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Fisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumei


More drawings for my future graphic novel, Fisheye Placebo :D This is Frey playing the electric violin. It's plugged into his headphones and silent to the rest of the world. He does when he needs to plan out the next strategy to fight against a totalitarian regime.

You can see the violin design here

The background words say "WAR IS WAR" on repeat. This phrase is traditionally used as an excuse for extreme war time cruelty. It's essentially saying "war is meant to be cruel so that's what you get." Although Fisheye Placebo will be more about cyber warfare, I think the war time mentality can still apply and can cause extreme psychology damage to those involved.

Frey is silently playing the violin on the outside, but a war is ranging on the inside.

More Fisheye Placebo art:


Drawn in Paint tool SAI, edited in Photoshop.
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ThatOddYoutuber1 Featured By Owner 28 minutes ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photo reminds me of Jem from Clockwork Angel, the amount of grace he seems to have with said violin.
NoHeart-Walls Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Vanna1994 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
THis looks amazing!
nothingrhymeswithme Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HAVE THAT VIOLIN!!!! EEEE :D mine is purple! (although it isn't silent, they're actually quite noisy - just sounds like a muffled regular violin) when unplugged just an FYI in case you're featuring it in a scene and want realism)

I love your art, it's so inspired and the colours you choose are so vivid and beautiful
Scared2dream Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Is Vance based off of Lindsey Stirling?
Their violins bear some resemblance.

It's not my place to judge, but you art is very moving, powerful!
I like your approach.  Don't ever let anyone stop you from painting the truth!  Promise?
fnafspirithorse Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
your art is so beautiful, i love your talent, and you make everything so detailed, what i'm trying to say is that, your very talented.excited happy 
ToutLeMondeDessine Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Awesome ! I really love him !
ChimamireNoShimo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  New member
How do you pronounce his name? Free? Frai?
LozzDragon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
OMG the talent and skill, i.. LOOOOOVE THIS SOOO MUCH!!! 
the light and technique is just so skilled Awsome job XDDD
WishingInTheRain Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2015  New member
This looks amazing, oh my god.
aluina Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  New member
-hugs frey- Why so adorable? -glances at notebook filled with frey drawings- .... -sigh-
Souchie-kun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I couldn't help but think of the song "Concrete Eden" by electric violinist Ed Alleyne-Johnson. He mixes regular electric violin and distortion and other effect pedals usually used for the guitar.
WildStory Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Before I read the description, I thought the background said 'This is war' And I thought about the song 'This is War' by 30 seconds to mars. Then I read the description and you gave the answer.

But true that. War is war.
AkameZ16 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks Amazing!!! I also play the violin!!
KaoruArt14 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy ;_______; Its so beautiful ;-;
Barbierian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Really love the design and character here! <3
KaomojiKitten Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frey I want your babies.
sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That's exactly what I was thinking.....
LucysHeart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is just too much im done i have to read this book!!! can someone post amazon link or something?
hikaru-MMF Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so inspirational!! I read a few of your posts and they brought tears to my eyes. You are amazing. I love your art and the messages that you try to bring out behind them. They are so deep and rang true to the core of my heart. I feel very deeply connected to your characters. 
Ee-ko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing~ Although if you want people to buy the print (I definitely would if only I could afford it ;-;) I suggest you don't provide a download of it.... ;) Unless the print and download were two diff things (because idk much about prints and downloads on dA)
AlexandraGuizado Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
the violin is really cool and interesting!!!!!
OpheliasEchoRemains Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly I have tears in the eyes, because of the art and the text you wrote.
I'm a survivor of the Bosnian War and this reminds me of one of a fellow countryman called Vedran Smajlović.
He's known as the Cellist of Sarajevo. During the war, he was playing cello in public to honor victims of the war and at funerals despite the danger he was in.
KatouMiwa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't be the only one who did a double-take triple-take QUADRUPLE-TAKEB.A.P Emoticon#45 , and was all:
"Man... NO ONE at my school is this hawt..." Tamako Crying Icon 

Zanjirou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I wanna Cry... This is sooo beautiful! Love it
IDontKnowWhyBut Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool! Love your style Love 
Eminavel Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am the only one who found that Frey really looks like a girl with those clothes? 
Hikari-chan23 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is great! As a viola player I really like seeing stuff like this. Thank you for drawing this. Btw my sister whiterose says "Hi!"
MisakiOokami Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have to look at it again and again and again and again, because it's so damn beautiful...!
vizard25 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I love this. One day I wish to learn the violin. And every string instrument that exist. But especially the violin. Beautiful workk.
chibihyu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
esta muy el personaje *-* 
ShawnHeaytherly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
This is incredible....
KuroSplash Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this character *-* good job! (:
XAnimelovesanX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Pinkster7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Luckyducky12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! this isnt just good this is an inspiration!!!
Onikage108 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
NH2U Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wiat your the artist of fisheye placebo. . . . (mouth wide open)  . . . . .OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I LOVE THAT STORY AND NOW I FOUND THE ARTIST ON DA (mind blown  . . .  i'm stupid -w-)
Cupcake08Animator Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You play violin honey? I can totally feel the beat, aura and emotion youre trying to portray. Nice!
SELT0N Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shock Emote  AMAZING!!!! :omg-whut: 
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Do I have to use the mention thingy if I draw fanart of him?
maxibon123 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cool, perfect. I love it ^^
Frey looks exactly like I imagine Jem, from the mortal instruments, and he also play the violin
the-Kimber Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I absolutely love your style! I've seen many different kinds and yours is by far one of my favorites.
MonochromePanda2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I really love the concept of your story and the art is amazing! Plus, Frey's kinda sexy
DirectorTitan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Simply amazing and mesmerizing! What a cool violin player! :D
Momoriin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
K-kakkui :iconcomeoverhereplz:
N-Fotography Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Akatsuki-Kuchiki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
So Beautiful!
BLUE-RED-BEelzebub Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student
so great!
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