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Warrior
Member # 4537
Profile Homepage #100
Fufufu! I am back once again with new art offerings to bombard your sight and dazzle your senses!

But first, Dikyobia, that was a very...odd story. For some reason I enjoyed the huge and varied cast of characters, though. More when I finish.

About the poetry...I'm sorry. I just can't think of anything to say about most of it. It's like there's a wall between me and the poems. Maybe I'm doing something wrong...

Anyway! First up is this.
http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/Whyte-Shadow/?action=view&current=LearningIsFun.jpg
Learning is indeed fun. It's Maria Renard, from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night/Nocturne in the Moonlight. This is an especially sketchy early scan, and it also marks the first time I've ever put my handwriting on anything I've scanned. Also, there's supposed to be a puff of smoke between sketches 3 and 4, just so you know.

Well, I thought it was funny.

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/44256628/
Meanwhile, this is an ongoing project - a character model sheet for one of my longtime characters. Whenever I finish a new one on that page I splice it in. It's a lot better than the one from earlier this year.

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/44366855/
And this is comedy gold.

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Whyte Shadow's increasingly-rapid art output. Critique is more than welcome.

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Waka Laka love and fantasy~
Posts: 147 | Registered: Sunday, June 13 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #101
The uninked pencil comes out nearly invisible when skanned. I can't actually tell what I'm looking at unless I zoom in.

—Alorael, who has now slid the final steps on his descent into criticizing art. No, this is not at all the same as being an art critic.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Warrior
Member # 4537
Profile Homepage #102
Flarg, I think the contrast or gamma or something on our monitors must be different. It looks fine to me. I've seen this before, adn I think mine is the darkest one in the world. I'll fix it in the next scan, sorry.

[ Saturday, December 16, 2006 19:00: Message edited by: Whyte Shadow ]

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http://whyte-shadow-neko.deviantart.com - My drawings!
Waka Laka love and fantasy~
Posts: 147 | Registered: Sunday, June 13 2004 07:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #103
Originally by Dintiradan:

quote:
Is this based on that backpacking trip you were talking about?
Yes, and it's finished now.

quote:
If so, which one's you? :P
Dikiyoba will never tell. You'll just have to guess. :P
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #104
"Butterfly"

In the purple hues of twilight
Just outside her window frame
Where she sat and saw the sun set
On the darkened evening grass,
Fell a feather from a sparrow
Through the fading summer light;
Flew a bird with wild abandon
From across the distant plains
At the edges of the fields
That stretched out in all directions
And around her lonely house.

Beneath the sensual rain of starlight,
She leans out her window frame:
Runs her fingers down the cool wood,
Extends her hand into the night
The still and western air embraces;
Wraps itself around her fingers,
And whispers softly through her window,
Runs itself throughout her hair,
And past her cheek it slowly drifted,
And around her darkened room,
Then it blew back out the window
Where she sat and watched the night.

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How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?


*Name by Slarty, so blame him if it's filthy...
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #105
Hm... pretty good, Nikki. I'm no poet, so I have little or no experience with most of the mechanics, but I feel like you could probably kill a few of the adjectives. Like "sensual rain".

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 5754
Profile #106
It has no title.

Many men have fallen,
on this barren land.
They have fallen,
at the whim of a lord,
throwing their lives away,
while lord rested,
at home in bed,
waiting carelessly for the news.
Many more will fall the same,
for nothing but the pride of a man.
An uncaring and vicious man,
whose weapons are other men.
Many more will fall the same,
all at the wim of one man.

It's not very good, but I made it so I decided to post it. I'm really not much of a poet.
Posts: 626 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Warrior
Member # 4537
Profile Homepage #107
Nikki, the poems demonstrate a good use of vocabulary. They also actually feel like a lead-in to something else. The latest one in particular feels somehow like the opening story from the early Final Fantasies, and the first one feels like it should be part of something larger, although I guess that might take away from the emphasis.

