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'Angel In Disguise.' by EphemeralxFantasy 'Angel In Disguise.' by EphemeralxFantasy
Sai, three days on and off.

(Contest Entry)

Song: Angel in Disguise, Cinema Bizarre.

The reasoning behind choosing this song is fairly simple - I've generally always seen Sebastian as Ciel's 'saviour' (at least in his view). With his fate as a noble wildly thrown off the tracks by the fire, destruction and torture that plagued his past, Sebastian set Ciel back on the tracks to what he wanted. But despite being on this path, he still burns with anger and fury that he can't express himself and so vents through the demonic power at his butler's hand. Sebastian is his key to revenge. The demonic angel of death. So, in this picture, I portrayed Ciel the best I could as a child-demon hybrid, with skulls piled up beside him. 'Impish', as he was dubbed in the manga. The seal is in his hand to reflect Ciel's view that he is in control of the situation - but the collar has been ripped off the chain to reflect the reality of the situation. Ciel is not in control and ultimately, the power of this demon is entirely his own.

Edit: Well, I didn't place in the contest but I'm still incredibly proud of this picture because it's such a milestone for me. I've never spent this long on a picture and I really am happy with the results even though I'm not keen on what I did with the background anymore. This probably is the best piece of art that I've produced so far and I'm really glad to have proved to myself that I am capable of making the big leaps when I get my head down and work hard. It's so nice to be able to look back on this picture in the next morning and still feel happy, not the usual anger and disappointment in myself like I usually do. Still pleased and definitely won't let not placing kill my buzz, this picture means the world to me.
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Miyuki-ki Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I really loved your art and not just it, but all the symbolism you put in the drawing.
I like to see when the artist makes an image representing his thoughts and you put your feelings and impressions in a work of art really fantastic.
This goes to my favorite gallery. Congratulations!
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EphemeralxFantasy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
That is such a lovely thing to say, thank you so very much, it really makes me happy to know that someone took the time to appreciate the imagery in full and I'm really touched by your words. I'm very honoured to have made it into your favourites gallery! I hope you have a really lovely day and thank you again for making mine so much brighter! :heart:
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Miyuki-ki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
You´re welcome! Hug 

The drawing is really nice and I liked it a lot!  :D (Big Grin) 
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Lily-Death Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh! this is amazing! it took me a moment to realize it was Ciel! xD
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EphemeralxFantasy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Haha thank you, I'm not entirely sure he'd be caught dead in an outfit like that but it was fun to draw all the same! 
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good luck with the contest! It seems quite a few people are picking you this round ^^
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EphemeralxFantasy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Do you suppose? I hope so! But I am up against some truly gorgeous entries so I will just cross my fingers for now! I think no matter what happens, this contest was worth it for all the beautiful, beautiful art that's been produced as a result. Thank you for your kind words! -cuddles tightly-
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I entered too and I'm basically chewing my nails off because my artwork was at the bottom of the list (almost very bottom) so I'm one of the last to choose from ^^;
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EphemeralxFantasy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Ahh I know, it's actually quite a pain being near the bottom, isn't it? Because most people have already picked 5 that they really like by the time they reach the 25-28 mark ): I have my fingers crossed for you! Best of luck, m'darling! <3 -hughug-
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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