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Convergence by JDWasabi Convergence by JDWasabi
It's been yonks since I've done a proper painting (this has been sitting on my hard drive since like March lol) and since I've been working on Hungry Whispers, I've been working on this piece on and off.

Actually screw it, this is my first proper painting because I don't think there's anything to this time/effort in my gallery so yeh XD.

I find that I have loads of great concept art pieces in my sketchbook but that's about it. So here be "Convergence", great character concept yet everything else needs work! More life drawing, more practise, more technique more everything. Oh and more on finishing pieces. You have too many unfinished stuff on your hard drive, drawing/painting/everything else experience points will come in due time with each new upload. There are no short cuts so just do it. /self rant at thy self.

I also found that I love symbology in pictures, they're awesome and adds so much depth to it. Out of curiosity I googled the meaning of lotus flowers.

Lotus flowers: Estranged love, forgetful of the past and in Buddhist symbology: representing purity and enlightenment.

Well there you have it - I didn't think it also symbolises estrange love and being forgetful of the past. Since the story for this character revolves a around the concept of manipulating fate (by the red lines) he is trapped by his own ability even though he can control it.

Errm stuff relating to reincarnation and how you can't escape your own, the symbology of the lotus flowers are strangely fitting for this character too (he suffers from amnesia because he killed a love one). Guess the red strings are also symbolic of that.

I might come back later to update this comments, I can't think at the moment due to lack of sleep ;_;.

Anyway, sad character is sad! Enjoy!

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(Is it bad that I have a whole itunes playlist dedicated to this series? .___. I was listening to Goreki by Lamb a lot whilst painting this hehe)

Featured here. Thank you :iconamondemon: :heart:
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pyrodarkangel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Absolutely beautiful Jade. Gotta love the water lilies :P ;)!
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JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MY ONE WEAKNESS :shakefist:

Thanks! I finally finished it lol T___T. Well 'finished' not to the standard I want to be at but oh well!
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MeanPete Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
That's a good painting, well worth finishing, I think that Cosmo cannyon pic of mine sat around for 2 years before I finished it.
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JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers Pete!

I know I have a lot to learn in the art of painting, technicality and composition...but they'll take time so I figured I'll just finish this anyway XD.

Woah 2 years! I probs have stuff even older on my hard drive too XD
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NitroDragonTrigger Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so love this Character =D
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! (Me too....<3 XD)
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NitroDragonTrigger Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your so so welcome =D
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Ritzan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cooool!!
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JDWasabi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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RobotsWithCookies Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Great job! :D
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