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February 8, 2013
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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.


Download to see what size I actually drew this at.


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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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-03-07
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!
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
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:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly, on all counts. <3
Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always welcome! :heart: :happybounce:
Jaguarwolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Nice job!
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :iconlawooplz:
HaliphStork Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful *0*
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ :hug:
HaliphStork Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It`s nothing!))
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