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If Only We Were... by YoukaiYume If Only We Were... by YoukaiYume
"The Clan will always be there for you...I will always be there for you..."

"I know."

"If only we were..."

"Shhh. We are what we are."


--Gargoyles, Season 2 Episode 44: The Gathering


Goliath and Elisa, the modern day "Beauty and the Beast" from Gargoyles (I'm on a roll!). My oldest and truest OTP.

Arguably my favorite "moment" between these two is the one mentioned above, right when Goliath takes Elisa home after their Avalon Adventures. It defines what I love about their relationship so poignantly. They're both acutely aware of how they both feel about each other, but know that they can't move anything beyond friendship due to obvious complications. (Species, Society, Convention, a future with children, etc.)

I wanted to capture the tension and longing between them; Goliath the more willing to show his affection, and Elisa trying to ignore the obvious.

Stroking hair is the Gargoyle equivalent of Kissing.

Sorry for the rant. I am a fangirl, yes. 8D This was done partly because I wanted to do a picture where they aren't rainbows and open tenderness with each other. That's what I like about them. They're subtle, and it's the subtlety that makes it more meaningful.



If you haven't watched or read Gargoyles, do it. DO IT NOW. (Find the dvd's and comics on Amazon)

p.s. YES these two eventually do get together (watch the show and read the comic continuation for their happy ending ^^)
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:iconnasciequine:
NasciEquine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist
YEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! 90'S KIDS WHERE YOU AT?!?!?
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:icondamej:
Damej Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gargoyles FTW! I thought it was just me now
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toomanyfandoms39 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHIIIIIPPPPPSSSSSS
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Andresome Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
OMG. *sniff* *sniff* This is so awesome and beautiful!!! I love it!!! I love this OTP! 
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sandyx19 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So I wasn't the only one with this OTP. *wiping a tear away*
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:iconmoon-shadow-1985:
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
ENCORE! 

:happybounce:
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:iconcharlee1:
charlee1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
YESSSSSSSSS! You described perfectly the reason why I love them together! Beautiful. 
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SillyWriterGall Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
how many comics are there ig got tow of them but if there are more :O
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loverofmynight Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Amazing! I loved this ship!! I thought everyone forgot this show!!
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DeathofInk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
But in the end they embraced that love and got together! I love Disney for making that happen. :D
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FemmjowGrimmKitty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THIS!
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NybCR Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
This is a brilliant picture - the atmosphere of the picture, the expressions on their faces, longing warring with the barriers between them. I absolutely love it.
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This their dynamic so well :aww:
"Beauty and the Beast" :giggle: Remember the Halloween episode where Elisa was Belle?
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Love this couple!
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bunnicustard Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aahh, I love this. You captured what I adore about their relationship, so tragic....and you say they get a happy ending in the comics??? I was unable to get all of them, I think I got up to number 6...I must track down the others somehow!
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Wolf-Chalk Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got the other issues 7 and onward, maybe I can post pictures for you if you haven't found anything x3
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FoxyChinadoll Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I am understanding your love for Elisa and Goliath..I have also been a fan of these two for years. Thank you for making such wonderfully beautiful scenes of them together.
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Ada-Erika Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I watched Gargoyles few years back but now that I want to watch the series again YouTube says I can't watch because I'm from Finland D: I don't have my computer now. But maybe when I get it back I can watch it from some website
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inginuyasha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I really like the development of these two ^_^ wonderful job
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I remember this show
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jacoblover14 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013

I LOVE YOU FOREVER O.O  I absolutely love this couple.

You are totally right about the hair thing xD But I was so happy when Elisa kissed Goliath at the end of an episode one ^^

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ImmortalBond Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, and a true defining portrait for their relationship. I really love your style and I miss your gargoyles artwork.
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They eventually find a way to make it work.
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:iconneminine:
Neminine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I know how to fix their relationship! PUCK! I have a great lesson idea for Alex! Let me tell you about It...
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Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
i freaking love this show! its so cool funy and romantic! great pic!
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iceblonde Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My angels of the night!
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AlenaLeLeka Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
my old love!!! hahahaha!! like ur arts!))
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starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work!
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soovigon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TANSELL109 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
This is breathtaking! I've always loved these two together. Your art has definitely done them justice!

I'm unsure of there happy ending...I can't find the comics anywhere, what happens?
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Chibi-Drow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
*sniff*
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IronLion82 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You captured it perfectly
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hanafio Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Oooo...How I loved this show!
... I remember I was the only girl in my class who watched it XD
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I would be truly honored if you would allow the rite to use this, and any others that I believe are excellent as well, in my youtube video that dives into the passionate love between Goliath and Elisa. I will include putting your name in the credits and having a link to your DA page in the description. The video will be romantic, gothic, and awesome.
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Your art has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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Majeh4108 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Now this was a tv romance. Who says cartoons cannot evoke emotion?
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OX-CAB Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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Lynntendo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I loved this show! Goliath and Elisa are my OTP FOREVER. Fantastic piece.
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Dannie-K118 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the way you draw them.
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
And I have come back to this picture. I love it so much. Watched this episode again last night. Hey do you by any chance have any fanfics (good ones) about these two that you can recommend me? Happy New Year btw Yume.
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J-M-Smith-Artworks Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's these kind of couples that make it believable.
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MisterKid Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Ok ... let me just say this is fat out-Great! :D B-). Man!-I miss this show, it's really been a long time.
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drakenimmortal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Such a tender moment...you really felt for them both, spearated by their worlds...still, anamaing pair from an amazing show
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starxade Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Wonderful rendition!

I too found myself liking the series alot, the characters wee very easy to get attached to.
The voice actors were well chosen and the plot made an for an excellent modern day drama.
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HeavenlyEclipse Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Didn't she turn into a gargoyle for a bit?
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Feral-Neko Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Simply Lovely ^_^
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Di-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, what a pathetic f interspecies love ....
I love those moments when everything is clear, and the plot extends almost to the very end) and you're sitting and waiting anxiously when did they confess to each other .... so cute)
PS One of the most-favorite animated series ....)
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C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
The kiss at the end of Hunter's Moon was soooooo worth it after ALL of EVERYTHING. Great image, you can really see the emotion.
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Chibi-Seth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is pretty amazing!!! It's so sad that Disney didn't really go on with the story of Goliath and Elisa, but you're right - this is one of the most amazing moments of the show!!
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TheMoorMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love these two <3
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