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- Untrue Rues - by Yiuokami - Untrue Rues - by Yiuokami
The reflection in the triple mirror again was not hers, yet she knew exactly what it was. As Kraehe she had hated herself, the ugly human-formed crow ..... she had never really looked into the mirror. How ironic that this was the form she always saw gazing back in her darkest hours. The witch clad in simple black contrasted sharply to the rich ornate white she usually wore.

Maybe she should have the mirrors replaced again. Mirrors were strange things in the realm of stories, they were prone to grow a will of their own when given something interesting to reflect. These illusions would cease for a while once the mirror was renewed, until the new mirror started to become interested. Sometimes raven eyes would peek over Kraehe's head and now, black wings folded open from behind her back. Whatever appeared to her was always varied yet endlessly the same thing.

She took the crown off her head, the reflection reached up as well only to lift nothingness of her head. Only when Rue held the crown before her did it appear as a reflection in the mirror, Kraehe longingly looked down on it.

A sudden rustle sounded behind her. Startled, Rue looked over her shoulder. She gasped and dropped the crown onto the cabinet.

For a second she had been certain to have seen black feathers shimmer out of existence. The pounding of her heart increased. Quickly she looked ahead again. Kraehe's expression showed the very same fear as her own did.




And .... once again, scene from a fanfiction I wrote, this one of Princess Tutu : Arboreal Archives.

I'm not sure whether she actually looks scared as she should look, I'm not quite sure how to do that.

The mirror idea is from Snow White, so while Rue likes to think of it as illusions, it's actually a truth in varying ways.
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MonsterBuddy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
poor Rue
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duvete Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
This is very lovely! I love the snippet of the fanfiction, as well. *goes to read the rest of the story*
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larqven Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I always love effects with mirrors, the same face reflected from different angles! The fear on her face is probably fine--she doesn't know what is wrong but for the feeling that she is being haunted by--something? And the mirrors are being inconvenient to her!
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I like the design of her mirror and the idea of the wrong reflection.
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theonewhodoodles Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! That's striking! I love how she sees the Raven's eyes in the reflection and looks back! Beautifully drawn and coloured!
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SethandAlecFan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
oh wow thsts awsome
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Miyazawa-Lulu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Both concept and execution are BEAUTIFUL *__*
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KeeperOfCoffins Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Oh....my.....God. This is so beautiful that I'm practically speechless!! I'm in LOVE w/ this picture!!!! Very well drawn!!
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SpheraLunaris Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
The snippet from the fic and the art are both so compelling!
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blueforestangelcat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew those lines sounded familiar XD
This picture is amazing, you did a fantastic job! :D
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Cor-chan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Awesome pic, awesome writing, and daaaamn I covet that mirror!
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marisolace Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Love the concept and her expression!
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student General Artist
I adore the way you did this xD Clean, beautiful work, and nice mirroring. Rue's expression matches ;)
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE YOU EVEN MORE. 8D :heart: Rue is my fave, and you portray her so well!! I'ma go read your fanfic. :D
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PRINCESSKRAEHE1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
This is soooo cool they should make a new series for it when the raven returns and ahiru turns human again me and my friend are doing something like that but its a book.
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andrael Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
I love the concept of this. Bit hard on poor Rue, but I do so enjoy her angst. :D The composition and pose are excellent, and the mirror is beautifully designed.
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, she suffers so beautifully ^_^.
Thanks :)
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Nicole-Aoi-135 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Mirror mirror on the wall
who truly resides in this hall?
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah, rhymes, I hope you won't mind if I snag that for the story?
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Nicole-Aoi-135 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Haha! Not at all, so long as I'm given a link to the story. :D
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the same as in the link above ^_^
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Nicole-Aoi-135 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Haha! Oh, well that's certainly helpful. ^-^
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Flying-seacow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did quite well with the face. Especially her profile is good. You can truly feel the terror. A paralysing fear of something that you can't run away from, its just there. Or, that the vibe I am getting from the picture.
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it worked then ^_^. Fear and just confusion tends to look the same to me.
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Flying-seacow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its all in the eyebrows. I think that fearful has more sharp lines then confusion. Also I thing the eyes are wider with fear.
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I'll keep that in mind ^_^
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TheZombieBrit Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Her hair looks so fluffeh ^.^ And the reflection looks really nice
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Stagsleap Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely! From the three dimensionality of the mirror to the expressions on all the faces, this really feels like a picture that is illustrating a story. While the hair looks great, you should considering popping your colors more and using more dramatic shading to really bring out the mood. For instance, Rue's dress seems a little flat, when there could be more highlights and deeper shading to give it more form and texture.
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, I've changed it a bit, does it look better now?
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Stagsleap Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! The figures stand out better and the colors in her dress tie in with the mirror a bit more. It's such a lovely piece!
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Royal-Maiden Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
breathtaking
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Engeline Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Beautiful! Nice idea, it really matches the anime (or manga xD). It looks so funny when everyone spells Kraehe... XD I'd write Krähe.
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Yiuokami Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, Krähe is the correct way to spell crow in German, but I tend to go with Kraehe since that's what most folks are familiar with.
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Engeline Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Yeah...
I guess.
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femaleceratosaurus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
awsome!!!!
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