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APH+LH: This Dress Is Not Wanted by LKeiko APH+LH: This Dress Is Not Wanted by LKeiko
Did the Nickname Dress thing.

Honduras is quite infamously known as the Murder Capital of the World. And its not an exaggeration. source: www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04…

and she's not even at war!!!

Can't say Ana is proud of the everyday violence her land is subjected to but she must arm herself and endure or sadly get overwhelmed by the senseless blood shedding. We can only blame the drugs, cartels and gangs as well as limited amount of jobs available, the growing number of youth and Honduras's ineffective struggling government. 

Luckily there's hope with her citizens doing what they can to keep the youth of today from following down that path. Like this Maltese Priest --> [Link]  inadvertently provided by Frozen-Q

P.S. In this picture, you can clearly see Ana's ahoge that represents her third of el Gulfo de Fonseca. Its located at the base of her neck, hidden by the excess amount of her hair.

P.S.S. Forgot to mention that after seeing the photo below and coming up with a dress adequate for Honduras's unwanted nickname, the idea came to like a baseball coming at 110 mph.

Motherland Chronicles #39 - Underwater by zemotion

Check out zemotion's gallery, its very beautiful VvV

P.S.S.S Looky at the other APH ladies with their nickname dresses as well~!

.:APH:. Dress by kamillyanna [APH] Greenland - Lady of Snow by poi-rozen

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Nickname Dress Idea (c) kamillyanna
Ana Sophia/Honduras (c) LKeiko
Artwork (c) LKeiko
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supershirley17 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
When my mom asks if I want to go to Honduras with her this summer. NOPE!!! Although its mostly San Pedro city you have to be careful around and Taxis. I don't trust the taxis there or young people. No jewelry either especially gold. But ugh the beaches and night skies are so pretty!!! Maybe I'll go when crime rate is less high and most places have A.C. Poor Anna.
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JaneTheHedgie001 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This remembers me the film SkyFall!!
I have to watch it again,cuz it's really Awesome like this Art of yours!! c:
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconleeblushplz: omg thank you and lol, enjoy your Skyfall XD
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JaneTheHedgie001 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem and Thankies!!!~Ciel and Lizzy (Huggy) [V1] Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 

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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell that you spent a lot of time on this pic, and it really shows. I really love the fluid lines on her dress on her hair.
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thank you dear~! :iconletmehugyouplz:


tbh, i did the lineart and base colors in one night. I dunno what but I suddenly just got so inspired when I saw that underwater pic.
By the time I realized what I was doing it was like 3 am and I literally flopped into my pillow. XD
The effects took me longer to do XD But I'm glad its done ;;7;;
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :hug:

Woah, you must have been really motivated. XD It's lovely when that happens, though; it doesn't often.
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nikis101 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
so interesting (sad, but interesting ) the data from your link.
i love the way you put the character not as a victim, but as an actor pushed by the circunstamces , maybe of a really big and complex unregulated market as the  trafic of illicit substances. 
pdt: sorry, i'm not good at english, pero la idea es que me encantó el dibujo Love 
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, thank you so much dear~!! Your compliment and analysis means a lot :iconasdfghplz:
I tried bringing out my own view of what Honduras must be going through by drawing it on Ana's face VvV
and dont worry, I understood your english perfectly >7<

stay beautiful e v e
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nikis101 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
you´re welcome ;) 
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1andOnlyJanae Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   General Artist
Oh my gosh this picture I swear to god. I really like the art even if it is based on sad truth of the world. I love all of your detail and how you drew emotion out of this picture, like just how did you do this to measdfghjkl;

I kind of wanna to do this for my OC (PR) but wouldn't have an idea of where to start anyway or design whatever kind of dress.
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thank you so much! Inspiration does come from many things, even sad truths.
I felt the issue needed some explaining and educating so the only way to do it justice was to portray it as you saw.

but seriously I'm so flattered :iconasdfghplz:

Thank you thank you~! I tried ;v;

If you still wanna do it, you can go ahead and research what nicknames your country has and pick the one you like best.
After that is the fun part of choosing a dress you think will fit PR (I choose the fluffy long skirt with no bodice because Ana likes flowy dresses with no straps XD)
And then comes combining the nickname to the dress. You can look at the thumbs I showed in the description for inspiration. Remember to have fun~!
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1andOnlyJanae Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014   General Artist
No thank yous because your art is the truth like damn how do you even and I like how you explained your view and put sources (I always put the website for everything I do, I swear) to look at the outcome for how others might see this with the information.

