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Don't mess with Time, or it'll mess with You! by ICanReachTheStars Don't mess with Time, or it'll mess with You! by ICanReachTheStars
EDIT: So I logged in and noticed I had 3 notes and I was like "woooow 3? That's much, oh, and 700 feedback? Can't remember that amount haha" so I went on to read the notes when suddenly IT flashed through my mind.. and when I saw the word "DD" on my screen I started shaking and I quickly went to my inbox to find TONS OF MESSAGES AND I WAS LIKE WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS SO I CLICKED THIS DRAWING AND..

I started crying ;____; :heart: Ever since I joined dA (almost 3 years ago by now) I've been dreaming of becoming good enough to win a DD, and for a while I had my hopes on winning one pinned on this drawing.. but I gave up because it had been online for so long already XD But I guess this really proves that you should never give up.. and.. I'M SO HAPPYYY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY OMGGGG

*XxSaChan YOU! YOU CRAZY CHILD YOU!!!!! I LOVE SO MUCHHHHHHHH ;______________; :heart: Also thanks a x1000000000 times ^rydi1689 for featuring it! (Did you write that lovely text? It's so sweet you make my drawing sounds so awesome ;__; ) ... I'M SO HAPPY- :heart:

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Kiriban drawing for ~MatoChii of her OC Melanie who's the spirit/goddes of Time!

~MatoChii captured my kiriban about.. 3 months ago ohgosh;; 33,333 was the number and she got it! This is the second time she captured my kiriban XD

As you see, this is ehh.. like.. FAR above my usuall "drawing skill"! But that's because I've been practicing some stuff and I really wanted to challenge myself ^^; I wanted to either to a mass detail, or illussions, or perhaps a dynamic pose- BUT THEN I WAS LIKE "Woah, WAIT TESS, YOU AIN'T GONNA HAVE IT EASY! YERR GONNA DRAW IT ALL!!" ///ehhh since when do I talk like some old guy? dafuuu

So I tried to draw it all |D
- Illussions/drawings going trough eachother, false perspective, things happening which actually can't
- Mass detail (I claim to be able to draw a lot of details so it was about time I'd prove it)
- A dynamic and hard pose


And.. I guess I mostly succeeded ;u; Some nitpicks I've found myself though: Head's to big (obvisously), hand is in a little hard to do position, leg actually can't be up that high, and her lower foot looks quite small (tho during sketching it wasn't 8( Derpppp)

I was planning on coloring it with coloring pencils mainly or only, but then I realised I don't have the colors I wanted xD In the end I still didn't use the colors I wanted (it became so colorfull! I wanted the bg brown/gold/waem grey too ;A; ) but I tried using coloring pencils as a layer of copic and it worked so well ~

And of course, pastel crayon. Used it way more than I wanted again xD Mainly for the sand, and for the yellow glow. Blue, brown, purple, yellow and grey in the bg are coloring pencil tho :>


Long description is getting way too long again, just want to say that ~MatoChii, I hope you like it even though I changed Melanie's design so much! Even though there are some mistakes and things that didn't end up as wanted, this is still my absolute best work so far and the best of what I can draw at the moment ^^; I hope it can dazzle you, even if it's just for a split second <3

Materials:
Coloring pencils, Copic Ciao, pastel crayons, fineliners, brown paint, white paint marker
Time: About ehh... 10-12 hours I think
Melanie (c) ~MatoChii
Art & outfit design (c) *ICanReachTheStars
You are not allowed to use this drawing in any way, without asking me and having my written permission!

Origional design:

How was I supposed to make grey blonde hair without that color otl;; Sorta succeeded but it sure took a lot of colors and blending gahh

Last question: Who's hand is that? o__O I dunno either! 8D
Maybe it explains the title. Melanie messing with time (just look at that hourglass pucking sand) and some god is telling her to stop, by captering her in chains..? Yeah nvmnd drew too much brain is fried chicken
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Given 2013-06-18
The intricate detailing, dynamic composition and outstanding character design make Don't mess with Time, or it'll mess with You! by *ICanReachTheStars an absolutely fascinating piece that will boost your imagination! ( Suggested by XxSaChan and Featured by rydi1689 )
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Congrats on the well-deserved DD! Overall I like how you had done this picture. It really does portray the "mess" that is time, and is very lovely. I appreciate how you pushed yourself to finish this, and this is truly a job well done and worth the time.

While this is a very nice picture there are only a few nitpicks here and there that you've already presented yourself in the description.

For one, there are a few anatomical errors. The girls head is a tad bit too big, and her right arm/hand is at an unusual angle (her hand probably can't bend that way unless some force is pushing it down). Her right thigh seems a little too small, and slim compared to her left thigh in the picture. And maybe some lines could have been sharper, and more define. Especially the lines in the skirt from what I see.

Another thing has to be some of the details. Overall it looks quite nice, though some things here and there could stand out a little bit more. It seems more like everything blends together, although some things (especially the cool colors in this picture) could have stood out a little bit more to add a little more impact.

