くるみ割り人形 (Kurumi Wari Ningyou) = The Nutcracker
Well my lady friends, here's a rare treat from me to you: a bishounen! And of course, no bishounen is complete without a rat king.
I realize that the nutcracker looks a lot more like a pirate than a soldier and that the rat king looks more like a musketeer than a seven-headed villain, but when you've grown your fingernails out as long as I have, everything is permissible.
Anyhow, I improved on the vector drawing technique I used in Setako
and used radial gradients for the coloring, resulting in a much softer look (and a lot more lag on my computer). I've also applied the glowy effects from Steamstress
(to my computer's grief) and for reasons beyond my understanding, another crow in the corner.
I guess Princess Tutu was just too awesome.
Well, this took about maybe 10 hours to complete. It was exhausting, but I'm very pleased with the outcome. *rubs monitor* My apologies for the really huge dimensions - I like to sport the vectorness of it, but for some reason the filesize goes up 4x on dA when I set it to fullview at a smaller
Rat king rules.
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