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Fragile Happiness by Deyran Fragile Happiness by Deyran
So, this is the continuation to [link] , again featuring my beloved Demonic Plague Doctor.
In response to the last pic, :iconsuicidepie: suggested giving him his desired flower in a bottle, so that he may keep it and savour it's beauty without corrupting it. And so I did =D
At first, I didn't plan on making him a sad, tragic character, but the motive of the innocent soul, which only thrives for something pure and beautiful to brighten up its life sort of popped up on its own....
Now, The Demonic Plague Doctor can have his beloved flower, but he will never be able to touch it, forever trapped in the tormenting state of being so close, yet so far....
The Plague Doctor symbolises all that is vile and vengeful in us mortals and as lng as we will follow this cursed path, allowing the desire of destruction to cloud our vision, his fate will remain unchanged....
Hope you guys like it, although I'm not really satisfied with it.... It gave me hell though.... So many swirly, tentaculous tendrilllllsss!!! :nuu:
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done! Ah, the poor doctor...at least he can be close to his flower without killing it. He isn't actually evil himself, right? The corruption is just something that happens when he's around?
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Deyran Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you! Well, I never meant him to be evil... He just sort of... reflects all that is evil and vile in us humans... He is not evil on his own...
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww poor guy! He's crying tears of blood! I love the way you drew that sprig of vegetation dying as it touches him at the top, brilliant little touch there! He's a great character I think! And you know he could always press and dry the flower, that way he could touch it...although it'd be dead :lmao: maybe not s great a solution!
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Deyran Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! This concept was just buzzing in my hed and had to be let out!
... He is like William! ...Although a tad more creepy :XD: ... You can't make him happy without it being completely odd and out of character!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha I'm sure they'd make great friends...although I imagine if William got anywhere near Plague he'd...shrivel and wither...and then wouldn't be very happy at all!
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Deyran Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
:lmao: Not much worse that what the opium's doing to him, that's for sure... When did he start with that stuff anyway?
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh well bits of him won't fall off from opium consumption, but they might if he got too close to Plague *arm drops off*
Oh he's always had it, it started when he was in his last few years of education, he used to take funny turns and couldn't sleep or stay calm, he also used to get "strange feelings of unrest". The only way to put him at ease was laudanum, which kept much of that in check. He's become very much reliant on it, but since leaving Ashcliffe he takes it less for medicinal purposes and more as a habitual comfort.
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Deyran Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Guess you're right... Though I always could pop him into a big magical bottle, for safety purposes!
Oh, guess his life's never been easy... What about Hilary, was he an addict too?
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just make sure there's air in there :lmao: or a hole for breathing.
Well it has been easy, I mean he's always had everything he wanted (because he hardly wanted much!) it's just...various things have been hard :D but you can't have everything can you!
No Hilary wasn't, he never needed it.
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Deyran Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Will do! Poor William, his fans mistreat him so much! He's been popped into cardboard boxes, baskets, neverending, celestial realms of angellic happiness populated by owl-winged angels and dead handsome musicians, and now bottles! ...It's such a burden to be cute!
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SuicidePie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Aww, well at least having that beauty so close is better than destroying it. :3 Glad you liked my suggestion!

*_* I love the colors in this, you have an awesome eye for composition~ The blue spot up in the corner draws your eye to it immediately and then straight down the branch he's holding, framing his mask and leading down to the flower. ;w; It's beautiful, in a macabre sort of way. <3
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Deyran Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank youuu~~ :squee:
I'm glad you liked it and your idea was so good I had to make use of it!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work man! Very nice colours! :D
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Deyran Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thank you!! I'm glad you liked it!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! For sure man! :D
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