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The Kiss of Death by jameson9101322 The Kiss of Death by jameson9101322
I took that pic from my Digital Devil Saga meme and fleshed it out into a full-grown painting. For those of you who haven't played the game, I'm not telling you if this is real or symbolic because obvious spoilers. That said, these two have history and that's fact... and they're bloodlusting cannibals, which is also fact.


Anyway for those of you who don't care about spoilers, I was trying to think of the most romantic thing I could for Valentine's day and ashamed to say that this is it. Actually the most romantic thing is that I just saw Tangled the other day and that was such a great mushy romance movie, it got me all wibbly. But I drew this instead because... you know... dying together is also really romantic. I'd give my life for you, and the only way I'll let you die is by my own hand. Considering the property we're dealing with here, it's about as sappy as it gets.

I worked all day on actual work and finally in the evening I had an hour to myself to do something I wanted. I wanted to draw Digital Devil Saga, and my favorite pairing therein; Gale and Angel. Theirs is a very complicated romance - mostly because it existed in a previous life. Angel is not the woman she was, and Gale is not the man she loved, yet that glimmer is still there, the vague shadow of what died so many years ago is dying again now.
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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing work
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Girasols-reflection Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I loved this game, you know that. I have bugged you previously.

And you decided to flesh out the only part that made me shed a tear while playing.

I...there are no words, you made me a tragic sort of happy seeing this. Thank you.
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's just so tragic... for me the whole game built up to this scene... I mean, it was tragic seeing the others die, but with Gale and Angel there was such a sense of resolution about it, like they'd both be quietly working toward this moment and now they were finally at peace.
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Girasols-reflection Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
On top of all that, it makes the ending rather bittersweet. If I recall Gale and Angel's reincarnations were pretty much inseparable in the few scenes they were in. Even if they don't remember, I found it cute.

But auuugh what a painful scene.
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
No I agree... I love their story because theirs is that kind of "one true love story". No matter what incarnation they're in, they find each other.
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chefsbrian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD When i first saw this, my brain somehow linked it to prototype XD.
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Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Same. A hooded man with black and blood colored arms i think did it
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SPARTAN064 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
so..... Gruesome.... and kinda sad.... You don't do much blood, and this is a lot...
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I don't do much blood? Maybe you should peek into my Silent Hill section ^^ I love blood, although I admit percentage wise I guess I don't do it often
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SPARTAN064 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Ms Jame, you have a way to always surprise me with something.
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kasplatza Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
I cried at this scene, because I didn't realize until that point how much I liked Gale. That said, I bawled my eyes out at the scene after ;-;
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AetheriumDreams Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am going to acquire this game now, because the picture is ten different flavors of awesome!
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Sentinall77 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
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nuuuu!
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Allantsuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even though I never heard of these two, or even heard about this saga, I like the piece.
It has a lot of emotion- and blood- in it. Really great :)
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Miakaylia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That scene is one of my favorites in DDS2, and it brought me to tears. ;_;
Seeing this really makes me want to play the games again.
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EliteToaster Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nicely captured this was a very power part of the second game I'm sure if I had heart strings left to pull they would have been tugged mightily by this part. Anyways always good to see more DDS art work their isn't nearly enough of it to go around.
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AlasMaya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
I really love this scene in the game..
Not that I love seeing them kill each other, but somehow if felt like they are at peace in the end..
Thanks for the wonderful work.. made me wanna play it again.. ^^
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ATX1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Artist
Wow, this is fantastic. From the expressions to the shadows in the background everything just looks fantastic. I agree that dying together is really romantic at heart, and you can jus feel the romance in this picture. Also with the expressions and colors you get a nice dark feeling off of the act itself.
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TheeFirstChildOfSin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
now that I think about it, the DDS games are probably the most Upbeat entry in the SMT series, not including the MMO. now that's really saying something, y'know?
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BearMaster9013 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. very nice but also very dark.
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Ah, Tangled. I knew it would not disappoint me.
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I know nothing about this pairing, but "I'd give my life for you, and the only way I'll let you die is by my own hand. " and "the vague shadow of what died so many years ago is dying again now." is making me go all wibbly. This painting is full of anguish and intimacy and gaaaaah.
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love this game. Seriously. I don't cry at games but I almost did at this one... it broke my heart into so many pieces. I'm really glad I could convey that in this painting, it's what I wanted...
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
The transformations I saw in your meme looked pretty awesome; I can't resist a good game where people turn into monsters. :P
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
If you're also a fan of people standing in a line taking turns to cast magic spells on each other then I suggest you scoot on over to Amazon and buy them ^^ If you can that is.
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Indeed I could; I haven't gotten into any JRPGs so far (Knights of the Old Republic is about as turn-based as I go), but I'll keep it in mind for the next time I decide to spend money. :P

Also I just noticed that she's got like glowing Tron lines running up her arm and that's awesome.
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jameson9101322 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Another theme in the game! Here, maybe this will help out... it's the opening sequence.

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Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
That does indeed look pretty awesome. I'm lacking in PS2, though--for some reason I was under the impression that it was a PC game. ^^; Anyway, I'll keep it in mind!
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