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Exercising different art muscles, trying new ways to paint. From now on I’ll occasionally drop an excerpt from my current WIP—yes, an artist pretending to write a novel. Procrastinators, feel free to marvel at my utter lack of talent.

It was a dangerous and unpleasant work, not due the risk of falling down as Acumen first suspected, but of getting stuck in a chimney. The boys loved to scare her with horror stories of children who got stuck and suffocated, others who burnt to death when sent up flues still hot. They claimed children should no longer work as chimney sweep apprentices, the law wouldn’t allow it. Rored told a different tale.

The bad stories had the disagreeable habit of returning to her mind every time she was inside a chimney. The progress was painfully slow, and only the soot constantly falling over her head kept Acumen from proffering the colorful curses she recently learned. At last, with a final push of knees and feet she reached the top of the chimney, rewarding herself with a gust of fresh air before sliding back to the ground. The girl shook her head and wiped her face with a clean rag before allowing herself the luxury of opening her eyes. She stepped aside, giving Rored space to collect soot on the hearth.

If the height of the master sweep made it hard for him to clean the larger chimneys where fully grown adults fit, his more than fully grown waist made it impossible. The work always fell on Acumen and the boys, and when the flue was too narrow for them as well they were the ones who climbed the rooftops to throw sacks full of rocks down the chimneys. That was Acumen’s favorite part.

She discovered she wasn’t merely nimble. Acumen was a natural climber. She even took Scout as her name another day and applied herself to the task of using the roofs as an alternative way of finding her way in the chaotic city. It didn’t take her long to learn to move quietly and out of sight. For her dismay people were very vocal in their complaints once they caught the sight of strangers lurking on their roofs. That’s why later that day Acumen was puzzled to see a well-garbed youth sneaking just some roofs away.

( excerpt from The Names of Pan (lousy working title) )


Wacom Bamboo | PS CS6

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Exercitando músculos artísticos diferentes, tentando novas formas de pintar. De agora em diante ocasionalmente publicarei uma passagem do meu WIP atual—sim, uma artista fazendo de conta que escreve um livro. Procrastinadores, sintam-se livres para se maravilhar com minha absoluta falta de talento!


Era um trabalho desagradável e perigoso, não pelo risco de cair como Astúcia inicialmente suspeitara, porém de ficar presa em uma chaminé. Os garotos adoravam assustá-la com histórias terríveis de crianças que ficaram presas e sufocaram, outras que queimaram vivas quando enviadas em dutos ainda quentes. Diziam que crianças não trabalhavam mais como aprendizes de limpadores de chaminés, a lei não permitia. Rored lhe contou algo diferente.

As histórias ruins tinham o péssimo hábito de retornar à sua mente quando a ela estava em uma chaminé. O progresso era dolorosamente lento, e apenas a fuligem caindo constantemente sobre sua cabeça impediu Astúcia de proferir os criativos palavrões aprendidos recentemente. Por fim, com um último empurrão dos joelhos e pés Astúcia chegou ao topo da chaminé, se recompensando com uma lufada de ar fresco antes de se deixar deslizar de volta para o fundo. A garota sacudiu a cabeça e esfregou seu rosto com um trapo limpo antes de dar ao luxo de abrir os olhos. Ela deu um passo para o lado, dando espaço para que Rored recolhesse a fuligem na lareira.

Se a altura de Rored dificultava seu movimento mesmo nas chaminés largas o bastante para adultos, sua cintura mais que generosa tornava impossível. O trabalho sempre recaía sobre Astúcia e os garotos, e quando o duto era estreito demais para admitir até eles também eram eles que subiam nos telhados para jogar sacos cheio de pedras chaminé abaixo. Esta era a parte predileta de Astúcia.

Ela descobrira que não só era ágil. Astúcia era uma escaladora nata. Ela até escolhera o nome de Sentinela outro dia e se dedicara a usar telhados como forma alternativa para se localizar na caótica cidade. Não levou muito tempo para que ela aprendesse a se mover silenciosamente e fora de vista. Para seu desânimo, a visão de estranhos espreitando em seus telhados provocavam protestos extremamente ruidosos nas pessoas. Foi por isso que mais tarde naquele dia Astúcia ficou intrigada em ver um jovem bem-vestido se esgueirando a poucos telhados de distância.


