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Rise Above (Drawing) by Retrubutionist777 Rise Above (Drawing) by Retrubutionist777
Don't be afraid to show your scars, because you can rise above them.


Okay, after six hours, listening to Rammstein for inspiration, four cups of coffee, and a lot of work, here is the finished product! I'm not satisfied with a good amount of it..... So please pardon its roughness, this is my fourth drawing ever, there's a lot to improve. I'd appreciate comments. I used a 4B pencil and a tortillion, that's it. Also I didn't use a graph. Oh, here's a link for the song I wrote that goes by the same title: [link]

I don't the the scars look quite the way they should, but right now I'm not sure how to make them look....real. I'll probably do this drawing again someday so it can be perfect.
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Oswulf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, Rammstein. Rammstein is good for meditating on scars. They're a very sadomasochistic band, you know. I especially like their adaptation of Haifisch. And the song Dalai Lama. I suppose some of their songs do inspire a certain sense of angry rebellion, yes.

Anyway. As for your drawing. I like this. It captures wound and werewithal, both of which happen to be of utmost importance. One cannot rise above unless there is something above which to rise. Don't worry about the roughness. The subject matter is rough - why ought the drawing fail to reflect this? It works to your advantage, I think. And because I'm tired, and my coffee has long since worn off, I'm beginning to rant like the 24yr old geezer I am. Again, I do like this very much. Very provocative. Now. Good evening, night, morning, whatever.

Gott mit dir,
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You like Rammstein? Yay! I do as well, especially because there's a lot of German in my ancestry. They are, although I do try to avoid any overtly sexual songs. And I really like Dalai Lama too! For me their songs inspire a fierce warrior like emotion.

You're very right! You can't rise above something unless there's something to rise above. And really? I'm surprised and happy that the roughness adds to the drawing, and doesn't distract away from the subject it's portraying. But now that you say it that way I can see what you mean.

:D And an absence of coffee is quite a dilemma. Also I think you're not ranting like a geezer, more of speaking like an art connoisseur.

Gott sei mit dir, wie gut! Und möge der Herr segne und behüte dich.
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Oswulf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I love Rammstein. They were my first exposure to the German language! That was in early High School, my love of German culture has stayed with me since.
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xPandaWolfx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, very very much!
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xPandaWolfx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
:)
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsuperglompplz:
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xPandaWolfx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha!
<3
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*giggles* That's my favorite glomp emoticon, and it was a good excuse to use it.
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xPandaWolfx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is random, but how do you use emoticons and stuff?
I've been on dA forever with another acct, this is my new one, and I've never figured it out.
I feel stupid.
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well it varies from emoticon to emoticon. With most what you do is type a colon, then with no spaces the word 'icon', then the thing you'd like to show up, then with no spaces the word 'plz' and then another colon. You have to experiment to see which words or phrases have an emoticon and which don't. Using the preview button to check helps.
Don't feel stupid, it took me a long time to figure it out!
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Pinkisawesome123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Really good, I also love this song its called Rise Above this Seether~
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! That makes me feel really glad and happy. Interesting, another person was just mentioning Seether. I'll make sure to check out the song.
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grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
interesting!
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you:) I hope its a good kind of interesting?
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grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it it a good kind of interesting!
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YAY!!! *claps hands like a seal*
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grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
INDEED!
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*laughs* Don't give me raw fish though, I'm not that seal-ish. :D
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grievousvsdarkahsoka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
okay
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Depressinglyhappy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I know that it's not a coloring page but I feel like coloring this
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really?
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Depressinglyhappy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
yes.
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm honored!
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Depressinglyhappy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
that's good
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*nods* Indeed it is.
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TheLadyFalcon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is nice! This is always a problem to draw hands(for me anyway), so I understand how much efford it takes to make it look good. It is not perfect(nothing is perfect in this world), but this is a very good job, do not doubt it)
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:faint: Thank you soooo much!!!!
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ChubbyNarwhal Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! -can't draw hands- The shading is really nice, especially. If anything, have the cuts drip a little bit, or make them scar over more. It's a wonderful fist though. :)
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you SO much! And hmmm, yes, I considered it, but I wanted to show the scars healed to go with the message. Maybe I could do another version at some point and have it that way....
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ChubbyNarwhal Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would make sense. I like it though, and the bandages are a nice touch. For only your fourth drawing, it's pretty amazing.
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...thank you! It touches my heart to hear.....
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emeraldsa Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Ooh, looks nice! I can't draw hands half as well as you, and this is your fourth drawing? /srsly impressed
:)
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:faint: Thank you....so so much!!! Really?
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OpheliaNurk12 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing as well and i absolutely love this!
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!! I'm just......overwhelmed by that....I wasn't sure if the drawing was good enough...
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OpheliaNurk12 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its very very good
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!! From the bottom of my heart!
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OpheliaNurk12 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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terraluna5 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is excellent. You did follow my advice and waited till it was perfected. Well done!
I'll fav it in your honor.
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Why thank you so much! It means a lot to me!!!
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blackalfawolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Amazing! I love the detail, of the hand and the shading, wonderful!
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU!!! I am SO glad, I wasn't sure if anyone would:)
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blackalfawolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Who wouldn't it's really good could never draw like this C:
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dawww:) :blush: Thank you!
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blackalfawolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
no problem c:
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cheddarofallcheese Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Huzzah! :D
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Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D Thank you!
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