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Free to... by DonRondo Free to... by DonRondo
After re-watching Noir after many years, I drew my first fanart of it. So there. :I

I'm not too happy with Mireille's looks and a couple of other things, but... bleh. I like some of the details anyway.

Mireille Bouquet & Kirika Yűmura © Bee Train

EDIT: Tweaked Mireille's face a little. It's better, but still not as good as I'd like. But I'll leave it at that. Also this picture was somewhat inspired by Kirika-sama's epic fic: [link] It's not complete yet, but it's well worth reading. :3
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ian-ah13 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2014
I watched this anime a while ago because I had read it was supposed to be yuri-like... sadly I was disappointed in the content but this artwork... made sitting through those 26 episodes totally worth it. you are such a great artist!

oh and thanks for labeling characters and naming the original media (as well as linking inspirational materials) some artists don't do that but I really appreciate it ^_^
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DonRondo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow. Thank you very much! :blush:

Yeah, the yuri is very subtle if it even exists. It's kind of nice in its own way, but then it's also quite disappointing when it's so ambiguous.

I believe it's common courtesy to label characters and copyrights when drawing fanart. In order to clarify it is fanart but also to give a reference for people who might want to find out more about the characters or media in question. I have run too often into uncredited material to know how annoying it can be. =) (gah, if only Kirika-sama would have continued the fic. It was really good but hasn't been updated in years, sadly)
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ian-ah13 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
it was nice, especially since you know about their dedication for each other and the fact that they plan to spend the future together... but still, kirika had a kiss with chloe, it would have been nice to see something, a tearful hug and an "i missed you" would have been enough

and it seems we both know how many works there are out there where the artist says nothing about the original media No, I disagree! 

i will go read the fanfic when i have the chance, hopefully the 'ending' will work as an unofficial conclusion

so i noticed that you said you like angst, and you said that you like subtle yuri.... have you seen devilman lady?
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DonRondo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, it would have been nice. But that's where fans step in, I suppose, as the last resort. We create our own endings if things are left too open. :p

No, I haven't seen Devilman lady, but it's on my to be watched -list, along with thousand other titles. There really is too much anime in the world. And manga, and movies, and series, and books, and games and and... I suspect it's an angsty series, then?
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ian-ah13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
there are way too many anime and manga and other media XD there is just too much good stuff!

but yeah it is pretty angsty... or well sad I guess you could say. it isn't quite canon but isn't quite subtext either. it is good if you can get past the older animation and the completely unrelated story. but since you made it through noir I think you might enjoy it :) (Smile) 
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LionGoldStar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
do you take requests?
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DonRondo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless I really like the idea, I probably won't have the motivation to do requests. But it never hurts to ask, so shoot! =)
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ZimmyRose Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwee..... :heart:
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georgiapilu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Wow! Cool! \m/
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NobodyStudios Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fantastic work! i love these two!:D
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