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gawd 2016 has been such a shitty year. im just so frustrated and sad and tired all the time now. i hope 2017 is better.

i wanted to finish the storyboards for at least one comic before the new year started, but i sort of worked myself into a little breakdown at the end of it and didn't quite manage. im all right now but just emotionally fatigued, so i've been modeling a shitton of whales instead because it's strangely cathartic. i think this year i need to focus more on myself and my work, and maybe i'll be able to actually finish something for people to read.

well tonight i felt like doing something in a crisper, simpler style. it would be nice to do a comic like this one day.
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ho shit, mang!
Super love the flatty-lineless style. *_* I'd be all for a story with this  sort of stuff, mmmmmm.
gvgfdg Dat crystal-blue sea.

>:c  water slosh n bubbles is my crack. :S I have no idea why I love that butt so much.


;_; MY 2017 really isn't looking better by far.
I'm sorry your stuff didn't work out, but do hope your 2017 is so much better and full of productive! <333
XD I oddly understand whales soothe.
GL to you bby.
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;__; kis u
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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
smoll molest.
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who now there's something different for a style. I like it, it's so crisp and clean and bright! And am i repeating others with saying that the surface effect is really well done? haha. i admire how you can get the feel of a moving, reflecting ocean surface even with clean-cut blobs of different colour.
Did you paint the waterwebbing by hand? It's oddly mesmerising. Also, here's me picking out odd details to love on again: I'm strangely fond of the flukes and how they're angled and how they just look pleasing. Yeaaa whale tails
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK U NAMS
the water caustics were painted but i looked off my 3D model for help~ AND I LOVE THE FLUKES TOO. i stopped on this pose just because they looked so satisfying >:CCC
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW CAN FLAPS OF CARTILLAGE BE SO VISUALLY PLEASING TO US
it's so weird when you really think about it. whale flukes r just so pretty. i love those on beakers too, with the 'reverse notch' so to speak, and just the fact that they're enormous paddles.
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WELL WHEN U THINK ABOUT IT IS IT NOT REALLY THE COLLECTION OF PHOTONS REFLECTING OFF OF THOSE CARTILAGE FLAPS THAT IS SO VISUALLY PLEASING TO US
U KNOW IF YOU WANT TO GET SUPER SPECIFIC ABOUT IT
WHY IS ANYTHING VISUALLY PLEASING AT ALL, EYES ARE WEIRD, BRAINS ARE DUMB, PRAISE THE LAWD
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WELL IF WE GO EVEN FURTHER IT'S NOT JUST PHOTONS REFLECTING OFF REAL CARTILAGE FLAPS - IT'S A DIGITAL ORDENING OF COLOURED PIXELS THAT, TOGETHER AND VIEWED AT SUFFICIENT DISTANCE, SEEM TO CREATE THE LIKENING OF CARTILAGE FLAPS.
EVERYTHING IS WEIRD
HOW CAN WE EVER KNOW WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL
ART IS AN ILLUSION
OH NO

let's just keep drawing whales anyway
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT SEEMS THE BEST CHOICE.
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dbkit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
long live 2017!  That water ripple effect is sexy.
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANKS M8.
LONG LIVE 2017. PLEASE DON'T SUCK
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SeleneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
I really love this style! So crisp and stylized too.
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much~
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OrkyDorky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We all are losing so many orcas this year ;;,But i do love this one,And love the flat background
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty~
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Sohl-Saire Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
OH NO IT'S ADORABLE

take care of yourself ;; i stopped making deadlines for myself on creative work because trying to force myself to meet them always made me feel shitty regardless of the output and i started hating everything no matter what. not that never working on anything is good either but u gotta find a balance between maintaining work ethic and burning yourself out so hard you just can't stand to look at something for a while.
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty~

funnily it's not the work that's burnt me out so much as people. 2016's theme seemed to be "let's be a fuckin' asshole to nik" for some folks, APPARENTLY ESPECIALLY PEOPLE I HAVE INVESTED LITERAL YEARS OF CARE INTO. so 2017's theme is going to be "fuck those people i have work to do"

maybe this year i'll actually get something done because im not spending every waking minute concentrating on being everybody's amateur therapist
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Sohl-Saire Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
that'll do it for ya too. sometimes you gotta set them limits tho. I HOPE YOU HAVE A BETTER 2017
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THACKS U
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teguloga Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
your work is stunning!!! im dying over that amazing surface style
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The7thSea Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much ;;
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