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Viktor Nikiforov: Loss, Loneliness, Love, Life by wishluv Viktor Nikiforov: Loss, Loneliness, Love, Life by wishluv
Viktor Nikiforov from Yuri!!! on Ice. This is a sketch of Viktor I drew last month at work on the back of a document with a Bic pen. I really enjoy drawing Viktor--he's an easy character to draw for me. After I got into this anime, I was inspired for the first time in a long time to doodle again, and had heaps of fun doodling Viktor. I'm posting the rough sketch to commemorate the anime coming to an end. Yuri!!! on Ice is undoubtedly my favorite anime of the year, if not past couple of years. It hits all the right notes and within 12 episodes had heaps of character growth, relationship development, not to mention awesome figure skating routines. The anime is not only innovative and refreshing, but beautifully animated with just the right touches of comedy, romance and authenticity. It is I guess a sports anime, but for me it has notes of a slice-of-life show to because of Yuuri Katsuki's exposition.

I'm not sure why Viktor is shirtless in this picture. Most likely because I was too lazy to draw his clothes, but more likely because he is shirtless for a lot of the show. He is wearing Yuuri's ring on a chain just because I wanted to include it in the sketch. I love how much both Yuuri and Viktor grew in the course of the 12-episode show--more character development than you get in a 200-episode show. Kudos to both director Sayo Yamamoto and writer Mitsurō Kubo. I really did enjoy the insights into Viktor's mind in Episode 10, when he talked about the "Ls" that he has been missing out on: Life and Love, and how Yuuri brought that to him. It makes sense how lonely and troubled Viktor looked at times in between, and that's the side I wanted to portray in this sketch. He is a complicated character, and if there is a Season 2, I think there is a lot that can still be developed. I guess an early Happy Birthday to Viktor as well. How awesome to be born on Christmas Day.

I wrote up a full review of the anime on my blog after finally watching Episode 12: wishluv.blogspot.kr/2016/12/yu…
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selenityshiroi Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG This is so beautiful! I haven't logged onto deviantart in a while and this is the first piece of art I've seen and I'm gobsmacked! I love Yuri on Ice so much, and you've really captured Victor so well!
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Bubulona20 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
I just finished watching Yuri!!! On Ice. I honestly do not remember the last time I got so fired up, tense, so into, and squealed so much for an anime. La la la la  it really was a beautiful anime. The character development was amazing and I really hope that we might get a second season. It even got me into watching figure skating. 
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wishluv Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Yeah, I had the exact emotions while watching Yuri on Ice! I've always been into watching figure skating, though more into women's, but I always did enjoy how powerful men's jumps were.
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Bubulona20 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
I think I've fainted. I think the few times I have watched figure skating was for the women's program with my mother. I think one of the few ones that I know of are Kim Yuna, Mao Asada, and Sunya Bonaly (her flip was so dangerous it was illegal!). I really haven't seen the others. Recently I was watching Yuzuru Hanyu with my mother and her expression was out of this world. lol
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Catigrin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
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Li-Clark Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I love this show!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for the next season!
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wishluv Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I'm kind of worried how long it might take though for a Season 2~
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Li-Clark Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
We know it will be worth the wait though, but you never know. Sometimes it's almost a few months later that they do a second season. 
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xMezMezx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot damn, this is gorgeous! I really hope there's a second season too because I want to see more development with other characters that were only touched on and their relationships (the last shot said "See you next level" so I'm assuming there will be another season??)
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wishluv Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Thank you! And I am really hoping for a Season 2 as well since there is so much more that can be developed yet. They wouldn't tease use with a See you next level otherwise, right? ^^
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