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Unlocked Hearts and Painted Wings by OtakuRose Unlocked Hearts and Painted Wings by OtakuRose
My art teacher is crazy. But she knows what she's doing when she introduces a unpopular style of art and expects us to replicate it, and we all actually end up with something like what it's suppose to be.

I'm talking about Zentangles, of course! What's a zentangle, you can go look it up. It's a pretty awesome art style. So when my teacher told us to create a Zentangle that represented us, I went 'above and beyond' and made this. I just hope I made a good grade on it...

So every symbol and pattern used here has some sort of meaning to me. It'd take me as long I took to make it to explain it all! The title explains a bit, it really is about what is 'inside my unlocked heart', and painted wings. Cookie points to whoever can guess the song reference there!
This took about a week to sketch and color traditionally, but I didn't get to scan the complete version! So I had to clean and pretty up my 90% done version instead. It's pretty much all digital now.

Hope you guys like it! Comments and favorites are love~
Art (c) Me
Done with Copic Markers, heavily edited with Photofiltre and Paint Tool Sai.
100 Theme Challenge: #45. Illusion
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Chocoshrooms Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So amaaaazinnnng!!! If you don't get a good grade on this then a;ldjfa;lsdf D:
OtakuRose Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! ;w;
Lol I don't even know, I handed it to her the day it was due and she said it didn't "meet the assignment", and it needed more lines and stuff... she said she liked it though ;u;
Chocoshrooms Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaah it didn't meet the assignment? D': it is AMAZING still! Well I guess, how much lines does it have to have? x'D At least she likes it :'D
OtakuRose Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, so she made a black and white copy of it and I added more ugly lines to it P: Then I saw everyone else's Zentangles and I realized that mine was pretty simple o3o Mine was the only one with a lot of color though! :'D
Aww thank you Choc ;w; I can assure you I got a 100 on it though!
Chocoshrooms Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think yours looks the best either way :'D
No problem cx good thing too!
OtakuRose Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aww ;w; I'm glad you like it so much >w>
Indeed, I need some good grades in at least one class! :'D
Chocoshrooms Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CX It's no biggie, it's really nice<3

X'D Same here ahha~ Good grades are good! x'D
Ange-ll-os Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh there's so much I want to say about this ;u; Well I guess first of all I love love love the colours~~~ And all the patterns are so crisp and smooth! That flower under the rainbow/treble clef is really well done; I seriously do not know how you lined it up so perfectly! o: Oh and that key hehe it has a really cute design~ cx
OtakuRose Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*squees* I'm so glad you like it Angie :iconiloveitplz:
Colors were the very first thing I thought about, so I'm glad it turned out good c: I was stressing over them too (pffft WHERE IS THE ROSE PINK MARKER- oh hey) xD That's because of the magic of Paint Tool Sai's line tools :'D How else would I line it up, on the original I was lazy and tried to free hand it, it's so awful that I took it out completely and re-did it with editable Sai lines! Haha thanks, it's the key to my heart so I thought it should be cute xD My friends keep on calling it a Keyblade silly Kingdom Hearts fangirls...
Ange-ll-os Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pfff how could you stress over such lovely colours? cx Oh haha even with SAI I don't think I would've beenable to line up that flower so well! Welcome~ haha looks like a normal key to me XD
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