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Happy Valentines Day 2016! by Vivyi Happy Valentines Day 2016! by Vivyi
Happy Valentines Day everyone! I do realize it's on Sunday, but I wanted to post this before hand c: It's Marcilyn and Estelle again. c: They are unbelievably adorable hahahaha  I actually drew this to destress myself at home from a long day of school. Seemed to work one way or another (but I was procrastinating, so not for long :XD: )

I do have another picture I made, but I'll save it for later because Valentines day c: For now: relish in the cuteness that is MarciEstellie :XD:

Why, why do I never draw Mae and Otto being cute? Guess I'm too gay for that...

Ahhhhh man, I guess I just never feel like drawing straight pairings. OTL I'm weird like that. (Or gay... incredibly gay. Take your pick. )

 This was slightly inspired by Naysae 's picture, CONFIDENT by Naysae I wanted to incorporate a similar stare off between my couple hahahaha :XD: I tried to make Marcilyn look like her stare was one of those "Adoring" stares, as if she were so dreamy about Estelle. Of course, she is- her whole life revolves around Estelle in a way LMAO :XD: (She's a total secret romantic looool)
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Obelis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Seeing them together. I can easily notice how happy they are together. :meow: That's the wonder of love!
Their hair looks so fluffy. They must be wanting to stroke each other's hair really badly. 

Nothing wrong with only drawing a certain type of couples. :nod: I myself also don't enjoy drawing straight couples and see no problem here.
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
They do look quite happy :D That's my goal <33 Ahhh, I love them so much. They're totally my ultimate OTP XD

Haha, I imagine so <33 I'd certainly want to stroke that hair... LOL

It's honestly where my heart belongs. With the first draft of the first book, Netheron, the relationships felt forced for a reason. I was pressing myself to write a role I don't even relate to. I'm not straight, but that doesn't mean love is a foreign concept to me... I mean, I know it quite well, actually! Well, anyway - to sum it up, I draw gay couples because I can relate to them, and I want people to relate to them too - even if they're not gay themselves. xD
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Obelis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good choice. :nod: If you force yourself when writing, the readers will feel it... and won't like that feeling. Art is about enjoyment for both sides, artists and those who watch art.
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very true... it's why I'm thankful I'm writing for myself as much as other people xD
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CaseyCorrupted Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're so sweet together <3
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww thank you <33 I draw them a lot xD I love them <3333
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student General Artist
All the romantic pictures lately! Very sweet though!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha I'm sorry xD I get so carried away with these two, they are my ultimate OTP <33 I'm a real sucker for romance, specifically between the same gender. I'm just really prideful I guess... LOL It's somewhat of a way to express myself, I guess. I love lesbian pairings in particular xD Always have... I just haven't felt comfortable sharing and expressing myself until now. :giggle: Thank you though! xD
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh don't be sorry! They're all so sweet! And yay pride! You draw what makes you happy hun, we always love to see your work!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh thank you ;u; :glomp:
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Welcome! 
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missmagicgirl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
This is so cute! I love your art style :) Don't know these characters tho. Are they your own or are they from something? Sorry, I am new to your page ^^;;; 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww Thank you <333 I'm glad you say that!

They are my original characters of  course~ I'm flattered you'd consider them to be from somewhere actually, hahahaha :XD: In a nutshell: Marcilyn is an inventor, and Estelle is a princess, and they are best friends / romantic interests.  They are apart of my series called "Netheron Chronicles". As a whole, Marcilyn is Bisexual while Estelle as a Lesbian Asexual. More about the project can be found here:vivyi.deviantart.com/gallery/5… I do have a group too, :iconnetheron-chronicles: but I don't really take advantage of it quite as much ^^; so my information is a little scattered as of right now, sorry about that. I'll try to compile it all at some point! And their character bios are found here: vivyi.deviantart.com/gallery/5… though it is slightly outdated, but it will give you the basic idea of their characters.  And it's totally okay! There's no need to apologize at all! c: I'm happy to answer any questions.
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missmagicgirl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Oh thank you so much for telling me. I will check out your story more. Love finding stories with queer charters. I make a comic myself here at DA with a lesbian protagonist. :) 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh thank you <3 I really appreciate it! :D I hope you like what I have to offer. I'm currently working on a comic as well, and plan on releasing it in the summer of 2016. It stars Estelle and Marcilyn as an AU of the prequel and is based on one of my oneshots called "Lock Me Away Marcilyn Locket." It will be released around the same time as the prequel hopefully and run a weekly schedule. :D It's supposed to be very cute and romantic! :XD: I write/draw a lot of gay content myself :love:
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Catmandolin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
For a guy who is not gay I am surrounded  and quite happily by this community. Back in the day, when I was growing up--the gay community lived in closets and peeked out their doors hoping for acceptance then tipping their toes defiantly into the discos then the parades and coming out despite fear and hatred and prejudice. If that is not strength, then I don't know what is. 

The gay community helped me through college too--I went to school near Liberty University--Jerry Falwell country and he used to take film crews and raid gay bars and many of the college students were afraid of being caught on camera so, knowing that I was a make up artist (at the time) they would come to me for disguises. In other words--I owe them. Hands down.

