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Jail bird blues by Tazi-san Jail bird blues by Tazi-san
Kinda sux when nobody believes you (except maybe one person) when you get locked up for something you didn't do. -_-

Okay, as for what he DIDN'T do... lol:

Tael was accused of being involved in Iris' kidnapping. It's kind of a guilty by association situation. He used to be a member of the Nightcrawlers, a gang (primarily canines) that terrorizes the north side of Caige City. Iris comes from a pretty rich family so the plot is pretty simple, hold her for ransom to get at her father, Professor West. :shrug: Iris' mother barely tolerates the ruffian friends her daughter hangs out with, so of course she was the first one to point the finger. As for the bruises...errr... in his days as a gang banger, he developed pretty strained relations with the cops ^^;

Summer, Tael's childhood friend is the only one who believes him. She manages to temporarily 'bail' him out-- the only way they are going to clear his name is if the duo goes after the real culprit themselves.

Story and chars (c) Tazia Hall
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:iconbradyyoung1982:
bradyyoung1982 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
i like it
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journihedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
SMOKER!!!! BAD SMOKER!!!! thankfully summer smacks him around some! (read the comments lolz!) and i love this pic! i actually printed it out at school^^
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think he does this anymore any way. Old concept =D
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:iconjournihedgehog:
journihedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
GURD!! :giggle:

i SO bet kaio does tho:D
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, Kaio definitely smokes.
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journihedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
:iconomgwhatplz: i knew that! it dont help his little problem in his life at all -_-
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cap has tried worse stuff, that's why he's even more messed up. That aside, he'd actually be a nice kid if he cleaned up his act.
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journihedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
0_0 oh lord. i just imagined what he's prolly tried
aww! and tael notices and and he {spoiler} :giggle: ...im not giving that surprise away ^^
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I deliberately keep Cap's issue vague in my own mind as well. It's not explicit in the story but you can see that SOMETHING is wrong with him. Yes, thank you . . . secret! *o*
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
At first glance you think that Teal belongs there. His body language is defensive and aggressive. On the left side of him is shadowed and deceptively sinister. But when you see his right eye and bruised face and the shadow of the bars over him, you realize how vulnerable he truly is.
The cigarette is therefore a mask and way of coping. He is trying to hide his pain and shielding himself.
.sorry I sound like a one of those analytical assays. Heck Id have more fun writing an assay on this work of art then the depressing literality crap in school.
Teal just pops out of the screen and I love that about this piece.
Keep up the good work.
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:O... wow.

And I think I'd be blown away by a whole paper because... you are, dare I say, ON THE MARK. You read this really well. The guy puts up a front but he's still a puppydog, heh.

Thanks sistah
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:iconstarstoryteller:
Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
all men are babies. They have to put up a front.
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:rofl: too true. Aren't they all just the cutest lil' things?
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:iconstarstoryteller:
Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
yaaaa I sapose.....Don't get me worng I love them but sometimes they need a good knock to the noogen.
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I concur *nods sagely*
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lunawings Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
so awsome favs+ I luv the look on his face reminds me so much of my character but he get's accused for somthing a lot worse then a kidnapping ( he didn't do it of corse) :D
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shoeshine159 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005
I really like this one cos of the lighting.

and guess what im gonna click that magic :+fav: button
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:iconmavet:
MaveT Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
Omigosh, that is awesome! :+fav:
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:iconfizzycat:
fizzycat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Wow, this is a beautiful peice! I really feel sorry for Tael. Great work!
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:iconalex-sukehiro:
alex-sukehiro Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks adorable in an "I don't care" kind of way...:D
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
OMGSH you nailed it!
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alex-sukehiro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: yay!!
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Vampirella87 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Pretty! Good job :heart:
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shortcake Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Aww, poor Tael ;-; *extinguishes his cig then hugs him*

Awesome work ^^! Now I'm interested in what he didn't do.. heh..
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PuppetChaos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
I favorited this but forgot to comment. Silly me.

