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Nasima by Arbitrary-Means Nasima by Arbitrary-Means
The universe existed purely as a bleak stream of conscious. It was many but one. They knew everything that had become, which resulted in them, a pure form of connected awareness. But you see, having so much knowledge is boring because there was nothing to do with it, so these consciences broke from each other and made physical vessels to separate themselves, to have a sense of individuality. Emptiness is quite dull, so it did not take long to start creating.
From this, they began to create. The more they created the more attachment they felt, and with this attachment came a sense of emotional connection, far different from the icy universe they were born into. You see, they knew everything that was, but they could not predict what would come to be with their creations, this gave them pleasure: the uncertainty of it.
They set aside part of their domain as grounds to let their creations roam free, a place to experiment. The entry way into this domain was a whirlpool gate where they could drop their creations in. They became the guardians of this realm they bore.


Nasima was the beginning.

She was the first to grow bored. Nasima distorted space to create a vessel to contain her conscious. With this distortion, she made a sense of dimension, and by breaking away from the stream of conscious, she made the movement that we see in things such as wind and water. It was fascinating to experience something different from such a mundane existence. She separated the realms of guardians and creation with her whirlpool gate and this acted as the entry way into the domain dedicated to their creations. It was a chance to be surprised and experiment. The rest of the guardians followed her with their own vessels, their own visions, and their own creations. The more they generated, the greater their sense of connection became. They gave away parts of themselves in order to feel something different and for the first time, found a semblance of joy.

A moment of revelation and rebellion




Sorry for all the repetitiveness, I figured just keep consistent with the same intro to each character. This style was much messier and faster than usual, but damn it was fun for me. I set this on a scheduled release (yay experimentation) for Jan 1, 2014, 12:01AM. I figured start the new year with the "beginning" of my story (even though I already started in the middle xD). Right now, it's Dec 28 3AM and yesterday I had made a decision NOT to draw anymore and get some real work done. Well, guess what? I failed orz I was really excited to get a more conceptual piece out. This is supposed to be in the moment when Nasima creates her vessel so it's all weird and flowy :) I believe Nasima's name means something along the lines of 'new' or 'fresh breeze', I thought it was fitting for the situation. I'm like hardcore trying to bulldoze through my personal priority art list and I've gotten a ton of pieces out already xD Nasima's actual character isn't very developed because this whole series was an idea that I came up with in my sleep deprived delirium, and she mainly represents the beginning of a movement. I feel like I could do a comic spin-off if I really put in the effort or determination but oh welp I'm lazy

P.S. This is Aurora,next in the series :thumb423219728: :thumb425089480: ... and this is Enid, the other piece that chronologically should come much later :thumb422326353:

P.P.S. Have a great 2014!
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Fukur0u Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry it took me so long to take a look. :P
Seems really interesting though! And the artwork is very pretty. ^w^
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Arbitrary-Means Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no need to apologize! thank you for taking the time to look (it's a long story ^^;)
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Fukur0u Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ;)
It's a nice story, I enjoyed it! ^w^ (I don't mind long stories, I like long stories! :D)
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ArtAtDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely flow showing movement. I will come back to check out more of this tale later.

Thank you for sharing :)
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Arbitrary-Means Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no thank you for taking the time to check it out! And yeah the story is sorta long so sorry about that >.<
But I'm working on the next illustration right now so I'm excited xD
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ArtAtDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
How long is long ...?
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Arbitrary-Means Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well there's like a paragraph introduction that's the same under every illustration, but each illustration includes character(s) that add their own part to the story. There's going to be 9 illustrations in total, I have 5 done so far.
It's like each character sorta has their own bio that weaves into a story. Not too too much right?
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ArtAtDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I see :) So it is like an art picture book? Not too much but still quite a bit. Someone in my writing group was doing a graphics booklet based on a poem. She took about a year to plan and execute before asking us to critique it. Now that is a lot. :p
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Arbitrary-Means Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahah yeah a little bit!
omg I applaud that person in your group. I didn't put nearly as much thought into mine. I spent one night thinking of the story and then one week to finish 4 illustrations.
I'm the kind of person that gets really excited at first so I get stuff done really quickly xD
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ArtAtDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Wells that means you know yourself well :p
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