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Lead the Way by Ragnawing Lead the Way by Ragnawing
I drew this about a week or two ago for the WiB Challenge as my second submission. I thought Squall's birthday would be the perfect day to submit it, so I waited to uploud until then.

Once again, I drew it from pencil and paper with, this time, just a little bit of digital editing. I pretty much left the picture as it was in my notepad. The only alterations being their skin color, since that was rather messy when it scanned onto the computer, Rinoa's necklace and rings, as well as a few other color tweaks and adding in the name of the challenge again. It took about 4 hours to finish on paper and about three to four additional hours on the computer before I was satisfied with it.

It's been about half a year since I drew anything last, so hopefully it came out okay. I hope every one enjoys it and a continued good luck for everyone else.

WIB challenge:
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SummonerLuna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I think this came out beautifully! And as I said with Family Bonds, I love Squall's facial expression, like Rinoa is the only thing in the world. Just as it should be with these two!
AshbearVIII Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Yay, for Squall’s birthday! It was the perfect day to submit – again he’s impossible to buy for so.

I know you said it had been awhile, but you seemed to jump right back on the horse (the Chocobo?) and take the reins. I think you mixed the digital editing with a more traditional format just fine. I do like the skin color and can see why smoothing /cleaning up something like that would be to do in photoshop.

I also have to say one my favorite aspects of this picture and your fist submission was the way you incorporated the challenge name with the wings. I almost felt like you’d given us a little logo to sign your pictures with. It’s adorable!

Overall, I think you incorporated everything really well! I love how they both are content here; Squall doesn’t look uncharacteristically overly-happy, but he looks comfortable with her (and their relationship) He is happy, but only in his own Squall-like way. Then again, maybe he realized that he wasn’t going to have to be forced to awkwardly sit through one of Selphie’s non-surprise!surprise parties. He gets to spend his birthday in the perfect way - with Rinoa (Sadly, he is unaware that in an attempt to REALLY surprise him, Selphie is planning his party two days later to really catch up off guard this time.) True Story. XD

Thank you again for all your awesome submissions, it meant so much that you took part.

Kris (Ashbear / Eternal Tiet)
Ragnawing Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thankyou, I'm glad you liked them. I wish I could have included the logo with my other one as well, but sadly it wouldn't fit. I suppose I could've made the picture bigger, but that might've created some problems. It's a shame I couldn't draw more for the challenge, but I'm happy so many people enjoyed the ones I did submit.
cyanoscarlet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Love the simple coloring in here. <3
ronin-ai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cute drawing. nicely done! the coloring in particular is very well done.
Niqsta Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Lovely work. Good use of colours and I like the detail to Squall's hair. Well done
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August 23, 2012
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