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~Happy Birthday Carden~


My dear friend Carden requested a drawing of Vash and Meryl from the anime series Trigun for his birthday.
He specifically asked for, "Something squishy".

As a fan of the series, and more specifically this pairing, it was a bit of a pipe dream to finally draw these two together.
Thank you Carden for giving me the opportunity to do so.
I wanted to create a piece that showcased what these individuals needed most-companionship and acceptance.

With Vash I removed all the attributes associated with his 'persona'-meaning the parts he uses to define who he is to the world. His coat, robotic arm etc- And left only the parts that showcase the more vulnerable core of who (and what) he is. The collection of scars he has accrued on the behalf of others, and his beautiful and rarely glimpsed angel arm.

Meryl's defenses against the world are not physical, but emotional-so I wanted to express the other side of her-The side that she is so terribly protective of and rarely lets loose without considerable restraint.
I wanted her to look collected and at peace -rather then divided and at war within herself.

Anyway,
It would be a stretch to say I, like Carden, was more then a tad disappointed the anime and mange ended with their relationship so open ended. The series draws numerous parallels between them, but ultimately leaves their future ties a mystery.
I like it when things come full circle, and people learn to grow amidst the company of another. Unfortunately, there isn't always closure for intricate characters such as these.

Regardless,
Happy Birthday again Carden. Thank you so very much for being my friend for these past 3 years. You have provided me with the stability necessary to grow above and beyond my own expectations.
Never forget how amazing you are-and if you do-Call me and I'll COME BEAT IT INTO YA.
Happy Birthday boyoo~

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Also,
this has got the be the squishiest thing I've EVER drawn...But it did ultimately help me discover a use for Vash's chest plate. I never understood why it was there until now~ Hehe XD


-^_^- Enjoy -^_^-



-S.o.S



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AealZX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N'awwwww, adorable. =3= I love that you found a use for that grate thingy because I still don't get its purpose. ^^;

His hair is so shiny soft, *grabby hands* \OAO/
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ShadowOfSolace Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha it was hard to make his 'broom' look soft XD
But thank you so very much
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AealZX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha XD
Welcome :D
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Unmeimiru Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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ShadowOfSolace Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hehehe I lubs u Trigun. I lubs u!!!
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Midorii-kiri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<33333333!!!!
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ShadowOfSolace Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D :D :D :heart::D :D :D
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Midorii-kiri Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Traci-Sue Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student
This is so awesome! I love the wings! Awesome lights and shading! They're beautiful! And they're adorable together! :)
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ShadowOfSolace Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much Traci!!!
It was such a joy to draw them!
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Carden-Frey Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
You do realize that beating me only results in you getting hugs. Thank you for uploading this now i can has background, and Thank your for drawing it, so squishy I love it and I love that you found a reason for the chest plate, You made my birthday, THANK YOU! I love you chickadee.
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ShadowOfSolace Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:la: You are so very welcome!!!!!
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