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I hope you like this, 47ness!  It's a bit...different than my usual kiriban picture (maybe?).
Thanks for 19,001 hits, everyone!

(Boardwalk Empire spoilers for pretty much every season in my remarks below--)


The request was for some of my favorite deceased BE characters waiting for a train, but I decided to go more 'Night on the Galactic Railroad' with it.  A great panel in a recent Lackadaisy page inspired me to draw this sort of train interior shot (I'd been looking at it a lot before I had this kiriban request to fill).  Now, considering how many characters wind up dead in Boardwalk Empire, really, there were just too many choices, basically, so I picked a few, major and minor, killed onscreen and offscreen - Richard, Angela, Eddie, Nucky, Mickey, Frank, and A.R.  I could've drawn more, but I figured this assortment would be enough.
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hug

Love, LOVE what you went with!! 8'> It went from a merely sad and/or spooky idea (as far as my prompt goes) into something rather beautiful. Thank you!! :heart:

Totally digging the attention to show detail on their outfits. Angela with the sketchpad makes perfect sense (certainly to us haha, maybe not the others). ♫

Well, I can always assume Jimmy, Gyp, Chalky, Owen, et al. are in the adjoining car~
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sweet-suzume Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015   Traditional Artist
O-oh, I'm glad!  You're welcome!  I was lucky I got a pretty good idea almost immediately.

The clothes are an easier part for me to be accurate with than the character likenesses. ^^;  I just looked at lots of reference pictures online.  I didn't think anything too involved about it...I just wanted to draw Angela like that.

Thank you for all your kind words!!

Yes~  Let's go with that!  (I thought about drawing every one of the characters you mentioned, ha ha)
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D

I think the clothes/accessories really help since like you've said your style isn't that conducive to live-action characters (like, the plaid suit + lapel w/ flower instantly reads as Nucky). :)
Angela reminds me a little of you with the pad out during a long trip. XD Artists will be artists, right?

Haa, I'd totally suggest it for a future kiriban, but I'm sure some better idea will come around...
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sweet-suzume Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Yes, I think they help too (or at least I draw them hoping that they do).
Ha ha

If that's what you want the next time you catch one you can ask for it, but it won't be as exciting because the general look/concept will no longer be a surprise?
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No, it's working~!

I might just do that if I am genuinely stumped next time? Really, the original idea came to me in a split-second; kind of a rarity but there you go. XD
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sweet-suzume Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Good!

It's...up to you.  I'm not that upset if no one catches it- you don't need to try too hard to get it if you don't have something in mind? ^^; (I've started keeping a list of things I'd like to see you draw, for the sake of my amusement if nothing else)
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47ness Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I see. But still, you continue to hold the kiriban contest because you want to draw something for someone else, no? Since it just happens to be me now and then, I always figure let's make it something fun~

(XD; ...a list... huh...)
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sweet-suzume Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
I do like to draw for someone else here and there...(and sometimes (more often? ^^;) I'm willing to draw for someone else for free...!)  I guess sometimes I'm concerned that it's not that special since I draw for you so often?  (on the other hand, sometimes I wish I could draw for you every day)  Every so often someone gets it and seems excited and that makes me feel really good about it, but a lot of the time it feels a bit perfunctory.

(ha ha, well, I think of things from time to time and thought it might be interesting to write them down?  I think many of them pass through my thoughts kind of fleetingly...)
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