s perhaps the need to keep on doing whatever art form you love most, that makes an artist... incorporating their whole life, joy, difficulties and all into their art. and even if you stray, somehow all your instincts keep pointing back to your true love - art.
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Yuuki2257 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
This was so inspiring! Thanks, you made my day! :3
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Love this!
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Otamio Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful! 
Thank you! 
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darkbluegenesis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  New member
sometimes you just need a good friend.
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Dota-freak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing really :D
So Inspiring !!!
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Mongochild Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really touching and beautiful! :')
I haven't come to the point yet to see that there is no borders for creativity, but I hop to get there eventually ^^ 
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NickMax02 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Cool!
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rohabama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member
These are the things that cheer me up. Thank you for sharing this. Youve made my day.
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RoeDeerArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just awesome :heart:
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CatWithABrush Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
This is really beautiful, and a good reminder whenever I lose my way ;w;)b
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This is ... Totally what I needed to see right now. Thank you.
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VengefulChaos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This made me tear up a bit while reading it, and I have to thank you for showing me that I'm not the only one who struggled with this. 
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Kzad Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
This just showed up in my newsfeed, you drew it several years ago but it brought me to tears today.
Wonderful storytelling, kudos.
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lamAble Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice , loved the story
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Redburr Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
This is a amazing piece of art, had a bit of a tough time finding you because i found it on a website named cheezeburger and they didn't have the decency to link to you. :/
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edardox Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to be honest, this image, tho whole concept is one of the things that keep me drawing,thanks ^^
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superfogg Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Awesome
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Mangetsu-chan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So inspirational Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1]  
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JohnDoeHanibari Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this brought me to tears! so much of it i can relate to, beautiful storytelling and a great message behind it!!
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Ravager26 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG I love this!, that's exactly what I think about art, the only limit is your imagination
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Element2601 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student
This really touched my heart. Thank you for creating this!
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AutumnCzun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful idea!
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BrothersReaper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student General Artist
wow... this is beautiful Hug 
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LisNathaly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Photographer
someone posted this on 9gag^^
9gag.com/gag/a9LLBZ0
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kirakora Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great. Actually I cried a little bit while reading it. Thanks for an amazing piece of art.
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Arma-kun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
This is wonderful!
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ianakitten73 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The 9gagger Army is coming!!!~
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Scarred-Spike Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist
This is amazing and very inspirational. Mind if I shared this in my (facebook) group?
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Nova-Neko-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fucking magical and i love it
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lisacred Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Super love it! Thanks for this cool inspiration.
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Badjuju86 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
DD well deserved. Very beautiful -xo
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MMMMMXVII Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Interface Designer
That is quite.... interesting...
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helmeetelgato Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I saw this one in Tumblr. Thanks you for the inspiration.
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JustAPencil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Absolutely wonderful!!! "There are no borders." I will remember that. <3
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YukininaSuzu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
That really touched me!!! Oh god... I'm crying.....BEAUTIFUL!! 
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Karizuki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This little anthromorph baby makes me happy.
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AmnesiaMoons Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Dude, this drawing just gave me freaking hope and courage to do art more. It is gunna be awesome to use this as an influence. 
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NocturnaDraco Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The story of my life XD 
Pleased to have read this, my name is Ida too :)
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latharnach Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm crying hahaah, it's beautiful!
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ChrisSawyerArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
This is the most beautiful thing. Thank you. <3
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wolfnoom Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Digital Artist
you know how to speak, you do it really well, this is awesome.
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sword-art-katana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
this is very inspirational Hinata and Otonashi (Best Bud High Five) [V2] Inspiration 
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AstraIKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
My favorite deviation on this entire website ;w;
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