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Inspired by a previous steampunk commission [link]
I loooooooove the steampunk theme, and ffffffff i love drawing these types of costumes oh my fucking god @A@ <33

The hilt of Axel's cane is referenced off this glorious steampunk cane i found online on flickr [link]

Some of you guys asked for the previous steampunk commission if you can reference my works for cosplay? I'D BE MORE THAN DELIGHTED TO SEE IT COME TO LIFE FFFFFFFFFF. I WANT TO SEE ROXAS IN PINSTRIPE TIGHTS KTHANKS :iconhumpingplz:.


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This painting really caught my eye! I think your tecnique is great, and you master both shading and anathomy well. I ecpessially like the shading on Roxas pants, and the pin-stripes are what makes the painting look so three dimentional in my opinion.

Obviously there is nothing lacking when it comes to details. You must have put a lot of time and effort into this, and it paid off!

The composition is also very nice. I like the way the light on the sword draws your attention to the center of the image, while the fabric leads you around the edges.

The only thing I can put my finger on is that I would have liked a bit more expression in their faces.

Other than that, I just love the overall painting (and of course you can't go wrong with steam punk!), amd will definitly be adding this in my favs.
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As usual, your stuff is crazy detailed and has lovely, accurate shading and backlighting. The flow of that cloth really brings the eyes in to the center, although the positioning of the gun and cane have us wandering off canvas top right, as if there's something over there. However, neither Roxas nor Axel seem to be paying any attention in that direction.

Of course this just screams futuristic steam punk, and I love it. Your color palette is quite muted, which I would usually suggest on improving, but seeing as the theme is steam punk, this is fitting. The touch of blue on Roxas' hat helps draw out the color of his eyes amongst all the red he's swimming in - nice.

One last thing to touch on is their expressions. You have a sort of "standard expression" that can be traced back through quite a few pictures. Sure, they're smiling, but you could definitely get away with exaggerating it a bit. Up the drama by giving Axel a small smirk, his lip curling in the corner, maybe direct his eye at Roxas, to solidify a more concrete focal point for the audience.

And Roxas looks quite doll-like, without life. I know you've asked for help on this before, and I'm not quite sure how to pinpoint what it is, but perhaps showing the whites of his teeth a little could aid in portraying his attitude a little better. Crinkle the skin under his eye a little, since they say true smiles reach your eyes.

Other than that, this is beautifully detailed work that I study quite often, in hopes to implement some of your technique into my own work. Keep it up, and never stop moving forward!
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faer-windstormfan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So is it okay if I start writing fanfiction of your art/drabbles/whatever? Because I think I've started to fall in love with these pairings just the way that you do them.
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LucyxKimi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
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LucyxKimi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow!!
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WowFantasticCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! :D I love it.
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nyx613 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, this is incredible! As a steampunk I must say your grip on what Steampunk is truly wonderful!
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Midnight-Dare-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Consider this added to my list of "versions of Roxas to cosplay"
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DreamhunterZacky Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
amazing work..really cool
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TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I share your passion for steampunk! Axel always looks awsome in steampunk & I want Roxas' hat! lol
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Jaylayson Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Wow, the colors are beautiful. This is such a great piece.
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kookles123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I think I'll just spend the next hour or so going through your gallery and faving anything I can get my cursor on. All these details...steampunk.....hnnnnnggggg......
Someone stop me before I have a mental breakdown.
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Xephermaster Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
LOVE IT :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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zangetsu858 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy crap, I'd LOVE to make that cane! It's really involved and would most likely frustrate me to no end, but making something like that would be a phenomenal feat! :3
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FlickeringFireflies Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I... am in love with this... :heart:
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Kodomina Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome *o* i have no more words to say :icononionloveplz:
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angidawn24 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! O.O
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69xbuttonsx69 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
A man in my Psych class has pinstripe pants so every time I see him, i think of this picture. i wonder what he would say if I told him that seeing him reminds me of boylove. ahahahah
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takarayume Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
:icondatassplz: <3 XDDD
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Nigella00 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
...O...M...G...
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SQUEEE. I'd try everything the top critiquer said for the face. I've been critiquing smiles in mom's paintings for weeks and it's always the god-damn eyes, but I still have to say - SQUEEEE. Steampunk AkuRoku ftw. And now I'll be reading that drabble kurosora did, which is what got me here. :P
Hey, speaking of her, are you voting for peacablekingdom? http: / /www .refresheverything .com /lvpeaceablekingdom They're trying to get money for outdoor space for their no-kill shelter. Grass and windows and all that. ^^
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kurosora1984 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
BIT of a storyalization of this: [link]

