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Unrequited by Acaciathorn Unrequited by Acaciathorn
Yaaaay I finally got around to working on one of my own OCs again :D Here's Rum, having a bit of a lonely moment down by the sea.

This is a collab between KenshjnPark and me :heart: He did the lineart; I edited the sketch a bit (I removed the squirrel, mostly because I haven't decided whether squirrels exist in the world of her story), and colored the lines using this fantastic pencil brush I found: andantonius.deviantart.com/art… .

Bio: Rum can control water and is capable of tremendous acts of destruction, but she is terminally ill with an autoimmune disease that sometimes afflicts people in the world of the story (this is the reason for the dark circles under her eyes). Rum struggles to ignore the fact that all her vast power means nothing in the face of a body that's falling apart with her inside it. She is a girl who suffers a lot from fear and doubt, and she desperately searches for something to fight for. Sometimes, when she's tired through and through, she just sits and pines for all the things she considers to be out of her reach.

For more info about Rum, check out these deviations:
Uncertain Loyalties by Acaciathorn Two Truths and a Lie by Acaciathorn Your Life and Mine by Acaciathorn

Tumblr reblog here: acaciathorn.tumblr.com/post/40…
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:icontsuri-chan:
Tsuri-chan Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice flowing water :)
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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shadoweclyps Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 great combo~
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush:
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DinoPrincess333 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm screaming! Okay, not literally. But I did make a rather embarrassing noise upon seeing this piece of art. Oh! My! Gosh! I mean, I always love your art. I really do. But this, this is a whole new level of amazing...her eyes are the first thing I saw in this, they just captured me and it will forever torture me as to HOW you did that. Second, I love, love, love the water. I have no idea how you...but...never...I...ahh, I love it. I'm currently reading the bio as I make this comment and trust me, I can tell that she's sick, and not only from her eyes. Her body language is not only that of one reaching for something she just can't quite grasp, but also of one who is breaking. Not so obviously that she appears to have a humpback or something, but enough that it is noticeable. Honestly, this piece is gorgeous all in all, and I'm again just appalled by your ability to create something so beautiful. I wish I could say something more helpful or intelligent about this, but alas, I'm not that good of an artist, or a critic. So I'll just ramble along through your gallery.(:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the lovely and insightful comment! However, I can't take full credit for this piece, as it was a collaboration with *KenshjnPark after all :D
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DinoPrincess333 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! And regardless, I meant everything I said!
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student
I like the coloring style that you used here. I think the colors here are pretty basic but that's what I like about it. Kind of reminds me of the work of Alponse Mucha. I really like how you did the rocks they are really nice shaded. I've been working on painting rocks lately and looking at yours make me want to give it another try.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconaqua-feather:
Aqua-feather Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconhotarushka:
Hotarushka Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This is incredibly beautiful! *О*
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconchronorin:
Chronorin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
....and it's still awesome.

BTW, Miss Acacia, i'm working on a few Aurora pics, partially as a thank-you for those stamps, and partially because i was going to draw them anyway at some point. Expect them in a couple of weeks at the most!

^__^
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconspazattackplz:
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:iconkurtblaine97:
KurtBlaine97 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
OMFG I HAVE BEEN DYING FOR SOMETHING NEW OF YOUR OCs!!!! RUM <3
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblushplz:
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:iconkurtblaine97:
KurtBlaine97 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
^_^
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:iconbarlee:
Barlee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sounds like a cool story!! Great drawing! And really great coloring! The water is especially pretty~ Think I will snag that pencil brush.... oh yeah.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Giggity giggity
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:iconeinherjar-keith:
Einherjar-keith Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool picture, really nice water effect.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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amorekristall Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gawd I love this :heart:
great collab! no matter who draws her, your character is just so deep and beautiful that it makes you care for her right away.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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amorekristall Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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:iconrocueto:
RoCueto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like her, nice design :)
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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KumoriNinja08 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Such beautiful coloring you did for this ahh <33 I love how you used the tones and textures of the pencil brush you found to create a rustic feel^^
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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Mr-King55 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Amazing work, especially with her face, very well drawn and coloured! well done! x
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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Katia711 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sadness!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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Katia711 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Nice
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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Vampirelover5678 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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Vampirelover5678 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Quite welcome =)
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ChurippuMori Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
this is beautifulll :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohuplz:
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flynn1978 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Neat!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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Dalliann Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This is beautiful! I love the movement of the water- so fluid! And her clothing design is awesome; nice detailing on the tunic! :heart:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconchronorin:
Chronorin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is one of the best pics of her ever! Love it.

(Pencil brush? I might have to look into that...)

I like how the colors are more muted. I'm still going through my own gallery and endlessly muting and toning things down. It's taken me a long time to realize that computer images ought to look more like paint or paper than... shiny graphics.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still in the shiny phase :iconheeplz:

COME BACK TO THE DARK SIDE

WE HAVE THE HIGHLIGHT TOOL
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:iconchronorin:
Chronorin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The dodge tool must be used sparingly! Sparingly, i say!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I remember back in my oekaki days, I used to use the dodge and burn tools for EVERYTHING...oh the embarrassment :iconembarrassmentplz:
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