I went ahead with it anyway and posted it on my account, the temptation hit me too hard. It's not the best drawing and I'm not the best designer. It's nowhere as close to being good as yours or the other fabu ladies, y'all hit that ball way out of the park.
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry for this lateness QAQ

and omg you make me blush :iconleeblushplz: But thank you dear Q7Q
Sources are my best friends. They can be fickle tho omfg

OMFG YOU DID???? That's great! What matters is you tried and are edumacating us~! Not to mention me and my friends still have a long way to go for our art skills ourselves. But I shall go see now~! //runs to see
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Chibi-Tokatoki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh this is so beautfiul yet sad ;w;
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: thank you my dear~!
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Chibi-Tokatoki Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome ;w;
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kamillyanna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The actual thing with Honduras is very sad </3
Though towards the picture- the vision is great and the details are fantastic, you did an amazing job and seeing more people do this idea is great ajfrekjfr <3
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg ik. But hey, its a sad truth and all we can do is pray.

On the flip side, thank you Kami QvQ I looked at a few tutorials for the bubbles and made up the rest otl
And you yourself deserve a big hug for allowing me to wet my feet in PS (I finally learned how to navigate ;;7;;)

and yes! More people need to do this. Its amazing what you learn :D
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LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Artist
Now I'm scared cause I have a friend living there
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, I pray she stays okay where ever she is.

My family is well established in the country and right now that's the safest place to be (the Big Time Drug Cartel that lives TWO HOUSES AWAY from my family don't deal with petty gangs and small time crime. They have this "don't fruck with us and we won't fruck with you. Good rule to live by as it turns out).

But hey, if she knows the rules and has people looking out for her, she should be okay VvV

Im telling you Honduran residents have balls of steel O-O
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LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Artist
Yeah, her she a missionary there. I'm still scared because I hear horror stories about people that kill them
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg sorry for this lateness!!

But yeah, all I can say is for her to know her street smarts, prey and...well that's pretty much it. My family has survived long enough there and they're more exposed to everyone, I'm sure she'll be fine though. I'll prey for her too VvV
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LittleMissIndia1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
yeah, a year ago they actually found a baby near their house and adopted it. Thanks for the prayers
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Cupcakequeen16 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This picture really stands out a lot.

I've been looking up research on Honduras lately. The country has been going through a very rough time lately. I just feel sorry though, but I still hope things will get better for Honduras.

P.S this picture made me feel sad.
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently this picture has been getting emotional for everyone, but what can I say? The truth always hurts and we can only strive to pray and hope that Honduras gets better. Its why I consider anyone who lives in Honduras (who aren't the predators doing bad things) having the balls of steel. No lie. 

plus I felt this needed to be put out there so people are aware

Good luck on your research my friend. Feel free to use the sources I provided on Honduras's Profile VvV)/
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Cupcakequeen16 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for that support good friend. Let's just hope things get better.
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
true dat VvV 

Have fun~!
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Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
this made me cry ok ;; 
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The message makes me cry too Q-Q

I try not to think about it too hard or I become depressed about it

I'm sorry I ruined the happy mood for the dress thing.
I thought about doing a Banana Republic dress but Hondu also hated that name too :T 
I can never win lol XP
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Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, thank you so much :D
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Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Most welcome
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AiKoNaishinno Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow! It's a wonderful drawing! *.*
So beautiful :love:
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg! Thank you~!! :iconasdfghbeeplz:

I'm glad you saw it and liked it Q7Q
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
omg this is a beauty BUT IT MAKES ME SAD TOO POOR HONDURAS QAQ
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel you but hey, I have hope that Hondu will make it through somehow VvV

its why I tell my Honduran relatives that they have the balls of steel man QwQ

But thank you deary~! The effects on the pic was the thing that took me a long time to make XD The linerat and base colors took me about four hours tops (I was on a roll that night XD)
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HagenMochaCrystal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Artist
Wow! This is beautiful!
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: ah, thank you dear Q7Q)/
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HagenMochaCrystal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Artist
Your welcome keiko ^^
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Spirit-Okami Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I need to do this too. *_*
I really love how you drew this very inspirational.
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LKeiko Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thank you Spirit Q7Q :iconletmehugyouplz: AND YOU MOST CERTAINLY DO!!!!!

I was actually inspired myself by a photo I saw (which reminds! I forgot to mention it in the artist comment).

that and not only did I want to do an underwater piece, but I wanted to talk a bit about the murder capital of the world thing
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