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Oh man, that's absolutely gorgeous! So minimalist and dynamic. (I just DL'd and watched episodes 53 and 54 of the anime this morning -- I haven't been watching all of the anime, but some scenes I just have to see animated!)

You haven't watched all of the anime? I kind of envy you - unwatched eps! I'm on my third watch now; roomie number two is catching up *g*. The manga is great, but I really love to see everything animated, and listen to the voices. (Awesome Japanese practice, too... sure beats watching Nihongo Dekimasu eps on youtube.)

Oh man, that's absolutely gorgeous! So minimalist and dynamic.

Thank you. I think drawing fanart for a manga source for a change can actually come in handy, there's stuff I can incorporate in my style. I mean, I would never recommend anyone to learn to draw only by drawing manga, but when it comes to exploring ways to express dynamics and reduce things to the essential lines (and work in black and white!) there's a lot to be learned. And I always try to learn from the best. :) Arakawa's art is, wow. I've looked into other mangas since then, but so far I haven't found any where the art speaks to me. I'm thinking of checking out her previous work when fma wraps up.

Want me to recommend some manga based on the art? I generally read comics for both the story and the art -- that is, either one of them can be a dealbreaker for me -- and I tend to prefer manga that's less frenetic and stylized than a lot of the popular stuff tends to be. (Not that I can't enjoy the cartoonier series -- I'm reading One Piece right now -- but like with some of the more superhero-ish American superhero comics, the art is something I have to get past in order to enjoy the story.) Anyway, I can recommend you some of the series whose art I've really liked.

Oh, that's lovely! I love the silhouette against the colors. I really love the watercolor effect of the flames.

(And oh my god, such a compliment to have inspired art! I am beaming at the screen.)

Oh, I'm happy you like it! :D

This is wonderful!!! <333

Thanks :)
I'm really in the mood for some more fma fanart... alas, no time yet.

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