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'Why am I . . . holdin' on . . . ?' by AkiIsAwesome42 'Why am I . . . holdin' on . . . ?' by AkiIsAwesome42
(drawn with pencil, colored with watercolors)

link to lineart -> [link]

. . . What color IS ghost-color, anyways?! -_- . . . .

<XD ok, so now I hope it's a LOT more clear that Neji = a ghost in this pic, since the lineart is TERRIBLY CONFUSING ^^; I'm sorry about that . . .

The neat - and also UNBELIEVABLY DIFFICULT =_= - thing about THIS particular drawing was that I had to picture it as a Venn Diagram to color it. See, Neji's a ghostie, so he's all ghost-colored (I decided on a glowy-greenish-blue color, but it's not as 'glowy' as I hoped it would look -_- DAMN TRADITIONAL MEDIA ((more like my inability to properly manipulate traditional media, lol <XD)) !!!). Tenten, on the other hand, is very much alive, and solid-colored.

However . . . Neji and Tenten OVERLAP here ^^; - so I colored only-Tenten bits solid normal colors, and only-Neji bits that weird greenish ghost color . . .

. . . and those overlapping bits? AH! THAT is where the Venn Diagram analogy kicks in! To color in THOSE bits . . . I had to mix Tenten's SOLID color with a bit of Neji's GHOST color! So for Tenten's yellow tanktop, skintone, hair color, and socks - Yup. The colors for the bits where Neji overlaps had to be INDIVIDUALLY MIXED ^^'

This is what I meant when I was whining about how HARD this would be to color earlier . . . I was right. Coloring this was. A. Complete. And. Total. PAIN. IN. THE. ASS. ^^; ................................................

Though, in the end, I'm kinda glad I did it <XD it had to think outside the box about how to handle coloring the overlap bits, and figure out how to make Neji as ghost-like as possible; he dun have a shadow (Tenten does), and Tenten's colors show through his ghost-color, and her outline does too. Watercolors will never cease to amaze me . . . more like, will never cease to conjure up new and perplexing situations for my brain to have to problem-solve ^^' . . .

. . . I'm still never drawing ghosts again though. NOPE. It is SO much easier painting Neji's solid colors -_- SCREW YOU KISHI. Neji ish ALIVE to me. In MY heart, in MY head :,) and I'm gonna DRAW him being ALIVE from here on out . . . :D






* 'Daylight' is a song by the band Maroon 5 (*the title of this drawing is a line from this song :D)

* Neji and Tenten are characters from the manga/anime 'Naruto' by Masashi Kishimoto
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VainillaMe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This one is really sad! D:
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AkiIsAwesome42 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah . . . . ;A; <XD
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VainillaMe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
:c
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letthemeatwords Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
OMG Neji totally looks like a ghost! Great job!!!
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AkiIsAwesome42 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D THANK YOU FRIEND :hug: XD!
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letthemeatwords Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Your welcome :D
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jhelisapoh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweetly sad....;A; But I love it
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AkiIsAwesome42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<X) Thank you . . . !
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jhelisapoh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome~!So sad that Neji is dead....;A;
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Konukon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
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NEJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
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