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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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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.

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AeshaLacrymosa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This literally made me cry.

Here’s to the fools who dream

javierperezart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
This is great!
ThePeopleOfHylia-LoZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
My god, this is incredible..
PirateKingOfSpace Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Ahhh dang it, now I'm all inspired n' stuff. Great work!
Daaberlicious Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Always liked this one... Then I realized I never had it in my favorites!

That has been rectified.
Speciesunkn0wn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
This is amazing. And bloom is used in the same context. Such as 'late bloomer' for someone who matures later than most. I imagine 'blomstre' is pronounced similar to 'bloom'? If they are, one is probably the reason for the other/they have the same roots.
OraSayonara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
*clapping and cheering*
PsycheOsi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I want my creative soul to be so sweet '^'
beautiful message in this art and nice way to share it!
WhyIamaPotato Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
This is awesome, I love the message from this
Ra-Oul Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
Incredible comic, you deserve to be in the "Popular all Time" Tab.
TheEnderComet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
10/10 Out of the box. There were no limits in this comic.
Minanionepiece Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so motivational and beautiful at the same time, thank you! i think everyone who saw it is full of confidence and thank you now!Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-37 (Teehee) [V2] Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] Eren Yeager (Smile) [V2] 
Codebreak33 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this idea.
MeowPoww Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This tells such a good story and it's so inspirational always reach for your dreams until you get there
DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: I love this!
Jolbucley Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Well, that was inspiring.
Honestly my artist soul would probably be a tornado because it's nothing but disaster and chaos.Foxy Can't Cook (Chat Icon)Fire
LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really appreciated this comic! Serious but light, the right ballance I think ^^
RariJacks Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Surprise, surprise she has a wolf as a persona 
Shizuko-Akatsuki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This gave me a lot of courage <3 thank you.
ThatRedNinja Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Al emotion - Puking rainbows 
neurotGuitar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
what a beauty display of humanity
Beyworld101 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Very amazing comic art strip here!
Echtoon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Ravenscreation Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful <3
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
It's awesome. :D

It remind me this scene:…
LesterJam Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Doge That's very marvelous and meaningful! :'3
SunnieFox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
SarcasticoCat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh my god this is beautiful
WoFAM Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! The story and execution are amazing!
itzikgur Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Professional General Artist

Sunset at Judaean Mountains (3) by itzikgur
Graceotter01 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing..... I love this so much...
SarahSmithWalker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soo beautiful and meaningful 
Every time I feel down about my drawings I read this so thank you!! :D
Graceotter01 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im glad it makes you happy! I still think it's awesome
thrill-killa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time I get down about art or lose inspiration ( or need it! ) I come to view this. Helps loads, and hits me right in the feels every time. Thanks so much
Moca13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist
Beautiful!! I feel I don't know... hope? ^^
Th15sle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen something similar to this long ago, but I enjoy yours a lot! The Simplicity of showing that even if the artist is struggling to find meaning their skills as an artist are always improving is very nice! I also enjoy that you used a very plain simple color for the main subjects, almost like the first layer of an oil canvas, it shows their potential while also letting their art stand out that much more! Sorry I'm Rambling, I just enjoyed your piece :) !
NickTheNightOwl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Student General Artist
This is truly amazing and inspirational. It reflects the struggles of a young artist trying to find who she/he is. Love the approach on this and the message it gives out. Definitely worthy of a DD. Star! 
Rawioli Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cri evry tim
CrystalTheRainwing Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  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
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  Student Artist

whelp now i feel like drawin'
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