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[Escaflowne] ISAN / LEGACY

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「アトランチスの遺産」, means Legacy of Atlantis... I don't know, Heirs of Atlantis sounded corny to me, but that's what I was trying to say.  
My cute lil dorky starcrossed OTP. Hug Plushie - NaNo9  I will always have a soft spot for them.

I started this before Christmas, insane, I know. But then, several times, I haven't been touching it for weeks, then came back and always was like:
1 that looks like crap/ that doesn't make sense/ I need to redraw that part
2 oh shi-, but how did I shade that? How did I do *that effect*? Looks totally different when I do it now, dammit
So yeah, it frustrated me to no end. I know it's not some super detailed piece, but at my skill level it still made me many problems. But at least I finished it somehow.

This is also about as romantic as I go. See, I am a huge romance sucker secretly, it just doesn't show very often. Plus, people making out is the hardest thing to draw, I swear.

[2014 | SAI]

    :pointr: Hitomi Kanzaki & Van Fanel from Vision of Escaflowne
    :pointr: Escaflowne belongs to Sunrise; Kawamori, Akane, Yuuki and co.

How this came to be:

[Escaflowne] Legacy Progress by fayrinn 


tumblr by nyiragongo ORIGINAL POST 
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Incredibly beautiful. I'm so happy that I've found this! So many memories... *sigh* I love it! :love: :heart:
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1)Say your name 10 times 
2)Say your mom's name 5 times 
3)Say your crush's name 3 times
4)Paste this onto 4 other games
If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you don't paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS
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:heart: So pretty!
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fayrinnHobbyist General Artist
Many thanks. Hug 
bigdave42's avatar
Very nice rendering of the characters. Nice background and lighting effects, too. A question, though: what's the big gear in the background supposed to be?
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fayrinnHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! About the background, it wasn't really to be anything specific. You can see I changed it few times, as I considered several "scenes" where I would have them. I don't know how familiar you are with the series, but for example I thought about the background from the scene in ep. 26 (the dark one in the progress pic), where Hitomi realizes her feelings bound Van - that's where the ropes came from, actually - and I decided to keep them even though I changed the bg. The one I settled on was loosely based on the sky above the ruins of Atlantis you can see at the very end of the anime opening. As for the gear, I wanted to have it there because I believe it fits the series imaginery and theme (the wheel of fate, the slight touch of steampunk...). When I decided on the Atlantis sky, I decided to throw in the Atlantean script to the wheel (there are few random words I coded into the series' "Atlantean", following the chart I found in one of the artbooks). Wow, writing this made me realize just how nerdy that was... :D okay, nevermind, I enjoyed it. 

Let's just say it is a ruin of some ancient Atlantean structure of unknown purpose... a clockwork, a sundial, a decoration or something else - maybe some archaeologist could say :D No, honestly, I'm not thinking too deep into the stuff as I draw it. But your comment made me a bit and that's always a good thing! And sorry for the long reply!
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Wow! Just wow. I'm pretty speechless and that normally takes a lot. It almost feels like intruding on a very tender moment. The details and shading are just right that every time I look at it I notice something different that I love. First it was the almost metallic Atlantian writing. Then it was the Van's hand gently caressed Hitomi's hair. I think that I have settled on the amazing detail and shading of their hair and the way it mingles together. It almost seems like down to the last strand of hair they are connected and want never to be separated. Super Sweet. 
Please keep up the amazing work. I know how frustrating it can be, but it is totally worth it.
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Haha, you are so awesome for noticing practically all the details I wanted the people to notice. Heart La After looking at one pic for such a long time, it really starts to lose its appeal, I begin to notice the flaws and doubt myself. That's why comments like yours really mean a lot to me.
Thank you! 
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DYING this is so beautiful *T___T* thank you! 
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fayrinnHobbyist General Artist
Let me hug you!Let me love yous plzLet me hug you! 
Well, I'm speechless... thank you, Duna! Bear Emoji-33 (Sad) [V2]
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I love this piece of fanart. For these two and their youthful love, I think it fits that they are not making out. They had to go through all that to feel what they did, then when it came to a head in admitting it, it was all hugs and priotities to end the war. I just love this!
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Thank you for your meaningful comment! Making out was never planned for this one in particular, I meant I sucked at it in general. I always wanted to draw them like this (forehead to forehead). I think it fits them better, as you said... they are not exactly the ones for cheesy dramatic words or passionate gestures Meow :3 Bear Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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So much love expressed between us  :heart:
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fayrinnHobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that was what I was trying for... but it sure is hard :)
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Hitomi's expression is so beautiful. le sigh
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fayrinnHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I have changed it few times actually, and am still not entirely satisfied Sweatdrop...  I am planning to upload some sort of progress pic for this, where all the previous versions will be shown.

Anyways, thank you for your comment, I'm very glad that you like it (and the other pic) :love: 
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Beautiful work of art!Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Eyes) [V6] Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Double Peace) [V6] 
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fayrinnHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Hug 
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