I just wanted to say how your art really inspired me to draw this! Your style for king dice was amazing and I wanted to try it out but seriously not by tracing that would be 100% terrible of me however, it was a lot of heavy referencing to your art so some parts really look the same which sorry if they do :(
And as well hope you do continue making more if your art even outside the fandom it’s a very beautiful style :)
I hope you have the best of days!
(Also sorry if my english is pretty bad in this)
I LOVE IT!!!!! AND I’M REALLY HONORED THAT YOU USED MY STYLE AS A REFERENCE ASDFGHJ
And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with trying to mimic a style! It’s great that you didn’t trace - that’s how you learn! Style isn’t something that can be copyrighted, and at the same time, there’s no way you can 100% copy the style of that person. If anything, there will always be little aspects of you that shines through as you draw. By all means, reference or try out as many as you want to without shame!
but gosh I almost screamed when I saw this in my inbox this afternoon and my boss was next to me hhhhh god I love this, thank you so much
Valter: Hmm… who are you? I’ve seen you scurrying around once or twice.
Subaki: I am Subaki, retainer of the noble Lady Sakura.
Valter: Ah, that delectable sweet. Tell me, how is the ripe little child?
Subaki: Lady Sakura is doing well.
Valter: Ah. How lovely.
Subaki: …I don’t like your tone, Valter.
Valter: Is that so? And how, precisely, do you intend to respond?
Subaki: Well, that all depends on whether your intentions are what I believe them to be.
Valter: Hmph. So you’re merely the protective type, eh? How distastefully bland.
Subaki: Excuse me?
Valter: And yet… you did seek me out of your own volition. Tell me, little soldier, why did you ask to meet me?
Valter: Now, perhaps you’re merely trying to improve your skills as a warrior, and seek my expertise. I’ll have you know, I am quite experienced in the bloodier arts.
Subaki: I wouldn’t-
Valter: And on the other hand, I know you prize your independence. No, you wouldn’t approach me for something as trivial as battle advice. Could it be you desire something more… confidential?
Subaki: Evidently not as much as you desire to hear your own voice.
Valter: Ah! So you do have a personality in there somewhere. Congratulations. Still, I hunger for something a touch more satisfying. Goodbye, Subaki.
Subaki: …What is that man?
[Valter and Subaki have reached support rank C.]
Subaki: Valter, you filthy crow! What did you think you were doing on the battlefield this morning?
Valter: Spare me the lecture, you pale invertebrate. I assure you I’ve heard it all before.
Subaki: You abandoned your position to pursue a troubadour! Lady Sakura was left defenseless and this is your excuse?
Valter: Here’s a bright notion. How about you dispense with this pretense of the responsible retainer to the succulent little princess? I’ve indulged perhaps too much on that particular dish, and besides, we’re both completely aware of your ulterior motives.
Subaki: Wh-what are you trying to imply here?
Valter: Well, firstly, I’d like to dispel any conviction that you might change me. I watch the life drain slowly from the helpless because I enjoy it, and it’s futile to try and convince me otherwise.
Subaki: And you just come out and admit it? You disgust me.
Valter: Enough about me then. Let’s talk about you, Subaki, and how you’ve spent the last week lurking around in my wake and monitoring my every move.
Subaki: You threatened my liege. It’s only responsible of me to-
Valter: Yes, yes, you’re merely proactively defending the peachy little delicacy. You’re making sure she stays safe from the dark, scary predator slinking among the shadows. And if confronting the beast gets you a closer look at it, well, all the better, hm?
Subaki: Wh- you dare accuse me of-
Valter: What you don’t understand, Subaki, is that I’ve heard everything you might have to say before. I’ve seen your insecurities and your pride and your darkest secrets reflected a million times across a million men. They’re all dead now, though. I killed most of them. However, seeing as that’s not an option here, I’ll have to settle for a slower approach.
Subaki: You think you can break me? You, the pathetic little sociopath?
Valter: So long as we’re talking about pathetic things, a word of advice. When you want to watch someone like a hawk, try to keep your eyes away from their abs. It leads to mixed signals.
Subaki: A plague on him! A plague on that man, his house, and…. And his disgusting, chiseled jawline!
[Valter and Subaki have reached support rank B.]
Subaki: *Pant, pant* Come on, Subaki, just a few more training routines and you can take a break.
Valter: Subaki. What a surprise to find you here.
Valter: And now what, not dignifying me with a response. My my, you grow more predictable by the hour.
Subaki: What do you want, Valter?
Subaki: Wh- what do you think you’re-
Valter: And don’t bother pretending that you feel any differently, little foal. I’ve seen the way you look at me. I know how you truly feel.
Subaki: Ugh… what, did the Summoner punish you again? Drag you away from some noble girl you were about to brutalize?
Valter: Shut it. I hunger for the strongest prey, the ones who know their place yet refuse to accept it. I crave the way their spirit withers as I tame them. But the ones who willingly submit to me… well, on occasion they can be almost as fun.
Subaki: And you think me one of those gullible peons? I’m afraid, Valter, you’re about to find yourself sorely disappointed.
Valter: Is that so? Despite you being the one to stalk me? Despite you inventing and convincing yourself of false pretenses just to interact with me? Really, Subaki, you ought to realize that I’m nowhere the cretin you seem to think I am.
Subaki: Don’t cut yourself too much slack, Valter.
Valter: Admit it then. Look me in my disgusting, chiseled jawline and tell me you don’t want to be on your knees.
Subaki: You… you… Fine then. Yes, Valter, I find you attractive. I think perhaps I have since I first caught sight of you on the battlefield.
Valter: There you go. Was that so hard to admit?
Subaki: But the more I learned about you, Valter, the more I learned of your putrid morals and actions, the more I hated you. And the more I hated you, the more I hated myself for finding you attractive. Every time I talked to you, I left feeling disgusted, not just at you, but at myself, for having the gall to think of you like I did.
Valter: Then surrender. Give in to your feelings, little foal, and let your master come for you.
Subaki: Not a chance in hell. You know what I’ve realized, Valter? My body might love you, but I’m far more than a mere body. My mind is perfect and every part of it is screaming for my body to cut you down where you stand.
Valter: Heh. Heheheheh! Poorly played, Subaki. I thought I was in for an easy hunt, but if you intend to fight me, even when your body begs for me… you’ve only strengthened my resolve to break you swiftly.
Subaki: Try your hardest, Valter. You won’t come out on top.
Valter: Oh, Subaki, I’m afraid I’ll just have to prove you wrong.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”