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Aspiring comic artist and illustrator, looking for work.

Personal Quote: The goal is always to get a little better every time you draw.

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You're welcome. :)

Ah - I thought those marks reminded me of something; the cheetah really does have a distinct tear marking. I think trying it in brown, and a bit thinner, might work well. Perhaps dry-brushing it over the gold?
Gold Sun Lion Mask
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

This is quite an excellent mask, both in concept and excecution. You've got the likeness of the lion down very well.

While the idea of a lion representing the sun in some way is by no means new (many other artists have made the connection between the sun's rays and the mane of a lion), this is a very good version of the idea.

The mane transforming into rays is very well done - at first glance, it looks as though it's simply a lion with a very curly mane, but on closer inspection, it's easy to see the sun motif. No strand of hair or ray seems out of place or overworked (and honestly, I kind of like how in this picture, the gap between the top two rays kind of looks like a heart, at least when I squint).

The colours are well-chosen. I really like the way you've made the white details fade into the gold; the colours are clear enough that none of them get lost, but flow into each other very well.

The only part I can see that disturbs the overall impression is the thick black line running from the corner of the eye down to the bottom of the mask. I actually searched for photographs of lions to see whether or not they had such a line (I know you do quite a bit of research with some of your masks), and while some pictures showed a distinct marking, it was not this distinct, and certainly not black.

My point is that it is a very sharp contrast to the rest of the mask, and kind of throws me off a bit. It would probably not bother me as much if I could see the mask straight on - thus seeing both sides of the nose - but compared to the rest of the colours, it looks a bit.... too heavy.
Gold Sun Lion Mask
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You and Me 9: This Tornado Loves You
Yes. The male student - Shin - certainly wishes it wasn't, but even HE spends a lot of time not knowing that he likes her, and IIRC, they only kiss, like, *once*, and I think that's either in the very last chapter (the same day he graduates) or in the extras (which takes place when he's in college, and she's no longer his teacher).

The story places a lot more emphasis on friendship and dorky humour and standing up for outcasts and *being* an outcast, etc. The romantic subplot isn't super-important.
Gokusen: Yankumi 2
She does, yes. However, they don't have a relationship while he is her student, and she spends most of the manga in love with her family's lawyer, and thinks of the student merely as a very dependable friend.
Gokusen: Yankumi 2