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You're Not Alone by phantom-inker You're Not Alone by phantom-inker
I don't have a story for this; it was just an emotion that needed to be drawn, and I finished it off today. Several people have suggested stories, but I think I'd rather let the picture speak for itself. I had a name for her, and I lost it. I never came up with a good name for him.

(You're welcome to suggest storylines if you want. I don't think there's likely to be an official story for them, but you never know: If you inspire my muse, you never know what might happen.)

This is titled "You're Not Alone," and if you hear strains of the music from FFIX playing, you're not alone either. I had the piano version of the soundtrack playing on infinite loop while I was drawing. FFIX wasn't my most favorite Final Fantasy game, but it had one of the best soundtracks, hands-down. Nobuo Uematsu for the win :)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy them!

(If you would like to color them, I can make a high-resolution version of the lineart available. I don't know if I will color them myself, but if you'd like to color them, just Note me.)

Update! I remembered the name I gave her. I named her "Faith." I still don't have a good name for him, though; although we bandied around many particularly tree-like names like "Cedar" and "Ash" none seemed to stick.
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kenshirotakahashi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A simple question; how would cecaeliae reproduce? Would one of the male's tentacles be something called a hectocotylus, which is a modified tentacle with a long tube containing sperm? If so, would he insert said tentacle and/or tube into the place where the female's mantle would be?
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How sweet.
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Well, the sweater suggests she's recently transformed; perhaps (looking at the background) she and her (old) boyfriend were on vacation....... A local witch falls for him, and puts a curse on her to eliminate the competition?

But of course it has a happy ending, as we see.... 7@=e
world-of-zekira Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Oddly enough, in my World of Zekira history, there's at least a couple people born with limbs like these, and all the specific weirdness that would follow. Finding out that you're not the only one of "your kind" would be such a relief. :D
dubzac58 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whatdo they call these again?
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frequently, they're cecaelia. ...or octopus mermaids(men). Or octogirls(guys). Or octomaids(men). The jury's still kinda out on the name, so just go with what you like the best.
Un-Artistic Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
How do you pronounce 'cecaelia' properly?
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Suh - kay - lee - uh" is the easiest way to spell it out the first time. "Suh - kayl - yuh" is a better pronunciation, since it drops an unneeded syllable.
dubzac58 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man i really needed to know that. i might draw one my self one day. again thanks for the info.
RalphThebandit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
turned out great
Xweetara Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Ah yay, you finished it! ^^ The rocks they're sitting on look great. And I still love her cardigan ♥
IceColdSolixis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
My only worry with this: If I were a cecaelia, I would not wear sweaters like that. Then again, part of me has a bit of idea that cecaelia live underwater. Eh, I'm overthinking it. Good work.
kirby144 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Aweh, that is a really cute couple.
Captainface Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I think what happened was that maybe the Girl, I think I'll call her Sarah, was either born a cecaelia and faced discrimination because of such and meet the guy while visiting the beach one day and he comforted her on proving that there where people she could related or transformed into one at the beach from the guy because she felt lonely and no-one to be friends with

Just my ideas.
Deamorte Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looks good.
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