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Coalesce by MylaFox Coalesce by MylaFox
I fight
To coalesce
What you've chose to erase
Now I am blank
In a motionless
Icy accretion
That's taken a hold

~ Comaduster - Winter Eyes

Hello, friends! This is a little IZ art that (if all goes well) will be available for sale in many print sizes at my table during InvaderCON 3 this summer in Austin, TX.

From the very beginning of the creation process, I wanted a split composition. I wanted a distinct divide that contrasts on each end, but merges at the center without any dropoff. As I was painting, I knew I wanted to represent each character in the scene respectively. Neither character is physically there, but their image is. In order to depict this, I had them fade away into the scenery unnaturally (whilst maintaining visual appeal).

My intention at IC3 is to have Andy sign one end, while Richard signs the other. This image can be flipped completely around for a different vibe. Something I've never done before, but I think it turned out well.

Below is a three-part space tutorial that I put together which explains the process I used to create the background for this scene:

MylaFox Methods - Space Tutorial Pt. 1 by MylaFox          MylaFox Methods - Space Tutorial Pt. 2 by MylaFox          MylaFox Methods - Space Tutorial Pt. 3 by MylaFox

Thanks for looking!

Artwork pictured above is ©MylaFox
Invader Zim and THE DIB! are ©Nickelodeon/Viacom Entertainment

Painted in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Manga Studio EX5 with a medium Turcom tablet.

You may repost, but please don't alter, sell or claim ownership.
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Jayfeather-wings Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
This is amazing! I think I'm actually going to get to go to InvaderCon 3, so I'll keep an eye out for this!! :D
MylaFox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh that'd be awesome! I've been speaking with Ken from GME, and it turns out they are running into a bit of trouble with Nickelodeon regarding unlicensed vendors at the convention this time. We should hear word from them by the end of this month on the issue.

Hopefully everything goes well! I'd love to see you at my table. ^^
Jayfeather-wings Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Ah, well, I hope you're still able to have a table! That would be really cool! :)
Panthiguar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, I really hope to get one at Final Doom!  They blend together perfectly.  :)
MylaFox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Will you be going to IC3? Ahhh that's very exciting! I hope to meet you there. ^^ It'd be neat to get to interact with some of the folks I've met here on dA. Thanks so much for the kind words, I will look forward to seeing you at my table this summer!
Panthiguar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I plan on going, as long as they fix my ticket situation.  :)  I'm very excited that I'm going to have the chance to not only meet the cast again but to finally meet with some people I know from here as well.  It's wonderful that people can get together like that!  I look forward to seeing you as well. 
miyamashi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really, really awesome.  The composition is stunning, and the color choice is perfect.  Great contrast between Zim/Dib and the more realistic bg, too.
MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it. c:
xT0ASTIEx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very rich in colour, yet keeping an eerie and subtle feel to it. Very difficult to pull off, I commend you for succeeding with it plus more. 
I love how you portray them in the colours, planets and expression. 
Dib being the unsung hero with a planet full of humanity and life, with blue as his colour (Blue often being the colour of heroes) and Zim being that of the hidden villain, clinging to a desolate planet with fiery shades, often symbolic of malicious intent or rage. Old tricks really do justice in pictures, and it did beyond justice for this picture Selena. :heart:

I love how they have a ghostly feel to them. I really feel how they're not there yet in some way they are. Like an echo~ 
MylaFox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love reading comments like these. You really broke down the piece and exposed exactly what I was going for. It is fascinating to read detailed accounts of how others perceive my work. Really, thank you so much for the wonderful comment. :heart:

You are very sweet. I'm glad you liked how this turned out!
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