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Tue, Aug. 12th, 2014, 05:28 pm
Prompt Ameripan - Atlantis

I also have an ameripan idea!!

  This one starts with Japan during his isolation period.  In this one Kiku and Alfred are still personifications of countries but in this version Alfred is the personification of an wonderful underwater nation that is a combination of America and Atlantis (think fish burgers and underwater Hollywood).  Alfred is also a merman as are a lot of his people (mermen and mermaids).  However much like the mermaid in the little mermaid Alfred is terribly curious. 

  One day Alfred's curiosity gets the better of him and he get's captured by Japanese fishermen and is sold to one of Kiku's advisers who in turn presents the strange creature to him as gift.  Kiku's adviser hopes that the strange creature (with scales that shine with the colors of the rainbow) will help Kiku with his depression and loneliness.  The adviser is worried however that Kiku will not accept the gift as by the time it (Alfred) arrives he is very unwell.  (Alfred had tried to speak to his captors but they didn't seem to understand or listen, so sick from being out of the water so long he had given up.)

  To the adviser's surprise Kiku accepts the strange creature and insists on nursing Alfred back to health.  Eventually Alfred is living in a pool in Kiku's hidden garden in the middle of his palace.  Eventually Kiku and Alfred bond despite the barriers of: culture, custom, language, Alfred's wariness and anger at being held captive the two bond.  Alfred and Kiku eventually learns how to communicate.  Alfred needs to return home but at this point Kiku can not imagine life without Alfred. ( I can see this as also being done as a version of the Nightengale Story) 

  Kiku has to also worry about other nations finding out about Alfred for obvious reasons.  Eventually Kiku realizes that he has to help Alfred return home to his people and country.  Trials and Tribulations ensue, with the end result being a happy ending with them finding a way to see each other regularly.  Maybe another future adventure could be them finding away for Kiku to come visit freely Alfred in his kingdom.

Sat, Jul. 26th, 2014, 02:46 pm
OP Fanart: Beware of Monsters WIP 1

One Piece Beware Monsters fanart wip 1 - OP fanart inspired by Saiyuki artbook pages.

This OP fanart Beware Monsters is the first of a possible series of fanart based on Saiyuki artbook pages. This fanart is based on this Saiyuki artbook page:

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First I developed the characters separately so as to not stress the papers tooth.

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Ok so I had my first attempt worth showing at putting together the One Piece version of the fence Saiyuki art book page. I messed up but I'm posting it anyway so if anyone's interested they can see the creative process with this pic.

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I scrapped this one because of not working Zoro out before and damaging the paper's tooth (I was having a bad day and shouldn't have been drawing anyway lol.) Also because nose issues, general wear and tear and figuring out a better way to do the fence!!

Here's Zoro so far!!

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Here's version 2.0 so far!!

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Wed, Jul. 23rd, 2014, 12:24 pm
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Since they were bothering peoples I'm going to corral them in a few posts, even though it feels like nobody pays attention to what I post here!!

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