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Ashley Mariah
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Both writer and artist...a little divided between two worlds.

If you like what you see here, check out my Redbubble page: www.redbubble.com/people/amara… , and see what cool stuff you can get made with my art on it!

Also, I do commissioned portraits of pets and people on the side...you can contact me directly if you're interested, or you can check out my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/MockingbirdI…
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Do Not Go Gentle by AmaranthMB
Do Not Go Gentle
I've actually been working on this one since Face the Raven aired (got a bit sidetracked by Heaven Sent and, you know, holidays...). This episode broke my heart a bit, more for the Doctor's sake than for Clara's.

I still don't enjoy doing faces in pen, but if pen and marker are going to continue to be my primary mediums, it's something I feel I ought to be reasonably competent at, you know? But, oi, one twitch of a finger and you've just created an entirely different facial expression. Having said that, Peter Capaldi's face is a joy to draw...nice to look at, with just enough lines to make it really interesting. I wanted the Doctor in this to look both heartbroken and pissed the hell off...think I nailed the second more than the first. He actually looks scarier than I'd planned, but I rather like it :)

I love this poem and thought the mood of it fit.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


~Dylan Thomas
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Guards of the Skyline by AmaranthMB
Guards of the Skyline
Not much to say about this one, other than the first time I heard this song, this is the moment I saw in my head. It's very much a Clara and Eleven song to me.

 
Here is tomorrow
Just past the sunrise
My fingers reaching out
'Cause we are believers
The guards of the skyline
The curse can't tie us down

We've waited so long
We waited long enough

This is our right, this is our song
This is our moment in history
Ten million roads turn into one
This is our fight, where we belong
No one can take away destiny
So let the night cover us all
Stars will never fall

I try to remember
Frozen in silence
Our blood red beating cold
But oh let the darkness
Always remind us
To never let this go

Keep holding on
We've waited long enough

This is our right, this is our song
This is our moment in history
Ten million roads turn into one
This is our fight, where we belong
No one can take away destiny
So let the night cover us all
Stars will never fall
Stars will never fall

So brave the dark
'Cause the day is ours
And there's nothing left to stop us
`Cause we are believers
The guards of the skyline

This is our right, this is our song
This is our moment in history
Ten million roads turn into one
This is our fight, where we belong
No one can take away destiny
So let the night cover us all
Stars will never fall
Stars will never fall


~Stars by Arrows to Athens
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...doesn't mean I can't do some of it.

So, fall of 2015. It's looking more and more like that's when NW is going to be on tour again. They are confirmed to play L.A. in May, at least. Even if I'd kept to my schedule this whole time, I still don't think I'd be able to do every song before then. Especially considering I like the idea of breaking up the epics into their respective pieces. That adds images.

However, it occurred to me that there's no reason I can't break this project up into albums. Instead of one massive book of drawings, I could create seven separate books. Have a few done by the next tour, and a few more for the next, and so on. Imaginaerum and Once are mostly done, aside from the two epics. Wishmaster...eh, there's a slight chance I could fit that one in before mid 2015. Maybe. Depends on how this portrait drawing business pans out.

Right now what I think I'm going to do is concentrate on Ghost Love Score and on redoing Song of Myself. Song of Myself is easy, because it's already in pieces: From a Dusty Bookshelf, All That Great Heart Lying Still, Piano Black, and Love. Ghost Love Score is trickier because as far as I know, lyrically, it's all one big long song...which means I have to break it up per my own interpretation. I can see it having four images, same as Song of Myself. Not as long as Poet, which will have five, and longer than Beauty of the Beast, which has three. (I'm keeping FantasMic as it is, two panels, because I like what I have).

Once I have those eight images finished, I can start piecing the books together. The more I think about it, the more I like doing it this way. Means I can spend more time with each album, really tie it all together. It also means I'll always have something to give them when I see them. (I know that sounds arrogant, but I really do need that kind of motivation.)
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: Wonderfields~ Imaginaerum

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Idlewings Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the faves <3
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Markkus76 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :iconfavoriteplz: on  Storm is behind :bow:

Your gallery is really impressive, I like it :D 

...And hop, I'll give you a :iconlamaplz:, I hope you give me one back ;)

 Have a good day  :) 


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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my 'Big Ben' drawing to your favourites. Feel free to leave a comment.
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Mocris Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav! I´m really glad about it, because so I could find your Gallery. It´s amazing! :clap:
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BrielLumeNight12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my work to your collections :) (Smile)
I've browsed your gallery and it was beautiful! I like the way on how you interpret songs into illustrations. I'm also a Nightwish fan Giggle 
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andre-ma Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks very much for the favs
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Szigeti Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thankieees!:D (Big Grin)  Rock!
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Shi-no-tamashii Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-day!!!! :hug:
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!Huggle! Airborne 
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