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Kingdom Hearts - I'm Always With You Too PAGE 5/5 by branden9654 Kingdom Hearts - I'm Always With You Too PAGE 5/5 by branden9654
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WHEN READING PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS: [link]

(I painted the comic to this song)

This five page comic is my special present to all of you this Christmas Season :)!

The comic is a tribute to Kingdom Hears' 10th Anniversary. The story takes place between Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 and makes reference to many Kingdom Hearts games ;)...

I decided to tell this story visiually, I feel that you can say things in a more meaningful way without words sometimes.

I hope you all enjoy this comic, it took me quite a long time!

Commentary: The story is ultimately about Kairi remembering Sora for the first time in a dream. As she said in Kingdom Hearts 2, she couldn't remember his face or his name ;).
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animegirlcorycian Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, beautiful! :iconhappyhappyplz:
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks XD! It was fun making something cute like this!
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:iconxxchocolatexheartsxx:
WHY ISN'T THIS A REAL THING?! D: Seriously this whole thing is so creative and beautiful! :love: Also I loved the music that goes with it~! :heart: Wonderful comic series! :hug:
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

Haha yeah I think something like this would be nice to expand on Kairi's character. I imagined that this would be what happened when Kairi first started remembering Sora, which lead to her wanting to find Sora at the beginning of KH2. 

It was a fun challenge trying to communicate the story visually without any words XD!
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:iconxxchocolatexheartsxx:
Welcome~! Kairi's my favorite so it's always great to see someone actually dive deeper into her character. :heart: And I totally got that this is how she begins remembering Sora. So sweet~ :love: Again, wish this actually happened! Lol. :D
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vaporsheart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
out of all the artists drawings i have ever seen in this world, you do the best job of showing emotion in one single shot. completely and fully amazing.
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow thank you that means a lot :). I don't think I'm there yet, but that is a trait I intentionally pursue. Especially for this comic, I was thinking a lot about Glean Keane and his style. Glen is one of the best animators to ever live, and brought characters like Ariel, Aladdin, and Tarzan to life. You can easily read his characters without any dialogue, and that's something I continue to explore.
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vaporsheart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i dunno, bub, but you got this style down pat. i love every single one of Kairi's emotion's displayed on her face, more than Jasmine's or Sebastian's or Belle's or any other popular disney movies. i was just like, :iconwowplz:, when i saw this a few minutes ago. and with the music? it was even better :nod: excellent job, bub~
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Neoninja2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Bro, I actually started crying to this...
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No lie I was too when I was first drawing this XD!
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Neoninja2 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
So heart-wrenching it's no surprise.
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Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   General Artist
Wow this is cool! You put so much effort into one page! And you colour them too! Wow... it's like you have made individual artworks but you put them together. I also like that you didn't add speech bubbles to this, I like to see and think for myself about what's going to happen. It's also beautiful in that way. It brings emotions. You have a wonderful technique! And may I ask, did you use references? What do you think about using them? :) Just curious.
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)! That was my goal for this series. To make a comic where every panel was a full painting. And boy was it a PAIN XD... It took forever, but I'm glad I did it this way. From the start I wanted to focus on practicing visual story telling. I didn't really use that many references. I mainly used screenshots from KH1's ending and some concept art from KH2 to get the character designs accurate, but I generally try to do all my poses from scratch. Oh and I also manually took my own screenshots from the Destiny Islands portion of KH1 so I could get the backgrounds to look accurate. Overall the drawing portion of the project went fairly smoothly, but it took a lot of my time and focus. Every day at school I would practice drawing Kairi during lectures XD. I think being immersed in the drawing process was necessary to capture what I saw in my head.
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Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   General Artist
I can imagine that it was a lot of work! Oh I see, thanks for telling me ^^
I also tend to have references for the characters, because I want to practice drawing them and I want people to recognize them ^^ But I also put my own style into them and I also try to make my own poses.
That's a good idea :3
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, lately if I'm doing fanart, I do a lot of preparation beforehand. I'll keep sketching the character and I will use reference at that point so I can learn how to draw them properly. For the actual painting or comic I rarely need reference since I had practiced so much before and just know how to draw the character.
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Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   General Artist
Yes! I do that too ^^
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Alexandria-Paige Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a truly beautiful comic! I can see the time an effort you out into this and the message behind it so bittersweet ;//,//; BRAVO GOOD SIR!
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, this story was a very interesting one to do. It was a challenge to try to make every panel a painting and tell a strong story without any words. I learned a lot from this XD!
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Blainfox101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
o my god you are awesome! i love kingdom hearts mostly the first game!
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I really love Kingdom Hearts too! I keep up with the whole series as it comes out, but yeah totally agree, KH1 was definitely the best XD!
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Blainfox101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i wish i could have finished the game ;_;
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's worth it :)! If you have a PS3 I'd wait though since Square is releasing the KH 1.5 HD Remix. It has a special edition of KH1 called Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, and it has another game and a movie XD! So if you wanted to get back into the series, this bundle is a good start :)!
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Blainfox101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok :meow:
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ConArtist6251 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Sweet!
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Manny9591 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! It's brilliant, and touching.
Amazing work dude! :dance:
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:iconbranden9654:
branden9654 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! This comic took a good chunk of time, but I'm glad I did it! :)
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Manny9591 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, me too! It came out epically! Thanks so very much for your time, and posting it! :happybounce: :peace::D
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roozbeh18 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey Branden! I just read your comic,az you said,it is pretty clear that you've put some real "TIME" on drawing this! and all those hard works have achieved what they were to.
Great Job Bro,I'm a huge KH fan and despite the plot bieng so short,it meant a lot.
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I really grew a lot painting these pages! And yeah it took a ton of time XD... A lot more than I'd hoped. I think I started working on and off with planning mid November and then worked from the beginning of December till the release everyday all day painting this.

Hopefully I can do something similar to this again, and hopefully it won't take so long!
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Cissil98 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How cuuuteee!!!!! I loved this comic so muuuuchh!!
And the music made it even better TuT
*Get away that onion from mee!! >:(*
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :"D! I definitely had a few manly tears coming up with the story XD! To me it was just such an interesting challenge to tell a story without words that anyone could understand. I'm so happy that people like it so far and I want to do similar things in the future :)!
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Cissil98 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you can do too! If I had the PS, or the Wii, or werever this game can be played, I'll buy this game, but because I don't, right now, I'm reading the manga :P Loving it so far.
Thank you for showing me this incredibly stuff, and keep up the good work! :D
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ToxakOkami Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
it looks great
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Xrfreedom13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Now that is cute
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, originally I was going to make the cuteness a bit more overt, but I prefer the more subtle expressions. :)
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Xrfreedom13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Cool
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aindania Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I especially love how you make it a visual novel and still manage to make a rather touching story from it. You my good sir, earned yourself a new watcher. :clap:
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I worked really hard on the story before painting, and then even harder trying to tell it 100% visually in a way that anyone who sees it can understand XD!

Thank you for the watch, I'll keep working hard and improving so I can show you even better art :)!
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aindania Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you've done a marvelous job. :)

I'm sure you will. Keep up the great work! :D
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Cool :D
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)!
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MagicalAkariChan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Beautiful job!
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)!
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MagicalAkariChan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :D
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Laminated-TeabaG Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Great work, I really enjoyed.
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it, this work was a lot of fun for me to make too(although it was also a pain at times XD).
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Laminated-TeabaG Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
What program did you use for it?
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branden9654 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I use Adobe Photoshop for all of my paintings. Currently I use version CS6.
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Laminated-TeabaG Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
You might want to try out painter, I find it a lot better for painting.
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