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【✖|About】
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
【✖|Why?】
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.
【✖|Message】
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.
【✖|Tools】
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
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:iconwifflin:
Wifflin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that was amazingly well drawn
cool storyline as well, even if it's sad
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jimmy2014 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
what macromedia flash 5 and how much was your tablet and photoshop csi/cs5. what is ink wash
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stellamay Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may I ask where you downloaded macromedis flash 5? 
would you recommend it for making a flash comic? 
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CharredAnarchie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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. 
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oreokeki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is too beautiful for words, I can't even express how this makes me feel.
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Rainbowderp44 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student
Yes. Just yes.
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cloudystarr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely.
This explains a true passion of colors.
Absolutely wonderful.
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Sunrise1-1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so scary and beautiful I've got goosebumps
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The-Foxybus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
what happend to her eyes?
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KiGaMin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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."
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FaceTrip Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. such a creepy ending
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Wakamash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   General Artist
Wonderful, simple wonderful! :D
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!
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xXAngelsofChaosXx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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
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ASmeets95 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Very inspiring :)
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Purrgir Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, i'm really sorry about what those people said to you. Art is expression, and it should not be masked. Thanks for making this, it was really inspiring
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fictionalnostalgia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
very interesting,, I like the concept but I don't really understand..
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izzyfizzy23 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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
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keep up the great work and i admire ur strong determination to keep going and i love this story
LOVE IT
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JustADraw Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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 :D
Love your art you really inspired to me great job.
:meow:
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YuukiDaZeroFan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
This is lovely....
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:iconpandikko:
pandikko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
That was a beautiful story!
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Aellostriker2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
touching story.
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TheLawOfZeroDivision Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
why would someone want to remove your art. i see nothing wrong.
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TsubasaFairy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
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.
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Dicex012 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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!
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Amuyuki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I feel like that girl sometimes...
but in my family only music is the big thing
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6milk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
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.
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TsukiTsuki-chan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
wow thats really good! it makes me sad that she died in the end. but you made a good message.
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Charmzizle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. What a wonderful message.
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:iconpancake-pancake:
pancake-pancake Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work.
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RenjiWu09 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Personally as an artist, I hate to be restricted in any way. Yet sometimes I restrict myself giving into the fear that outsiders might not like it.
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Hina-himeX3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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slight-obstruction Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic. Wonderful, thoughtful story and beautiful inking and colors.
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the-Rov Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!! grate work!!!
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Artistboy360 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
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.
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HalfInane-HalfMental Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow good work C:
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MamaNekoSama Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is really beautiful!
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MystressK Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
looks great, good work :)
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erosenin23 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesoem work good job :iconpervyfinnplz:
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:iconerosenin23:
erosenin23 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome :iconhurrhurrplz:
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:iconkal-da:
Kal-dA Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
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pasztorgergo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Writer
Gorgeous
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bradley012345 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great why would someone hate your art
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blueblacknred Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I love it. Its beautiful.
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BHKoga127 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
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!
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Likaliku Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
just like me ;m;
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xLalita-Monroex Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very amazing and deep. Even though it is short.
The ending is very nice, since the girl isn't afraid because she got to use all the colors she loved.
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purplelove55 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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The-F0X Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredibly amazing :") And really sad what happens to her in the end..

I sometimes feel like i don't have enough choice :"I I can relate quite a bit to this. Brilliant work!
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TheOriginalEmoBarbie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
this is beeautiful! thank you so much for sharing!
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RexReuben Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how short but precise this is with your message!

Aaa I like the characters design too, she's lovely.

The mediums used and nice too, I think you should try more stuff like this, it's really attractive.
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