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The Martyr by iKiska The Martyr by iKiska
OH JESUS GUYS, I hate this thing :crying: Can't even look at it anymore, so you guys have it. Blah.

There's like zero meaning in this thing, I swear. I just doodled after having looked at Audrey Kawasaki's website, got a sketch of this, decided it was more or less okay, and went with it. There's like way too many elements for me ffff. And I even simplified it some. Jeez.

Uh, since there's zero meaning to it, watch and be amazed as I spin you a yarn in the next two minutes.

It's about, ah, all right, there's this village and the people in it did some bad stuff that pissed off the gods, so the gods came down upon them and said, like, "Bros, you need to be sacrificing virgins and shit for the gods, or else DAMNATION." And to prove their point the gods had pretty poisonous white roses creepy-crawl into the village, slowly engulfing wells and dogs and entire buildings.

So the villagers started sacrificing some virgins and shit, chopping 'em up and throwing the pieces into the creepy-crawl roses. And the roses engulfed them, too, and that's what we seem to be looking at right now.

That explains the upper part of the image, anyway. Fuck if I know why her hair is turning into TREES. Maybe her body became fertilizer for trees, idk.

Is this too dark for anyone? You're going to have to brighten your monitor then. Mine's super bright. It gives me eye cancer and I totes love it :crying:

So, yeah, here's this virginal sacrificed girl. And she IS a girl, despite the fact that she apparently has no boobs.

Fuck man, I wanted to like this mofo :crying: Art block is blocky. Screw this, I'm out :heart:

And appreciate those goddamn roses, broskis.
Also opened for critique... Never done this before C:
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Critique by Fuhrer-Glasses Jun 28, 2011, 11:06:52 PM
Well, wow!

I must truly say that you're one of the first people that made me see a deviation and exclaim "Fuck, that's art!" And as I am sure you know, "art" is few and far when it comes to deviantART, but I digress, you want a critique.

The image: The image itself is quite beautifully done, from the flow with the colors to the slow fade from darker colors to lights, I love it, but I do have one issue. It seems that the character portrayed is supposed to be of a feminine manner (I believe), yet how you formed the chest, it seems tad masculine, too. That isn’t bad, actually, as it adds more to the image, but it does seem a bit funky, really. I mean, I guess what I’m saying is that the chest, if the character is supposed to be feminine in nature, seems off to an extent.

Other than that, there is nothing I can really find fault within the image, but one thing does bother me and that is the (hair?) near her mouth and nose seems to be a bit much and just seems silly when compared to the rest of the image.

All in all, I do have to say a good job.
What do you think?
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This shall be for feautured in the 100 critique challenge. Im a nice critiquer, but im not the best.

First off, this picture is beautiful, and dark. Beautiful and dark. I see wat youve done with the picture, the effect youve put in, and its really good. Youve put alot of work into this, and the message, is blank. Not bad blank, good blank. At first glance, my first words about this were "I love this piece!".

The roses have lots of detail in them. Each petal has alot of detail in it, and youve done well with that. The colour youve chosen works well with the other colours, and the bakground. It is where the main beauty of this piece comes from. There is a lot of "heavy" colour into it, and with the floating petals, there is light colour. This is a great effect, it makes the floating ones look closer, yet further.

The hair is done very well. You have done each strand with colours that mix well, to create a good hair effect. You have done the shaping and flowing right. I like how youve put more and darker hair on the darker side, and lighter and les ahir on the beautiful side.

The skin is veerrryyy well done. It looks very "smooth", and the lighting is right on. The anatomy and shape is good,nothing to say there.

The trees are good. I liek how youve got wavy, the flat, but i think it couldve done a bit MORE merging. I see youve changed the skin type of the tree from smooth to rough, and that is a great effect on the picture. The bottom one does look like veins, and that is why is is such a dark, yet beautiful piece.

The background looks soooo coool. The colours merge together very well. The circle around the guys head, doesnt stand out, it mixes in with the background, but thats not a bad thing.

You have hidden your signature well, but not well enough that its hard to find. This is very important in a piece, because signatures can take away from the main focus.

This is a beautiful yet dark piece, and youve done very well.
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ch0co-pudding Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
really like this! Wow <3
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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ch0co-pudding Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
:hug: 
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mudddkipz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
Nice story :P this is pretty gorgeous.
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iKiska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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mudddkipz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Dawn-X Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome piece. I like it very much. :D
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iKiska Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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Seigner Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so Awesome! it looks really cool and dark. :la:
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iKiska Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Seigner Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :-)
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TheOkapiLovesKiwis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Awesome work!
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:iconikiska:
iKiska Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks much! :hug:
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Jezzy-Fezzy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   General Artist
This is breathtaking. Brilliant use of colours as well. :heart:

Excellent!

:+fav:
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Jezzy-Fezzy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   General Artist
Welcome. :hug:
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WoGzilla Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! ;p
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
:hug:
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love this, its so interesting! Love the trasition between her and the bottem!
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks much, glad you find it interesting :)
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yw!
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Liieszz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Interesting piece! i love it <3
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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qbmaya Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
This actually really freaked me out when I saw it :fear:, so I think that I actually really like it.:love:
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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InsaneAngel13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BWAHAH! I love your meaning behind the picture and ho u explained it!! X thats fantastic <3
anyways the picture is really good hahah :D
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks much! I get annoyed when I see some big weird-looking picture like this and zero explanation of what I'm looking at (maybe this is why I don't get into abstract that much), so I had to come up with SOMEthing :la:
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InsaneAngel13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol well it was very clever ;) i just stalked all your art cuz this intrigued me ad i was bored O.o but you're a super good artist ^.^ just btw lol
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much, again! :heart:
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SilentPiano Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
THIS IS REALLY FREAKING COOL.
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
BLARGHARGHARGH :heart:
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SilentPiano Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
OH THANKS
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconnigelthornberryplz::iconsaysplz: YOU'RE WELCOME BLARGHARGH.
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Crestent Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I like the roots coming out of her orifices, must be why she's a virgin!!! :iconlaplz:

But seriously though I think it a great piece. :)

P.S. I could tell it was a girl.
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks much! :lol: :hug:

PS: OH GOOD. I could as well but then I was nearly done and realized she didn't have any lady parts :XD:
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Athilea-Majiri Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!
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iKiska Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Athilea-Majiri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. ^^
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