For your records. :D
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Tekko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
...*explodes from the sheer amount of awesomeness*
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ukonee45 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god. I love it! It looks so awesome!XD
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InsaneSanity813 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in need of your particular expertise in the area of steampunk characters. (I like your style in this, it's perfect.)
Could you re-draw this image for me at some point? I really want a few other versions of it to use, 'cause mine sucks and yours are sexy.

[link] plz?
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEETNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

may i request that you can make a print out of that? Because that would look awesome on my bedroom wall
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8D i'll definitely consider it <33
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. thanks. :)
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Arkiel-Pixie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just noticed that Axel has XIII and VII on his watch. Herpaderp.
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starburn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
AAAAAAAH AAAAAAAH THAT IS SO SEXY I WANT TO COSPLAY IT SO BAD. I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO FREAK OUT.

I am educating my yaoi closet college friend about Kingdom Hearts 2 to introduce her to Cleon, Soriku, and Akuroku. So, as she's over there fighting her way to meet Yen Sid, I'm finding this, and being all "PAIGE. PAIGE LOOK AT THIS NOW. NOW."

And she is like "YESSSSSSS."

Thank you for providing solace with the piece "Let Me Go" (showed her right after she finished the "I'll be waiting" scene).

FFFFFF SO AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS.
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starburn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I WANT TO COSPLAY IT. I MIGHT TRY.
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Vegetasbabe98 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My attention was immediately drawn to the butt O_o
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CaliKaru13 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student General Artist
AMAAAAAAZIIIIING!!!!!! OMG, why you so awesome. :heart:
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Orokana-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're colors and attention to detail make my brain die ^-^
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Kuroneko-No-Kaosu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Oh my good golly gosh this makes me a happy pufferfish oAo I want to cosplay this. ...whether I'd be cosplaying Roxas or Axel I'm still not sure XD
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askylum Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYDARWINYESMORESTEAMPUNKPLZ.
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sliverose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
-insert pocketful of sunshine song-
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ThE-ReD-ThInG Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Oh wonderful mix with steampunk** I love your art!
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sora1589 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning detail as usual!
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Actor949 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I am in love with the outfits/costumes you put them in all i have to say is wow!!
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candy3314 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
OW WOW! Is it even possible to draw this good??? >.< Someone needs to write a story bassed on this pic!!!!
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IvoryLilith Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so lovely!! I would like to possibly cosplay this version of Roxas, with your approval, of course. I would like to have a friend join me as the Axel too. He's been wanting to do a steampunk cosplay for a bit now. I really do enjoy this picture. <3
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helloXIII Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
okay, i HAVE to know. What program do you use and is it available via free download?
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Nijuuni Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use Adobe Photoshop CS5, and it is not a free download lol 8'DDD I only which it was LOL
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helloXIII Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
thank you!
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RobStar121 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love how they're both holding the fabric :iconiloveitplz:
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Icy-Touch Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
You make my life. I'm just saying.
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Hika-Chanlover Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh i luv it!
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missymusic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!! :squee:
Amazing! :heart: Steampunk is sexy!
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DeviantGuitarist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
That is seriously awesome
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DisneysLostPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD THIS IS... This is... there are no words to describe the absolute and utter amazing that is this picture.
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misspenguin4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i think i've already mentioned this before, but I love you XD I wish I had a fraction of the skill you have ;-;
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