This comic reads left to right; up to down. This comic is about a young girl who lives in a world were everyone becomes an artist. The story explores what happens when she breaks the societal norms. The young girl does not have a name or an age, encouraging the reader to identify with the young girl. Character (C) *Sheepily
I originally started this project last year back when a group of people said some very hurtful things about my art. They asked me to remove my images from their site for an illogical reason. I did so, however it hurt my feelings as an artist. I started the comic under a pseudo-name and pseudo-artistic style. I was scared to post it under my name because of the things that has been said to me. I created a story around how I felt about art restrictions put on me. A few months later, the present, I signed up for a graphic novel class. I dug up this old idea and work on it.
I want each person to take away whatever message they want from this comic. I do want each person to take away the feeling of freedom in art, and it isn't just art, in everything. Each person should feel they can do whatever they want to in whatever they want, without social norms. Please share with me what you got out of this comic. I would LOVE to hear.
I sketched it and inked it with my light table. I used a micron pen to do all of my inking work. After I inked it I used ink washes for anything in black and white. Anything in color was done with water colors you can buy at the supermarket. Afterwards I scanned it in and cleaned it up in photoshop. The comic part was done in flash. *Micron Pen *Light Table *Water Colors *Ink (Ink Washes) *Tablet (Intuos4) *Photoshop CS1/CS5 *Easy Paint Tool Sai *Macromedia Flash 5
I don't think I've ever seen something that touched my artistic side so well. It shows the sacrifices you have to make to be an individual in the world of art instead of some insipid drone. I absolutely love the simple beauty of this.
I had shivers while reading it xD The message I got was probably "You'll be punished if you bypass the rules set by society , but don't be frightened if it makes YOU happy... After all, there can't be rules for art, Art is free."
Wonderful, simple wonderful! Personally, what I got from this is that in society we all have to conform in a certain way that hinders us in the long run. The government and other things that shape us in society may keep us from doing what we truly are drawn to do and if we step out of line in any way then we will pay for it physically, emotionally and or mentally.
Sorry about the hurtful things that were said to you about your art, some things just aren't meant to be said. Their loss!
This was amazing! I can't even begin to express in words the awe I am in in all the depth and thought and passion that goes into this comic. I am nearly rendered dumbfounded at how you want the reader to identify with her by taking away her identity. It's brilliant and I hope you keep up the great work. There's so much I take away from reading it I don't even know where to begin. lol
WUT ?! thats so sad that there r ppl like that out there! i looked thru ur allery and the stuff is really amazing! its soooo cute!!! those ppl sure missed out on ur awesomeness keep up the great work and i admire ur strong determination to keep going and i love this story LOVE IT
I know how it feels. Sometimes people punch,discriminate or other terrible things to you cause' they were jealous of your art. I was lived that when i was 4 years old and now u,u . But, I understand something If you smile to that people they hurts more than words or punches Love your art you really inspired to me great job.
I love the deepdess of this...I think there really is a lot of unnecessary rules in the world and there are just people that wish they could be free. If there were a lot less rules in this world, who knows, maybe we will get closer to Utopia.
The ending is very deep and sad. It gave me goosebumps.
I like the way you portrayed the message in the story, about how people are always going by societal norms. And when there's someone different they despise him. But there are some people are not afraid to do what they believe in. I'm like one of those people. ^^ Good job!
This is a very beautiful short story. The style worked very well for the story, and the color choice. It's such a meaningful, provoking idea as well. I would hate to be in a world where my coloring choice was so limited! This really conveys a great message about artistic expression, and I hope you make more stories in the future, I really enjoyed this one.
I couldn't help but comment on this...It's so simple with such a deep message. So much is said about creativity and being who you are without actually saying it... Thanks for this awesome piece of work, it really inspired me.
Sheep, this is absolutely AMAZING. @_@ It looks so professional, like something I would find on the Daily Deviations at the bottom of the deviantart page. I love it! I don't usually leave comments, just favorite the deviation and leave, but I couldn't help but comment on this. Great job! <3
Very nicely done little one. I'm happy to see something so creative and beautiful from you after having not heard from you in a while. The last two pages have a bit of a O_O moment to them, but knowing you and what you like, I'm not that surprised by the imagery. I did very much like the story though. I suppose I got a few things out of reading this too, first of all, I fear I haven't talked to you enough lately and hope that that can change, as we've a lot to catch up on. Remember I'm always here should you need a friend. Most of all though, the message I got from this was "Yes, the world can be shitty sometimes, but remember, even with all the bad that comes from it, you can't let it crush your spirit. There are things truly beautiful and worth fighting for out there." Be well and stay in touch, hope things aren't too crazy for you lately!
First of all your art is are pretty good and you have a very unique style! Don't let anyone spoil this!
Just trust me it's not only about art a human live is just like that. We live in those stupid rules that we create and all we do is just holding back our talents, ideas and many other things. "People generally does it like that so do it like that" that's what people say. There is a lot of unigue people. all of them got punished or isolated when they were alive and their work worth millions after they die.
I think thoose rules will be always there as long as humans keep living but i think, people who is different and with unigue talents, ideas should stick together and support theirselves. So they can change something.