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I'm currently working on the very rough! first draft of my creation-in-progress known as Nightbreak, a story about the adventures of a couple of people in an ancient civilization known as Kiriath-Rapha. What they don't know is that their little world is on a collision-course with great tragedy. They must, because of this, fight off monsters that seek to enter their bloodstream, and try to uncover the mysteries of their city and people.
The whole thing is spawned from various things, including classic Disney films, 90's cartoons, and the Tanakh.
Sound bizarre enough to check out? A folder of the rough draft can be viewed in my gallery here.


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 Words 'n stuff.
Traditional Drawing or Concept Sketch
Kinda sketchy.
*psst*I love to do OC's here!
Color Painting
With little to no background
Color Painting + Background
With complex background.
Done in good ol' Illy.
I like mountains and clouds.
Portrait Headshots
From the shoulders up, sketchy to detailed



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D. Elaine Dezsö
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Heart Emote by Gasara
Welcome to my page!
| Follower of Christ |
| My friends are house-plants | Lover of birds |
| Likes sword-and-sandal movies... | ...playing Pokémon... |
| ...and tromping through the woods |
| Does local marketing and freelance graphic design and stuff |
| Always trying to improve my art |
Simple Pink Divider by Sukiie

Mi español es un poco oxidado, pero después de viajando en lugares he aprendido un poco de español, y me gustaría intentandolo.
Está claro que mi inglés es mejor.

Some quotes that may inspire you:
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
-C.S. Lewis
"We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us."
-Walt Disney
"It’s hard to stand out with your art when it’s crowded with celebrity narcissism, desperate marketing attempts, and kids in their basements spending all day trolling the internet. But I feel like what’s going to make it out of the rubble that this industry is collapsing into is simply sincerity. Be yourself, be good at what you do, be confident in what you do, don’t be a afraid to be a leader, and most importantly, be honest. Those things will pay off in the end."
-Jessy Ribordy of Falling Up
Shad by OptimusPrimeMyridian Neive by OptimusPrimeMyridian Rei by OptimusPrimeMyridian:iconsaysplz: Cute Nightbreak icons made by my real-world friend: :iconoptimusprimemyridian:



:iconcapella336: Ask and ye shall receive... but don't say I didn't warn you.

Q: How old are your projects, and if you want to tell, how did they start?

A: Some comics come from movies. Some come from books. Mine came from a long poem written by a brooding teenager. At the time, I was enamored with classic epic poetry like The Odyssey and The Divine Comedy. And, to be frank, I wasn’t a very good poet. I wish I could remember exactly where the idea of creating a comic came along, but it probably started growing from the little stories and comics I would write after school to amuse myself. Its name escapes me, but I recall a bunch of personal mini comics I would make about a silly group of “villains” who were trying too hard to be bad. Likewise, the art was so bad that I refuse to post it in this journal.

Great writers like Jeff Smith and Kazu Kibuishi were my inspiration to how I wanted to try to approach comics. I try to walk a fine line between the artistic style of Western comics and sensibility of manga (sometimes tilting toward one end of the spectrum at times). Emotion, to me, is very important in storytelling. In movies, you can hear or have described how a character feels at that moment, but in comics, you don’t really get that.

I don’t consider myself a writer. Sometimes I get really existential and wonder if I’m actually an artist, haha. I’ve never really studied writing or art, so I tend to fly by the seat of my pants a large majority of the time. Hence why the script for Nightbreak is pretty much worked on simultaneously with the art. Many of my scenes and pages end up being planned out individually or even spontaneously, with no link in between and sometimes with no definitive ending. Which is why the earlier chapters may feel and look pretty jumbled. The character Shad was literally conceived one page before he would have appeared in Chapter 1; I had no intention of making him last longer than a chapter or two.

NieveBlaeke by TalishuNightbreak thumbnail (2) by TalishuPage by Talishu
2013-2014ish art.

But let's back up now.
The earliest draft of Nightbreak that still went under that title was about a “chosen one” girl (plot twist: she wasn’t actually the chosen one), a shepherdboy, and the occasional minor character wandering a desolated world, searching for redemption for their people.
Untitled by TalishuUntitled by Talishu IMG 5039 copy by Talishu
It was hand-drawn and topped with a heavy helping of good vs. evil and swordfights and stuff. Disturbingly, elements of it still exist in Nightbreak now. Doesn't he look very Rei-like?

Page (5) by TalishuPage (7) by TalishuRei and the Pulse World19 by TalishuRei and the Pulse World16 by TalishuRei and the Pulse World5 by TalishuRei and the Pulse World15 by Talishu
Then Manga Studio struck and this stuff started happening.

To create my characters, I more often than not draw from people I’ve met in real life. I love observing people, and if you’ve come within five feet of me some incarnation of you is likely to appear in my art. Along with lots of personal references and jokes. But, of course, there’s often aspects of fictional characters too, like Rei, who was initially inspired, among many things, from Cassandra from Greek mythology and the character Simon in Golding’s Lord of the Flies. I think he becomes more and more incoherent the more I write him… Cerus’ character was spawned after a road trip I took with my wacky bird-hating uncle, and a not-so-nice history teacher I had once. Shad’s father, Shahed, was based off of the prophet Hoshea. Nieve has existed for a while because I knew I wanted to write a story with an optimistic, kind female as a lead. Shad’s design/appearance was also initially based on a real person, but I feel like his character has ended up on the receiving end of some of my own personally traits, haha.
Rei and the Pulse World1 by Talishu Untitled by Talishu
The very first Shad ever vs. sketches from last week.
I love making characters who act as foils to each other, but not necessarily in a hero vs. villain way. An example of this is what I’ve been trying to achieve with the characters Nieve and Shad, who are very much opposites of each other; but because of this, they bring out each others’ best (or worst) traits.

Some of the places and backgrounds were also drawn from real places. I like to contrast cramped, cluttered spaces with wide, vast ones. The world of Nightbreak has always been intentionally constrained, at least in the sense that it’s just a city in a mountain stuck out in an endless desert. I went through a few names before coming to “Kiriath-Rapha” (a cheap, not-so-subtle Hebrew cheat), including “Andela”, “Sheimaor”, and “Rim”, the latter which became a term of the outermost circle in Rapha.

6 Copy Copy by TalishuUntitled by Talishu

2012/13ish vs. 2016/17

There is a flashback scene back in Chapter 5 where Shad’s father tells a young Shad a story, recounting the history of their little world.
“The world is dark, and full of more sadness than you can fathom… and light is very precious,” he says.
It would be the greatest honor to me if you thought of me as a friend telling you a story in the dark. Telling it straight from my heart, to save myself from the sadness and the darkness, and hoping that just one person will also find some light in this disjointed little comic.

  • Listening to: Come Wind
  • Reading: Dragonsong
  • Watching: Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa
  • Playing: Pokemon Sun
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Water


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Rosie-Love98 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Student Artist
Thank you for the llama :) !!
GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
"My friends are house-plants" in your description reminds me of this song:…

Thank you for the watch! :wave: :floating:
Talishu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Ha, that's a throwback! 
GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
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