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'Easing Into Things'

Posted Jun 21, 2008, 6:16:29 AM
Inuyasha and Kagome's easing into their first night together as husband and wife. Awww!

The colored version of the earlier sketch, found here...

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I thought about adding in some highlights to the skin, but thought that would be overkill. The colors also need to be blended a little better; so I'll most likely fix it up a little later.

Inuyasha/Kagome @ Rumiko Takahashi.

Fanart @ J. Doucet - 2008. Please, do not redistribute without prior consent.

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  • Jun 21, 2008
    This is a beautiful pic.

    I'm kinda sad that the series is officially over. I feel a bit empty because Inuyasha is what got me into anime and I really would like to know more. Like the relationship between Rin and Sesshomaru. Or if Inuyasha and Sesshomaru reconcile as brothers. Ah well, the series had to end one of these days.

    The only messed up about the entire series, is that Kagome is her own great, great, great, great, great grandmother...
    • Jun 21, 2008
      Thank you very much. Smile

      About the question about the last chapter...

      The only thing I think can be said for sure about the questions you have is that Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha have reconciled - maybe not what you would call best buds or anything, but most definitely civil to one another.

      Proof of this would be the fact that Sesshoumaru trusts Inyuasha with Rin's safety - as his ward lives within the village that Inuyasha protects. That's a very telling sign that big brother has faith in little brother's competence. :)

      In regards to the Rin/Sesshoumaru relationship - I feel it's as it's always been: paternal (father/daughter). If it was even hinted at being anything more than that, I think Rin would be residing in the sky castle with Inu Okaasan (Sesshoumaru's mom) or in a more lavish human enclosure (a castle or something) and being taught the proper ways of a future lady to a Lord, instead of living in a human village and being an active part of the simple society.

      And finally, Kagome as her own great, great, great grandmother? :/ I don't feel there is any evidence of that. Just because Kagome is now residing in the past doesn't make her the founding member of her own family's origin.
      • Jun 22, 2008
        I've always had a theory that Kagome might be MirSan's distant ancestor, but certainly not her own. That would mean she married her own great great great whatever grandfather. Ew.

        But how about that for a paradox with the MirSan theory? If she hadn't shattered the jewel then she wouldn't exist. lol
        • Jun 22, 2008
          I honestly don't feel there's any evidence that Kagome is her own ancestor. :/
          • Jun 22, 2008
            ...I wasn't saying she was her own distant ancestor. I was agreeing with you.
  • Jun 21, 2008
    Awww how beautiful^_^ It's about time for these two lol
    • Jun 21, 2008
      So very true. Smile They make such a fetching couple. :)
      • Jun 21, 2008
        So true it's about time they had some cough cough together time ^_~
  • Jun 21, 2008
    Since you say roast, I feel safe. Smile

    The anatomy is almost there, but just not quite... it's just some little things here and there (and I'm an absolute anatomy freak). The main two issues I see in that area are his arm and the feet. The back portion of his arm is a bit too wide and that makes his arm look a bit too beefy, and the foot looks rather inflated. It looks like you're headed in the right direction, though, particularly in the male vs. female muscle structure.

    As for coloring it looks like you are mixing black with your colors in order to darken them, which is making them look a little muddy/chalky. I don't know what program you use, but if you're using photoshop be sure to move your color chooser straight to the right to further saturate the color instead of moving it to the right and down. Doing that puts black into the color.

