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Tip and Ozma by Xamag Tip and Ozma by Xamag
:iconsharpest-rose: ordered the best commission everrr. Speaking of commissions, I probably won't post another ones here.

Also, looks like I won't have time to finish BBR page today, so it may be late till tomorrow ;_;
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JackCaliber Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
I freaking love this. I just read The Marvelous Land of Oz, and Tip's choice to surrender his very identity to unite the people of Oz felt like this HUGE moment of sacrifice to me. Then I continued to Ozma of Oz, and although I loved the new characters, I was kind of disappointed that being Ozma never became an issue.

Yeah, it was an early 1900's kids book, and we had a lot to learn about sexual identity. But with all we've learned since then, wouldn't now be a great time to  tell the story of a boy struggling to be the girl society needs him to be? Wouldn't it be funny to see Glinda teaching him to be queenly in a "Popular" type musical number? (Look it up if you haven't seen Wicked.) And who wouldn't cry with him as the weight of his decision finally hits (because what 12 year old has great long-term decision-making skills)?

But again, a great painting and my reading on it.
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Xamag Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it's Tip who surrendered his (I think you mean gender, not sexual) identity. Ozma was born as a girl and was forced to be a boy. I'm pretty sure if this was written in modern times, Tip would express some discomfort with himself. What did bug me though is that Tip was described as a pretty tough and mischevious lad, but Ozma has that traditionally feminine princess-y feel to her. (for that reason I really love that picture where she rides the Saw-Horse) And yeah, I imagine it's still pretty tough to cope with "coming out of the closet" and finally embrasing your true identity, so that'd be nice to see too. 

Sucks that mainstream media won't embrace a trans princess though.
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JackCaliber Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Yeah, my first thought was to portray Tip as an assigned male who's bullied for being girly, then gets magicked back for the happy ending. But the more I thought about it, the more wish-fulfillmenty it seemed to me, whereas having him like being a boy (as he states in the book) despite being assigned female at birth would probably better reflect the reality of being transgender.

Hell, I'd see either one, though :) 
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eissaY Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart: This is so beautiful!! I love the style and the sepia tone *v*
Great composition and symbolism!
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Arulein Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I love this image! I always thought more should be written about her first few days being Ozma, but still remembering being Tip...

anyway, please accept this llama as a token of my appreciation!
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Good concept, but I can't imagine the readers of that era being comfortable with it. But then again, the Greek Classics have Tiresias.
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phiyen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeou! I love it so much QuQ
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Book-Box Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMIGOD OMIGOD
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SandyFalkner Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
i love Tip and Ozma.
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saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great way to show them!
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AppleAtti Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional
I'm passionate about this piece. I'm almost crying.
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TatianaOnegina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Digital Artist

о, я читала книжку подроском, и она меня своими сюжетными перепетиями потрясла %> 

Арт распрекрасен !

(зачарованно разглядываю деталюечки одежд)

... и этот колорит винтажный/сепия... всё работает на образ))

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SissyBeth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is lovely < 3
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Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ho wooooooooooooooooow it so wowowoowowowo!
i like and they are sooo cutes! :love:
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rainbowstardragon123 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ever notice how Ozma is actually one of the first positively portrayed transgender characters?
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gruaige-doiteain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Part of that is how it's not really tip/ozma's choice. It's sneakily trans.
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rainbowstardragon123 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yeah my idea was kinda stupid 
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gruaige-doiteain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eh *shrugs*
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TwisterTH Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Очень красиво!
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
wow this is amazing! With Ozma there her dress looks goregous!!! 
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KittyFoxley Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. *-* It's amazing !
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MottInThePot Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this a lot
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KeYashu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks so 3D from te thumbnail :iconeverywhereplz:
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Quilted-illusions Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Artist
Awww,it's so sad yet sweet! Beautiful work!
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist
:squee:
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SevenWildCats Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
this is so poetic, and cute !! well done :heart:
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
great...
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's beautiful, I love the tones it gives it a soft warm feel and adds to the sweetness and romance of the piece. :iconclappingplz:
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Spazzbert Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Artist
What preteen boy WOULDN'T want to find out that he's actually the beautiful young princess of a magical kingdom?

I love Ozma. She always gets the best dresses. Here is no exception. Really beautiful drawing- I love all of your Oz stuff! :)
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AlisaTheArtiste Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE SO GOOD SIGH SDFHSLDKFHSLKADFHALKSD;J
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Awesome. :3
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papyrus-tree Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok can i just
have your art skills
just-omfg
this is too beautiful ;w;
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ratmonkey80 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Cool
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MegByte Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013

Oh-my-goodness!

That's definitely my favorite Oz book! To be honest I was sad to lose Tip. He was awesome as a guy... even though I like Ozma a lot, but still...

Great drawing. I love the colors and the concept, all beautifully executed. This made my day. ^-^

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Toonicorn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely delightful! You don't often see art based on "The Marvelous Land of Oz" (which I propose is L. Frank Baum's very best Oz book). What else can I do with this...but FAVE it?
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Master-Oresama Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
is the bbr posted like once a week on a certain day? or is it just posted when ever you feel like posting it? 
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Xamag Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's posted every weeks on Sundays (when it's Sunday for me though, stupid time zones)
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Master-Oresama Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
what country do you live in? so I can always be ready for your comic! 
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Xamag Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Russia, the Urals :P
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Camellots Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Her dress <3
She looks like a little cupcake
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
nice
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The-fleeopian-queen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhhhhh beautiful <333

also damn i literally woke up today like "upd8!!!!!!!!!!" but wow ok then i guess i can wait
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Xamag Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to disappoint you like that :XD:
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The-fleeopian-queen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
naaaaaaah but that's ok i can totes understand tho peeps need time and patience do the art VwV
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woot4anime64 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, I love her dress ouo where are these characters from?
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Xamag Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
L.F.Baum's second Oz book, 'The Marvelous Land of Oz'
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