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Submission category of the cartoons & comics section made my little brain confused as hell =_=

Submitting an old work. 2009 to be exact.

This is a graphic novel I made for my school's annual art folio - Horizons. The theme was opposites. And being creative and all I chose a very unique concept- water and fire. *sarcasm*

It really brings back memories.

All the drive and enthusiasm thinking about the storyboard; talking about how the story will come out while walking home with my boyfriend; sitting in during my former professors class just so I can render this in between breaks- I got to finish the cover page quickly thanks to that; then cramming the rest of the 12 pages in three to four days with hardly any sleep and cramming for my majors too. *sigh* Good time. Gooood tiiiiiimes~.

Looking at it again, I realized I hardly improved these last 3 years- which is pretty depressing- actually, it's very depressing. Or maybe I’m just setting my standards too high again. Yeah, I think that’s it. I should stop doing that. =_= ;

I opt with illustration only graphic novel because I was never good with words- like making fictional conversations or fictional monologues. I know. I tried it. And I stank at it.

I was always more comfortable with illustrating the story without any dialogue. It's faster since you don't need to add any text or speech bubble. Plus you don't have to worry about typos. :rofl:

Posting this in DA wasn't an option before. I was embarrassed to submit this; but seeing this again after three years, I’m wondering now why I ever thought of it as embarrassing. I must say I'm very happy with this. I need to pat my old self in the back. :)

Well happy viewing and I hope you all like it. :D

EDIT
Woah! I never expected this comic would go viral. o_o;
Some of my friends and acquaintances have been telling me all day that they were seeing this on 9gag or some other similar site or even on a wall of some friend.
The internet is a powerful force indeed. :XD:

I guess the one thing I regret is that I didn't put a link of my website on my comic. :'( :crying:

Putting that aside, many thanks to all the comments and fav's. Right now this deviation has the most views in my gallery. And I thank you all for that ^__^

I really appreciate the love you all have been giving me. :XD:

EDIT 2: Added my name at last =u=


EDIT 3: A lot of people have been asking me about this so I'm posting it here in my comment box. The animation 'Alight' has no connection whatsoever with my comic. The only similarity we have with each other is that we both have a fire boy and a water girl. That is all. Many thanks~



Tumblr ingridtan.tumblr.com/post/2184…
Behance www.behance.net/gallery/Hold-C…


More from this series: link

My other accounts:
Instagram | ArtStation | Tumblr
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smspider Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!! *Free Icon/Emote* Molang (I Love It!) Reguardless of how original, its such an adorable little story!!
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IngridTan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thank you ;w;
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:iconfantasygerard2000:
Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Student Artist
Still looking at this :3
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:meow:
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:iconfantasygerard2000:
Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Student Artist
>w<
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:iconreborn-taltos:
Reborn-Taltos Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Good story. Loved the art.
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconelfodellamorte:
ElfoDellaMorte Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I... I'm not crying... No no...
*SOB*
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconmattking16:
mattking16 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
love this
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:iconkawaiireonoru:
KawaiiReonoru Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student General Artist
The cutest thing ever! ❤
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:iconligertaco:
LigerTaco Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh gosh the feels ~_~
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:iconjalieu:
Jalieu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This seriously deserves a DD! It's very pretty and well put together :love: 
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thanks :)
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:iconjai-ti:
Jai-Ti Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I love this! Especially the characters. :thumbsup:
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:iconpredaturdz:
Predaturdz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Very seldom do the comics that I come across bring a smile to my face. Well done!
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24WildHeart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
New Adventure Time Episode: Flambo and Aquarella
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:iconmusicheartartist:
musicheartartist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
This was soooooo cute I'm crying
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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TheDarknessOfLife Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok
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:iconmusicheartartist:
musicheartartist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your welcome
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TheDarknessOfLife Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ui4uiui4u
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:iconfantasygerard2000:
Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Student Artist
This deserves to be a short animated film!
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little-shining-fox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
This actually reminds me a lot of Romeo and Juliet...it's tragic, but in a good way and left me in tears of both sorrow and joy.
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MrSneakyGreat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I like this a lot
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconmrsneakygreat:
MrSneakyGreat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
No problem buddy
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EpicRandomCat115 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is too adorable and amazing NOT to favorite! :D
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Hyehallibel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waaawww i'm your fan!
thankyou for your amazing illustration! your story inspired me to make an illustration too :D thankyouu :D
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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prinnylover101 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I FOUND IT!!! I NEVER THOUGHT I'D FIND THIS COMIC AGAIN!

Just dropping by to say I like this comic...
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks :)
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geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting that you didn't get a DD for this but it's super-viral...

It's been a long time but i still love this comic!
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^

I know someone inquired about this to DA, and they told me the reason why, but I forget.
But I'm sure it was a valid reason.
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geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing its cuz popularity doesn't equal DD?
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, I guess.
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:icongeek96boolean10:
geek96boolean10 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad... you definitely deserve it.
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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ItsMapleMan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It got me started with digital art. My one true love. Hold Close is my favorite of all time!
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad my work became an inspiration for you. :)
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:iconevolutionart52:
EvolutionArt52 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I saw this comic so long ago, never knew who made it. I think it's one of the most beautiful stories I've seen and I love it soooo much!!!!
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Songorita Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
I love this little comic strip! I love your work can't wait to see more.
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stainedglass11 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional
I'm going to share this :D
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:icontotally-not-satan:
totally-not-satan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute!
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TopHatLady Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
That... is... so... sweet! I love this! ~ <3 <3
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iiRebelA Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I cried in the inside >////<  This is also adorable!!~
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juliandkim Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Dramatic Romantic O///O
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:iconmesscat:
Messcat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
o.o wow...!!!
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shadowalex3000 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME
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ihaterainfalls Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Oh my God... this is sad, but very beautiful :')
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