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Indo Goddess by EmptyShadow
Indo Goddess
There is too much concern involved in perfection of display, expression and quality of drawing OCs that lately I cannot really draw them. 
There is too much restriction in the environment, theme, implications that I can draw around the OCs, for it may violate their characters. 

While my project as a whole greatly revolve around my beliefs, principals and values, my OCs themselves are no longer a direct display or projection of my own feelings and my ideals, therefore I have to respect them as separate creations. This creates a lot of subconscious pressure, even though I tell myself what they used to be and what they can still be. I have plans for their development, the process has gone pretty serious and deep, that I can't get myself to really fool around with it. 

At this state it kind of sucks because my project is currently not on a direct roll but the characters are surely following along with it. They are slowly fading into a realm that makes it harder for me to draw freely.
And to be frank, I have yet to draw legitimately serious looking drawings yet, so my doodles of attempts look like adolescences, limbs growing out of proportion and zit ridden face too damn funny to take seriously. 
So with the previous and latter parts combined together, I am stuck in a very uncomfortable state with a hormonal, teenager personification of my current abilities; can't take my own works seriously and my work feels left out otherwise.

Perhaps this is a common state? Maybe if I come past through this, it might provide a nice accomplishment and definitely something worthwhile to reflect on. 

So this is one of my very few somewhat successful doodles that came naturally; no expectation whatsoever and OCs not under risk (in case drawn hideously). It came out interesting.

I work with a lot of Indian coworkers and I have dabbled into Indian culture just very slightly, not only because of peer influence but because of my interests in Yoga practices and Buddhism as well. 
I can't say I am interested in Indian culture as a whole nor even that fond of it, but for philosophies and practices deeply incorporated in Yoga and Buddhism to have emerged in this culture at all, gives me even a bit to look into. 

Also I love Indian food. Can't get enough of their delectable cuisines, and the diversity of food within just one country. It's also rather comical how ridiculous the diversity of language and dialect is. 

So this doodle was inspired by whatever I can remember or recall about visual aspects of India. Small details, multitudes of arms and Sari....I don't even mean to be culturally or politically correct about this picture. I have yet to grasp the general features used in Indian paintings and designs, but I like the general feel of it when incorporated into a more modern style illustration.

This ended up more text than the drawing itself, I think I spent more time typing than drawing. Actually as I was drawing this character and then later reading blogs and commenting on them, I kept thinking of speaking in the calm, wise voice of the goddess. Thoughts organized themselves so quickly and rolled so well into words of full expression. Formation of sentences felt clean and purposeful (at least for me, not sure about you guys) and I felt all words I type, the additional lines I draw, felt like a very energetic creation, just as everything spoken and created by the goddess is disperse of internal light and wisdom.

It is totally possible that normally around this night time my thought processes are more efficient. Perhaps the satisfaction of this natural drawing gave me extra energy as well. 

The essence of this drawing certainly served its purpose. Unfortunately, I must sleep now, before I keep rambling over to the next adjacent topic that I can think of. Hopefully I will be able to use this momentum for just a little longer.

Not much post processing on this picture, so the drawing might be difficult to interpret. If you can figure out where her shoulder is, you deserve a cookie. 

Character & Artwork © EmptyShadow 
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Such a bum that drawing feels more like a grudge than leisure.

Winter is approaching, hence the shorter days, and I've been regularly exercising which makes me cozily pooped by the time I get home and eat food. 
I suppose on a positive note I am still utilizing my free time somewhat, the tiredness feels more justified.

But even connecting a tablet and opening photoshop feels like labor >.> 

On a more positive note, I finally got a scanner. Now I have more options of drawing and posting. Only hopefully on the latter part. 

I am only back on DA shortly right now, so I will be addressing messages later. Just letting you know because I rather do this than give halfass response lol 
Lost something? by EmptyShadow
Lost something?
Meow

Hmmm figured out some interesting coloring method while I was just screwing around with this. Time for bed now.

Sorry guys for posting pics but not really being responsive otherwise. Will see how it goes over the weekend. Can't seem to be active in more than one areas at the moment. 

Drawing looks so much cooler when it's in thumbnails, bummer. 

Puppet Kai & Artwork © EmptyShadow 
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Spinning
The last time I changed my avatar was 2006, 8 years ago. Much like life itself, I must constantly change.
I've been contemplating about a new avatar for a while, but never really got to it. Got too concerned about how cool and what kind of impact and impression the avatar must leave, because that's what people will see. 

Then a few weeks ago I was out just doodling in a nice patio with warm shining down, I couldn't think of anything to draw so I doodled this. Then I thought it'd be a good idea to make it an animation.
And really, why not. I like budgies and I like to be silly. I don't have to make my avatar necessarily equivalent to the type of work I post, right? 

I must bid farewell to my puppet friend, who's been licking my avatar space for the past 8 years. Perhaps I will bring it back again, in the future. 
I am bored and I'd like to bring some change.

So....TADA
 
That red crap on the corner is just my watermark. Kind of like red stamp I guess.

This was actually harder to animate than it looks. Animated with Adobe Flash

Artwork © EmptyShadow 
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Icon commission:: Jak Kiss!
Icon commission that was due far too long ago, finally finished for :iconaddicteddict: 
Unfortunately for this as an avatar, it had to be reduced in size and the transition effects had to be lost. Dang you DA!

Commission closed at the moment, so please do not make requests :meow: 

Jak © Addicteddict
Artwork © EmptyShadow 
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Such a bum that drawing feels more like a grudge than leisure.

Winter is approaching, hence the shorter days, and I've been regularly exercising which makes me cozily pooped by the time I get home and eat food. 
I suppose on a positive note I am still utilizing my free time somewhat, the tiredness feels more justified.

But even connecting a tablet and opening photoshop feels like labor >.> 

On a more positive note, I finally got a scanner. Now I have more options of drawing and posting. Only hopefully on the latter part. 

I am only back on DA shortly right now, so I will be addressing messages later. Just letting you know because I rather do this than give halfass response lol 

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EmptyShadow
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:iconkillypopp:
KillyPopp Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyy ;o;  I just made you a little drawing since you are so amazing

killypopp.deviantart.com/art/A…
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DeSom-The-Conqueror Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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cldl4603 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2014
Where are you ;ㅁ;....
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner 4 days ago
On/off hiatus from DA at the moment...
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N3ZUM1ISTAK3N Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Your artwork is very inspiring and creative. Please never stop being the artist that you certainly are~! :heart:
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cldl4603 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I Love you so much! X3♥♥
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you ^^
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deviantYOUNGARTER Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
but red snow is a great story .
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner 4 days ago
lol thanks. Such an old piece 
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BlueCorporal Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
hi i doodled something for u...  u_u; here happy birthday btw 
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner 4 days ago
gosh those glaring eyes... 
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FritzOfGermania Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  New member Student Artist
I love your art.

So much.
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for looking!
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FritzOfGermania Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student Artist
That's not creepy at all!
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