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+FE OC+ Caged Queen by firead +FE OC+ Caged Queen by firead
Stress relief piece I did to get rid of my bad mood that has been floating around the past the week.
This piece is after Cosette becomes Queen of Nohr by marrying Xander, the dress she is wearing is one that she wears as queen though not all the time (she finds it in the way for the most part but wears it when necessary). The idea of a 'Caged Queen' comes from the fact that Xander (or more specifically, Marx) is very possessive. To him, Cosette belongs to him and him alone but at the same time, he wants to give her everything, spoil her rotten and make it so that she happy because of him. That is why Cosette looks so happy and content, because she doesn't mind his possessiveness, she doesn't accepts it and he makes her so happy. I know it doesn't sound like the best of relationships, but please consider reading an in-depth analysis I made on them to understand it completely before you judge:
Xander/ Cosette Relationship

I would love a critique on this one though! <3

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IrissenNii Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
Please ignore the fact the response is super late I'm working down my list -fails-

I really love how the dress ended up to, that she has her own color but the black of Nohr on the back is just perfect. I also like how you kept in mind both of the Xander/Marx version. Personally the darker, possessive theme really suits his character and how Cosette ended up.
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firead Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lol

I took your advice with using the black and purple colors as accents. it really changes the white feel when you line it with black instead of gold.
I adore the darker and possessive side of Marx but I also adore the awkwardness of Xander and since they are the same character, I can combine them together <3
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IrissenNii Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
Well you are still the one that made the suggestion work!
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firead Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
But i would have never gotten it this well without you <3
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Yuminari Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love the details you put into this art also that you tired to draw it in perspective!! :heart:
I think it turned out to be really good!! :D :hug:
Her face is beautiful and her clothes is just gorgeous. The colours also fits so well with the background! 
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Perspective is hard, I was so worried it wouldn't come out right otl ;A;
She almost glows, but I don't hate that part of it
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Jusace Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY!!! Is the piccu preview but finished!! Cosette looks incredible dear!! I loved so much the perspective and how you drew the dress! is a very cute style and also the colours suits she so much!! The flowers are really cute too :heart: 
Also liked the idea about caged Queen, and the relationship with Xander, if this made she happy and accept it, isn't bad, and finally, finally see she married with Xander :heart: This serious guy needs love XD
Also, noticed how pure she looks with the dark ambient.... I loved this contrast so much :heart: 
You need draw she more with this dress, she looks completly beauty!!! Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1] 
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much hun!! <3 Her dress is a design I am very happy with even though I know i can improve on it.
I'm so happy you like their relationship, I was worried it wouldn't seem right. Xander needs all the love he can get, he read does ;A;
Cosette's colors really do make her stand out, that's for sure! I will definitely be drawing her in this dress more! <3
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xPlushie-Ninjax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She looks beautiful :iconawwwplz: I love that dress. It is very fitting for a Queen of Nohr.
And that is such a sweet  expression
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much.
For this piece, she needs to look as happy as can be
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xPlushie-Ninjax Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :huggle:
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Oumimin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see no problems in their relationship ;A;!
actually I loved how possessive Xander is,
I also understand why cosette is conetent since the women loves when the men sees nothing but her in his eyes
talking about the piece, ahh I loved the angle it fits the pose so much !
the dress colors are lovely and the roses adds more romantic mood
Good job hun <3
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much.
I wish Xander's possessiveness had shown more in the English translation, it really dulled down his personality a bit when they didn't that in. Though Cosette's acceptance of his possessiveness isn't that shallow. As I said in the analysis, Cosette is very openly accepting of everything around her, she just lets it come as it goes. Someone could be constantly sending her death threats for no reason and she'll just say well that's that.
Thank you so much
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Minamow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pretty cosette :heart:~
I love how she looks with the dress of Queen, she is actually very pretty with her normal hairstyle but she looks even more cute with the hair like that! u v u
The idea is very good- the roses and the BG are amazing , to be honest I love her relationship with Xander because I can imagine them :_D 
I'm so so happy seeing more of this cutie ; v ;Just now, I need her and Xander in a piccu ahaha :iconlazypoolplz:
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you~
Cosette keeps her hair up in a bun so its not in the way when she fights but Xander loves it when its down so she wears it down more often after they get married. Its also less for her to do in the morning though she can do her hair up in her sleep (which is how she is in the morning)
If I draw something with Nohr, I've gotta add roses to it XD I'm happy you like her relationship with him ;A;
I'll get art of them up soon, I've got the start of an image sketched
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curlyspoon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh such a beautiful piece! :heart:
She looks very beautiful, it's so well done. Great work! <333
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Really pretty :lovely: 
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Juangarcia1234 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Great job love the lore and design of the character keep up the great work
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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StrategistColonel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think I can write a long, detailed critique, but I can write an overly long comment. 

This is an amazing picture. The position is nice, and the piece as a whole is well drawn.
Along with that, I really like the design of both Cossette, and her dress. 
Lastly, I like the little things in it. Mainly, Cossette's Blade, peeking into the picture, and the roses that, I  assume are a reference to the roses that decorate the chapter title cards in conquest. 
Overall, a wonderful piece you should be proud of. 
Keep up the great work. 
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!
I'm glad you like the dress, I was worried about that ;A;
The roses are there for two reasons: One, because roses do represent Nohr and is probably their national flower. Two, because of their meaning. Red roses signify love and passion and can also mean lust which has to do with Xander's affections towards Cosette.
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StrategistColonel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah... I got an affection vibe out of the picture...
The dress kinda reminds me of a wedding dress, actually. 
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I was aiming for so I'm happy about that!
This one isn't her wedding dress. Cosette's main colors are gold and white to start with but I added Nohr's black and purple colors to the dress so she matches the country's scheme as the Queen. Her actual wedding dress has more of her main colors in it.
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StrategistColonel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still, I kind of assumed Nohrian wedding dresses wouldn't be white...
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Its hard to tell because unlike in Awakening we don't actually get a bride class. Then again, the Hoshidan bride outfit would be totally different from Nohr due to cultural differences. But we also have to consider what region they are based on, even if Nohr is technically the 'black' country, a white wedding dress could still be tradition and it could be that a black wedding dress is tradition. I think it really depends on your head canon. I could go either way with theories and head canons but I also like to consider Cosette and what she wears, which is mostly white clothing, she would probably enjoy a white wedding dress.
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StrategistColonel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I'm sure that if Nohrian wedding dresses aren't white, Cossette would change that...
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firead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cosette breaks a lot of norms and there can be a lot of personal opinion placed into things like a wedding dress. Like I doubt Arete went through with all of the traditional wedding procedures when she first married Garon. Its obvious in her outfit that she still held true to Vallite colors, much like Mikoto so I wouldn't be surprised if her wedding dress resembled them as well. About the only ones who would really complain about something like the wedding dress are the noblemen in the courts.
though I do agree with you, knowing Nohr's culture and the way the culture was developed, things like white clothing probably weren't instituted into the royal colors due to the fact white was associated with Hoshido. I wouldn't be surprised if white was mostly seen and worn by commoners but then again, in pictures of Nohr's capital, we see a lot of beige clothing which isn't uncommon for commoners to wear.
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