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Unfulfilled Juri by ToxicStarStudio Unfulfilled Juri by ToxicStarStudio
"Believe in miracles, and they will know your feelings.

Juri Arisugawa from Revolutionary Girl Utena.

A lot of lesbians credit Haruka and Michiru from Sailor Moon for helping them realize their sexuality. Well, as much as I love Haruka and Michiru, I'm afraid they can't take credit for me. That credit belongs to Juri Arisugawa. Her tragedy touched me so deeply, that it made me realize a lot about myself.It's a long story that I won't bother making anyone listen to, but I owe a lot to Juri.

So. Here she is in her Rosebride dress, clutching her famous locket. She never actually wears a Rosebride dress during the series, so I used several doujinshi and cosplays as inspiration for the colours. I was torn between soft peach and white or orange and green. I went with peach for sever reasons. One, the orange fought with her hair too much. And two, if Juri were to wear a Rosebride dress, hers would be different from everyone else's since her situation is so different from all the other girls.

ANYWAY. This is a re-do of an old picture so if it looks familiar, that's why. I'm not too sure about the background, but I spent enough time picking at it. Over all though, I'm very happy with how this piece turned out!

Enjoy!
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:iconeuphorbic:
euphorbic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Juri was always my favorite character. I'm not a lesbian, but of all the characters, I identified most with her because my personal strength has always intimidated boys and left me... some unassailable tower. (laugh) I love your vision for this piece and I love how I can share a personal bond with another human being through a similar love of an under-rated character like the magnificent Juri. (Oddly enough, I used to beat the boys at fencing, too.)

Also, congratulations on the DD. :) Much deserved.
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! And I'm also glad to know someone feels a bond towards an underrated but awesome character!! <3
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:iconkianadragon:
kianadragon Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Juri! One of my fave characters in Utena! Love her and your art is beautiful x3
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconkianadragon:
kianadragon Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome x3
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:iconsuper-baka:
super-baka Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no words to describe the epicness. Very lovely. I love the expression and the pose and the colors and and...!
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconsuper-baka:
super-baka Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icondc-fat-gorillas:
DC-Fat-Gorillas Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
So nice! She look like a princess here! Which somewhat, is very ironic though the anime's fact!
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:icondc-fat-gorillas:
DC-Fat-Gorillas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Your welcome. I hope to more Juri art. ^_^
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:iconheraldmagevanyel:
HeraldMageVanyel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
made this last year howevewr it is nowhere near up to standard. will remake next year for ya ^_^
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That;d be cool! Let me see when you're done!!
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:iconheraldmagevanyel:
HeraldMageVanyel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
no probs will be doing it for waicon which is jan 2011
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:iconiheartmichaeljackson:
iheartmichaeljackson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye aye, I too owe a lot to Juri.

Nice picture. I'm favin'!
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconmarianne-blacklands:
Marianne-Blacklands Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree with your comment :)
And I love the colors you used, so elegant -just like Juri :heart: :+fav:
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconpsoriasis:
psoriasis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
<3
I love Juri, I love her story and I love this. Thank you for being awesome.
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconjazzknh:
jazzknh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
I think the peach works great for her. I'm glad Juri could help you learn about yourself. Utena is worth watching for the mesages it sends alone. Though she was a "bride" I think she didn't wear a dress because she did not desire to be a princess. But if she ever did go to that level, she would probably look like this.
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks so much! And lovely analysis too!
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:iconadolfslittleangel:
Adolfslittleangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
I agree. I owe that to Juri as well XD
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really? That's cool! Juri is such an amazing character...
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:iconadolfslittleangel:
Adolfslittleangel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
I agree. It's not a fun story either, which makes it even more real. Not only that but something shockingly similar happened to me, so I relate to her more than the usual person. XD
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:iconsierun:
Sierun Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Love it, don't see Juri looking so fem usually and it's nice to see more high quality Utena fanart.
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wah!! Thank-you so much ;___; <333
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:iconcowgirlem:
cowgirlem Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh how pretty! I love the softness of this picture and I think you picked a perfect colour for her dress! She looks just lovely :3
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so muuuuuuch ;_____; <3333
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:iconthemaskedhomie:
TheMaskedHomie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the colours in here are just lovely. She looks so sad and lonely.

I love it, dolly. <3
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! <333
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:iconzoro-swordsman:
zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
I think she came out really pretty~ :heart:
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconzoro-swordsman:
zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
You're quite welcome~ :D
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:iconblueoriontiger:
Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, she looks cute! :) I wanna hug her....

Guess what, a few friends of mine did a short parody of Zelda in Star Wars. xD
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblueoriontiger:
Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You missed the *cough*partaboutzeldastarwars*cough*, didn't you? xD
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I get when I try to clear out my inbox too fast, I guess.

That's cool! Can I see it somewhere?
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:iconblueoriontiger:
Blueoriontiger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, here. xD

[link]
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:iconcookietothemax:
cookietothemax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcookietothemax:
cookietothemax Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
no prob you got good drawing skills!
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:iconutenafan:
Utenafan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student Writer
muahahahaha it's on my wall in my room XDDD sry im such an obsessed SKU fan! lol awesome pic!
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha!! Really? You know I do offer prints...

Thanks so much!!
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:iconserenitysmoon:
serenitysmoon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
She is beautiful! :heart:
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!
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:iconakiameko:
AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors were chosen very well, I think. :) So soft and beautiful. :heart:
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! <333
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:iconamaundrapaine:
AmaundraPaine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the dress design and color! She's so pretty! :heart:
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:icontoxicstarstudio:
ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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