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Time's Apprentice Cover Art by Atrieisan Time's Apprentice Cover Art by Atrieisan
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The image is based off a story that's been running through my head for a while now, though it's been subject to change over and over again. Whether or not this story will actually hit fanfiction or not really depends on if it mentally unfolds into anything really interesting.

The story started off simple, such as the description given in the previous posting: [link]


Time's Apprentice--

Clockwork; all knowing master of time, plays witness to a future even he had not expected to see within his "looking glass," his own. A future that cannot be changed, no matter what sort of meddling he may try. An end of time itself, his own death at the hands of some unseen force that would eventually unravel the very essence of both the Ghost and Human realm without his power to stop it.
Taking heed to his own warning, Clockwork turns towards finding a spirit capable of learning and upholding the strands of time. Yet no other canidate seems capable of the strength and mindset for the job than the young, distrought, fifteen year old Danny Fenton/Phantom, whom has just lost his family from the explosion at the Nasty Burger no less!
Will Clockwork be able to convince the boy to take on the duty of guardian of time itself before it runs out on them?

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The above concept that changed, follows along the mixing of the other story, My Phantom's Keeper. Which I won't get too elaborate on except for the fact that there are changes to many of the characters involved. Including the main factors involving Danny's character, since this WIP is darker and meant for an older audience than the original show. (More or less taking a series ment for kids between 7 and 12 and turning it into something for 16+)

Overall the revamp to Danny's character is more or less like this:

He not a half ghost. But a spiritual entity known as a Spirit Eater, or Phantasm. Taken under Clockwork's wing as an apprentice. Danny studies through spirit lore and the mysteries surrounding time as he travels and learns to adapt to being one of the Spirit World's 'top' predators, whether he likes it or not.

More or less the phantasm design which started off as a simple quirk idea, has slowly developed into it's own genre as well as species of sorts. I intend to elaborate on it in detail later.

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The image above is by far one of the longest worked on images I have ever done. Out of my entire portfolio, this image has taken me over five days working on this here and there. Well over 30 hours total and more than 120 layers!

I Originally had no intention of coloring this. Simply because I absolutely loathe backgrounds.... But for some reason this has perked enough interest for me to rise to the challange and create the "cover art" for this story. (If I get around to writing it. At the rate things are going, this is highly possible. )
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:iconinginuyasha:
inginuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I love the detail in this ^_^ awesome job
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:iconwildstory:
WildStory Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know the saying 'A Picture Paints A Thousand Words'? Heres the example :D
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Alster97 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! It has so much character and feel to it! 
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Licht-Drache-122 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Awww!!!! So cute and Danny sleeping like a Baby. :heart:
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ags342 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaawww... Danny fell asleep reading a book. How adorable! :meow:
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crimsonmoonwolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think there should be a way to double favorite things like this.
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:iconfaeyriewings:
Faeyriewings Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!
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Giantcritic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dang! 120 layers??!?!? I cant even handle 3 so im amazed at how good you are at keeping track of layers and keeping them in the right order of which is on top <3 lovely picture and marvelous job~
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bunnystar16 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Love the pic!
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:icontwilicuckoo:
TwiliCuckoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
So cool!
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:iconthe-grey-panther:
The-Grey-Panther Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Danny's so cute!

I like the background. Somehow, the forest looks...ethereal.
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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I'm glad to see it doesn't look like some regular old forest. :)
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TheEvilAngel724 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute
Love the way he's sleeping
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Cat-Fishy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This took 5 days, 30 hours, and 120 layers? Normally I would say that's overkill, but in this case the effort you put in really shows in the quality. I am envious of your shading abilities.
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Atrieisan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-rubs back of head- aww shucks. It's not that good. I had to go back in with a multiply layer in order to touch up the shading.
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AkaChibi13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Such a nice, pleasant scene! xD
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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yush! Snoozing in the woods.
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vampirefrootloopsrul Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
is this a fic?
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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a comic fic. Link to the comic is in the description
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:iconvampirefrootloopsrul:
vampirefrootloopsrul Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I found it! And loved it! And want more!
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:iconkrazii1331:
krazii1331 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute.
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:iconmysticakez:
mysticakez Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Love it!
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Kinetic-duet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A nicely composed picture! I love it!
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dgLari Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow really nice job on the composition! I really like it! :)
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XxSassersxX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Just noticed the difference in the detail of the staff: very nice touch. I like your design better than the show's
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Atrieisan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Backgrounds are more than just a pain! DX

