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Ware Wo Ai Suru Shura - undone by nocturnalMoTH Ware Wo Ai Suru Shura - undone by nocturnalMoTH
I've been working on this since last summer (not continuously) and I still don't consider myself done with it.

It's more difficult than I thought to draw an anime child realistic and still make him look anime-ish..! O_O
It makes him a bit out of proportions, methinks. I mean, huge eyes, tiny mouth and nose.. But as I said, I was just trying to make an anime/manga character realistic, and not drawing a human that'd look like him - that's such a difference.

And like most of you've already noticed, the character is Masashi Kishimoto's "Sabaku no Gaara" (w00t!)
Gaara is my absolute favorite character (and no, I'm not a crazy fangirl), his story touched me, and in some really strange and probably disturbing way I can really relate to him. I wanted to make a tribute to him that really portrayed the way he is and the way he feels - I hope I managed to do that. Also I needed a new wallpaper and couldn't really find any of Gaara that I liked :p (don't like this one either though, it's got too many flaws).

Despite the sleepless nights and painful wrists and frustration over not getting it right, I've really enjoyed working on this picture. My absolute favorite thing to work on was his scarification. I just LOVED picking on that wound ;p My second favorite thing was the eyes, and I just hated working on his nose and mouth, that was such a pain in the neck. Literally, because I have a very crooked way of sitting as I draw.. XD

But as mentioned, this picture still isn't done, but I'm putting it up anyway because I need some constructive criticism on what can be improved 'n stuff... ^^;
I know most of the flaws, but I don't really have much skill when it comes to drawing humans, or anime characters, so there are still some flaws that my eyes aren't yet trained enough to spot.. you know what I mean? It's often like that: I work on a drawing and maybe once or twice I'm actually a bit pleased with what I've done, but when I look at it some months later, it's just total and complete crap.. And that's because in those months I've gotten better than what I was back then. We always improve. So I'm guessing if I can' t find all the flaws now, I've either hafta go ask someone more skilled than me or just wait another 6 months to find 'em myself XD

..sorry, got carried away.


oh, and Full View to see the picture in full resolution with details 'n all! :D

art by: EMS/MoTH (Elise Marie S. / NocturnalMoTH) 2008
character (C) Masashi Kishimoto
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Before I start, your artwork it beautiful! you should stop going hard on yourself!
I think the eye was perfectly done in my opinion. also the blood dripping down from Garra's love tattoo/cut looks very realistic, same as the hair and tears.
the writing looks awesome! It reminds me of scratches of blood and nice quote.
You also achieved by making this anime character into a realistic human being. It is very hard to do that and I can't do it myself.
keep doing this and you will achieve more things in the future! keep up the good work! byes
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wolfprancis2bet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
love the realism with the coloring to add agony
NicolasCJ Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Awesome !
Impressive !
Sazawen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I don't want to judge or anything but you are not the owner of this picture... Well isn't it Orin69 who have done it? Or are you the same personn? 
devEboo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Your work isn't complete on this project so a critique would be premature. Your passion for the character and commitment ti the work shines through clearly in this rendering. Your work is beautiful and it is a reflection of your LOVE for the art form. Continued success. You've made a believer out of me. Cheers.
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LUWOLVESCAS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But but,,, i..
It looks damn done! :hooray: It's amazing! :dummy:
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOOOOOLYYYY :iconreactionplz:
dumblikeamose Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why does this kinda make me think he is chuckys son
alexanderiscool Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
that is me right there
GelberBlitz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even find the words to describe how awesome this is 
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