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WARNING: OLD ART!! The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

"It was a rough break-up! Some harsh words were exchanged ... and ... some ... cannonballs ..." --Louis Despatis


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
lol! :heart:
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Monipue Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woaw - i wanna see that sceene animated XD
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talisath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, James' expression...
Another Firefly reference:)
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Caelonas Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I absolutely love the dynamics between these too!!!
I simply can't get enough.
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Miyo-takinomi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just luvs jame's face in the last pic
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kiki21528 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS SOOO MUCH!!!!!! ESPECIALLY LOUIS!!!!!
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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That is all. ^^
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeeep!
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
^^
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Yetac Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dem cuffs! XDDDD :heart:
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MistressOfTheVoid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I just LOVE~ Louis' face in the second panel! :XD:
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LureLight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wanna see the ex lol!! I could imajen he thought Lui was a women and that was what the brake up was about
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Definitely not. Louis doesn't dress like a woman nor does he act like one or want to be one, if he's mistaken as a woman he's quick to clear up that error. He is "a man on his own terms".
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LureLight Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol ok!
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GeminiSolace Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I keep coming back to this one because their expressions. The gradual change on each of their faces is fantastic and James' final expression takes the cake. He doesn't have to say a single word and anyone can tell exactly what he is saying.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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o-rlyization Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I love Louis and Jame's dynamic. It fun seeing their constant dynamic, but every so often when it breaks from the norm or James manages to throw Louis for a loop is really fun. There's something even funnier when they have to work together.

I KINDA SANK HIS SHIP

I MEAN

I'D BE MAD TOO IF I HAD LOST MY SHIP AND MY BOYFRIEND ALL IN ONE DAY

BUT REALLY

HE'S NEVER BEEN VERY GOOD AT LETTING THINGS GO
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wei-en Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
That is gold, hahaha
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hahaha! Louis to a tee ...

God I have a lot of fun with them, but I'm afraid this dynamic is unlikely to make it into the final animation, because I can't explain the backstory nor do I have time to reveal it within three short minutes. But I enjoy toying with the circumstances they're forced to fight through, especially if it means they need to work together.
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o-rlyization Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I want to say you should pitch it someday, but idk how high the likelihood of studios liking such a flamboyant main character. Still, they'd make for a fun web series or comic shorts. ;P
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
My teacher is concerned that nobody will hire me if I have a gay character in my portfolio. Personally I think that attitude is exactly why I want to challenge the norms and make an animation like this in the first place. Sod it if he's gay or not, he'll well drawn and developed, isn't he?! Someone ought to hire me! D'8
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MayJackson Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Sorry for snooping... but... SOMEONE WILL HIRE YOU. Every time I see your work, I think "how are they tricking this seasoned, highly skilled animator into still going to school??" I'm sure you still have things to learn (do you??), but to the untrained eye, you don't (do you??). I don't know where you're trying to get hired, but you could get on with Disney if you wanted.
As far as having a gay character, the world is changing. Bravo for challenging the status quo, but I really don't think you should worry about it holding you back much. *Being* a flamboyant homosexual is much more likely to get you discriminated against, and at least where I'm from - I don't think that would factor much into an animation hire :)

God. I can't stay out of your gallery, Sak! I keep trying to get it out of my system, but I think it's like trying to treat caffeine addiction with lattes.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I have plenty to learn, and I'm always setting the bar for myself higher and higher, looking at professionals in the industry rather than comparing myself to my peers. It's discouraging to see what I'm still lacking, but I keep in mind these people hired by Ubisoft, LucasFilm, all of them are usually much, much older than me too. Not that it stops me from trying.
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MayJackson Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Well, an artist can't be a good artist unless they're constantly trying to improve, so I can understand you having that mentality - and it's a good thing. But I still think you're already good enough to get hired! (I honestly can't tell a difference in the quality between your work and professional animators.) But perhaps someone going to animation school would know more about that than me xD
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o-rlyization Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Sadly, it is something you have to be careful about. :C It's something not everyone is comfortable with. I still think you could make him flamboyant without coming outright and saying it. I've actually always found it fun when there's an OBVIOUSLY gay character, but whenever anyone brings it up they're interrupted or derailed. It's not that no one's aware of it, but it's more poking fun at calling attention to it since they're a fun character regardless as to whether or not they're 'officially' out.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Unfortunately due to time constraints it's going to be impossible to squeeze even half of Louis's character development into the final animation, which means his homosexuality is probably not going to be addressed at all (much to my professor's relief). The only implications will be his dress and actions, really. I've developed the characters into something more over time, however, and I think throughout his life Louis has various stages of being "out". In my head he's always "out": he's a man and comfortable with that, he just happens to have an orientation that deviates from the norm. However he either masks it or avoids addressing it depending on who he's with. Other times - like the comic with James's poor ensign - he hashes it all the way up, it depends what reaction he's looking for.
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o-rlyization Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
(Late reply is ridiculously late. Sorry. :I)

