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Stillborn pg 2 by Isaia Stillborn pg 2 by Isaia
page 2 of "stillborn"

an Avatar fancomic about a painter from the earthkingdom...
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Lilahna1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
And then someone insensitive as Sokka comes along and says something like 'when you think about it art really isn't necessary to life at all. It doesn't mean anything. So why stress about it? Painting makes you happy, right? And people who saw your old dead prints were happy to, right? That should be enough."

A little bit uncaring to the immortality of painting blah-blah-blah but true.

Let it be what it is, sometimes go, sometimes bad, and let others make of it what they wish since they will anyway. What matters is that you are doing something you love and what feels as natural to you as breathing or is like breathing!!

Err...wait... where did I get THIS philosophy from? DAMN DAO OF POOH INVADING MY THOUGHTS AGAIN!!!
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Isaia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Student General Artist
True.
Though getting into the nitty gritty of why art is made, it was addressed in this one Korean period movie that inspired this hiatused comic.

From one level of learning to get down into honing your craft as capturing something lively and lifelike.

And then thinking about why one does this. Or how one could express something more once craft is honed.
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Lilahna1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Yes well different work-ethics around the world focus on different things don't they? :laugh:

It's interesting what all inspires us to create artwork or fanfic work or...well anything creative really.

And I'm actually just impressed that you didn't give me a emoticon glare for babbling on philospohic in my review.

I seriously wouldn't have blamed you for it.
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AleaIshikawa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
:nod:
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tamaragranger Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
the master's quote, is from the movie you saw??
and also beautiful colouring...anyway youre the best.
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zstar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007   Writer
There is much truth in the old master's words. But I feel sorry for the artist :( Artist block is a pain...
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Aurastar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
sorry the Xia slipped in there, i was talking to a friend ^^U Still love it thougH!
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carrinth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
What the old man says is so completely true. True true true... for me at least. It's always a question of: don't draw something you know people would like but you have no feeling for; but rather something you want even if few would appreciate it. (Probably that's why my comics progress so slowly...) ^^;
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Isaia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Student General Artist
The old man is prolly just being a fart. : D

haha, your comics are awesome... my previous comics tend to lag along..

WHICH I SHOULD NOT LET THIS COMIC DO !!!! *determination!*
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rufftoon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Ah poor artist- self doubt caused by harsh words can be terrible.
Another beautiful page-the brush stroke style, the monochrome colors- all perfect. Going over to read page 3 now.
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Isaia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Student General Artist
WAHHH, thank you always for the kind feedback Rufftoon! :hug:

yeah, self doubt by harsh words are probably the catharsis for most artists not wanting to draw anymore..being so conscious of what people may find fault in..rather than having fun with what we love to do.

Which is probably why your art and work is so free and awesome, because of your healthy outlook on it! : )
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rufftoon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
I've had (and still have) big moments of doubts. But I think I've reached the point where I say "just have fun doing it"
It's certainly a lot less stressful.But, when confronted by an authority and someone whose work you respect, harsh critics can be mighty blows.
Ah well, should I ever get crushed, I'll open a cheese shop...or go join a dig in Egypt or something.
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Black-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
I've always believed that.
But I still usually settle for empty, pretty strokes anyway. XD;
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Stormia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
...That's sad....I don't know what I would do if someone told me that...*eye's get watery*
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God-Anatomy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Itss...its...its.so sadddd!!!! *runs into room crying* .

Good drawings!! ^3^
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Fierymonk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Very nice, very emotional...I wonder where it will go next?
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Isaia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Student General Artist
:jawdrop:

Thank you!

haha, I assume that it'll go farther than most of the comics that I've started but haven't finished yet..*COUGH*

>_>

<_<
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YogurthFrost Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
WOW! I love the effect of the pic as an old scroll

But the comment of the master is really priceless... really a powerful and wise moment.

Impressive work!! ^_^
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crazyfreckles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Beaaaaautttiful! I love it so much. Your style is so unique
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FeeldaForce Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
very nice! can't wait to see the next installment!
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richie42 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Damn, sucks to be him. So. . . . how're you doing??? :)
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tehladynell Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Man. That's like the worst way to be told "That sucks," ever. I'd definitely cry. Poor artist man. :O
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Hwanggeum-Yong Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Do you mind if I add your quote to my great quote collection... or could you direct me to the source of this idea?

