It came to the Glimmer Field by zenphoenixa

It came to the Glimmer Field

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Added: Apr 29, 2004
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A surprise b'day gift for a friend on deviantART, this is his character Gavin, a silverhaired priest who wields a special spear. This was my first return to anime style in a long time, I really should revisit my roots more often... ^^; In this pic, Gavin is standing defensively within a Glimmer Field, watching whatever is coming his way, and bracing himself for the attack.
I had a fair bit of trouble getting Gavin's face right; he went through one heck of a lot of face surgery before everything looked okay! XD Now he looks like a Gandalf/Legolas/Sephiroth cross, strange or what... O__O

Gavin and the grass coloured with ink (shading) and Prismacolour pencils. Background and lighting created in Paintshop Pro 5. (And there are no lens filters in the pic by the way!)

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hey, he can pass as Maze in my soon to be published book, Zirconya. Awesome Smile

zenphoenixa's picture

*Blushes furiously* Flatterer! ^__^;; Thankyou heaps hon, this was fun pic to do and I'm glad you liked it! Laughing out loud *Hands you cupcakes*

zenphoenixa's picture

Thankyou for the kind words dear, and kudos for picking up on the Poe poem relevancy! Laughing out loud Heh heh, one of my teachers handed me a copy of the poem one day and I was like, "Holy crap, that's MY name!!!" O____O;;; So er... yeah, I guess something will 'chill and kill' me later in the future... ^^;;; *Prepares in advance* ¬__¬

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Lol, so you noticed eh? XD Actually I haven't handed out any choccies yet, I reckon this is a good time to start... ^.^ *Hands you a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar with some Tim Tams on the side* Mmm, Aussie chocolate... =P

zenphoenixa's picture

Hee hee, the name 'Annabel Lee' is the title of an Edgar Allan poem. ^^ It was sheer coincidence that my parents wound up naming me that; they'd never heard of the poem and I only found out about it when one of my teachers mentioned it! O_O Funny how life works! XD

Guest's picture

That's really really beautiful. I <3 it.

btw, to me again: Annabel Lee is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. You prolly read it in high school or something. heh

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I am a fan you ARE SO AWESOME!!!!!!!

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by the way, i know i ve heard the name annabel lee before,but cant remember where...little help?some book or movie..

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Aint no big fan of anime, but i must see u are good at it..but i actually comment cuz u seem 2 b handing out a lot of candies!i want some chocolate shipped 2 greece plz*smiles arrogantly- irrelevant, but i like it*

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*Bows back humbly* ^__^ Thankyou dear, I'm so glad to hear that! Laughing out loud *Smiles and hands you donuts*

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I agree with the 2 other people....DAMN!!!! It'so good...*bows to Annabel*

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*Bows humbly* ^^;; Thankyou so much dear! Laughing out loud Hee hee, and bear in mind that this pic was a rare exception in which I actually kept working on it to meet a deadline - the rest of the time, it does take more than one week for me to get something done! Wink *Shares donuts with you*

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All that seperates skilled artists and unpracticed ones is the length of time needed to accomplish the same effect. =) I could spend weeks and not have finished something like this. Very nice and such unusual style!

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Lol, thankyou hon, and of course you can! Laughing out loud *Hands you pies with your choice of filling* ^.^

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Thanks dude, I'm real glad you think so! ^____^;;

Guest's picture

this is great! Can i have some pie?

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zenphoenixa's picture

Lol, that *is* interesting! ^.^ Do we share the same name, or did your math teacher just make a mistake? It'd be cool to meet someone with the same name! Laughing out loud
Heh heh, and you see the Legolas/Sephiroth likeness too! Wink Funny how a pic can turn out in the end... =P well, thankyou verily for the comment, and you're welcome to visit again anytime! *Gives you cheese*

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Thankyou for the comment dear! Laughing out loud Heh heh, shininess rules, and I'm glad you think so too! Wink *Flashes torchlights at the world*

Guest's picture

Wow, I'm so happy I found your art on here, it's great! And it's kind of weird, I had an old math teacher that called me Annabelle Lee...O.o go figure...but I agree, he is kind of legolas/sephiroth-ish...coolio!

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Holy crap! Th-that is SO BEAUTIFUL!! Oh my god!So radiant and shiny. Wooowwwiiieee!

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Hee hee, well, when the time is calculated that way it does sound quite short... ^^ it felt like a long time though because I didn't do everything in one go, so er... I blame my warped perception of time, it happens every time I lose track of the date which is quite often, actually! XD Anyhoo, thankyou verily for the comment, you're a real sweetie! ^__^ *Gives you pie*

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So, 2 hours of ink shading, 1 hour of pencil colouring & 1 afternoon of computer imaging... And u call urself a slow worker?? In my opinion, u r a fast one! Great job! Keep up the good work! ^^

zenphoenixa's picture

Thankyou so much for the compliment! ^__^ All the face lifts I had to give Gavin were worth it then... Laughing out loud it took ages to get his face looking, well, not wonkified, so I'm glad you like the end result. ^^ I really appreciate it! *Gives you gummybears*

Guest's picture

I agree with the other person. Damn is right! this is way cool

zenphoenixa's picture

Well, this pic was one of the few that didn't take 10 years to complete because I actually set myself a deadline! XD *Should do that more often* I spread my work out over about a week so I'm not too sure how long I spend on things, but the ink shading probably took about two hours, the pencil colouring an hour and the computer colouring an afternoon. I'm a slow worker though, so that may also influence things! =P *Needs to start hustling!*

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Damn... That's all I can say... How long did it take you to color this?

Art at its best.