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:RH: We Sail on Borrowed Time by Tyshea :RH: We Sail on Borrowed Time by Tyshea


:bulletwhite: Ryan | Wallflower | 22 y/o | 5’6”
An honest but haunted young man dealing with PTSD and anxiety. Bisexual Japanese adoptee

:bulletyellow: Romaine | Flower of the dead | ? | 4’8”
The seemingly all-knowing landlady who misses her son more often than she lets on

:bulletblack: Panos | Forget-me-not | 40 y/o | 6’1”
A retired soldier struggling to rebuild his life with his young daughter. Eastern Orthodox Christian

:bulletwhite: Zoe | Baby’s breath | 5 y/o | 3'4"
a mysterious young girl who has problems communicating with people, especially her dad

:bulletyellow: Morgan | Fruit of hades | 31 y/o | 5’4”
A blunt and business-minded lesbian who struggles with paranoid schizophrenia. Takes care of her elderly mom

:bulletblack: Dominque | Wind in the willows | 25 y/o | 5’8”
An asexual poet with a charming personality and bad tendency to overthink. Clinically depressed



Romaine Hearts is a story about the tenants of an apartment complex, their heartbreaks, death, and rebirth

Anyone who recognizes this story will notice i changed some names. Panos and Zoe used to be Christian and Abigail (I wanted them to be more obviously greek so YEP)
Also for the others not listed: Dom is a Chinese/Korean mix, Mor is Black and Italian, and Romaine is Latina

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TheFlamingZebra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God you have no idea how much I love Romaine Hearts, more than ever now that I have an idea of their backgrounds. These are absolutely beautiful and I'm so so happy that you continue to develop this like you do. The designs are so lovely and concise and I really REALLY love that you did this set in black and white.

Excellent as always always always.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE THAT YOU LOVE ROMAINE HEARTS
ARGH
////ARGH////

The whole story is supposed to be b+w (well except maybe for the "real world" parts...ITS GONNA BE REALLY INTERESTING TO WORK ON)

THANK YOU I LOVE YOU I'LL BE SAYING I LOVE YOU FOR ALL THESE REPLIES I HOPE U R READY
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PastaMaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
RYAN'S A GHOST, CALLING IT BEFORE ANYONE ELSE DOES

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He has a TRIANGLE on his head *coughs Japanese stereotypes*
He has magic floating pretty flowers on him because ghost
HE WENT TO WAR SO THAT MUST MEAN DEATH???
YOU SAID HE WAS HAUNTED I SAW IT DON'T DENY IT

and that is all thank you and goodnight i love all these guys
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL very good job!
I didn't mean PTSD from war though...I think you got Ryan and Panos confused

But you are correct, I think you're the first person who picked up on it
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PastaMaker Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
:iconawwyeahplz:
  DUDE
DUDE
THAT'S AWESOME
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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2otaku Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
An integrating group, I look forward to more.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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FunSmilies Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014

Woah!

They are so cool =D

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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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FunSmilies Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Your Welcome =D
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:iconshiftix:
shiftix Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa
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ILoveYouDearestReap Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dominique's smile can break hearts.
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:iconquezecotyl:
Quezecotyl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
 But anyway, the meanings behind your drawings, like the flower representations and the back stories... it's all wonderfully interesting.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you again! I'm really happy to hear it :love:
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:iconquezecotyl:
Quezecotyl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Zoe is soooooo cute! I love your style. :)
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Areku23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hell, That Dominque fella is already looking pretty cool.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like her :D
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Areku23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh he's a she.

Sorry, I thought he was a feminine guy.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well you were wrong
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:iconareku23:
Areku23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm been exposed to too much eastern character designs.

The fella's be purdy. lol
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Nyxnightroad Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Writer
I empathize with Dominique so much.

This is sort of a weird comment, because it's really emotionally loaded, but thanks. To you, and Ai-Bee.
I recently came out as Asexual just this past summer and to see one of my all time favorite artists recognizing Asexuality, especially when it's not generally recognized... I'm crying right now, legitimate happy tears.

