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:
Photographer for both:
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 away...lol.
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.