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- back in the day - by mutsy - back in the day - by mutsy
i might change that title later because i think it's lame.


anyway.


here's marco and wolf when they were younger. seniors in high school. yup.

i finished this several days ago but i was holding back on uploading it until i had updated the nine lives site... and i had to get the next comic page done before i could do that. so yes.


i'm happy with this. very.


edit: just made it a little darker. also made more prints and stuff available with the updated version.
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:iconfluffnight:
fluffnight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
I miss this.
I almost forgot about nine lives until just recently.

..it's been a long time.
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:iconmutsy:
mutsy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
keep watching, i'm going to post something nine livesy soon

thanks for all your comments (:
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Green-Lemonade Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
:heart:
So cutee
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Neko-Musume Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
this is really beautiful! :clap: :hug:
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:iconzinus:
Zinus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sweet! You have a really cool style. :)

Their faces says so much...
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
I adore the colour brown and it works well here. It gives off a warm and comforting, close feeling, but one tinted slightly with sadness :c
I really love your style, and how many details you can get in without making it look in any way busy.
Wolf looks somewhat happy, but in a more "...is this okay?" sort of way, with Marco giving back a "...I...think so..." type of expression.
Wolf reminds me of Damon Albarn here :o Don't ask why, because I have no idea, he just... looks like him or summut!
I must ask though... WTF? RENARD?! WHERE?! =;.;=

You SHOULD be happy with this, 'tis wonderfully done :3
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mutsy Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
haha, why thank you! i love hearing people's interpretations of my work... makes me notice stuff that i did without even realizing it!

i can see how wolf looks like damon albarn now that you mention it... which is funny because i once drew some of the guys from nine lives as the members of blur. hah. i think renard was damon though. i can't remember.

oh and wolf and renard didn't know eachother at that time, since renard wasn't in america yet.. n stuffs.
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Oooh, okay, I was just thinking "oh no, poor Renard, cheating afoot?!"

I know what you mean about the noticing things you didn't realise at first, I do it all the time! I have pictures that seemed to be packed full of symbolism, but all of it's accidental X3
Renard is adorable, so I think he would suit the Damon look too (plus, it goes hand in hand with the englishy thing)
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foxiliary Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
awwwwww, you really make me appreciate the power of color. Theres also alot of joy in this picture, it has the opposite effect from loneliness, Wolf looks extroidenarily cute this time. I'm so not used to them being younger, its a refreshing feeling. I love the way Marco looks, and his colors are so amazing, just like I'd imagine him. I want this on the back of my t-shirt, it's so perfect, and I totally dig the brown colored background. That is probably the sexiest plaid shirt I've ever seen drawn ever, on wolf. So many perfect wrinkles and lines. It almost looks like wolf surprise attacked marco, but at the same time it's a very warm and cuddly picture. Wolfs hair is phenominal, it definitly captures a youthful look opposed to his older look, it's adorable, this whole piece is adorable. crap, it's making me feel all butterfly-like... also listening to a really floaty song Imogen Heap - Just For Now.. It's rather amusing how high I feel while admiring this duo. Even though I think renard would freak out if he knew about this, I still think their whole situation is precious. I'm favoriting this, you did so well with the linework and mastered the coloring as well.... beautiful. :+fav:
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jackettt Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Ack. I love this ;o Nicely done, Nikki :]
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:iconfeimi:
Feimi Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! O.O I love the color scheme. Everything seems so soft and it's just beautiful.
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:iconchod:
chod Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
:O i want that duded jumper! :P
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:iconanagoge:
anagoge Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Very nice work.
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problemedchild Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Oooh.. Now I feel bad for bashing Marco, and hating wolf.... Wolf looks happy.. But Marco's expression seem.. Strange >.> Explain what he is feeling Sweety.. *pouts8.. Im going to go cry over my pillow now.. (I kinda take your comic to heart, ya know n.n)
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:iconmutsy:
mutsy Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
i guess the right word for marco's expression would be "reluctancy" ... or "hesitancy"

yep.
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:iconproblemedchild:
problemedchild Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
i know that look all to well >.>.. *sighs* I guess it was marco who pulled out of the relationship in the beginning?
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:iconmutsy:
mutsy Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
yup. though i won't get too detailed. gotta leave some element of surprise... haha
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:iconproblemedchild:
problemedchild Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
*rawr* no special treatment for your special friend? *laughs*
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:iconmutsy:
mutsy Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
nope! no one gets this special treatment you speak of..
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:iconproblemedchild:
problemedchild Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
Rawr :P Fine. I'ma stilla a special frienda *gleefully head tilt* Riiight? XD
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narcoticdream Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
*runs off to nine lives*
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GearOtter Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
That is very lovely. You've done a wonderful job on the character expressions and interaction. The soft brown color/tone to the image really enhances the mood.
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sewagehead Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
your digital art is just as lovely as your traditional, and i love the mood you created.
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ufotrash Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
you OUGHTA be very happy with this, its so cute and the mood it creates is just so perfect. +fav fo sho.
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:iconcircini:
circini Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the emotion in this. the poses and expressions definitely say it all (ah, the wonders of body language). great work. :3
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kirifuda Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
It looks so gentle :D. Lovin' those glasses.
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:iconruw-chan:
Ruw-chan Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
so cute : )
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