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Ghost Metal - Relly by hokuto Ghost Metal - Relly by hokuto
HOSHIT IT'S ART!

Well, that's what I'm thinking, anyway. XD I've been completely failing at the arts for months, but after reading this one YA book called The Beautiful City of the Dead (actually pretty good, title aside), I was really caught by the description of one of the main characters, Relly, and decided to have a go at drawing him... It's pretty crappy, but I'm kinda happy with it anyway, if only because I sketched it straight in pen and I love shading hair with Bics. (That's also why I put it in traditional art - neither colors nor lineart took very long, really, but I like the pen sketch a lot.)

Isn't he the cutest little waif? *snugs him*

Media: Bic pen + quick colors and some fixes in Photoshop 7.

Relly ... the person who wrote Beautiful City of the Dead, damn, I can't remember names for anything. ;;;
Art myself yay!
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:iconelmirinda:
Elmirinda Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
I Love his eyes, they really look like how they are described in the book. Big red/purple fire god eyes
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hokuto Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Thank you very kindly! :heart:
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RainyDaySunflower Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
God, I want to marry Relly... :heart:
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hokuto Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
He was cute. X3 Thanks! :heart:
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ScriptedInk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
This is favorite of all time. You drew Relly just as I imagined him. Its perfect!
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hokuto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Ahhhh, thank you very kindly! :heart:
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ScriptedInk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Hey no problem. Ive actually been looking EVERYWHERE just to see a good Relly picture.But nobody (except you, obviously)has it! One day I just decided to search "Ghost Metal Relly" and then there was youre drawing. So thanks for drawing it- now when I read the book (over and over, as its my favorite) I actually have a picture in my head of him lol.
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hokuto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
I didn't realize there was such a sad lack! D: I'm glad I could provide. :heart:
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ScriptedInk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
^-^ its appeciated
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xoxJinnxox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Eeeeeeee! ITS RELLY :D
I recently Read "beautiful City of the Dead"
well...a while ago really. and so far. i've gotton 12 people to read it XD i still don't have my book back yet :P
Omygoodness! thats how i imagined Relly! Ahh!
I WANT HIM :heart: hehe.
I Am SO favouriting this! :love:
Fantastic Job! ^^
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hokuto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Awwwww, thank you so much! I hope you get your book back eventually. XD :heart:
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xoxJinnxox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Hehe. No problem! Best Relly picture on Deviant art :D
hehe. Meee tooo. Then I'll read it over ;P
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RellyxZyxDrago Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
omigosh its beautful :glomp: I loves Beautiful City of the Dead, is my favorite book cuz, for one Relly is my favorite name ever, and also I play bass guitar in a metal band like zee.:XD:
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hokuto Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Huzzah for bass guitars! X3 Thank you very much for the sweet comment and favorite!
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RellyxZyxDrago Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
your welcome! :XD:
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
i love how you managed to show detail even with the black, like the little highlights on the hair. it's so pretty and stylish :)
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hokuto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Thank you! :heart: I love shading hair with Bic pens - too bad it really only works with black-haired people. XD
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SkinDeepBeauty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
That was an awsome book. I wish there was more art about it. Zee wasn't really discribed though.
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EdwardCullenfan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
wow this is exactly how i imagined him
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hokuto Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Hooray! I was trying for that. XD Thank you most kindly!
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EdwardCullenfan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
ur very welcome
i just love that book :D
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Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
GREEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAT XD !!!
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spectralaesthete Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007   Digital Artist
He's very beautiful! I like the texture-y shading on his face, it really adds to the emotion. :love:
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speep Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
his hair is so soft and gorgeous, I love it. <3
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SycoPink Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
i want his sweater .. or his poofy thick hair :D
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Koutetsu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
I love the way you did the hair.

I want to hug him lol =D I love his expression. And remember Bics are the funness!! =D
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thethird Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is far from crappy. it is beautiful, and I wish to pet his hair.
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nightcat82 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
X3 The hair looks fluffy~~ *hugs hugs and molest hair*
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Miquixtli Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
sexaaaaaaay :D
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nerdeeart Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I really love this. Great face...And you always draw such wonderful hair.
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Miss-Gordon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Oh, adorable, smudgy, beautiful baby! That's fantastic.
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I meant to comment on this on LJ but I didn't... So here it is.

I really, really like the style of this picture. I think the hair is probably my favorite part, but the face is really well done as well. It's good to see new art from you, and in a completely different style.
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dracanta Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
the gritty sad looks of this is awesome, you pulled it off amazingly *__*
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azarath Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooooh. Very nice! I love the expression, it tugs at your hert strings with that puppy-dog look!
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FrozenIsh Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist
Oh I really like how smudged up and kind of downtrodden he looks. I don't know anything about him but I would peg him as a street urchin. With a heart of gold. 8)

Okay maybe not but still. Really cute. <3

The hair does look gorgeous.
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TotenVeloren Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Wow, I like the shading you did, his hair looks so soft. <333 Relly's expression is really nice, as if he's remembering something. He looks a little sad though..;_;

Is the book good? I've been looking for something good to read these days. I might try to get it. :]
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hokuto Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Well, I really enjoyed it - more than I thought I would at first, actually. XD The only real problem I had with it was that it was too short... ;o; (Then again, six-hundred-page novels can be too short for me - I read REALLY fast, so I need really thick books to last me more than a couple of days! XD )

Oh, and I checked the author - their name is Leander Watts!
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wind-box Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Sketchy-fadizzles! Gotta love that cross-hatching :}
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thaurendim Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
'Tis pretty! The dirtiness of the overall drawing is so interesting! And those sad, sad eyes! ;_; :heart:
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smudgy, me likes :) Tis good to see something fall from your mind and on to paper.
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ainokitsune Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Spiff!

Actually the title doesn't sound so bad. The problem with YA books in general is that they tend to have happy endings, or in general endings that reflect a somewhat positive view of the world...so I can't really read them...oh well. XD Good use of pen and heavy darks. Love the hair.
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Fontenar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
He's adorable! I love his huge, sweet eyes and shiny black hair. This is lovely, and aren't BICs fun?
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Sorasgrl2 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007   Writer
i love this picture...and that book,,you should do one of Zee i'm sure it's be great
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Awwww, this is so cute! X3 I love the sketchy style and his sweet, melancholy expression. And the hair looks so soft and wispy. It's beautyfull. :+favlove:
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DirtyJerseyKidd Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
oh sweet!!
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LucianX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Very nice. I like the face a lot
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ExplodingIchigo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
wow, this is beautiful. I love the dark colors :) this is so cool!
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