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Dearly beloved rose.
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Published: January 10, 2018
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I've been wanting to make a fanart for the manga series Requiem of the Rose King by Aya Kanno. My friend let me borrow the first two volumes and I was hooked. The art style is absolutely gorgeous as well, which is an added bonus. The manga itself is inspired by the Shakespeare work Richard III, with a some creative liberties added in. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the historical genre.

Anyway, I absolutely adore these two and wanted to draw an artwork of them together. The dark haired character is Richard of York, the protagonist. The blonde guy is Henry of Lancaster and he's so dang precious

Paper texture: old paper stock 02
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KehXKeova's avatar
KehXKeova|Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely amazing!! :w00t!:
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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KehXKeova|Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!! :glomp:
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AsiMakri|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these two!!!!!! Do read the rest of the volumes too, they're shockilngly good!!!!!! (and cruel as well :( ) :love: :love: :love: Amazing artwork,congratulations!!!! :love: :love:
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Yes!! My bestie got me some more volumes for my bday. I can't wait to read them (and also dreading what will happen next D:)
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AsiMakri|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's great!!!! Hope you'll like the story so far :) (and yes do be prepared of what's to come...:P :( :'( )
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I want to read this series! *------*
This is looking stunning, it would be a perfect cover picture and I'm sure many people gonna check it out after seeing this! > 3 < ♥
I love the contradicting characters ( they don't exactly look like opposites, but rivals maybe ~? ) and the way you drew the roses! *^* ♥
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! I hope it can inspire at least one person to check out the series. Historical manga rarely seems as popular, and this is definitely a hidden gem!
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ViviMaki|Student Digital Artist
So beautiful!
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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LynIllust|Professional Digital Artist
cool and great contrast! specially the roses! looks so beauty!
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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LynIllust|Professional Digital Artist
welcome :D!
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Naiko-teki|Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Skunkyfly|Hobbyist General Artist
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much!! :iconaawplz:
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Shiranova| General Artist
Such lovely profiles! I especially love the expression of Henry. The overal card-look is great as well and suits your style. ovo
And you're right, the manga looks indeed gorgeous! All those historically inaccurate costumes, though//shrivels up on the inside
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to hear that~ the card look was a fun little experiment.
Hahaha I bet. Especially Edward Lancaster's outfit, it looks straight out of a JRPG or something haha
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Emphasis-Lest|Student Digital Artist
you draw roses so good;;;; ★ this is so lovely, and the composition especially is really eye catching and pretty <3
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Gotta draw all the flowers~
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fuu-chicolette|Hobbyist General Artist
they both look so handsome in your style aa
The composition and your distinctive stained glass coloring make this is a very stunning piece. I particularly like how the light hits the red roses! so beautiful<3
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longestdistance|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much~ I'm glad you like the roses! I'm quite happy with the result, myself :happybounce:
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Amethyst-Phoenixx|Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooooo AMAZING!Heart Love Heart Love Heart Love 
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