    Something that will make them look more integrated with each other as well as their environment (i.e. they look like they're hovering a little over the futon) is to reflect some of their colors on each other and the futon. Bouncing some of the red of his hakama onto the underside of his arm, her tummy and some on the futon and then reflecting some of the futon onto the underside of her clothing and his hakama will really make things look unified.
  • Jun 21, 2008
    I agree with KrisCynical.
    I'm not very good at digital artwork, but I've been taught by my art teacher to use the opposite colors of the object you're shading to shade (Ex: red shadows have tinges of blue/purple in them.)
    The fingers on Inu's left hand need to wrap around the back, not disappear into it. Same with Kag's hands.
    His left hand would also look better threaded into her hair.
    I can't tell you how many people have told me the same types of things.
    The folds in the cloth look superb as well as the background. Most of the shading is nice. I'd just fix those two areas.
    I truly appreciate how tastefully this artwork has been done. =)
    • Jun 21, 2008
      I disagree on the hands, actually... hands look like that when they're wrapping around something at the first knuckle so none of the fingers are visible. It's a tough anatomical angle to learn and I don't really see anything wrong with them. Maybe a slight tweak at best on his hand, but I actually think hers is rather well done.

      I second your comments on the opposite colors/compliment colors in the shading. If the light source is warm then the shadow is going to be cool. So if your light source was, say, firelight, it would be yellow-orange light and would thus produce a blue/violet tinged shadow. A good way to get some of that into the shadow color is to bump up the cyan and magenta color sliders or else adjust the color balance on the image (Ctrl+B in Photoshop).

      I think a good next step for the artist would be to start playing with more environmental light. They obviously have an understanding of how shading generally works.

      I also forgot to mention before... nice touch with the splash of flushed pink across Kagome's cheek. Big Smile
  • Sep 16, 2008
    This piece has been nominated at the Feudal Association!

    Founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, and currently owned by authors/artist, Inuyashaloverr and KnittingKnots, the Feudal Association consists of writers, artists, and enthusiasts of the InuYasha fandom. But aside from that, we are also proud to say that we are an awards guild that recognizes fan-fiction and artwork. Several times a year we nominate, vote, and hand out honors to some of the best creations in the fandom.

    Our official website can be found here:
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    Check them out to see what you were nominated for!

    Our Yahoo Group, where the nominations and voting occurs, can be found here:
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    Congratulations and feel free to join and/or help us spread the word about our group!


    ~ Inuyashaloverr & KnittingKnots
    Owners/Administrators of the Feudal Association

    ***Please Note: You may receive this notice more than once if you've been nominated for several awards. They will appear as reviews on your nominated works.
  • Sep 16, 2008
    This piece has been nominated at the Feudal Association!

    Founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, and currently owned by authors/artist, Inuyashaloverr and KnittingKnots, the Feudal Association consists of writers, artists, and enthusiasts of the InuYasha fandom. But aside from that, we are also proud to say that we are an awards guild that recognizes fan-fiction and artwork. Several times a year we nominate, vote, and hand out honors to some of the best creations in the fandom.

    Our official website can be found here:
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    The current nominations pages are here:

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    Check them out to see what you were nominated for!

    Our Yahoo Group, where the nominations and voting occurs, can be found here:
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    Congratulations and feel free to join and/or help us spread the word about our group!


    ~ Inuyashaloverr & KnittingKnots
    Owners/Administrators of the Feudal Association

    ***Please Note: You may receive this notice more than once if you've been nominated for several awards. They will appear as reviews on your nominated works.
  • Sep 17, 2008
    I saw this on DA before they took it down. Underaged my ass. Ah well its a stunning piece. Great job.
    • Sep 18, 2008
      Heh - they deleted the resubmitted version and suspended me for a week for doing so.

      Yeah - I think I'm done with DA.
      • Sep 18, 2008
        Ya things are getting just a tad bit ridiculous over there.
        • Sep 18, 2008
          If it's simply because DA wants to decrease the number of fanarts on their site, why not cut out all the bullshit and simply state 'Fanarts are not accepted here'?

