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This month's :iconclub-tutu: contest theme is the Jazz Age. Incidentally I've been working on a Princess Tutu AU fanfic called An Uncommon Witness which is set in the 1920's, so this prompt was right up my alley. ;)

In my story Duck (I use the English name in the fanfic since it's set in 1920's New York City) witnessed a murder carried out by Mytho, a mobster who is a member of the the notorious Corvo family. Fakir is the tenacious detective who's trying to build a case against the Corvo, and tries his best to protect Duck, his star witness, much to her chagrin. If you're interested in having a peep, you can find it here: [link]

This picture is partly inspired by a scene from chapter 5. The phonograph pictured is a Victrola, made by the Victor Talking Machine Company. The two rows of music are the opening portion of the famous clarinet solo in Rhapsody in Blue, written by George Gershwin in 1924. Most people might know it from Disney's Fantasia, and it's my favorite piece of music from that era.
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AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist
I think all the records back then were 78 RPM and could only hold three minutes of music per side tops.
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Darcy06 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
ahhhhhhhhhhhh so sweet and cute. I love the colors!
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HopelessPandora Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Kudos to you! Your entry in the contest truly captures the Jazz Age by actually incorporating the fun and music present in that era rather than the leading fashion. Good luck in the contest!
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blueforestangelcat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the expressions here! X3 So cute!
Good job overall! :D
Uncommon Witness inspired, hmm? Lol, I was hoping for this! XD Chapter 5 was a fun one, lol...dance senario...fluff...*insert puppy-dog eyes*...does wants...*is promptly locked away withe the rest of the crazy fangirls*
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brookiet77 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
First of all I love this picture. :D Second I just read your fanfic (loved it!) but are you finished with it because chapter 14 didn't seem like the end to me.
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Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist
No, I'm not done writing "An Uncommon Witness" yet. This fanart was just inspired by a scene in chapter 5. :)
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brookiet77 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thanks. :) It's a really good fanfiction.
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Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you! Glad you like it. :D
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JulietsPuppY Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dance, Fakir Dance!
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Waifine Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GORGEOUS as ever! I was so hoping that you would draw for this prompt! Ah! All of your tutu art is so beautiful. Also, will you ever be released that Christmas booklet? Or any tutu facomics?
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Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Ahahaha... ^^; Yeah, I haven't been working on the Christmas story for a while now. I would like to make a fanbook for "An Uncommon Witness" someday like I did for "This Pendent Heart", with illustrations and such. But I feel like I should finish the Christmas Present doujin first...
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Waifine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, that would be AMAZING. I would love to see another one of your booklets! (Which is why I'm also still excited about the Christmas one...) but whatever you come out with first, looking forward! :)
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Artemis-Fowl-Geek Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome :D I happen to love An Uncommon Witness, which is how I came across your art in the first place, so obviously I love this picture too! I love that era of history :la: Beautiful.
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wanderingmage Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
It's like Tutu meets Nodame Cantabile!
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ChibiJirachi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Automatic fav because I love this song. :iconimseriousplz:

I really like the blues and textures you used. And I really like the details you put in here like the sheet music from something of that time period.
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Spwinkles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Too sweet! <3
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clair12300 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So pretty! And I LOVE your story! You should draw more scenes from it :)
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Nanenna Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought of your story immediately when I saw this month's prompt. Who wouldn't?

Awww... this piece is just so cute! It really suites them.
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Ejejel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*___* I love it. Simply beautiful
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Rathdrgnknight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Ah! One of my favorite Gershwin songs! Yes, I know it from Fantasia 2000, but that only opened up my world to Gershwin's music as a child. :D
Perfect for the setting and prompt!
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Waterdragon1654 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
What scene was that in Chapter 5. I can't seem to figure that out.
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Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist
What I drew didn't actually happen in chapter 5, but in it I showed that Fakir owned a Victrola and that both Fakir and Duck enjoyed listening to it. So it's kind of an offshoot from that scene. :)
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SapphireGamgee Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love Rhapsody in Blue, and using it here is perfect! :heart:
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iruccha Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
simply stunning! :heart:
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