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Pssst. If anyone knows anyone who might be interested in giving a job to a digital painter and 2D/3D animator, my portfolio is here.

Homestuck made black/white duality themed winged canine characters carrying dead loved ones and I just couldn't stop myself from paying tribute.

Haha, WELL, I didn't intend for this to be a big piece actually. I restarted the coloring/painting of it three different times, getting progressively more realistic with each (the first attempt was quite stylized). Then it just became something nice I could chip at while in my stream to entice people to buy commissions. So the work ended up being very spread out as I worked on it for a half hour at the start of each stream then moved on to commissions. I guess it took about a month of little chunks like that, then when last week was fairly slow I got the rest of it done.

I also started it in Photoshop the first two times before moving to Sai. I just wasn't getting the 'color soup' effect I wanted. Decided now I much prefer Sai for figuring out colors and have started doing all my underpaintings in it. This was done all in Sai except for some post work.

Characters are from Homestuck, which is Andrew Hussie
Artwork is mine.

Edit: Made a couple corrections since originally posted.
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HetariMichelleChan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jade... PM looks like she's made out of glass.. the details of the wings and...I can't express in words how much I love this, it's beautiful.
ReyRay Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply gorgeous, especially the way PM almost gives off a glow. :0 I almost faved twice haha
lostdesertfan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful ;n; *u*
MrsKyoya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautifully hearkbreaking. seeing jade like that makes me want to cry.
MrRoar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
where is the button that lets me favorite every line you ever drew??

NoNoWhat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really shows the emotion of Jack and PM. I also incredibly love the details and the colouring. Great work. :D Little Pixel Heart 
princebrince Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad... You can see Jack is heartbroken....
NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colouring and lighting. And you've done a great job on their expressions, you can really see the loss on their faces. This looks amazing. :love:
Cait-the-Bait216 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Multimorph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
The details in this are amazing. The feathers, the cloth, the intersection of the wings...
DarkPrincessGirl1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the end, They both lost someone important to them
AshShadow-Sin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow...
Tillydae Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist beautiful :iconhappytearsplz:
ChibiWolf55 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dang, i forgot the name of the white one.
dragonfraternity Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Artist
Peregrine Mendicant
OtakuNinjaPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
The detail is amazing, it looks awesome.
Notebook-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!! :O_o: You just earned another watcher :D
Mangakahime Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
instant watch because of this. D8 this is absolutely incredible!
Roachguts Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful
in every way
fistania Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
omg great lighting. great color. so gorgeous, absolutely love it!
Makoyana Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god
Sad, but still beautiful ;___; :heart:
RedDemonBlood Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
UltimaDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
anyone who makes homestuck fanart, is dangerous. anyone who makes homestuck fanart like THAT, is INDESTRUCTABLE
Mangofeline Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student
This is beautiful! Ah, so sad but sweet!
shadow-crow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my Gog!!!
This is so gorgeous!!!
I...I don't know what to say!
It's so fabulous!
I really like all the details and the textures.

Keep going!
Nicky-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply beautiful! I have been searching high and low for this picture and I have finally found it! I really have no words to describe how wonderful this is!!! All the love, all of ittt! :D
Aly-TheDelinquent-AT Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
SO FUCKING ADORABLE :iconcryforeverplz:
NikkiTheSheep Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no words, this is a peice of art. Is it possible for this to be available in print form? I would simply die for this to be a poster in my room ;_;

You did an amazing job with the lighting and texture. PM's inner glow, the light bouncing off of Jack's ripped outfit, the glitter on Jade's dress...And the little rips in her dress too, little details like that make this whole picture that much more realistic. I can visibly see the pain and sorrow from Jack's expression.

The only one little critique I would give (If you don't want any constructive criticism, read no further!) Is on Jade's dangling hand, her ring finger is kind of crooked, and her shoulders appear to be straight, and a dead person would be unable to keep their shoulders square like that so they should be slumped. Neither of these things take away from the sheer beauty of this picture, I'm so envious of your amazing skills ;_; /gush
kuroseishin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thank you! As this is a Homestuck piece I cannot legally offer prints, however I do plan to submit it to Hussie and Rachel for consideration in the What Pumpkin store.

Hm, I think her ring finger is alright... her hand is sort of relaxed and curving in on itself? It's modeled on my own hand so maybe *my* ring finger is crooked, lol. You are totally right about the shoulders though, oops! Been a few months since this piece so I probably won't make any more changes, but definitely something to keep in mind next time I'm drawing dead people. Thanks!
NikkiTheSheep Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I didn't really expect you would want to change it xD And I do believe Andrew stated you can sell artwork...Just not plushies, clothing, and other things like that, but I *could* be wrong.
kuroseishin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
You can sell artwork *commissions* (custom-made artwork) but not prints. (:
NikkiTheSheep Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, I see. Oh well </3
UxieSweetie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful!!! omg!!! <333333 This deserves WAYYYYYY more faves than it has!!!!!!!
AllGodsAdvisor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
this is amazing......
Streamstar6783 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Indescribable. Awesome. words.
thefeltfan6 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no words to describe this one piece. It is just *swoon*.
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Wonderful job! ;A; <333
0567tlz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This is just amazing. The textures, the expressions, the colors, everything. :wow:
OneGirlAnarchy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
havent gotten to them yet. but whatever, its still friggin beautiful
-insert massive amounts of envy here-
mandymini Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I about cried when VW died.
He was my first cosplay ever.
This is so beautiful and I just love everything about it. Good work!
Omenofthelightning Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can't find the words to describe this beautiful piece. All I can say is that you've done a fantastic job and if Andrew Hussie sees this, he will be in awe as well~
Vencentio Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I cannot express how amazing this is.
Seriously. @_@
DandyAndyWinters Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
this is gorgeous...
BianIri Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Stunning. This has simply taken my breath away. <3
Shadowdi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I just. Oh My God.
Jair1337 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
EPIC. I love it ;3
MiriaNocturnae Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on tumblr and really fell for the piece in itself.
ayaka859 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! The detail is just breathtaking!
Zazu75 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
man, i dont even have words for this.
just. man. no words. o.o
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