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I understand, because I can see by jacemoore I understand, because I can see by jacemoore
...Seeing with your heart and not with your eyes, that is.
I tried my best to choose the words, but I don't think any title I can come up with would embody my feelings regarding this drawing. (Not just about the picture itself, but the events, emotions and revelations surrounding this work.)

This is a birthday present for :iconbalba-bunny:.
This is her wandering, warrior character, Albion Diko with Barry Hatch from Fable III. I tried my best to include everything I could about her character and Barry Hatch, as well touches just for ~balba-bunny (Diko) herself, like the snow. When I learned she had never had the chance to experience it in person, it became my inspiration for the scene.
I don't think I could properly sum up in my words just how much love Diko has for Barry Hatch, so I will have to use hers (as she spoke them in the description of this drawing she made for a friend [link]):
"Knowing I can love somebody that much makes me feel special, it makes me feel alive even if I have to live almost completely up in my head. I'm sure he led a raunchy life but I adore he still smiles and laughs after his hardened troubles; and god do I wish I could comfort him after a day of being slapped around...I relate to that, I can sympathize with having a hard, physically abused life and just smile and float above it all like he does. I think that's what makes me love him the most.

Call me the insane crazy Barry girl, the weirdo that collects songs and makes photo manips because she wants to see his face everywhere and in everything. And drawing her self represented character always with him. In certain everyday simple things I find beauty in sunsets because now they have a greater meaning to me because of his hair."

~balba-bunny is one of the most fantastically loving and understanding people that I have had the pleasure to meet. She's an inspiring and uplifting person to talk to, and she has a meaningful quote, reference, and story for every situation! I hope you're having a fantastic birthday today, Miss Diko, you really deserve it. And I hope today's sunset was the most gorgeous one you've ever had the pleasure to see. :hug:
Thank you so much for being you.

Fable game series, Barry Hatch & designs Lionhead Studios
Albion Diko belongs to ~balba-bunny.
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K-Styles33 Apr 4, 2013  Student Artist

I admire you.
aL-Rocket Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail. It brings the drawing to life.
And the fact that this was a gift presented with such feeling and heart-well, balba-bunny is lucky to recieve such an honest present.
Wonderful in 100s of ways!
Crazylankygirl Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this is amazing. And really sweet!
Albel-is-MINE Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* o*

Once again an amazing piece.

and don't sweat the "self-punishment" thing. Most artists do that.

I used to be terrible at anatomy and colors and really....everything. So one day I said to myself "SELF U SUCK GET BETTER." so I practiced on anatomy first, then colors, etcetera. Most artists are hard on themselves like that. I always think when I look at "finished" works that "I could do better" and If I'm unsatisfied with it it just ends up going into the..."WIP" pile....I.E., the "never to be finished" pile. About 40% of what I draw is what is ever actually seen on here.

But take your time, sweet. c:

Hey, you aren't a creeper. You were just doing something cool. Coolness is okay. :)

And if people are asking "WHERE IS MINE >:UUUUUU" they need to calm their tits. Genius can't be rushed, and you can't force someone to do something. They have to force themselves.

....I hope I understood what you wrote. I'm a bit of a re-re so I might have got the completely wrong idea %D
Aww this is wonderful! Its a pity that you don't take commissions for the moment ;_; But may I ask how much a piece like this would coast? :)
Nemmer Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There is so much detail in your drawings hun. Every time you look at them there's another surprise waiting for you to find!!!!
What a tender image, kissing his scarred back... I love all the little touches of detail, the pie, the clothes on the hook, the designs on the furniture... It's a picture that feels intimate in a way that goes beyond just sex or friendship, and combined with the words you used to put it in context, it really brought a smile to my face this morning. ^___^
Very nice image, cute couple and wonderful ambience. I love it ! :heart:
HARECROW Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really good jace ^^ keep up the awesome work! :hug:
kymyit Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So really great and awesome *O*
They're sweet!!
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