So seeing this here out in the open and carefree makes me very happy.  Just keep painting Gay, Viv--there is enough straight to go around--someone will get to it. Art is about being true to yourself.  That being said--excused me while I go post a picture of a faucet. LOL! Hugs!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your story is really inspiring, thank you for sharing :) I've heard a lot of things about what it was like to be gay back then, and it sounds a lot worse than it is now. I am thankful that the gay community is willing to go past judgment and criticism to fight for their rights as human beings. It's amazing what we as a community have accomplished, and I am very thankful to be apart of such a diverse, warming community full of loving people :heart:

I have had a very positive coming out experience myself so far.  Although I am not entirely openly gay in my real world- I do come out to people if I feel it's necessary, and tend to be surrounded by loving supportive people. It's surprising to my experiences when I was 16- where I was so closeted, I started to feel a lot of self hate for myself. It took a long time to heal from that, and I am still healing to this day... but at least I have a bunch of encouraging, loving people on my side who will help me feel comfortable expressing who I really am :heart:

I will admit- sometimes It's not easy to be this open about it. But the whole reason I'm taking up this challenge to be so open about it through my works is because I desire to make people understand the gay viewpoint, and just how similar it can be to the straight viewpoint. I've always treated gay relationships like it's any other relationship- it has morals and boundaries like any other relationship, and it shouldn't be treated differently, or seen differently than any straight relationship.  Every relationship needs love- and a loving person, who can be gay, straight, bisexual, asexual, pansexual- anything.
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Catmandolin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I had a friend in college who, to this day, does not know that it was he who solidified my support of the gay community. I was dating this girl in college who was all about discretion (her family was very very wealthy) and then, one day, she took it upon herself to tell this young man's parent's that he was gay (mind you this was the early 80's). She almost ruined his life He survived. I opted to marry a much better woman, LOL!  

My radio station manager was gay--a jazz singer and quite possible the coolest guy alive. Miss that guy.

Finally, I don't know if you know Scott Long--a friend of mine from college--was with Human Rights Watch as a director, I forget what he's up to now--but he's a very serious activist. Scott was one of the great pranksters of all time.  I have not been in touch with him for years but I deeply respect him.

Good times.  Well except that first paragraph--happy to say he survived and I think he is an aritst/college counselor.

Take your coming out slow--don't make it a big deal and just go with the flow. Big hugs from an old cat.
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... I looked up Scott Long on the internet, and just reading about him and his accomplishments has deeply touched my heart. Sounds like you knew an amazing person. It's really quite amazing what some people have done to help the gay community out. I'm really thankful for anyone to help lead a better lifestyle for those of us who may be LGBT. Life is still hard sometimes, but at least we can be more comfortable with our feelings now than we  were before.

Don't worry :heart: I'm not rushing anything c: Although it's very dear to me, and I do talk about it frequently,  I try not to overdo it. Being gay is just who I am, it's what I might always be, one way or another. I'm not expecting to change anytime soon. I'm certainly not going to hell- and I'm certainly not a bad person. I'm just gay, that's it. Someone who thinks the same gender can be just as beautiful and precious as someone who is straight thinks of the opposite sex.

 I've tried running away- I've tried denying my feelings. But this is how I feel, truly. This is how I've  felt since birth, and I don't think I can ever feel any other way. Believe me, I've tried. And failed miserably :XD:
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Catmandolin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You cannot try to be hetero. That is why you failed. If you are gay you are gay and never be ashamed of that fact. You are never someone's baggage, you are a unique carry on in this flight of life. Enjoy the flight Viv. Being special is a good thing. Big Hugs from an old Cat!
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NebulasOwl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is so adorable omg these two look so cute.. ;7;
I really love how you draw hair
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh thank you <3 I think so  too loooool I really like how this turned out! c:

Ohhhh thank you! :blushes: I love drawing hair, especially curly/wavy hair like Estelle and Marcilyn hehehehe :XD:
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Naysae Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YOOOOOOO YOU ACTUALLY DID IT OMG,

again im like ??? super super SUPER flattered that you were motivated enough to do this x'D jesus christ this is like the best marciestellie drawing from you yet ??? OMG I CAN'T STOP. STARING. UGH. THEY ARE TOO PRECIOUS JUST LOOK AT THEIR LOVING, FLUSTERED FACES-- THE STARE OFF REALLY DID WELL IN YOUR FAVOR. DAMN//

and i agree with the rest, draw whatever you feel >B) love is love after all; there shouldn't be any bounds to that ~
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YESSSSSSSSSS I did~ :XD: Haha, it was fun!