Anyway, I made a comic!
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/47280927/
That's actually an accurate representation of the city's geography, by the way, and the thing with the cars is taken straight from the game. You can hit one and cause a massive domino effect. It's fun =^.^=

Thanks to Thuryl for grammar checking. =^.^=

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Waka Laka love and fantasy~
Posts: 147 | Registered: Sunday, June 13 2004 07:00
Off With Their Heads
Member # 4045
Profile Homepage #108
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

I feel like you could probably kill a few of the adjectives. Like "sensual rain".
Definitely no. That's the best part.

Here's another sonnet. I wrote it four years ago and have always sort of thought of it as being called, "Your Love is Like a Jamba Juice."

The stars that fell from heaven to her hair,
Themselves they sprinkled evenly throughout,
And now they glisten bright without a care,
Betwixt the flaxen strands that drape about.
The precious gemstones of the earth,
The aquamarine and the sapphire hues,
Did melt into her eyes with mirth,
Supplying none but deep and lustrous blues.
But all the roses extant could not aid
In soft creation of her lips;
Her loving kisses must be only made
Of sweetest berries’ juice and drunk in sips.
For quickly saccharine will turn their touch;
Her love a drink -- I must not drink too much.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #109
I like, Kel.

Anyway, good news (I think) abounds! I have been published by the people at poetry.com!! I'll post the piece I entered in a minute. Also, I'm on a short-list to win money. Money!! Yay!!

Ahem.

So:

"Langely Moor"

Carried gently to a field,
And rested in an earthen bed.
A stream of soil is slowly poured
Over sleeping children's heads;
A quilt of earth to warm the dead.

Emerald forests, and flowered paths;
These the playgrounds of the past.
But the children cannot leave,
Their shallow graves beneath the grass
Trapped in graves, but warm at last.

Tears may fall, and leaves will follow
And still the children fade.
Lying still in mounds of dirt
Below the forest shade
Lying still, and frozen in time,
And gone from England's mind.

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It's a fairly old one, but still.

YAY! :)

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And when you want to Live
How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?


*Name by Slarty, so blame him if it's filthy...
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Guardian
Member # 6670
Profile Homepage #110
Nikki:
IMAGE(http://www.stevensgarnier.co.uk/images/agencies/garnier/Popping%20Champagne%20cork.jpg)

Very good first reads. Is there a back story to "Langley Moor"?

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Karma-riffic!
- Elan (OotS #67)
Posts: 1509 | Registered: Tuesday, January 10 2006 08:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #111
Well, it came about after I listened to the Smiths song "Suffer Little Children". It's about the 'Moor's Murders' that happened in Manchester in the 60s.

But it's also about death as a whole, and other such cases of murder, and just, I don't know. What does it make you think?

Edit: and the name, well, it's where somebody very dear to me lives.

[ Thursday, January 25, 2007 08:54: Message edited by: Nikki x ]

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And when you want to Live
How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?


*Name by Slarty, so blame him if it's filthy...
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #112
Nikki, congratulations! :)

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #113
Nikki may want to read here.
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Master
Member # 5977
Profile Homepage #114
quote:
Originally written by Nikki x:

Anyway, good news (I think) abounds! I have been published by the people at poetry.com!! I'll post the piece I entered in a minute. Also, I'm on a short-list to win money. Money!! Yay!!
Congratulations! Your poems deserve it, too.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #115
Yes, definitely read Imban's link. I've seen this organization before and it's not good news.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 4153
Profile Homepage #116
The poems definitely do deserve money, but yeah... that sounds a bit shady. In any case, good luck Nikki!

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Gamble with Gaea, and she eats your dice.

I hate undead. I really, really, really, really hate undead. With a passion.
Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 34
Profile Homepage #117
There once was a man from Formello
Who was practicing playing the cello.
A man he was with
When he beat up a slith
Reckoned him to be quite a fine fellow.

