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.:Self VS Self:. by Nedrian .:Self VS Self:. by Nedrian
ok, so i was listening to [link] this morning and i had the idea of Ned and 0231 fighting eachother and this scene popped into my head,
AND.
I.
HAD.
TO.
DRAW.
IT!
:stare: and i did.
:dummy: and it looks awesome!

listened to [link] while painting this

and encase anyone's interested, this is what my digital paintings look like when i draft them [link]

Ned/0231/art (C) me
Invader Zim (C) JV



[edit] after reading one of the critiques i thought it would be best to remove the sparks from Ned's PAK
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:icongdsmithy:
An emotive piece of artwork. This really captures the sense of fire and dark villainy we came to love from Invader Zim. This bold and more telling picture gives originality to the classic villain with fire behind them scene by adding in perspective of the poor victim watching on to their slayer. In all your technique is well used and exciting to see with a style of drawing that hits the frame of evil but leaves a image that will stay in the mind for a long time.
In all it's a great piece that does show you as a true artist. Well done :)
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Critique by ZontarZon Mar 24, 2013, 3:29:23 PM
"Self VS Self" by Nedrian is that of a horror scene with a viewpoint from that of the victim, ultimately making the feeling of helplessness one of the portrayed focuses from my perspective.

The elements of fear and horror are shown through a combination of the viewpoint, fire and the lighting effect that the fire has on the Irken attacker. It is this set of details that sets the mood and, therefore, make the picture quite appealing and eye-catching.

The anatomy of the Irken is unreal to the anatomy of Irkens in the actual show, with the longer arms with claws and the sharp teeth. However, Nedrian uses this to their advantage to make the Irken appeal much more horrifying. It's this use of creativity in how the Irken is portrayed that also impresses me. In fact, it reminds me much of styles I have seen in other macabre/horror artwork.

Though these elements are quite well done, I do have quite a few suggestions for improving this piece.

The first and foremost aspect of this that I didn't like was the clash of colors in the background and foreground. The majority of this piece is red and orange, which are strictly warm colors. However, the blue glow in the foreground is very cold, and it is inappropriate to the setting. Not only is is a color clash, but the lighting of the scene is clearly in the fire behind the Irken, not behind Ned. Therefore, that glow should be removed entirely.

The fire was, by all means, in good intention, and I do agree that it makes for embellishment to the mood. However, the brush(es) that Nedrian used for the fire seem to have made it too blurred and too smooth than fire actually is. The fire does not seem to be that far from the Irken and therefore shouldn't be that blurry.

What I find most helpful when creating fire is to look up stock photos such as this one: [link]

Another stock photo of fire, though close-up, can be found here: [link]

The look of fire differs with distance, so it's important to choose the look that best suits the perspective and distance in the artwork.

Lastly, there is the matter of the character on the ground; it took a little more than it should have to recognize that the character was Ned. This is because the character does not have definite lines; instead, Ned has highlights. Try bringing her out more and show a little more of her; in other words, scoot her a little farther away from the viewer.

To conclude everything, this is a great example of how mood can be established in a picture. Looking back at Nedrian's other works, this also clearly shows her fast improvement.
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IISHARKII Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
YEEEEEEEsssssssss this this is NICE.  <3
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you <3
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:iconiisharkii:
IISHARKII Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconscribbled-on-boredom:
Scribbled-On-Boredom Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I love dis!! I love all your work!
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w; thank you so much! that really means a lot to me
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:iconthedibfan:
TheDibfan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
BLARGH!!!!! Holy crap that is Creeeeeeeeepy! Scarier than any creepypasta! (In my opinion)
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, ^^ iv done (and can do) much creepier pictures
this was a result of me listening to [link]

but thank you very much ^^ (and i love creepy pasta's, im subbed to mrcreepypasta on youtube)
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:iconthedibfan:
TheDibfan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm gonna go check your other pictures out right now! ^-^
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! :3
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painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
This is pretty good. I like the horror blend to it!
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 thanks
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:iconpainfulkisses13:
painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Yw <3
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cool vs cool XD
Awesome :)
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:thumbsup:
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:iconsunny--san:
Sunny--San Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
CELLDWELLER?? ;U;

btw epic perspective
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
celldweller? :?

- and thanks! ^^
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:iconsunny--san:
Sunny--San Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
ksjdhfdsjdh XDDDDD my fault! Pendulum! gah I keep mistaking pendulum for celldweller XDD
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol XDDD i dont actually listen to pendulum very much to be honest ^^; i like their songs but its just not my kind of thing
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:iconsunny--san:
Sunny--San Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
same XD
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:iconanya-romanova:
Anya-Romanova Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
cool
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
c:
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:iconxxaquablossomxx:
XxAquablossomxX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^w^
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:iconnikrain:
Nikrain Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh my gosh, the epicness of that silhouette! It's impossible not to love that. And your fire is just wonderful :D
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:'D ty
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:iconnikrain:
Nikrain Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're so welcome :meow:
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:iconneomi-trix:
NEOmi-triX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i just LOVE this! it looks amazing!! :D awesome job! :D
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ thanks!
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:iconsolis-starweaver:
Solis-Starweaver Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tanks! :meow:
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:iconsolis-starweaver:
Solis-Starweaver Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
np ^^
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:iconkittycataddict:
KittyCatAddict Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is SO cool! :O
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:meow: tank yew
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:iconzopdog:
zopdog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH SO COOL!!!!!!!
I love the silhouette effect!!!!!!
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwoohooplz: thank you
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:iconzopdog:
zopdog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongirsmileplz:
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:iconbrilliant-paradox:
Brilliant-Paradox Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh
this is amazing
really
>u<
you've improved so much
and the mood in this piece is just perfect~
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: thank chu~
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:iconbrilliant-paradox:
Brilliant-Paradox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! ;u;
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:iconglitch-kitty:
Glitch-Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is amazing :D
*casually goes to stalk the rest of your gallery*
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD thanks
*passes you some binoculars* enjoy your stalking
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:iconglitch-kitty:
Glitch-Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome^^
*takes* I will XD
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:iconkeeiran:
Keeiran Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Digital Artist
YOU. ARE. KILLING ME. YOUR ART IS TOO BEAUTIFUL. :iconlazycryplz:
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:'3 that means a lot
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:iconkeeiran:
Keeiran Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconbrohugplz:
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconletmehugyouplz:
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:iconkeeiran:
Keeiran Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconawkwardhugplz:
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InvaderLiz-TheCat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAHHH
that fire is pretty boss
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:iconnedrian:
Nedrian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:meow: fire is fun to paint
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