I won't say I'm glad to hear it, but as a young animator, it might be for the best. I'm not saying I wouldn't like to see Louis strutting about on TV some day, but this could raise the possibility if you managed to snag a studio with this reel without stating Louis' sexuality and then nudge it in later or hint at it, it's all a plus. Again, I personally think it's good to have openly gay characters, but if you can enjoy a character regardless of what label they stand under, I don't think much has to be said. (Julio and Miguel from "Road to Eldorado" for example.)

I think you've got a good way to approach Louis. I like that it's not so much his character revolves around his sexuality, but it seems his sexuality and sensuality are just part of who he is. I hope I'm not assuming here (I also hope I'm making sense), but to me it seems his character rides more on him having fun being who he is rather than letting a label dictate how he acts. Behavior as a byproduct, I guess.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're right on all those points ... except to me Tulio and Miguel are just best bros, really. They never struck me as being gay, contrary to all the slash art out there. I think while Louis started off as being the embodiment of all things openly gay and fabulous, he's much more refined now and for the better. He doesn't feel the need to tell people what he is because it shouldn't be important if he's gay or not. Even the dynamic with James and Santiago isn't a conflict because he's gay - though it started that way in the original concept, which has also changed. Their conflict lies in the fact that each represents a warring nationality.
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TheRealSugarBaby1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
are you gonna color this
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AnimeFangirl921 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awww, I like the expression on Louis' face in the first panel :3
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elinovitch Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I would totally swap genders for Louis. ;_;
I mean gosh, look at that... EVERYTHING. God. And James. James is hot too. As hot as a cartoon character can get, I mean. But LOUIS. Gosh.

I am a creep.
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Mouse-inthe-Teacup Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ur not a creep. i totally agree xD
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Forward-Darkly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
pfffftwhyamisuchafangirlforyourwork?
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jewlogic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
i love that i can smell your love for POTC just seeping out of this project
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You don't say! I tend to turn everything that makes its way into my gallery into a pirate ...
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jewlogic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
pirates are good so you still get a gold star from me
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Atra-Caelum Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I really can't get enough of their faces. Just... just their faces. I mean yes their everything is fantastic, but damn, those faces.
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aprilclash Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These two!I am tempted to draw them!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
By all means, I enjoy looking at others' fanart.
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YourLocalIgor Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I love the concern on Louis face in the firs sketch :)
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I get the feeling the breakup might have been over clingy-ness.
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RangedJester6 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao: Hahahahaha!! I love these two! :XD:
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EmpressOfFools Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I love their facial expressions ^^ James and Louis teaming up to solve a problem would be hilariously awesome with James putting up with Louis to get the job done and Louis causing as much trouble for the commodore as possible. They're so awesome!
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balfasra Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
when i think you can't be more awesome, you prove me wrong
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ShuiYue Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have one in my head where someone kidnaps Louis' sister and they team up to save her.
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icedragon938 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Jame's face in the last one lol XD Gosh I love these two so much I actually had a dream with them in it last night. :D
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Dear god, what have I done ...
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icedragon938 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
xD
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Murielle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Oh I suppose there have to be some kind of circumstance that would make them team up...you just have to find someone that the French and British BOTH hated...HA.

Augh, when you draw these two being chummy, it makes me want to ship them SO VERY MUCH. ;_;
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nyo-kun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
This NEEDS to be developed in to a cartoon for Adult Swim!
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