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Drealms - pg.21 by TakataRikuzen Drealms - pg.21 by TakataRikuzen
While working on panel 1, after a 2.5hr drawing session to get the facial expressions just the way I wanted it, my desktop decided to restart itself after some software update which i did not ask for without asking me if I wanted my work saved. I remember clearly the time was 3 am.

I don't remember ever swearing so damn much in such rapid succession in my entire existence up until I switched photoshop back on and opened the file to see a blank page. After calming down, I couldn't get into the same headspace to recreate the facial expressions from the lost session. I probably will never buy Windows ever again.

Now that I've got that off my chest; battle scenes coming up!

The girl with the strange eyes is using a blade/weapon I designed for this story, a Hummingblade. I didn't want another Katana like the Black/Shadow-Ops are wielding. In my original long version of this one-shot, there is a great hummingblade war. The blade generates sound as it's being used, and each blade has it's own unique sound. And so the sound of the war will be nothing short of epic.

Question:
R.J. Intended to sacrifice herself while letting Joey & Alexa try to make run for their lives (panel 1), and my question is; did that come across to you when you read it?

Oh my word, is that DD real? *pinches leg as hard as possible* yup, it hurts! IT HURTS! Thank you so much :icondamaged927:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
That is BRILLIANT!
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome dear!
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
"Question:
R.J. Intended to sacrifice herself while letting Joey & Alexa try to make run for their lives (panel 1), and my question is; did that come across to you when you read it?"

Yes, but I read through it twice to fully understand it as I usually do :P
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really should have been turned into several panels action sequence and not just a single panel as it is now, but didn't have the extra pages to work with. Glad it still comes across at all... X'P
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
It's hard to fit when you have a limit on pages.  You can resort to making short stories to fill a comic that doesn't quite reach 64 pages.  But you have be careful with that as well!
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was only 45 pages as it was for a Shonen Jump competition submission.
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I think I remember that contest!
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Nuciferyne Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
First, congrats on the DD!
Second, THAT PAIN IS ALL TOO REAL MAN. Q__Q I hate it when I lose work thanks to that sort of BS.
Third, I really like that hummingblade concept.
Fourth, looks great! 


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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First, thank you so much!
Second, thank you so so much!
Third, thank you so so so much!
Fourth, thank you so so so so much!
X'D
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Nuciferyne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome x4! ;P
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Cool
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
No problem
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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KasaiTheFox Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome~
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KasaiTheFox Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime~
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SaitoGaika Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is the 1st time I see a manga page get a Daily Deviation
your work clearly deserve it nice work !!
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it's not the 1st manga page to get a DD. But thank you! I really appreciate your compliment.
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun :happybounce: 
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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xMidnightxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great!
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm honored
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xMidnightxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My eyes are honored to have seen such a piece of art! xD
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear, I can tell you just about 200,000 mistakes in this one story alone. Some of which are quite hilarious.
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xMidnightxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We have to have mistakes so that we can improve, that's the challenge in art. xDDD
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True that! Well said... :)
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xMidnightxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you very much! xDDD
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fassoul1993 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Sweet!
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CURSE YOU! yeah baby yeah
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
awesome.
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
welcome :icongrin--plz:
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White-Rose-Brian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice work.
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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lorenzoramis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Real motion! Nearly 3D text. Perfect
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Really? Thank you!
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lorenzoramis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome. Nice works
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hmm o.o something bout to go down ^^

Congrats on your DD ^^

and to answer your question, this is the first time I've read this page and from seeing it, yes it came across clearly ^^
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for answering my question! *phew* Had to summarize a very long story into a one shot manga, and could only allocate a panel for that scene, had to rely on the dialogue alone. I'm glad it came across still...

Thanks so much for your compliment.
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Oh god~     My computer did that to me after doing something for about 4 hours, without saving, the other day.      I had never been so angry at the computer before.   ^^;

On topic of the art, it's awesome!   I'll need to read into the story, but from what you've said, it sounds truly interesting!
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Zeke-01. I hope you enjoy the story. :)

My condolences to your lost work. I know exactly how you feel. X'P - Sigh...
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I am sure to~       And thank you for the polite response.   ^~^    

Agh, agreed.    There were sighs aplenty, but I ended up making up for it, by drawing something better afterwards, so it was not all bad, I suppose.   
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah good for you.

Before I'd lost my work, I'd had to prepare myself emotionally to create that one scene; the 3 characters knew they were going to die, they had no chance against their foe. And out of loyalty, their friendship, and love, they were arguing among themselves as to who should try to get away and live, and who'd wanted to stay to die fighting so the ones getting away have a better chance of surviving. They were sad, they were hopeful, they were desperate.

I needed to get into their mindset to be able to draw their faces with emotions. I'm talking about the right music, dimming out the lights in my work station, the right doom and gloom emotional headspace, and then I poured out those emotions into their facial expressions, body language, and the words that was being drawn on the page.

Then *blip* the screen restarted.

I was so upset I simply couldn't get that mindset to recreate that 1st panel. I'd redrawn it to some level of satisfaction, but wasn't the same like the work I had lost. I thought it was perfect then (had finished sketching and had almost finished inking), and every time I see it, I see the downgraded compromise it is. X'P
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Oh god!       That is a nightmare situation!    I was just doing a little sketch, from some reference.    When I redrew it, I ended up flipping it horizontally, and liking it more.  >_<     My story pales in comparison~          There is no way I could handle such a thing.    I would almost certainly cry bitter tears, were I to put so much into something, were it to be lost like that.   >_<
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TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh there were tears alright. X'D

I know what you mean about flipping drawings over. There has been drawings I've finished, and when I inverted the colors (black to white and vice versa) it ended up looking so much better. LOL
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Zeke-01 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
>x'P    Oh noes~

Ooooh, I've not thought of that.   ^^;   Then again, I've not really done any good art.    Most of it is just fanart, and just some sketchy linework at that.
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