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The Forgotten by RayArtz The Forgotten by RayArtz
It is finally done!

With our power’s combined :iconbakanekonei: and I bring you this super cool collaborative image. Don’t you find it super cool? I sure do!

But in all seriousness back when Nei asked me if I wanted to do a collaboration image I was extremely excited and nervous at the same time. On one hand I feel that Nei’s work is exceptional and I happen to own several comics that she has worked on; so I had a great deal of respect and admiration for her talents and so because of that my other hand had me wondering if I could live up to her expectations considering the level of talent she was accustomed to working with. Now I do not personally work in the art industry, as much as I may want too, so if you are like me surely you can imagine how I felt. But I was willing to try and so I jumped on the opportunity.

As the project began, Nei and I took turns roughing out a sketch that would ultimately lead to what you see here. After going back and forth a few times we finally began laying down some colors. Once we began this phase Nei would send me her update and every time would leave me in awe and feeling intimidated. I would some times just look at the image wondering, what the heck can do I here? Eventually the awe-factor would subside and the intimidation would turn into inspiration. I don’t know if Nei knows this or not --but I felt a great sense of pressure to do more then my best. Anytime I would perform my updated version I had to make one thing really stand out. It wasn’t that I was trying to impress or out-do Nei, I was simply trying to uphold my end of the deal.

In the end Nei was in fact happy with my updates, going as far as utilizing some of the most flowering words of the English language to describe how she felt. ;) She made me smile, she made me laugh, and she really gave me confidence and probably didn’t even realize she was doing so. So thank you Nei Ruffino for picking me to do this collaboration with you. You were an awesome partner and I really hope to do another one with you. I consider myself fortunate to call you a friend :)

I really hope to meet you at SDCC!

Be sure and check out Nei’s :iconbakanekonei: image(s), she said she was going to post like three of the suckers! Please take the time and read what she has to say!

ALSO one more thing; big thanks to :iconblondthecolorist: for giving Nei some reference for that disgruntled looking fella with his arms crossed. He didn’t like Nei or Me during the whole process! Haha.
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Razvan-Sedekiah Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
OH WOW! That is just really BEAUTIFUL!
I love that!
calisto-lynn Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow this is awesome!!
RayArtz Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thanks! Nei Ruffino and I are very proud of it and I was very honored to do this piece with her.
SP85 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful job, both of you!
dbh4 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
It's beautiful!!!! I like it a lot, what I am saying?! I love it. You draw very well, a great work!!!.
RayArtz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Well thank you very much!
but keep in mind I didn't draw it all. Nei had her hand in drawing it too
its fairly 50/50 as far as drawing goes.
innactpro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
w00t! seconded.

I can't tell where you end and Nei begins.
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
RayArtz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
W00t it up yo!
Droesjke Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Beautiful! :wow:
Disneyxanime Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
it looks so BEAUTIFUL!!~~~
such a GREAT
RayArtz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
haha thanks!
MasterSavior Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
You did some amazing stuff here. I'm awed and humbled by the expressions that come from this image. Well done! ^_^

The :coffeecup: Guy
RayArtz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
It was alllllll Nei ;)
it helps to have a great partner
IamXenon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
This is so amazing! I love both of you and this collab is just... wow... the detail, the colors, the expressions... Wonderful!
dragonkat Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
I made a comment over on this image at Nei's page, saying how much I loved the waterfall and was told that it was all you! Very well done! =) Here is what I said on the other page:

Oh my goodness.

I love the waterfall! I was looking at it and then the figure popped out. Amazing! It really made the picture for me! =D
RayArtz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
yeah the whole bloody thing started with a waterfall
really glad you enjoyed the piece!
WOWandWAS Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it wouldn't be fair to fav one and not the other now would it? You guys did an amazing job!
RayArtz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
and I appreciate it!
WOWandWAS Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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