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orion's belt by nami64 orion's belt by nami64

“…and… if I’m right… this is Orion’s belt.”


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i tried, i tried to draw Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens making a poetic break during the Revolutionary War to look up at the sky and the stars (historically inaccurate?! I DON’T CARE! :D) because they were BFF -and maybe more ;)-.

and they are a little ‘scruffy’… because it’s war after all, and when it’s not battle, it’s tents and mud :3
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:iconthesmartone97:
Thesmartone97 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
These two are always so precious. The Hamilton biography I'm reading never goes into enough detail about their friendship/possible relationship
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
my head canon is that they were lovers (were they 'physically' lovers? i don't know, but there was clearly love between them! :) )
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:iconpontish:
Pontish Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
They are amazing, I'm cryyyyying T_т
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:iconthegriffin88:
thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I fucking love history! 

You don't even know, I'm such a history nerd and a sucker for historical art. 
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:iconminekin:
Minekin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
great work!
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:iconsiddartha999:
siddartha999 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent, excellent stuff... truly adore historic type things of this style...
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b9paradox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beyond awesome. Your coloring is great and the fact this is John Laurens and Hamilton makes already beautiful art that much more wonderful. Thank you for this!
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Laurens expression, that crinkling eye is perfect but I am most drawn to Hamilton's face, his hair is formed so nicely. The landscape suits the mood wonderfully, dusk muting the whole image. I also really enjoyed looking at all of Lauren's buttons and cuffs. It's nice to see them together :)

I didn't realize how many red heads were involved in the Revolution: Hamilton, Lafayette, Jefferson, Washington, etc.
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
oh yeah i know :D RED HEADS POWER!
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:iconzehabix:
Zehabix Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I truly love that you draw historical possibilities :).
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:iconsanu-chan:
SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece! I especially love their expression *___*
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:iconmandyinkc:
MandyinKC Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Is Alexander Hamilton the ginger? He's lovely. Both of them are. I really like your work.
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:iconhelena-gealach:
Helena-gealach Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Ahh... success. :)
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:iconfebruarymoon:
februarymoon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This is wonderful! Such a soft, beautiful storytelling through a drawing.
I love the jaggy edges too, it adds to the magical feeling.
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inabusmaximus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Wow, this is so beautiful. In particular, the expression on Hamilton's face is just gorgeous and I simply cannot get over it. /gushes over your work. <33
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JoseJorgeArguelles Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why don't people draw like this. Your an amber gem an a sea of blue tears.
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:iconladyxwinter:
LadyxWinter Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work,looks really amazing!
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:iconnumanom:
Numanom Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Oh mon Dieu, vous les dessinez si bien! :wow: Pourriez-vous peut-être dessiner Washington et Lafayette aussi, peut-être, s'il vous plaît? :blush:
(Je les aime juste tellement! :love:)
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
peut-être... je ne sais pas. pour le moment, je suis très Thomas Jefferson ;) mais j'aimerais bien dessiner un jour Lafayette et sa femme
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:iconnumanom:
Numanom Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Oh ce serait si magnifique! Ils sont doux^^
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:iconkllylove:
kllylove Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Photographer
I can see this being hung up by historical artifacts one day. This is SO GOOD! And I'm liking the "maybe more" aspect. Mixing things up a bit for sure. :D
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Tsutyfoni-Chan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY CAN'T MY ART LOOK LIKE YOURS?!?? Lol, but seriously, you are amazing. I have been lurking and watching your pictures for some time now, and my GOD you are incredible. Your interaction, the way it looks so natural. They don't look like they are just posing, they look like they are alive! The colors are beautiful, shaded perfectly, and gorgeous! Every time I see your art I just melt! I want so desperately to achieve a look that is at least HALF as good as yours and I would die a happy woman in my grave. Seriously, just write that on my tombstone: Her art was almost half as good as nami64. But only if I achieve it. Do you have tutorials on your drawing process and coloring process?
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
i'm very touched by your messages :) thank you very much!
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:icontsutyfoni-chan:
Tsutyfoni-Chan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:shocked: you replied to me, I feel so honored! :D
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Butterflier00 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this makes me go "AAWWWW" for some reason.
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:iconindividualitya:
IndividualityA Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Okay, so, yes, this is incredibly awesome!
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:iconammeg88:
Ammeg88 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah this is beautiful :D
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:iconveragrom:
Veragrom Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Photographer
So beautiful :love:
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MUFFINEKJAGODOWY Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I like the idea and I LOVE your style of drawing ^_^
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tjreginald Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
At first, I thought it was actually Horatio Hornblower and his friend Bush. In either event, extremely well done!
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MidnyhtNoon Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I adore your historical images. Please don't stop~
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:iconjerepasaurus:
Jerepasaurus Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was this "pair" based on actual historical references to a 'relationship', or are you doing that 'shipping' thing for your fans?
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
this 'pair' is real. by that, i mean, with real people ;)
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:iconjerepasaurus:
Jerepasaurus Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know they're really people, but I had mean't were they actually said to have possibly been in a romantic relationship?
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
well... as it says in this wikipedia article: [link] , "Hamilton's letters to the Marquis de Lafayette and to John Laurens, employing the sentimental literary conventions of the late eighteenth century and alluding to Greek history and mythology, have been read by Jonathan Katz as revealing a homosocial or perhaps homosexual relationship, but few historians agree."
voilà :)
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:iconjerepasaurus:
Jerepasaurus Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, okay. Alrighty then. >_> I was afraid for a minute that you'd gone to the dark side, slashing couples on a whim or something. I would have escaped your page forever if you had. It's not a theme I go for, to put it mildly.
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:iconnami64:
nami64 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
i don't like slash neither, but for this case, it's 'almost' historically true :)
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:iconjerepasaurus:
Jerepasaurus Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotcha. :) It's 'within reason'. XD You're just such a surprising and passionate person, it's hard to know what you'll do next. lol
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AnnaCStansfield Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're great. :D
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silentruth Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
hehe how romantic xD
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RemnantDoomBlossom Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Writer
Oh ho...maybe more? very very interesting. *strokes invisible beard*
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Padfoot7411 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe more? I see what you did there ;)
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:iconjacky-black:
Jacky-Black Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
You succeeded!
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yinyangswings Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that was really well done :D
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