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cement by Fukari cement by Fukari
when Chelle was 5, her parents bought a great dane puppy named Cezar. but Chelle named him Cement, because he was big and grey. they was inseparable - playing together, sleeping together, she treated as her best friends and had more fun playing with Cement than with other kids. but that's why she had big problems with finding her place in school society. Chelle was good girl. nice and cheerful. but she didin't really care for other kids, didn't wanted to play with them. Cement was the one who mattered. that's why other kids started to think that she's kinda weird... but she didn't care.

but great danes live very shord. Cement died after 7 years, when Chelle was only 12. she was strongly depressed, as much as only kid could be after losing best friend. she started to be quiet, sad, apathetic. rarely smiled. she didn't have other friends and her sister Rita was quite popular girl in school, so she felt even worse. one day school teacher called Chelle and her parents to say, that Chelle has all symptoms of depression and should be covered by the psychogist care. for a few years she had reguar meetings with psychologist. but she still had problems with other kids, she just didn't know how to act, how to make friends.

after years she changed a bit, grew up and started to fix everything. she gain some self-confident, started to work in dog shelter, and even she has some friends now.

(sorry for my poor english. hope you're able to understand what I'm trying to say. also I make a lot of typos so sorry for that..)
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Snoglepoo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love to have dogs see you grow upPuppy-love :D 
szamocahh Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
I simply love your art. I am a silent fan =) visiting your page recently for ages, and just wanted to tell you that your job means a lot to me. Chelle is my fav character- Maybe because she is just like me =D I am chubby, a natural redhead with freckles, forever an animal lover, my dreamjob is working in an animal shelter. I had a dog when i was 2 years old named Totó, a rottweiler, he was my best friend, my life, i was totally broken when he left me... the same story =) So... It's just good to know that Chelle has a happy ending, so do I =)
Thank you Fukari
Winyletitpanda Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm just dying from cuteness right now
>///< Chelle is definitely my favorite character among your OCs
sarielv Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Foulmouthed-Fangirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Reminds me of my own buddy, Pogo.
We grew up together from the age of six months onward. Luckily, I had more time with him than Chelle did with Cement- he got to fourteen! But I do miss him sometimes. I remember doing everything in this picture with him.
francybel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
so cute!! <3
ApricotVixen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student
I love Chelle, her story is so original and different. As she grows up, it gets even better. :-) How did she get into roller skating? 
Shy-Sniper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful story! Don't worry, your English is pretty good.
MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You draw the most loving, joyful faces... It inspires me just as much as it makes me envious, haha! Wonderful work as always!
chana080310 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Basically my life story, only with an Irish Wolfhound. Big dogs = Big Hearts + Short Lives :(
Katakana1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
The drawings looks great. And the story is both very nice and sad.
zurugashikoi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
actually I know that feeling.. I was 14 when my 17-year-old (!) cat died. he had cancer.. he was the most patient and the kindest creature I've ever met. I played with him a lot when I was small and didn't really care about other kids. he was my best friend and my patron. with his beautiful, light-red, long fur he almost looked like a lion. he was with me when I was sad or happy, when I cried he came to me slowly -as he always walked around- looked in my eyes as he would ask: "What's the problem, dear?" I was so lucky to know him. even now, years after his death I'm always crying thinking of him.. even right now. 
(sorry for the story, I could resist to write it down)
hackney5 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I had my dog practically my whole life. My sisger euthanised him 4 years ago and I only found out two weeks ago...
Lillium32 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awh this is adorable :OO :heart:
BigSushiCat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woaah cute
Blind-3nvy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rookie141 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my i don't want to think about what happends when my dog dies :c
sad story, but nice ^^
PyroFloral Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww so cute
back to being serious this si a great drawing i love the style and the matching bracelets
ariel5108 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so adorable. I love the matching friendship bracelets <3
cupcake200 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ayame6464 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You should do something like this with a horse! I have a bay gelding and he's my best friend!
etoare Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Photographer
I had finally hit rock bottom this turned my luck around its an amazing feeling to have money to blow just picture the possibilities
breakingreflections Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
i cried a little at this because ive lost my best friend this year too. his name was indi and he was a border collie, he was unusually large for his breed but he was beautiful. i always love your art and this really connected to me and makes me miss my friend alot. these pictures are just like how my dog and i spent our time, right up untill this year when i held him as he died from cancer. i hope you know what a brilliant artist you are xx
argumanizh466 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Artist
aw cut3
Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Cuteness factor overload alert! XD This is so warm, down to earth and perfectly capturing innocent moments lost. Expressions both human and canine are full of pure untampered joy, this really gives "halcyon days" its full definition. And especially kid Chelle glomping Cement in the 2nd pic.... daaaaaaaawwwwwww~ *snuggles* :love:

