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Descent by ruina Descent by ruina
Finally one finished CG.
Now, onto 3 more unfinished ones... orz


I seriously debated whether I should take those feathers out or not. =/ But in the end, I kept them out of my need to convey the idea I had in mind, because I still suck at giving messages to my audience. Sure, you can just look at the title I guess... but I wanted to aim for a piece where people would still get the idea without having to look at the title.


I ramble.


Full color + full body pic of Divanis yay! 8D


Divanis (c) me from my online manga Serenian Century
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:iconletiel:
Letiel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
:drools: Divanis... Oh I'm your newest forum fan btw. Divanis and Beyll are my favorites at this point
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:iconkawaiikaiju:
kawaiikaiju Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
wow, great artwork. love it :D
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serenitylkw14 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Love this. Everything about it is beautiful.
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PhoenixMCH Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Student General Artist
great! I love the bloodstains and the light expression of the character! ^^
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:iconmyladysilence:
MyLadySilence Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
It's beautiful! It's... inspiring! Aweshom.
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:iconkohane-hime:
Kohane-hime Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Hoooooo WOW!!!
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a awesome dress that he's wearing and I like how the style of his hair turned out. The rest came out all good. :)
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:iconfarbeyondstrange:
FarBeyondStrange Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
nice
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:iconcopycat01:
copycat01 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this piece is so emotionally charged. I am glad you decided to keep the feathers because I love the contrast with the blue there. And the hair looks so pretty. You are very good at blood btw C:
+FAV <333
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:iconfirexnias:
fireXnias Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
wow awesome 0_0
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A1ucards4nge1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
This is fricken fantastic, I really want to learn how to do that stuff, can you please help me, I can draw greyscale manga but I want to develope further. I love all your works!
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009   General Artist
Thank you! ;_;
Uhh... I wish I could help, but all I can really say is to keep practicing. I know everyone says this repeatedly, but it holds so much truth. There are many things I'm still unhappy about with what I make, but I believe they've been getting better slowly the more time I put aside to practicing.
Good luck!
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:iconfollybunny:
follybunny Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
very nice. ♥
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:iconroyaltyjtwafflez:
ROYALTYJTWAFFLEZ Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Amazing and beautiful work :)
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:iconmitsusune:
mitsusune Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
drawing beautiful :love:
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:icondarkzero100:
DarkZero100 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Alucinante!!!
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:iconpirate-kittie:
pirate-kittie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Student
Your coloring skills. They amaze me O_O

Great job!!!
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:iconairaxheaven:
airaXheaven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cool...^^
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:iconacealmansoori:
AceAlmansoori Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow cool
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nathanieleo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
woah really cool colouring :)
awsome job on details too ;3
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SoraCloudEragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
!!! I saw you at MangaNEXT! o_O Your work is still amazing

Very, very capturing picture! The emotion in the face goes very well with the color mood that you have (whether intended or not) and...well, I just love it xD Its very awesome
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008   General Artist
Wait, what? O_O; I wasn't at MangaNEXT... I was planning on going, but I had to cancel it due to certain events. If you did see someone selling my art there, that person wasn't me, nor did he/she have my permission to sell my art there.
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SoraCloudEragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
o_o Your name was just in the info booklet, but I didn't actually see your art work sold! I wanted to look for your table, to see if you had one so I could browse your work, but didn't end up getting to the artist alley anyways because of the other events going on there.
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008   General Artist
Just replied to the note. Thank you so much, and sorry if I caused any confusion. ^^;
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:iconsoraclouderagon:
SoraCloudEragon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Not at all, and I'm glad to put you at ease xD (even though i technically caused the dis-ease... Dx )
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:iconsachima:
sachima Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous... You captured it perfectly.
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bbqbert Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very impressive. It just goes to show that some people can convey a lot of meaning without filling a page thoroughly up. It's a character, some blood, and some feathers... and yet it's just as meaningful and beautiful as any fully-done background. In fact, I think the simplicity in this piece is part of what makes it so powerful! there's nothing to detract from it.

You drawing skills are incredible. I love the character--he looks absolutely beautiful. But also, I love the way you color. It isn't too solid to take away from the soft, rather sad feeling of the piece, but at the same time, it's not too soft to look bubbly and cheerful. It's just right!

