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The Beast of the Apocalypse by ya-na The Beast of the Apocalypse by ya-na
and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns

for the 2012 calendar

made with adobe illustrator

☛ Tumblr!
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Hot68White Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
animal jam Heart Heart Heart 
minightrose12 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love your style! It's totally unique, but nostalgic. Absolutely stylistic surrealism.
Gorrem Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Really great!
hhhell Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. This piece deserves to hang in homes, museums, galleries.
kuna-rysuje Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice beast!
Yogh-Art Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
nice work!!
nahtahliah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible conception, amazing contrast and surrealism... I'm in love with this piece.
angelus-novus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Schischakku Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Gorgeous! Great color and contrast!
komar-04 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Jana Vi izumitelna rissujete.
CardboardIndia Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I love this so much!!
KeatonsGhost Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Incomprehensibly cool
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool...featured in my "Antichrist" Poll!
x-ret Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
rookscry Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am completely in LOVE with this!!! How did you do it??
bcordone Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
This is gorgeous. Your portfolio is beautiful; there are so many that I love. Thank you for sharing.
paraberebresso Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
que bueno
Tribus66 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is just fantastic. Bravo!
rutdjur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is stunning.
josue64 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Man, I could never do anything this gorgeous in illustrator. You are a genius. Really.
MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Your Art Is Tragically Epic, Loved It ^^
VincentAParker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely brilliant take on The Beast and the Harlot of the Saints! This one is irresistibly cute! 93 93/93!
WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aftertaster7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Mother Harlot? [link]
ya-na Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
guiltjohnson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wait, vectors?! How the hell do you get so much life in them?
ya-na Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
some kind of magic!
guiltjohnson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
The linework is so sharp!
skeegoedhart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
incredible work!
guiltjohnson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
This is fantastic, it's existentially creepy, it's perfect.
NikYeliseyev Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
очень красивая
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   General Artist
Minzile Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   General Artist
featured your artwork here [link] :heart:
kikyocoto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work!!!!
bonivich Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work with using texture. As I examine the piece more closely, I notice details I did not notice at first sweep. It is a captivating piece, and a good use of color; stark, but bright enough to catch interest and not be lost on the viewer in the scheme of the whole.
dawnstail Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
It is amazing!
LeDiableDesBois Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Your style is unique and pretty interesting.
Refurein Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is superb.
I love the colors and textures you used <3
kachicache Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing work!
XOLGY Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I feel that you really have done a great job on the top part and you've neglected the bottom unfortunately, like the legs were made quickly and the beast does not seem to settle on the floor bcz even the floor does not feel flat....and I also like the variety of reds ,,, great job ! :)
yohkai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This isn't a three-dimensional rendition. In fact, the artist's understanding of art is quite high. You can see trees standing against the black background as its shadows stretch across the "hill" towards the foreground. This is a very hard style of art that ~ya-na has seemingly mastered. This style focuses on one plane, much like Japanese art. Here are some examples to show this one-plane-ness. [link]
XOLGY Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I agree that the artist nearly mastered this art style, but from the link that you gave me.. I can see that all the pieces were done in consideration to the floor and gravity, also it does not make any sense that the trees have cast shadows and the monster don't... I also thank you for showing me that link.
yohkai Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No; there's nothing with gravity and floors as points of reference in Japanese art. While Japanese art can and did convey depth (by layering objects and manipulating proportions) they did not give their objects curvature. What I mean is that the objects seem flat. That even though we know the objects have such dimensions we are only given one layer. From those images that best show this: [link]

(where's your floor and gravity now?)

The only thing in this piece that goes against the Japanese norm is the beast's feet and faces, with the shading that gives it curvature.
XOLGY Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
From the image that you provided, if you're an educated artist which I think your not by looking at your gallery, you'll probably know that drapery (rope) in the (link that you sent) is drawn in a way that the artist is intentionally conveying gravity and floor by using a Gestalt theory that is called" the Figure-ground articulation" where objects can be inferred without being illustrated, in others words, its sweeping on the floor! If the artist did not give any consideration to gravity, he/she would drawn the rope in an chaotic manner.

Also, Your statement "No; there's nothing with gravity and floors as points of reference in Japanese art". I went to the same gallery in the link that you provided and I found many pictures that show the use of Linear Perspective and if you do not know what that means, it is a drawing method that convey FLOOR, GRAVITY & SPACE. I'll leave you with pictures, they talk for themselves.. and if you're wondering why I'm replaying really late, its because I didn't feel like arguing for a while :)

yohkai Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
With your arrogant statements aside, I commend you for tenacity of backing up your claims. However, I still feel you are quite erroneous.

"On the other hand, look at Asian art, including China and Japan, where they had a form of perspective, but not linear perspective, for hundreds of years before. When Western artists started to influence Japanese painting, it became a fashion to employ linear perspective, but did not have the same impact as in Europe. You could argue that many of the Renaissance works that exploited linear perspective were contrived to show it off, but the greatest works had little real impact in them."

If you'd like to continue this debate I'd gladly like to follow it up with more examples. Though I don't think this is the right place to do so.
XOLGY Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
They're not arrogant statements, they're just simple facts. I believe that I did back up my statements with clear terms that you can look them up (not in Wikipedia) or you can simply go to the nearest library. Also, the argument should end where it started or if you don’t want to continue, I'm fine with it.
When an artist talks about linear perspective, he/she don't always refer to Brunelleschi's perspective in the renaissance period. To be more specific, there are two types of perspective that artist deals with most of the time and they are atmospheric perspective and linear perspective. I refer to it as linear perspective because it is associated with LINE to illustrate three dimensional spaces. The Japanese artists had one of the first approaches to the linear perspective, especially in the Heian Period (794-1185). I'm not saying that the artists in japan showed off their perspective abilities by emphasizing it. I'm just correcting your misleading comment which is "No;there's nothing with gravity and floors as points of reference in Japanese art".
esmevil Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Photographer
нода повесить эту картинку и пусть весь год будет ноябрь :heart:
а вообще всё хотела сказать, как представлю, как ты рисовала это в векторе, так аж в глазах темнеет >_<
ya-na Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ноябрь — отличный месяц
airahnn Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
YaNa, your work is so beautiful and inspiring <3 I adore this.
TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am agape.
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