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Here to stay by MachinesBleedToo Here to stay by MachinesBleedToo
This is a redraw of this;


The scene is an ambiguous one. The bulk of the original picture was drawn in English class during my final years of highschool.

The only thing I can know for sure is that the page ripping was a manifestation of my OCD which I suffered from rather chronically. I couldn't write summary notes for study- if one tiny thing was off I'd tear it out and start again. Being that Vaughan is based off me, I gave him similar traits. I suppose being that I drew it whilst being under the pressure of exams has significance.

Though I don't think he's writing summary notes hahaha. But that's some insight into what inspired me to draw it, anyway.

The redraw was basically just because I liked the original picture and wanted to experiment with perspective and lighting which I'm still kind of new at (I don't experiment with either seriously a lot), and I wanted to see what 6 years of improvement could do.

The background was entirely hand drawn. I really dislike using line tools for that kind of thing- although easier it looks so...stagnant.

20 hours over 4 days, Photoshop CS4 + Graphics tablet, 12 layers, A3 sized and mostly drawn with a 1pt/3pt brush. I've been having nasty migraines/co-ordination/eye issues over the past week so it was really hard to power through this, but I did, and I am glad.

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Download to see what size I actually drew this at.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHH. Thank you to :iconkovowolf: for the DD. ;_; I was having such a bad day ahahah so it really made me feel better!!

I really appreciate all the favourites, and especially the comments. I will reply to everything when I have the time I promise. :heart:

Also; I don't actually know what was supposed to be in that box. So tell me what you think is in there! It's fun hearing interpretations. The character here, Vaughan, was a surgeon so it's...nothing pleasant, that's for sure. I always joke that it's Schrödinger's cat. :p
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:iconlordofflight:
LordofFlight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
"I don't know."
That's what first popped into my head when I saw this.
Then came...
"Oh no WAY!"
Can't figure out why I keep trying one liners every time I come back to this image...LOL!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, awww- you mean you're not sure what to say?
And the fact that you come back to this picture means a lot to me. So thank you. <3
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a very intriguing style and a wonderful colour palette to suit it! Well done!
Grats on the DD; it's completely well-deserved! :squee: :heart:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly, on all counts. <3
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:iconindigo-serenade:
Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always welcome! :heart: :happybounce:
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:iconjaguarwolf:
Jaguarwolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Nice job!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :iconlawooplz:
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:iconhaliphstork:
HaliphStork Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful *0*
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ :hug:
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:iconhaliphstork:
HaliphStork Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It`s nothing!))
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:iconpandemoniumfire:
pandemoniumfire Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
The details are amazing but it's more than just that that makes this piece have the "wow" factor. I'm not going to be able to figure what it is if I keep taking in a brief every time I look at it XD
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, aww, thank you for the kind words. <3
I am really in love with detailing things. It's weirdly therapeutic.
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
This is a great drawing.
It has so much detail and effort put into it's obvious this deserved a DD.
The first thing that caught my eye in this, was the light at the tip of the tail.
But then I saw the box on the shelf with what looks like blood coming out of it, i'm a bit curious about that.
But anyway, congratulations on the DD, it was well deserved!
:huggle:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words!
The box pretty much makes this picture in a way. Story-wise, at least. I'm not sure what was supposed to be in it- the character was a surgeon, though, so...probably something gross hahaha. I like how it's an open interpretation; interesting what everyone thinks is in there. XD
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Your welcome~
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:iconrgbcolour:
rgbcolour Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
perspective?
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What about it? >.>
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:iconrgbcolour:
rgbcolour Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
The angle of the floor tiles you can see through the door, and the lower shelf
[link] Does that look right? I'm not sure myself.
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It looks okay to me, because the height of the shelf etc is independent to the eye level of everything else.
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:iconrgbcolour:
rgbcolour Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
What?
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD - amazing colors and details
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :la:
I am a bit of a detail whore, hahaha
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:iconlauriemarie:
LaurieMarie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful work! ^_^
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankya :la:
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Pff he needs to learn to drink wine without getting it all over his face ;)
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He got it in his eyes, that would sting. :noes:
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
No wonder he's so frustrated!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Least he didn't get it on the paper though. >.>
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Well there's one bonus right?? ;)
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes- and he didn't get it in his fabulous hair. Pretty sure he'd be more pissed about that than the eye stinging.

When you first commented I had the best mental image of him just throwing the wine on his face in order to drink it and I tried not to laugh because I was at work. XD
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist
lol im glad I could make you laugh :) its a very nice picture btw!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My week has been kinda bleh from late work hours etc so I needed it. :la: And thank you!
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ValenLord Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Its kind of odd how you can go back to earlier work, I'd think most people like to distance themselves to their past selves, possibly to show how much they matured. This being even stranger, because its clear what was before a rough stone, You have polished sooo well ^^ (I'm talking about talent of expressing yourself on paper). Of course I don't mean you're not developed in any other way, more like, you went beyond the boundary of the standards I know here.

I don't know much about art so just let me say that..

On a personal note:
I like how this looks, the impression of the character's face, the lighting you draw portraying how he prepared his working space... shows just how much he's worried about the state of himself, both in the matter of studies and mentality.

I can relate, 28 years old now, and I've got to give back a ready-to-print lower degree project in about 3 days (and here I am writing this)

P.S. What's in the box? Is it by any chance... the little things he had to murder in himself just to sit as calmly as he can to "get the job done"?
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like going back to old work; it shows how much I've improved so it's motivation to keep improving to me, and I still like a lot of my old stuff. Personally I think artists that distance themselves from their old art won't really mature or improve much at all, because they are ashamed and hiding.

Thank you so much for the detailed comment- and definitely doesn't take someone who knows about art to know what they like. <3 Really interesting interpretation too about the box.

Honestly, I don't know what it is in there. It just sort of happened- and I like how everyone can come up with their own story about it. I joke that it's Schrödinger's cat, though. :p

Thanks again- and good luck with your project!
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :D
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks c:
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome~
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:icondesigntypegeek:
designtypegeek Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Very good work.
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ <3
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sebastien-baillou Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesome work! Nothing to tell it's almost perfect above all the contrast!

Can you just look my work please? if you like take favourite or watch anf if not tell my why
[link]
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I like working with contrasts.
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I can assure you, my latest 6 years haven't been so fruitful ^^
Congrats!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And everyone progresses at their own pace, so don't let that stop you. <3
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Thanks for your support ;D
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problemo! Now go forth and MAKE ART. :iconanimefaceplz:
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gratz for the DD!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :iconpancakeglompplz:
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:iconthatfoxfacedbastard:
thatfoxfacedbastard Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is positively exquisite. The lighting and colouring is just magnifique!
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yooouuuu m'dear!
This really was a learning experience in both those things~
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:iconthatfoxfacedbastard:
thatfoxfacedbastard Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I applaud you.
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