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... and it makes me so HAPPY. by retromortis ... and it makes me so HAPPY. by retromortis
Happiness Theory @
Happiness Theory @

a storyboard type thing that I did in september, based on the colour wheel. Watercolour, ink, and 12 separate sheets of paper, originally.

the blonde is Yoshi. the brunette is Shun. the corpse looking dude on his back in the blue panel is Naoki. the girl in the first two is Sou.

art by me.
words by me and ~rainmusic
page one has lyrics from koufukuron, page two has lyrics from morphine, both shiina ringo and both translated by the defunct centigrade-j.
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shatterscope Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Last one is my favvoritee.

DezzyRaelynn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
keykeyx10000 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was watching some Vocaloid videos and thought of this.
perilxxx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really cant say anything other than the fact that I remember this drawing from when I fist got started on deviantART in 2007....I will never not :+fav:
This is brilliant. Oh it's perfect. I wish I could say something more intelligent, But just the way it looks, and the words comes together magnificently.
cateh123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i really really love this!
mystpixi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student General Artist
This is just so beautiful. I had never even heard of Happiness Theory, but this drew me in. I love it. :)
lorieperil Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Itt really speaks to me..
MademoiselleVixen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
I love how you mix art and a poem, the pictures are just amazing and give an impression of real feelings ... :wow:
Koyukionna Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009   Artisan Crafter
There're a lot of emotions going on in this. Very nice.
RedneckOtaku Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student General Artist
I still love this piece. :) I found it a few years ago and it's still one of the more colorful pieces I found that I still like today. :)
KaikuSkylianFay Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Photographer
the images are beautiful. it was a little difficult to reas (not by your fault, my screen is terrible) but I can see a lot of emotion. listening to music or thinking of something while you did it? it feels like it.
the colors are amazing, the textures and use of the paint is brilliant. there is a great simplicity to the outline in black and you brought the images to life with the depths of layers in paint. amazing.
MTT-182 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
konstan-tina99 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
This is just incredible!
that last one really got me captivated
I adore your art so much mythchan!
mrKARMAclown Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I was left staring at this for half an hour and ended up missing the show I had planned to watch on TV. Some pretty impressive artwork, I have to say!
sammyfrommiami Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors draw you in.
The art demands attention.
The handwriting makes you want to :+fav:.
Pisaac Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Brilliant colours.. its so loose i just love it
moorose Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
very very beautiful!!! I love that it's all just in a vertical line, and the images are stunning. You make great use of black, and the paint is wonderful ( I love watercolor!!)

korobles Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
this should get a dd. very nice work
AsinaMortis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I cannot stop looking at it.It's so sad and beautiful...I just love everything about it, from the text to the colours and pictures :heart:
CN7 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
... wow.

So many beautiful quotes in this. <3
lizardpath Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
New to DA and caught this link by chance, glad I did. Not my usual style, but this may convert me. Thank you. Amazing artwork, and the concept of art with lyrics has always been my muse. Thanks again.
xEternalSinx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! This piece has been featured here! [link] ^^
choclatemilk Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
This makes me really happy too.
Your an amazing artist, this piece is amazing.
I really like how you used the color wheel, and I'm glad I took the time to read it.
PINKONTOAST Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
oh my god. so epicccc. the end D:
Hotshot333 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
This is simply amazing, I simply wish i could even comprehend doing something like this
Ezekiel1986 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
*prod* avavible with text yet? :3
retromortis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
no. ;D but five of the full plates are gonna be in aphasia. ;D
Ezekiel1986 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
uhh... ofcourse I know what aphasia is >_> *wikipedia*

Ah well, just keeping updated ^^
Ode-To-Irony Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Beautiful~! Were the ones you had at Anime Expo the originals? I remember looking throught these.
EyeWinsome Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Student General Artist
I'd like to know more about your theories of happiness. This was a very emotive collection.

Thank you for sharing,
Be Observant
Speak Your Truth
Learn from Everyone's Experience
dualtone Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
that was a fitting end :) ohh it was lovely! your artwork too is amazing!
xheavenxhelpxusx Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
it\'s so beautifully sad! i love it.
darktigerfire Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
:wow: IT AWESOME!!!!!! i didn't have so many time to read it completely but i promise to do it!!!!!!
You art is incredible!!!!!!!
nicolecxo-ame Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Someone explain it to me... k thanks.
Tako-Kun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Fabulous work!
Razi-Thanatos Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Every time I read this over and over, I cant get bored. I just love this.

Its just so beautiful and emotional.
hoggers2000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
i honestly adore it.............your writing(the appearance of it) puts my cruddy stuff to shame......anway..HURRAH!!!
RadioactiveMongoose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
RockerLane1110 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... this is amazing. Awesome job!
sugarsohsosweet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
All of your art is incredibily inspiring and the stories are always so beautiful and interesting. How are you inspired?
Amarthrog Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
x-Poison-x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Where can I find the story this is based off of?

I looked all through your links on here and your main page but can't find it anywhere. D:

I read it a a couple of years ago and LOVED it, but haven't been able to find it since.
retromortis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
try livejournal. :3
x-Poison-x Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008

I still can't find it.

*feels stupid*
retromortis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i think it's in the memories of the happiness theory journal.
Ezekiel1986 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, I just ordered this as a calendar and everything (got two copies with my order o_O but who cares? its an excellent gift ^^)

I was just wondering what Id have to do to get the pictures -and- the text ;_; the calendar miss the text of this and thats half the image(s) to me.

Help teh nub! :D
retromortis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
because of the calendar format, it wasn't condusive to the texts. ]: HOWEVER, there's a publication coming out soon that will have this set included WITH text, so keep your eyes out for that. :3
Ezekiel1986 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay :D will do :)
Fountain-Frank Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
wow...thats all i can say..just wow
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