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A request for Usopp being heroic. I thought that willingly helping Zoro in battle, and not from far away, would be heroic enough for our favorite sniper~
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that certainly looks epic. I'd like to get a clearer view of whatever enemy they're facing, but this looks great! Usopp's outfit really suits him here.  :clap:
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FellitoRockero Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
That would be great, if he ever puts Sogeking aside.
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26qq308 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
The world's greatest swordsman and the king of snipers! Fuck yeah!
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Akopito Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deadly ^^
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stupendouspudding Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I really love this picture. It goes so well with the fanfic written by Velkyn Karma ^_^ I really enjoyed both.
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Hikari113 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
So cool. Love the character designs, the clothes, the gritty background, the positions, Ussopp's cheeky grin, Ussopp's slingshot...

LOVE IT ALL.

Though I undoubted like Ussopp's design more than Zolo's.
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ChibiMooshi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just SO badass! :happybounce:
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Lark-San24 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Love it!
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WhiteCourtain Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Uhh awesomeness overload o___o
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dennalilly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
WOW. LOVE it. I <3 the nakamaship! ^^
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KK-sis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you draw Usopp. This is cool. :)
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pescare Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Very cool!
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MagusBlack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Ironically Usopp looks cooler than Zoro. But Ussop is my favorite character (next to Captain T-Bone) so I'm biased.

Good Work!
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VelkynKarma Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must ask...does THIS one have words? Because if it does not, I may be sorely tempted to make them exist myself...I love a good fight scene like WOAH :D :D

As for the imagery, beeeea~utiful. Love the expressions, the poses, even the clothing. Love the feel of the weight; Usopp doesn't just look like he's standing back to back with Zoro, he looks like he's holding him UP. There's a tension to the whole thing that feels like a fast-paced battle, but despite it I don't feel worried for the characters; they seem quite confident despite all that. The whole thing just makes me squee, I'm surprised I didn't see it before :)

....

*VelkynKarma has just realized fight scenes are apparently more squeeworthy to her than the dozens of images of various pairings in your gallery* Geeeez what is WRONG with me? No wonder I like Zoro so much XP Apparently I've picked combat over smexiness....*facepalm*

~VelkynKarma
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SybLaTortue Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahahaha but combat IS sexy! I mean, just look at Sanji fighting (ok so I have a huge bias there but it's truuuue~~). And yeah, Zoro fighting, totally a valid reason to like him |D I like a good fight scene, and this goes for fics too. Those you write are really awesome btw. I'm lame and I don't review fics much but I really enjoy them, so I had a squee when you said make them exist 8D That'd be so cool~~ Because no, there's no words for it yet...

And and thank youuuu for the nice comment again <3 And you're right to not be worried for them. Zoro and Usopp are too badass to be beaten by a few mooks. Zoro barely lost any blood too X3
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VelkynKarma Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I suppose combat CAN be sexy, but I don't think I'm seeing it the 'right way' XP Observe, my mentality:
To an image of Zoro training shirtless or whatever: Mm, nice muscles, cool ^^
to an image of Zoro beating the crap out of half a dozen enemies in a random combat sequence: WHOOO! More blood, more blood! AWESOME! :D

It's okay though. It's insane but sanity is overrated anyway. Pffft. :P

"Zoro barely lost any blood too X3"
PFFT. That is easily remedied. THERE'S A WHOLE HALF OF HIM THAT CAN'T BE SEEN FROM THIS ANGLE. :evillaugh:

Also there are now words. It was delightfully fun to write a combat scene without having to worry about fic continuity (Does Zoro still have that one injury he got six chapters ago? Does Usopp still have that item that he picked up at the start of the fic? etc etc). D'you mind if I post it on FF.net? I don't think I have another place to host it, since I don't do fanfics here anymore and I don't have a livejournal XP

(Though it'll prolly have to wait til the weekend regardless, I've got a full shift tomorrow :( )

~VelkynKarma
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SybLaTortue Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooords~~~~ *sparkles* Of course you can post on FF.net! 8D
(heh, working all day too tomorrow so weekend is fine)
*wiggles in anticipation*
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VelkynKarma Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man this weekend's been busy busy. BUT YES. WORDS. NOW POSTED EVEN!

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Hope it does the image justice. XP

~VelkynKarma
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ski-kory Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh! They both look so great! I love the modifications to Usopp's wristband!! And yeah, this is definitely heroic. Love the picture--this looks like much cooler fight than when they, ah, "teamed up" at Enies Lobby...
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ArabianNinja Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really LOVE how you draw Usopp! Nya, what am I saying: I love ALL your work!
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kitty-delafere Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
it's a very good piece. i really like it.
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Elicadragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
^^; I can kinda imagine Zoro thinking "T_T oh NOW you come and help"

And Usopp is being heroic and bad ass here. Sniping at enemies while being surrounded... not really a strong suit of his.
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leaper182 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
I haven't really seen Usopp and Zoro working together all that often in fanart, so seeing this is warm-and-fuzzy-inducing as well as, "Hi! That's yummy. Mmm."
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KazimaKuwabara Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Man I love this! Usopp looks so cool!
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XxXoanaxX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Omg, this is so great! I love the way you drew both Zoro and Usopp! :heart: Usopp really is becoming a fearless warrior of the sea! :D Awesome job! :dance:
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Pollypo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Awesome ! Usopp looks so badass XD

Fav !
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RoronoaGirl Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Hell, getting NEAR Zoro in battle alone is enough heroistic bravery for anyone XD
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Katzztar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
XD I agree with that!!Esp for Usopp to be right at Zoro's back...he's seen how Zoro can swing those blades.
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RoronoaGirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Yup :D
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Zellphinoa Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
\o/
I love this one too !
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GayKeyboardWarrior Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is so badass, and about the most heroic Usopp has looked since he... I dont know, but he looks damn heroic and awesome! :D
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LucioL-2zR Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ^^
vraiment bien, même si ton style de dessin n'est pas comme op, il s'accorde très bien au manga ;)
J'adore celle-ci, mes deux mugiwaras préférés ;)
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Dukitte Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
O____O

You are too awesome! Your works are... oh God, I feel gay... O___O

Awesome... Gotta watch you!
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Clarobell Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OH wow. I love love LOVE it when Usopp is brave. You just brought outa squee in me. The looks on their faces is fantastic,a dn those swords...!
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zzzAnsku95zzz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Gotta love this pic too :)

You're fantastic artist :3
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Peleliu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
D: Ooooohhh, so coooool~! Usopp, you look so badass!

... *steals both their outfits* B| Frick.
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XIX-S Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I luv it!
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Pirate-At-Heart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009   Writer
Awesome!

Faved!
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