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-Saikyoudai- by Deus-Nocte -Saikyoudai- by Deus-Nocte
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It feels really good to complete a full picture again. <3

Especially when it's of a new favorite couple of mine!

This is Hiruma Yoichi and Anezaki Mamori from Eyeshield 21, a football manga.

Many of you who know me also know I reeeaaally don't care for sports. However, while I was reluctant to read it, the characters really drew me in and kept me going until the very end.

These two were awesome. Once Mamori becomes the team manager, these two end up having to work together. There were many arguments in the beginning, to say the least, but they really grew close as the manga continued. It was a really natural development, I thought.

In this picture, their outfits are roughly based off of the ones they wear in the last chapter. Of course I don't know the actual colors, but I think I improvised well.

~Slight spoilers~

They ended up going to the same university together (named Saikyoudai), so the premise of this is supposed to be them casually working on schoolwork or football team management things--either one--Hiruma with his computer and Mamori with old fashioned pen and paper. XD It's the way they seem to operate.

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But anyway, I really do love how this piece came out. I had a lot of fun doing it! Trying out a new angle and perspective was nice too.

Enjoy!

P.S. The poster on the wall is official artwork and logo, I didn't draw that. XD

08/12/09 ~ This piece won 3rd place for Anime Iowa's fanart contest! I'm so ecstatic right now XD
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Ancyd-Watercolour May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol there is eyeshield 21 poster in eyeshield 21 - hirumamo fan art.
Awesome!!!!!!!! :iconcoolplz:
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Deus-Nocte May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yup! Thank you~ :D
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Ancyd-Watercolour May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You r welcome :-D
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Amarvica Apr 5, 2013
aaahh.. I miss this manga more and more! and this couple *cough* too *cough* hohoho. this is nice, thank you for drawing! ^^
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Deus-Nocte Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do too! I'll probably reread it sometime. :3 Thanks though, glad you like it!
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KyashiAnn Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your colouring style is so fantastic, the way you describe form through it. ASDFGDF
So great! ♥
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Deus-Nocte Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well thank you very much! c: Glad you like it~
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hermiko Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my gosh, that's beautiful! Getting directly as my screensaver so nobody will dare touch my computer, fearing the Devil himself! Oh, i am fond of her socks ;P
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Deus-Nocte Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD Thanks! Glad you like it ;)
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Ashcerune Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Mwuahaha I found it! :XD:
And I agree with you completely. I'm not a fan of sports at all but the characters drew me in too. There was just a nice depth to them that kept me reading.
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