Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
June 24
Image Size
703 KB


2,721 (1 today)
223 (who?)
The illustrator by dba999 The illustrator by dba999
Hello from France ! I just learned about the contest, so there will be only one submission, for me. The idea is quite simple actually, but this is exactly how I see our task, as creative people.
And, by the way, if you ask me "why did you draw a girl, when you're a guy ?" The answer would be obviously : because I am a guy ! 

What programs or tools did you use?

Photoshop CS6 + Wacom Intuos 1 + Verve (a free amazing software you all should try)

Where did you find inspiration for your entry?
Thinking about transformation is also thinking about what does not change. Actually everything changes, right ? So, if transformation defines life in general, the good question could be what remains after changes ? Or ... After life ? We are what we do, they say. There are so many ways to understand that, but for artists, definitely, his has a particular sense. We are what we create, and our creations are what will remain, hopefully. So, I think each time we are drawing or painting, or anything we create, we have to transform ourselves into the piece of creation itself. Even if it's only for a short moment. Because, of course, everything changes, right ?
How long did it take to complete?
approximately 2 days
Add a Comment:
WhatsEatingHeather Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is by far my favorite out of all the other submissions! It just gives me this strange feeling that's so comforting and warm. 
Really gets the voices talking 

Sorry that was weird...

dba999 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Hey ! Thanks a lot :)
Jonny5Alves Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really like your gallery but this one is so awesome :D
dba999 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you Jonny :)
Mangaotakufreak Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Très interessante comme idée! ^^
dba999 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Merci. Visiblement, ce n'était pas l'avis du jury :) (Smile) mais c'est souvent comme ça, et c'était rigolo à faire.
TheAmatureAnimator Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Normally i dont like tf's that go from living to inanimate.
But this is quite nice actually! Not even a tf!
I see it as the artist zoning off into the world their drawing, not as a transformation.
Ill stop before I somehow get you disqualified
dba999 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artist
Of course the transformation here is metaphoric, you're right. I didn't think about that like a movement from living to inanimate but... why not ? For me the only thing that matter is not the result but the movement itself. That is to say, the back and forth. The mystery of life lies in the energy that is constantly moving, like water or like a huge breath. 
princessambersong Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think you should win!
Add a Comment: