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Heisenberg by Asrath
Heisenberg
I'm done with portraits for now, but after the previous one I just looked at it and asked myself "Is that ALL I got!?" and then honestly said "No." "Okay, then I have to try it again."
It's not yet perfect, I doubt I will ever say something I make is 'perfect', but for the time being I am satisfied. 97% pure satisfaction.

I wanted to show his human side a bit more, as for me, even though his heart became as black as his pork pie hat, he always kept that bit of "Walt" in him, that bit of humanity. (shown even in the very end, when he saves Jesse when he sees he's not collaborating with the Nazis, but has been held captive)
I even dare to say I believe he is right on a lot of things, and inspired me in some way (NO, NO NO I WILL NOT COOK METH OKAY!), mainly when he says fear is the worst of it, and all of that.
When I feel insecure or beaten down, I just say to myself "Fear is the enemy. Now get up. Get up and KICK THAT BASTARD RIGHT IN THE TEETH!", don my metaphorical Heisenberg hat and truly feel "I can do this. I don't need to be afraid. I'm stronger than that!"
Yep. Weird huh?
Regardless how black his soul may have become, in some way I owe Walter for giving me a way to find some of my inner strength back.

Also, haven't we all at one point or another... experienced what it's like to be non-alive, dead on the inside, just merely living in the physical sense? I sure have. I'm doing better now, since I made some choices to pursue MY passion and dreams rather than do what other people want me to do. Not yet perfect, but nothing is perfect, ey!
But at the depth of my silent depression, I was in many ways very much like Walter before he broke bad. If my life hadn't been positively turned upside down, but continued to go down that road for another thirty, forty years (and I were even remotely good at chemistry), and would THEN be hit by a terminal cancer diagnosis... I can HONESTLY not swear to you I wouldn't have done the same thing, with the same good intentions, and then end up being poisoned by the thrill and power like he was. It pains me to admit this, but... quite honestly... chances are I would have.

Linework was done with ballpoint and pencil (sketch), the eye colouring added digitally afterwards
I actually wasn't happy with the previous colouring. The main reason I did that was because I thought it was daft to re-use the same colouring AGAIN, but I think it just looks better... so I changed it.
I wanted to re-upload the file, but DA wouldn't let me... so I had to make a new devitation
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All Hail the King by Asrath
All Hail the King
Yeah, I know Breaking bad is over for 2 years already, but HEY! I just finished it a week ago, I was late, okay.
Anyways, just some portrait practice, and who can ever be more fun than W.W. Gale's Star, perfect silence, and death? (but he got him back even after his death. Sly ol' bastard Gale!) He truly is a compelling character and I could debate for hours on his true nature and spiral into demise. (I will spare you that, but I will say only that all the people saying that Walter is a PSYCHOPATH (or sociopath, same thing) have NO FUCKING CLUE what that actually means. TODD is a psychopath. Is Walter like Todd? Don't think so)

Anyways, I know it's not perfect -still need to practice more- and that there are a DOZEN drawings like this, but just stfu already, OK. I didn't do it for you, I DID IT FOR ME.
And I goddamn liked it.
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Mandala tattoo commission by Asrath
Mandala tattoo commission
Sooo guys! I am happy to announce I just had my FIRST COMMISSION!
This is an enhanced photo of the (traditional) drawing. My customer has a hi-def digital file with more detail and a higher quality, but I won't upload that here. It's just for me and him.
It just cost 7,50, though I have to say in my enthusiasm I went quite a bit overboard with the amount of time I put into it (especially with the digital version included). So if you want a design of similar complexity I will have to ask 10 euro's to make it feasible for me, or make a smaller and less complex design.

Anyway, if you are interested in a commission too, feel free to contact me. Right now I do not have a standard policy for pricing and so forth, but when you explain me your idea (in as much detail as possible) I will give you a price in ADVANCE, then you can still agree/disagree, and even if it takes me more time than I anticipated I will NOT raise the price. Anyway, I am sure that with some good communication we can get an agreement.
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Thick red blood drips down.
The knife pierces my skin and veins.

Sweat pours down my shaking body.
My screams echo against the heavy walls.

But regardless of the pain,
I know in my heart I am stronger than they are.
Red
Allright, it has been a very long time since I have written anything.

