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About Traditional Art / Professional Official Beta Tester Garrett LeyMale/United States Group :iconanimangaartists: AnimangaArtists
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Communicate by TGA-Tsurugi

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"I finally ask you, what was the matter?
Was it a matter of worse or of better?
You stretch your arms out and finally face me
You say, 'I would have told you
If you'd only asked me'"

Inspired completely by this song / video:  
Be advised, it may wreck you like it did me. I spent half the time crying as I listened to this song and worked on this piece but I think I've gotten it all out of my system. One of the comments said that what she sings about is so tragically ordinary and for that reason it could be one of the saddest songs in existence and I really agree with that and think the song is kind of a masterpiece for that reason. I hope all those feelings came through in this piece and it encourages you to communicate with those around you to have a wonderful, loving life before death and to remind those around you that you love them :)

Tools: watercolor & ink :star:

:heart: love you all~

Morning Glory by TGA-Tsurugi
Morning Glory
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:star: This is a collaboration with my friend & amazing artist :iconbuntglas: :star: She did the lines and I got to color! Thank you so much for sending me these Buntglas! I love and respect your artwork so much and think it deserves so much more attention. You are masterful. Thank you so much for this wonderful lineart and for our collaboration trade this year!! Was so fun and we should do it again sometime!! :heart:

Lines - Buntglas 
Color - TGA-Tsurugi

Tools: Copic Markers
Daydream Artbook Concept Sketch - The Daydreamer by TGA-Tsurugi
Daydream Artbook Concept Sketch - The Daydreamer
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"Thankful for the Subconscious"

Here is my concept sketch for the :icondaydream-artbook: which I am so excited to be a part of! We all had to choose a theme under the "thankful for" theme. I just love the idea of the artbook so much & have a previous doodle called The Daydreamer ( The Daydreamer by TGA-Tsurugi ), I decided to re-do it. I enjoyed the element of hair blowing back from the face as for some reason hair relates a lot to ideas for me.  It blows back in the illustration to imply that something powerful is happening before her that kind of illustrates to the outside world that something powerful is going on inside her head. Hair grows from our head just like our ideas, and I thought I'd further illustrate that with coral in the way that oftentimes our daydreams or our subconscious ideas or feelings can consume us or grow off of us. Sometimes, these dreams or feelings can be so powerful they can have a life kind of outside of ourselves, hence a new environment starts to form around her head. In these moments when I often dose off away from reality, I imagine maybe my ideas or deepest feelings could be strong enough to encapsulate myself in an all new reality, or an all new environment. This also lends itself to a kind of "head in the clouds" concept that I truly am thankful I can have in times when I just need to escape, as well as the subconscious which tells us and shows us things about ourselves that we never knew before.
Angel Bones by TGA-Tsurugi
Angel Bones
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:heart: This is a collaboration with my wonderful friend :iconlaelah: :heart: who surprised me with this killer lineart for me to color :heart: I had the best time coloring it and always enjoy when she lets me bring my colors to her intensely wonderful drawings. Please go give her a look, she's the best!! 

Lines - LAELAH 
Color - TGA-Tsurugi

Tools: Copic Markers
End of the Dream by TGA-Tsurugi
End of the Dream
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"As much as it hurts, 

Ain’t it wonderful to feel? 
So go on and break your wings 
Follow your heart 'til it bleeds 
As we run towards the end of the dream"

Hey all! Finally getting around to posting :iconurb3th:'s commission! She asked me to draw her beautiful characters, Ran (girl in purple) and Kajin and they were so much fun to draw. They had a wonderful elaborate story that mostly took place in a dream while their characters were really in these comatose dream states, and I wanted to draw the end of that, or them coming back to reality, essentially led by a light. To me, the end of a dream isn't always a bad thing. Sure, while a dream can be beautiful it's also a sort of artifice, or a lie and sometimes coming back to a reality that's just as good is okay, and it's needed. Reality can be much more honest and that honesty can open lots of new doors for growth that an idyllic dream maybe could not have. 

Just something I've been thinking about. :) :star:

Thanks for looking! More art to come!

Materials: Copic sketch markers, Copic Airbrush kit (for background), white gel pen for sparkles :star: :star: :star:

Why must we fall apart to understand how to fly?


W A L L F L O W E R by TGA-Tsurugi

AGE 20
TOOLS Copic Markers


To do list:
:star: Collab with Buntglas
:star: Art trade with moonangel21



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Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Just thought I would stop by and say hello!  I'm the mythical other Copic person from SCAD that Michael must have told you about since I recognized your work when he was showing it to me; I think he was trying to get us to meet up right before finals, and then I guess we all got super busy.  Perhaps next quarter we can arrange something?  I know he mentioned you were going to be doing a Copic tutorial for the Illustration Society.  Buuuuut I just thought I would stop by and say hello and introduce myself!
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw hey!! Haha he did! Was too cool to hear about you recognizing my work & it's nice to "meet" you!! :handshake: Will have to meet up back down in Savannah next quarter! :'D But yeah, the tutorial may happen next quarter & I'll be looking forward to it if so :B Thanks for stopping by! :hug:
Grim-Grinning Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It was like the second picture, and I just looked at it and was like "I totally know who this is how did I not know they went to SCAD" haha~  But for sure!  I've got 4 classes next quarter [as I'm trying to graduate next fall because why would I want to drive all the way home for break, only to return and then have my parents come down to move me out??], so I'm sure something will work out!  Maybe something at the start of the quarter before we all get super busy again.

You're welcome!
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahah that's awesome! I guess I should be more obvious about going to SCAD on my page!! 

Ah sounds like an intense schedule! And yeah that totally sounds like a plan. :) :thumbsup:
KiwiChameleon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :D
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Never a problem! :dance:
Ravensaura Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Photographer
Hey, thanks so much for the favourite on my recent DD!! :love:
(Not) Parallel by Ravensaura
andersartigkeit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Hey :wave: Thank you for the :+fav: !

If you want you can also support me on Facebook ;)… I would be really happy about it! :happybounce:

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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
you are kinda cool, but only sometimes. I desire to see more of you art ASAP #kthanks. :heart:
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