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Murky Grave by CalamityChemist Murky Grave by CalamityChemist
Finally, some character art up in here. :>

I decided to do a portrait of Carmori beneath the surface of the river that drowned him. He returns occasionally to reminisce and mourn his own death among the murky water and weeds--which were the last things he saw with living eyes.

I love water scenes, and this was a fun practice in mood. c: Kind of a solemn fellow, here--though if I were strolling among waterweeds in dark river, I expect I'd be solemn, too.

Pencil lines + digital color. I hope you like it! :heart:
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DeadEntertainment Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wondered if it's a specific name for the type of mask he is wearing?
Wonderful drawing. <3
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
I don't think there's a specific name for it--it's just a variation I did on a classical masquerade-style bird mask. c: And thank you!
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EatYourHeartOut46 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is so neat! ^^ the water looks very nice.
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Aw thank you! I'm glad you like how it looks. C:
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EatYourHeartOut46 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome!!!
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Revolution-Nein Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, this is fascinating. I love his expression very much, and what you've described of this fellow in the comments makes him sound quite fascinating. Also, he resembles a plague doctor, and, in my mind, this is very good.

You succeeded very well, mood-wise, and I love the effect of the pencil lines and digital color. It's fabulous.
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! I'm really glad that you like him, and the overall atmosphere of the piece. c: Pencil lines + digital doesn't always work well, but I'm glad you think it was effective here!
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somethingradical Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this drawing of Carmori! <3
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! c: <3
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zukich Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, awesum :U
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much! :heart:
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KoharuxIchigo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg so gergeous!!!!! i really like all the details you have, and your underwater scenes are just to die for!!! oh, so beautiful....
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! :heart: That is so sweet of you to say. ;u;
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fleebites Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is, indeed, quite murky, and I am enjoying the murkiness of it very much. He does look like he is in mourning, and like there are very few beams of sunshine in his life (proverbially or otherwise) . . . Or afterlife, rather, he he.
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! <3 I was hoping that it would have that effect--sometimes 'mourning' doesn't come across well without being overblown, haha. I'm glad you like it!
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Zikka Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...I was just listening to Emilie Autumn's Shallot...and I was reminded of this pic... [link]
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Nice work. Why did you choose this scene of him drowning?
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! His death is a main point in his story, so a lot of the art I do of him involves it. c:
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Does it involve him dying all the time?
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Oh, not technically, no. He's a ghost! So while he's dead in all the artwork I do of him, it's because his story takes place after he has died.
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Cool. Kind of like Casper in a way.
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MorbidMalamute Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Carmori, he's such an interesting character! This is absolutely lovely, I love the textures (they're fantastic!), Carmori's expression, and his mask is really cool! :D
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
Fff, thank you, man! :heart: c: I appreciate the compliment, and I'm glad you like him!
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DeadEntertainment Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, you genious you! Stop being such a marvelous artist!<3 I love Carmori, he's awesome c:
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
Fff, awww <3 Thank you so much! c:
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DeadEntertainment Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teach me how to draw, woman! c: You're welcome ^^
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xEmo-Bearx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely texture you have for this picture, really sets the mood~
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! c:
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The textures that you use are great! They really give the water that murky, muddy look. Poor Carmori, he looks like he needs a hug!
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you think they add to the effect. c: Baww, poor guy probably could use a hug, haha <3
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, too bad he's a ghost. Arms and just about everything go right through him!
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suzzannnn Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
HNNNGH WOMAN YOU ARE SO GOOD AT DRAWING WEEDS I DON'T EVEN-:icony-u-noplz: I swear, I thought they were real at first :XD:
Goodness, I love the lighting and the overall mood it gives C: Poor Carmori though...how exactly did he drown? ^^
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
FFFF THANK YOU :heart: YEARS OF TRAINING JUST TO DRAW THEM WEEDS.
lol kidding.

Thanks so much! I'm glad you like the effect. c: And Carmori drowned after falling off of a boat. He had a safety line, but it ended up just dragging him across the bottom of the boat. By the time they noticed he was missing and dragged him back up, he was dead as a doornail. :I
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Zikka Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: Poor Camori!
BTW, I've always wanted to ask...was he at a masqerade ball at the time or something? I've always wondered where the mask came from per say...
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suzzannnn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
THEM YEARS HAVE PAID OFF THEN :iconrlyplz:

you're welcome! Poor guy :C Do you plan on writing that scene? :D
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
I'm certain that scene will be included in the story. c: I actually think it will be the opening scene.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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badasslobster Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
amazing! :iconexplodingheadplz:
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! XD
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badasslobster Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
no prob! :iconlaexplodeplz:
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HariSaysMeh Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like the yellowy, murky background and the angles you draw. Also his mask is totally sweetness.
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :heart: And haha, glad you like the mask. :>
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CranberryTart Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Poor thing looks so depressed. XD
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Filmographer
He is a bit down in the dumps. XD

Or down in the river, rather.
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CranberryTart Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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SharpTone Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it very very very very very very very very very .... where was I? ... oh yes ... very very very very much. :D
interesting idea. :thumbsup:
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CalamityChemist Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Filmographer
Haha, well thank you very very much! I'm glad you like it. c:
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FahBraccini Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really cool! =D
I wish I knew how to do pencil lines like this
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