This might seem a bit random maybe, but it is not.
Ever since I was a kid I used to have these frighteningly vivid dreams in which I was being tortured. Often I would wake up screaming, covered in cold sweat. Whenever I'd see a torture scene on a TV show the hairs in my skin would just rise upright in deep fear and my stomach would feel as if it was about to turn over. It was as if I could literally feel their pain.
However, underneath that great fear and disgust was also a feeling of victory and strength.
Often I felt like that in the dream as well. I felt as if I had to clutch onto something with all my strength, while those other people where trying to pull it out of me in the worst ways imaginable. I remember a grim laugh on my face, a bright twinkle in my eyes, and even though every movement made me feel as if my skin was about to tear apart, I died in peace because I knew they hadn't won.

Now later, I think these might have been visions of a past life. I am not entirely certain, but given the cues I got from my dream my guess is I was a pagan druid, who was tortured to convert to christianity, and subsequently convert the others in my village.

Just something which I felt like sharing.
Oh by the way, even though I am not christian myself and would never want to follow that faith because it is not for me, I have no grudges against any christian for what they did 'back in the days'. If so, I should hate the other religions too, and all germans for the holocaust, etc. etc. etc. What's in the past... is in the past. What matters is the present.
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For the first 20 people who comment on this journal, I'll go to their gallery and pick three pictures that I like the most and feature them here!

If you comment, please do the same thing in your journal, and put me in the first feature slot! The idea is not to get a free feature, but spread the art around to everyone on DA to enjoy and love!

1. Iskisdra
He has a very beautiful and unique art style. I especially like his traditional works and the immense detail which he uses to draw fur. His works almost always have a connection with nature or the spiritual (or both), which really speaks to me. He is very passionate about art and his work is definitely worth looking into!
Sheep by Iskisdra Iskisdra Reference Sheet by Iskisdra Black Bear by Iskisdra

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Erik
Artist | Student | Varied
Netherlands
Hey! Welcome on my page! :)
I'm Erik (Also a fan of my current name-same Erik of the Opera the Phantom of the Opera), and I'm a crazy (yes, I am), Pagan, transguy.
Making art is one of my greatest joys in life, and my dream is to ultimately become a successful, professional artist. (I have a focus on illustration, but always keep options open)


"Things were made to be used and people to be loved. The reason why this world is in chaos is because people are being used and things being loved."
-Unknown

I'm also an INFP according to the Meyers-briggs personality types

Feel free to ask me a question in notes or comments. I also do commisions (still early stages). Requests and art-trades are only for friends (not necessarily real-life friends tho')

Demisexual, :bulletpink::bulletyellow::bulletblue:-romantic and :bulletblue::bulletpink::bulletwhite::bulletblue::bulletpink: artist

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Current Residence: Den Bosch, Netherlands
Favourite genre of music: (hard) rock, Celtic, Orchestral, folkrock, pagan metal/rock/etc., film/game music, classical music
Favourite style of art: Hard to describe. I know it when I see it :) sometimes art just 'strikes' me in a special way, and then I know I've found something which I really like.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Skin of choice: No skin trades, please. I'm kind of attached to my skin. Literally!
Favourite comic: Bone, The Meek, Gunnerkrigg Court, Goblins, Requiem Mask, To Haunt a Phantom
Personal Quote: "The best way to make a prisoned person behave, is to make him think he is in fact a free man."
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:iconoldschoolowyradeg:
oldschoolowyradeg Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav on my first DD photo! : ) fav.me/d84wwg1
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Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, it's a stunning image!
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saeru-bleuts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thanks for watch =D
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Asrath Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Np, you're welcome. I saw your work on the fb of a friend and I was immediately impressed. Keep up the good work!
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saeru-bleuts Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Facebook of Travis and Kayleigh ? =)
Thanks :)
Your work is good too !
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Asrath Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Yesss! :) They are good friends of me! I really like the artwork you made for both of them!
And thanks a lot!
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porcupinerush95 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heel erg bedankt voor de watch! :D (Big Grin) 
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Asrath Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, ik kan hetzelfde zeggen :)
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Oh no!  My dragons haven't eaten someone else have they? Oh thank goodness they have not!  Well, thank you so much for faving me, Daenerys Targaren.
Song of Ice and Fire Daenerys by DubuGomdori  Game of Thrones History and Lores DVD Test Page by DubuGomdori
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Thank you for the loan of your clothes although I do look rather ridiculous in them.  Do you really actually wear this?  Ok, well, do remember... a Lannister always pays his debt! Thanks too for the fave, Jaime Lannister
Song of Ice and Fire Jaime by DubuGomdori
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