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February 20, 2013
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This is actually part of a chorus for a song I'm writing, but I'm so fond of it I decided to make
it into something more. Also, I'm completing this at nine in the morning after a sleepless night.
I feel that my best work stems from my insomnia.

Blood Texture:
Background Texture:…

Tools: SAI & Wacom Tablet
Hours: 5

Hell Hound by SIRE-N Outcast by SIRE-N Punishment by SIRE-N Liar, Liar by SIRE-N Priest by SIRE-N Tainted by SIRE-N

Art: ©SIRE-N

Do not redistribute, claim, copy,
edit or use it any way. Thank you~
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I've never written a critique on DA before, but I feel this piece deserves it (in a good way!) However, I must apologize now if it seems like I am analyzing rather than giving a critique ^^,

The image itself is unsettling, which, when met with the words creates an almost macabre effect. The breaking away of the words 'deeper' as though it's falling apart adds a spice of chaos into the mix, and makes me think of a sailor being dragged down into the depths so I think it's quite effective.

Regarding the words themselves- I think they are fantastic and flow into each other nicely, especially with the connotations of reaper and siren that reflect off of each other which can also be viewed in the skeleton, therefore I believe it is a strong visual image that reflect the lyrics, and the blood 'tears' imply that 'evil' can also feel pain and that sometimes it can be forgotten but there are those few who are willing to go as far as to let 'evil' hurt them just so 'evil' has an outlet (the vicious cycle of love.)

The only improvement I can think of is the background which, to me, takes away from the visual impact a little bit. The rib and shoulder parts of the skeleton are lightly shaded while the rest of the skeleton seems to get its colour from the background. This can make the skeleton a little bland compared to how the words are done and the smoke like blood in the background. I feel that if the same or similar technique (such as using black or white smoke like texture) was used along the bottom, closer to the skeleton the impact would be greater, or, perhaps a gentle colour and shading along the skeleton. I do, however, view that the texture used in the background gives a gentle grunge look adding to the visual impact.

Overall, I think this is an awesome piece and you have done a good job at conveying a message to an audience.
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04superstar Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or im sorryReply
Chibi-kyubi-kun Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Artist
Did you ever finish the chorus? 
Aqureshi1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
.......words...cannot describe the emotions......
PoisonIky Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very niceeee
SIRE-N Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. o wo
foxeshunthounds Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This is really really beautiful oh my god
SIRE-N Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much. <3 o////o
ruruichu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best thing i ever read.
im just, well done. very well done.
SIRE-N Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much. TT uTT
armacias Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
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