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For ~burningbigbang, because she writes beautiful Vexen fanfiction, and I'd promised to draw her Vexen/Saix if she drabbled me something inspiring. u.u
(though I haven't given up all hopes of one day squeezing 411 out of you, dear. X3 )

So, Vexen and Saix, sharing a rather comfortable if not outright friendly silence in the observatory of the Castle That Never Was, tea and meditative weapon-polishing included. Inspired by the cute short fic Commensalism. :heart:

I had a very clear imagine in my mind when I considered drawing these two; I wanted to do it art-noveau-ish, with strong contours, little textures or shading, and a blue-yellow color scheme. It came out pretty close to my original vision, although I got a bit lazy at the end (I... sat up all night drawing until 7 in the morning again, bear with me ;_; )


Media used: pencil, Corel Photopaint 9, Wacom Graphire 3
Art Silvestris, do not use without permission.
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BelleTheBeauty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Student Writer
:excited: That's fantastic!
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ghost-of-dreams Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really pretty!
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VampirePrincess13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
This is so cool! I also like the way you color it. :heart:
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Guttergoo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Student Filmographer
Ooh, pretty, and two of my favorites. :3 ..Even though I haven't played CoM yet, the fanstuff I've seen of Vexen makes him my favorite-I-haven't-seen-yet. x3
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MoonlitWitch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Very interesting piece. I am not familiar with the characters or the game, but I do know what I like...and I like this one very much. The moon is actually what "sold" me on this one....lol.
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silvestris Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Thank you.
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MoonlitWitch Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Most welcome
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Steel-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Pretty different to your other pieces that I've seen floating around.. I like it :D

...Well...I like Saix and Vexen together anyway so its right up my street. X3 hee~
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silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
I think in honesty all my pictures are 'different' from the rest. I can't seem to stay in one style for long; have to experiment with different styles and colors all the time. ;)
Glad you like it. :)
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Very beautiful as always! I love that art style! Keep it up!
:heart: the poses & the lovely colors.
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Thank you. ^_^
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
U're so very welcome. ^_^
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flamingchibi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Looks kinda like a tarot card! ^.^
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Many tarot-cards are made in the art noveau-style, so I guess that means I acheived the look I wanted. Thanks. ^_^
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KankuroNoAi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006   Writer
AFDGHJDFOHAGDFOHDH.

Gah. gahagahghag.

I like XemSaix, but I'm starting to like this pairing more and more, especially now that I'm starting to like Vexen. XD *kicks Axel to high heaven* stupid fucking bastard, you're a damn sonuvabitch TAT *fantasizes about Demyx extinguishing him* <3

Lovely picture, really gorgeous, I love the flat colors and clean lines. *cries*
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
XenSaix is so canon. XD
I personally prefer to slash Vexen with Marluxia, but there is so mych well-written Saix/Vexen out there that I can't help but like the pairing. :)

... XD What a lovely sight, indeed. Go, Demyx!
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KankuroNoAi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006   Writer
Yes, yes it is. XDDD
Actually, I've been all hyped-up on Marxene lately... XD I've seen that done fairly well, and at least they conspired together, ne? o3o; XD; hehe, I dunno. plus, the tomboyest *only XD* girl and the womanliest man! 8D of course they belong together. ...XD
<3
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Well, yes, 11/12 is so dysfunctionally working canon it's barely a challenge. XD
But I'm a nice and flexible person, as I suspect Marluxia is too, and one pairing doesn't exclude the other. X3
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Vanderin-alDomred Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
I love the style. very pretty and stainglass-ish.
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Thank you. :)
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Vanderin-alDomred Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
welcome!
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hokuto Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
... oooooooh. ;o; *sits and admires*

So pretty and light and stylized... :heart:
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
I'm glad you like it. ^_^
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Whimsical-Realist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, what a delightful style~
It's very whimsical; plain, but expressionate.
I also love the color scheme; how they compliment.
I do have to agree with Nemo111 is saying that Saix's sword looks a tad out of place, but...it still looks very nice. I have trouble with weapons, so kudos for drawing them so well ^^
Also, Saix's sitting possition does look a tad off...
But overall, I adore this piece! :heart:
You've captured them very well~
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Glad you like it. ^^
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Oh wow.....just....oh wow...

lol ;P
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
^_^
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Starchasm Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
OOoo it's different, but I really like it! You hit art nouveau right on the head! :D

I always saw Vexen as being more of a teacup than a mug kind of man ;P

He heee cup of Marluxia :XD:
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
I'm glad you like it. :D

Fruity and flowery. X)
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croaky Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006   Digital Artist
Ah yes such pretty style. Love it! :3
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Thank you. :D
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JasePuppy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
oh wow! that's really beautiful. Though I never got to see much of the game, I really like this
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Thank you. ^_^

If you haven't played Chain of Memories, I can not enough recommend that you look up "Skies of Memory" on YouTube. It's a great series of videos considting of all the cut-scenes from both Sora's and Riku's game. That way you can get the whole story without having to play the game. :)
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JasePuppy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
meh...i would if my computer would let me.....>_>
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Ah. I feel your pain. ^^;
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marychain Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
very beatuiful. it almost has an art nouveau flavour to it ;)
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
That was what I aimed for, so I'm glad it shone through. ^_^
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burningbigbang Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Oh, I ADORE YOU.

