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If you're wondering why this image might be stylistically familiar, it's because I purposefully mimicked the epic illustration style of Satoshi Urushihara. World renowned manga/anime/illustration artist.

For many years I've been enthralled with the work this one man has done, and since watching Legend of Lemnear, Record of Lodoss War, Plastic Little and so on back in my younger days, I've been wanting to replicate his style for fun. It's such a unique and highly recognizable, and there are bits and pieces in my art still today.

One thing in specific that I found charming of his, was his splash-pages/covers and coloring style. You could say I'm a fan of the "uber shiney cel-shade" because of him, and him alone. His adult and non-adult work still fascinate me. And so this art piece is an homage to everything I love about his work. So please don't fly off the handle and start yelling "art thief" as a result. Thanks.

Anyways, the original image is well beyond the scope of 4000x4000 pixels. Yarrow and Yewon each being their own separate image.

Tools: SAI, PS7, Intuos4, Coffee
Time: 20+ hours
Music: Aly & Fila (Mark Eteson Remix Edit) - Thebes
Genocyber - Fairy Dreaming

Yewon and art is © :iconneolucky:,
Yarrow is © :icon-patches-:
Do not use, copy, or distribute, 2009.
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:iconcodebreak33:
Codebreak33 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
With this talent you can make Manga covers for your own mangas. It's SO GOOD!!!
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:iconagelessdream:
agelessDream Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I can see satoshi urushihara's drawing style
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:iconzakiaybee122:
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Yewon is cute and adorable
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:iconyellowwindow6:
yellowwindow6 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh! shiny! O.O
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:icongoldspiritwolf:
GoldSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
awesome
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:icontoxicruby:
ToxicRuby Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
sparkley and so much blue! I love her eyes
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:iconmischikun:
Mischikun Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soo shiineyyy...O.O!
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:iconbishieluver01:
Bishieluver01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I...... I think I'm in love... :iconitalyplz:
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:iconrocky-o:
Rocky-O Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Super adorable drawings here! Absolutely love the composition too~ it's working out lovely :)
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:iconnu-clearwinter:
Nu-clearWinter Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
my good >D
yewon looks so...yeah pretty here X]
his eyes are wonderful~
(i wonder everytime about you gorgeous coloration~)
yarrows clothes are so totally hot .___.
and he looks so...evil X] and cool here <3
very nice stile~
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:iconkacheeky:
kacheeky Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
it's beyond gorgeous~ and I'm probably the only person who thinks this, but I think Yarrow and Yewon would make an epically adorable couple~
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Mela18 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Um, are these characters yours or are they from a manga? Cause if they're from a manga, I was going to beg you to tell me what the name of the manga is? it looks interesting. :)
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
The description tells ya ^^; They are me and *-patches- characters.
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:iconmela18:
Mela18 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
oh! @____@ sorry. :( do you have a story for them? T-T Sorry. they're just so cute. I am curious and hopeful.
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes but it's private XD kinda just an on going story between me and my friend really.
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:iconmela18:
Mela18 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
ah kay. I get that. I must seem so annoying! I'm sorry. but still I bet it's cute. ^ ^ but sorry. lol.
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nah it's ok :3 I dont think its annoying!
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xXRukyxuweXx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
very impressive.
may I ask, is this Yewon character a male or a female?
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Seeecreeeettt.
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:iconxxrukyxuwexx:
xXRukyxuweXx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
...
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:iconblackbirde:
blackbirde Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009

oh gosh.
i think my heart stopped beating for a minute there.
BEAUTIFUL.

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:iconinvader--zem:
Invader--Zem Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
simply amazing o.o
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:iconfuzzyxpanda:
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did an awesome job. :D <3
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:iconsilentandsullen:
SilentAndSullen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done, I love how you handled the colors and the shines look amazing and well balanced. Especially with the two characters, the only complaint I have is the fact that the female's right eye is slightly larger than the left eye, as foreshortening would be, it should be slightly smaller.

As for the male, I feel that his waist is too small and won't balance with the rest of his body.