          I wonder if anything is being done with all the other fanart out there that violate that new blusshit clause of theirs...
          • Sep 18, 2008
            I don't know, but they're just being asinine now. Do you know Kriscynical? She's been being targeted like no other. The person admitted to reporting her, and is getting a royal ass-chewing now. Serves them right. Anyhow, I am gonna start reporting some of the TRULY inappropriate stuff that seems to go unpunished over there.
            • Sep 18, 2008
              Good luck with that - DA seems to have the unfortunate habit of not abiding by their own set rules (Lord knows I've reported daily deviations that depicted breast suckling and semi-erect penis cupping and the answers I'd get back was 'report is invalid'). XP

              And yeah, I caught Kris' problems as soon as they started (she's on my watchlist - so I caught her journal soon after she mentioned the deletion of her work).

              AS others have mentioned in her journal - I hope the admins actually do their job and ban that guy for harrassment; as well as do an IP trace to ban the original user.
  • Sep 25, 2008
    Very well done, and may DA suffer horribly for what they have done!
    • Sep 25, 2008
      It's not likely to happen. People in charge rarely face the heat they stoked. XP
      • Sep 26, 2008
        Well there are people out to get them, and I heard rumors of an investigation...
        • Sep 26, 2008
          Yup, an investigation is going on.

          Here's hoping something is resolved in this case - the admin in question is a repat offender when it comes to deleting images that have violated no ToS/policies before.
  • Oct 4, 2008
    Your artwork has won an award from the Feudal Association for the September 2008 term!

    Founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, and currently owned by artist/author, Inuyashaloverr and author, KnittingKnots, the Feudal Association consists of writers, artists, and enthusiasts of the InuYasha fandom. But aside from that, we are also proud to say that we are an awards guild that recognizes fan-fiction and artwork. Several times a year we nominate, vote, and hand out honors to some of the best creations in the fandom.

    Our official website can be found here:
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    Our Yahoo Group, where the nominating and voting occurs, can be found here:
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    Please note that each term we actively seek artists that would like to contribute their InuYasha fanart to our group as awards. If you're interested in donating a piece, please contact us or join the Feudal Association. It would be much appreciated!

    Congratulations and feel free to join and/or help us spread the word about our group!

    ~ Inuyashaloverr & KnittingKnots
    Owners of the Feudal Association
  • Oct 4, 2008
    Your artwork has won an award from the Feudal Association for the September 2008 term!

    Founded in 2005 by author/artist, Dark Avenger, and currently owned by artist/author, Inuyashaloverr and author, KnittingKnots, the Feudal Association consists of writers, artists, and enthusiasts of the InuYasha fandom. But aside from that, we are also proud to say that we are an awards guild that recognizes fan-fiction and artwork. Several times a year we nominate, vote, and hand out honors to some of the best creations in the fandom.

    Our official website can be found here:
    http://feudal-pulpfiction.net/fa/

    Our Yahoo Group, where the nominating and voting occurs, can be found here:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FeudalAssociation/

    Fanart winners list can be found here:
    http://feudal-pulpfiction.net/fa/sept2008art.html


    Artists, please retrieve your awards here:
    http://feudal-pulpfiction.net/fa/pickup.html

    First place awards will be on permanent display here:
    http://feudal-pulpfiction.net/fa/2008art.html


    Please note that each term we actively seek artists that would like to contribute their InuYasha fanart to our group as awards. If you're interested in donating a piece, please contact us or join the Feudal Association. It would be much appreciated!

    Congratulations and feel free to join and/or help us spread the word about our group!

    ~ Inuyashaloverr & KnittingKnots
    Owners of the Feudal Association
  • Aug 24, 2009
    I've always been in love with this picture...And now that I joined the site I can finally say this- you sir are brilliant!! XD
    • Aug 25, 2009
      Sir? Last I checked, I was female. XD

      But thank you for the compliment, regardless. ;)
      • Aug 30, 2009
        LOL I know your female I was just trying to make a witty remark using a steriotypical phrase....and failed miserably XD

        I did mean the compliment though!
        • Aug 31, 2009
          I know - I'm just over sensitive as of late (I blame being overworked at my place of employment - thankless job that it is).
  • Nov 1, 2012
    Aw, your pictures are so nice Smile

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