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A Boy and His Dog by MylaFox A Boy and His Dog by MylaFox
In the race for disaster I will come in first
That's what I've learned
The hard way...


~ Sick Puppies - Master of the Universe: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvb6NQ…

Just some IZ fanart I finished up the other day. This has been in my mind for a while... You can interpret this image however you wish. When I painted it, I had the idea that Zim finally won, but... he's not as happy about it as he thought he'd be.

Dear lord, I'm obsessed with this show. D": Yeah... Expect more Zim stuff from me. It's so much fun! <3

Psst... I hear this can make for a pretty spiffy wallpaper, too! c:

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Total time: 6 hours
Program(s): Paint Tool Sai and Adobe Photoshop CS5


Artwork pictured above is ©*MylaFox
Invader Zim is ©Nickelodeon/Viacom Entertainment

You may repost, but please don't alter or claim ownership.


EDIT: OMG! A DD..! ;____; I'm in utter shock. Thank you all so much!!
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A Boy and His Dog by *MylaFox ( Suggested by red-ysetgo and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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Kevador Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Writer
This is fantastic, and please tell me you got the title from the Harlan Ellison story! XD
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It most certainly is! :) Thank you very much. <3
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timeice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
fffffffffffffffffff
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timeice Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Soooo good
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TerribleToadQueen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Fantastic! Congrats on the daily deviation!
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! <3
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
IZ just got so amazing. :D
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe yay! Thank you. ^^
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. ;)
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agentalienscum Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOAH. O.O SPEECHLESS.
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! c:
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agentalienscum Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 You're welcome, and please make more, my Laptop NEEDS it or it will explode!
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Thunderboltmanor Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Invader Zim art is amazing!  The rest of you art, too, but I particularly like Invader Zim.
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you! I'm glad you like my work. I too love IZ! <3
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Thunderboltmanor Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, your art.
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RandomFoxFan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
your gir! is awesome! X3 love the effects in the pic. X3
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Eeee, thank you so much! ^.^ I'm glad you liked it.
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MissChee Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your gallery memorizes me, quick question, what method did you use to do the stars in the sky?
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, I'm glad you enjoy my work!

For this painting, I used a custom round brush set to scatter in Photoshop. Though I have painted stars entirely by hand, this scattering method saves a lot of time. Be sure to vary your size and opacity to give the illusion of depth in the painting. Finally, I duplicated my stars layer and blurred it. Repeat this step, adding more blur if desired. This makes them look glowy and pretty! c:
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MissChee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So you mix media by using hand painted as well of photoshop?
that's very interesting techniques, thank you
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Whoops, sorry for the confusion! I meant that I digitally paint by hand using a tablet connected to my computer. Though I have seen amazing mixed media pieces, I have not delved into that realm just yet. Maybe if I get a studio apartment to devote more space to projects, I might try it some time.

You're very welcome!
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LittleEnglishLass Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love the contrast between the red and blue.
To me, it kind of looks like Zim, although he has achieved his goal, is seeing the Irken Empire as it really is for the first time, fully understanding the destruction (fire) and death (birds) that every invasion has caused, and that now he is experiencing a calm before the storm, a moment of complete clarity (clear sky and bright moon). And that he's trying to keep Gir from wandering onto the dark path as he once did (tightly holding the lead).

Oh dear, my inner writer is showing again. :D Awesome picture anyway, wish I could be that good!
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment! I really like your take on the image-- very refreshing and meaningful. I always aim to tell a bit of a story with my work through portrayed emotions, and you were very receptive to that. The way you interpreted the combination of colors, and elements presented to you throughout the painting is really beautiful in itself. Especially the part of him keeping Gir from the darkness ahead... Very profound and yet it makes so much sense.

I adore writers, so needless to say, I really adored your comment. I don't get to read responses like these too often, but it is always a pleasure when I do. Thanks again! ^^ I'm glad you liked the work and took the time to write about your thoughts.
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SayuriSchmidt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so beautiful, I wish someday my art could be a little bit like yours *.* CONGRATILATIONS!!
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks very much! I didn't start out this way... Just keep at it, and you will find a method that works for you. If you ever get stuck, remember to look for tutorials online. There are plenty of useful resources here on dA, so poke around. Referencing from life and photographs is an essential learning tool as well.

Thanks again, and good luck! We are all improving and have so much to learn~
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SayuriSchmidt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks to you, I can't beleve that you reply me, Not all the artist like you reply the comments, that makes you a great Alien ♥
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, of course I will respond to you! ;A; You were very kind, why wouldn't I?

Thanks again. :)
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TheDibfan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What happened to Dib and Gaz?
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure... But things look pretty dire judging from the background there. ;A;
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Coraline15 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Whoa :omg: I wish I was that great at art T^T
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks so much! ^^ Just keep at it. I promise you will achieve anything with enough patience and time.
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Coraline15 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thanks :) And you're very welcome :D
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KillerWaffleFreak Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   General Artist
Wow... WOW...

The colours. The landscape.

Everything

is

amazing!
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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KillerWaffleFreak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
No worries. Your painting style is simply amazing.
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Sasha2999 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh omg this is just beautiful, like I could never even describe adequately enough.
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks so much! This comment made me happy to read, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
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LordZaxom Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
That moment when you regret pushing the red button.
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, exactly! ;D
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SoulEaterXMaka Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best fan art for Invader Zim I've ever seen ;.; This is just lovely in every possible way ;O;
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! It is an honor to hear those words.
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SoulEaterXMaka Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome dear ^w^
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jimmyhopkins Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"they sent him to our little planet to be rid of him...though he believed it was to cause our downfall...little did the irken know...the end...would be brought by our own hand...and it would leave nothing of value for the empire but a lesson....and a few badly irradiated snack cakes."
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, best comment ever! :heart:
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jimmyhopkins Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awww thanks x3 I'm quite adept at wordplay when the mood fancies me. :3 I must say I'm suprised I havent seen a 'mothership zeta' pic involving the irkins x3 I'm sure they'd just LOOOOOOOVE to meet the lone vault wanderer from fallout 3
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh yes. I am absolutely *in love* with that game... Maybe I shall be the one to paint some more cross-references. ;D
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jimmyhopkins Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
x3 ooooh nice. :33 with your skills they'd definetly be excellent. if you find the time and inspiration I look forward to admiring them and writing witty comments
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akurahoneybee Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
its like the end of the world.. by the Urkin Empire?
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MylaFox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Guess so! xD
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