It's still done very skillfully.
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the critique, however I should explain a little:

The reason for the eye style/misshapen foreshortening was because it's not my usual art style. I was eyeballing works by Satoshi Urushihara and in all of his 3rd quarter images the eyes are almost identical in proportion and shape to what I drew. Generally in my other art it's not nearly as skewed, but part of his aesthetic was implemented on purpose.

As for Yarrow, he's *incredibly* skinny and his waist is naturally that thin, I admit his proportions are a little strange in this given his positioning however. Althoughreferencing to *-patches- art of him might give a better perspective to why he was drawn so lankey.

Thank you though. Although in the future I'll post "Critique wanted" when I'd like one. All of these issues have been addressed before by others ^^;.
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SilentAndSullen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Nods- Ohhh. Okay.

Never mind me then. :3
Sorry for the confusion. XD

You don't mind if I watch you, no? o^o
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Go ahead D: I can't stop you *lol* But thanks for the watch. I do like good crits, I just had to explain this is pretty drastically different from my norm lol.
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:iconsilentandsullen:
SilentAndSullen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:

I will try to crit the best I can. <3

I'll be sure to check your gallery.
You wouldn't happen to have a Pixiv?
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nah I don't I upload to so many galleries as is I dont think I could keep up with Pixiv lol
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SilentAndSullen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm... I think I have to look into something, because I think I saw one of your pics there.

-goes to look-
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
o_o well if it is, it's not by my hand lol. Lemme know if you find out.
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Chizarie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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:iconanime-freak64:
anime-freak64 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Wow. this is very beautiful :)
Can I ask, what kind of being is Yewon?
Is she/he an anthro or an alien?
And what gender is she/he?
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yewon is a plant-human =) and their gender is unknown!
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:iconanime-freak64:
anime-freak64 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
So they can swtch gender for their mates pleasure? Or just because they can?
Cool ;P
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
That is something I don't share, and remains a secret =) sorry! Nothing Yewon does is for anyone's pleasure. But I'll let you make your own assumptions haha, it's fun that way.
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anime-freak64 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
lol your right ;P
thanks anyway :)
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:iconashe-star:
Ashe-Star Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Yewon is so cute!
Really really wonderful. Although it's kinda sparkly it's still epic.
Also a lot of the time people can't do the plump lips very well and you did it wonderfully without OVER doing it.
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noirchan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
It's simply beautiful! What an expression her eyes have! I'm impressed, more than that, amazed. Satoshi Urushihara is one of my favourite artists either.
But I can still see your talent here, it's not just a copy of his work.
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful homage indeed!
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:icontygepc:
Tygepc Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Wow. I love the detail.
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:icontikiya:
Tikiya Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
holy cowwwwww, this picture just screams epic EPIC E P I C!, your coloring is just so sakjfksk--/dies with the lose of words because this picture is just to much/ ;; i want to see more pictures of them! yes i do!

/watches/
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:iconapplebetty:
AppleBetty Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Urushihara is the man!
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:iconmosskat:
mosskat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
holy...hell O_O WOW...
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
O3O
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:iconmosskat:
mosskat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
O3O *blink*
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guardian-GARM Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
;u;

so very pretty.
the colors are like, blinding in their luminescent glory.
I love it very much. <3
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:iconneolucky:
Neolucky Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much ;u;!
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:iconkizera:
Kizera Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Love this o-o like the eyes and the coloring
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elviella Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Oh... WOW. It's just absolutely gorgeous, stunning! You did such a great work in this style, I'm amazed ^_^ I love how it does have a Urushihara influence, but still it looks a lot like what you usually do!:D
The composition is exceptional, and it's all so rich in details!
I love how you drew the characters. Yewon looks so beautiful and serene, and the way you did her eyes is just... Well, they are captivating! The contrast between her and Yarrow is so interesting, while she's so peaceful he looks wicked! Great dynamic pose and expression!
And, of course, the colouring is lovely! I especially like the background :D

This piece is simply perfect... Not only as a piece of art, but also very interesting as a poster/cover of for a story. It definitely draws the viewer's attention!
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