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Taking her for a twirl by Ravenpuff Taking her for a twirl by Ravenpuff
Quick commission for *Theoretical-Chaos, whom I agree with that the world needs more art of Nex Kel. Especially with her sweet boyfriend Skif. I ship them, 'cuz they are just so darn adorable.

I'm quite happy with how this thing turned out, though took me forever to figure out the posing for the two. Wanted to draw them in motion to give the pic a bit of dynamic. The scan made Nex-Kel's skin look a bit too light though. But overally it looks good. Chaos didn't request any background, so the lurvy pink is all ya get.

The idea is that Skif surprised Nex-Kel at work, giving her a quick twirl and a bow just because he's cute and romantic like that.
I hope it's to your liking, *Theoretical-Chaos!


Nex-Kel © :iconhalf-dude:
Skif © :icontheoretical-chaos:
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I think this is probably even better than your digital works
In my opinion, your traditional colouring has so much more appeal and feels less artificial
These have a certain texture to them that make them attractive overall
I really like this piece, mostly because I am a fan of this pairing and am rather sad we do not see much with them
Nex-Kel and her lover surely have very nice photogenic chemistry here
I think how she was taken off guard is just adorable, her innocent blush and the entire set up is fantastic

While not the most original, the pose works very well
The manly man coming in with his timid lover for a romantic pose
It was solidified with the famous American picture of a sailor returning home and kissing a random woman in celebration of the end of the war
This trope has lived on and inspired many of what we consider classical romance scenes
But nowadays, we rarely see it done so well
So kudos for bringing a trope back and with the added characters, it works very well
I am sure Chaos is very satisfied with his commission

You are getting really good at posing and expressions
>w<
I hope to see you draw more couples in the future
If I had the money to spare, I would commission you
What do you think?
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Zero-Box Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
i see ths and i can only think in "pepe le pew"  and some randome french sounds around my head as i see more and more XDD
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
>w<
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Zero-Box Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:3
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scnurcen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Writer
i don't really understand the physics of vortian horns. i mean a rams horn is heavy but those damn things must weigh a ton all they are is solid boner. having to walk on those legs must just make it harder.
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Well, actually, in the original show we see the horns are actually light and able to move. So they are not made purely out of bone and not that heavy

An in many head canons those legs might look thin but they are pure muscles and sinews to make up for the build
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scnurcen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Writer
ah ok

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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
^^
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scnurcen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Writer
shit i put boner instead of bone
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scnurcen Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Writer
i think this is lovely. as always.
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thank you :bow:
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scnurcen Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Writer
no thank you :)
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scnurcen Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Writer
i mean no, thank you
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Half-dude Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure.. HOW I feel about this.. it's perplexing. : 0 The fact that someone else made money off of my old character is a bit disheartening personally, I'm happy for you Puffy as you deserve it for your hard work. Though it shows how popular these old characters still are. I wish I could bring myself to care about them again but I just can't.. so little of them is my own content that it just, it seems like such a fruitless effort.

I like these two too, they're adorable, and at the time of my interest in the show the mere importance of their relationship with them going against the racial tensions of the empire it's some powerful stuff. But to be honest with ourselves it is a relationship that's been played out with numerous interchangeable characters within the fandom. The fact that it's specifically Skif and Nex-Kel is merely cosmetic if you think about it.

I just, gah.. this is hard. I wish to see this couple continue and evolve.. maybe art for them can keep being made by other artists? But I just can't bring myself to be invested enough to draw anything myself.. it's hard enough for me to draw ANYTHING these days.. <: /
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Oh, buck. I forgot to think about that. None of these characters are mine to just use. I guess I wasn't thinking that detail through since the other character belonged to chaos. My code usually are to make sure all parties agree on the character use, but it's been a while since I did commissions...
You know, I gotta make up for this, making money on your character without permission. A free request good enough?

True, but I still like these two and their struggle. Because they are characters I know and care about. I learned about Nex Kel through my time watching your gallery, long before she got paired up with Skif. So to me it's more than just another struggling couple. It's a matter of following a character that grew on me long time ago

D'aww... :hug:
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Half-dude Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that's awfully cool of you Puffles, it sucks because back in the day I would have been so excited over that picture though.. because it really is really well drawn, Nex-Kel's pose looks really natural by the way. While I sure hate to make you draw something for me, it's hard to turn down a Puffy gift request too.. <: ] You sure you don't mind?.. I mean.. I'm not mad at you.. don't feel like you're forced to..

