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2020: Hidehiko Hoshino x me by Miriam

For White Day (a second Valentine’s Day in Japan on March 14th) 2020, my good friend, Miriam, drew me and my crush from BUCK-TICK, Hidehiko Hoshino, based on a dream she had of us. I call him Hidebear, and I go by Yuri-kun (particularly as a cosplayer, since I cosplay a boy most of the time, also named Yuri), while my other family pet name Nabi is on my blouse.

Scanned version:

BTS: Sakon-kun

My OC, Sakon, is an adapted version of Sakon from Soul Calibur IV who is one of Yoshimitsu’s confidantes – in 2009 I used to write a whole fanfic series based around the Manji clan, and since 2015 I’ve been rewriting those fics into an original series with help from Mikau dude @octobernocturne πŸŽƒ
That’s also around the time I got into Japanese music band BUCK-TICK thanks to Mikau, and fell hard for Hidehiko Hoshino who became an inspiration and face-claim for Sakon cos of their similar facial features between the game Sakon and Hidebear, as I affectionately call Hide. 🐻
OC Sakon is also inspired by my other crush at the time, Sam Winchester from Supernatural, and was given Sammy’s actor Jared Padalecki’s birthday too (July 19th). πŸ₯°
I admit, between the way me and Mikau co-write our OC Sakon, that he’s my de facto ‘ideal man’, even if reception from those close to me has been negative… Kinda like how Naoko Takeuchi wrote Mamoru Chiba aka Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon as her ideal man, and her friends couldn’t stand him, heh. πŸ˜…

Happy Birthday Hidebear 2020

Happy Birthday to Hidehiko “Hidebear” Hoshino-san! πŸ’— My crush from BUCK-TICK. Micky first showed me B-T in 2014, and I ended up getting into them by 2015. Once I saw Hide in the live “Mermaid”, I started to fall for him since he made me smile, and laugh again, after a long depressive period. He has shown me that you can follow your dreams at any age, and it is never too late to start a new goal with how he’s pursuing football {known as soccer in the States} in recent years. He has also restored my faith in God with his “I Am Holy Ghost Inspired” cap! In a way, I feel spiritually connected to Hidehiko, and his music; he always lifts my spirits, and makes me smile even on the saddest days of my life. I like to call him my Hidebear for making me so happy. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

As for my artwork of Hidebear, I used a photo of him that Micky recommended to me when I started my figure art studies! =^.^= πŸ’œ I drew it with a pencil, then inked it, scanned it, and coloured it in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0.

Sakon

Sakon_Realism
Sakon of the Eternity clan, a group of chivalrous ninja-thieves, from my story, Soul of Eternity, inspired by my old Soul Calibur fanfic novel series.

Edit – August 24th, 2021 – I found these WIP art pieces of Sakon-kun in my art folders:

So… as you can see, Sakon-kun started off with black hair – this is cos the Sakon he is adapted from in Soul Calibur IV has black hair, but as I was working on this art piece, I became inspired by Hidehiko Hoshino of BUCK-TICK (who resembles SCIV Sakon, and dyes his hair chestnut brown), and Sam Winchester from Supernatural (who is a brunette too) – these were my two crushes at the time I was rewriting my SC fanfics into an original series, so you get the picture of where I was coming from…

I was going to give Sakon-kun the name “Jared” after Sam’s actor, Jared Padalecki, when my art group was initially going to take my SC fanfics and rewrite them into a sorta crossover with our main graphic novel webcomic series (MQ is it’s project name for now; also known as Seasonal Wanderers at one point too), so the modern day Sakon-kun would’ve been named “Jared” with “Sakon” being his codename, kinda like how Sha-mitsu/Sha-Mina’s codename is Kagemitsu in the Manji/Eternity clan, but this was all retconned when we came to an agreement that my SC fanfics didn’t work in the modern day for… reasons.

The Japanese-style background behind Sakon-kun in one of the WIP art pieces came from the J-Pop channel on an internet radio I’d listen to all the time that Summer, and the cherry blossoms in the background in the final piece came from a photograph I traced and coloured over that me or Micky took when we were at the annual cherry blossom festival.

Here’s the speed-paint video I did of the initial version of this art piece, for those who are curious and want to see more: