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AkuRoku - Take Me Away by Nijuuni AkuRoku - Take Me Away by Nijuuni

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:.

:star:Commissions are open! Thanks for your orders! <3 Commission Info c::star:
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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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LucyxKimi Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
WowFantasticCosplay Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! :D I love it.
nyx613 Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, this is incredible! As a steampunk I must say your grip on what Steampunk is truly wonderful!
Midnight-Dare-Angel Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Consider this added to my list of "versions of Roxas to cosplay"
amazing work..really cool
I share your passion for steampunk! Axel always looks awsome in steampunk & I want Roxas' hat! lol
Wow, the colors are beautiful. This is such a great piece.
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.
zangetsu858 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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