Other than those little nitpicks, this picture is wonderful, and conveys the message that is said in the title. A well-deserved DD for a fellow young artist :D
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Vikiuko Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful ♥
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! >U<
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DororoXPenana Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
-looks at this amazing piece of art even though I am not worthy then looks at mine- :iconwhatdidyoujustsayplz: THIS IS SO GORGEOUS QuQ :heart: like beyond that even :iconuhuhuhuplz:~!! That detail OuO <3333~ I love that outfit *________*~~~ ahhhh why are you so talented ; o ;~~~ this is just ahhh can't describe how much it's amazing >/////////<~~~~ all for sure is you deserved that DD \( ;////7////; )/ 
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Uwaahhhhh, thank you so much!! ;______; :heart::heart:
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CAROTdrawsthings Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow this is just amazing ! I love the detail, the colors, the letters, just everything is jnqsjvfjvnmfnvj ! Well done! This really deserves a DD! :3
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Woaaahhh thank you so very much! QwQ :heart:
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CAROTdrawsthings Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
you're very welcome ^^
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expectatinqs Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow super mooi! al die details echt wow
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Dankjee! :D
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SilverChaim Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I didn't know you got a DD! Congrats, it's well deserved! :D This was in my favorites already, I remember this :heart: Great details!
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah it got one two weeks ago exactly! :D
Thank you so very much, and I'm happy to hear so! ;__; :heart:
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I KNEW IT GIRLLLL EINDELIJKKKKKKKKKK<3
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:iconicanreachthestars:
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
GHHEEHEHEHEHEEE UHU! <3
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:iconwinmi:
Winmi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
head too big, but the rest is beautiful
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:iconicanreachthestars:
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I noticed that myself a year ago yes (It's okay to point such things out to me, but please read the description too because I've written there that I had already noticed it. Saves you some writing work too ;')) Thanks!
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AnotherOddity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
superb detail! well-done character design.
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:iconicanreachthestars:
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
QUITE an unusual and complex piece of art. But then again, you have a complex explanation! :hug: I love it.
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:iconicanreachthestars:
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha aww ;w; Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug: You're very welcome! :rose:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconicanreachthestars:
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! <33
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:iconbalkeir:
Balkeir Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Great work! I love the softness of the coloring! <3
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:iconicanreachthestars:
ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! <33
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:iconbalkeir:
Balkeir Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Sir-Frog Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're lucky to have gotten your DD! Congrats to you! Some days I see the DD and I think about how the person who received it didn't deserve it at all in any way shape or form. I'm glad to see something featured that hands down deserved it! :heart: I love the concept and the execution is marvelous!
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I surely am! :D
Awww omigosh, that's one of the sweetest comments I've gotten so far for sure ;___; :heart: Thank you so very much dear! <3
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Sir-Frog Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome doll :D
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ArtEatsYou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student
congratulations on the dd! you deserve it! :D
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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ArtEatsYou Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student
you are very welcome! :D
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animemangart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thatīs so true!!
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
^^
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MajorCartoons Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD, and I love the detail you put into the drawing. But there is one thing that I noticed. Her right hand is rotated too far, if you tried putting your arm and hand in the same position it would hurt (I know because I tried). Other than that the picture looks great. Good job :)
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! :D
Yes I've noticed that myself too (I wrote about it in the description, I really don't mind people pointing things out but please read the description, because I had already noticed it myself too. Saves you some writing work too xD)
Oh actually my hand can almost do that position but it can do a lot of other weird things too so it's not really natural I guess ahah;; Anyways, thank you! <3
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Lilly456789 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Wow that looks so steampunky xD it is really really a beautiful picture! youre a great artist *////*
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aahh yes, it was party inspired on Steampunk! :D (as for the colors, gears, clocks, etc ~ >u<)
Thank you! <33
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Lilly456789 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Youre very welcome. I think i have to watch threw the rest of your galery, ttebayo!
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mental-lunacy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
This piece is great because you can see how much work you put into it. The detail is very intricate and I really like how it seems like you pushed yourself to complete this piece. The one thing I'd suggest to make it even more powerful is, I think, to make the background colors deeper than her skin/clothing theme, and to put sharper lines are certain details. You miss a little bit of detail at a first glance because of how uniform it looks, but I seriously appreciate the effort in this piece and how much you've done already. Great job! :D I like seeing an artist's enjoyment and effort when they complete a piece.
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much, what a big comment omg! ;__; I do agree that the background colors could had been deeper, but I don't think they should be deeper that the girl herself as the drawing centers around her. But yeah there are so messy and thin lines in there for sure xD It's a bit of an old drawing so I think I'm making neater lines now.. but anyways thanks so much! <3
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mental-lunacy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I just think the contrast would have added some nice depth to the picture since it was a busy picture. But you still did a very good job. ^_^ I look forward to see more works you decide to put on here! :heart:
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mental-lunacy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
*in certain details. oops. ^^;
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Elizabethsailor7 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome job! Congrats on the DD!
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aahh thank you! <3
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Elizabethsailor7 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Winoa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jaaa lekker dan Tessa! Gefeliciteerd! <33
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awwwwyeah dankjee! :D
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Congrats!
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ICanReachTheStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! <3
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Welcome!
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