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-So close- by odduckoasis -So close- by odduckoasis
I am so in love with this picture. xD;; It's just fantabulous! =D hehe. Did I draw that? Wow.
Anyways, so this is my char Matrix, the tall guy there leaning down to kiss that cutie named Jen. They've known each other for a long time. See, Matrix is in a gang, he hates it though, but he has no other choice. Her brother Scott joined the gang, so that's how they met. She hates the gang though so didn't go there often. Eventually Matrix ended up helping her with some things and getting out of her father's house- who was abusive mentally and sexually to her. She had some run-ins with some bad guys before that used her and abused her- almost got gang raped by his gang the Daggons.
Matrix also helped out his best friends family after his friend was killed. Eva the little sister and her mother. The mother eventually died and then to avoid having Eva go into foster care or live with the Daggons (which Matrix would not allow)- so Jen took over and eventually ended up adopting Eva, moving out her dads and moving in with Eva. Matrix stays sometimes in the apartment.
SO- anyways, now that you've read all that, read some more! ha!
So, Jen asked Matrix if he would help her learn some defense. Matrix works at a gym and boxing place. So he said he would. She came in every night after work, when the gym was closed and he helped her. She had a hard time getting into it all- but was improving some. Anyways, so this night he was going to show her some defense from an attack from behind. He showed her what to do and then proceeded to pretend to attack her from behind. She then had this panic attack- because she had been attacked from behind a lot and it brought back a lot of feelings and memories. So, instead of doing the moves he told her to, she dug her nails into his arm, protested and then ran out.
He ran after her, asked where she was going and got mad at her for saying she was going back to her dads. He knew that if she did that, he'd probably attack her. So then after a bit more 'talking' she turned around and apologized and then he told her he'd never let anyone hurt her and then here's the pic. xB

The coloring is a bit different than I've done before. I added more undertoning than usual. I did the rain with a brush I got from a tutorial that can be found here: [link]
(when you make it, you can make the settings permenant by making all the settings and then making the brush again. The settings will then stick.)
So, there you go. =B

Enjoy.

Jen [c] :iconspaniel:
Matrix [c] me!
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:iconamberlovevixicat:
AmberLoveVixicat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Such emotion, you can feel the longing through the computer screen.
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:iconpassionworks:
Passionworks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!!! That's really good!!! I love that background and the details are perfect!! Great job! I'm shocked!
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:iconknight-owl:
knight-owl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
Wow, this picture is positively amazing! :O
I love the rain and their expressions and body language are just perfect
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Sashcatmeow Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Very sweet and touching, especially for Matrix.
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Adollfa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
Absolutely fabulous....stunning even.
I'm speechless!
EXcellent job!
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erimiris Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Wow...the story behind it is so sad and...beautiful...I'm nearly crying. Which makes me feel like a dork. And the picture is gorgeous, the rain is done so well, and their expressions and...well, everything about it is perfect.
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BloodyValentine2007 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
...wow. the passion i soooo intense! i love it!...
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distrum Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
gasp(squared)! that is awesome. i keep going back and looking at it, the detail is ah-maze-ing. holy carp!*faves*

Matrix is hawt, i'd hit that >.>
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
thanks. ^^; Ha, yeah, he's a cutie. xD;;
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:iconralphkingofthewolves:
ralphkingofthewolves Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
DAMN! i can see why your in luv with this pic! it totally pwns!! the detail is just sooo kickass!
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Thanks muchly. :blushes:
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darkelektroniks Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Oh my goodness gracious.
I'm not gonna lie, but there are not exactly any of the right words to express the amazement and beauty this picture holds.

Like seriously I'm blown away.

:blownose:
(That's me, but I'm the tissue after seeing this...)

:P

You rock my multicolored toe socks phrase is my buddie Meg :3
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Hehe. *watches you be blown away* xD;; Thanks babe! =D
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:iconnick-husky:
Nick-Husky Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!! I TOTALLY LOVE THIS!!! I can't do that xD
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
lol. Thanks hun.
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:iconensnared:
ensnared Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Heh.
Wow.
This is beautiful.
Very intense.
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
Thanks. =B
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:iconbleedless:
Bleedless Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006   Digital Artist
What a pretty picture. Intense.

