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..fleeting.. by TonomuraBix ..fleeting.. by TonomuraBix
EDIT 2/07: Now avaliable as a print (using a better scan)!! :D Please see my journal for details! [link]


Bwah I love this pic a lot and i have no idea what to title it! So if it pops up a couple more times in your watch box I apologize, I'm still trying to find a good title.


Anyhoo, this is Alexiel and Kira from Angel Sanctuary. :heart: I'm so obsessed with AS right now, lol... and I love Alexiel and Kira, seperately and as a couple. And this picture is really isnpired by this one line ( really this whole scene )that Alexiel says in Volume 11, but I won't say it because it's midlly spoiler-ish... well not really I guess. But anyway everytime I read it, I just die a little inside. XD I can't even describe the feeling.


But yeah... I actually really like how this pic came out overall. :D Tho poor Kira is just so overshadowed by Alexiel and all of her hair and such. XD; I'm sorry Kira~~


The scan doesn't really show it.. but with the coloring I wanted to have them in mostly muted, non-standout colors, so in a way ( or at least to me ) it would make them etheral looking or even ghost like.


One of the things I really love about Alexiel ( which I tried to emulate for this pic, but don't think I was that successful ), and/or about the way Yuki Kaori draws her.. is that her facial expressions can be so complex... like she'll be smiling but you can see there's something else behind it... like it makes you wonder what they're really thinking/feeling. Yeah I could just be reading into it too much.. but I love characters with those mysterious facial expressions. I can't explain it. ^^; But i hope I can learn to draw expressions like that better.


Sorry to ramble.. I just love Angel Sanctuary so much. :heart: :: totally going to cosplay Alexiel ::


:skull: Done with prisma color pencils, bg done with watercolor, copic airbrush and ink :skull:
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! Totally go grab it somehow ASAP! :D

But thanks! :love: :hug: :heart: And yeah, they're totally hot together (or apart.. but together.. :: nosebleed :: ), hrhrhr. XD
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cait-sith28 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Student General Artist
I love the art style of Angel Sanctuary. It is just so beautiful!! I have to say that you did a better job with these two, than I ever would. Then again I do not draw much anymore. :tears:
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah i agree! Angel Sanctuary art = :heart:

But aw you should try and draw more!

And thankies for the comment and :+fav:! :love: :hug: :heart:
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:iconcait-sith28:
cait-sith28 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student General Artist
Oh your welcomes for the :+fav: :hug:!
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:iconcait-sith28:
cait-sith28 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student General Artist
I know me's really should work on stuff's again. Damn it all no time!! :shakefist: Sadness*
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Koroloka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Ah~ They're pretty~
I like how you drew the lady's hair. (*0*)
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe thanks!! :hug: :love: :heart: I like how her hair came out too, it's fun to draw. :D
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M-Allcock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
WOW. I love this - you have got the expressions done so well... how do you do that?! Making an emotion BEHIND a 2D artwork... as if the characters really do exist. I also love how carefully it looks like you've drawn it.
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh thank you!! I'm happy you like the expressions! :blowkiss: :hug : :love: And funny enough, this sketch actually didn't take too long at all... gave me very little trouble (for once). :D

And thank you for the :+fav:! :glomp:
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tinklefaerie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
oh sorry, forgot I was commenting on your art, but I love it! lol.
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thank you! :hug: :love: :heart:

And aww your gaia avi is so cute and purple-riffic!
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tinklefaerie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
A-mazing. I'm tinklefaerie2 on gaia.
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:iconcaladbolgsama:
Caladbolgsama Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   Photographer
Soooo beautiful!! :heart: :love:
I've always wanted to see that. What's it like?
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies!! :love: :hug: :heart:

And well the anime, or rather OVA basically only shows the first tiny part of the story... it totally leaves you hanging for what will happen next. XD So reading the manga is the way to go! But yeah.. the series is so good.. like it's really funny, but also super tragic, but aklso heart warming... I dunno it's just awesome, there are no words. XD
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Caladbolgsama Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   Photographer
Your welcome! :heart: :love: :glomp: :cuddle:
Ah, I see :XD: I wish I could go out'n buy mangas at my liesure.
:XD:
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:iconakuinnen:
Akuinnen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
I really gotta go back and read it again....I love the series so much ...Wish they would bring out a complete series #_#...much love for all characters.
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes~ it's so good! I think here right now it's up to volume 14... 15 needs to hurry and come out. X_X
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Akuinnen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
XD; i read via scanlations =3 @___@;...I want to eventually buy the manga...but gods i really dont wanna start another titles XD;;;...but yes hurry up!!! *shakes fist*
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha but Angel Sanctuary is worth it! :evillaugh:
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:iconakuinnen:
Akuinnen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
*nods* XD; [sarcasm] it wasn't the incest that caught my eye at all [/sarcasm]...Anyhows after reading most of the characters and the story really grew on me...Though didn't take long XD
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha for me it was the art. ^^; More specifically, I can rememebr a friend showing me pictures from an artbook a hella long time ago, an I remember being particularly enamored with one of Belial/Mad Hatter.. and from then on wishing for the day when it would be translated and broguht out here. XD;
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Akuinnen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
hehehe XD do you remember which artbook?...Cos i have CAGE and LOST ANGEL on my computer =3...Think someone on free_manga LJ uploaded it...but yes the art is certainly an appealing style.
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think it was prolly Cage... but I'm not sure. XD;
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