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Title: Brass Monkeys
Characters/Pairings: Roy/Ed
Rating: PG for sappy snogging
Notes: drawn with Photoshop and tablet for sky_dark's birthday. I got a bit enthused with the snow brushes, those things are fun! Happy Birthday Sky! ♥



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Artist's note: yes, the wedding ring is supposed to imply Roy and Ed are married to each other. ♥

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bay115
Dec. 12th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
Very lovely art, although the title makes me think of the Beastie Boys song Brass Monkey. XD
bob_fish
Dec. 12th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Title actually from this expression which may or may not be a Britishism, I'm not sure. :D
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seta_suzume
Dec. 12th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Beautiful as always! The subtle touches of pink in their skin...! Love it!

...as I have a weakness for gradients, I have to say I really love the background too. ^^;
bob_fish
Dec. 12th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I like to put a bit of blush in. Sometimes I overdo it, I think, but this is a cold night out so they'd be a little pink in the extremities, I thought I could indulge a bit!

The background is actually a total fudge – I was really short on time so I grabbed a couple of different grungy backgrounds off the interwebs, blended them and played with the shading and lighting. Then added snow. XD
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sky_dark
Dec. 12th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
you have no idea how much I love you right now
bob_fish
Dec. 12th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
It's your birthday, you get OTP sap! ♥
a_big_apple
Dec. 12th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! As always. I love the snow!! I wish it would snow here! XD
bob_fish
Dec. 13th, 2012 07:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was -2° celsius in London yesterday – there was even apparently a little snow but not anywhere I was. So the cold weather sort of inspired me.

And that's the perfect icon for the picture!
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stultiloquentia
Dec. 12th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
That's completely gorgeous.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 13th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
That's lovely. I especially like their expressions
bob_fish
Dec. 13th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
Thank you!
havocmangawip
Dec. 13th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
And thus the celebration benefits us all!

Hooray!!!! :D
bob_fish
Dec. 13th, 2012 07:50 am (UTC)
\o/ Thank you!
nilladriel
Dec. 13th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Aw, this is really cute. Although, boys, why are you frowning while kissing!?
bob_fish
Dec. 13th, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! Kissing is serious business, they're concentrating. XD
hikaru_9
Dec. 13th, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)
>_> So is he married to Winry and she's watching this? *is shot*
bob_fish
Dec. 13th, 2012 07:32 am (UTC)
Haha, I can actually imagine Winry being pretty into that. But no! The intent was that Roy and Ed were married to each other. Sky and I just comment-thread RPed a goofy proposal scene, so I thought she'd enjoy that detail. I'm actually apparently so absorbed in writing Roy/Ed ending AUs I didn't even realise it could be taken as the wedding ring from the manga epilogue! XD When I did realise I added a note to the Tumblr version, Tumblr pairing tags being as they are a fun place of shipping skirmishes. ^^;
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sexkitten426
Dec. 13th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
Pretty! What a wonderful gift for the equally wonderful sky_dark.
bob_fish
Dec. 13th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had a bunch of fun drawing it.
tierfal
Dec. 13th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
I SMILED SO HUGELY WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS AT WORK YESTERDAY. I wish you could've seen it; it felt like I was all full of rainbows. XD''

I love every single thing about it, but especially their positions, and Ed's hand (RING AND ALL I almost squeed out loud, which would have been fun to explain to my coworkers), and Ed's hair, and Roy's nose, and Ed's collar. I really like the color scheme in general, and the black coats together are wonderfully striking. And I'm just gonna go all English major for a second and say that the way their bodies blend together as a result is ~clearly~ symbolic.

And... maybe I'm getting to be a bit of a sap in my **OLD AGE**, but I've recently discovered that one of my favorite tropes is apparently marriages that are still really sexy and happy and sweet. So. Yes. Basically this is absolutely fantabulous in every possible way. ♥;
bob_fish
Dec. 13th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, the whole thing with the black coats and their bodies sort of forming one graphic block was both a style thing and since you've pressed me on it, kind of supposed to be part of the theme of them being a happy unit without losing their identities. <3 All the amazeballs Pixiv Tiger and Bunny art out there inspired me to sort of up my game. That and snow brushes. I love my set of snow brushes.

Married sexy sap is one of my favourite tropes and one of sky's favourite tropes, so! This should, uh, inspire me to write Big Bang. (oh god I'm so behind)

Also, THANK YOUUUUU
zippitgood
Dec. 14th, 2012 08:39 am (UTC)
This is adorable!

I love the ring and how they're holding each other. Kissing out in the snow like there's no other care in the world. Hee, so precious.
bob_fish
Dec. 14th, 2012 08:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm sure they'll get cold soon enough. XD And they forgot to bring gloves, even.
lunaria_kitty
Dec. 14th, 2012 10:09 am (UTC)
I'm belated on commenting, but this is absolutely beautiful. <3 I was very full of squee when I first saw this. Just, lovely job, as always. (And a lovely scene! <3)
bob_fish
Dec. 14th, 2012 10:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! And that kitty icon is super-cute.
lynx212
Feb. 23rd, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
So much love for this... so much love!!

I love the "touch" the ring adds to this. Well done!

Edited at 2013-02-23 03:55 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 13th, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
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bob_fish
Dec. 16th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Re:
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