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Mercy is the Hardest Gift to Give lineart by rachaelm5 Mercy is the Hardest Gift to Give lineart by rachaelm5

Gift art for :iconbhudicae:. These are her two characters, Bastian (with the feathers and scythe) and Suka (with the wings of fire). I did this for her as a big thank-you for introducing me to color-me-club - just in time for a contest. Which I won. So yes, she may be blamed for the veritable deluge of color-me art I've been posting over the last couple of months. :happybounce:

bhudicae gave me permission to post this lineart for coloring. If you color it, please link back to the original lines and let me know that you've colored it so that I can show off your work!

:star: Also, special rule for this one: This lineart is only for use on DeviantArt. Please do not post outside this website.


This lineart is freely available for coloring. If you decide to color this lineart, here is my lineart usage policy:

:bulletblue: Please include a link back to the original lineart. This is necessary for reposting to any of the Color-Me groups.

:bulletblue: Please include a link to me, rachaelm5. This is necessary for reposting to any of the Color-Me groups.

:bulletblue: You may repost your coloring outside of DeviantArt, unless I specify otherwise in the description.

:bulletblue: You may not repost this design, or colorings of this design, as adoptables for points or money. I post this design freely for you to color; I ask that you do not go off and profit from it.




Digital PNG of artwork created with pen and ink.



Colored versions:

:iconbhudicae: Mercy is the Hardest Gift to Give, colored by bhudicae

:iconamarantha93: Mercy by Amarantha93

:iconrachaelm5: Mercy is the Hardest Gift to Give by rachaelm5

:iconyaoi-huntress-earth:  For Rachaelm5 (part 5) by Yaoi-Huntress-Earth

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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's one I did of your pic: yaoi-huntress-earth.deviantart… Enjoy!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thanks!
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Elise-Lucy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's a really interesting and detailed lineart :) Their poses remind me pictures from Baroque and Renaissance ^^
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.

It's funny - I use modern dance photography to help me plan my poses and composition. The clothing is 1940's for the man, and 1910's for the woman. It's pretty interesting that it comes across as Baroque and Renaissance to your eyes. :D
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Elise-Lucy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems, some things are timeless :)
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:iconbhudicae:
bhudicae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
colored it! :faint: whew! I love it, thank you so much for drawing it for me!! :D I'm proud to be the reason for all the lines you've been giving us!! :D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, and thank you in turn for making such a great collaboration project with me. :glomp:
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:iconbhudicae:
bhudicae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still gonna keep shamelessly begging for the other 3!! :rofl:
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Amarantha93 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I started coloring this. (It is beautiful like all your other lineart and I love it.)
[link] I have a couple of questions in the description.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you; answers are posted for you. :-)
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Amarantha93 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I finished. I kinda gave up on shading because I've spent so much time on it already... [link]
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I quite understand. Thanks!
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This lineart is so awesome and yet so utterly confusing to look at until you get the general flow of the picture. I love Suka's dancing-esque pose. I also like how you did the angle of her head. That's a very difficult angle to get right, even with reference. @_@ And Bastian's expression looks determined and hesitant at the same time. I like that, too. c: Very nice work!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

This one was definitely challenging because of the nearly-entwined body poses. I had to wing it on the faces quite a bit; I had a lot of trouble getting the features to balance out because of the weird perspective.

I've not forgotten your Empress picture. I'm still noodling colors in my head. I'll try to get something down on virtual paper this weekend. :-)
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, your winging turned out well! ;D

Oh, thank you!! I didn't want to bring it up and seem pushy or something. Thank you sooooooooo much for even looking at it! I really, really, reeeeaaaaallllllllly appreciate any help with it! :heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow... an amazing lineart!!! I love the poses! :heart:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. Lois Greenfield's photography inspires a lot of my figure work. :D
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
I just googled Lois Greenfield... :omg: his photographs are amazing!! :faint:
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint:

seriously, that's all I can say...in fact, there I go again... :faint:

I can't get over the amount of gorgeous detail you put in your work! You are so awesome!! :glomp: THANK YOU so much for this!! :D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very happy that you like it, even as yet uncolored. It will take me some time to work my way around to the coloring, but never fear that I *will* get it finished.
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet! can't wait to see your coloring job!
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iddshepherd Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting..
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - That's a word for it... :D
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iddshepherd Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a cool interesting!:)
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
You drew that lady making such an interesting pose! :O She's practically swimming around him.
Nice!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I've been using dancers as my pose instructors for several years. I love the almost unbelievable contortions that very limber dancers can do - while bouncing around in the air. It's tricky to get it to look right, though; even in the photographs it's sometimes hard to determine how the muscular anatomy is working when there are extreme forshortenings or odd angles. :-)
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Oh yes. I think you've mentioned to me about the dancing ref book once before. >u>
I should probably... get one. :D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can find them fairly inexpensively on Amazon; I've had really good luck with them so far. The photography of Lois Greenfield is definitely among my favorites - Airborne and Breaking Bounds are two of the best collections.
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Thanks for the suggestions! :)
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TheWillowWitch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is so beautiful, theres so much detail
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. It's the details that really drive my work. :-)
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