"Something created out of extravagance or vanity to impress others without a piece of the artist's spirit or soul is but a collection of empty strokes, a stillborn work of art that does not breathe no matter how perfectly composed or beautfully drawn it may be."

Yup. That's a pretty good description of "Chosun" art philosophy. More emotional than perfect or extravagant -- true, it won't catch people's eye in the art museum... but in the end, it's more honest. Humility over extravagance...

Just thinking about the last piece of trash I submit onto Deviantart -- it's exactly what the old man was talking about. I feel like such a fake. :(
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Isaia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Student General Artist
haha, this quote was kind of just ripped vaguely from a scene in the "Chihwaseon" movie. X3

Got very interested in Chosun art, the idea of not wasting a single stroke ...

Thank you for the comment..but ahh sometimes we just draw what we like, and sometimes it's not good to be too harsh on ourselves X3.
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Novenalli Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Oh no! Poor painter! I have a lot of days when I don't really feel like I'm putting my heart into drawing, but to hear a master cut me down in public...

I feel really sorry for him.
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azolina3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
This one hit me hard. Harsh and untimately rampantly true.
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shrike85 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Harsh but true.

I wonder what happens next...
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Dusksong Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Ah, such a true, little paid-attention-to fact in the art world. A lesson that we all learn from and hide our faces somewhat shamefully.

Be it any comfort, this comic itself is anything but stillborn!

Thanks for the art, and thanks for the message! Keep up the good work.
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puppyShaker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
D:

Harsh, but if it's true...?

*_* Gah, this is only the second page, but I'm already sucked in!

AMAZING paneling :heart:
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Eddie-McGee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Yay! Beautiful as always!
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YukiBlueSnow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
I've had that done to me before....
It does make it hard to draw.......*hangs head*
:rose:
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rram2091 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007   Digital Artist
aww that is....is I needs words...I got it. Im speach-less so to speak.
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Patineitor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
hopefully he'll find his way, if not, poor artist.
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wolfprincess219 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Sad.... :( :( :( :( Poor artist dude....
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little-fool Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007   Photographer
aww~ poor painter. D:

great story!
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b2x Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
:love: i'm glad i put you on watch, i can't wait to see how this story will unfold
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Unlucky-Numbers Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
ooo Once again BLOWN away by your story-telling+rtistic brushworks.

*super+blowned*
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zaradei Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Great work, it is beautiful and poetic...
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Doozigitis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
...very, very true.

I love the profile on the first panel. :heart:
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Zukos00Girl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Aww, I do hope the artist finds his muse again. :)

Very awesome.

Perhaps that's how the old man learned from his mistakes? I dunno. I get really into character development. XD
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angelwingkitty Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This has a lot of meaning to it. It really says a lot about many artists today. I think we've all been like the artist in your story in some way, shape, or form. A beautiful story! I look forward to the rest of it! :)
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Kaede-chama Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful! I love the style. -^^-

That can be true, of course, but no reason to ruin a nice painter's life to tell him that, old man person... :(
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LadySphinx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen stillborn art before. >< Hell, I've drawn stillborn art before.
I love this concept, and your work, as always, is exquisite. :heart:
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Isaia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Student General Artist
ROFL me too. Heck, I still draw 'stillborn' art all the time..or maybe I should say art with birthdefects ovO;;;
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LadySphinx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen you do stillborn art. I love your work. X3
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vickiso Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
None of your stuff is ever stillborn. This is a beautiful piece of work. I love the ink brush style you use-absolutely gorgeous, and reminiscent of the Oma/Shu story.
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:| I'd slip a fast working laxative in master's tea.


Heh, sorry. I've been there when I was taking art courses at Penn State. Eventually, I discovered that the "masters" were just full of themselves. =P
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Irrel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH! I love where this is going, the concept of 'still born' art touches me...
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goldybear Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. I love the style, and can't wait for the next one!
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enstyledesign Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
very nice. so true
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