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Picture This - Side A by Ai-Bee Picture This - Side A by Ai-Bee
Ah, I'm beat! It's been a while, or at least it feels that way...
I feel like I've been dead on here for yeaarsss even if I posted not too long ago...! DA YOU MUST MAKE ME FEEL ALIVE SOMEHOW I GUESS. OBVIOUSLY.

Despite that, I'm going to ramble like a wise old maid reminiscing her golden days. *rests hands on cane and sways in creaky rocking chair on the porch*

So, sometime last November, I really wanted to write and thumbnail a one-shot in one go. Not necessarily all in one sitting, but I wanted to see if I could honestly get myself to focus on one project, one short term goal, before I had the chance to trash it or lose interest. Storytelling has always been both my ultimate dream and my kryptonite. Somehow, doing comics from start to finish really intimidates me, and I probably dream in gold coated grandeur, setting standards far too high for myself... Such is the fate of a perfectionist!
*hackcoughs and adjusts dentures*
But anyway, I created Sara and Sam back then and called the one shot Picture This. I thumb-nailed a thirty page comic about them, as well as getting all the pages' layouts decided and ready to be drawn on. I ultimately completed the first half of my goal, but I never actually ended up drawing the damn thing. There it sat for over six months, reminding me that I'm one hell of a half baked cookie.
BUT THEN SUDDENLY! *WAVES CANE* :ohnoes:
Tyshea, after a heart to heart and a few bursts of inspiration, suggested I give this a go again, but as a collaboration. We both just want to tell stories so badly, but felt stuck or intimidated by the stories we have set up, the workload we created for ourselves. It wouldn't be anything too big or flashy, just... Something simple, but fulfilling. We both really really like thinking up girl love stories (am I allowed to tell them that, ty, because I just did) and together had this wonderful plethora of ideas, so here we are. We've been working away in our private cave up in the mountains on a whole lot of conception, and I guess we're caving in now and posting some stuff we've been doing/have done.
AND THAT'S HOW YOU WERE BORN, MY DEAR GRANDCHILD- oh wait
ANYWAY, let's learn about the cast, I'm done spouting nonsense.
:yum:

--- PT: Side A ---
[meet my girls, from left to right]

:bulletgreen:Sara McCauley, 18:
Something between the geek punk, and emo cliques, Sara is a smart but generally unmotivated girl with a bit of an inaccurate reputation. who tends to keep to herself if she's not joking around with (or getting dragged around by) the few friends she keeps. Though she's mature about keeping her life in order, it seems to always still be so restless around her, especially when she finds herself admiring the school's star tennis player more and more.

:bulletpurple:Stella Haryadi, 26:
Stella is a very engaging, beautiful, and alluring fashion student, eagerly striving to pursue her passion. She's feminine and delicate in her mannerisms, and even perhaps a bit shy and mysterious about some things. After a long relationship dry-spell, she's begun to take the plunge again into the dating scene, with hopes of finding her very own, all-accepting "prince charming."

:bulletblue:Jessica "Jess" Acosta, 18:
Jessica, or Jess, is essentially a prince in a girl's body, being suave, calm, and collected. She's athletic, has impressive grades, and is an apt socializer, so girls tend to naturally flock to her. Being transplanted from her big city life back to the small countryside town she'd nearly forgotten has left her struggling with who she wants to be, who she needs to be, and who she wants others to see. But the thing she may actually have needed the most might've been waiting for her the whole time.

:bulletpink:Monica Ellesworth, 23:
Mona is a hardworking, responsible, and positive young woman who has finally dipped into the college scene to branch away from home. She's sunny and open-minded, and does her best to make her friendliness contagious to those around her. Though she's been very proud and optimistic about herself and her future through high-school, going to college for fashion has introduced her to a silent but very real insecurity about her body, as well as her confidence in seeking out people she's interested in.