( passagem de Os Nomes de Pan (tosco título provisório) )


Wacom Bamboo | PS CS6
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Accompanied by an engaging story, Rooftops by vielmond is a gorgeous illustration with striking colours and depth. ( Featured by lovelessdevotions )
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Daisyfries101 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Words cant explain how much i love this piece!!!!
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vielmond Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
E-mail respondido. Ocultarei seu comentário aqui para proteger seu e-mail de bots. (:
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the image and the story both!
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vielmond Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Hug
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU in return! :huggle:
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yensoum Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work <3
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vielmond Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy you like it. La la la la 
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LittleStuffs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Not only is the painting incredible, the story is as well! Clap 
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vielmond Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words. That means a lot to me!
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midnightpremiere Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student General Artist
This art piece has such a wonderful feeling to it, and I really really love your writing! It's fun to see an artist experiment - it really gives your work another dimension.

Are you planning on writing this idea into a novel? I'd love to see more art or writing of this world you're creating.
Great job, I look forward to seeing where you take this!
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vielmond Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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Novel! This excerpt is from an early chapter in the very first draft version.
I have an assorted collection of artworks related to it and other stories taking place in this setting here: vielmond.deviantart.com/galler…
Some are pretty old. I took years to gather enough courage to start to writing everything down. ;x
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midnightpremiere Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student General Artist
That's neat! I checked out the folder, and I love all of the characters and the detail you've put into them. I wish you the best of luck with your story!
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tamsinrj Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Oooh interesting story, you have my attention! What genre? I might be interested when it's done, depending on genre. There are a small handful I can't stand. (Specifically, ANYTHING romance driven. xD)
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vielmond Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Do I have your attention?! *freaks out*

It's fantasy. Despite some people falling in love in this novel I have no plans to introduce romantic relationships just yet, and when I do I don't want it to dominate the plot. I'm not very fan of romance either.

Except Jane Austen. She's a damn witty lady!
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tamsinrj Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Fantasy, with no prominent romance? Oh you really have my attention now, consider me really rather interested in reading your story! :D Fantasy is my favourite. ^_^
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athenapallas87 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely sense of light and motion. Really love the details in the body language as well, with the hands and feet.
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vielmond Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! I'm not particularly good with gestures—or limbs, for that matter. Something technically accurate still feels wrong if it's not expressive, so hearing I managed to nail it makes me happy. (:
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adorell Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
congratulations on the DD :sun:
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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ArlyssStewart Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Wonderful painting. I want to read more of this novel though :D
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You brought the biggest, most childish smile to my face.
Yato and Hiyori (Snuggy Alt) [V1] 
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ArlyssStewart Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
glad to bring happiness :D
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Dianote Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
:iconcongratsddplz:  This is a wonderful piece :)
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy you like it! Thanks!
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Dianote Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
Welcome! :)
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work. Congrats on the DD~!!! :heart:
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it!
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Aoleev Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Congrats on the DD!
I know this pic for long long time but I didn't know the artist. Surprise! :D
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm happy you liked it!

I find the notion of this floating unidentified on the internet upsetting, though. I certainly didn't just threw it in the wild without any linkback, so it saddens me to know some people ignore any appeals to not remove captions and feel entitled take it away to use... I don't even know. I only know they didn't like it that much if they do such things.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Congrats, like it!
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yato (At your service) [V1] Thanks!
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Stella-Draws Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student General Artist
This is very lovely... ^^ I love it!
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
And you're adorable for going as far as leaving this comment just to let me know! Welcome to the DA! Hug 
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Stella-Draws Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you. =)
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RavenVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Congratulations on the DD!!! :hug: :D
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! A DD...
excited happy 
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! :clap: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so happy! :happy: 
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EveVictus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Naka117 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Awesome and really cool !
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I just tried to capture all Pan's coolness! :lol: 
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mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hug 
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StreetKombatfighter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
it's wonderful :love:
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's because Pan is fabulous!
Fabulous! 
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DrMTZ Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Excellent!! Not just the artwork, but the excerpt as well! Both are very vivid!
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vielmond Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I can hardly put in words how wonderful it's to hear someone out there not only liked my artwork, but writing! It makes learning to write sound far more possible! Thank you, and welcome to the DA!
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GuaiamuStudio Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Seu trabalho é incrível
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