Stellababy, I'm so sorry. Coloring this really was emotionally difficult. I sketched it some time ago after hearing Beautiful Disaster pop up on my iTunes shuffle, back around her birthday in September. But this piece had no place on her birthday, so I set it aside in favor of something happier. I realized it was Spirit Day already and that this was probably the most ideal time to post something like this without it being a total left-field punch to the feels.
That being said, StellaGale's story is foreseeably the most emotional (even more than SamSara, wouh) of the four. Stella is the most emotionally diverse character I've ever worked with/will work with. I can already tell it's going to be a big bucket of feels. Unfortunately, I'll have to leave you to theorize on your own... because it is bedtime.. and also spoilers. But mostly bedtime.
Offtopic: Wikipedia lists Spirit Day as October 20th, which is what we dated our 2011 PT piece as, but this year it's being advertised as the 19th. Any reason for that discrepancy? Is it both? Does it matter? u//u
Drawn on paper, lined/colored in SAI, text in PS7. Thank you for the comments, favorites, and watches! And I'm sorry for probably making some of you cry.
oh this sucks... on multiple levels like 1.what the hell is wrong with the world and all the hatred and abuse??? TT_TT OH MY FEELS, OH MY ANGER! and 2. you are prepared to give us such an awesome story, but it's not coming any soon, right? *SOBS SOBS*
I can't remember when I favorited this, but I definitely remember just glancing at it and thinking that it was a very nice picture, and then roving through the rest of your gallery.
And then later. Much, much later.
And then later, I come back and observe it in length and listen to the song and read everyone else's comments and just...SOBBED. I just sort of lost it at the bruises, especially at the placement at the neck and the wrist. And I'm getting an inkling of what I think her story may entail and it brought back some bad (and unfortunately, still relatively recent) memories.
The song really does add more depth to the understanding of this piece. Also reduces one to a huge pile of FEELS. Just...wanting to love so much...even...if it hurts.
Oh God, I just want to cry.
I get the feeling that Stella and Gale's story is going to hit home for a lot of people, which I think is important because it will resonate with a lot of people as a story of hope despite...well, everything. I apologize for being vague; I'm kind of a babbling mess of mental incoherence.
I'd really like to thank you for drawing this. It's not only beautiful and really shows a lot of your skill visually, but is also really emotive, which I adore and makes me even more anxious for Stella's story.
Ahhh, deepest apologies for the late reply, but I couldn't let it go without a reply. I'm both so sorry that it stirs still-tender wounds, but I'm also really touched that you can feel it. I want to do all I can to realistically express these kinds of issues and then show the incredible healing process/strengthening afterward, because Stella is so much stronger than she realizes, and so are so many people that experience this same thing, just never seeing it in themselves. StellaGale's story is definitely a lot more mature in nature, in experiences and lifestyles, but the core issues can reach absolutely anyone... and that's why I have to do it.
Aanndd there's my return of babbling. I'm so grateful how much you can connect to this piece, you have no idea. Thank you for the wonderful comment... And you're so very welcome.
argh Stella babyyyy ;~~~; why are you such a bucket of feelings and tears and makeup and gorgeousness I can't deal with it omg who would be nasty enough to bruise you ;^; But argh Bee I love love love how you've pulled off the half-half contrast. It's like just cover up half and you get gorgeous Stella looking all together and kinda alluring and then your heart breaks when you see the other half because she's suddenly not but omggggg bruises ;~~~; I feel like I'm going to spend most of their story huddled in a corner crying and trying to console myself that it ends well
ahhh lac sorry for the late comment but aughh i'm sorry I had to plague you with the achey feels /)8A8/) /hugs and gurgles Their story is so fucking *SOB* but the amount of love poured into these two newly-wed style lovebirds will probably make up for it tenfold I promise
I may have already commented on this, in fact I think I have, but I came back to this and just now noticed her skin on the disaster side. She's bruised. Bee, if you guys have thought up what I am thinking up about Stella, then I am going to sob when her story comes out. All I want to do is take her home, run her a nice warm bath, give her a blanket, make her some nice hot cocoa, and give her a cuddle while we watch chick flicks. She's so beautiful, but she obviously has so much to deal with, poor love. I love it, but at the same time I can't look at it for too long. Powerful, but terrible. Kind of like those pictures you see of starving children on the UNICEF website. Poor baby. Please give her a happy ending, Bee. She deserves it, I think. (By the way, beautiful song)