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Art: Veni, Vidi, Vici

Title: Veni, Vidi, Vici
Rating: PG-13 for a Briggs drinking contest and a little light asskicking
Characters/Pairings: Olivia Armstrong, cameos from a few Briggs bears
Summary: Drawn for cornerofmadness for this year's fma_ladyfest, from the prompt, Olivier, I'd like to see a day in Briggs, doing whatever the author would like, warding off a Drachman attack, snowshoeing for a fun break from duty, whatever works for you.
Notes: Photoshop and drawing tablet. Desktop wallpaper version available here. And yes, Armstrong sparkles photograph.
Also notes: FMA Ladyfest always produces a ton of great fanworks about FMA's billion fabulous and interesting female characters, from leads to walk-ons. Please be enjoying the rest of this year's entries here.


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Sep. 13th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
I still think the dog tags add to the piece so much.

...maybe I have a thing for metal tags.
Sep. 13th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Details are fun. The dog tags took hardly any time to draw but a bit more to nerd out.
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
Not surprising. :D
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Is that young Olivier?

I love that the doctor has rating signs.
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is.

Yes, presumably she just happened to have a bunch of score cards in a convenient cupboard? XD
Sep. 13th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Love all of them. Favourite is young!Olivia kicking someone's ass. Wearing a girly dress. And knee-high socks XD
Sep. 13th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The idea of young Olivia in a Victorian schoolgirl's outfit knocking out a burglar was the starting point for this, so I'm glad you got a kick out of it!
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Brilliant, just brilliant. :D
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! \o/
Sep. 13th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
The sparkles, omg. This may be my favourite of all your pieces I've seen. It's such a good character study. Randomly, the texture of your snow is really wonderful and evocative.
Sep. 13th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, so many sparkles, I know. Thanks! It was fun to capture Olivia in all her moods. The snow was super fun to experiment with, although I can only take part of the credit for it. I downloaded a cool pack of snow brushes from Deviantart and spent a few minutes working out to use different sizes and shapes and textures to give the effect of depth to the snowstorm.
Sep. 14th, 2012 04:52 am (UTC)
I have a question.


I love everything about all of it; I don't even know where to start. XD

…okay, Miles's face. If I had to pick a most-favorite thing, hahahaha. XD
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:50 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you!

Miles is kind of apprehensive at the prospect of Olivia Armstrong with enough vodka to fell a bear in her.
Sep. 15th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
The sparkle amongst the little drunk-bubbles is just… killing… me. XD

To continue the trend of me falling all over myself worshiping you, I think the thing I love the most about your art style is that the resemblances are PERFECT, but it's still yours, rather than looking like a copy of either Arakawa or the Bones artists. :3 *flails everywhere*
Sep. 15th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Haha, that was fun to draw.

I like the mutual appreciation society thing we seem to have going! <3

Finding my feet with character likenesses took a while and some experimentation. I hew to Arakawa's style far more closely in the faces than elsewhere. Although that said I sometimes use reference for stuff like the interior of Armstrong Manor, which I wanted to be vaguely recognisable, at least to someone who'd read the manga too often. >_>
Sep. 18th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC)

Miles and Ye Olde Briggs Doctor Lady I thought looked particularly spot-on, like you'd pretty much BECOME Arakawa for a moment while you were working on them. Which is awesome. :D

So worth it!! :D
Oct. 28th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
This is absolute love!!

I am a big fan of Olivier ^_^
Oct. 28th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! This was fun to draw. :D
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