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Darker Than Black by akreon Darker Than Black by akreon
tools of trade : water colours / acrylic / pastels / =tanathe's Johnnie Walker but shhh don't tell her that / crayons and basically whatever I had at time lying around me

Oh and of course I have to credit my hamster for walking around, leaving his paw prints, eating my water colours and being an annoyance all together :I

art yours truly
DARKER THAN BLACK -黒の契約者- Tensai Okamura / Studio Bones
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I love the vibrancy of the colors and how shiny you made the hair. That being said, the arrangement of the characters is a nice triangle, though the way hei is posed makes it look like he is about to cut yin. The flow of the cords draws the eye from place to place, and it really does lead the viewer. However, some of the twists closer to the edges are a small bit distracting from the focus of the picture. Yin's rightmost eye looks a little droopy, or a little too big.
The patterns and attention to detail on the dress of yin, the pattern of mao's fur, and the bright white lightning flowing through the picture really help to make it.

I gave a four for vision because of the few distractors and Yin's eye.
I gave a four for originality due to the arrangement of the characters, the detail of the background and technique displayed.
Technique gets a five because you show many beautiful techniques that are amazing, visually stinning, and your watercolor didn't bloom or choke.
You get a Four for impact because of the nature of the colors and the stark contrasts. It truly leaves an impression.
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Vuvi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anna is really wonderful compliments the colors, everything ...
DosaTheDemon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Lol nice and I totally want his mask! <3
Kuro-Amaya Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist
This is freaking beautiful I would never be able to do something fantastic like this well done
Sebastianthesilent Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Awesome Picture :D
PLACIDACIDD25 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GothicWhoovian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so fucking attractive
Celinefull Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is the chinese electric Batman
Dingokiss Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow. what kind of paper did you use?
sealgirl922 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This is really pretty! I love the coloring.
TukikoKinikia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
5UNNYR4Y3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Yin looks so awesome!!!
eliviralikespie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
MariaPereira Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so gorgeous *O*
Daphne56875 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Writer
I love it~
haruharaharuko9 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
a lovely representation of one of my favorite animes. Well done
slyfox101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
i love this work so much i jumped off a cliff
slyfox101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
lol i fell
slyfox101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
i love it so much that i'm going to go die to get it, here i go i'm going to jump off this cliff........(jump) ahhhhhhhh splat, i love it
Bleach-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Great work! ^^
Bytrix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
AHHhiiii love it :DDD
So nice to see Darker than Black fanart, nice job! :)
xmallory08 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's amazing :D
crazyantman1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
This is fucking sick i mean simply amazing i havent seen one flaw in this picture!!! great job and keep up the good work
Sheablossom17 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
dude. WAT???? i totally thought this was done (or at least modified) electronically. how the hell is this even possible?!?!?!?!?
StarSword-C Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy freaking crap!

Love the colors, particularly.

FYI, about the hamster: I have a cat you can rent if you need it. :D
xBloodRainx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
the colors are absolutly breath taking O0O your very talented, and congradulationds on a fine pieace of art.
I'm sorry your hamster was being difficult.
AeronyaArai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Very Nice! I just finished watching this series and have to say I was surprised actually, it's much better than I would have thought it would be (both in terms of storyline and artwork) considering the quality of a great deal of todays anime.
MaddyJordan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love the idea. It looks so cool.
8oku-no-vriska Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Amazing work on this~ Love the colors. :heart:
kinukakito Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
You're an amazing artist, just sayin'
QuietMutt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
luv it n_n
kurtdawg619 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the fact that you did this traditionally! Great skills,keep up the fantastic work!
liquid-snake Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
It's amazing, it looks really well done! I would just give some touch ups to the mask because it feels a bit flat. Other than that, it's an awesome job! Congrats!
AnzenWolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Oh my gawd, I love this series, and I love your art! Both together? AMAZING!!!!!!!
EscyKane Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome! I couldn't believe this is traditional media, because the saturation is so high and the colors are so bright! Amazing you got that effect without photoshop! Oo
WolvesKey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wicked cool! Love the colours and detail! :)
xX-SilverRaven-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I love your use of colour and the darkness. It gives the picture a dark, cold feel. It makes the guy even more creepy. ^_^ Well done!
WenceRidge Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Great stuff
Erathia07 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
The guy in the back is creepy, especially because of his face. XD This pic ish coooool.
Louzelia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh My GOD ^.^
MiZosCHeM Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I LOVE YOUR HAMSTER!! Oh.. and the piece, of course. I really like the lightning and the cat is awesome, took me a second to notice it. Not my favorite tones but It's definitely lovely. :))
centaurii Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
this looks like a digital work, but is traditional?
Myotes Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Beautiful! I love Darker than Black. :)
CherryChrisyPop Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh my god that is adorable! the hamster i mean... but this is really amazing! i love the watercolor and the way this picture has a color scheme. truely amazing! at first glance i thought it was digitally colored :O
Adejln Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hei's mask looks a bit strange but Yin and cat are great. I love this anime so +fav :D
Iluq Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I LOVE that mask, it's the first thing I was draw to..Can't look away.
ShushiMonstah Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I seriously forgot the girl's name D:
anywelp, love the textures and how soft the picture looks like
very well done 8D
but BK201's hair is a little off
nonetheless, love your coloring
GlassMouse89 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Whoa! The colours are just breathtaking! Very impressive work :D
Indigochild09 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
After seeing this work I decided to check out Darker than Black, I'm glad I did coz now I have a new fave XD
Noctuart Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhhh, you don't see too many DTB fanarts on DA - and with traditional media too!! Well done! :D
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