Awww yeah! You know I had to when I saw your beautiful picture of Saeki and Frank! :XD: I feel like yours is slightly better than mine though hahahaha But I've always wanted to do a romantic stare-off with these two :XD: I've always wanted to do a romantic stare-off in general! They give me all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings hehehehe :XD:

Ohhhh man, you're like the 4th person who said that hahahahaha XD But I agree~ love is love, and we should express it anyway we want, as long as we are being respectful human beings, and being kind to each other as a whole! c:
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Naysae Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
from what ive seen it looks like you've really enjoyed yourself LOL//

oh PFFT why compare mine with yours; yours was pretty dead on too !!! x'D romantic stare-offs are some of my favorite things to draw i can't get enough of them//// and i can relate, i get the same thing out of frank and saeki LMAO. hands down my favorite personal ship. ever. and i have like like three others before them so that really says a lot LMAO

WELL HEY THE MORE THE BETTER RIGHT ?? //SHOT// and yes i completely agree !! B))) love should not have any bounds, and gender is just a thing that's assigned at birth~ there is nothing about that that factors into love here ~~
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhhhh yes. I did. I did hehehehe :XD: Valentines Day makes me do super shippy stuff LOL :XD: Also: This pairing has another name now besides MarciEstellie. Tea Cup Shipping! :XD: (You can thank the greatest RL friend ever in the world for that, LMAO :XD: ) IT SUITS IT ALL TOO WELL, OMG

Ohhhhh man, I guess we're both good at drawing shippy stuff then LOL One of my favorite things to draw is MarciEstellie / Tea Cup Shipping, and I have a lot more artwork, but I think it's too old to share LOL :XD: It's embarrassing by now, LOL Ahhhh I can so relate! MarciEstellie fills me with so much life! :XD:

YESSSSSSS -shot- I think the point was made clear for me a long time ago LOL :XD: YES I AGREE 100% YES YES YES
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Summer-Peaches Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhhh the cuteness!! I love Marcilyn's hair here!! So flowy and pretty!!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh thank you! hahaha  I love drawing curly hair, even though it's hard sometimes looool :XD:

Happy Valentines Day! c:
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Valentines day to you too! And also, wonderful drawing :)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Valentines! c: And thank you <3
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Np! Hope you having a good Valentines~
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Professional Writer
Awww this is so beautiful and sweet! :love: Not to mention really well drawn. Drawing is a wonderful stress reliever. I love their expressions and it seems like your art is steadily getting better each time you draw something. :heart: 

Also, Happy Valentines Day! c: 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww thank you <333 :glomp: Ohhh really? I've noticed that too somehow LOL :XD: This was surprisingly done  without a reference again because I was too lazy to pull one out from my program loool XD But I do  realize my shading and coloring and anatomy have really improved as a whole, thanks to that program and using more references more often.

Happy Valentines Day to you too <3
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional Writer
That's amazing! They really have, you're doing so awesome. :D 

And thanks. :heart:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!

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Arasteia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw this is so cute! And draw whatever you want to draw, don't worry about anything else :D Yeah I definitely see an adoring stare on Marcilyn. You did really well there! :) 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww thank you! :glomp: And thank you for the support <3 Ahhh yes, you caught me.... I tend to think that I must draw this or that to keep my audience satisfied. But my sexual orientation means a lot to me regardless c: I get scared I'll draw too much gay stuff and then people will get after me for it hahahaha :XD: I know a lot of my dA friends are pretty supportive, but we all have such different orientations!
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome! :huggle: Yeah, I thought that might be it (because I get the same way). Haha no, you shouldn't worry about that! Drawing should be first and foremost for you. We do have different orientations, but true friends will support you no matter what you draw. :3 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I could so hug you right now! :tighthug: Wow... I have no idea how to reply to this actually :XD: I guess I'll just say, I agree, within an exception for what I did when I was 16. But I won't blabber on about that, because it's personally humiliating. :XD: But surprisingly, a handful of online / offline friends who knew about my dA are still here today and forgive me for it. :XD:
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you :huggle: I'm glad to be of help even if I did make you unsure how to reply XD Don't worry, you don't have to talk about anything you don't want to. I'm sure that whatever you did was totally forgivable :) And those friends are the true ones :) 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :tighthug: looool it's okay :XD: I do that a lot lmao XDDD I hope so... it took me a long time to forgive myself OTL But I'm putting it behind me c: I'm thankful to be surrounded by truly wonderful people such as yourself though c:
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes it's hard to forgive yourself for some things, but you're stronger for it when you work past it :) Aww thank you! I'm glad to be surrounded by amazing friends like you too :huggle: 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle: No problem~ Here's to be an amazing friend! :highfive:
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Don't worry, draw them! :)
And, yes, I love Marcilyn's expression so much! Very well done! :aww:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha, I was just pointing out my slight lack of interest in drawing straight pairings. I get all interested my friends' straight pairings, but I never draw them on my own because they tend to bore me for some unknown reason :P I've never known why... :XD:

Awww thank you! :blushes: I'm glad you like my work!
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Oh, come on, we both know why :XD:

Of course I do! I really like when someone looks as somebody else like that, completelly in love :)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha :XD: True, that.

Ohhhh yeah I love that too c: I wanted to capture that feeling with Marcilyn, because she's so heads-over-hills for Estelle hahahahha
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
And you captured it well ;)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Now, if they can only partake in a royal dance... :XD:
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