Wonderful work~
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Aka-Shiro Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Uwah~ <3 I love the mood and color palette~ :heart:
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:iconice-nile:
Ice-Nile Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
I really like the contrast between the light and dark colors. The feathers and the dark colors as they desend make the picture very unique. Along with the vancant eyes and the blood that is on his clothing is very fantastic and gives it that solemn look on it.
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marendins Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Wow...
It's difficult for me to talk about what I like of this drawing. I think I'd sum up saying I love its contradictions. The plain, simple background against the beautifully detailed character; the calm, relaxed pose, which at the same time is attracting because he is in mid air and it gives movement to everything, as if he was descending (which was your objective ^^); the cool, pure, blue tones, broken by the dark blood at the bottom; peace against violence, purity against blood stains.
Everything keeps me rolling up over and over again to look at it one more time.
I specially like how you dre his hair, and the diagonal line of the lance. You created a really special atmosphere in this drawing.
Great work :)
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008   General Artist
Wow, thank you so much for your comment! *_* It makes me really happy when someone tells me all these things that are actually working in the picture. Thank you!
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Oh, no problem at all ^^
It impressed a lot, and I meant every word :hug:
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maaya Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Whoa~ I first caught my eye on this piece when I was at the NYAF artist alley. I just had to buy your print. Now it's safely in a sleeve ^-^. Love your work. I'll be here often. Oh thanks for the bag ._. That really helped. Didn't want it to roll it or damage it. ^-^;;
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   General Artist
Waa!! Thank you so much for buying my print! ;o; :heart: Haha, I'm glad you were able to get it back safely in that horrible weather... >.>;
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:iconfriedudon:
FriedUdon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
hoshit this is wonderful!! <333 I love the dripping blood and shading and blendings *0*
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:iconnarutoricecake:
narutoricecake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
this is kind of... insane...

[insanley good i mean]
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:iconhitome:
hitome Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like it.. it's neat./..
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:iconeiian:
Eiian Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Too beautiful for words. I enjoy the athmosphere it causes.
Excellent work! Faved!
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CrimsonStoneKey Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
omgosh thats beautiful! i love his expression the look im not totally there, vacant sorta thing i love that the falling feathers are nice!
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:iconwarrior-of-dream:
warrior-of-dream Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic effect. Great outfit and atmosphere
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:iconnightsnow:
NightSnow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Stunning. In both portrayal and coloring. You really get a sense of desolation and unhappiness from this image, it's very meaningful.
The feathers are a lovely touch, very good for this piece. I'm glad you kept them.
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:iconj-doujin:
J-Doujin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Nice work.
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:iconmusicyoh:
musicyoh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Wow! This looks great! It gives me a sad sort of feeling just looking at him. T_T Great job! :D
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:iconerulisse2:
Erulisse2 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Yay! It's DIVANIS!!!!!!!!!!! ~~~~ :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
This picture is so awesome! I love the colors! And the shading! And The blood... and the feathers add a very nice touch. And the drawing itself is just... wow. :wow:
I like how his cloak looks like wings!
It's amazing how he manages to look so sad, regretful, and even innocent with that blood there!
Whatever; this picture makes me squee. Lionel's big brother is just too awesome. FANGIRL TIME!!!!!!
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How DO you get the shading to look like that, anyway? >_>
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   General Artist
LOL xD
It's almost funny to think Divanis has fans when he's only made cameo appearances.
Thank you so much for your comment~ TwT :heart: It makes me happy when I hear that someone can see so much in just one picture.
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Erulisse2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Oh but the cameo appearances are what make people so interested. :XD: Characters you know a lot about don't seem as... cool... for some reason :o
Because they aren't mysterious

Whahahahhaaa I am going to irritate you with comments until you die though :evillaugh: :plotting:
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:iconruina:
ruina Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008   General Artist
lol There's no such thing as too many comments. :heart:
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:iconerulisse2:
Erulisse2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
I totally agree. :D
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OverlordJC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Filmographer
There's something about this one that i really like XD, so i had to comment

your character looks so cool :D , the picture starts out angelic ( and has kind of a wintery feeling ) then you get to the bottom, and there's all this blood : D

i love it XD * i like the soft shading and character design : ) *
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