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We are right here... by KaleiC We are right here... by KaleiC
Been racking my hands for nearly a week to finish this pic. Finally got a chance to show my lurve for the Norland Calgara arc during Skypiea which is still my absolute favorite OP story.

The Lvneel Kingdom's architecture is really spiffy! But a bitch to draw >_<

Full view for the detailness.
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ReevoVevo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
Why must you make me sad gdi 
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Darklinksminion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
my most Favorite Arc in the Series
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KaleiC Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely same.
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Rock-Raider Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
You have done a bang-up job, I must say.

I certainly think it's not fair that Montblanc Norland's family has been taunted and persecuted as "liars" for 400 years because of Norland and Shandia.  I certainly hope the makers of One Piece don't plan to leave things like that.
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Vadu20 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Have you used the reference image?
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:iconkaleic:
KaleiC Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmnope, this was from memory.
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Vadu20 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
congratulations is really well done!!
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MermaidNinja Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
If Noland had returned to Shandora, his king would have had everyone slaughtered just to get the gold.
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EpiCookies Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly amazing.
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UsoppLover4EVER Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind but I colored this for you...
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Do you think it's good? :iconrlyplz:
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:iconkaleic:
KaleiC Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's outstanding!
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UsoppLover4EVER Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks! ^///u///^
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drognen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
That flashback was so awesome, and this pic just nails norland and calgara.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I wish this did happen!
That whole story arc reminded me of Pocahontas. (I'm sure I'm not the only one. :) )
It was a good arc.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Scratch the "I wish this did happen" part. I just finished the flashback and learned that this is supposed to be their deaths, not Calgara trying to save Noland.
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KaleiC Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, sad but great moment I say.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, very sad. :(

One of the few moments were I feel sorry for a snake (Nola).
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angelicink Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel a little late in commenting this pic but I love it it's one of my favorite One Piece flashbacks ever it's so saddd T^T
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KaleiC Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will see your late comment and raise you an even later reply! Thanks, it's defo my fav OP flashback.
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Himura-mechniza Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good work! I love all your graphics a lot!! :heart:
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bishiboy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
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its so beautiful. I love it. that story line made me cry so much and now your work of art is bringing them back. it truly show the manly friendship, its so full of emotion. 100 out of ten
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Retributionz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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sogekiou Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Writer
I adore this.

It's my second favorite flashback, and only because I have a deep personal investment in the Tom's Workers one... ahem...

But it's probably the saddest story in all of One Piece.
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aman216 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007   Filmographer
Two words: Bad ass
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Minorea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this, I love this, I love this.
I love this :D

This is so great, I havenät never seen anything like that. You draw exactly like Eiichiro Oda. Calgara looks himself, Norland too. I love you style and this picture is awesome.
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ESProtra Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
So awesome. I adore all your OP pictures but this one is just WIN.
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oh wow...that's awesome...
That was such a sad story. ;_;
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Zsage Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
This is awesome! Very detailed.
It's such a sad story, especially this part...(wipes away tears) a great pic to a great story!:love:
There aren't enough Kalgara and Norland art(or fics) on the internet. (sight)
:+fav:
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Mipeltaja Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
"We are right here"
In the right circumstances, those words alone are enough to make me want to cry.

Tell me, why did I never add this to my favourites?
*fixes that*
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Redmadman3000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
The life we lead will often link with the lives of others, forever knitting every man woman and child in a chain of destiny that stretches over the horizon that is the future. Every new generation is the chains new link, as such one link cannot exist without the one before it, and the shape of the link shall be forever forged by the one before it.

Once again Oda proved to be a great inspriration to my writing and my cartooning... especially with this part of the Skypeia arc. you repeatedly and excellently capture the mood of his characters and stories, many kudos tossed your way.

and I think were both grateful that 4kids will not be allowed to touch skypeia further than the dubbing of the games. as long as Toei TV keeps being mad at them.
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Cotteruscottus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This was my 2nd fav story <first is Arabasta ;]>...
Awesome pic, really :love:
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grand-line-vine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
Hello there! This is the watcher account for the One Piece fandom newsletter Grand Line Vine here to inform you that this story/art was chosen as an Editor's Choice piece for Issue 1 (July 28, 2006). This means that one of our editors thought this art was awesome enough to feature specially in our Editor's Choice section, where editors may pick only three pieces of fanart each weekly to feature. We apologize for our delay in informing you of this honour, but we hope you are glad to hear that we love your work!

