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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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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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latharnach Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New member Student Digital Artist
I'm crying hahaah, it's beautiful!
ChrisSawyerArt Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is the most beautiful thing. Thank you. <3
wolfnoom Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
you know how to speak, you do it really well, this is awesome.
sword-art-katana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
this is very inspirational Hinata and Otonashi (Best Bud High Five) [V2] Inspiration 
AstraIKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
My favorite deviation on this entire website ;w;
WoodBend Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I'm surprised she knew what "anthropomorphic" and "personification" meant. 
sarahhite Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015   Digital Artist
why does this always make me cry? = A = ;; every time.
ravenblood353 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is so cool i didn't think of all this that way ^_^ i like it!
artxSan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped me a lot to start drawing again. Now I found your deviation and I had to say this. Thank you. 
canadianbounty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really moving ans beautifully illustrated
ropen7789 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student General Artist
the best motto of any artist is in this
artoftas Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this! <3
VisualKeiBunny Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just so beautiful , it really moved me
Treebuzza Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student
This made me tear up a little
ACTepess10 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Treebuzza Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student
ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   General Artist
naamanoona Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one of the most incredible and amazing things I have ever seen!
DCaron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
so sweet, thanks :)
FenixOrPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful! U shared my thougts and fears :')
Artist-dragontamer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this! I've seen this before! you made it!

I will watch you till' the end of time.
guyhawkes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AkumaEnpitsu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Know the feeling.
LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! Its naice to meet you, I love this cmic since... always xD But I never found you.
donpepito Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waouw, I didn't imagine this end, that's awesome!
Good job, really creative
OmenaApple Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so many times i've read this beautiful comic strip, yet every time i re-read it, i simply have to re-add it into favourites. ;o; wonderful artwork, meaningful story- both made so that it's easy-to-read short story!
Scaly-heart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! it's very inspirational! :heart:
ihnkyung Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 I saw this through Scott McCloud's presentation at our school. So touching, so inspiring, thank you so much for the work! It's so cool how I can relate to this so much.
PaulaParade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Great, very great job. You are an artist, and I was close to cry reading this… Kudryavka Noumi (Crying) [V3]  
Myconilie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me cry everytime. true work of art! Not only because I can feel I relate, but it's just so unique!

Lik dis if u cry erytim 
pinkhatsyndrome Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm at the evolution stage. The problem is the border is now the only place i can go. The good ideas are gone. I'm getting some help from others though so that helps. :D
comicsfreaky Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You fill me with inspiration... 
Love it. 
DragonitaVioleta Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
StrawhatDShaina Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you , i needed something like this
DarkxPheonix Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Ya same here!
VaissLogus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
really inspiring.....sometimes we forgot that we just have to put aside all the rules and draw with our hearts no matter how bad or good the things we draw for that anthromorfic something of ur artistic soul....i must check mine ;/ i think i lost him a while ago and it is time to meet again ;/
Erxenecomn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes, truly wonderfull.
Feligriffin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This almost brought me to tears and give me inspiration every time I read it

thanks for the incredible piece, it makes my day <33
onigiri-otaku Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is very inspiring! You did a wonderful job!
DerpingAtDeviantArt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
This is just... ;u; You did an awesome (and original) job.
trevu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, that was really inspiring ;w;
Lunaterasu Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2014
Do you have any idea how much I love this comic? ;-;
Khrisanthemum Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just teared up a little bit.
saito20 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made me feel so happy! Thanks!
DesignByPatri Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My god, that was beautiful. It gave me goosebumps reading the last part. 
Dunderhonung Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, how beautiful!
sugarbrownie9 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh that ways to amazing for words _______________________________________________________________________________________ I am speechlessspaz kermit Applaud fella (Reactions) Fav fella (Badge) Imagination Laughing :dubstep: Squishy Lyra Icon .:Gift:. OMFG THE RAINBOWNESS Squishy Daring Do Icon Nai Sparkleeye Icon Uglymeowface La la la la Love :happybounce: +fav Heart Nuu +favlove :squee: 
FadingWraith Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The feels :3 this is amazing.
Bahogar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
marssetta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap... I got chills.
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