--- PT: Side B ---
[meet the love interests]

art, characters, Picture This (c) myself and Ty!
Stay tuned for more related art! But for now, I hibernate. :la:
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:iconlestradey:
Lestradey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All these characters sound so sweet and well-developed! Can't wait for their stories :)
Just wondered, do Mona and Stella go to the same college?
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They did go to the same college when I first wrote them! I'm not sure if it's true anymore though, Monica's plot has been changing. But StellaxGale and MonicaxSu-Mi (Gale and Su-Mi are on side B!) do take place in the same city, so they cross paths a lot. Stella and Su-Mi are roommates!
Thank you very much! I really ought to do an updated version of this drawing, hehe :blushes:
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Lestradey Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, right!
Aw, I like the idea of these characters meeting, they seem like they'd be an interesting mix of personalities.
And you're welcome :)
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MissMayheMMage Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cute, I wish I could do junk as good as this o3o 
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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blackdragonflower Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh they're all so cute (especially Monica who is really growing on me!) I could just cry tears of happiness. :iconfrenchsquealplz:
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww yay! I'm happy mona's warming your heart! She has that affect on people.. :giggle:
Thank you! :heart:
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blackdragonflower Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!!! :D I'm glad you two are doing this project together. I think it will come out wonderfully.
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RaynbowzRule Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, Sara sounds EXACTLY like me, although Im a bit more on the childish side....
are you making this into a show? game? comic? because this sounds amazing~
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'd going to be a collaborated webcomic ! You can learn more about them by checking out my Picture This gallery folder or #PT-PictureThis, where we collect both of our works for this project
Thank you for the interest!
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RaynbowzRule Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah of course, I'm a romance sucker~ :D
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zefunone Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
hnnnnrghhhhh i can't wait untill this comes out!!! and lol for a second i didn't have my glasses on and the title looked like "Picture Thighs". too bad Sams not in the picture.XD
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's wishful thinking! Subconscious need for thighs! :noes:

:lmao: Also thank you! :heart:
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Sangeline Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I like Sara the best. I can relate! Your art is amazing, by the way. It looks so fluid-- wish I could do that >.<
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, so much flattery from you in my inbox! :blush: I can't handle it!
T-thank you! :tighthug: :heart:
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neroflame13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
sara is awesome and jess is hot, wich one to choose, hmm~
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwahahaha, what a dilemma! You can always like both! :giggle: :heart:
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AmmySay Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
O.o

As much as I love this I have to ask: Is Sara modeled after me??? Hahahaha I kid I kid. I can't wait to see more from you two!! :D

Beautiful story ideas and character designs!!
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
........... I just realized Jess and Jay have the same name. I like them even more now *smiling like a dork*
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YUP! I think it's totally endearing. :giggle:
Thank you!
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
So do I, I can just see them meeting for the first time, being called on in class and standing up at the same time. *clishe but adorable*

