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Grace and Elegance by tabbykat Grace and Elegance by tabbykat
On the left, Ahiru and on the right, Gwendolyn.

A tribute to two beautiful things.
Princess Tutu: [link]
And
Odin Sphere: [link]

Tutu is one of the most refreshing and well made animes I've seen in years. The art is lovely, and the story and characters are heartbreakingly layered. One of my highest recomendations.

Odin Sphere is simply one of the most beautiful games I've ever played. The story is one of tragedy and struggle, and the game play itself is challenging and fun.

Both hold close themes of stage performances and rely heavily on music and mood. Both of them are worthy of high praise.

This took me a long time, but I'm very pleased with it. The concept actually made it through to the end, and that's rare with my stuff.
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foomy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't seen Princess Tutu, but Odin Sphere is visually one of my favorite video games for the PS2. I freaking love Gwendolyn. Some day I will get past this annoying barrier in my mind that stops me from playing video games "because I have work to do" ... Who gets WORK done in this day and age? ... damnit.
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BlinkyIris Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I love this I love this! I love Princess Tutu and Odin Sphere! And I do agree on how the story is laid out for Odin Sphere. It's art is what drew me in. I never played a 2D game for PS2 and thought It was strange but I've played and fallen in love <3
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
AWESOME!

Princess Tutu is one of my few guilty pleasures when it comes to anime.
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sweetbeandango Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD MY TWO MOST FAVORITE CHARACTERS EVER
THIS! THIS!
SOMEONE ELSE IS A FAN OF BOTH THESE OBSCURE THINGS AT ONCE
WOW I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS THIS IS AMAZING TODAY IS A GOOD DAY

Anyway excitement aside, beautiful drawing, you did them both great justice ^^
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Gravi-Bunni3225 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
this is great because when i first played odin sphere i automatically thought of that anime, gwendolyn reminded me of her. and oswald made me think of fakir.
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WolfyDoll Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Very nice job. :D
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Nine-Tailed-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Artist
two of my favorite, graceful, beautiful characters ever made. this pic could not get any better :love:
great job - i love it! :D
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xXxMiZuMiXmIkOxXx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg this is incredible! <3 your work is gorgeous~
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SaintJoanofTheRoses Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Wow, very pretty. :D I love the outfits.
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree that Princess Tutu is handcrafted from Pure Win.

I'm not familiar with Odin Sphere, but this picture is lovely.
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RoxelsGirl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh!! thank god!!! I thought I was the only one who thought they looked the same!!
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DntKnoNuttin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
What can I say these two match so well design wise.
And I both adore them! :heart: Good job
the poses are so refined and beautiful.
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SparkzofHope Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Simply lovely, and the title says it all. :meow:
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an-angels-tears Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist
Lovely~ :heart:
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DrMadison Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome combo
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty! I like the color scheme. Nice poses and coloring too. This makes me want to play OS.
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bluehentrooper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Wow--what a lovely piece. ^_^
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Hungry-Balloon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Woah nice crossovers(?)!
Why didn't I think of that? xD I kid..

And yes Odinsphere is.. just beautiful!
I also loved Princess Tutu as well~
x3

:+fav:
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kasuri Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
This is amazing! I was thinking I wanted to do something like this myself- fortunately you're faster and better than me, so you win ^-^
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snipered Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
I love all of your art really, so it's difficult to not just click favorite on everything. :heart: But I absolutely adore the color, pose, and characters in this picture.
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SarahsPlushNStuff Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a really great composition, I love their expressions
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MarleneSinclair Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
So groovy! You should do another with Krahe and Velvet, and... Mercedes with Edel/Uzura? And Oswald and Mytho, and Ingway and Fakir, and... Cornelius with... Mr. Cat? (DON'T DO THAT!)
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Clockworkalien Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Very nice. You captured some great poses and used a nice color palette! It has been a while since I thought of that game. I should meander into doing some art on it...but great work!
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ricey Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
A tad overly colorful for my tastes, but it is pretty awesome nonetheless. I love the soft feel everything has.
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Wolfgang-Blaine Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Jesus, coordinating the line art to match the section it borders must be a pain... but the end result sure seems worth it!
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Aeolus06 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
beautiful work on this :clap: very well done
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Rocky-O Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The Odin Sphere character has a lovely glow to her armor! Wonderful colors! :]
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tabbykat Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I tried my best, but you really need to see the art for the game to see AWESOME colors! The artist makes the color in his/her pieces shine like gems.

