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Chapter 1 - Colors by littlecrow Chapter 1 - Colors by littlecrow
Attention Odyssey Project mods! If you need this image in a larger size, please let me know! As I am selling prints, I have set it to not allow downloads of the large original image!

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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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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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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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Nomad613 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats!
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littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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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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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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Apollomidnight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Definitely a worthy winner, congratulations. Love the composition and use of colour.
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littlecrow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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Braxal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
that's that I like :)
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