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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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Daily Deviation

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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nicotea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014   General Artist
i walked past and did a double take
dayum, grrrrl
this is great. for all the right reasons/details.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Nice
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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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:iconadair9:
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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Mimiu78 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, and for such a well thought-out comment.  I'm touched.
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UrbanTeacup Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesshhhh this is amazing. The concept of it...I just can't get over it. 
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ryanm78 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Really beautiful. Love the entire meaning. Thank you for sharing. 
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RadiantGloom Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Congrats on the Daily Deviation!
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DoWhatULove-92 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
this is amazing, and being an undergrad environmental scientist, I love the theme! ^^ Great job!! :)
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Mimiu78 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! I'm an undergrad environmental engineering student, environmentalists unite!  I like what your username has to say, do what you love! : )
And thank you ;u;.
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DoWhatULove-92 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
No way!! That's awesome! :highfive:  
thanks! I try to live by that ;)
You are very welcome! :)
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student
Realy amazing job ^^
I like it a lot :D
Congratz on Daily Deviation :)
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paweladamiec Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
awesome !
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Deiloh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. A lot to look at.
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JeyGeeky Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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Lady-Noremon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
So lovely!
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rainbowgirl360 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Very interesting concept. I love the symbolism and thought you put into this picture.
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TheeFashionista Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
ohmygosh this is lovely!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
It's simply beautiful. And somewhat sad as well.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really beautiful! It is obvious that you put a lot of thought into this. Congrats on the DD!
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Artist
it looks awesome!!

and it took me some time until I saw that the tree IS THE GIRL XD
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing concept! Congrats on the DD.
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caatalexis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
This is really, really cool! I love the idea, and you pulled it off really well. Congratulations on the definitely well-deserved Daily Deviation.
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Princess-Suki-W Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Congrats on DD!
It's wonderful :heart:
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Cut-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!Heart Heart 
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Dasyeeah Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful. :D
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atram95 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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Darkrabbitdesigns Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Digital Artist
i really liked mood of this picture her touching the city like its a thorn in her leg that she can't remove. the thoughtful sad face wearing a melting the crown was a nice detail. i like that you put the star in the background this is really nicely thought out picture. :)   
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Mimiu78 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the nicely thought out comment!
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Darkrabbitdesigns Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Digital Artist
your welcome :)
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RogersTheBull Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done. Very beautiful...
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thepolishgirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it.  It's visible a lot of thought went into this. 
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Kyorukki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
the slim figure is awesome *O*
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Dr-Cutlet Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
impressive description and picture, nice job.
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Rainspeak Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this picture! You've put so much thought and symbolism into it, I was really impressed when I read the description. Also love the composition and the land-sea-sky inclusion. Seriously, well done!
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Mimiu78 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;u;.  I've had a loooong time to think about it heheh.
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Heart0fTheStorm Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
This gives the impression that Toronto is mother nature's tumor.
But anyway very nice art of course, portraying nature as a fragile woman and a combination of many things, and that humans are just a small feature.
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Mimiu78 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried other sky scrapers including that one in Dubai, being the capital of the country who's the source of most of our oil,  but it didn't work nicely visually : (.  Sorry Toronto for singling you out haha.
Thanks!  Reason why it's a human is not only because I can only draw people (lol) but also because by degrading nature, we are in-turn putting an end to ourselves.

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chanso Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. So much symbolism and well-executed too :heart: Well done!
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Mimiu78 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks >u<; That's very encouraging : )
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