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Chapter 1 - Colors by littlecrow Chapter 1 - Colors by littlecrow
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Paul worked up a lather in his hands and gently started to wash the rash.

Flakes, like scales, began to slough away.

Underneath whirled a mass of colors. Indigo. Vermilion. Rust. Mahogany. And they were… moving. Swirling. Copulating with each other. Buds of new, unseen colors exploding from the trysts.

It was beautiful. It was obscene.
It was spreading.



Submission for Odyssey II Project chapter 1 (winner). Color is kind of my kryptonite. I wrecked three sheets of watercolor paper before I finally got one that I liked.

I'm having a lot of fun working on these submissions though. It's giving me a chance to do some work in a style I don't get to do much, and I'm remembering how much I liked working with ink and how little of that I do anymore these days.

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Prologue [link] (runner up)
Chapter 2 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 3 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 4 [link]
Chapter 5 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 6 [link] (winner)
Chapter 7 [link]
Chapter 8 [link]

These are all available as prints.
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Indofrece Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconmarkmywords85:
markmywords85 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really, really love this selection. It captures a lot of what I hoped to express in the chapter submission - more of a transformation than an infection. Excellent work.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Oh excellent! I'm so glad to hear that from you. It was a very fun chapter to illustrate.
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:iconnomad613:
Nomad613 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpsychoticidal:
psychoticidal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gonna start off by saying this particular art style doesn't appeal to me. Lemme explain that a bit - Reminds me of these books they would read to us as kids, but those caretakers were a bit twisted, and the art in those books was disorienting, the subject matter nauseating, and I always had this sense of dread going to and during the readings.

This piece calls to mind very strongly those feelings and memories and I think that's why I like it. Particularly for the portion that you've quoted in the description, those emotions, especially that dread, feel key. It's hard to look at and yet I feel I have to. That's not a sensation I get too often so kudos and congratulations on the win.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Well!... I think I take that as a compliment then. I think that's essentially why artists are driven to create art, to feel like they are communicating strong and meaningful emotions and feelings. It's great to hear this input from you, thank you so much.
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:icondavid-steele:
David-Steele Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Definitely a worthy winner, congratulations. Love the composition and use of colour.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbraxal:
Braxal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
that's that I like :)
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhansnomad:
HansNomad Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Congratulations. I had a few picked out that I liked, and yours was on the list. Nice work--I really like the stylized anatomy and fantastic perspective (and coloring).
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thanks man. I can't remember if I commented on your submission for the prologue, but I quite liked it as well and had guessed that it would end up winning. Very professionally finished and well designed. Thanks for the input!
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:iconseldintaase:
SeldinTaase Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am so happy that this was selected for Chapter 1. Well Done!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpuzzledpixel:
puzzledpixel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
congratulations!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconholaso:
holaso Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D Congratulations! It was a winner from the beginning
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thank you~!
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:icondanny-ded:
DANNY-DED Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great deviation (beautiful and insane at the same time!) and no doubt, the best choice for chapter 1 ;)
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmillionpm:
MillionPM Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnickkat1985:
Nickkat1985 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Perfect! Beautifully obscene indeed!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:icondoliprane4:
Doliprane4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! I kinda felt that this artwork will be chosen for chapter 1

it is the best visual representation for sure ... Mine didn't even get to runner-ups... gotta work hard on next one ;)
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! But you know what, I know it sounds cheesy but it's true, having fun is more important than winning, and this is turning out, I think, to be a super fun project to be a part of. So I hope you don't feel too bad.
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Doliprane4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agreee on that... actually I don't feel bad at all... I just learned what are my mistakes from previous artworks... so I can be better in next submissions... And I like that this is collaboration, so all are involved no matter if their artwork or literature is chosen or not... Once again congratz :D
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
That's good then. Good luck on the next round!
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gregoridesigns Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
its cool and stylistic. I like its raw energy but also commanding strokes.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconholaso:
holaso Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
The color work is fantastic...I like how you really made color the element of the piece.
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:iconholaso:
holaso Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Based on all your Odyssey submission work so far you hit the HEART of the story spot on.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
That comment means a lot, thanks.
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:iconnomad613:
Nomad613 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconseldintaase:
SeldinTaase Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely LOVE this!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
Glad you liked!
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:icontamaranorbust:
tamaranorbust Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Well done! Beautiful depiction and caricature.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
Glad you liked!
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