And yay! I was trying to still keep that clockwork feel and yet give it a more stylized, elegant sort of feel. Kind of that mystery feel, but still stable enough that it looks liek it could give someone a good whack. Poor Danny gets a few of those when he agitates the timekeeper. =~=;
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XxSassersxX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
It definitely looks like it'd hurt :iconomgdannyphantomplz: poor kid.
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Atrieisan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's a strong kid thankfully. o.e :icondonnypls: :iconclickwarkplz:
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XxSassersxX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the contrast of the colors =D And I know where you're getting at with loathing backgrounds; they can be a pain now, can't they? ;)
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StarSongs Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, nicely done!!
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Az-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
Really beautiful image you did here. Truly beautiful.
What I love the most is the way you colored it
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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Color is a biatch sometimes. <<
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:iconaz-the-dragon:
Az-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
Yet it came out really well in this. I'm glad you decided to color it
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KellyJoy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This is awesomely beautiful, and I love the use of color. I've always enjoyed the relationship between Clockwork and Danny. It certainly opens up a host of story ideas, and I look forward to reading your comic too! :)
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Atrieisan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is quite an interesting relationship isn't it? The comic takes a slightly different approach to the whole thing, but I can't wait to see how things develop myself. One thing's for certain, Clockwork is far from sugar and spice. <<
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HeavensDawn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Dat outfit. There is so much detail in this picture! 120 layers @-@"
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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I luv that outfit design on him. It gives him that badass teen look while still appearing somewhat like the original. But who doesn't love hoodie-vests and ruffle rim gloves? :D
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HeavensDawn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
True that :icondatassplz:
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TheTornWeaver Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This image is truly beautiful, it just popped up on my tumblr dash and I fell in absolute love with it.
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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yays. Another one of my images hits tumbler. -flails-
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TheTornWeaver Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I'm not sure if that's sarcastic or not.
If it makes you feel any better, they've still got your signature on it and it's fully referenced and linked back to your dA.
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Atrieisan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't being rude about it at all. lol It makes me hyper and excited to know my work is showing up on tumbler. It means that people approve of it.
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TheTornWeaver Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, that's all good. I've just heard a lot of people get really antsy when their art is on tumblr.
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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering I make sure I sign my pieces, I don't have much to be antsy about.
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heartcarvedofsilver Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant even

i am so excited.

this story.

amg

ohmygoshcaps.

wherareyou.

Oh yesh.

They humbly withered away after witnessing this spectacular...piece of...amazingness.

It's just so amazing.

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:iconatrieisan:
Atrieisan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. Thank you.

I'm glad you approve of the piece. It took forever. I am in the middle of working out storyline, so we'll see how far it goes. If I can keep my inspiration I'll definetly post it.

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heartcarvedofsilver Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsupertighthugplz:

You bettah post it! :icondslapplz: I am so excited for more beautiness I am about to explode! :iconexplodelaplz:

It took forever, you say? I can see why. The quality is just..so...:iconiloveitplz:

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DB-KT Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This. Is. Epic!
The picture, the story...man I'm so hyped right now!!!

120 Layers?!!!? I would've gave up a long time ago! Me, being impatient and all...

But still, awesome job!!!
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Atrieisan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There were a couple of times I was ready to give up on it. Especially when I screwed up my layering on the lineart... -.-; I wound up putting clockworks line art on the sketch layer... so much redrawing.. DX
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DB-KT Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
i feel your pain. the whole messing up the layers and stuff...ugh...

but all your hard work has paid off! ^^
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