The art nouveau feel it's got to it is really something. As someone said, it's almost tarot-like, and I love that kind of card effect; the mostly flat colors and clean, sharp lineart contrast really well. I love it. And they have the most gorgeous hair, ahaha!

I love stylistic experiments like these, and I really, really love the way you still managed to give them unique profiles--I'm so bad with facial structure; all my sideshots look the same. But you've really managed to make them look like two distinct people here, even with the simplified style, and that's just... awesome.

So gorgeous, man. I love it.

THANK YOU.
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
*takes to adoration gracefully* X3

I'm really glad you like it! I've been wanting to do a proper color picture for you / this pairing ever since reading Cats in Boxes, but as I have the attention span of a kitten, complete with Vexen and Marluxia having heated arguments in my brain 90% of the time, it took me a while to get around to it. ^^

Their profiles were fun to do; I rather like how they turned out. I haven't really drawn Saix enough to be 100% sure of his design, and I flattened out Vexen's nose a bit for a more elegant profile, but in the end they turned out nice enough. ^_^

And you're welcome. I hope it may present a bit of inspiration, or at least well-earned gratification.
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burningbigbang Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
I REALLY appreciate it, liek omg. Thank you so, so much. XD I don't mind the delay at all, because there wasn't an obligation for you to draw it in the first place. :heart: This is awesome enough.

The hardest yet most fun part of Saix's design is his hair, HONESTLY. And Vexen's awesome elegant, yis.

I'M EXTREMELY GRATIFIED AND INSPIRED. YES. XD
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Mission succeeded. Yatta. ^_^

Saix hair is tricky but fun.
And there was much wrongness while drawing this, considering how I simultaneously was having very interesting discussions with my friend Chigrima about our somewhat cracked but entertaining AU plot-bunny, in which everyone survived Castle Oblivion, but were to scared to go home and fess up to Xemnas and instead spent several months on the run through the worlds.
In that story, Saix becomes Vexen's keeper/tormentor/interrogator once they're caught. Not nearly as fluffy as the image I was happily coloring. XD

And gratification and INSPIRATION is good! :O
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burningbigbang Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
X)

It IS a lot of fun. Argh. So hard to draw, though. XDD;;
...

Also, as much as I'm a sucker for Vexen/Saix fluff, I gotta say that I want to see what comes of that plotbunny if and when it bears any further fruit. XDDDD Gotta spread the Saix/Vexen (or as a friend has dubbed it, 'Sexen') love, man.

\o/
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Well, this being our plot-bunny, 411 is the dominating Vexen-slash in there. But I'm quite sure Saix will want to know all about that once they've caught their renegades. At quite some lenght. (his length) Saix can be very persuasive. u.u

Have some sketches. Mixed give, but at least a handful of these are inspired by that plot-bunny-o-DOOM of ours. XD
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burningbigbang Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
ALSO HOLYFUCK. XD THAT VEXEN=MALEFICENT PICTURE IS THE BEST CRACK XDDDD
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
XDXDXD
IT'S THE TRUTH AND YOU KNOW IT!
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burningbigbang Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Oh my. Saix in an officer suit is terrible hawt. XD;; And I'm guessing 'chastisement' is born of the plotbunny, ayuh?

And yes, Saix could probably be very persuasive. : o I write him too nice, honestly~

Can't say 411 really strikes a chord with me, but I can see how people see it. XD AT LEAST THEY INTERACT. I mean, my OTPs never even share screentime! ;o;
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Saix was supposed to get a really spiffy, croaky-inspired uniform picture, but I kinda lost interest halfway through. I like Saix, he just doesn't get my inspiration going very well on his own. u.u

Ehh, I'm sure Saix can be non-nasty when he doesn't have to be. And you make him quite the bastard from time to time. u.u

And what lovely interaction it is! They share a full of what, half a minute? And during that time Marluxia so totally pwns Vexen's sorry ass. XD
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SqueeSan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
Mmmmm, mine and Burningbigbang's crack pairing! xD *luffs on them, like, whoa*
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silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
It's a very nice pairing. ^_^

Except the wrongness when I was drawing this while at the same time discussing me and my friend Chigrima's AU-plot-bonny-o-DOOM-storyline, in which Saix is currently Vexen's tormentor/keeper and is the evillest bastard possible. u.u
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SqueeSan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
xD Saix, that sadist! How I luff him... :no:
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