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Art: Oh, I Get By

Title: Oh, I Get By

Characters: Riza and Rebecca, bff
Rating: G for girl bromance

Summary: Ten years of sharpshooting, snark, and nakama.
Notes: drawn with drawing tablet and Photoshop. Drawn for fma_ladyfest, for yhlee. Check out the rest of FMA Ladyfest, you guys. Forty-four awesome pieces of fic and art celebrating the marvellous women of FMA. Dudes, there are eight Rebecca pieces! Eight!

Thanks to enemytosleep for the advice and cheerleading.





Arteeeest's notes

yhlee prompted me with Riza Hawkeye: how did she come through her stint as a sniper with an intact conscience? (But really, almost anything you do with her--whether it's something lighthearted with Black Hayate or her friendship with Rebecca or something darker and more serious--will be fine! The above is just a suggestion.)

It was an awesome prompt and I thank her for it. Rebecca and Riza's friendship is only dealt with in three scenes in the manga, but there's so much great stuff in that little thumbnail sketch. Besides that we get to see Riza's sweet, snarky off-duty personality, it seems like Rebecca kind of plays Maes to her Roy - her daft antics bring Riza out of her shell, but there's some deep comradeship beneath the silly surface. Like Maes, Rebecca is also secretly an incredible badass. Riza has been through some tough stuff, and strong as she is, I like to think Rebecca's friendship has been a source of support and warmth through the years.

Comments

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havocmangawip
Oct. 24th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!

You inspired me to have Becky be one with the antics... Breda is a better man for it. A frightened man... but a happy one.
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
Frightened but happy is probably a fairly reasonable reaction to a few nights with Rebecca ...

So glad you like it, thanks!
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bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
vwl
Oct. 24th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Awww, I love the restaurant one especially! I also like the Roy/Hughes backdrop on the Ishbal picture. :D You're such an awesome artist~
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
It was actually supposed to be joint training - hence Riza's long hair and the general air of jollity. It was based on a pic of Roy and Maes that you may have seen. I decided that one looked a bit too green for Ishbal, although Roy's hair and Maes' lack of beard do seem to make it earlier than I've set it. Hmm. For the purposes of my drawing, Maes doesn't have a beard in the Arakawa shot because Gracia bet him she could get an entire packet of M & Ms in her mouth at once, and the forfeit was he had to shave.

Now watch enemy jump on that last comment and take it straight to the gutter.
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salomesensei
Oct. 24th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
This really is so awesome. Love the images, snapshot approach, and overall composition.
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
cornerofmadness
Oct. 25th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
i still love this
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I always love how Rebecca is hyper-girly but also tough as nails. She'd blow up a tank with a rocket launcher and then whine that the backdraft messed up her hair.
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enemytosleep
Oct. 25th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Riza is too short for the bottom photo, but SHE IS THERE.
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
XD I like to think there's scope in the pic to ship Riza with Roy or Miles? I have no idea why Riza/Rebecca doesn't really bunny me? I should get my FMA yuri on more for Maria, though. She needs action.

The height difference between Riza and Miles is very adorable, though. I like to think of her borrowing his pyjama top and sort of swimming in it.
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leafyaki
Oct. 25th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEE.

Oh my gosh this is AWESOME.

They look smashing - especially so in the top photo ♥ You did so well with these photos, I love all of 'em!

I am experiencing an urge to re-read the whole of FMA ♥
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I so need to get to your Big Bang illos - it's been a very busy month in terms of work, fandom overcommitment, RL commissions, etc. but I am on it as soon as I finish up my current project, I swear.
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jellyjay
Oct. 25th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Oh wow, this is so wonderful! You're an amazing artist!
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
Thanks, that's really nice of you!
sky_dark
Oct. 25th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
That is gorgeous!
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like it! I like Rebecca, did I mention that?
qashqai1
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
I... have no words to tell how awesome is it ;3
bob_fish
Oct. 25th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC)
Thanks, what a nice thing to say!
dreamer1789
Oct. 26th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
♥ The detail rules. Lol, now I want to know who else is in the bottom pic with Miles: Rebecca, Riza or both? ^__^

Seems pretty much flawless, except for this tiny detail of Rebecca's front leg in the shooting range pic. It could just be me, but the angle from thigh to kneecap of her left leg (right one, if you're looking at it) seems slightly off. I think it's the angle of the knee, but I'm not sure (as I'm not in any way artistic ^^; ) - anyway, it doesn't look bad, but I thought I'd just point it out for next time. ;)
lalikaa
Oct. 26th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
So in love with this. *_*

*saves as wallpaper*
bob_fish
Oct. 26th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Wallpaper, wow. Thank you!
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