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The Raven's Story by AkiAmeko The Raven's Story by AkiAmeko
My Princess Tutu boxset finally arrived, and I've been doing a slew of fanart! :D This has to be one of my favorites though.

I totally LOVE Rue. (Not so much Kraehe...) She's so sad and trapped in a fate that she didn't choose. But I still love how CREEPY and EVIL she can get as Kraehe. :XD:

So I kind of did a blend between the Rue and Kraehe personas... Felt like doing a story-ish drawing with ink, and afterwards I realized it really looks like the style of the opening sequences. ("Once Upon a Time... etc. etc.")

It was kind of difficult to balance out the lights and darks. :/ In the end a lot of the detail I would have liked to keep was lost, but it's ok. I also experimented with flecking...which I've only done a few times before for stars in a landscape piece. I've seen CLAMP do a lot of flecking in their work just because, so I thought it would add a nice touch to the piece. ^_^ I just hope I didn't cover up too much. D: My next flecking attempt will be better, I'm sure.

I'm also reminded of a fairytale book I have where all the illustrations are done in ink cross-hatching... It's really, really cool. I'd really love to do book covers and illustrations as a career. It'd be so fun! :heart:

I'm probably going to do more pieces like this for Tutu... :heart:

Rue/Kraehe (c) Ikuko Itoh
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Akogare Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
This is beautiful. Looooooove all the lines in this.
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KagamiYoshida Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
WOW this looks so amazing!
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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missy-tannenbaum Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's really pretty! The shading techniques worked out really well. Plus, Princess Tutu needs more red and black fanart. ^^
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wahahahaha, YES! >D
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NeddieDavid Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's really really pretty! :D I love the little bit of red you added in the picture--the contrast is really really nice.
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Raakone Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Nice pic here. I love the red ballet slippers being a contrast to almost everything else. Ruby slippers? *laughs*
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: I didn't think of the ruby slippers thing. In the actual anime her slippers are black, but the preface to one of the episodes tells a tale of red slippers, so I figured it fit. I also need more red toward the bottom to balance out the other red. X3;;
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