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another day goes by by stucat another day goes by by stucat
third time i've drawn and cged this character but liking him more and more as i develop his story in my head (should really note it down) but something for the [link] that was used as motivation to get me skecthing more than i do now a days. got worried that i might of over developed the image and lost stuff but hey thats what this is for so look and take it in. love that cd
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"The Story"
Various items placed around the room give a hint about the character, serol is a student studying biology, thus the time table (actually my time table) and the bag on the floor with the DNA workbook and Genetics. why this subject? well the right hand side has a picture of a rabbit with alterations like he ears cut out and stuck downwards, the added echidna dreadlocks and tail taped on . I used one of my cds to give a bit of a verbal hint and illustrated it as a poster on his wall. Serol has this one question, he doesn't know what he is and wants to find out why he is different from everyone else. he gets alot of attentsion from this as doesn't like it one bit as he is constantly nagged by the public eye. he wasn't adpoted in but given birth by his mother pictured in one of the photos above his bed and he has nothing against his loving and supportive parents but himself. thats brings us to why hes looking at himself in the mirror, something he does at the end of the day asking himself that one question. the blured genetics, dna, notes give a self description of hows he feeels inside, all messed up in the inside. a contrast to the the clean side of the room we see (another metaphor for him on what we see and what hes sees)
thanks to those who took time to give their story on the image and the DC club for getting me to draw this pic. if you have any more questions feel free to ask! thanks
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Daily Deviation

Given 2004-04-16
I originally saw another day goes by by ~stucat in the lineup of a club's entries for a contest, but it struck me so much I wanted to share it with the rest of DA. I can't quite say what it is I find so striking, but there's an overall brooding emotion hanging in the air of this piece that simply draws you in. ( Featured by MPsai )
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Such an interesting character! I love the design, story, details, background touches, and all the thought you put into this! Wonderful!
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stucat Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thanks!
It was pretty fun at the time putting the characters details into the background even though some things are a bit cliché :I
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:iconneosun7:
Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Cliche or not, worked out really well! You're welcome!
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:iconamc1031:
AMC1031 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
He must be thinking too much..
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:iconstucat:
stucat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
he has a lot to think about though :]
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:iconcaptainmania:
captainmania Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2004
wicked stuff man.. very well done
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Dragonite1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2004
very emotional! it sometimes hits me that a lot of people show how they really see themselves in their work..
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:iconyana-chan:
yana-chan Featured By Owner May 27, 2004
NYA! Big head! You really like details, don't you? Awesome art!
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saiyanhajime Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
The room is excellent. I find whenever i place characters in a room, or setting..; they don't look liek they are there but you have just seemling done it with no effot what so ever.

It's amazing, the character looks like hes.. really there, in that room. The angles are great and the mirror image doesnt look at all off. (Alike many similar images ive seen here)

Great work, keep it up.
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stucat Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
well perspective helps alot to put a character in a place, but also getting colours to match up is needed (especicially in a 2d environment) i also got into the positio myself to try and get angles right and placement. cheers!
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shadow-freak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004   Digital Artist
I remember you saying something about him always being stared at in public. And all the hollowness he feels can be seen on his reflected expression on the mirror. One does ponder why someone is so different from others.
He will discover himself oneday.

He has a rather intresting character background, and another thing I really like is how you mostly related the your character to yourself (in some ways).

Yup, he and Namuc are alike in there own ways. =3
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mymunkee Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
whoa. i've never seen a drawing so inactive yet powerful. it's almost miraculous, as if you caught a moment in another world and froze it in a wall of thrice - i mean ice. (sorry for the geeky comment). :fav:
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See-Tee-Kay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
THRICE ROCKS :headbang:
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:iconlathe:
lathe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
This is a great pic. The positioning of the character, the overwhelming emptiness of the room and the gaze in the mirror works to bring out the calm, waiting, brooding sense in this picture. Most people would use dark colors to show this, but you took a different direction. Great job.
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:iconpennylanechic:
pennylanechic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004   Writer
amazing and absolutely fascinating-- the character is so unique-- creative--- one of the more original concepts ive seen as of late on deviantart
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fortunecookie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
yes! thrice! rock on!
i like the piece too :P. great details and color
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:iconpedram:
Pedram Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
nice
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tragiccomedy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
oh, this is great. i love how there's so many tiny details that reveal a lot about him without ever saying anything. this picture really does say a thousand words.
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stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
cheers for picking up the details, that was the whole point of the pic and it nice knowing people have picked that up :]
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tragiccomedy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
yeah, i noticed them right away. ^_^ it's great to have them, rather than just have the character, have a little insight into who he is, if you look close enough.
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tdx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004   Digital Artist
Yeah, I feel pretty much the same way he does right now... :+fav: :(
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:iconstucat:
stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
Helps getting into the same mood as the character
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:iconwerthevoices:
WeRtheVoices Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
I love the mirror effect u have going on. something I have yet to try myself. the colors throughout this are great too.
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:iconboznic:
boznic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
nice!! The composition is great and the lighting is so realistic for having a sketchy look. *looks at gallery.....*
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:iconsimba:
simba Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Incredible realism. The setting is awesome. Love the reflection in the mirror.