Gee, I wish I could draw thunderbolts like that.
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
They're actually pretty easy. Hmm, maybe I should make a tutorial... lol. Thanks. Didn't think you'd even want to comment on my stuff or look at it considering I was such a butthead. But, thanks.
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Bleedless Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006   Digital Artist
I don't tend to hold grudges, especially since I already got a verbal bashing from Sabina for starting that.

If you don't want me commenting on your stuff, just say the word.
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
No, you can comment away, it's fine. ^_^ I don't hold grudges either, no worries.
btw- hope Sabina is okay and all. Still sad to have seen her go so suddenly like that.
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Bleedless Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006   Digital Artist
Tehe. Peace, then.
Sabina's a strong kid. There was a whole lot more to her leaving, but she'll pull through.
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Indeed.
I know there is- I just wish I wasn't included into those reasons cuz it makes me feel bad. Never feels good to know that someone blames you for the way they feel in life and about things. I never forced her to do anything... but yeah. She'll pull through and figure out whatever is going on in her life.
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purple-crystal Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
AWWWW! Omg!! I am in love with this picture! The rain and lightning/sky really sets the mood and their expressions are just so emotional ... gah - it blows me away! *gets blown away* ..... waaah !!

:XD: x
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
lol! *snugs* thanks babe. =B
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:iconpurple-crystal:
purple-crystal Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
no probs :love: xx
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:iconraphaella:
Raphaella Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Wow, this image is just amazing. It pops out. The coloring is fantastic, really moody and the dark really gives the impression they're both wet through. Sweet poses.
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spitzen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very powerful! I love the detailed folds of their coats and the strong emotion running between them! I am also intrigued by the accompanied storyline. :D
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
I want to put up the story on my website once I have it going (motified from the rp). =B So you'll get the chance to have that intrigue satisfied. =B
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TheInsaneWriter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006   Writer
...sooo... coooool.... -dies-
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Tori-Inazuma Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitly an amazing pic...I love it XD <333333 :heart:
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windancer53 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Omg this is so hot. <3 I love the rain and how he's holding her. You rock my socks. CB
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Thankees. =B
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AABHHWWAAAHH? 0-0 *stares* This is lovvveeely, dearie. Lovely, I do say! There's just something about kissing in the rain...that makes everything better 83
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Lol. Does it? Hmm... one day I'll have to see. xD;; First, gotta find a guy... lol.

Thanks. :hug:
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh...right...me too D: BUT, it SEEMS like a kiss in the rain would make everything better xD; *runs away all sheltered-like*
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katronmaster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
That shading technique is gorgeous! I love it!

Wow, he's a tall fella. Great work!
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
It's not so much that he's so tall as it is that she's short. xD;; lol. Thanks.
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oasisdreamer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
oh my god julie!
This is so stunning!
I love Matrix so much :aww:
This makes me think of a scene in a story of mine so much! I love it

Really I can't stop saying I love this
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Thank so much babe. :hug:
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spygirl4000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Student Filmographer
Yay! Matrix if finally ok with girls! (In the story, he didn't really like 'em that much did he?) any way If I'm wrong, oh well. Anyway thats an awesome picture. The rain is amazing.
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odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Yes, he's been pissed off about girls for a long time. Jennifer didn't get to him all that quickly thoug... lol. But yeah. ^^ Thanks!
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agenza Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
oh god Julie you really outdid yourself with the coloring on this one. this looks fantastic!! the folds in the clothing are especially nice

im loving the wet hair (it acctually looks wet,something i cant do :{ ) and the rain is fantabulous as well.

AWSOME JOB JULIES :D
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Thanks babe. I indeed love how it turned out. ^_^
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macncheese45 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Wooooow. The lighting is yummy =D And I especially love Jen's hair!
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Tah muchly. =B
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Egglet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Wow. This really is an amazing picture- between the absolutely stunning shading, folds in the clothing and the way the water is runnind down Matrix's pants, it all seems realistic...than there's the emotion between the characters that makes the scene so perfect
I'm in awe c:
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
Thank you muchly. ^_^
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shikon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
oh my gooooood.
IT'S SO INTENSE! I LOVE THIS DRAMATIC COLOURING & SHADING!

AND THE SCENE. THE SUSPENSE. THE MOVEMENT.

i think i'm dying.
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:iconodduckoasis:
odduckoasis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
*puts you on life support* better? hehe.

Thanks babe. ^^;
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