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Bloody Melancholy [Contest] by rokulie Bloody Melancholy [Contest] by rokulie
This is my entry for the Bloody Melancholic Contest [link]

I combined two poses from the lovely Laetitia: [link] [link]

I can't seem to remove the extra stuff in the urls, so I hope the links work >_> Please tell me if they don't.

Model for both photos: :iconeledhwen-stock:
Photographer for both: :iconblossom-lullabies:

Since the theme was to do something in grey and red, I thought, "wouldn't Daisuke be the perfect subject for this piece!" So...I had to transform a female body into a male one x_x Dai is pretty skinny, so I think it came out ok, but I would have had a hard time if I were trying to draw someone more masculine!

What do you think happened to his heart? What caused him so much anguish? I hope you can come up with a story that speaks to you. I was worried that holding his own heart would be too many clichés in one picture, but ever since I found out about the contest, I was waiting for a better idea to cross my mind and it never did.

I was listening to Kurenai from X Japan when I was adding finishing touches to the wings, so I got a bit carried

Overall, this was so much fun! It's been a really long time since I made an illustration with anything other than markers and pens. For this I used pencil/graphite, black conte crayon, black ink, red gouache paint.
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a beautiful picture. The red contrasts nicely against the the black and white. You really feel your characters pain and anguish in this picture. It looks like he's offering his heart as a payment for some great sin he caused and he is hoping from salvation but he does not trust to hope. Well done. I really love it.
rokulie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your feedback!
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Photographer
Thank you to use my stock as reference for the pose :dance: It's a wonderful piece of art that you made here ! And it's fun to see this combinaison between me and a man :giggle: You have a really beautiful style too. Thank you so much :hug:
rokulie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it :D Your pose was really fun to use!
Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're sure to have seen 2h left ? Because there are still 14h :XD:.

I really like your drawing ... The texture of blood is excellent here ! You've drawn also a perfect expression of sadness on his face :).

Have you a link to the Daisuke you talk about ? I've never seen him, just heard about him. And why did you think about him for this contest ?

Anyway, excellent work ! I wish you good luck for the contest :iconluckwishyplz:
rokulie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yeah, I even watched it count down to zero and make confetti! How strange. Well, I'm glad it's not late! :D

Thank you, I'm glad you like it! He's my original character. I chose him because he has blood-red hair, so I thought he would be perfect XD Here's my folder for him: [link]
Eledhwen-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really strange :D.

Your OC is so beautiful !! :). And yes, he was excellent for this contest ;).

Pixzels Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
awesum <3
rokulie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :D
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