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I've always depended on you, haven't I? by aquanut I've always depended on you, haven't I? by aquanut
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Birthday present for :iconruuari: I'm so glad you liked it so much!! :D
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metalarcanum17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Aww soren looks adorable and then there's ike....not sure what to say other than :iconmanhugplz:
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DrakenTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Artist
I wonder who would win at a chess game Robin vs Soren...
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Aeviann Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Awwww, some new Ike/Soren pic :happybounce: :heart: I love your style, it's too damn adorable! It's funny how Ike has his PoR- and Soren his RD-outfit! The colours are so nice and bright ^^
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The-Demon-King999 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Well...  Actually...  If you've finished RD, and I'm sure you have...  If you recall, when it shows Ike walking away in that one picture...  He's wearing his Ranger outfit.
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Aeviann Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Yeah, I know (I am always close to tears when this Screen Pops up o.O)
But I always thought is as a kind of flashback to when his "story" began and in contrast to what he has, 3/4 years later, achieved...
or something XD
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The-Demon-King999 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Ah.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh crud I mean yeah I... I did that because I like the pattern on his RD outfit, I like patterns patterns are good even when you can barely see them /sweat lmao I actually like his first outfit better but forgot to be careful of which reference I was using

Thank you very much, I'm glad you like the picture! :D
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Aeviann Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Haha, I also like it better han the "old one, don't worry XD And anyway, who says that Soren didn't have that outfit 3 years earlier already? XD 
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, true. xD Surely not all cartoon characters just have five copies of the same outfit in their suitcase.
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Aeviann Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Exactly! That's what I always think XD
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ruuari Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
IKE'S ARM AROUND SOREN'S SHOULDER OMG JUST AAAJKSDHGKJSDGHSD HE JUST LOOKS LIKE SO SUPPORTIVE AND this is just so perfect. :love:
Oh gosh looking at this on deviantart for some reason allows me to see more things I don't even know but I love how the lineart is lighter in certain places especially where the light hits. That's really really cool, and wow I love the shading in their hair too, I can't stop looking at it!
I screamed about this so much on tumblr already :'DD I'm still so happy like someone else reblogged this on tumblr earlier today who I followed and it came up on my dash and I like screeched, it was so embarrassing. Thank you so much again ;____; :hug:
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aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT'S GREAT I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKE IT yess I was looking for some quote to illustrate for you and this line happened in a really brief scene but I chose it because I think it's generally easier to notice and remember how dependent Soren is on Ike, but Ike relies on and trusts Soren a lot as well and is willing to remind him of it when he's doubting his ability to contribute to the team.

(I also wanted to do something other than their support because I think practically everyone who's drawn them has already done that scene at the end heh. Actually I'd like to see more art that portrays Soren's cold/antisocial personality because in most fanart he comes across as openly acting a lot softer than he actually presents himself :P and that habit of shutting people out was what I found interesting about his character. I thought Gerome in FE13 was interesting for the same reason, though I think Soren's reasons for it are more about his own self-doubt and fear of rejection, while Gerome's more just uncomfortable with socializing.)

Haha I'm not surprised because tumblr resizes stuff in weird ways (and on an unrelated note is generally terrible for presenting landscape-oriented images <_<) but I'm glad you like the varying colors of the lines, I don't always do it but I think it can add a lot when lineart isn't all colored the same :'D I'm glad you like the shading too, I'm really happy you like it so much!!

Yeahhh thank you for your long tumblr response :'DD HAHAHA it always surprises me too when my own art comes up on my dash, it hasn't happened with any gift art I've received but I'd probably get excited too if it did :'D You're welcome, I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much, thank you for taking the time to tell me all about it!!
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DettanKarmen7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DettanKarmen7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WELCOME!
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cute!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
They do make a pretty damn impressive team on the battlefield, I have to admit that. You've really captured the essence of the friendship between them - and just what that essence is has been cleverly left up to the viewers. Like a great artwork should do, there are many interpretations open here.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I drew it for someone who ships them, but people can interpret however they want.
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I don't get that particular meaning as strongly; while I acknowledge it's a common shipping, if I had to bring my opinion to the table, I'd say that Soren might have more than friendship towards Ike, but Ike's too oblivious to work it out. He's too besotted with his one true love - meat.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure I've seen a fanart like that before haha :P The relationship admittedly can come off as one-sided since their conversations develop Soren's character more than Ike's; it'd probably be good for Soren if he became less dependent on Ike and learned to trust others as he grew older. Maybe the influence of Ike's friendliness would break down his shell someday, even a little.

