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Precious One by Lilaccu Precious One by Lilaccu

There are many things I want to express upon this illustration.

Although I have drawn many Nozomi x Eli fan art, Shizuru x Natsuki is still be my most favorite couple. I reminisced about their story including such a beautiful stories and characters from My-HiME and Otome series. 

At that moment when I decided to watch, I haven’t watched any anime for a few years, because of the University and I thought that I had to avoid anime and manga to prove to people around me that I have grown up. However, I misunderstood, I have learnt something very important from it instead. 

Many of my friends mentioned about the character Natsuki and said that we looked resemble, so I decided to watch it without expecting anything. While I was watching it, and when I realized about the relationship of Natsuki and Shizuru, it was very emotional because I have been hesitated to accept it about myself as well. I have lost faith and believe that this kind of relationship is possible.

But My-HiME has revived my true self back not just about love but everything related to perception and many aspects I had been trying to ignore.
I could say that I would never be who I am right now if I hadn’t watched this series and learnt from Shizuru and Natsuki’s and other characters’ compassionate. Now that I am able to recognize many wonderful people around me and someone who is special to me.


This illustration, I determined to give it as a gratitude. It has been long time that I kept this thought within me. I actually have tried to express this feeling through my old work many years ago, but it wasn’t reach what I expected enough to depict it thoroughly. In this illustration, I want to explicit how important they are to me , as well as the scene in the story has already captured perfectly about how important of someone who is important for us.

At first, I thought of expression that both of them were sorrowful, but I don’t think it was right. Because at that moment in the story, they have shared sentimental feelings to each other. Natsuki started to recover and comprehend about many things such as accepting the reality about her mother and the past. At the same time, Shizuru had a chance to spend time closely with Natsuki, to take care of her and see her recovering through the incident, though deep within her heart she knew about the prohibited love. Both of them were in the state of peaceful and happy in the moment. The sunset helped emphasizing the emotion and contrast between day and night time; happiness and despair, beginning and ending, companionship and solitude. Yet it’s such a beautiful twilight when you behold it. 

When you love and care about someone very much, it’s full of happiness and melancholy. Each person has different such sensitivity, but understanding is a key to build the relationship. ^^

Autumn 2014
(Fan art Fujino Shizuru x Kuga Natsuki : My-HiME )

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KirosRazer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful!
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fairyTinga Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you're back on Shiz'Nat artwork <3
That's how I found your page many years ago, and how I started following your art.
I tried to quit manga and anime when I was at the university, for the same reasons you did and then I found out I was sad without it, so I got back on it, and also on cosplay, and now I'm 26, with a master degree and a Mai Hime tattoo on the wrist (my own tribute to everything Mai Hime and Mai Otome did for me and built me) :D

I cosplayed Shizuru, Mai and Arika, they really inspired me <3

Soooo, I'm glad to see that it touched you as much as it touched me, I don't feel alone anymore, this serie is so special.
They look wonderful <3 thanks.
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Wow, I'm glad you can understand how I've felt and what I've been through.
I'm glad that we've both faced obstacles and overcome them and came back to anime and manga. 

That's amazing you have a tattoo of Mai series on your wrist. 
Thank you for sharing with me. ^^
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fairyTinga Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) You're welcome.
I'm happy to see that you're back on drawing and posting a lot of new work, you're so talented!
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate your interest in my artwork! T ^ T
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georgiapilu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Very touching behind the art story!
And the drawing... breathless!

\m.
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
nice :D (Big Grin) Thumbs Up 
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
beautiful work 
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:iconlilaccu:
Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
you're welcome 
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El-Miller Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Great work.
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:iconlilaccu:
Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you
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El-Miller Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
You're welcome!
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Periphone Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When I look at this, I can feel it telling me a story. A story shared by a loss of a loved one or found another. This tells me that much.
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm glad you can feel that. <3
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freakymonday Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
T-T) you just made me cry~

I'm happy for you! ^___^)
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you for the emotions you can feel from them. <3
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AntiopeDeThemiscyre Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
So cute and beautiful !
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XandImus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015   General Artist
most precious...indeed!
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
^^
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shezaei-neko Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
I LOVE IT. *3*
I'm happy to see you are still drawing them. They are one of my all times OTPs.
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Me too, I'm glad you still love them. ^^
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shezaei-neko Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
My heart is with this ship even if it sinks.
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Digital Artist
As will mine. ^ _ ^
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SulliMike23 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Duran the second! I can so imagine Natsuki with a smile like that if she ever got a puppy.
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm glad you feel that! ^^
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BornFreak Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist
I haven't even watched this anime before and itjust looking at thi beautiful piece of art is giving me feel anyway. *^*
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Digital Artist
I hope you can watch it sometime. ^^
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