Gushiness aside, I also find that the detailed backstory provided here only makes this piece all the more complete; yes her dark school years are yet to be drawn but grasping the contrast between the art & desc. text helps one brace themself for the powerful thrust of journey through her life while still keeping true hope that it will turn out bright (as is the case given this pic: [link] ).

This art may seem slight mundane but its nonetheless essential in helping develop her story and giving your universe realistic gravity alongside the usual fantastic. Thanks a Lot for further sharing her story here! :star:
18o5 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really touching; he looks just like my great dane mix, and I could ever imagine living without him.
Ariade Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such thing I need as Pictures for my lovley cat!
Diini Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This story really touches me. It's just like me and my old dog Buckwheat growing up. I got him when I was three and he lived for 18 years, he was my best friend... my everything. I had no idea how to make friends after he died and even to this day it's still really hard for me. Dogs are the best. Thank you for this <3
Abetwabe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love her. Looks like it would be a really good cartoon.
NepetaLejionh33h33 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awww, this is adorable!! >w<
fleoyulps Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
first, the drawings are so cutte! second , her story is sad but at least she got over it.
NYAN-puu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   General Artist
Awwww~!! Such a cute story~!! > w<~ :heart:
Tara05 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
That's why I'll never get a great dane, my heart wouldn't bear it. D: Small dogs for life.

I wish you'd mention in the story's end that she found a new pet dog, even if it doesn't completely fill in the void of Cement in her heart. </3 I certainly hope he wasn't the only dog in her life.
JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something about this picture makes me keep going back to it and looking at it. It becomes very bittersweet when you read the caption below. Good job with the emotions and movement in the picture.
Tsukimogori Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
on spanish cement is cemento, and it's as well an acrostic used on schools
Como Eres Muy Especial Nunca Te Olvidaré
(I'll never forget you, because you're really special )
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful art
pretty how she and the dog interact
dogtired Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG!! On the last pic they both have friendship bracelets on!!!
crazy-sweetcup Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cute but also so sad.
Eveei Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so sad and lovely.. I know how she feels actually.. Since I'm in this kind of mood these days.. I've lost my kitties and it is sad for me sometimes.. right now my other cat is sick and I feel so worried tho the doctor said I shouldn't be worried... also I was bullied which left a trauma in me.
But hopefully I'll end up like her and get my self confident back :3

(also.. you should give her a new pet now again! (if she doesn't have one already xD ) ) <3
SamanthaArnold Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww that's so sad. :( I know how she feels. I suffered from depression before to. I still am not completely recovered.
MoonLight17nmg Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww! cute! love the story too
GlobbyTheDino Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful...
Atropaminor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
pure love :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
aww poor chelle! this is great!
Aliazanetsu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
poor Chelle ! I really like her <3 hope to see more of her ^^
Aakami Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this puppy might be thye most adorable thing ever.
And the story is very sad and touching :c
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Hizashilikespeanuts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
I'm not english and i can understand your story, that's cool :3 Well, this is pretty sad, but also kinda cool and sweet, awesome ! ^-^
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