Part of the reason I like this is that he IS smoking... I mean, after being practically propagandized my whole life to believe that smoking a single cigaratte is a crime on par with exterminating half of a third world country... I just get tired of nicey-nice..niceness.
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Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, thanks =D

Naw, that's silly. It's more or less a crime against one's self. -_- Most of my aunts and uncles smoke and it's not helping the diseases that they already have, like lupus. One of them even coupled it with alchohol... Though I'm proud of two of them: my uncle became a Christian and was able to drop smoking both cigarettes AND weed after well over 4 decades. (found a much healthier addiction :D) And my aunt who is sick with lupus stopped as well, saved the money she would use to buy cigarettes and bought a diamond ring for herself as a testament :w00t:

It may not be genocide but if given time, this stuff can definitely mess us up bad >_<. Not to mention it stinks, bleh.
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logan-bp Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
but that's just how the world is somethings, a bit mean unfair place. I simple love your style and work, even if i don't comment much... remember i used to tell sipp i wanted to be like you when i grow up... or shrink up as she'd correct me x3
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
*snicker* :giggle:

And true, that's how the world is but that's not how it should be, y'know =D
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Danny-Haymond-Jr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I loke it alot...
What "didn't" he do?
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Y'know what? I think I'll add that in the artists comment ^^
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Michelay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Professional Writer
BTW: looking at it again, I think that the cigarette is too skinny. To me it looks more like a . . . well, not a cigarette--if you catch my drift.
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:icontazi-san:
Tazi-san Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:paranoid: *pounce*:glomp: *covers her mouth*
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Michelay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Writer
*giggles mischeivously*
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
I can relate to that... I won't bother you with that, though.
Very cool picture! :nod:
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Linjinkz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
I like the whole cigar thing, pretty spicy lol >_O
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:iconlinjinkz:
Linjinkz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
I like the whole cigar thing, pretty spicy lol >_O
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clashmecha Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
Awesome work.
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:iconhazrak:
Hazrak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
Awesome effects and such. And yes, it DOES suck when no one believes you. Even IF you tell the truth.
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SSJVToast Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
sweet, i like the mood.
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:icontaijimana:
taijimana Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
Love the style! suits the theme very well and the perspecive is pretty cool too. nicely done :heart:
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:iconmizzshan:
mizzshan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks nice :) like the gritty look ^^
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:iconmichelay:
Michelay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Professional Writer
KKKAAAA!!!! So nice!!!! YOu did such a good job making it all dirty and grungy. Maybe I just haven't seen enough of your art, but this is a style I've never seen before. 'Tis perfect for the emotion you're trying to convey. Perfecto!
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SEVIR04 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
NOOOOOOUUUUU!!!!!!!~! YOU SCARED my puppy's image NUUU!!!!!!!!!! i let it goe with souke's teen drinking(which is not cool) but this this has gone to far not tael.... not the mischievious puppy dog NOOO!!!! whats next goody girl iris being found in an over age dance club??? (Right as if) LOL!!! what am i saying this pic rocks my favorite dog shows that he's an even bigger bad @$$ with this smoking thing. but thankfully it's only short lived i dont think i'd like him surrounded by a cloud of smoke for summer and iris's sake.... the whole darkness and and murk cell thing u got going on gives for a feel of that Akon song "locked up" LOL!!! i love the light shining on his close and face... and those bruses ouch those cops really ruffed him up... very nice this show us that breaking rules, leads to some scary consequences, and that crime life isn't for us, very nice moral even though it was un intended...^^
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Godsartist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it good job
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Son-Neko Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
true, but maybe he was locked up for killing someone with second hand smoke.
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:iconjustkippers:
JustKippers Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
Ooh, that's awesome. :D Poor fellow, can't help but sympathise. I believe him! =P
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jamindavey Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way the shadow of the bars falls over the face and shirt. Nicely done. Pencil adds a touch of grittyness to it too. Great work.
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animalloz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Student
heheheh, ur line work and shading are both amazin! very well done ^_^
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ssapphire123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
Awww, poor Tael ;__; *hugs him and kidnaps him forever more* ~:heart:
Awesome drawing <3<3 I love how you use them pencils! x3
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niteshayde Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
Yay you drew eet ^_^

The poor poor Tael ;o; He look so miserable and full of despair. Great job on that, hon XD;;

Also you did the shadows of the cell bars perfectly against his face and clothing =D

Poor thing ;_; He has brusing on his face. Cursed cops <<

One thing though O_O I didn't know he smoked :O ....and, how would he get cigarettes in a jail cell?
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