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Tasogare Heart by JohnSu Tasogare Heart by JohnSu
タソガレ Heart (lit. "Twilight Heart")

In the town of Trebuchet, there lived in the clock tower a lonely old poet - bitter and remorseful. Towards the end of his years, he composed a series of letters between an imaginary love interest and a projection of his younger self, and then locked them away in separate cabinets. He never opened those cabinets til the day of his death, fearful that his fabricated romance would disintegrate if the letters ever came together.

Ultimately the old man died and his personal possessions were cleared from the tower. The letters he wrote were discovered by the renovators and discarded in the basement furnace. As they burned, the raw emotion contained in them was released into the air and settled on a pile of old clothes nearby, animating them with the characters of the fake letters. The old man was just that pitiful that it gave the story powers to do that.

Anyhow, thus were born the young man Deegan and his sweetheart Sanpi. Because the true author of the letters they were born from was the same person, the two of them shared the same heart and were drawn to each other. However, for the same reason, because there was only one heart (and perhaps because of the old poet's lingering wishes), only one of the two could exist at a time. During the day Sanpi would be the vessel for the heart, and when night came she would turn back into a pile of clothes and Deegan would take his turn as the next vessel. In this way they continued to look for each other without ever knowing what the other looked like.


Well, I hope you enjoyed some vector art and an emo story! Sorry if it's not in the same vein of humor as some of my other stuff, but I felt like writing something like this for this piece. But hey, if you're unsatisfied with the ending (or lack of ending) of this story, then here's a finisher for you! "Deegan and Sanpi finally meet during a twilight eclipse and exchange e-mails. The End."

Man, the perspective on this piece was tough.

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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
good job(*´∀`)o∠☆゚+。*゚
DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would love to play this game if they actually make it!!
ButtSensei Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This looks like it could be a great game cover! 
Tooru-Hajime Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It kinda looks like Pokemon! XD but it's very cute and great art beautiful!
thundercracer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!!! I Love it!!
TimeGauntlet Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job drawing the perspective! Your hard work paid off.
ElizabethHowes2016 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whyyyy is this not a game? Someone needs to fund this and make it happen o_o
jayerror Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I'd play a game like this...
BenderIsTheBest Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Reminds me of Animal crossing
meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Kinda reminds me of that old movie Lady Hawk.
Really awesome job.
26qq308 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Love the art and I love the story behind it! Just too powerful!
WhiteKnightx5 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Love the art style and the colors!
francatstein Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
;_; strangely touching.....
thecommonchaos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this with all my heart!:clap::stereo::winner::#1::party::thumbsup::aww::love::heart::heart::heart::star::highfive::sherlock::onfire::happybounce::huggle::meditation:
MangaArtStudios Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, i'm a traditional hobby artist and i'm interested in digital drawings but i am afraid that i won't be using my traditional media anymore, when do you think it's 'time' to start digitally?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me, the time was when I wanted to store and share my artwork digitally, and didn't have the means or desire to translate it from physical media.
Nienna146 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
HOLY CRAP!!!! YOU WROTE OUT THE CORRECT ROMAN NUMERAL "4"!!!! (fyi, no one ever does :P) Thank you! ^-^
jayerror Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
IV must be far too hard for people to remember! lol
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a world we live in!
JinkZelda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when i saw this my mind thought of Animal crossing... i havent played that game for 2 years or so...
missituk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Wow I love it! Great job with everything :)
SuupaaRabito Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Digital Artist
So cute yet so beautiful, great colors chosen :D
halfwitwonder Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Oh gosh, the story was perfect! I love the idea of two people sharing one heart through one pained old man's stories and I think you portrayed that well in this piece! I like how the composition, though simple, was made exciting by the slightly curved background. I cannot stress how in love I am with this palette too and you made the colors work so well together! Fantastic job! C:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I am muchly encouraged!
thatupsidedowncookie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yes. Email will always connect lovers. XD
PensivePisces Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i like this.
DmTheMechanic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh snap i realized, this must be a pokemon game where they calls it the Day and Night...
e3e this though popped into my mind anyway..
theGREATorange Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
so pretty *-*
KirbyGotenksabsorbed Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That emo story was pretty cool, and the non-emo ending was even better.
It seems like one of those unforgettable fairy-tales one often hears about as a child (except no one exchanges emails in those).
Hokage3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice art, and an interesting story...
Michiko-Takahashi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so sad and adorable at the same time :cry:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
This is cute, yet sad that they can't be with one another.
ryka-the-fallen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
bittersweet an beautiful. reminded a bit of this animated short: [link]
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how depressing!
and also grotesque!
1-Ace Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
love the story and the way the colors work in this piece. ^^
don't worry, this story told me that you make the non-comical work as well!
Zidlijan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is one of the best NOT cliche love stories i've ever read! It is very deep and beautiful! you belong to the god like galery! (arts in there: 8)
Phenoca Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
So deep.
xDarkXVixenx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
T-T thats such a touching story you are so creative :D
Diota Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:love: it
ShadicTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The story was very well-written, and the image is as always beautiful and works perfectly with the story.

Orbitfreeze Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Aww... It's kinda funny, but it's heart-touching too.

This is wonderful
RikaNeko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: That's...a really sad love story you got there. And the alternate (?) ending is just as sad. In another way.

But, really, I do like the perspective on this! It gives it a kinda snow globe, loopie feeling that fits the story~
criissa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the concept is like totally awesome! @_@ :love:
ElouiseVictory Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Awesome story to go with an awesome pic! I love it!
KTboo1998 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
woahh~ this could be an awesome plot for a manga/anime xD
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