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The Locket Battle Cry by Vivyi The Locket Battle Cry by Vivyi
So a while ago I did a poll whether Marcilyn looked better with short hair or long hair. It was a 50/50 tie between both, so I decided that maybe I would have Marcilyn cut off her hair at some point in the story, while having long hair in the beginning, as a symbol of her character development. She grows from being a weakling to being a stronger character, so I decided that this will/may happen in the sequel at some point.  :XD:

In the Victorian era, having short hair as a woman, would most likely mean you're A) A tomboy B) A slave C) Unwanted by society. But thankfully in the story of Netheron: a lot of the Victorian elements get made fun of, or get twisted around all over the place. In a way, the story is almost like a satire of the Victorian era... not really intentional, but it seems that's how I'm writing it xD If I were writing this in the Victorian era, I'm certain I would have been hanged by now... LMAO Especially considering more than 50% of the cast is not straight xD Good thing it's the 21st century! LOL I can at least be prideful of my short hair :P

I really can't draw swords today. Ugh. LMAO She's holding a dha in her hand, which is a thai sword. It doesn't really resemble one though... sorry! XD At least I'm proud of  the coloring c: If you have any suggestions for how to fix that darn sword, feel free xD I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I decided to try a palette for a change c: Here's a link to the palette I chose: www.color-hex.com/color-palett…

I really struggled drawing her in general... somewhat procrastinating on my homework again OTL I'm really having a bad time trying to draw when I'm as unmotivated as I am... I guess it's the ongoing dull feeling I get. I've slept from 9:00 PM - 2:30 PM in the afternoon a well. I can't stop myself from oversleeping... and it sucks! XD I'm hoping I can find some way to get inspired again... what do you all do when you have art/writer block?

Well... in any case, hope to catch up to my messages soon <3 I'm eager to see some of your works! :D
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Summer-Peaches Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh glad she gets to have her long hair a little while! I think this was a great direction to go with this!!! Perfect choice!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh thank you xD I thought since I and everyone else liked her with short and long hair alike, this would be a good direction to go c:
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Love the tone and shading here, Vi! This looks really nice :)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooou <33 I really appreciate it :D
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Student General Artist
np! :)
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooooooooooooohhhh beautiful! The scene I've longed  to see :D
The expression is powerful, the whole picture emanates strong emotions!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhhh thank yoooou ;u;

Haha, I think our conversation inspired this! (If I remember correctly at least xD I was talking to someone about this LOL ) Well, either way... I'm really happy with how this turned out! I plan on putting this into the book around the sequel... whenever that may be xD
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lydia-san Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha right! :D 
Hehehhee I think you should~ This would make a great twist and perhaps, one of the climax in the sequel? Idk I think it's very interesting.
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooo that is a good idea. I'll definitely consider it! :D It occurring during the climax would add a nice touch to the sequel.
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lydia-san Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy~~!!! Hehehhee good luck Viv :D
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll try my best <33
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh I love the colour choice, really adds to the mood! Aw, Marcilyn cutting of her beautiful locks is sad, but you're right, it does add to her character development rather nicely. 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww thank yooou <33 In a way I think Marcilyn cutting off her locks is a sign of empowerment though xD I really don't know why I feel that way. I imagine this would happen sometime in the sequel. :D
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Yeah, it's very Mulan if her, as much as I love her pretty long hair, this really seems to suit her character ^.^
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Vivyi Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I'm glad it does <3 That's what I'm aiming for at least :D
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Writer
Wow... This is a powerful image. I love the emotions on her face, it's so expressive... :heart: Beautiful work! I love the description too, I can relate. c:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh thank yooou <333 I really appreciate it! c: Hehe~ I'm glad she's expressive, I've worked hard to make her very emotional. c: I actually really enjoy drawing expressions, but I don't do it often enough XD I would probably say I'm pretty good at them too~ c: looool I'm glad you can relate to the description... that's a good thing xD
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Writer
I think you're great at them. And you're very welcome. ^_^ Keep up the awesome work! 
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
So, is that Marcilyn?
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's her c: Does she look really different because of the palette? O:
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
She looks blonde, so, I got confused :XD:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO it's okay xD But if I were drawing her blonde in this palette, her hair would be a ton lighter ;)
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
I was just confused :XD:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lol it's alright to be confused, I don't blame you :P
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
OK :D
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hi!

Would you like to join Art-Challenge-52

It's my group. :3
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Ceris! c:

Oooo maybe... I'll give it a few thoughts c: I'm already apart of so many groups though! Hahahaha You should see my inbox... it's mayhem xD
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Okay. :3
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for understanding <3
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such an awesome colour palette! It looks really good! :D And don't worry about the sword, they're so hard to draw anyway XD But the colours are awesome and her expression is great so I wouldn't be too worried anyway! And dA must be glitching out cause even though there is 1 fave on this and 2 comments, there are 0 views Mother of god 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh thank you so muuuuch <333 :glomp: Hahahaha but I want to make it look it's best and that darn sword is getting in the way ROFLMAO XD Ohhh gasp, dA must be glitching indeed O: I'm not crazy! LOL XD
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome! :D Haha noooo don't worry about it! And yeah, dA has been glitching madly lately XD
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try not to worry about it, but it will forever bug me xD And yeah, dA really needs to get it's glitches fixed... lmao
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like to colour choice actually, I think maybe part of what you think makes the sword look "strange" may be that if she was cutting her hair she would have it held side on so we would see it thinner, as the blade would be edge on, also it might be safer if she was cutting away from herself not towards... I imagine a terrible accident!
I'm not sure you'd be hanged, maybe imprisoned for spreading "unwholesome literature" or sent to a lovely asylum to be "treated" for your condition (because they believed everything was a mental condition! Including free will go women *gasps at the notion, it's madness! To the asylum!*). You'd be surprised at the amount of banned books in the era for their content being seen as far too improper for the repressed masses to handle lol. Despite their actions, the Victorian populace were total perves at heart though, they did invent vibrators as medical instruments after all, believing regular female stimulation was required to elevate so called "hysteria" (believed for a very long time to be a solely female condition). It was also an era of prostitution and clubs of exclusive variety, you just couldn't admit to any of that in public that's all. We love it!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lmao you gave me a really good laugh today :giggle: Ahhhh yep, I was trying to reference off of Mulan's picture of her hair being cut... I didn't quite reference it all the way because it was a GIF XD Hmm... I could try to draw the blade like that xD Probably would be safer for Marcilyn's case LMAO Do you have an example picture of how to draw the blade away from the person? I'd be keen to see how that would work because I can't seem to picture that off the top of my head xD

Ohhh dear God xD That's hilarious and yet so strange. Hahaha, I'm certain a lot of my characters would end up being Asylum victims. Estelle, Marcilyn, Otto, Yvette, and Mr. Monette to name a few. (Practically every character in the book to be honest =P ) Honestly, Marcilyn getting her hair cut short would also be a sign of being a prostitute from my understanding of Victorian history xD But I feel like the Netheron series just makes fun of a lot of that... even Estelle, who has her hair cut shorter than any Victorian princess I know xD
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