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Stratosphone by JohnSu Stratosphone by JohnSu
Empy Thrie is an audiophile who was originally a swiss radio (they just kept adding features until she became a girl and ran away). She likes to hide out in the stratosphere, where she can listen to radio signals from around the world and enjoy a wide variety of music and sometimes encrypted military transmissions. Her hair acts as both a ballast (or would this be an anti-ballast?) and antennae, allowing her to maintain her elevation and pick up electromagnetic waves.

On occasion she will be attacked by a delirious bird and she will wrassle it. This is always exciting for her.
One time she fought a baby goose.

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So I’m finally back to drawing regular pictures! I thought I’d kick this off with a piece done entirely in Flash since I haven’t done that for a “nice” picture in quite a while. The smooth flat cel shading is refreshing to return to! But the background feels a little lacking, so I think I may return to painted backgrounds in the future when it seems appropriate.

Empy might look like she is ready to kill you, but don’t worry. Worrying will only alert her to your weakness.
Also, I don’t know why I did this, but only one of her arms is in her jacket sleeve. I will say it is because that arm is warmer than the other.

Made in Flash
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:iconcreeper202:
Creeper202 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the background.

Do you take requests?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Unfortunately, I do not.
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:iconcreeper202:
Creeper202 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
K den :p
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:iconeraezr:
Eraezr Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's got that crazy look in her eyes :ohnoes:
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GlowingRadiance Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask you something? How exactly, do you paint in Flash? I never heard anything of the sort before... o.o
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have some old draw videos from 4 years ago:
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:iconglowingradiance:
GlowingRadiance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat! Thumbs up!
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:iconelpollobosso:
elpollobosso Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
love this pic <3 :)
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:iconfarahjuli:
Farahjuli Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool! i love the detail,color..  :D
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:iconv4ygr3:
V4YGR3 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks saweet!
i really like the shading!
and the background is just woot.
and nice eyes.

keep this up!
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:iconnyanidol:
NyanIdol Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is...GOD POWER...
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:iconandalethegreat:
AndaleTheGreat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
love your style
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:iconcaptainmisuzu:
CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome pose and beautiful character <3
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:icondianye:
Dianye Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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rufiangel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one's pretty!!! :heart: I love your cel-shading! :love: Are the glowy bits around her hair also actually her hair, just activated? Or something? Whether it is or not, the effects are very effective indeed.

That is one angry bird.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is as you say! Her hair does that when a current is run through it.
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:iconredcarstudios:
redcarstudios Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
:heart:

I wanna see a grudge match between her and Hatsune Miku.  Maybe they could throw Angry Birds at each other, Idunno, I just think it'd be fun.
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:icontommiska:
TommiSka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg yes!
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:icondarkside-ky:
darkside-ky Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I download girls like her all the time apparently...
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:iconmewmewmyoo:
Mewmewmyoo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It looks so clean *-*
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:iconorbitfreeze:
Orbitfreeze Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
It's so pretty... It's so pretty and glowy!
☆○°☆°
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:iconanimefreakz226:
Animefreakz226 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so creative with your characters and their stories :) It's really amazing how you can do this. I hope to see more! Maybe sit down one day and write a long story that connects all your characters. I really admire you and what you do.
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:iconxkirameku-lunaix:
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice coloring. :D
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DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah! She is adorable! And a great character story to go with it, as usual. :)
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:iconfirstandforsaken:
firstandforsaken Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
oh god the pun
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:iconinochiame:
InochiAme Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Coloring is amazing :3
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MoonwolfYouthOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!!!!
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:iconbetakamo:
Betakamo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome drawing! Her eyes can look a little creepy with the way she's staring xD. But she's still cute
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:iconthepreciousdino:
ThePreciousDino Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I love this. Great job and cool character design!
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scullymeister-3 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! I love the design of this character. Does she ever come down to earth? Or does she stay in the stratosphere all the time?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She comes down occasionally to pee and watch TV.
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Tatsumoto Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
A delirious bird you say? Lol how odd!
The lighting is really eye-catching. I think that's what brought me here! Keep up the good work :D!
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:iconcuervo-arenero:
Cuervo-Arenero Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Genial!!...no tengo nada mas que agregar
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:icontinyandhuge:
TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Epic!!
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!!! :heart:
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isaacriomi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh I just freakin love the color and the value that you have added to this piece (O_O)!!! it pops out and I love the sky in the background :) keep up the amazing and incredible work!!
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, will do!
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:iconnekoayakashi:
NekoAyakashi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice artwork. Excellent creativity, and the colors look beautiful. :) (Smile) 
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invisible-chan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Ahhh! Her pupils are quarter notes! That's adorable! I love the details like that and the froggies on her jacket aglets. What are some of her favourite radio stations and types of music? Also, does she know of the number stations?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
She doesn't know! She perceives the frequencies as colors we can't see. Her favorite frequency is "vivid bilenta," and her favorite type of music is super sentai.
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great colouring and idea!!! I really love the sky!!!
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
 so awesome!
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:iconpeppstar:
PeppstaR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Clean. Very nice!
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:iconbaraachan:
BaraaChan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
cool coloring
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Yujioko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeous. So many bright colors..everywhere..; //// ;
I have yet to find out how someone creates this awesome quality of anime art.. but I love it anyways.
I also love her eyes the most. They're beautiful and scary at the same time.
And I also wish space had musical notes everywhere...I might actually consider going outside my house now and then to look ; w ;
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm hoping to get my colors brighter and away from the washed out dullness that I've fallen into the habit of ("this is more realisitic!") over the years.
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Yujioko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh! I see what you mean :3 Well you've certainly made a point of that with this colorful and bright drawing! xD No dullness here fo sho.

Can't wait to see more art like this~
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Renson-J Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Surreal, amazing, this image is great and the description was like a sinopsis, You should write a novel or something. Real Good

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AzureRat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Talk about being starry.
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:iconawgoost:
awgoost Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
nice bro!
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