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Published: August 20, 2013
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八十八 88

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thethrill80's avatar
Great color and background!
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AquaDragon650's avatar
She reminds me of LIGHTS. Super awesome!
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This art work is amazing! And is this Derived from an anime or is it your own original?
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Sasu-Sama123450|Student Digital Artist
You are amazing! 
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crumbelinadicarmello|Student Traditional Artist
I'm curious to know what is this charcter's backstory. Why is she in space? is she stuck? Does she have more of a nane than '88'? Mybe you should make a comic.
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I have created a backstory to try to fit the artwork above.

"88", real name Diana Miller, is the 88th Caretaker of the sleeper ship Salvation that has been traveling from the ruined planet Earth to an Earthlike world that is over 100 light years away from the Solar System. The Salvation can only go as fast as one-tenth the speed of light, so the ship was intended to take a total of 1,000 years to reach its destination.

Though she appears to be a teenage girl, 88 is actually over 1,000 years old, having spent most of her existence in suspended animation along with thousands of other teenagers dispatched from Earth as its biosphere was slowly collapsing. She was awakened from her sleep by the 87th Caretaker, who intended Diana to take his place while he returned to sleep. To prepare her for her lonely task of overseeing the Salvation's operations, 87 had Diana undergo severe mental conditioning which suppressed both her normal human emotions and her sex drive, making her rather like a Vulcan of Star Trek. Well, not quite; sometimes her original personality does surface anyway and makes her feel very depressed.

Despite her lack of emotion, 88 still needs to be entertained, and she mostly gets it in the form of video games. The Salvation's computer has hundreds of video games programmed into it, but 88 also has access to game consoles that were taken from Earth and were originally owned by an earlier Caretaker who collected them; now they are hers.

About two years after 88 began her duties, the ship arrived at the targeted planet and she found the world to be suitable for colonization, so after the analysis of the world is complete she will  begin reviving the other people on the ship, including the other Caretakers who served before her. Once they are all revived, 88 hopes to have her conditioning reversed so she can live like a normal teenager again (something denied to all the other Caretakers, who served until they were middle aged). She knows that she will likely be expected to have children quickly to help populate the world too.
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ShaozChampion|Student Digital Artist
usually it's about to get serious when the gloves come off...

but with 88...it's about to go down when the glove goes on =3
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vashperado|Professional Filmographer
LOL yess
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Starrix|Hobbyist General Artist
stUNNING
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vashperado|Professional Filmographer
thanks a lot
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m4r1o148|Hobbyist Digital Artist
What did you use to make the background? It looks amazing!
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mangasketchartist|Student General Artist
That's so pretty
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vashperado|Professional Filmographer
thank you ^^
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mangasketchartist|Student General Artist
lol you're welcome!
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LordRiptide's avatar
We fucking love 88 please make more of dis :3
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vashperado|Professional Filmographer
comin' up!
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Nemmysis|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know i just love 88, hope to see more
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vashperado|Professional Filmographer
ah thanks that means a lot to me,  i want to draw her a lot more often
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Nemmysis|Hobbyist Digital Artist
hope you do, i wish to make a cosplay someday!
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vashperado|Professional Filmographer
oh wow that would make my entire life!
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3et0x|Hobbyist Photographer
hey man have you ever thought to make a comic or a animated serie about 88, because it looks that have potential?
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my thoughts exactly! 
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Yamakiiro|Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome as always ;D
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