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Roads by mangacheese1818
Roads by mangacheese1818


Colors may be off. Are they? Let me know.

A remake of an older picture. There's a bunch of stuff behind this character, but I'm going to sound stupid explaining them in a lot of detail. Basically, her name's Nen - she's the incarnation or embodiment of whatever force keeps the earth turning, and she has to walk the world to keep it moving. Her body continues to wear out, but she still keeps going (Quick, everyone ignore the fact that this is a lame idea!) The mini-earth she's holding is probably a symbol or something.
Originally, ie in ninth grade, I called her the Earthwalker, but that's also pretty lame. Sigh, thirteen-year-old me.

I was trying to approach this better than the last picture of her; she's supposed to be eleven or twelve, and very tired and haunted-looking. The first one did better with the atmosphere but the actual drawing didn't fit well. It also didn't really get her round eyes and general exhaustion with eternally walking. Now I just need to get all the aspects together...

Also, I have the phrase "on her face is a map of the world" stuck in my head, but that sounds awfully pretentious as a title. Where's it from, anyway? My google-fu is lacking.

Edit: I really appreciate the feature. Thank you :)

General Info

General Info

Category Anime/Manga » - Original art » Characters (Female)
Date Submitted
Views 1690
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Vote Score 2
Comments 6
Media Digital drawing or painting
Time Taken 6 hours?
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Comments (6)

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Kooldude on October 24, 2009, 3:54:09 AM

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KooldudeA really cool picture. I also like the story that goes with it.

mangacheese1818 on October 25, 2009, 8:29:48 PM

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mangacheese1818Thank you! The story's still under development, but I'm glad you like.

Kooldude on October 26, 2009, 1:46:07 PM

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KooldudeOh no problem :). That phrase that your talking about i think it's from this song "kt tunstall - suddenly i see".

luckylace222 on October 22, 2009, 9:46:40 AM

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luckylace222I think Roads is a nice title since I can assume that the band going around her is a kind of "road/path stretching over the Earth?" I may be thinking too deep into this. xD

The colors are just fine! Your shading is really good, but the hand looks a little weird. The eyes are so golden, they remind me of caramel. Beautiful!

mangacheese1818 on October 22, 2009, 11:34:50 AM

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mangacheese1818Believe it or not, that's actually what I was planning to do, but I didn't know how to pull it off. Good deducting :D

Thanks! And is the hand too small?

luckylace222 on October 22, 2009, 11:54:06 AM

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luckylace222I feel that the hand is too flat. If your hand is on a globe, the hand should be showing more surface area!

Once again, great work!