:D
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004  Professional Filmographer
OMG, congrat on getting into daily features! :clap:
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:iconstucat:
stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
Thanks, i was so stoked even though i wasn't on for the last few days, but some thanks goes to you for getting to draw this piece :]
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hikaricloud Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
thats plain amazing mate. immediate :+fav:
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DavidR-XV Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
he gonna be a scientist when he grows up.
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:iconstucat:
stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
thats a posibility :]
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:iconlady-serendipity:
lady-serendipity Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Poor little fella, can't come to terms with what he is :(
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lady-serendipity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
are you really? I think he's wishing he's something else. I mean, you could look at it in lots of ways...is he the result of all the DNA stuff scientists are experimenting with now? Is it just unavoidable that they come to hate themselves because they're not "normal"? All those DNA books, the "identity crisis" and embryo on the poster...bars on the windows like he's being studied...

I think he's just trying to work out why he is the way he is, but realising that no matter how much he learns about how he was created, nothing can change the fact that he's just...different.

Poor puppeh :(
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stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
hope hes able to figure it out cause i'm having problems with it too
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lady-serendipity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
sorry, this was meant to go here:

are you really? I think he's wishing he's something else. I mean, you could look at it in lots of ways...is he the result of all the DNA stuff scientists are experimenting with now? Is it just unavoidable that they come to hate themselves because they're not "normal"? All those DNA books, the "identity crisis" and embryo on the poster...bars on the windows like he's being studied...

I think he's just trying to work out why he is the way he is, but realising that no matter how much he learns about how he was created, nothing can change the fact that he's just...different.

Poor puppeh :(
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stucat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
whoa thats a different way of reading into it, not what i had intended but i find it really interesting your view which is cool coz everyone has differnt ideas and views and yours could be classed as valid interpretation as understand what you see. cheers!
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lady-serendipity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
just the way I see it.. ;)
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EvilCourts Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Actually, there's a lot of stuff in the background that just screams "READ INTO ME!"
Is he....adopted? ^^ Ooooh. Snarky.
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stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
strangley no, his dad is a cat and his mum is a dog. the reason why with most of the stuff
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MenosKeTiago Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
YEAH THRICE! I learned to play sillouettes last nigth on my guitar! :D Great stuff man! ;)
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:iconstucat:
stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
thats apretty sik song, i like paper tiger the best on that album, its quite amping but so is track 5 and 9
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Raizengekimes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
I like this piece because it is well drawn, and in the way it is drawn it expresses a lot about life.

Waking up...AGAIN....

Very good, and a :+fav: if I do say so myself.
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XSYSTM47 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
whoa.... this is really nice. I saw it on the daily deviation box and thought i'd stop by. This drawing has a lot of feeling in it, and it gets all kinds of stories sprouting up in my head.

very inspirational, good job!
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e6r6i6c Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
This is great!
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:iconzirio:
zirio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
I really like how realistic the arms and hands look, even though you're using a slightly more cartoonish anthro style. For some reason the style itself is making me think of Sonic the Hedgehog, but feel free to correct me. I like how you've added the photos and poster to give a more lived-in quality to the room. But the picture that has the pieces cut out and taped back on is what really interests me about the room. It makes me want to know more about how it got that way and why it's there.
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stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
crazy you see sonic the hedgehog coz thats the annthro area i started from, thats some nice spooting there. nice spotting too of the taped up pic as well, something that most people over look but a part of the pic that holds some information in it :] also there will be a reveling moment for the contest and i think that happens at the end of this week.
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:iconzirio:
zirio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
I thought so, I know people in r/l that draw Sonic-style, so I can spot it easily. But, um, pardon if I sound silly...what contest?
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stucat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
its was for the [link] where you had to tell a story about your character without literally telling people.
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:iconzirio:
zirio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
Ah, gotcha. It makes much more sense now. X3
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TheLaughingSun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004   Writer
Ok, I don't know how the word "folded" came out, but I meant hung. It just struck me as interesting how in one of his pictures, what seem to be his parents are quite different in color, or is it race? (I don't know anything about anthro or whatever, I just happened upon this picture out of nowhere and though I'd take a whack at it). Then there's all the stuff about DNA lying around. Then the poster, yeah...
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stucat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004
well your right about the poster thing and the folded thing is that regarding the pic next to it coz its an altered pic and yeash he does have different parents (buts thats going into another story) and yeah link that up with the DNA stuff. cheers!
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