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TLKFAA Gift Art by Akril15 TLKFAA Gift Art by Akril15
A long-overdue bit of “threefold” gift art for three artists from TLKFAA that I have known for some time.

SpiritWolf77 - Not only a wonderful artist, but incredibly understanding, level-headed, wise and knowledgeable about all manner of subjects as well. You will never have the last word in a debate with her. I’ve seldom (if ever) spoken directly to her, but I’ve admired her from afar, and board moderators like her don't often get the credit they deserve.

Serge Stiles - I remember drawing a few of her characters a long time ago and thinking, “Woah, these guys are different”. She’s always been nice to me – even going as far as asking whether she could create a character with extra toes for fear of copying Vidole’s look (pshaw -- I didn’t create polydactylism, so why would I throw a hissy fit if someone else made an extra-toed character?).

We haven’t talked much since then, but I’ve come to realize that she and I seem to share a few fairly obscure interests (Sierra games, Robert Sheckley), which seems to be pretty much all we have in common (the first time I heard the phrase “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” was in a speak-song by ZBS’s the Android Sisters), but that’s all right by me.

“Shuvuuia” - A lot of you know this birdie by a different name, but in the interest of keeping her identity her a secret, I won’t mention it. She has been one of the most amazing new TLK artists I’ve encountered. How often do you see a new artist on TLKFAA that uploads huge amounts of decent-quality art, all of which is CANON? Once in a blue moon would be way too often. She explores unexplored artistic avenues while keeping within the realms of on-topicness, and it’s amazing what she comes up with. Like a lot of my most adored (and envied) artists, she is quite insightful and intelligent as well.
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shuvuuia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
I've been really depressed during this whole day for some unknown reason, but seeing this picture cheered me up so much :) Such a lovely surprise to get a picture from you, especially since you are a massive source of inspiration to me, and knowledge that you like my art means a lot to me.
I haven't been watching DA that much lately, at the moment there are on my DevWatch a bit more than 150 deviations that I haven't checked out. But I always go check out when you've submitted something new; you always have fresh, interesting image ideas.

I may sound really crazy now, but sometimes I feel like you're some kind of counterpart of mine, lost in another continent. You've just often had similar interests as me, or similar ways to think about issues, and I feel some kind of odd kinship with you.

Thank you for the surprise picture :) And cool to see the two other people in it too. I don't know Serge too well but I know she's been fun to have around in Sketcher and Gabbly. And Spiritwolf has to deal with so much crap often; people complaining if Lilymud modding is too slack, and people complaining if the modding is too strict. So it's good to see her getting some recognition too.

"We haven’t talked much sense then"
This part got my attention, and I was wondering if you really meant "sense" or "since". :)

(BTW, the last link in your signature looks broken to me)
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
You're welcome! I don't do as much gift art as I used to do, but I occaisionally try to draw something for artists that I feel really deserve recognition.

Regarding your last two corrections: Blah, I'm making so many mistakes this week. I thought I fixed that link in my signature weeks ago. It should work now. I also fixed the "sense" mistake.
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spiritwolf77 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Oh wow, thank you so much Akril! This is awesome! I've always loved your TLK art and concepts so I'm quite flattered. :)

Didn't know you had a DA gallery (thanks to Serge for pointing me over here) so I'm watching you now.
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
Thank you! I'm sorry for not commenting on your DA page sooner. I've admired both you and your art for years.
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Serge-Stiles Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! I was looking through the new arts, and alla sudden I see Serge and I was like... GLEE! n.n! Outloud! XD And in awesome Akril-style! SWEET. I haven't gotten Akril art in such a long time, now I'm so happy. n.n You drew for me Molohti and Latitude, I believe, a while back... I still have the picture. n.n I remember... LOL, I remember when I was like, "They're too far apart!" and had you put them closer. Now that I look back, I'm like... Um. It was fine. XD

This was such a pleasant surprise, thank you so much! Serge looks wicked awesome in this style, you got her accurate, which some people have trouble doing. XD

I suppose I asked since, you know, a lot of people at TLKFAA are like... "I DID IT FIRST." and all that jazz. I guess I was just used to that, but I do have a character with an extra claw, but nothing as extraordinary as the amount of toes that Vidole has! I guess I just want to draw a lot of toes, and if I want to do that, I might as well just draw Vidole! XD

You're actually the only other person I know that is still really into Sierra games other than my father and my brother. Mostly me and my dad, though, we just adore Sierra games and quote them and play them all the time and point out things in real life that remind us of them. I mean, it's not just limited to Sierra, we also love Philips, Trilobyte, LucasArts, Dreamcatcher, Westwood, The Adventure Company... a new one called Nucleosys... It's a bonding interest that me and my dad have which is why these sorts of games are such a love of mine. n.n Nothing like getting a new game and playing it with my dad all the way through until we're done.

Thank you so much for this wonderful surprise, it made my day, and started my three day weekend off to a very bright and happy start! n.n! It'd be awesome if we could talk and exchange art more often.

Thank you so much! n.n! I love it! <3
Our expressions are cute, yet SASSY! XD
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Serge-Stiles Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! I was looking through the new arts, and alla sudden I see Serge and I was like... GLEE! n.n! Outloud! XD And in awesome Akril-style! SWEET. I haven't gotten Akril art in such a long time, now I'm so happy. n.n You drew for me Molohti and Latitude, I believe, a while back... I still have the picture. n.n I remember... LOL, I remember when I was like, "They're too far apart!" and had you put them closer. Now that I look back, I'm like... Um. It was fine. XD

This was such a pleasant surprise, thank you so much! Serge looks wicked awesome in this style, you got her accurate, which some people have trouble doing. XD

I suppose I asked since, you know, a lot of people at TLKFAA are like... "I DID IT FIRST." and all that jazz. I guess I was just used to that, but I do have a character with an extra claw, but nothing as extraordinary as the amount of toes that Vidole has! I guess I just want to draw a lot of toes, and if I want to do that, I might as well just draw Vidole! XD

You're actually the only other person I know that is still really into Sierra games other than my father and my brother. Mostly me and my dad, though, we just adore Sierra games and quote them and play them all the time and point out things in real life that remind us of them. I mean, it's not just limited to Sierra, we also love Philips, Trilobyte, LucasArts, Dreamcatcher, Westwood, The Adventure Company... a new one called Nucleosys... It's a bonding interest that me and my dad have which is why these sorts of games are such a love of mine. n.n Nothing like getting a new game and playing it with my dad all the way through until we're done.

Thank you so much for this wonderful surprise, it made my day, and started my three day weekend off to a very bright and happy start! n.n! It'd be awesome if we could talk and exchange art more often.

Thank you so much! n.n! I love it! <3
Our expressions are cute, yet SASSY! XD
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
You are very welcome! It was fun doing this picture, and it gave me another chance to experiment with shading styles in the neverending search for one that doesn't stink. (Akril-style? Wow...)

It's great to get to know another person who loves adventure games so passionately. I think I know only one person in real life who enjoys them, and he's moved away (he was the one who finally convinced me to play the Monkey Island games).

And yeah, if you want to talk to me about adventure games or anything else, feel free to.
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Serge-Stiles Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear. :| I guess I attempted a comment at the same time it was in read-only mode, and ended up refreshing a few times. So sorry! x.x
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