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Zippers - Hatsuharu and Rin by ChibiSofa Zippers - Hatsuharu and Rin by ChibiSofa
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EDIT: scanned for better quality :3


Some recent traditional work (well, end of last year) :love:

Here are Hatsuharu and Rin Sohma of Fruits Basket which belong to the most amazing Natsuki Takaya, Hana to Yume, Funimation, Tokyopop, etc. I had been slowly catching up in the series thanks to my library's collection (go see if yours has manga, yo!) and I really wanted to do some fanart for the two. My original idea was to see if I could make a large piece (14" x 17" was the biggest paper I had) that would sell for $100, but I kept thinking that would be far too much as I was drawing it, so I mentally settled at $60. I don't know if I succeeded or failed with price, but I am very happy with the fanart result.
I had drawn the same pose from a reference in a fashion mag with a couple on a swing and found that old fanart recently, hence new art with the same pose/different ideas. My mom called it provocative at first, which made me really nervous :lol: , but she throughly loved the finished piece. Heheh :D

Oh! So motif: zippers ALL OVER! I designed those outfits myself just for them and gosh there are at least 10 different zippers visible... Their chokers "fit" together :XD: (gloats over design) Takaya-sensei is so awesome with the outfits she draws these two in, even though she's said she regrets it b/c of the work. But so inspiring! :drool: :love: The pose can also be considered a zipper between the two :D And the their relationship fits a zipper metaphor as well; a zipper is something that can help keep you warm and makes a lot of sense, but the little metal pieces are cold and can cut you if you move your hands too fast. They can be frustrating and are so hard to fix once they break... ah, romance :love: These two cling to each other and it's a delicate situation. sorry, no spoilers :3

After finishing this, my scanner broke... so trying to sell it was delayed. But then, sweet kohai-chan offered to buy it :glomp: and I was HESISTANT because I needed the monies, but charging friends is difficult for me... so it was left up in the air and kohai-chan returned home. Awesome Moni also loved this pic from way back when I started it, and then she got sucked unexpectedly into the obsession and black hole that is the series thanks to me ( :mwahaha: ) and ended up wanting to buy it, too. dang. So I caved and sold it to her for $20. Which I still feel bad about charging her or kohai at all. And I feel bad about not letting you get it too kohai :tears: . And I feel bad because I offered it to Mom because she never asks for anything and loved it too, but she was like "sell it and make monies if you can." I'm so blessed, my family and friends are love :glomp: :love:

Sorry for my childish rambling, if you are still reading. So it now has a happy home with awesome Moni :glomp: and I need to try to make more different fan arts of its quality to see if they will sell, because my experiment totally backfired. . . heheh.
Hypothetically, how much do you think this would be worth in your perspective? I could REALLY use the input - thank you in advance! :heart::peace:
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:iconflamegrell:
flamegrell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
sweet
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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FuckPsychoSketch Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Wonderful blotch of marker roses!! Now..um, I do not liked the story even though....toward the main girl character manga. Just..she is on my nerves much...yuck. )):
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sammiedoll Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Very beautiful. Them together looks very nice. :heart:
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you! :D
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:iconsofipitch:
sofipitch Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! I love it!
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks so much! :glomp: :D
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:iconkanyamidnight:
kanyamidnight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! I can't believe this is traditional art! Your coloring skills are amzing! they really are perfect together!
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh my gosh, thank you! :glomp:
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kanyamidnight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yup! ^^
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Luvv2smile Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! I hate Rin (you know, because i'm a jealous fangirl and all) but i still love it!
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks so much! Haru's such a great character, huh.
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TheEdgeOfTheSea Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's so adorable! I wish that would happen to me. (I'm going to an anime con in a month dressed as rin XD)
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you! :la: That is so cool that you are gonna be Rin! I want to see :D
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:icontheedgeofthesea:
TheEdgeOfTheSea Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, awesome! You're going to anime oassis then?
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, sorry... I am going to Anime Expo this year....
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:icontheedgeofthesea:
TheEdgeOfTheSea Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, dang :(
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Flamingwitch Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I love this couple, Why werent they in the anime along with a lot of other things.
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah! A second or third season of the anime would have been wonderful.
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MosspeltofFireClan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg YAY
but dont take hatsuharu from me forever, rin!!! :tears:
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
heh :D Thank you! You'll find your Hatsuharu someday! :heart:
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MosspeltofFireClan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol yes
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lovely piece~ <3
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks so much! It's one of my faves :D
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:iconkuroitenshi13:
kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I can see why, it's done lovely~ I wish I had more money to bug you about stuff. I'm shooting for about 1-2 weeks, it will depend on how much I get on my next paychecks. <3
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
no worries, kurotenshi! :XD: take all the time you need - I'm not going anywhere :D
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kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
*hugs* Not the point, I have to be super green this summer so I can pay people off. *nods nods*
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whitewines Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
:shocked: I LOVE THIS! Thank you for uploading it!

:aww:
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
:XD: :glomp: Thank you so much!! :glomp: I'm so glad it's love-worthy!
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whitewines Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
It's okayy! Of course it's love-worthy! :dance:
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful job! If anything, I'd edit the leg size, they seem a bit small for their bodies. Other than that- I absolutely love the cloths design!

Ari chan
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
hmmm... yeah! I seem to have a lot of trouble with the proportions of lower body halves... Thank you very much for the tip! :glomp: :XD:
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome! Keep up the wonderful work!

Ari chan
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Chantasticart Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow! I really like the small details in Rin's clothing, especially her eyes!

I think I'm inspired to use colored pencils all over again. :aww:
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
hey thanks! :XD: :glomp: colored pencils are love :heart:
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Melmon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
love it^^ good work
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:iconchibisofa:
ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: yay a Rin fan!! :XD: love the avatar :D
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
I never got into Fruit Baskets, so don't hate me that I don't know what you're talking about. But I love the color and outfits! Slammin', hon!! ;) :iconmecutelove:
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
:XD: :love: No worries! thank you for the lovely comments as always :XD: :blowkiss: I must tell you this series is a phenomenon: every person I've known to watch or read it, no matter what preferences, personality, or age seems to fall in love with it! It's very strange to me to find that out, but honestly the series is so worth it. It's the only anime I've bought all of, and I think it's now my favorite manga; very wise, heartfelt, and amazing.
what a cute heart! :glomp:
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
:) :love:

Really?? Then I'll have to check it out the next time I load up on more new animes/mangas. ;) Sounds like a cutie! :D Thanks for the info, hon! :iconnewglomp:
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
teehee yay! :XD: :glomp: :love:
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
:D :iconsuperglompplz: :smooch:
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el-e Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
lovely scene:]
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: :love: :peace:
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el-e Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
:D :hug:
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UknownForever Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow! that is definitely the longest comment I've ever gotten :glomp: :XD: :wow: thank you!
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UknownForever Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
lol
it was really good
and ur welcome
XD
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zoro4me3 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heehee The zipper look is fantabulous!! >w< Hatsuharu~~ :drool: :drool: I know I wanted it!!! :noes:
But that's okies.... I'll just have to commission you or do an art trade for Hatsuharu sometime~ ;P
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ChibiSofa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: :glomp: :glomp:

GOMEN NASAI KOHAI-CHAN!!!! :tears: :dead: :tears:
(pouty face of sadness)

I will definitely draw yous him in the future!!
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