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Published: August 10, 2018
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So this isn't your usual "please feel better, hope this puts a smile on your face, happy happy" image.^^; But.. it at least has a heartfelt meaning. 
I was working and I kept thinking about my friend. I was also worried about her.. Fearing if it all got to be too much to handle she might do..something..bad. As I was worrying I had an idea. It felt very strong. Which may sound weird to the most of you, but sometimes I get strong feelings, I follow them. They lead me to stuff. Granted not always good stuff.. but I think even the bad things we have to go through for a reason. 
So, my idea was Ignis protecting Oreana. Not just from physical harm, but also emotional one. I'm sure it came from my own desire to keep her safe. I know there's no way anyone can keep people safe from emotional harm, but I guess with this image I just want to say.. I'm here. I've got your back. (and so does Ignis. ;) ) We'll keep you as safe as we can. :hug:

I hope you feel better soon.

(about the image.. I know bg is lame.. I wanted something dark, and I thought a black bg would be even lamer so I made this simple cave. I felt the bg didn't really matter..
Also I put them in the WoW outfits I made for them because Oreana doesn't have a 'default' outfit, so I wasn't sure what outfit to put her in otherwise. ^^; )

:rose:Credits::rose:

:damphyr:Outfits & Art (c) Ingrid Timmermans A.K.A. Coraleana.
:damphyr:Oreana (c) oreana.
:damphyr:Ignis (c) Square Enix.
:bulletred:References were used.
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aha-mccoy's avatar
wow that's amazing! those costumes are very very well done! you drew them very well. I hope he can help her. the colors are really good! awesome job Ingrid!
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you Aha :)
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welcome ^^
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AilwynRaydom|Hobbyist General Artist
this is sure an emotionall and strong artwork you got here my dear friend. I can feel what you are trying to reflect into this picture and how much your friend Oreana means to you. I think your friendly bond is wonderful and it makes me so happy you two always got each others backs. Thats so nice. You are a very good dear friend, not only because you drew something for her, but you also genuinely care for her greately. :nod: :hug:  ;)

Very nice poses and the amount of details in theor outfits and poses are very well down and been putting a lot down of effort. =) Simpler backgrounds is not always a bad idea, it brings out the character more sometimes. Simplicity is sometimes the very best :nod: 

You made a lovely work my friend :3 :hug:
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Annie. :hug:

I actually used these 'body-chan and body-kun' figures for the poses. Don't know if you know them, they are like those wooden dolls you can bend to make poses for drawing only WAAAAAAAAY better. XD; i.ebayimg.com/images/g/siAAAOS…
I agree, sometimes having a simple background brings out the characters much more.

Thank you. :D
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AilwynRaydom|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no way you own those O_O :heart: !
I always wanted to ge those so bandly myself
but they have been expensive so reacently. I 
for sure know them. I love it so much, better
than the crappy wooden once you used in school. XD
You could do nothing when them and they easy breaks. :giggle:

Aw man I wanna T_T  XDD 

Your welcome :3
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do! They weren't cheap but they're so worth it. :D You can pose them however you like, take a photo and use it as a ref. They even come with a few props.
Yeah those wooden ones are awful, they're more stiff than I am, which is saying a lot. XDD

 Maybe you can get them some day. Just keep checking on them, they might get a sale on some website.
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Protect at all cost. :)
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed! :D
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oreana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happycry: Thank you, dear.. This image is beautiful and is beyond compare, really. Everything you do always is a nice escape from reality, honestly, and gives me such a nice, lovely embrace and allows me to forget my troubles always. It's why whether in your gallery or through the stuff you've given me, I always know where to go when I need to run away from it all and try to keep myself grounded when I want to do something stupid. :heart: :hug: 

I love it--SO much. Ignis is just fantastic here! :love: As Bluenell said, you nailed him here and did him in a pose and expression I have the worst time at even imagining to draw him in! The very thought he'd be there protecting me just gives me a smile, and I just adore it. These outfits I cannot get out how beautiful they are. :heart: You really have a way with ideas when given the right inspiration. :la:

Always knowing I have you at my back is the best thought ever and makes me sit here and cry for several minutes. :happycry: Thank you, hon--you're one of the best. :huggle: Thanks for just really being here and being a friend, really. That's the best thing ever!! :hug:
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww.. :happycry: I'm very happy I can help you escape. :hug: ..we sure need that sometimes to stay sane.. XD;

Thank you very much! :D That last compliment, about having a way with ideas when given the right inspiration.. it may sound weird, but that means a lot to me. I always feel.. uncreative.. XD; So that makes it feel like I might be more creative than I realize. 

:icondragonhugplz: No problem. you were there when no one else was, in the short time I've known you you've been an actual friend and have done WAY more for me than the RL ones I had. And I'm a strong believer in the 'do on to others' thingy.. so if you give me love, you shall receive it back from me. :hug:
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:hug: That's for sure. Yours and Bughs' galleries I escape to the most just for a nice getaway feeling. It really helps me go elsewhere in my mind as you both have such flavorful worlds I can dive into. :heart: :hug:

Are you crazy?? It was because of your artwork that I wanted to try and do backgrounds better. You gave such life to something I saw as scary and intimidating. You inspired me to work harder there and I wouldn't have gotten where I have without your help and motivation! :heart: It was also because of your love to use your own character in different worlds that I decided to just keep using Oreana instead of making OCs to pair with characters I like. Not only is it easier, but it makes the connection stronger and more enjoyable for me given the closeness I have to her. =) Also that world map you made just blows my mind as do the promotional pieces you do for some of the worlds you make. It's still inspiring to see such things and say 'I want to go there'--I want to live in this world. ;) You do a lot more than you realize. :hug:

I am happy to hear that I could help in some way and I continue to in some form even when I can be at my worst. :hug: It would take a lot to really pull me away no matter what. ;) :hug: I will certainly always be here to help the best way(s) I know how and giving what love and support I can while lending an ear no matter what! :icondragonglomp: Thanks for everything. It's always a treasure and joy to consider you one of my closest friends on here.
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I do. XD; I suppose I feel that way because I see some artist be so dang awesome, not to mention come up with stuff I would have never thought about, and because I can't be that awesome I forget that the stuff I can actually make is still pretty awesome in it's own right. :)

That means a lot to me. Probably more than words could express. :') 
:hug:
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A strong artwork with a deep meaning. As some say, a picture is worth a thousand words...
I know Oreana by name and art, and I wish she'll be safe as well. It's good that she has such a caring and supporting friend like you; I'm sure she'll appreciate this incredibly nice gesture :) May she find a little ray of light even among the darkest places :heart:

(Speaking of the art in itself, it's really pretty! You nailed Ignis once again, and both the poses and outfits look great. Don't worry about the dark background, as the message matters most, and the characters are self-sufficient anyway :))
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Coraleana|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) I really hope she's able to find the light again soon. I know what it's like to dwell in darkness.. not a fun place to be.^^;

Thank you! :D
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