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Club-Tutu: April 1 2009 by elfgrove Club-Tutu: April 1 2009 by elfgrove
#Club-Tutu Gallery: [link]


Well, it's about THAT time.
Fessing up and all.

This was a piece created, in part, to be the promotional image for the next :iconclub-tutu: contest. [link]
But not really.
The contest, where the members would submit art or fiction of the Princess Tutu characters as genderflipped steampunk versions of themselves, never really happened. It was an April Fool's Day joke :iconasatira: and I decided to play.

Long story short:
We had come up with some prompts for the next contest to be voted on by our members. In the midst of discussion about the topics, Becky decided to combine two in order to see how many votes it would get. It eventually got the least votes. We had decided, prior to the results, to take the loser of the poll and use that as a joke. It was a not too surprising pleasure that this lost and got used.

Despite being a joke, I think the promo art itself is actually a pretty nice collaboration piece on our parts.
=Asatira did the pencil and inks, and I did the digital colors.
Her sepia-toned version of the piece can be seen here: [link]

The chibis at the bottom are my own addition to round out the announcement of the prank.

Thank you to everyone who played along, and we'll see you for the REAL contest in May.
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pinkemogirl133 Apr 16, 2009
I can`t stop laughing when i look at fakir!!! Anyways it is very good!!! (scrolls back up) BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
elfgrove Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
Aw! You had me fooled. I even whipped up some art for it yesterday and it was surprising how easy it was to come up with girl-Mytho.
elfgrove Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems we duped quite a few folk. I think we expected more skepticism than we actually received.
But when a trick results in such pretty and creative work, it's hard to feel too bad. Thank you for finishing and sharing your piece.
Sure thing. ^^
Asatira Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, the chibi's are so cute.
elfgrove Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aren't they though?
lol I kind of actually want to do this plot now. XDD
elfgrove Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Which I fully encourage! Although crack, I think the concept has merit!
InuLeeli Apr 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Oh I :heart: your chibis! Ahiru looks adorable, and Fakir is just Hilarious! Mytho and Rue look like they're having a little too much with this. XD
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