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Afraid To Sleep by Vaporeon249 Afraid To Sleep by Vaporeon249
Got around to coloring the lined version of the image [link] while I have some time in-between commissions. It never is a lot of time, but I also don't need much to complete simpler images as such. While I liked the lines of the original, and still do, I can never pass on making eyes. Something about them is captivating.

Character in the middle is my Mewthree, Mewblade. She's a Legendary and only sleeps if she's dead, which is mostly what she is afraid of. Her four siblings Swadeaqua (top-left), Vicebane (top-right), Harddense (bottom-left), and Demisewan (bottom-right) were are killed by her, and for whatever reason each of their most vile of personality traits represents, she does not particularly ever want to see them again.

I always enjoyed playing with deadly sin and heavenly virtue designs, if only because I'm quite the conventional type. The idea of Sins is being caught up in something that distances your relationship between yourself and God. Pride is self-absorption (what God? I am God!). Something like Greed is material focus, when ones focus should be on the non-material gifts of the Creator. Sloth is pure apathy (I don't care to pray, go to church, or waste my mental or physical efforts in devotion to God). Seems a bit cruel, but I've always treated Harddense's attitude of, "I give up, I don't care anymore," as a massive personality flaw hence, the Sloth association. The rest seem to more or less go with the flow of how crazy I potentially see them as, even Mewblade and her often irrational fear that her dead siblings are going to come back and haunt her. Love doing such images, since it's exactly what expressions are for.

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:icondavyjonesentei123:
davyjonesentei123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Why swade is pink ?? :confused:
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Alternate, evil designs, or in the case of the two of them, really evil designs.
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:icondavyjonesentei123:
davyjonesentei123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Ohhhh... okay
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:iconkuwabaravsyusuke:
KuwabaraVSYusuke Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
very cool :D
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:iconblade929:
Blade929 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I would be too with those guys. Too scared to even shut my eyes.
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Swadeaqua might not be too bad. All she wants is some lovin'.
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:iconmrzoet:
MRZoet Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, and I love the colors you used!
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
One of the advantages of have alternate designs that all draw from nearly exactly the same color, albeit with different tones.
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Shiro87 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Hmm, interessting idea whit that she never sleeps. Creepy indeed cuz of the fact that it's a natrual thing for everybody whit "going to sleep and when you wake up again it's another day" If I noticed I never gone to sleep lately I would know something weren't right in my "reality" It would be even creepier it was always daytime and even the same weather forever, twisted shit!
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Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Most of her active Legendary counterparts don't sleep. It's active duty 24/7 for them. Daytime and sunny though sounds like a good dream though.
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Mewtwo39 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! One in the middle is EPIC!!!
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
She is one of the most epic Mewthrees out there.
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:iconmewtwo39:
Mewtwo39 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, no doubt about it!
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:iconaromaticgrassitem:
AromaticGrassItem Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
most black guys have this problem.
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I can't imagine why a black guy would have any more of a problem than a white male.
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:iconaromaticgrassitem:
AromaticGrassItem Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
racial humor my good man.
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Girl, and while I am white I don't find poking at other races to be funny.
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:iconaromaticgrassitem:
AromaticGrassItem Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
if you cant laugh at yourself...
and i speak to you in the term "man" as in a singular person of mankind.
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I'm one of those ultra serious, no nonsense types.
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:iconaromaticgrassitem:
AromaticGrassItem Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
ah, I could've tooken a guess at that the way you handled the response to my comment.
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:iconsilverkazeninja:
SilverKazeNinja Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*checks Pokedex entry* MEWBLADE

Type: Psychic

Ability: Insomnia
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Type: Psychic/Dark/Steel
Ability: Pressure (standard ability given to most Legendary Pokemon)
Close though.
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SilverKazeNinja Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, I hate Pressure. -3-
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:iconlivinlovindude:
livinlovindude Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Now that looks very good!
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thank you. Not like I didn't mind it in black and white though.
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:iconseth243:
seth243 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
cool i be afraid to sleep to ^^;
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
If you had to deal with something like that, who wouldn't?
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:iconseth243:
seth243 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
indeed
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:iconmforever12:
Mforever12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
OH even better in color. Great job.
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:iconvaporeon249:
Vaporeon249 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Would be a bit depressing if it was worse in color.
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Mforever12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
True that...
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