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The Shadow Magician by nanami-yuki The Shadow Magician by nanami-yuki
I haven't posted commission pics for a long time^_^. This the most recent commission drawn for Adrien.

He gave me a long backstory on his character. In this picture, the character has just went through a life changing experience that has made him very miserable. The event even changed his looks; the whites of his eyes turned black and his pupil is white. I liked that the actual instructions for the picture were left vague, so there is a lot of freedom. Which is good and bad because when I sent him the finished version of the picture, I was as nervous as hell cuz I didn't know if he'll like my interpretation.^_^

Most of this is painted with watercolors. The rain is added with photoshop.:heart::floating:
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kyotosorae Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
someone has stolen your beautifull artwork and claims that he made it with his friend 5 years ago [link]
Jendalia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
This beautiful, I love how you did the illustration :clap: :clap: :clap:
lexigirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
thats amazing!!!!!!!!!
chickencurry312 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just soooo awesome. I love your work no matter what. hahahahahehehe~ :)
Bazildazzle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I hope your friend liked it. It looks saweeet! :]
4444mayow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooowww this is sooooo gooooddd!!! this is like one the best things iv seen!
WaterAdept Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
I love how he is wearing jeans instead of the traditional wizard look

great work too
hentailvrguysgirl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
very amazing :omg: wow!!!
gaijin12 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
I never realized that watercolors could be used in such a way. You are one of the best if not the best artists on this site in my opinion.
imaginary-25 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Oh that's great! especially the colouring. you're a real WATERCOLOR MASTER!! :clap:
Jeese-and-Frog Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Heh he looks like a hobo.
Very Amazing pic though... really, i am so jealous of you. i wish i could ACTUALLY draw!
aki-T Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
me like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Devil-Black-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
I like it ,,, cool
triumph-forks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
He's beautiful. I know this was done a long time ago, but I hope you made the person who created him very happy.
Personally, it reminds me of A Wizard of Earthsea. Faving and shutting up now.
pea-sprouti Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Awesome. You are reeeely talented with watercolours.:nod:
Amazing work!
chiyuko Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
ooh... o .o this looks really nice :+fav:
Nagizis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Wow!! That's so cool. Good job.
Sephenangels Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
good art
elanitakira Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
The background has a lot of mood to it. The colors compliment the character's expression. awesome Commission!
lunarmoonray Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006   Traditional Artist
Whoa, now that i look at the whole thing it actually looks like it's going to pop out of my computer any second!
*runs to go grab her pillow for defence*

ur VERY good at painting ESPEACILLY at mixing the colors together i however could never do that, i highly suggest you to be an artice as many peaple see your beatiful work cauz your REAL good at expressing the king of feeling you wish for whoever see your art!
Zimduo Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Trad art!
devileddante Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
cherry-sakura Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
wow, so amazing O_o The coloring is wonderful ^__^ The stone-path is so cool :D
Surrealismit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
This one is great
Spritekins Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2006
This pic is great! I love it!
subtleT Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Kind of a stiff, unnatural posture, but the style, colors, and composition are great!
ganimyde Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
yay for the symbolism and inspiration of doorways! Love the loner look. :hug:s it
juujuu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
it's wonderfully done. ^^
yaten-no-kittygirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
OMG, thrilling!
Giver Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
Oh my gosh, that's really cool. I like the whole pupil thing going on with the inverse. *shivers* Awesome. The graffiti is really interesting too.
gkjeane Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
You need to use more value shapes to make it look more realistic, and you could work on the proportion of the arms. Make it a bit more interesting by moving away from the middle. The color is good for the composition, but not consistent. The shadows are not realistic because you have the shadows of the feet going one direction and all the other shadows going opposite directions. Mainly the light, shadows, and proportion need a bit more work. The composition is excellently done. I love the symbols and characters on the wall, but what are they doing for the painting, and are they really needed. Text always draws the attention away from the rest of the piece, so that benefits your piece to draw away from the few mishaps. I do think you have worked a while on this, but keep going. I would love to see what you can really do with this.
darji-aethera Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
I like this... I always have liked the reverse-lookig eyes for some reason. Nice job.
ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks great. I really like it.
Alvirage Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005   Photographer
OMG! OMG!!!!

It's the best picture i've seen until this day!!! The armonity of colours, the details of the tower (?), of the character, his composition... It's completely amazing!!!

nils23 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
wow! smexy! lol. very nice pic as usual! ^^
ckichigo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
WOW!! I love the colors! Absolutely stunning. I love the details on the stones and the writting on the walls. GORGEOUS.
milena-gorska Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! handsome guy!!!
Demon-012 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005
Wow! Amazing peice!
I'm sure he loved it when you showed it to him. The concept behind his eyes is cool. ^___^
Tari-Kurii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
Oh, it's fabulous. I wish real guys were like that. xDDDDDDDD;;;;;
kawasu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005   Digital Artist
love the rusty look. good one.
princessblade Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
That is awesome watercolouring!! ur so talented! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Anaka Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
Magician! *eats* :hug: Love it! <3
Innocent-raiN Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005  Professional Filmographer
:heart:You did this with watercolors!? Its beautiful! The shadows and the colors. The old walls and cobblestone pathways, so much detail and texture.
Arculeo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
When I comissioned Nanami-Yuki, I already knew she would have done a great job otherwise I wouldn't had asked her!

Two things were very important to me
- The Background
- His Face

I did not give her even his name so she had to guess what I did not say to her. I am really satisfied. Maybe I will recomission her for something else. To answer some questions the picture is HUGE in full size. Yes I am VERY satisfied. This picture is really worth a comission.

tiger001 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005
so amazing!!! beautiful. i want a guy like that. fantastic job!!!
ethereal-light Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
oh wow! this pic is nice! I love how you blended the wall colors *adds to faves*
shinegami Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Awww poor guy... ;_;. The rain definately adds a nice touch. VERY beautiful work yet again nanami. I hope to see more like it ^_^
BishoujoAkisan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
This is one of the most beautiful water colours I've ever seen!! Those stones looks so realistic, and the light is fantastic. Those darker parts really give depth to the drawing, and the guy is dead-hot! =)
alyssym Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
Wow, this is impressive. This time, the sketichiness, the texture and the rough application of the brush storkes actually express the dark aura of the character. The setting such as the cracked walls, the drizzle and the writings on the walls actually complement the way you portray the character (the ripped clothes, the rough expression and his gesture) - they somehow convey this desperate and depressed atmosphere. I cannot help but feeling that the magician is alienated and marginalised, I also sense the shade of loneliness portrayed by the artworks. It seems to me that the character is about to undertake a journey to find where he belongs, a place to find light since he has been in overshadowing place for so long -I feel that the small tunnel and its shadow are the metaphor of his dark past, the fact that he walks out of it is a symbol that represents a transition of his life and the beginning of his vigorous journey. Anyway, that's just my interpretation and I am definately in love with this artwork :heart:!
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