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Death as a Cellist by Enamorte Death as a Cellist by Enamorte
First off, I'll just say that this picture was entirely for my own self-indulgence. Az playing the cello is one of those funny little things that I make up about him, and generally accept as being true in casual conversation, but don't actually put in the story. Kind of like his fondness for Patsy Cline. I fear that it's a bit Gary Stu-ish for him to play the cello, because it is my very favorite instrument, as well as because there is really no reason for him to play it within the context of the story aside from gratification of my own silly romanticism. Plus, since he's already a painter (a fact that does play a part in the story), the Gary Stu-ometer is going haywire already, so I might as well not push it.

NOW. The picture itself. While I was painting this, I realised something: Az is, by far, the hardest character of mine to draw. He has all the worst elements: black feathered wings, a complicated system of roots, a skeletal torso, excessively long fingers...I swear I'm not a masochist, but you'd think otherwise looking at Az.

Also, before anyone says anything- I realise that things about the cello may be off. The cello itself, the way he's holding it, the way his fingers are positioned...I don't care. I don't play the cello. I used a couple of reference photos, but I didn't get really nitpicky about it. As I said before, this is mainly just so I could see Az with a cello because I'm a crazy person with no life. Technicalities mean shit to me. YAY! Az with a cello. See?

And while I'm on the subject of Az with a cello: "Don't Fear the Reaper" with female vocals and a motherfucking cello. It's like magic.

Wait. Am I a total fucking nerd for having this picture as my desktop wallpaper? WHO CARES IT'S AZ WITH A CELLO
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The-Adopted-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You seem to have pulled everything I love into a single creature--ravens (wings), dead trees (roots), and stringed instruments (cello, obviously). I think the only thing missing is a sword, haha! Anyway, great job in the somber piece. The expression on the character's face makes it so believable. I can almost hear a low minor melody...
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome, you have good taste ;)
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Lilinaceleste Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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TheDarkChelist Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Artist
i love it, im a cellist and no matter how do you take the bow if you play well xD, the sound is the most important
your draw is awesome, go to favorites =D
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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BB-B1asph3my Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this! I have a thing for guys who can play the cello that's why I like the band Apocalyptica! :meow:
He LOOKS like he would play the cello actually. At least to ME he does. lol.
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Yeah. A guy who can play the cello = pretty much the sexiest thing on earth, in my book. lol
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BB-B1asph3my Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well . . . you're my new best friend. :giggle:
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Digital Artist
yay! :dance: :D
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Slurch Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Haha, Gary Stu-ometer. XD We certainly wouldn't want that, now would we? But really, I think his appearance and personality would balance all this ability out, wouldn't you say? Afterall, he IS the creator and all. Absolutely love his face in this depiction; very emotional.
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It's neat to see the root-system above ground. :heart: And... AZ'S FACE. I'm really into his facial expression. It says a lot.
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doranobaka Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
This is too awesome for words. I seriously love it, from the texture of the drapes in the background to the scattered sheets of paper on the floor to the super-intense expression on Az's face. You just keep getting more and more awesome as time goes on. :heart:
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SpectralKnight Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The work is remarkable! The music too.. I like this song of Blue Oister Cult and this version is nice! =)
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! I really like the Blue Oyster Cult song too, so I was really happy to find another good version. :)
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SpectralKnight Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..and I agree with you! ;)
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Andyghost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
nice. you should see a quite good korean horror movie called "cello" :D
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks, it sounds interesting. I might have to look it up. :)
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mysolitaryground Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Woww, very good, beautiful... ;)
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Man, your work just keeps getting better and better. And the cello really suits Az, and I think he'd be more Gary Stu if he were playing a violin...because you know, violins and goth characters (Oh wait, I have one of those! Oh shi--!)...Az playing the violin, in the snow, while some ravens fight over a potato chip bag. Now THAT is Gary-Stu. :XD:
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Digital Artist
:XD:

Well the way I see it, it's not an unforgivable sin to give your character a couple of Sue-ish traits so long as you don't make it canon. That's the loophole. It's my story, and I'm sticking to it. :paranoid:
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah that's how I see it working. I mean Hotaru, like me likes to draw and creep people out with her work, but you don't really see that in the canon either. ^.^;
Now Ryan's fear of Mrs. Butterworth...that's an entirely different matter altogether. ^.^;

Next you should draw Az as a funeral "Naked", wearing his tophat and listening to Patsy Cline on his iPod. :XD:
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Is Aunt Jemima any better?

For some reason that concept (the drawing of Az) puts me in mind of The Silence of the Lambs. I'm not sure. Maybe it's just the way you worded it. :XD:
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Digital Artist
lolz. Actually yeah. Childhood trauma caused him to fear Mrs. Butterworth., He had older borther who played ventriliquist with the bottle and him with it. ^.^;

lolz. At least I didn't say "It puts the location on its skin, or else it gets the hose again!" :XD:
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Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic art!!!:clap:
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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MidniteSilven Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah... um... is Az left-handed? ^^;
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Digital Artist
I never considered it before, because I don't think it's very important. As I said in the description, I really don't care about that sort of thing. But for the sake of argument, we'll say he's ambidextrous. Mystery solved.
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GhostShow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
lol

I really know what you mean, I have a character I can always see with a piano, though he has no real reason to play it in my story... There's seriously no reason. But, I always do little sketches anyway.


XDDDD I don't think you're a nerd for having it as your desktop, it's a lovely picture... and, as you say, it's AZ WITH A CELLO XD It's just so damn awesome. :3
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Digital Artist
It's weird isn't it, how you can just for some reason imagine a character playing an instrument and it seems so appropriate? Maybe just because it looks good...? ;)

Hell yeah...AZ WITH A CELLOOOO :la:
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GhostShow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Yeah... maybe a little. But it's so much fun and it's even better when the results are just fantastic! Or at least satisfying... :3

Az with a celloooo!<3


I have an idea...! He and Az should play together! lol jk :3
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xQueen-Sinesthesia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Bloody love this dear. <3
How it flows, and just, I feel it.
I literally feel like I'm there and I'm experiencing the moment
you captured by drawing it.
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it :heart::heart:
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