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Love is blind by oceantann Love is blind by oceantann
Winter's coming


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I have noticed quite a few people being disappointed in my work lately or saying it's becoming too generic.
Tbh I've never felt more alive making my art until recently. Yes, my eyes are getting bigger - yes, everything's getting more "moe" and "desu" but I think that by taking it to an extra level I can form my own unique style. And I really think I have been doing that lately.
That being SAID, it -is- a style that can get old quickly, and being swamped with commissions lately I haven't much had the freedom to create expressive work (right now all I have been doing are generic standing poses of someone's OC or whatever). Luckily (for me) I am closing commissions very soon so I can focus on my personal projects and develop my style even further, and focusing to improve on my general fundementals. So if you ever wanted a commission from me now is the time!

Ok so, now, THAT all being said, this is something a bit different from me. It's not an -extremely- ground breaking work (like I'm still dying to make someday) but it's a breath of fresh air, if you would~

Collage credit goes to ManiaQ, Swimmer, edscutechibigirl, Cute can kill, and miscellaneous tumblr blogs that didnít credit original image (I honestly did my best to find sources ;3; ) Photos are of Shiina Ringo and RDJ. Rest of images used are mine.

Done in Paint Tool SAI
Illustration © *oceanchan

Please do not distribute, repost, modify, or use my art in any way with out my permission first. Thank you very much!
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777wolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Writer
Nuei Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*________________________________________________________* are you kidding me this is perfect!!!! I'm really happy to have found you out!
Nyeudorin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen this kind of art style before, I'm glad to see an artist like you try it Q w Q
I like doing this stuff as well. > w <
moonwaves123 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah, how did you make that?
P-E-A-C-H-YCAT Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I save this and use it as my desktop background? (save it as like: loveisblindbyoceantan)
It's so beautiful and simple and I love the contrast of how it's like melancholy but has so many bright colors * o *
haha sorry ; - ;
angelcatheart Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i'm amazed at what you can do! :iconsmile-luplz:
hpfreak25 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
its amazing....
Jellechu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ahhh i love the change in artstyle/concept here <3
Honidu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
i love ur work!!!
tophxomi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Triacqua Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful! *v*
Raen-abyss Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it~! "Love is Blind" in Shiina version is fabulous!
Rainbowshi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt know you smoke :)
oceantann Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ehhhhh, not cigarettes. xD haha
though honestly, i just wanted a cool picture with smoke pff xD
CappuTea Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope to see more of this style.
chercheuse-de-talent Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
this is a refreshing change from your usual style. you should draw like this more often in my opinion! it has more creativity than your usual work.
babymoonjellies Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous! Where would you buy clotheslike that? Kawaii!
momoXchi1989 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I think this is absolutely adorable and beautiful at the same time!
KimTheKat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is my favorite drawing of yours. I cannot stop looking at it. >w<
MajoSushi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist
sketchtonia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
lol her cloth
but why didn't you shade ?
oceantann Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just wanted to try flat colours.
cuteyy1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THESUPERANIMEDRAWER Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this style of drawing is the best :)
Giuly-Nyah Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Artist
i think this is a awesome drawing. oh yes.
sketchabee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
superb~ ♥
Vegetasbabe98 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love it, it's great. Though I must say you didn't stray far from your original style with the colors you chose, all the same pastels and general patterns. The clothing is also not changed, but the idea of the whole thing, and the pose with the cigarette is very different, and is something I would like to see out of you more. It shows the mature side of you and the ability to creates less "shiny desu" drawings, while still sticking with your style and being true to your work. Definitely one of my favorites, indeed something I would like to see in the future!
Alice-In-Reality1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how do you paste so many pictures on paint tool sai? i can only do one. could you pease explain how you did that? ive tryed looking it up but nothing helps lol.
JellyBelly121 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Artist
god this is just so cool i love it and i love the style u used i think all the people who say its not good should shut up ^-^
Shadowshock667 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Writer
Love is blind. Cancer of the lungs, mouth and everywhere else by smoking is however, not blind.

Sorry but :> smoking sucks.
oceantann Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes it does~
xxAiko-chanxx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this~ This is very pretty <3
teepott Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Mm-mm. Girl, you don't need to explain yourself. Well. Okay I noticed it but hearing you explain it, I definitely relate. So. Do what you do.
TetoTetoChan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
ahaha,I JUST finished watching this speedpaint! I love this! Its so colourful and artistic! Beautiful!
Dinnin-Darkheart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
i loved the video you did of this. It's kinda funny looking at all the pictures you used.
LPgohan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
It's really cute Ocean, what inspired you to draw this?
watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
interesting colors and textures used :D
IzumiNanaki Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Its funny because I feel the opposite of what your saying lol. Instead of your works being more 'desu' ?.... I feel that your personality is getting incorporated into more of them and in fact is becoming less generic. Yes your pictures still attain the bright and poppy feel to them, but there's in face a change to them, and its honestly making me want to view your stuff with renewed vigor now =)
Ayu-chii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so shiny and expressive <3 XDD
LionSchool Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional
This is insanely, great work!.
Auggiekins Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
"Killing yourself is always an option?" :I
oceantann Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah its.. it's a tumblr thing, sort of?;; haha.
Auggiekins Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
It's fucked up.
oceantann Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, a bit. :3
Auggiekins Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Digital Artist
A lot, actually.
oceantann Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well uh, okay.. 'A'/ we clearly have different views~
Auggiekins Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Digital Artist
It's just that ENCOURAGING people to commit suicide...
How is that cute or anything?
Don't get me wrong. I like this image. It's colorful and lively and bright. And it is very artistic, which, by your artist's description, I'm guessing is what you were going for (to get a break from moemoedesu and commissions for a while. I often try to do the same thing).
But why would you ever include that? I mean, very honestly... I cant comprehend it. I've seen your drawings for a long time. Nothing in them implies to me that you are a troll or rude or hateful. Even talking to you now you are being very kind and polite. So why would you have that there? It's something a real asshole would say or post somewhere. Someone who legitimately does not give a single shit about their fellow man. Someone willing to apparently have someone die for their own amusement. But I dont get that from you.

The only answer I can come up with is that this is an OC of your's and that has something to do with their personality. Maybe.
oceantann Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See uh that's what I mean. It's a Tumblr thing.

They're pictures that include super-cute coloursful backgrounds and pixelated cute animals surrounded a very uncouth or rude remark. I think it's supposed to represent the older people that like cute babyish things but are grown up to have the capacity to be so rude, and it represents the difference between the two polar extremes. It's meant to be satire.

So uh yeah.
if you don't understand now then we can just leave it at that.
megadaisy1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Super cool! :love:
justicep12345 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this one
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