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Original submission (please fave that!): [smallthumb]495525[/smallthumb]
Apologies for the clumsy post title.
Though Palkia had nothing to fear from seeing her lady's eyes as most everyone else might, Uxie would always keep them shut as a matter of principle regardless of her company. So it was always a secret delight of Palkia's to see her lady lose her composure and cast a petulant glance out the corner of one after suffering a humbling defeat ^_^ .
This piece was requested in the same spirit as this piece from [name]Misericorde[/name], and for this piece, the idea was to contrast a "delicate" Pokemon with an intimidating, "armored" one, and I thought having them square off in a game of chess would be charming. Bulbapedia told me that Uxie and Palkia are genderless, but I asked for SunshineSweet's indulgence in making them female for this image.
SunshineSweets was very receptive and worked with me on each detail and the color choices and the posing and I am thrilled with what came of this.. watching it take shape over time was exciting, and I'm so happy to finally see it completed ^_^ . Uxie's fabulous flowing outfit and striking double tails, Palkia's pauldrons (lol, sorry, I love that word) and other armor bits that captures the form of the spatial dragon, the cool blue watery setting that I requested to pay homage to the lake in which Uxie lives.. I think this is a fantastic piece. It may be said that the turnaround time on this project was long, but make no mistake: SunshineSweets delivered.