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Earthling by Mimiu78 Earthling by Mimiu78
Edit 14/03/23 - No way ;A;. A DD??? No way. Thank you so much for the DD...I don't know what else to say.  It's made me really happy and given me a lot of encouragement.  Just..thank you everyone for the support!

This is one of those pieces where I'm just going to stop. and back off and slowly walk away.

I literally started this 9 months ago.  .......It's my baby. 

Also, I'm conflicted on which category it belongs to....do I still consider it manga/anime style? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I wanted to depict a personification of earth with a cancerous growth that is modern human civilization.  I couldn't focus the drawing on it enough though, there's too much going on.  I failed in a sense but oh well, problem identification is the first step to improvement?

The crown on her head is an iceberg, melting, which can be seen through the hard-to-see-jewel droplet things that's also part of the crown/headband.  They're also like tears.  The gold make up represents the sun.  The gold feather earring represents earth's fauna, and also because I thought it looked cool XD.  The wave of water is supposed to represent rising water levels and/or natural disasters [due to anthropogenic climate change].  There is a yellow haze around the sketched out city (differentiating man-made and natural objects which are fleshed out in colour) depicting light pollution, which drowns out the beautiful starry night sky which can be seen in her hair.  Originally, I had hoped to represent the skin colours of the human race on her body based on their geographic location (white in the northern areas/arctic, graduating into asian tones, and ending with dark skin which also represents the rich soil from which all life start), but I failed, I couldn't get the right colour scheme to work with the blue without it looking too...clashy.   Oh and also, I tried to make the bodice like a cloud-lace type material, so she covers from the ground to the sky.

But despite the many failures this is the best piece I've done so far so I'm happy with it.  I've been too afraid to draw concepts I like but not enough skill to properly display them, but the heck with that. And finally I'm drawing something that's not fanart!  

Anyways, school starts in a couple weeks.  At least I got one thing done this year LOL.

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SAI
Bamboo Fun
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Given 2014-03-23
A symbolic contemplation of climate change that examines every aspect of it from land to sea to sky. The cold and dark blue palette stirs sadness in us for the harm that's been done, but there's gentleness in the image too where the tender touch of mother nature is trying to draw us back to her.

Earthling by Mimiu78 ( Suggested by Rainspeak and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
This is really gorgeous! Love the colors :love:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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scaryren Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
you could feel her sadness good work
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/03/d…
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adair9 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
This is so amazing, like a poem.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I really love this style and composition! Congratulations! Love
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soulaoi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, and congrats on the DD! :)
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Juandiego1993 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
This is Incredible O.o!!!
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
so beautiful!
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TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
This is gorgeous. The art, the detail and the colouring~ It's all so wonderful. The concept behind it is so stunning and you've conveyed it in such an amazing, awesome, stunning, beautiful, magnificent, majestic, inspiring and moving piece.
It's beautiful, meaningful and deep. It also feels - to me, at least - kind of sentimental. This is flawless in my eyes.
Thank you so much for making this - it's fantastic.
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