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Inner Demons by Elixia-Dragmire Inner Demons by Elixia-Dragmire
EDIT: OH MY GOD! My first DD!! excuse while a squee like tard :icontardyayplz: I would like to thank everyone who fave'd sorry i cant do it all in person but thank you again! :love:

hey,

just something i drew yesterday in reflection of my journal yesterday. its nice when you get these werid abstract mental images ^^

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Given 2009-08-02
Inner Demons by =Elixia-Dragmire. The suggester said: "The colors, textures, and patterns represent the theme perfectly! Even in a world full of commotion, one needs to take time to look at themselves, before it's too late. Every once and a while everyone can relate to this. Beautiful!" ( Suggested by kittywhiskas and Featured by Majnouna )
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It looks like you really pulled out the stops on this one! A lot of nice things going on here; a very original piece.

Composition:
This piece leads your eye exactly where it needs to go. The girl pops out so much, your eye starts with her. She's off-center, too, which works nicely. Not only do the lines of the shadow lead you to the next step, but the chalk-styled mass does, as well. A composition in a piece like this should read like a story. Which this does. We start with the girl, as I said, then we see the smaller girl in the shadow. Curious, because this girl looks rather different from the first one, we look up, and there is a terrifying beast. And now, thanks to the title we are left to wonder, is the beast the inner demon, or is the girl? Or are they both?

Color:
You have always had a great grasp of color, and it shows here. The colors are rather discordant, in fact, but that only adds to the overall appearance. I particularly like the cool colors of the background, and how they play with the warmer reds and yellows of the two subjects (the girl and the shadowy mass). The red on the girl is also very striking.

Technique:
Wonderful job making the floor effect. It has a great sense of depth for a piece without a solid setting. You're really starting to come into your own with style. It's almost like a... painted vector. Which is very appealing.

My only suggestion is the girl's face. And this might just be a preferential thing... but I'm not sure what to make of her expression. I suppose it's blank, but is that only because there is no mouth, nose or eyebrows? I don't dislike it. I'm just not sure what to make of it.

But let's not end on an awkward note. This piece spoke to me quite a bit, it's very, very powerful. The colors are gorgeous, the mood so pleasantly eerie, it gives me tingles. Great job, and I wish to see more work of this caliber from you in the future.
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popbo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nicely done. Love the lighting and the colors. The contrast is perfect.
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! it was an interesting experiment!
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GroggyNodbegger Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Dopeness!
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:iconnikrain:
Nikrain Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is gorgeous! I love the cute yet dark style and the whole color scheme :meow:
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! resently got an inspiration to do another one of these
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:iconnikrain:
Nikrain Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're so welcome :la:
And that sounds awesome :dummy:
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GadyBICS Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I love this pic
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Quimerami Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love the shapes and textures, great work!
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swaggerchick13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
the girl in the picture reminds me of little red riding hood
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah she sort of does doesn't she XD
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:iconnool2i:
nool2i Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
:heart::heart:
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skullchick1020 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
that is soo coool
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:iconruskul:
Ruskul Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah hell ya- this always was one of my favorites by you (I still think you should pursue this style in more of your stuff) Thats awsome you got a daily dev! (took me a year to notice eh) lol anyway
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xAuguryx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
i luv the style :heart:
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
aww thank you!
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xAuguryx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
np C:
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:iconrebeccashannon373:
rebeccashannon373 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconbellaari-edwardjames:
BellaAri-EdwardJames Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
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orphe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
A Fabulous work! She's not facing the true duality of her own shadows, starring to and nearly bewitched by the light... I just noticed the circus reference of her dress! I'm only disapointed about the background which has no meanings to me...Marvelous work!
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this was one of my more organic pieces, i just drew without too much constriant on my emotions at the time. some of my best work, thank you :D
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fabiomassari Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconchocohaulic:
chocohaulic Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
Wow! This looks amazing! I really like your style!
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!!
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This looks incredibly nice! I love the colors and your line-art :heart: :+fav:!!
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconruskul:
Ruskul Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... where have I been? DD absolutely amazing job...

This is still wanna o' my favorites from your gallery though, you should totally do a comic like this...
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh dam that tempting, that really is. hmmm wonder what the story would be?
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:iconruskul:
Ruskul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, I totaly blow at writ ting stories... but I would think it really could be anything
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ArtistsBlood Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
I really should have commented sooner on this… :<
Anyways this is a amazing Lixy! The textures and colors you used just really lights up the picture! :D and the style is so charming, unique, and imaginative!
and congrats on the DD!!! I new you would get one sooner or later! :icontardboogieplz:
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I'm proud of my DD! and i'm lovin' this style!
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ArtistsBlood Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student Filmographer
it is a very awesome style! X3
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i might try and develop it further!
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:iconfyrelilly:
FyreLilly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the textures. . .the imagery. . .I can't properly put into words what it is exactly. . . it's great though, and I wanted to let you know. ^^ And congrats on the DD! :w00t:
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awww thank you, the suggester even bough me a mug with it on!
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Arther Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
OMG I don't know what to write about this pic... It's amazing! I love it :love:
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :dance:
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lemon-hush Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
I can really relate to this. Great job :)
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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PixelMeBlu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Brilliant.
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Oh WOW!! This is FANTASTIC!! I like the style here and the concept behind the piece. Very creative and well done :D
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :love:
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
You're very welcome :D :D
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It reminds me of a story I wrote. Perfect. :)
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Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thats sound cool! i love kooky stories!
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Sl-K Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Oh. I just saw this. and you know what? It sorta reminds me of my own ID :lol:
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:iconelixia-dragmire:
Elixia-Dragmire Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh yes i see what you mean! i just we've all afraid of our shadows! :D
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Sl-K Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
:nod:
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