The cover pic shows 19 year old Yashiro, exchanging glance with an 8 year old Doumeki, in an accidental encounter. When Yoneda Sensei initially showed a part of this pic, she commented on her twitter that the entire pic will give a different impression, and she was right. Misumi and Hirata added contrast as well as tension to the composition, and made the entire work all the more interesting.
I have been mesmerized with its beauty as well as the numerous symbols it contains, ever since I saw the cover. As it arose too much feel and thoughts, I couldn’t organize my mind for a while. After looking over it for the hundredth time and re-reading volume 2, I came up with two theories.
The first theory is that the pic shows the bright side and the dark side of life. It’s not clear cut like black/white or evil vs good, but like Yin and Yang in Asian culture, where there is always dark in the light, and light in the dark. The second theory is that the pic is not just symbolic, and that it reflects the story when he was 19, as well as the present.
My intention is not to prove what Yoneda Sensei had in mind when drawing this. Rather, they are theories on the way to appreciate the artwork and imagine the story behind it.
I tried to stick to the point, but this was the best I could. Bear with me, for those who are interested in my useless ramblings.
Here is an image I found on where natural highlights are on men and women, a perfect reference for beginning drag kings and queens like me.
guys this is a lifesaver for cosplay! espECIALLY if you’re doing troll/painted up cosplay and want to blend to make your features actually stand out no matter what gender the character you’re cosplaying is
Long time ago I saw this outfit and thought: “… so gonna cosplay this!” xD
And here is the result! The jacket was a pain in the ass and I had to sew more of it than I had thought I have to :Series: You’re my loveprize in Viewfinder
Character: Takaba Akihito