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Unlikely Bonds by OchreJelly Unlikely Bonds by OchreJelly
This is my superduperultramega late for a second year in a row contribution to fireemblem-club's 2016 Secret Santa thing, for manatiki, and, for a second year in a row, I went with Sacred Stones. Marisa/Tana was listed as one of their favourite supports, so I decided to illustrate support conversation B. Hopefully the fact neither of these two were on their fave character list isn't too much of a disappointment.

Anyway, it's a bit rough in spots, Marisa's posing is a bit stiff and I've never drawn horses before, but hopefully it's good enough. :) Was fun to work on except for the brief time I wanted to throw my monitor out the window. Other than that, all good.

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:bulletgreen: Painter 9, too long again, you moron!

:bulletgreen: Fire Emblem and characters are the property of Nintendo.

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manatiki Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
I-I DON'T HAVE WORDS! Seriously, this is perfection...! :love:

First, about your worries: so far I've been late with my part twice in this event, I understand! And about the character choice, it's the opposite of a disappointment. I don't know how to explain well, but since I have too many favorite characters and pairs in FE, I try to be fair and every year select a few that don't get enough fanart, and ready to be equally pleased if any of them get chosen. It's a surprise that you chose to make Marisa/Tana fanart, I didn't expect such an unknown support to be picked from the list, and it did make me happy. 

You drew Achaeus very well! He looks handsome! Seems like you draw pegasi well, even if this is your first. 
I believe Marisa's pose being stiff fits her well somehow - I like it the way it is, it's definitely not a mistake in my eyes. 

Their B support is exactly what I wanted to see illustrated. I love Achaeus as a form of interaction for them, and I can even imagine Tana taking Marisa for a flight on him someday. You drew both wonderfully, and you can clearly see the conversation. I can see the background is full of effort as well, and one of the backgrounds I enjoy the most for FE pics. 

Again, I don't have words to thank you properly for this masterpiece you made for me. You're an outstanding artist, and I'm truly happy that you're my secret santa. 
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017   Digital Artist
Really happy you like it! Was just a little worried I assumed too much (also I saw Marisa/Tana and kinda went full-barrel on that idea without even thinking.)

Oh and actually, I had originally sketched up an idea of a pegasus ride, in fact. But, two characters with ponytails turned out to be really compositionally difficult, so I went with this premise instead.
manatiki Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
I see, you already got the inspiration at the moment you saw Marisa/Tana. 
I personally believe this way of choosing who to draw gives the best results~

Really? What a nice coincidence! Ahh I would have loved it as well! Now, actually, I will draw this one myself.
To be honest, I already have a sketch of this lovely prompt, haha. 
Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful art!!
Gorelover345 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing painting!!!

smash-brethren Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
legit never knew tana and marisa had supports :o !!!!
beautiful piece from the clouds in the bg to the characters in the foreground!!! love the way you color!!
LastDinosaur681 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome nice work
Another-Person Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
This is beautiful. I want to be in this world!
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