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Apple Family 1978

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Apple I-tan, the kindly matriarch figure of the classic Apple family and her two eldest daughters.

During this time, she was around to care for and teach her daughters valuable lessons and succeed in life, and was still determined to even though her health began to decline by then, paralleling that in 1978, many of the 200 Apple I units ever made were traded in for an Apple II and destroyed.

Apple II-tan was already becoming the breadwinner of the family. The Apple III's development started in 1978, so III-tan appears as a small child, who was then bright-eyed and eager to make her public debut in 1980...
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BellaCieloHobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, what a heartwarming family portrait! Apple I-sama is looking classy and beautiful and ][-tan and ///-tan are positively adorable too.

But it's very melancholy at the same time, since... well... you know... :(

I really like these traditional images you've been uploading lately, keep up the good work. ^^
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Thanks! Apple I-tan looks very elegant for a hippie, doesn't she? :)

Yup, and I intended for this to be bittersweet, which would naturally happen, showing Apple I-tan with her family, including a cheerful III-tan! And If it weren't for I-tan's early death, III-tan and Lisa-tan might have been a lot better off in their early years! :(

These traditional images are harder for me to draw, but I really liked how this turned out (glad you do too!) and hope to draw more historical OS-tan pics in this style.
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Yes, she does. ^^b

Being a sapaholic, I love the bittersweetness that only the vintage OS-tans can provide. :la: I do wonder how III-tan and Lisa would've turned out had I-tan lived... probably wouldn't have the abandonment issues that they do. :\

Traditional art can be more difficult (what with the lack of undo-button and all), but it's also easier in some ways... I've always liked the direct hand-to-paper contact that traditional art provides. ^^' Historical OS-tans are the shizz, I hope we see more drawings like this from you in the future... :D
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If Apple I-tan lived, Lisa-tan would be more well-adjusted. Sure, she'd still be spoiled and have sibling rivalries because of her upbringing, but would have been able to spend more time with I-tan, cope with her problems better and more quickly.

III-tan might not have turned so unstable.

Traditional art is especially hard when it comes to getting proportions and height differences just right, but even when it comes to most of my vector works, they are traced from a quickly-drawn pencil sketch.
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So she wouldn't be as emotionally damaged as she is today. :(

No pyromania, eh? ^^;

Yeah, big "structural" problems are a lot harder to fix in traditional art. In vector art, things like proportion and scale issues can be fixed with a few clicks of a mouse. ^^'
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I like Apple II-tan's necklace! That's a nice touch. x3
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Thanks! :) But that's actually just an apple pattern on her dress collar, but after Apple I-tan's death, II-tan gets an apple-shaped locket in memory of her.
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Aww... They look so happy here. Especially III-tan. It feels a bit sad to see this now and know what the very near future would hold for her...
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Thanks! It is bittersweet, since none of them expected what would happen just a year later: Lisa-tan being born, III-tan's rivalry with her, Apple I-tan's death taking an emotional toll on both. And that's just the beginning!

And III-tan today knows that she can never return to her early days of childhood innocence. :(
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