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Almost-Kiss by FugueState Almost-Kiss by FugueState
Ok...

This one came about after I saw vgstudio's image on Shutterstock.com (link) and then started chatting with ~peahopeless about it in relation to her fics.

Long-and-strange story short, this drawing was born, and a story for it will be on its way in the future. ;-)

[ED NOTE: The story has been written - it's called An Audience of One. :D ]

(And, to be fair - The pose was largely traced; I reversed it and tweaked it to fit these two. The shading was also modeled after the original photo - so whomever vgstudio is, he/she deserves partial credit for this one! :nod:)

NOTE: Feedback for ~peahopeless's stories can be sent to PEAhopeless@aol.com . Be sure to put "fanfic" in your subject, so she doesn't mistake it for spam. :)

Media: Pastel pencils, Photoshop lighting effects
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DemonWizard Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning *-*
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Ixumy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
damn you.
you can't make me cry like this!!
is not fair!
you can't!
v... Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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BunnySun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Your drawing is very beautiful! But I think the reason why her torso looks so long is because it doesn't look like she's straddling V. I've never seen the photo reference but I'm assuming her butt would be on his leg rather than kinda going through his leg. Over all! It's such a romantic piece!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, at one point I tried superimposing the drawing over the reference (see below, original reference here: www.shutterstock.com/pic-25718… ) to see how the proportions did, and I can see that I trimmed too much off the female figure's back and bum. :blushes:  Ahh, well.  I'm glad it's still an enjoyable piece! :aww:

Process - Almost-Kiss by FugueState
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BlueLittleevil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God ! This is perfect .They are so beautiful together aren't they ? I mean just look at them .. how unique to see such a thing .. Ahhh how I wish to find a guy like him in this world.. But you see... nowadays humans are so superficial ...with everything ..especially LOVE. They are playing with feelings like it's just a FASHION GAME. I hate people [almost everyone]. and I hate that persons like him [ with such artistic skills and artistic point of view for life ] do not exist . :love: :(
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rebelwolfchris Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Ah, so close and yet so far... you've captured exactly just how well these two fit together :)
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FugueState Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^ This was one of the first drawings I did that used a specific photo reference for both figures. It was an interesting learning process!
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MJ-Fr3ak Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
I like you pictures. they're soooooooooo beautiful. very very nice.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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un-hynged Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wish I was in her place ;~;
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Tsurumaru Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
All of your work is so amazingly beautiful, i dont have words to describe my feelings for them, Ive simply never seen work that pulls my heart strings like yours does, and i admire you greatly.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :thanks: I try to draw from the heart, so it's wonderful to know I've affected emotions with my work. ^^
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dianne-ellaine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
awee thats so pretty :) great job!! im adding to my faves :P
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FugueState Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you! :)
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Hothien Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh My God. I love this.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad. :aww: And thank you for :+fav:-ing!
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LadyVeantirme Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Beautiful!
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FugueState Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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KawaiiUsagiChanSan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
wow!!! evey looks fab! and V is wonderful as always! ^_^ this is wonderful!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! (tho' I have to give the original photo model credit for a good deal of Evey's "fabulousness". ;-) )
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KawaiiUsagiChanSan Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
well there is still a lot of you in it and that is what gives it it's shinyness ^_^
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FugueState Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw... :glomp:
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Jefrma Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
*SHIVERRRRRR* :drool: :heart: :party: Basically; LOVE IT!!!!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
The shading as usual is great, my only problem is with Evey's body. I saw the image you used as reference, but the length of her body is too narrow, it makes her spine appear to be very long. If you look at the body closely, you can see a diagonal line from the top of the hip (near the butt) to the bottom of her breasts. A good way to read a body is by looking at the shapes and the negative space, I think it would really help you out.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*looks at photo compared to drawing*

Huh. Wha'dya know. I did draw Evey's torso a touch narrower than the model's - made her derriere a bit smaller too. :) I actually went through and superimposed one over the other for comparison - it was an interesting exercise, lol! (I put it into scraps if you're curious). Ah well. I'm still happy enough with it to let it continue roaming in the wild. :D

(I did notice that the couple in the photo didn't really seem to be a true "couple"... at least the difference from the photo to the drawing put Evey's torso closer to V's, where I imagine it's preferred. ;-) )
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peahopeless Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Long and strange story ... ... LOL
(Doesn't that describe many of our group's conversations? ;)

Oh yes. This story will be the one right after I do this V/Finch story I'm on right now. The golfclaps that you uncompassionate people give me will be solidified into it all by the time I'm done. (sigh)


I *love* the detail in both her hair and his. Good choice on the bra (I can say that because I know the types you were passing on ;) ).

Her face ... man ... and the thing is, I saw the early sketches, her face was that good then already. Her face has amazed me the whole way through on this one. I even recall commenting that you had her *eyemakeup* right already in the early *sketch*. That has just fascinated me the whole way through.

You know what else I really like ... the light and dark shading on the area just below her hip (I guarantee you he's noticed it, because now he's fighting me on the Finch story, god damn it), and likewise the shading on his hand and on her bottom.

Bravo for the catch on the pendant, and I still can't figure out how mere humans can figure out fabric like that on his sleeve. :)

And the bend on his fingers around her back ... perfect. :D
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peahopeless Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
OOOPS
Just realized, I said that wrong.
I meant the shading ABOVE her hip ... the diagonal line that marks the side of her tummy.
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FugueState Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
>The golfclaps that you uncompassionate people give me will be solidified into it all by the time I'm done. (sigh)

W00t!!!! :evillaugh:

>Good choice on the bra

Thank you - that was my first attempt at drawing lingerie! :)

>the shading ABOVE her hip

That ended up being one of my favorite parts, actually. I was *extremely* grateful for the lighting in the photo I used as a model, believe me!

>Bravo for the catch on the pendant,

thenkyu. :-)

>and I still can't figure out how mere humans can figure out fabric like that on his sleeve. :)

*blushes* It's not all from me - I rely heavily on good photo and art references, so I'm just standing on the shoulders of *much* greater individuals. :blushes:
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