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Turn Your Life to Gold (Flat Colors) by redcarstudios Turn Your Life to Gold (Flat Colors) by redcarstudios
I absolutely adore these two, and the relationship they have as sisters.  For those unfamiliar, this is Ruby Rose (left) and Yang Xiao Long (right) from the web animated series RWBY.  The lyrics in the upper corner are from the song "Gold," off the RWBY Volume 1 OST.

This is honestly my first attempt at coloring in the history of ever.  Really, I don't think it turned out well at all, but . . . eh, I should at least show my efforts.  It gives me a basis to improve upon.  (Actually, a lot of the problems are with the lineart, which happened because I was sketching at a much larger scale than I'm used to, and it caused me to lose track of proportions.)
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:iconknightlywordsmith:
KnightlyWordsmith Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
This is great! I've never made the connection between "Gold" and Ruby and Yang's relationship, but now that you bring it up, it's absolutely perfect.
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
"I will burn like the sun that will keep you safe and warm"

"Like the smell of a rose on a summer's day, I will be there to chase all your fears away"

It's all I can think of when I listen to the lyrics.  :heart:
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Dragon-flame13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I think Yang is an amazing sister to Ruby.

Cant wait till the next season of RWBY!
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Same here!  :thumbsup:
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Fallenangel700 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Looks great. The coloring is simple, yet works well.
Gold is such an awesome song.
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:iconredcarstudios:
redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Thanks!

I enjoy listening to it, but it drives me nuts because it's the only song on the soundtrack that I can't sing.  (It's waaay too high for my range.)
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Fallenangel700 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!

Heh, i can't sing any of them with any accuracy. XD
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Firestorm0110 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! Great job, I love it!
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:iconredcarstudios:
redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
:dance: Thank you! I'm so glad!
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Firestorm0110 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist
YES THANK YOU THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH you are the first person I've seen to actually acknowledge the relationship these two have. Everyone else is always like " it's okay to ship them guys they're adopted" and it's like they miss out on this amazingly awesome and interesting relationship that's right in front of their faces. Being sisters is a very strong intimate and amazing relationship but I feel like those people totally ignore that so they can go ships ahoy and pair them together in EXTREMELY overused ways. Sorry about the rant but I'm really thankful someone didn't see these two and immediately pair them together. In short I'm glad some fandom members can build on the interesting relationships that already exists instead of being annoying. Also great art and amazing use of the lyrics in the piece... To put it even simpler, YOU ROCK!!!
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Wow, thanks so much! ^/////^ I'm glad you agree with me, and I'm really glad you appreciate my art. I'll probably be doing more fanart with these two, so keep your eyes peeled~!

(As a side note, Monty Oum has already confirmed that they aren't adopted or anything. There's a reason their last names are different, he just hasn't told us yet.)
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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Huh I heard from everyone that they were we'll that's awesome then I'll look forward to more awesome stuff then :)
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ben00052 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Well, from someone who is in now ay an artist, I'm impressed ^_^
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:iconredcarstudios:
redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thanks~
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NightTracker Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
COLOR! Omg, im so proud of you. XD And if you keep at it, youll continuously improve! :D I need to take my own advice with digital art but I just dont like it. ;_; I prefer pencils and pastels and watercolors. :3 But even this flat color gives so much more to them. I love it. <3
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I know.  I'll keep at it!
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Mushkikizou-chan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yaaay you're coloring AAAAAAAAH and it looks much better from the first draft you showed me~ and I like the line color you chose for going over the black ^^
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thanks! I'm glad I managed to improve it at least a little, even if I still can't look at Yang's arm or face without twitching.
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Mushkikizou-chan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha~ No worries, you'll get it eventually ^^
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KakuEpsilon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
... Of course I'm about to ruin this touching moment with the "Yang looks about 30 seconds from shoving Rose's face hard into her boobs and saying 'Behold! The Power of Puberty!' or something goofy like that. Cuz that's just the kind of girl she looks like"

It has flaws, but nothing a little practice can't cure boyo.
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
...Are you sure you've never watched this show? lol
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KakuEpsilon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Pretty sure. Though I am basing this off of the picture you reblogged on Tumblr once of her Voice Actress with a marker up her nose saying "NYAAAAA! I'M YANG!"
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Yeah, Yang's character was apparently based in part on Barbara Dunkleman, so there really wasn't anyone else they could have cast in the role.
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