No problem!
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Fayari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Jess = Yes
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PhotoelectricEffect Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
TAKE ME JESS, TAKE ME NOW!
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Fayari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Dammit, I was gonna say that.
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Nyra-chan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm So Happy You're Doing GirlxGirl Pairings.
It Warms My Heart That There Are Some People Out There That Are Willing To Do This.
Keep Up The Good Work(:
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! We really want to see more american-based girl love comics, so we thought we'd try our hand at it ourselves. I couldn't be more proud of what we're doing!
We'll do our best! :hug: :heart:
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Nyra-chan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'll Support You All The Way! :D
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disturbingcalamity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
:love:
*runs around like an idiot*
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!
All their poses are just AWESOME!
EEp!
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EEE, thank you! glad you think so! :excited:
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disturbingcalamity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I do! It's amazing!
And Mona look incredble, you managed to get her kind and warmhearted nature all in one picture! Lorve it!
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jaamix Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love Mona to pieces @___@ Mega sexy curves.
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uwaahh, mona fan! :happybounce: I really ADORE drawing her curves, it's a total treat. *__*
Thank you! :heart:
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Mercy-Jane Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Writer
Stella I love you, your designs, and your pretttyy earings! Sorry I have a slight obession with earings....But I love her style!
Yay for committing yourself to something! I haz issuess with that too. I get bored with my own projects!
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omgosh, I totally understand. Earrings @__@~ I really love working with stella's fashion sense too, she's really flexible, but still always such a diva. :giggle:
Thank you so much though! I do get worn out on a project so easily, but this one is proving to hold my interest because of the four different stories. I'm really proud! :blush: Thank you!
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Mercy-Jane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Writer
You're very welcome! Keep working hard I love what you guys are doing! :)
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Vanessa-Maria Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot fucking wait, dawg!
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:iconai-bee:
Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, I know right?! AHH. /EXCITE
Thank you! :excited:
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Vanessa-Maria Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are quite welcome! le amount of excitement is quite high!
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Gravenda Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry, you're not the only one intimidated by comics and how big of a challenge they can be. I'm happy that, by making it a collaboration project, you're getting over that intimidation and are barreling right through! :"D
I'm really looking forward to PT, especially Su-mi's and Mona's story. I have a squishy spot for plus sized girls and starving graphic design students. X////D :heart:
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, it's scary isn't it? Just doing a small one or two pager took a lot more willpower to attempt on my own, but with someone supporting and encouraging me so positively, it's like, I don't even think twice. It's like regular sketching suddenly. It's really quite overwhelming! :blush:
YAY for sumona fans, I find that being your favorite absolutely precious. Thank you Grav! :heart:
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dalilmoomba Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
So I have left your four most recent posts about PT up since you posted them because I'm just now having the time to sit down and read your novel of descriptions. (See what I mean by don't rush things? :B) And first off, fucking finally you're committing to finishing something yay. Smack that woman on the ass for me for giving you the right tools and inspiration to do that. Gawd dammit, Aibi.
Secondly:
Comments: 120
Favourites: 562 [who?]
Views: 11,209 (11 today)
Downloads: 48 (0 today)

What the fuck is this shit?! You have gotten so popular it's viral! If everyone who looked at this (yours truely excluded) became a zombie, I'd be in hog heaven. ... That's not a bad idea actually... @//w//@ Hmm...

BUT ANYWAY! I ramble. I'm very, VERY (EXTREMEMEEEELLY) happy that you're doing this. And by golly I'll be hounding you until it is complete. *Releases said hounds* <3
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Gr33D-sama Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Mona is adorable the way she is. ^3^ I feel I can relate to her. "Plus-size girl in a size-zero world" type of thing. :3 she's cute
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that's exactly what we're going for, really! Most of the girls in her classes are very 0-sized, so! Thank you so much :heart:
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rabid-uke Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I can totally relate to Monica, and must admit my insecurities have a let a few opportunities fly me by...I'm trying to get better, though ><

Anywho, I love them and I can't wait to see the finished products! I'm so excited!

(Also, Stella? Yum. I totally would've gone for Sara in high school, and Monica's curves are delicious [why is it so easy for me to admire curves in others, but not myself? whatever- my friends are helping me get over that...])
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Argh, believe in yourself! Feeling beautiful mentally is the first and most important thing. :love:
Thank you so much! I'd be all kinds of confused if these girls all went to my school... I couldn't pick who I'd wanna go for most... :blush:
I'm so glad you have friends that can support you and give you a firm pat when you start doubting yourself. Take their support to heart! :heart:
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DominoTheory101 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol a friend directed me here and told me that I was Jess. "Hands down!" she shouted XD love the style and excited to see this progress. Good job and continue to do well (^.^)\/
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, yay! :XD: Thank you for the interest, we'll do our best! :salute: :heart:
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Samyy-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I love them already :aww: I cant even tell you how much i look forawrd to these stories. Its so hard to find good,real, girl-girl love stories out there,but this,looks very promising :heart:
really luvin the disighns btw, your style is wonderful :nod:
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Ai-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Argh, yay! :blush: I'm so happy to hear that, you have no idea! I'm really ecstatic about the great response we're getting with this, thank you so much for the support and interest. :blushes: :heart:
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Samyy-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
:dance:
your very welcome :aww: im happy alot of other people are excited for this too <3
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