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Artwork for the 2011-2012 FMA Big Bang ([link]). Stay tuned, I did a few pieces for these stories and each one came out better than the last.

This is for a story called 'Triumvirate' that is a Roy/Riza, Maes/Gracia canon fic. It's nicely written and VERY true to the characters as we know them. I'm not much fond of radical departures from canon - though I will read them - and the closer you get to filling a gap without changing the story at all, the better I like it. This story does that quite well, filling in the early years of Roy and Riza's relationship very credibly and with great tenderness. I've always liked this couple and I'm very pleased to have a chance to draw them. I hope you enjoy both the picture and the story.

"Triumvirate" is now posted on ff.net. Please take a look at this lovely story. [link] The other artwork that was drawn by :iconseeinblackandwhite: and I encourage you to check it out [link] . I hope you enjoy them both.

This derivative fan art is based on the work of Hiromu Arakawa and all rights are reserved to Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) Hiromu Arakawa // Square/Enix.

Thank you, Arakawa-shi.
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xXMjTheDorkXx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GAHHHH! I REALLY LIKE THIS. XD Just... it.. it.. just.. does it for me. I love the style, and how they actually look like adults, which (surprisingly) a lot of people tend to miss when they draw Royai. :D
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Oh, thank you! I had a lot of fun drawing this too, so I'm glad you liked it.
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xXMjTheDorkXx Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I'm glad you had fun with it! ^_^
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I just read the fic that this pik is based off of. It is good, very true to the characters. I also like your style of drawing. Did you write that fic too? You're very talented if you can write as well as you draw.
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
No, I didn't write the fic, but I was quite pleased with it. It was my first real introduction to Royai and it struck me as very true to the characters too! I have always felt that the reason we read fanfiction is to get more of what we liked the series/movie/book for and that diversions from the plot or characters might be interesting if done well, true to canon gap fillers are much more satisfying.

I do write too and you are welcome to judge if I am very talented in that realm or not. :P I like to think my things are readable, but as always, that is up to the reader to decide. I post my stories on ff.net and AO3 as 'hiate48' if you are interested in judging for yourself.
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Of course, I'll check it out. You've inspired me to try and become a better artist; I've always been a much better writer but I want to be able to draw well too so I can illustrate the scenes from my own fanfics exactly the way I envision them in my head :)
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
That's great! I know exactly what you mean, too - it's the scenes I can see in my head that drive me to write too, and as I draw, plot ideas and the feel of the story work their way into the image. It's a gift to be able to illustrate your own story - one that Arakawa knew well - and those of us who can draw share it.

I'm glad I inspired you! The computer is an amazing tool - I have drawn realistically all my life, but only recently tried drawing in an anime-like style with the computer. I had gotten to an impasse with traditional art and felt as if I had gotten about as good as I was going to get in that medium, but the computer has opened up a lot of potential for me. I feel sort of the way Ed must have getting his automail for the first time; the crippled at last being able to run again (with augmentation.)
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JiaRoyale Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I especially love Roy's eyes.
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Awww! Thanks for telling me! That was one of those happy accidents - as I was working in the vectors, they just clicked. I knew that I didn't have to add color - that they would just work. I'm glad you think so too.
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JiaRoyale Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. Yeah, you did just right on this.
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mebh Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Oh my Jesus... stop being so good! Their eyes!
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
This was the first Royai I did - and boy was it fun. Hehehe!
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gaah! Another FMA Big Bang? I haven't finished "Arcanum Paterfamilias" yet!
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
LOL! I think they're still posting new chapters for that one, aren't they?

Yep, a whole new round. None of these (so far) are quite that long or detailed - so you should be fine. There are some nice stories in it too. Enjoy!
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scarlethime Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is beautiful :) i loved triumvirate, and im so glad you made a piece on it. :)
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Thank you! I was so pleased to have gotten her story. I didn't know what to expect, being new to the fandom, but she's a good writer and her feel for the characters is spot on.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and that you appreciated the art. We both appreciate your compliments. :)
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scarlethime Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awww no problem. and its always great to experiment. on a side not, welcome to the world of fandom!!! :) and yes i agree with you most stories deviate from the main story line, which are fun to read but i personally dont like those that much, the 'fill-in-the-gap' story lines are always fun because you really understand the kind of depth the writer went in and connected with the characters and the story. so anyway good job and congratulations with such a wonderful piece :D
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Slick-Exists Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Super amazing!!! I LOVE IT *goes to read the fic*
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I hope you enjoyed it! I always liked this couple, but never really focused on them. I'm a fan of angst and since Edward is such a great source of that, I sort of didn't notice how great this pair are. This story really sold me on them. :)
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Slick-Exists Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So far i am LOVING the story
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Isn't it fantastic? I mean, it isn't anything radical, but it's such a credible vision of their relationship that I just accepted it. I love it when a fanfic is so loyal to the canon that you think it could be part of it. That's why I write fanfic in the first place; to make more of a story that I fell in love with. :)
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Slick-Exists Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It was incredible!! I loved it sooooo muuuuch. And do u write fanfics/?? :0 im so busy i never check stuff
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Yes, I do, and one of them is here on dA, though I've focused more on art in this fandom.

I am hiate48 on fanfiction.net if you want to look me up.
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Slick-Exists Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I will check this out
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Mysterious-D Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This couple really works. They have a lovely connection in the anime. It's a shame that they never officially hooked up.

Love Your pic. xxxx
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I had an unexpected amount of fun with this one and am working on another piece with them that is turning out very nicely. I'm not sure I'm ready to switch faves yet, but they are a neat couple to work with.
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Vanilla-Kiki Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me gusta :D
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Heheeh! Me too!
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Vanilla-Kiki Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look great :D
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Thank you! They were fun to draw too. ;)
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! and that's good :D
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Vanilla-Kiki Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeay! LOL Sorry I didn't fave it sooner I was cleaning girl's cage like you asked :D Kukuku ROY ABS!!!! XD
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
:p - At least you saw it... Thank you...
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Vanilla-Kiki Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^^
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Plot-Theorist Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I love their expressions. :+fav:
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Thanks! I was inspired by a really good story. It's well worth a read. :)
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Plot-Theorist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
You're welcome. And I haven't read any fanfiction in years, but I'll continue to ogle this pic. :lol: :XD: :)
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Elly3981 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
This is beautiful; I definitely will check out the fic its based off of :)
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
It definitely sold me on Royai - I can definitely recommend it. :) Thanks for commenting.
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miraimerlin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
This is *lovely*. I've half a mind to read the fic just because of this...
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
LOL! Hopefully the other half will join you!

Thank you - it was a delight to draw and I'm glad it brings pleasure to others as well. Thank you for commenting.
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RomyellJB Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
love the colouring,
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
*grin* Thank you. The author specified a green blanket and it just fit the piece. Thank you for commenting.
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LadyNorbert Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I know I already told you how much I love it. :D I just finished posting the story, I'll email you with the link.
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
:) And as you see, I'm very fond of your story as well. I must tell you, before doing these illos, I was a dyed in the wool Edwin fan who liked Roy and Riza a lot. You have certainly made me a lot more fond of this couple. :) Very nice job!
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Kristen-Feminist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
INCREDIBLE~ Absolutely amazing. Love it :heart:
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Arielphf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
*wags tail* I was very pleased with the way this came out, though it really reflects the way the author wrote their emotions in the story. I expect she'll be posting it this afternoon. Keep an eye out for the link.
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Kristen-Feminist Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I'm pleased with the way this turned out. You are amazing, and I will keep an eye out for the link
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