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What You've Sown by MylaFox What You've Sown by MylaFox
The ending that we knew would come
Has finally begun
You're reaping what you've sown...

- Celldweller: Against the Tide…

This painting is meant to be interpreted by the viewer, so feel free to share your thoughts!

I have spent too long on this image on and off throughout the month, so I wanted to get it done and move onto the next recreational piece. I am trying to improve my artwork as I feel that I have hit a bit of a plateau, so do not be afraid to express your opinions honestly. Keep in mind that I can easily spot the difference between real critique and blatant insults, the latter of which will be ignored.

I have shifted my technique and way of handling color, in an attempt to break the common "sticker-like" appearance of my subjects in the foreground. This new method allows me to focus solely on value, which I feel helped me a lot in this piece. I get distracted by color too easily, and the end result can be overwhelming and sometimes even obnoxious to the eye. This painting shifts away from that trend, and I feel that it is more balanced than my previous work.

I tried to avoid tangents, since the character placement was very iffy. I was (for the most part) successful, but I feel that I could have done better in the given time frame.

Multiple columns were added to break the horizontal monotony within the composition, and I think they also lend a lot of story to the piece as well. I'd be happy to share some of the concept behind them, should you ask.

Enough technical silliness, and enjoy the art! Thanks for looking. :)

This makes a pretty neat wallpaper! Don't be afraid to download and use it as such.


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Character sketched on a tablet PC in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, then colored in Paint Tool Sai. Background created in Adobe Photoshop CS6 using a Wacom Intuos 4.

Artwork pictured above is ©*MylaFox
Invader Zim and the Irken Armada are ©Nickelodeon/Viacom Entertainment

You may repost, but please don't alter, sell or claim ownership.
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Neilikkaa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh maaaaaaaaan. This is unbelievably beautiful. I've never been good at interpretation, otherwise I'd give my full thoughts on this. His eyes are very well done, I enjoy them. I also like how the land was done, is this the Earth? Very, very well done. I enjoy seeing these.
MylaFox Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the great comment. I'm happy you enjoyed this piece. I remember spending quite some time on it, so I appreciate the kind response.

As far as where this scene takes place exactly, I'm not certain. I tend to enjoy leaving a lot to the imagination. c:

Again, thank you so much!
LittleTasu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is totally awesome *A*
Love the detail and  everything is just perfect
MylaFox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you could appreciate the detail!
Jayfeather-wings Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Oh my gosh, this is beautiful. The background, the Massive and the armada, Zim's eyes... Wow. The spire things in the background look really cool, too. :D
MylaFox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You have a good eye for detail. c; Thanks so much for the kind words!
Jayfeather-wings Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
You're very welcome! :D
LunarKnight316 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I shouldn't feel like this.

I... am an Irken. An invader. It is my purpose to infiltrate and destroy. We do know pity or sorrow or guilt for those lesser than us.

But that is exactly what I feel now. This, gnawing and clawing sensation in me that threatens tear me apart. I shouldn't feel this. Not after all these years. Not after so many attempts to destroy the humans single-handedly. Why now, when my mission is finally complete, do I feel this terrible thing.

Is it because, deep down, I know that I have condemned the only ones who could truly understand me?

... Is it because... I know that if I can betray those like me, my fellow Irkens are equally capable of betrayal? That they could betray me just as easily?

... I am Zim... and I don't know what I am anymore.
MylaFox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, just beautiful. It is rare that I receive such comments on my work... Makes all the hours put into the painting worth it. Thank you!
timeice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Again, Holy Sheeot.

To both the art and you

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