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RSOM entry - Gagaku Berceuse by ryusuke RSOM entry - Gagaku Berceuse by ryusuke
For the past year or so now I've been working on a new story idea with Erick Melton, who handles all of the writing and characterizations for our published works. I was inspired to do this story with the idea of submitting it specifically to Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga contest. And as I stated a few days ago in my journal, Erick and I have been chosen to be one of the 24 top entries for the contest.

The people's choice voting is going on right now, and I would GREATLY appreciate everyone going over and voting for me here at Tokyopop's contest page.

You do have to register with Tokyopop's website to vote, though. So... register and re-register as many times as possible!! (I'm kidding)

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The title of our piece is Gagaku Berceuse and is on the second row three titles over from the left.

For the picture itself, I wanted to recreate one of the scenes in the story, loosely, and have contain several of the key elements of the story; the snooping neighbor woman, the shamisen, the beer and the ghost. Also, the poster on the wall hints at the kind of music that the protagonist listens to and plays.
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:iconmrcontroversial:
mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Construction for this is phenomenal! Enjoyin' the color scheme for the characters in a dark room. I also like how you got the computer screen to look realistic. And I voted for your project. Hope you win man. :)
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
It IS a real computer screen. Just like the picture of Miles Davis.

Thank you for your comments and your vote!
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:iconmrcontroversial:
mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! O___o;; Well crap, it sure did fool me. LOL ^^; :) Thanks for telling me. And you're welcome. ;)
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:iconryusuke:
ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Not a problem!

You're the third person I'm telling this to, but I'm in the book. ^_~
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:iconmrcontroversial:
mrcontroversial Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
And three is my favorite number! :giggle: Because I'm the third Roy in my family. So I guess that means this news must be really special. LOL :) Awesome. If you ever have information where I can purchase the book, let me know. ;)
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
You know I will!
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations, Will! I voted for you.:)
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
Thank you!! ^^
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, Will. I hope you win! It would be one of the very few RSOM entries I'd consider buying. :)
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
I lost the viewers choice award.

But I won for best Horror. O.o
So I'm in the book. It's official.
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:iconleotheyardiechick:
leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY! :glomp: Alright, Will! :w00t!: May this be the start of even greater things for you!
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Thanks! XD
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:iconleotheyardiechick:
leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Anytime. :)
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Twaxie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!

*nod nod* I'll be sure to pick up a copy, since you'll be all "winning" and all.
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Well, I got a whiles to go before I can be celebrating any sort of win... I might not make it in the book, still! ^^;
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Emperor-Monkey Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
woot, congrats.
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:iconryusuke:
ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
You better vote, you hippy! Put down the Smash Bros. for five seconds and vote.
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Emperor-Monkey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
aww... but all of the registering and recieving of the unwanted tokyopop emails?....
<fine, I'll vote>
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Come on, you're a smart puppy. Don't you have a spam dump e-mail account on yahoo or msn or hotmail? XD
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Emperor-Monkey Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
haha, well I used to use my Juno account, but I think it's been shut down at this point.
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stabartist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Student General Artist
i voted for this comic yesterday on tokyopop.com!!!! so you write the story for it ryusuke. awesome!! this was my fave out of the comics. so i voted for it. yet i didnt know you wrote for it. but now i do. congratz dewd. i wish you the best of luck. i would actually buy the comic if its selected.
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Technically, Erick Melton wrote it. I came up with the general story idea and some of the character relations. I'm also the one drawing it.

Thank you for voting! XD
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stabartist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Student General Artist
cool to know, thanx for clarafaying that for me :nod:. i have liked your art for a while at DA. so i am glad to see you in the finals of R.S.O.M., it was a fun read. i hope it gets published.
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stabartist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Student General Artist
cool to know, thanx for clarafaying that for me :nod:. i have liked your art for a while at DA. so i am glad to see you in the finals of R.S.O.M., it was a fun read. i hope it gets published.
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bjsentu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
gluck!
i cant vote but if i could i would!
and tell your male character her eyes are alittle higher. :rofl:
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007   Writer
Very nice.
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JMOA Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work :]  :thumbsup:
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Thanks!
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:iconjmoa:
JMOA Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob  ;p

btw, that looks sexeh ^^ 
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mike-son Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Very good use of lighting in this pic. really like it.
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Thank you very much! And remember, vote for Pedro.


And by Pedro, I mean me. o.o
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mike-son Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
LOL ok what ever you say Pedro! =D
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kienia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Sorry I dont want to seem ignorant, but what is the title of your entry ^^;?
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Gagaku Berceuse. Sorry. XD
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kienia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Thank you very much, I hope you make it to the top. Your art style intrigues me and I'd gladly buy your comic if it were to hit stores.
Good luck through out the contest.
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Thank you for voting. Or at least I hope you voted!
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Guilgamesh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
What is this pic about? i mean, this looks awesome, really love your style. You say you're participating on a contest? maybe i should check that out. Again, good job ;P
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ryusuke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
The picture is a scene taken from within the story.

Rather than some sort of movie poster thing, I just wanted to have a sort of 'screen grab' look. It has hints at a lot of the things in the story... the beer, the shamisen, the ghost and bespeckled neighbor snooping around.
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