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I typically use this space to explain why I decided to draw whatever picture I'm displaying.

....I'm not sure I can this time.

I'll try. I was out shopping and this idea came to me. I guess I just like how the three underclassmen slot so nicely into the dame, detective and thug roles.

Plus, I've been meaning to work on my comic style. And, you know, incorporating noir elements. It was an artistic exercise.

Okay, fine, the picture is silly, let's just leave it at that.

Rise Kujikawa, Naoto Shirogane and Kanji Tatsumi from Persona IV.

Media: pens and mechanical pencil on newsprint.
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:iconholllywood:
Holllywood Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Hardcore.
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I suppose so. :)
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:iconjabraille:
Jabraille Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Do not XD at the underworld's indigestion.
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:iconjabraille:
Jabraille Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
D:
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DemonRaily Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
It's unbelievable, simply unbelievable, I have no words and thousands of them at the same time...

Just wow, definitely wow, I don't know how to start praising this wonderfulness so I would do the justice for this genial piece of art.

it was so serious at the start, because of that the ending cracked me up so much that people back home probably started to doubt my sanity(again...)


I really hope you going to something similar in the future.
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Thank you! I had a lot of fun with this one.

I've been working on comics style, but it's really tough. I have so much respect for people who can do it well.
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:icondemonraily:
DemonRaily Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
By the way, what "The belly of the underworld has indigestion" means?
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
"The belly of the underworld" is a cliche for the seediest, darkest sort of illegal dealings.
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:iconcupil:
cupil Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
There needs to be more noir Naoto. Nice work on the mood, with the dialogue and the deep shadows.
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I'm sure Naoto would love more chances to wear a fedora. Thanks for the comment. :)
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Yarra95 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is `very` hardcore, what kind of cruel man that sews bunny? Really cruel..... LoL
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Yeah, he's a criminal mastermind. :D
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:iconyarra95:
Yarra95 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
LoL
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:iconnithak:
Nithak Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
"He sews bunnies"...

Wow. Really dangerous. It must be a bad case of indigestion.
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
The case might be a little rough even for Naoto. She's never had to deal with bunnies.
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:iconnithak:
Nithak Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Yeah. Gotta beware those bunnies. Only the true baddies use them. They are VERY lethal weapons.
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:iconrayless-night:
Rayless-Night Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Most baddies are too afraid to handle them at all. Their cuteness has spread nation-wide diabetes throughout Japan.

Kanji must be stopped.
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:iconnithak:
Nithak Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
In the form of animal crackers, correct?

Yes, agreed.
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Rayless-Night Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Actually, I was thinking of his S Link line where he says that the dolls he makes are so cute "they'll cause diabetes - the instantly lethal kind".

As for animal crackers, he's totally into illegal animal cracker dealing.
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Nithak Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Haha, that too.

Yes. He finds all of the penguin crackers; the evillest kind.
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Larsa-RaquelLOVE29 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought it was gonna be all hardcore with the mafia and everything, and they're lookin' for a guy who sews bunnies. :rofl:
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Rayless-Night Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
The bunny is very hardcore.
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CrazyGirlPerson Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
"The belly of the underworld has indigestion." LMAO . . .

That aside, I really like the style here. Very clean - you did a great job, especially with the shadowed outline of Naoto in the first panel. Awesome work - favin'!
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Rayless-Night Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thanks! I haven't tried this style much before, and the Venetian blinds alone almost sent me over the edge. :)
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