Ah, you make a good point, things do get special when we get our own little nostalgia strings wrapped around them.

O.< *face pressed into the cleavage* .. uh Puffy?.. 9.<;.. you can let go now..
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
It's inconsiderate of me to just make money on your character without permission even if it was only 10$ for the full pic. I want to make up for it and I do have a slot open for a free request. It'll make us both feel better ^^

Exactly

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Half-dude Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
uh.. hai! XD Did I ever take you up on this?
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Yes, I just... got stuck trying to draw your request ^^;
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Half-dude Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was me being put in a vag wasn't it? XD
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Yeah :P
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Sandwich-Anomaly Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww... this is just perfect. exactly what skif is all about with nexkel... and yes i really do need to do more of stuff with these two involved or just draw more skif. the guy needs to be drawn more.

overall i just love it puffy. thank you THANKYOU!!! so much i adore this greatly. now to think of something good to work on <D
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I'm glad it's to your liking and approval =D Was a fun project, drawing these two cuties being adorable together >w<
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Sandwich-Anomaly Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now you've made me want to draw them together so badly. XD

again thank you and i hope to repay you with a piece too yeah
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Do it! :iconwoooplz: You cannot resist!

:la:
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Sandwich-Anomaly Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I DEEEEEED! thats pretty much what i did before going to bed last night! 8D
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
:la:
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Uber-Dan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thanks ^^
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Uber-Dan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconywplz:
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Dragonious Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
oh mai :icontheydiditplz:
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:iconteheplz:
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Dragonious Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:icontee-heeplz:
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jokergirl129 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so adorable. I am just loving this right now. I love Nex-Kel expression and how surprise she looks while blushing. And Skif looks wonderful with that expression of his too. Looking very cool and romantic in a way. It's hard for me to describe but while I don't know much about these characters I just can't help but think these expressions are perfect for them.

The pose and the angle you have it at is wonderful as well and you can get a sense a movement from it. Very well done and I agree you're traditional work is just excellent.
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Ah yes, I did my best to make their expressions fit the characters most possible. That's the expression I have mostly seen on Skif when around Nex-Kel, that calm laid-back style as he woos her. Just adorable

The posing was a challenge even is it's cliché, but a fun challenge. I gave up looking for refs after I couldn't find any good ones for this kind of pose and just tried to wing it after twisting the angle a bit more to make it even more of a challenge. I'm glad others agree just as much as me about how successful it turned out
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jokergirl129 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And you succeeded quite well c: And yes his expression does look a bit laid back while being romantic with her. That does describe it well. Yes both are just adorable and wonderfully.

Cliche or not it's still a great pose. Sorry you had such a hard time trying to find a reference for it. It's so hard when you need a certain reference of a pose but you can't find it because it's simply not there or you don't know what to type to find it. And even if you do find it if it's not at the certain angle you need it doesn't help either.

But you did a great job just by going without and thinking about how this pose would work in your mind. And I'm glad a lot of other people like it too :aww:
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Why I ship them ^w^ So adorable

Exactly. Then you just have to say screw it and make your own ref by just winging it. Sometimes that tactic becomes a success

:phew: It became good, which I'm very glad for
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jokergirl129 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: They do look like such a sweet couple.

Indeed. Sometimes you just have to try your best and draw out the pose yourself.

I'm glad as well c:
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EC-DarkMatter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awww. thats adorable
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Indeed ^w^
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EC-DarkMatter Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hmmm yesh. :icontrollface:
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GlitchingCircuitry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 They're adorable! <3
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
They sure are =D
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Jazoijua Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Great job.
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks ^^
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sailorcelestial Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wheee! That looks like fun~!
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
:la:
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sailorcelestial Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like to dance and spontaneously burst into song anytime, anywhere! So this looks like a normal day at work, to me~! :iconlawooplz:
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Yaaay! =D
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Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
cute XD
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Ravenpuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
^w^
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