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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~
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:iconbeadfanime:
BeadFanime Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG SO EMOTIONAL
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:iconmemedic:
Memedic Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Reminded me the sole reason why this universe exists: Love.
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:iconfishgutsconquersall:
fishgutsconquersall Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Student General Artist
aaaaannd... eyeball-waterfall.
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:iconnelun:
NELUN Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My heart just melted
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconargentstonecutter:
argentstonecutter Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
I've been looking for this since these two showed up as an ad for www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryFeel… - I wish they credited their banner ad.

Very nice.
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconmajiwan:
Majiwan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017

It's too sad to see this ...

This work is really emotional!!!!

I think you are a great artist.

I did not join this site.
But I wanted to express my gratitude to you.
So I joined this site.

I want to see this cartoon again.

I will always come to see your work. ^ _ ^
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you so much! :love:
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:icontron1112:
tron1112 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
If anyone has ever seen the anamation "Alight"
You will probably link these two.
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:iconelragno:
elragno Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2017
12/04/17  2:52p   Deviant Art    Ingrid Tan  "Hold  Close''   Fire and Water
Ingrid Tan: Just Found your Work on Pinterest 
through The Meta Picture.com
I know you  don't feel  satisfied with the finished 
project until the piece was Seen  again
by yourself and by other people!
You have a different attitude and accept the
creation that you made!
How would  you feel if you had wanted to do
this project and didn't.
What if you had started  the piece but never  finished!
Not a Good outcome. 
Your piece  takes many a viewing to take it
all in and I like the piece w/o
the Dialogue  and Bubbles. 
Luck
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconthat-one-bean:
That-One-Bean Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I-it's so sad yet so beautiful
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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:iconthat-one-bean:
That-One-Bean Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
(; no problem <3
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:iconhimawaripencil:
himawaripencil Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is co cute! Bunny Emoji-42 (Awww) [V2]  I nearly teared up!!!! AWWWIEEE!!! :owww-cute: :owww-cute: :owww-cute: 
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconluketheripper:
LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So... beautiful... 8D
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconluketheripper:
LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure 83
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:iconneodymium-oganesson:
Neodymium-Oganesson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been looking for this for over four years, ever since I found it on a meme website, and all it took was a simple google search. I love it!
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Amazing job!
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconsofakingfox:
sofakingfox Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
I first saw this back in 2012.  Still so beatiful and moving.  How do I connect with you?  I got a question.
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You can send me a note here in DA, or you can just drop me an email at ingridtanart@gmail.com :)
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:icononeheartforever:
OneHeartforever Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconpixylin:
Pixylin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is unbelievably emotional! I loved it! ♥
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconseeun402:
SeEun402 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so sweet and sad, but happy at the end. *cries*
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconfishyawesomeness:
fishyawesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww its so sad yet so heartwarming Hug makes me wanna hug someone
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:iconingridtan:
IngridTan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you :hug:
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:iconsmspider:
smspider Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  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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:iconingridtan:
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 General 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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