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Practice with tegaki, October 4, 2011

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I must admit it's been so long since I've drawn/painted her I'd almost forgotten how...

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"I'm here   I'm here
A bird arcs across the sky
Don't die   Don't die
Paradise will vanish
  the last time you close your eyes

"Forgive me......and be happy"

— Kokia, Daiji na mono wa mabuta no ura ("The most important things lie behind closed eyes")
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Adorable artwork by abondz. Thank you so much!

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Drawn in the wake of the March 11, 2011 quake-tsunami in Japan. Eliana H. Oda's Machi to the left and Eirendi to the right.



Not officially a part of the gallery (as of yet), as the picture is not Sand Dance canon in any form. I may still add it for archiving purposes......
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I'm baffled that I hadn't already uploaded this. Drew this nearly 2 years ago. Originally uploaded to deviantart October 29, 2009.



At any rate, I plan to redraw the boys in the next week or so. Now that I've said that, please don't let me jinx myself. >_<  
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There lived a boy who had done so many unforgivable things that his heart grew dark and cold and eventually lifeless. As he lay breathing his last alone beneath the starry sky, he heard voices above him.

"Look at him. He is so young."

"It can't be helped; they don't live long anyways."

Someone reached down straight into his chest and he felt a great weight lifting. For a moment he saw a coal-black stone. There was a noise and a puff of dust.

"What have you done? Why, you've completely destroyed it!"

"Without a heart, he has no chance to live!"

Wordlessly, the one who had crushed his heart to powder plucked a star out of the night. It was a yellow star of medium size. As it pulsed and glowed above his empty chest, the boy felt heavier than anything on earth yet lighter than anything in heaven.

The star was placed with utter and deliberate gentleness into the space that his heart had vacated.

"Now you will live forever."



"A duck hears but cannot understand the thunder."

Eirendi cocked her head, perplexed. "I'm no duck, but I can't understand the thunder either!"
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Charmaine's "Love Reality"-inspired doodles of Eiri and Ceru, and a portrait of Eiri and the theorbo she inherited from Rou.

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"What does one have to do to describe the self well? Gender, age, nationality, race, name, 'title'. Symbols to fulfill these criteria, we have many of them. But these symbols, how much can they tell of the whole? For example, just within me, a lone human being: masculine and feminine, child-like and adult-like, strength and weakness, tenderness and coldness, such directly-opposed elements exist together.... Just as all people do, I carry many contradictions and infinities...."

— Maaya Sakamoto, 2003.12.10, Shounen Alice album concept (translated by Miyuki)


One of my earliest inspirations. I didn't think to look up the quote until now, oddly.
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Éi rèn dì
诶认递

Sè rú
色如

Eiri's character-based name doesn't translate, but if the characters were to be read individually, they would mean "hey" (roughly; it's just a sound you make before speech to indicate someone or to get his/her attention), "to know/to recognize", and "to hand over/to deliver" respectively. I guess I sort of tried to choose characters that were applicable to her as a character.

Ceru's character-based name translates to "color of", which is rather neat? Because Ceru is derived from cerulean, "the color of the sky". Of course, there's no etymological basis behind the coincidence here: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cerulean — As you can see, the "ceru-" portion of cerulean was likely derived from the Latin referring to the heavens, seas, fields and leaves.
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Retiring a couple of old character profile images (Eirendi)

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Retiring a couple of old character profile images (Ceru)

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A pencil sketch of Ceru originally completed on January 14, 2011

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I end this year on an unbearably guilty note, it seems. I really need to buckle down and draw again!! Here is yet another wonderful gift from the incomparable Eliana Oda.

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When Crisauda grew tired, she rested her head on her folded jeweler's hands, closed her eyes, and dreamed she was an enormous bird made out of glittering beads that exploded beneath the heat of the sun.




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