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I've actually been getting some work done. Yay me!
God's Tower Cover
Another cover for a story of mine that may or may not ever be written. This was quite an epic feet for me. I drew all the characters separate and then added them together. If one can't tell...the story is actually heavily inspired by classic fantasy rpgs. you got your healer, ninja, fighter, knight and lancer. :D
Obelisk Cover
For anyone who knows me personally has heard me talk about "the Cursed story".
Obelisk was a story that I had been writing for a long time. Had beefed it up to 20,000 words. I had put a lot of thought and time into it. I was in the near middle of the plot. While writing it just finding time to even put the words down was a fight against time. Since I have such little free time to even utilize. It was my stress factor for a lot of reasons.
Well until one summer. I had managed to get a week off and planned the entire time to work on this magnum opus of mine. It was great! the words were quickly spilling out and I was feeling very accomplished.
The flash drive that the story was on... completely and utterly burned out. I mean, the chip on the inside fried. no backups, no way to recover the file. it was gone. 20,000 words and all the sweat and tears for nothing. I nearly threw my laptop against the wall. The only thing left was the basic outline, an old outline that no longer matched the story i was writing.
So anywhoo... I never had the heart to get back to it. I filed everything away for a rainy day for the off chance that I might pick it up again. Being half a year after the loss of my story I attempted to work on this picture, which could be used as a simple cover for the story. Merely pulling together rough character sketches that i still had in my old file. I had hoped that in my attempt to color this up would spark my desire to resume working on the story.
That didn't work out either. Half way through coloring this, after hours of inking in sai and shifting it around in photoshop... my computer, my desktop, decided to randomly reset. all right before I had saved.
UGH! it was frustrating! I was left with at least the line art but I had been in the final stage of shading.
So again, a few months later. I sucked it up and finished it. Has my desire returned to work on the story? Not really.
okay, maybe a smidge.


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Nell Henry
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Atlantic Southeast, USA
Favorite style of art: anime style
Operating System: windows 10
Favorite cartoon character: Tyson/Takao from Beyblade
Personal Quote: Know your limits not so that you can honor them, but smash them to pieces and reach for magnificence


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Gingericecube Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Aw, are you still doing manga-colorings?
HelenStar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, when my pen-tablet wants to work. Currently saving up for a new one. My intuos 2 doesn't want to play with win7 :P
Gingericecube Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Ugh, technology is annoying, huh? Can't wait for new ones, though! ^_^
HelenStar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am. I just moved and haven't gotten the desktop up and running just yet. I hope to have more in a week or so.
Gingericecube Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Aw, okay. I'll look forward to it. ^_^
Zazi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
great gallery :D
Kabuchan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the :+fav: ... :)
Ankhesenamon Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
YunalanaStarphyer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Neat gallery. Really like the featured one. I don't really have time, now, but once I do, I'll check out more of your stuff. =)
Lina-Trinch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there Random Deviant!

You're art is really neat! It reminds me of the stuff my friend does, you two would get along well. Go check her out. ^.^

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