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White Balance by caroro
by caroro

I'll start out by saying you have done a very good job on the values in the peice. It has a good transition from light to dark with all...

+.Freud for Ospi.+ by Kohitsuji-chan

I'll start out by saying this is a decent drawing of a cute dog. While I realize he is supposed to be heavily stylized, the position of...

Strange Balloons by Zeax82
by Zeax82

I'll start out by saying I really like the concept. The freaky balloons look like they'd be great for a creepy setting, a haunted carni...

Not a bad peice of Sonic fanart. I do think it could be improved by drawing on something other than lined notebook paper, however. The ...


Self Control by CindarellaPop
Self Control
The harder you struggle against yourself, the stronger your urges become.

Hello I am ending my DA hiatus now thank you.
The Lynx and the Hare by CindarellaPop
The Lynx and the Hare

The quick grey lynx has chased and hunted after the white snow-hare for eons. On a winter’s night millenia ago, before the moon or even the stars were alive to color the night sky, the white hare bounded in the blackness of the primordial forest with the silver lynx in hot pursuit.

The hare was fast and white as lightening, bright fur gleamed in the darkness of the prehistoric night. The green eyes of the lynx glowed furtively behind her, goading her forward across snow drifts and fallen branches.

The hare’s strength began to fail her, and she cried out in desperation to the heavens for salvation from the hungry lynx. With the remainder of her strength the hare sprung up, and up, into the sky, white fur still gleaming in the dark. She settled there, far beyond the reach of the lynx’s claws, and became the moon.

The lynx however does not surrender his dinner so easily. On clear nights when the winds that blow between the earth and the stars hits the pale blue arc of atmosphere that encloses the world below- green and yellow lights begin to dance in the northern sky.

This is the eyeshine of the green eyed lynx as he stalks his prey the eternal lunar hare across the bend of the heavens, forever hunting the moon as she leaps across the sky.

Black Shuck by CindarellaPop
Black Shuck
The Black Shuck is a sort of demon that takes the form of a monstrous black dog with huge glowing eyes (usually red, though green has been reported as well) The Black Shuck is usually considered a bad omen, fortelling the death of whoever sees it, if not outright attacking the traveler on the road.

There are some accounts that the dog is frightening but ultimately not dangerous, and even some instances in which it is benevolent, watching over women or children as they walk home alone in the dark. Largely though, the dog is not considered a positive thing to encounter.… Prints available here    
Good Grief by CindarellaPop
Good Grief
Though she knew full well that her decisions would cause her exclusion from many social events and occasions, the widow Reynard could not bear to part with poor Victor.

A redraw of an older sketch, this time in full color.


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Finally got the opportunity to watch this movie after being super stoked for it since the trailers came out. Without spoiling anything, I’ll go ahead and tell you this much: The entire thing happened because two gods, bored and unsatisfied with their marriage, decided they’d make a bet on a bunch of little kids.

The thing about gods in this movie though, they’re pretty much the same as gods the world over. That is, they don’t much give a care about humans and their lives or plans, and have no qualms what so ever about giving great gifts and powers to small children and placing bets on the outcome of their lives- even if it sets them up for an entire life of familial strain and inner turmoil.

Although to be fair, when your job description is looking after all the human souls that die, and seeing them more or less happier for having passed away, and being immortal, you probably care less and less about their mortal deaths and conundrums as time passes.

The film follows the tale of three friends, a lovely little free spirited girl and two young boys, one of them kinda sensitive and the other kinda a douche, vying for her affection. The two gods, the shiny and beautiful La Muerta and the dark and creepy Xibalba, place bets on which boy will win.

The treachery and cheating that happens next sends one of the boys on the fast track to being a mighty hero, and ultimately sends the other one through literal Hell to get his life back.

The entire movie gives off a very “Corpse Bride” feel, but it more than made up for everything Corpse Bride was missing. Every Tim Burton esque film about the afterlife has spooky skeletons mouldering away in a slightly shabbier underground version of London with a limited color palette. This movie takes the term “limited color palette” and stuffs it up a piñata’s ass because this is without a doubt one of the most colorful, vibrant and energetic movies to hit theaters this year.

Corpse Bride seemed to revel in the notion of a happy afterlife, but this movie seems like an ACTUALLY happy one, something to look forward to, full of joy and comfort and color; full of family that’s happy to welcome you there, and mountains of good food and wine in an endless celebration.

The afterlife is actually kind of a funny point in this movie, because many of the background characters and elements are unabashedly Catholic; yet here we have empirical proof of at least three pagan gods existing. I mean, one of them is a tarman zombie named ‘Xibalba’ there’s no way in any Hell that these figures are Christian, so it’s a funny thing to think about. And yes, when I said three gods, there are three of them… but the third one I really didn’t feel like he had much of a point in being there. He managed to be the one legitimately too-loud and annoying portion of the movie.

Where films like Boxtrolls had subdued colors and controlled pacing, and How to Train Your Dragon revelled in hyper-realistic fantasy worlds, this one plays out very much like a puppet-show, with wooden dolls for figures and paper cut out backgrounds that work very well with the vibrant theme. The generous allowance for in-movie physics also allows the figures to be pushed to their outer limits in terms of speed and believability while not sacrificing readability.

It treats its subject matter with respect (and it should, being made by a few ACTUAL Mexicans, no less) and makes no second guesses about the culture its steeped in. Everywhere there are signs of the local religion and architecture and it’s full of Aztec imagery through out, it’s a wholly Mexican film that probably would have been even better in Spanish. Though it’s not like an American released children’s film would play in any language other than English so I can’t bitch too much.

It’s very peppy and full of spirit and laughs, but it also has some heavy moments that tug at the heartstrings and even a few legitimately frightening moments in which it does well to earn its pg rating.

All in all it’s a very fun flick about love, friendship, and throwing the middle phalange to fate and carving out your own story in the world- even if by the end of it, the conniving immortals who put you up to it are laughing it off in the afterlife.


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Current Residence: In a frazen wasteland with occasional outbursts of spring
Favourite genre of music: I have transcended all genre
Favourite photographer: my dad
Favourite style of art: Arthur Rackham style illustration, but I'm easily impressed.
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Personal Quote: One Man's toxic Waste is another Man's potpourri

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johannana Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, do you have tumblr? I'd really like to reblog "Life is magical" (the unicorn), but I don't want to upload it myself. But if you don't have one, would it be okay to post it and link back to you? 
CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I do have a tumblr, but that piece isn't one I uploaded there. You can share it on tumblr if you'd like, just put a link to the original deviation as text under the image. Thank you!
semi-surreal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, young lady!

What are you up to, now that you're older & wiser?
CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Would you believe running all over the sticks trying to find cool plants and such? This activity takes up the bulk of my summer free time these days! I've started pressing them in a little journal (provided they aren't some rare protected species that is)
semi-surreal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an interesting botanical adventure; someday, they'll name a species after you!

You're like...a female Carl Linnaeus.
*much cuter*

Carl Linnaeus by DiegoTripodi
CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I enjoy botanical adventures but I wish they came with fewer mosquitoes.
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Windgott Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Writer
( Warning: bad english)
Enjoyed your style.
Like how you just create beautiness, or also combine it with humour.
CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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