To read the recommendation left by megalotro, the editor who recced you, please go here. You can also browse the issue of Grand Line Vine in which you were featured, and if you would like to learn more about Editor's Choice and how it works, that information is also available.

This account is used by all editors on official Grand Line Vine business, but I would like to leave off here and say a few words as justira, the Editor in Chief.

Oh god am I glad this got recced, and if Tro hadn't gotten to it, I would have. The Kalgara and Norland story ties for my favourite thing about One Piece, ever. The other contender is Water Seven, and knowing how much I adore Water Seven...! Regardless, their story just makes me BAWL, and this pic just captures the essence of that so beautifully! It just conveys so much raw emotion. I love it. I'm also very impressed with it technically, with the amount of detail and the wonderful composition. I love the transition between their two worlds, especially. Overall, one of my favourite pieces of One Piece fan art!
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KaleiC Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah I'm flattered, guys! Glad ya liked the pic. Really good to know it invoked the same emotion I felt when reading their story for the first time. :) Thanks a bunch for the feature and the kind words!
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grand-line-vine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
You're quite welcome! We look forward to seeing more great One Piece art from you!
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Sassy-Uke Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006   Traditional Artist
Whoa. AWESOME detail and concept... T_T That story made me cry.
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ameru Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006  Student General Artist
awwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome TT0TTb
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:iconkaleic:
KaleiC Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
XD <3
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Lady-Darkdaisy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
*sparkly eyes*
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StrangeOnePirate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, just awesome. It's amazing how much detail you put into your art, especially the expressions and the backgrounds.

Plus that was one of my favorite flashbacks. So sad...
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justira Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
I've always loved these two, and up until we hit Water Seven, that story was my very favourite thing in OP. Ever.

That said, I really love this - it's one of my favourites in your gallery, and I like the vast majority of your stuff too much to pick many favourites ^_^

As always, amazing inking technique, and ridiculous amount of detail here. Excellent, excellent job *faves like mad and saves to hard drive to boot*
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:iconkaleic:
KaleiC Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
God yes. Norland and Calgara were narrowly ousted by Franky's flashback as my favorite story in OP. Glad you like :)
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justira Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
Hey, would you kill me if I gave colouring this a go? I sorely need the practice, and until I go and buy myself a new scanner that's actually meant to scan art, I'm not going to be able to upload decent lineart of my own -_-;;
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:iconkaleic:
KaleiC Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, go for it XD
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justira Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
Thanks ^_^

I'll let you know when I'm done, if you want to see what the result looks like.
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:iconkaleic:
KaleiC Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Hellz yeah!
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nove Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2005
AHH OMG SO MUCH DETAIL O___O~ So awesome. I love the hair on the ...well all the detail on the guy in the back <3 the trees but wow o__o I love how there's so much depth to the shading like in the woods and the building in the background and the hills and trees. even the dock eee your woodgrain looks so neat *__* excellent job lol
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Ixionix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
Your excellent at landscapes too :thumbsup: I really like their expressions, and that fine lineart too (I wish I had a nice clean style). reminds me of drawing more one piece art...

keep it going, you've got great op art. more comments to come
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persephohi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ha! I FIANLLY remembered to comment on this drawing. Bad me! I've really really liked it since I first saw it yonks ago. The composition, the detail, the emotion and body language of each of the figures, and I think my favorite part is how soft the lettering is in the corner. Very evocative and amazingly well-rendered. The funny part is, I haven't even read this part of the story yet and this picture moved me. Good job.
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HieiTheDarkGem Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Both 'o them all around rule.
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Asami-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004
I cant stop staring at the details...
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