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This could qualify as a spoiler of sorts, but I'm honestly liking the picture too much to not care about that. Already I'm seeing bits ...

ZAWW - Ghost Train by Ryuyujin

The artwork is simple, yet efffective- you can picture the flakes of rust on the train or hear the whistle of the wind as it chugs past...

Korrasami lineless by Jennawynn

I've seen quite a few cuddling poses with Korra and Asami done before, but I like how cozy and relaxed they both look! And the lineless...

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This could qualify as a spoiler of sorts, but I'm honestly liking the picture too much to not care about that. Already I'm seeing bits of personality in the expressions and appearance- the 'prince' (already calling them that, heh) looks wistful or bored, while their clothing is that of an aristocrat- stiff-collared, expensive, the gloves are a nice touch... They must've been exercising from a young age to get that kind of muscle tone and firmness.
The woman has as more roguish appearance, though the skirt and silk pants might be useful to a thief so she'd be able to run easily. She's a little softer, and her expression has a kind of playfulness to it.
It's a good technique to figure out how clothing sits on a character, and their presentation to the audience as the creator sees it. Can't wait to see the finished product!
ZAWW - Ghost Train by Ryuyujin
The artwork is simple, yet efffective- you can picture the flakes of rust on the train or hear the whistle of the wind as it chugs past. I like how the 'old-timey' feeling makes you think of autumn or hot summers, when the leaves are at their most blustery. It may not be that creepy or frightening, but there is a wistfulness about it that pairs nicely with the title. I admit the first thing I thought of when I read the title was the song by Gorillaz, but that might not be what was intended. But I do enjoy the artwork. All in all, it's a solid, good picture.
Korrasami lineless by Jennawynn
I've seen quite a few cuddling poses with Korra and Asami done before, but I like how cozy and relaxed they both look!
And the lineless look is so different from other art I've seen from Jennawynn, but it works very well. If I had to critique it, it would be to improve the sketches of the hands, which can be difficult even for an advanced artist. And the shading is a little confusing, as to where the light source is coming from, but I like the light and warm blue in the background and setting.
All in all, I really do like this picture!

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Jay
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United States
Current Residence: OMG I moved back in with my parents... -_-;
Favorite genre of music: I have to pick one?!
Favorite book: Once again... too many options!
Operating System: HP (My laptop) Dell (Work computer) Wordpad and Notepad are my tools...
MP3 player of choice: Got a new iPod... and the hold button is broken. X_d
Favorite cartoon character: WAY Too many to name!
Current Quote: “The Mouser sighed. The moment had come, he knew, as it always did, when outward circumstances and inner urges commanded an act, when curiosity and fascination tipped the scale of caution, when the lure of a vision and an adventure became so great and deep-hooking that he must respond to it or have his inmost self-respect eaten away.”
― Fritz Leiber, Swords in the Mist
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I discovered 'Revolutionary Girl Utena' when I was in high school. I didn't quite know what to make of it, except that the cover showed two women embracing- one of which had vibrant pink hair, the other having purple hair. There were screenshots of sword fights, intimate scenes, and the box set was the first thirteen episodes and the movie, all marked down to 25 percent. 

So, I decided to check it out. 

Utena Tenjou is one of the best examples of the 'female Prince' characters I've ever seen. The girls at Ohtori Academy marvel over her and they fangirl (which is pretty hilarious). She has her own best friend/playful flirt in Wakaba- when Wakaba is publically humiliated over a letter she sent in confidence to one of the school's elite students, Utena's sense of justice and anger on behalf of her friend cause her to confront her tormentor, Saionji, and after he assaults a girl that Utena sees watering flowers in the rose garden- her first sight of Anthy Himemaya is definitely noteworthy in the series and in canon. 

The symbolism in the entire series and the movie is mind-boggling. There are symbols within symbols, with hidden meanings all over the place. 

But what becomes evident is the friendship and later on, love that evolves between Utena and Anthy. While the Student Council all at some point has custody of Anthy as the 'Rose Bride', it is Utena who wants to release Anthy from this incarceration. But things only become more convoluted and complicated, going into themes of murder, incest, and destruction. 

Utena keeps picking herself up, over and over again to confront the upperclassmen, her own trials and demands of school, life, and her own realization of her feelings and conflicts. She is torn in her decision-making, but strong willed enough to do what needs to be done. 

The movie only reinforced this... and the scene at the end was, to me, intensely satisifying. 

I hope to finish the entire series one day, and I am only two seasons into it. But Utena will remain one of my favorite characters. 
  • Listening to: The Thrilling Adventure Hour
  • Reading: Sword of the Guardian
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Playing: Runescape
  • Eating: Srevotfel (leftovers backwards)
  • Drinking: Water

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simbalm Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm Famous Stamp by Khrinx thanks!
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torchickn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!! Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 

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simbalm Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist

Thanks so much for :+devwatch:ing! Stay awesome =p!

Everyone Loves Me Stamp by Khrinx
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Limerry Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! ♥♥
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thanks for the watch :happybounce: 
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Acillus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student General Artist

Hello! Thanks for the :+devwatch:! :hug:

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Thank you for the :+fav:
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TakaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!  Rocket 
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DeusArtMachina Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for favouriting my Death and Carmen Sandiego pictures as well as the DevWatch! :D
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