[ Thursday, January 25, 2007 18:48: Message edited by: Robinator is a Beefcake ]

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Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

'Spiderweb Software' anagrammmed: 'Word-bereft A**wipe'
Posts: 702 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #118
Thanks, everybody for the feedback and kind words. Erm, well, yeah, I just read the link (thank you, Imban :) ) and, well, fortunately I've not sent any money. I'm gonna go ahead and see if they'll print me, but otherwise...gah.

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And when you want to Live
How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?


*Name by Slarty, so blame him if it's filthy...
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #119
Filthy, filthy double posts... But it needed to be done - this thread has so much stuff in it that we can't let it slip away. In my opinion, anyway.

Erm, new stuff from me, to legitimise the revival... and I KNOW that others have things to share too.

Red sky, white rose…

Autumn falls about her slippers
As she walks amidst the night,
And she listens to the whispers
Of a sighing, wistful, breeze…

* * *

Walking on, she lets her hands stretch,
Reaches out to catch the leaves,
Her enthralling blue eyes closing,
Whirling round, her pink lips moving,
Letting out her heartfelt song:

"Starry night, my body aching,
Silver moon, my fingers itch,
Empty heavens, a single person,
Dancing to her body's beat.

Flowing dress about my body,
Sensual dreams awaken love,
My lonely day is all forgotten,
As I dance this golden street.

Gentle autumn do arouse me,
Wrap yourself around my soul,
I'm another willing victim,
Dancing to her body's beat"

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And when you want to Live
How do you start?
Where do you go?
Who do you need to know?


*Name by Slarty, so blame him if it's filthy...
Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 5410
Profile #120
Years ago, my brother submitted a poem, was promised potential $$ and purchased said anthology. What Wiki says is all true, although he at least can say he was published and to the average layperson it might be impressive (although I think now the book merely collects dust in some forgotten corner of time).

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"Dikiyoba ... is demon ... drives people mad and ... do all sorts of strange things."

"You Spiderwebbians are mad, mad, mad as March hares."
Posts: 687 | Registered: Wednesday, January 19 2005 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 3174
Profile Homepage #121
Awesome...all sorts of art. I can post some fanart I've done.

Jone

IMAGE(http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/7246/jone28ii.gif)

Gore

IMAGE(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/5523/goretopless6xl.gif)

More Gore

IMAGE(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/446/gore2b0tp.gif)

And still more Gore

IMAGE(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6664/gore4pp.jpg)

Aaron

IMAGE(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7982/aaron5ej.gif)

And finally, Dan

IMAGE(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5027/dan27tf.gif)

I have art of a different kind which I might post a little later.

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Aa' menle nauva calen ar' ta hwesta e' ale'quenle, melloneamin.
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Finder of impossible beta testing errors.
Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, July 5 2003 07:00
Canned
Member # 7704
Profile #122
This artwork is good here's a useful tip if you have IPhoto or a computer program try to modify the lighting, contrast, blur and with luck you'll ameliorate this artwork.

[ Monday, February 12, 2007 03:13: Message edited by: upon mars ]

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You can jump off a bridge, fire a gun in your mouth, drink poison,or going in to the tiger's pit but you will still end up dead it's a mater of time and how .
Posts: 312 | Registered: Sunday, November 26 2006 08:00
Cartographer
Member # 1851
Profile Homepage #123
Hmm. LoR. Been a while since I've seen anything related to that. It was one of the first I started reading, used to love it too. My, how the poses look entirely familiar... Again, for a reason, I'm sure.

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"I'm not crazy!"
"Well, whatever. Maybe you just ate something really questionable, or perhaps someone hit you on the head with something large, blunt and heavy just now. By the way..." Gil nudged Grul pointedly.

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So many strange ones around. Don't you think?
Posts: 1308 | Registered: Sunday, September 8 2002 07:00
Master
Member # 5977
Profile Homepage #124
Arrna: I hope you don't mind I save the first and third drawing to my HD, do you? I'm always fascinated by not-natural looking eyes...

Besides that, I really like the drawings. They are quite good.

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