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As on The Inside by Juacamo As on The Inside by Juacamo
This is the finished version of the original sketch. I've had discussions with my teachers about it for the senior project, this is one of the most successful of the works and all my teachers like the idea. I put in a lot of work on this one and was very happy to hear that.

I decided to name the left guy Rody, and the right one Elsen.

Again this is still up to self-interpretation. I'll explain my concept below.

The idea of this is that close friends and people we care for can make us feel beautiful inside. Sometimes it takes a lot of hard work, empathy, sympathy, and time to help a person feel good about themselves. It makes us grow, swell, feel confident,  able to look in the mirror easier when we're doubtful. However we also should appreciate the people that helped get us out of our ruts, that let us know how truly beautiful we are. What's more is it must be true in some way, at least to the ones we care for, if they are willing to work that hard to help show us the beauty that's inside of us.

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Pre-Completion

One of my major projects for my senior thesis in college, my project "The Beauty of Men". I leave it up to self-interpretation, if you want to hear my version of the story read below hehe.

A dear friend got beaten pretty badly. He blames himself, how unattractive and  his low self-esteem, not knowing how to talk out the situation, and lack of strength. His friend comforts him, but refuses to take the things he's saying about himself. He asks if he can prove that he's better and stronger than he says but it will change his dear friend a lot. He agrees to it. The other uses a special power, it reflects the inner beauty and strength of a person he uses it on onto their outside. However if the person is inwardly beautiful it uses the users health as a cost. If the person were ugly inside they'd look more outside too, and would make the user healthier.

Hope you like it Please give me feedback on this one. I do intend to at least flat color it. I am aware of the problems with some of the panels like odd joints and stilted, obviously copy and pasted, parts.
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:iconblcksheep:
I love the story here between the two guys. I think this work definitely has a strong impact on me due to my own experiences with bullying. I am already a huge fan of Juacamo's work and xe never ceases to amaze me.
I like the way lighting was used from one panel to the other. There is a strong connection between the two characters as well.
As the one male character receives the love and support from the other we do get a sense of strength he gains.
All in all, another amazing piece from Juacamo. I always look forward to xis work.
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This definitely looks even better in color. Love the message behind this and if you do keep them aboard as new characters, would love to see what more you will do with them :D
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Yes hopefully I do use them hehe
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome :D
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whitebearboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Great comic!
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you
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whitebearboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
You're welcome. While I have your attention, do you think you or one of your friends might like to try a role play with me?
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
I told you before I can't. Look for people with the 'RP'/'Roleplay' tag under their messages.
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whitebearboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Ok, got it.
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RyuDrago Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Coloured is so wonderful, but now I am sad again...!
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:iconjuacamo:
Juacamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, and yes, me too.
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:iconryudrago:
RyuDrago Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Welcome, and I see!
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totuio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
:happybounce: 
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extremespeeds Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:cry: I wish I had that power... I'd make all my friends feel better...!
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Remember, it only works if they are already beautiful on the inside too. And yeah i wish I did too.
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:iconextremespeeds:
extremespeeds Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Oh but I know lots of people who are beautiful on the inside. :)
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Remember the cost to you too. But yeah a lot of people I know are too hehe.
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:iconextremespeeds:
extremespeeds Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
About that cost, what if I rest after each person?
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
It takes days of rest. Sometimes weeks. Especially for someone whose so good an beautiful inside, it could take a lot out of you, even kill you.
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extremespeeds Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Costly price... But.. it IS for a good cause...
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Dragonforce6647 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] Miuna Crying Icon NOOOO sobbing - crying 
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017   Digital Artist
Awwwwww
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Dragonforce6647 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You evil Pikachu crying plz  My feelings are spilling all over the floor
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017   Digital Artist
Then I've done my job *sniff*, Spreading love, sadness, and joy.
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Dragonforce6647 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rentarou Nodding Icon 
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totuio Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
cool
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RyuDrago Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
You made me cry for this. 😭 this is an awesome job, one of your best ones in my opinion, so delicate and dedicated, I love it. 👍👌❤
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017   Digital Artist
You two?! That's like 6 people including me now hahahahaha! I'm really happy, thank you so much hehehe.
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RyuDrago Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
You are welcome! I think you have to be very proud of this one.
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017   Digital Artist
I am hehehehe
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RyuDrago Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Good!
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Duke89 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Wonderful stuff. You did a great job on the sequence. 
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:iconjuacamo:
Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot hehehehe
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Duke89 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
You're welcome.
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extremespeeds Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is so gentle and nice... I love it, it's such a creative, loving idea
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much...

God everyone, making cry now hahaha.
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extremespeeds Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Well you're good at making us feel stuff <3 X3
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blcksheep Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful and touching work.  I hope the best for your friend. :pray:
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:iconjuacamo:
Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot John. And they'll be alright.
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:iconblcksheep:
blcksheep Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so.  Bullying is so terrible. :(
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BetaKatana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I had something significant to say, but words escape me, there's just so much depth and meaning here, so much hurt, so much love, it hits me in a hard place with how beautiful it is.
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much... That's more than enough to say. Thank you.
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BetaKatana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome my friend. -hugs- You gonna be alright?
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Digital Artist
I'll be fine hehehe, thank you
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BetaKatana Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. Reading these other comments, I have to say, you may be the most gracious young man I've met. You really appreciate all that you have, it's not often I meet people like that.
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I try to be. One of my biggest fears is I'd have too many friends to keep up with. But I try to make sure to say as many thank yous as I can.
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BetaKatana Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're quite welcome. That's an interesting fear to have, I'm kind of the opposite, afraid of being alone for all eternity. In the end though, there will always be people, but whether or not they are people worth having has yet to be determined.
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw that was a really sweet story. It does make one wish magic like this could be real lol
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Juacamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Digital Artist
Yeah, thank you hehe. I would love to have that ability even with the repercussions, other people who are that beautiful most often deserve it.
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yes agreed. :)
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dimentio000 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student General Artist
It's a nice piece... also it makes me think about that kind of frienship that goes with sacrifice but at the smae time both of the friend together
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