hope

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finished playing final fantasy xiii yesterday (finally! ahaha.)

favorite character: hooooooope. he’s adorable, he grows so much, and his relationships with lightning and snow and vanille warm my heart. also, his idle chocobo-riding animation is so ridiculously cute.

(also, hope, where does your boomerang go. every single character has a logical weapon storage thingy except for you. why does it look like you just shove a folded meter-long boomerang down the back of your pants. that can’t be comfortable, hope.)

(also, the scenes where all six of them prepare to fight boss battles never fail to be hilarious to me, because you'll have lightning holding her gunblade and sazh with his guns and so forth, looking fierce and intimidating--and then there's hope with his bright yellow boomerang. oh hope.)

anemone

anemone

Oh wow, I haven't used color pencils in a really, really, really long time. (I mean, traditional, non-watercolor pencils.) Before this particular drawing, the last time I uploaded something rendered in color pencils was back in 2011 (!!!).
Things I learned:
1. Sharpen your color pencils.
2. Don't feel bad about wasting the colors or such nonsense. Sharpen your color pencils.
3. Having a good sharpener is important.
4. Watercolor paper is really good for color pencils.
5. White color pencil is the best, most important color pencil.

wolfram + yuuri

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Even though I perfectly knew that we were both guys, being pursued by such a beautiful boy like him still caused my heart to skip a few beats. At times like this, the most effective solution was to avoid looking at his face and keep chanting “He is 82 years old” like a mantra. - MaruMa volume 3


A few things:
1. This isn’t quite how that scene went, but this is the mental image that I got when I read that part in the novel. Oh, Yuuri.
2. Speaking of, I'm enjoying the novels very much.
3. Wolfram's hair is shaded green, yes. When I was coloring the thing, I initially went for yellow-orange-red violet as I usually did, and my internal conversation went as follows:
"Orange? Again?"
"Well, what else am I supposed to shade blond hair with? Green??"
"...Hmmm..."
4. Ears drawn following this tutorial.

wolfram

wolfram

“You’re the one who came to catch me, but you don’t want to let me catch you?”
“Yuu…ri?”
“Yeah!”


A few things:
(1) That scene! >.< "I'm your fiance!" gosh darn it.
(2) Wolfram is so pretty in the manga. (I mean, Wolfram is always pretty, but manga!Wolfram is something else.)
(3) 'Wolfram' is such an awesome name. Badass-sounding and scientific at the same time!
(4) Currently reading the Maru-Ma novels (aka the light novel series that the Kyou Kara Maou anime is based on) and really enjoying it so far. Yuuri is so much fun in the novel, and I adore his and Wolf's interactions.