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Day 11- The True Monster by drawitout Day 11- The True Monster by drawitout
Okay. This scanned absolutely fine. With no trouble. That never happens.
AND IT'S YELLOW, MY SCANNER DOESN'T DO YELLOW I AM SO CONFOUNDED

Anyway, the 'true monster prompt'... a lot of people seem to have been a bit uncertain of just what that ascertained.
I had a lot of ideas, but what you see here wasn't near top on the list, as it were. Just what I ended up drawing a few nights ago when I was feeling rather off.
Finished it with the concept that we all have our "monsters", whatever that entails or means personally to us, just like how different everyone's interpretation of this theme is. I incorporated pieces of my appearance, most importantly my flaws, and things I dislike the most about me, into this one.

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I'm still on a bit of a message hiatus, but...

I dare you guys to draw a monster version of yourself. Seriously, I'll do a journal feature of ya if you do.

This is also for theme 53 of the #100ThemesChallenge, variation 4.
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Awww...she's so cute!!!
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CalculatorBomb Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Thats kinda cool! 4 arms are always good to have. Congratulations! I'm happy.

:)
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drawitout Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry, but I'm a bit confused?
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CalculatorBomb Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why?
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DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Congrats on the fine scan (and drawing)
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drawitout Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. uvu
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Awww...poor girl...may I hug her?
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BanesShadow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: She looks sad, it's a good picture though :) captures the emotion well and the anatomy.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. c:
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BanesShadow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problems! :)
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InsanityStories Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I would draw a monster version of myself...but it would take ages before I could post it here on dA. I'll keep it in mind though. c:
As to the thought that we all have monsters within us, I have to agree. Mine's been showing its ugly heads lately though; yes mine has multiple heads. But anyway, I honestly think whether you had this piece focus on your flaws, or not, it came out beautifully. Therefore, I believe that even with flaws and having monsters within us all--we somehow still manage to show beauty. Okay, I'm climbing off my soap box now, haha.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad the idea appeals to you. It was kind of cathartic for me, personally. And how you see your own monster sounds very interesting. c:
That's... a really deep and introspective comment, there. It really made me stop and think. Thank you for that!
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well I like
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drawitout Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ehe. ^^;
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DimLeeLit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist
the color is amazing the yellow and the cream look very great together, the emotion she gives off despite the sunny color of her her skin
if I get time I might take you up on the challenge
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. c:
If you do, I would love to see.
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DimLeeLit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
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this was an interesting dare
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, very nice, thank you for accepting the dare! c:
Your feature is posted~ [link]
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DimLeeLit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist
many thanks =)
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dammyjodger Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant. I love how your personal monster is yellow, as that's the colour you find most frustrating to work with (yes, I look at every single deviation you put up and read the artist comments. Actually you're one of only 2 artists I do that with, and the other I consider a friend).

But YES, I think the two left arms, one holding her head, and the other strangling herself, represent frustration and suffering (maybe even some self-destruction in there too - self corruption) while the two right arms gently cover herself, representing self-consciousness. Her downward expression makes her appear depressed or self-conscious, too. I also see some scars and blemishes, which are probably what you refer to as your "flaws".

Sorry about the rant, I like to analyse and I like your work =/
I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU UP ON THE MONSTER CHALLENGE. Not just for the feature... Actually, you have inspired me. I have some wonderful ideas about what to do with it ^__^ I have a real urge to draw it traditionally, so hopefully I can get at least ONE of my scanners to work =/ damn technology.

TL;DR
Great work, I'm doing the monster thing too :B
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, it means a lot that you do that, and your interpretation is very in-depth. ...And pretty bang on, I'll admit.

I'm thrilled to hear I've inspired you, and I really look forward to seeing what you come up with. (And good luck with scanning, too. I know what a pain it can be. ._.)

Thank you so much. c:
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dammyjodger Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe yaaay well it was just my take on what I saw ^__^

I've finished the sketch, just wondering whether to colour it traditionally or scan it in and make it all digital.. decisions o__o. I hope you don't mind, but I sort of took the idea of having 2 pairs of arms - don't kill me D:
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Of course that's alright. I'm certainly not the first to have characters with more than four limbs. c:
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dammyjodger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wwooooo!!! Just checking in with you. You'll see when I put it up, anyway, that it's nothing like yours :B after all, it's a personal image
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half-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Hmm I am tempted to make guesses as to what you dislike about you dislike about yourself from what I get from this piece. :)
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, you're free to do so if you wish.
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M1SANDRY Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Oooooo I can draw myself as a monster EHEEHEHEHEHEEH.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeesss do it! :la:
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She really doesn't look monstrous at all. :hug:
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, I failed. cx :hug:
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) She looks sad, and very in need of a hug.
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Jinkah Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the color, very vibrate my friend.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Vibrant?
Thank you. c:
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is beautiful. And i Love the color (Even if it's now what ya wanted)
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. cx
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Zepher87 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I like this a lot. Its a great pic and great name with a great discription. It actully makes you think after you read it.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad, thank you. c:
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Zepher87 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I feel like going up to her and wraping my arms and wings around her and try and comfort her.
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0verwatch707 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love the little skin details, and glasses aren't a flaw, only proof you're using your eyes well =D. I'd accept that dare, but what little faith I had in my drawing skills is gone.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, well... the one thing I kind of like about myself is my eyes, and the glasses don't help that too much. But I sure do need them! My typing becomes so atrocious otherwise, and I can't see very far. cx
Oh, dear, I'm so sorry I didn't get to this message sooner! D: I'm glad that you're feeling more confident about things lately, because it's awful to feel that way. I've sure been there. :c
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0verwatch707 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Don't worry about it, I know you were busy with the contest(you said you would be yourself.)
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Jspeed384 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look very beautiful as a monster.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I guess I messed up then. xux
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TheOrangeFactor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OwO Somehow I like this
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drawitout Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, well, alright. cx
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Moreuse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, but she so cute.
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drawitout Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Somehow that happened. xux
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Moreuse Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, not really supposed to be?
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neivaa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this design. You did a very good job on it. c:

If my tablet was working still, I'd attempt to draw a monster version of myself... I can next week tho.
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