Thank you.
So much.
You and Ai are so inspirational to me, and have been since I started following you back with SaladDays was your big project. I've grown up so much because of your art and your views on the world and I've learned so much from you and Ai.

So thank you.
A thousand times thank you.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow...I don't know what to say..

Well first of all, congratulations on coming out as Ace! A lot of people don't understand Asexuality yet, so I'm really proud of you for being true to yourself.
It's mind-blowing that we were able to help you with that...and I'm really grateful that we could.

I don't know if you know, but two of my main characters in SalaDays are now Ace as well (Ash and Autumn) :)
Ever since I realized I'm still on the Ace spectrum myself, I've dedicated a lot of time to re-imagining a lot of stories with asexual and platonic themes...and it's just super encouraging to know that there are fans of mine who will appreciate that.
So thank you too, for sharing this with me
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KichouTenshi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Artist
I like how you related them to plants, I liked reading the little pieces about them in your comment :)
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear it, thank you! :)
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vai-russ Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Wow, I really love this character lineup, especially with Dom. You can really tell that this is a moodier and darker/more serious story than some of the other ones that you and Bee are working on. Can't wait to hear more about it and these characters and most likely have my soul crushed~ =u= -shimmersparkle-
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LMAO FUNFACT, sad and moody stories take up the majority of what I wrote before I met Bee.
I ended up dropping a lot of those stories but their dark themes all kinda went into RH so... I apologize in advance

THANK YOU THOUGH, I'm very happy you like it!
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vai-russ Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
ohhhh poor ty -pets- I guess Bee has very good timing then, doesn't she? ;u;

-gathers massive amounts of dark chocolate in preparation-
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, her timing is definitely the best ;v;
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Oyechi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I rly like how you drew Dominque hair and scarf :) it looks like it's being blown
to nothing (if that even makes sense orz lol) 
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It makes sense, haha! It's what I was going for, so thank you :D
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Oyechi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
No prob xD 
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TMorey64 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man this is super cool! :)
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TMorey64 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :)
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Azurenite88 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Goddammit Ty! I can never choose a favorite project of yours since you always blow me away when you show more. I was always curious about this one, so I am happy that you are showing more of it and its characters. Great diversity, with race, mental disorders, Im happy there is a depressed character there(sorry if that sounds horrible), will be interested to see how she works out. I also like the theme of flowers with each of the characters. As always, really excited to see how it turns out :D
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, this story seems to be one of the ones that I hide away the most :XD:
But thank you, glad you're excited for it!
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lucapocalypse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, again you blow me away with the undeniable amount of depth and tangibility your work has. The variation of their various mental states, body types, backgrounds and orientations help make this all the more immersive. That's about as professionally as I can put: "OMG THIS IS AIJSAFDAJDFAMAZINGKAJDFADF!!"
*brainfart*
See what you do to me!? 
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAHA, I'm blushing! XD
But seriously, thank you so much. I'm really flattered you think so :blushes:
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TheRedNinja22 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I love how Dominique and Ryan almost become part of the background, like they're fading away. It seems a bit sad but also very beautiful.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really happy you like the effect on both of them :blushes:
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Martafav Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist
It looks so interesting ^^
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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draw-my-heart-on Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I love Dominique *3* she really stands out because of the way she's drawn. the others have clear lines and shadowing and grey tones and she's blurry and only black and white. looks a bit like a ghost in the loveliest way possible. 
and the fact she's asexual <3
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, Dom isn't the only one with blurred lines, but she's definitely the most drastic. I don't know if you noticed, but they each have a variation of how blurry and unclear they are-- it's got something to do with the story :D
Glad you like how she turned out though! She's one of my oldest characters so there's a special place in my heart for her <3
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right in the proverbial feels
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Just as it should be >:')
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Rochioo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the character design, and how these characters have to face problems like those in real life as their sexuality, mental health .......... that allows us to identify with them ...... .
I hope to see more of the story!:heart:
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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