I have no personal investment in it as a ship, nor do I think it's a canon pairing (I don't think any FE pairings are canon, except ones like Pent/Louise where the player has no influence on them). I like the fact that after all his early years of rejection Soren finally finds someone worth trusting in Ike, and how even when he believes that he's worthless and belongs nowhere, Ike still values and respects him as a crucial member of the company... and Ike, in return for showing basic human kindness and willingness to overlook society's stigmas and barriers, gains a fiercely loyal adviser and friend. They're definitely key players in each other's lives, at any rate.
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I don't have any shipping investment in it, either, and I agree with your point about the flexibility of pairings in the series. I think the few which are established are Marth and Shiida, Sigurd and Deirdre, Pent and Louise, and possibly Micaiah and Sothe (though Radiant Dawn's support system was pretty iffy in terms of depth...)
The backstory between them is really well done, I do agree with that. Something like that bit of kindness Ike showed Soren can dramatically change a life for the better... it's what we need more of in life.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I realized about two days after replying to your original comment that there were probably a dozen better ways for me to answer; I'm sorry about that. I am glad though that you think I captured the friendship between them, thank you. The FE canon is indeed flexible and for that reason several of my FE pictures are open to interpretation because they're based on canon lines, as this one is.

I'm not entirely in agreement that great art should be open to interpretation, if it's used to discourage authors from stating things clearly or to disregard authorial intent, though I do enjoy how leaving things open-ended allows people to connect with and find meaning in them in many different ways. Art is open to interpretation regardless of the creator's intent, though, so I'd feel awkward taking credit for that and that awkwardness is primarily what caused me to give such a short answer initially.

Anyway, yeah, it is admirable how Ike is willing to look past superficial distinctions in people and extend help to anyone in need--and rather ironic that although that compassion saved Soren, the attitude Soren projects to others is quite the opposite. The way he was treated in the past gives him plenty of reason to distrust people, but he doesn't seem to realize that if he acted less cold, he'd most likely find more people willing to be friendly to him... so instead he puts Ike on a pedestal and shuts out everyone else, which seems like it's bound to disappoint him sooner or later.
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nah, I didn't have any particular worries about your first answer; if you have a strong opinion on something, may as well stick by it. It's a little hard to pick out what the right inflection is from just text alone, admittedly, but I didn't find anything wrong with what you said. I should probably apologise for making you feel a bit awkward.
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TheRealMikachu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always imagine that these two would make the best buddy cops.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah, Soren would play bad cop I suppose :P
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ZeldaDaisy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Cute *///*
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ZeldaDaisy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
You're welcome:meow:
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Darkie4Eva Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, so cute....:heart: :D
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Darkie4Eva Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome~ ^^
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untelligent Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Your art style is so beautiful!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! =)
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untelligent Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I love pretty much all of your stuff! Your style is just so cool/adorable/awesome =D Thanks for sharing your art with us!
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oOSilbervogelOo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Auwwwww so cute!! ;_;
Soren looks kinda sad...i wanna hug him! ;^;
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! =) Yeah, this was supposed to be that brief part where he was questioning his value to the mercenary company, so he's probably a bit worried here.
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PuzzleProfessional Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AUGH! I've always wanted to play this game! Err... Both of 'em! I haven't commented on your stuff for a while, have I? I've committed an unholy sin! :saddummy: Not commenting on your gorgeous art!! :noes:
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha uh no, you haven't; I'm sure you have plenty of other things to keep you busy and I'm really slow at responding anyway, though I do appreciate all your comments!

I'm glad you like the picture! I hope you get a chance to play them sometime since they're great games (though sadly hard to find now).
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PuzzleProfessional Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe! I kid! XD
I'm glad you appreciate 'em! ^^

I know! I see them on Amazon, but that PRICE man!
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