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I hate when I am controlled by Damaged927 I hate when I am controlled by Damaged927
"You know that, don't you?"

This first bit has little to do with the art. It is more of a sob, whiny, griping, Boo-Hoo sad tale about the creation of this piece. Feel free to skip ahead to my fan-boying write up below :XD:

So, there is a bit of an unhappy saga that happened with this piece. I dunno about you, but when I am working on a drawing I have one file that I am working on and I save all the time! Like, after every few brush strokes I instinctively hit Control+S. Well, this backfired a bit on me the other day. I was just about done coloring Sonar Clione (I was putting her dress pattern in place) when I did my instinctive Control+S. Well, wouldn't you know it, we lost power in the middle of saving. No worries right? Wrong. I lost all of it. The file became corrupt and all I had left was the sketch of Sonar. No Hercules, no background. All gone.

So, I tried a variety of things (PSD recovery tools, adobe fireworks, other boxes that have photoshop, x86 photoshop etc). Nothing work. I was going to have to redrawn, re-ink, re-everything this picture. That said, I decided to try One. More. Thing.

:love: Paint Tool Sai :worship:

I don't really use Sai (doesn't suit me) but lemme tell you, it saved my bacon this time. On a hail Mary I tried it in Sai and it opened! :faint: Everything I did on Sonar was gone (lines, colors, etc) but the BG and Hercules remained (:phew:). So, I had to re-ink and color everything but it saved me a ton of time. Sai recovered about 80% of my work.

The moral? If you ever get a corrupt PSD, try opening it with Sai (or sending it to someone who has Sai), it might just save you a ton of work :heart:

Onward! :iconknightplz:


OMG Yumekui Merry! <3 I love love love this manga. The anime completely devours the story and ruins it but I don't care. It is such a good action and comedy manga. There is a twang of romance but almost every story has it's level of romance now-a-days. The characters are all so lovely. I jokingly say, "Disgaea called, it wants it's character designs back." :XD: I definitely based my tumblr theme on Yumekui Merry ;)

This picture is sort of a spoiler so, if you don't wanna know what I was going for her, don't read the next paragraph.

This is Sonar Clione and Pharos Hercules. I was trying to depict his control over her but making him a symbolic puppeteer for her. She helps him find the dream demons because he forces her to using a certain scientific type of black mailing. Due to this, she isn't really free to do what she wants. Though she does try. The scene is suppose to be on her stage and the "You know that, don't you" is kind of her catch phrase. I like how I can use media in a comment but not my deviation description :XD:

I got really long winded there :phew: Anyways, I hope you like this :D
Mike

Brushes: Grunge and Dirty Brushes by: ~redheadstock
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MasterMorf Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
so the anime\manga is called yumekui Merry right? do you think i should watch it? if so then can you tell me what kind of anime/manga is it?
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, that's the one :D  The anime was a good and enjoyable anime so long as you didn't read the manga :)  However, if you read the manga, it did many things different (for instance, Clione doesn't even exist).  As for what kind of anime, I'd say action with a bit of humor and perhaps a little ecchi :nod: 
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MasterMorf Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
i don't usually read manga so i'll go with the anime (but an entire character is not in the anime???) thanks for answering :D (Big Grin) 
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are quite a few characters not in the anime (Clione, the one depicted here, is one of them).  It's a longer manga (76 chapters last time I checked) and the anime is only 12 episodes.  They did what they could :XD:
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yuukipink Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Pretty Pretty
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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UmbriAnN Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Everything is perfect :la:
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Aquiliris Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one.
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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