[link]
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love princess tutu. Great job.
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Vixie-Greeneyes Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
I've not seen the anime or game, but regardless of that, this is absolutely gorgeous.
A lovely tribute (:
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nemisiscat Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay Odin Sphere! <3 Lovely, Tab. ^_^
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Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beautiful piece and a beautiful concept! This is really stunning!
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JaimetheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I was lazily clicking through the many pieces of art in my inbox (I rarely clean it out XD) when I came across yours. I recognized Gwendolyn right away, though my finger, having attuned itself to the boring pattern of clicking, X'ed out of it without my permission. Horrified, I barely caught a glimpse of the artist's name, and thankfully it was the same as another piece in my box. I instantly came to your page and found my piece. Odin Sphere is an amazing game, meticulously doted on by it's creators. The music is of a higher quality that I rarely see in any other game, and especially not to such a degree and to the extent that Odin Sphere takes it. The hand-crafted character models are painstakingly detailed, and the backgrounds are as beautifully crafted as the sprites. Voice overwork is superb, probably the best I've ever experienced in an original Japanese game. The game is really in a class all it's own, and Gwendolyn is the star character. I commend you for capturing her emotion so well in her eyes in this piece, and while I've never seen Princess Tutu, I am intrigued as to why you have put these characters together. I believe I may look this anime up, thanks to this piece. Bravo, tabbykat, bravo.
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sylvacoer Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome duet - they both look so sad, but it's so pretty for that!

i must say, tutu is made of win purely for being based on classical ballet themes, and having all that awesome music.
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hadoolket Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
princess tutu is god tier anime
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HumanOutside Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love all the great colours. :heart:
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SeeNuanPaper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
I was actually disappointed in "Tutu", as a dancer and a storyteller ^^; It would be complicated and long-winded to go into things here; but, I'm certainly going to try to find the manga :nod: Perhaps that'll clear up the inconsistent nature of the anime :o As for YOU, 's great to see you back :w00t:
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lady-dragonish Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Tutu is probably my favourite anime of all time, and I did not expect it to become so. The themes are so well done and the story is absolutely beautiful.

They look so lovely here!
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice choices indeed .. i can see the similarity ... awesome composition too.
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justamuse Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it; makes me think of "dark shoujo" and this AMV --> [link]
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tabbykat Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
YES. I love that AMV. It's one of my favorites of all time. It's so professional and reflects themes from the series so well. That song has become one of my most played for that very reason.
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justamuse Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! The moment I saw this I looked at Princess Tutu in a new light. I even searched and added the song to my myspace, lol. =D
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Teben-the-Every Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Good stuff. Man I love Odin Sphere.
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tabbykat Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
That game nearly killed me. Those sprites are art. No two ways about it. They breathe and gesture and melt my face off with awesome.
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amako-chan Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Gorgeous! I love the posing the the colors and the shading... it all works together beautifully!

OH. By the way... Since you did an art having to do with/crossing this particular series and game, I figured I had to show you this Japanese fanart: [link]

XD
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tabbykat Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
HA! That's awesome!
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MonkeyToho Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
ffffff I've had Odin Sphere for like a year now and I still haven't played it.

I blame DMC3.
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tabbykat Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Plaaaaaaaaaaay Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. *stares*
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MonkeyToho Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Dude I JUST ordered Metroid Prime 3, and I still haven't finished No More Heroes OR Devil May Cry 3.

STOP MAKING ME FEEL BAD :iconcryingplz:
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tabbykat Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
NU.
Not that I'm any better. I still have pokemon platinum, fftactics advanced 2, Fallout 3... Oh damn. Now I feel guilty.
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