Ashley, I hope you recognize just how much you mean to me and everyone else who loves you.
You directly influence and change the lives of everyone you encounter, and always leave friends, and strangers, better then you found them.
I know Togetic is your favorite Pokemon, but I wanted to draw you in a way that reflected both how adorable, and spirited you are, thus I went with your secondary Bellossom.
The intricate strings that span the skies beyond them and gather in your hands are meant to represent all the lives you've touched, as well as the amazing ability you have to connect others, and bring them together as one.
As for the dove, I know it isn't white, but it is the collective of all the beauty you inspire around you through Shirohato.
Ashley, I'm certain you know by now, but me and Cameron will always be by your side no matter what.
Thank you for all the changes you've inspired in my life, you truly changed my world.
Happy Birthday Girly~
I managed to finish this piece the DAY of Ashley's Birthday, and post it on my dead facebook to insure she saw it while in Disneyland.
^^ Although this piece took alot (and I do mean alot) longer then I anticipated, it still feels whole, and for that reason I do enjoy it.
The premise behind this piece was inspired by another piece drawn for my by [link]
I loved the intricate story that seemed to span forever in the visage of my gentle smile.
And so, within the private world Shiro created, I constructed this~
Cameron is represented by Pidgeot.
The manner of his apparel was directly Inspired by the collective of Alucard and Pip (Hellsing) and Vash the Stampede (Trigun).
All of these figures I feel to him, embody both his fears and ambitions, so they naturally suit him quite well.
Pidgeot embodies both his nobility and pressesnse. Cameron is a truly powerful individual who inspires both constraint and compassion, with a strong demeanor that inspires growth and change. Admiration often comes to mind when I think of this individual, as does his fadora (aka cool-@$$ hat). This piece would not have been complete without him; he stands as a symbol of stability and assurance, with an encompassing heart that provides release for downed spirits.
Ashley is portrayed by Bellossom. Her outfit was designed to reflect both how beautiful and pure she really is. Her intricate and genuine nature thrives on unity and inspires it within everyone she meets. She has a truly adoring smile and laugh that can revitalize anyone's spirits, and inspire their minds.
Ashley, you are the center fold of a dream catcher, unifying people through kindness, that they otherwise my never have likely expressed.
I am represented by Absol. During Anime Banzai of 08' I actually cosplayed as her in a costume similar to this manner. My wig was ridiculously epic.
I choose Absol simply for the reason that they inspire my heart. They are regal and elusive, prone to misconceptions and illusions. Yet, at their core, and my own.. we are truly articulate creatures. They foresee conflict and disasters, racing to the aid of those in need. They are guardians of empathy, seekers of understanding, with an inherent understanding of a life's worth. We Embody what people do not want to see, and we assure them they possess the strength to overcome it.
I sure love you guys, and I know with a certainty you know it.