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D's Smile by E1L0n3wy D's Smile by E1L0n3wy
Wooo!! Product of the storm of creative energy..after writing a paper!!!!!!!!!

:heart:

One of my favorite things about the Vampire Hunter D novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi is that almost every one of them ends with D Smiling about something ^^

Usually there is a line like: "They would take pride for the rest of their life that they were the one who put it there, It was just such a smile."

D is such a very mysterious and intriguing character..He is described as being Darkness given form, his emotions are icy even in the heat of battle, and his eyes show the unfathomable depth and sadness of time...

His motivations and thoughts are so mysterious...

The fact that he sees something in humanity that is worth saving, and that occasionally can even bring a smile to his lips is almost heartbreakingly sweet!

I don't think I have ever seen a picture like this anywhere else...Probably because it is such a contradictory thing...D..Smiling...

I tried my best, and I am rather happy with the result!!

I hope everyone likes it ^^:heart:

**I put up a darker version here:[link]
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:icondarkdracania:
DarkDracania Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why does this give me the creeps?
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: hehehe XD it is kind of creepy isn't it...

it is just so unnatural looking for him to smile... but he does it in almost every book at least once X'D
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:icondarkdracania:
DarkDracania Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ikr

and not all the books 0-0
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:icontaralen:
Taralen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I love D he's such a cutie~
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww >w< I'm glad you like him too :w00t:

:heart: I love drawing him... and cosplaying him... :giggle: e1l0n3wy.deviantart.com/galler…

He is one of my favorite characters ever! :love:
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:icontaralen:
Taralen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your pictures and cosplays of him are cute XD!
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UndeadQuiche Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Awww~ ^^
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ thanks =D
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UndeadQuiche Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist
You'r welcome ^^
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erin-c-1978 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWW, that's ADORABLE. Love his shining eyes. You've really done justice to D's smile.
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: ^^ thank you very much :hug:
=D

^^ I was trying to make his eyes smile too. it is hard to draw him without his eyes still looking a tiny bit sad... I think they still do in this picture too... XD but it probably wouldn't look like him otherwise ^^; heheh...
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erin-c-1978 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you succeeded very well in suggesting that hint of sadness. He has such *beautiful* eyes, the way you draw him.
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DestanOfTheShadows Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!
You're so good at drawing D, I envy you! :stab:
LOVE how you draw him to make him actually look like he's described in the books! The manga makes him look like 23 ( :stab: ) He looks better the way you draw him, in my opinion. (No offence Takaki Saiko, the manga D is good to!) IDK he looks more like I saw him while reading the book the way you draw him lol. :psychotic:
Anyway! Great Drawing! :D
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ :glomp: :giggle: Thank you so much for your compliments :blush: ^___^

I'm glad you like the way I draw him :heart: =D

XD hahah...Yeah...He is described as looking young(~17) but most art of him looks older than that...^^

>w< I love Takaki's art...and I respect her very much for being able to produce the manga as she does Wow! she manages to do one novel per volume! that's amazing...:heart: But ^^ I know what you mean about the way D looks in her art...he looks beautiful...but the way she draws him(and all the characters really) makes them look like they are constantly weary and sleep deprived X'D ^^ it works...but ^^; well...It makes me start to feel sorry for them...like they should get some sleep :giggle: hehehe XD ...

I think the reason people draw fan art is so that they can try to express how *they* see the character ^^ I am happy that our views coincide :dance: ^^

:bow: Thank you very much once again ^^
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:icondestanoftheshadows:
DestanOfTheShadows Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL No problem, just stating my opinion ^_^

IK, what's up with that! :eyepopping:
LOL! IK Exactly what you mean!

lol No problem :)
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8D hahah... that's a funny emote! :giggle: :eyepopping:

XD Cool...we think the same way =D
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DestanOfTheShadows Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL =D

Coolio =D
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:iconpheos:
Pheos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
PRETTAY!
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w< :heart:
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:iconpheos:
Pheos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
:3 <3
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*w* HEART BATTLE!!!

:heart::heart::blowkiss::blowkiss::heart::heart:
:iconlove::love::iconlove:
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:iconpheos:
Pheos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
TEH OMG NO TIME TO REACT TO ALL TEH HEARTS!! *falls over*
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: :heart:

:poke: ..hey...no falling over...:hug:
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Pheos Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Lol! XD :icongwomp:
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconyomp:
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LadyDeddelit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
D *_* :heart:
Very beautiful works :D
I like a lot the detail and the eyes :D
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ thank you:heart:

I love drawing D...He is sooo pretty ^^
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LadyDeddelit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
your very welcome :D
Yes :heart:
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:iconhuntashades:
HuntaShades Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student General Artist
WOW 0__o I never seen any artwork of D smiling!!! ^__^ Great Work!! *faves incredible artwork*
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! thank you Thank you!!

I had never seen any either...that's why I felt like drawing it..since he smiles at the end of every book ^^ and no one ever draws that :giggle:
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
*laughs* You're right! He does smile every book. ^__^ "It is such a contradictory thing...D..Smiling..." *chuckles* Soooo true! Though, I've kind of gotten used to it and find myself looking for that something that will make him smile. I find it's usually that the humans have somehow accepted something about the Nobles.

Anyhow, your picture is a good representation of him. I like how young he looks. My version usually comes out looking a little older than I had intended. Really like his clothing design, too. The jewel is especially pretty.

~D~
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! Thank you for checking him out ^^ :heart::dance:

**I always kind of raised my eyebrow at the description of him looking...17...*_*...I figure he just looks ageless, like he is in his prime...eternally...U_U...)

I always thought that he smiled because he noticed something about when humans demonstrate exceptional courage, or kindness,...or determination to live on their own...without the power of the nobility (I think what saddens him the most {if anything *can* }is when a human desires to become a vampire...;_;... )

I guess he has a variety of reasons to smile...^^

^^I am glad you liked the jewel :heart: I love drawing it!

I cosplay as D occasionally[link] [link]

^^ I even wear the jewel on other occasions though :giggle: because it is so pretty!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yah...17 seems a little...young. But then, Kikuchi's descriptions are not the easiest to depict. It doesn't bother me when I'm reading so much as when I'm drawing. I'll suddenly stop and be like, "And how the heck am I supposed to depict that?! :faint:" lol.

Ah, I think you're right about his reasons to smile. I was trying to touch on that, but somehow the wording elluded me. Yah, a human desiring to become a vampire definitely is not on his list of favourite things to encounter. :no: *sighs* -_-

Ooh, that is a pretty jewel. Yah, I can see why you wear sometimes when you're not cosplaying. I certainly would!

~D~
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yamicool Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:heart:..:heart:..:heart:..OMG the smile :faint:
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:iconbowie-spawan:
Bowie-Spawan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
So sweet >3<
Smiling D is just awwww~

Maybe I should draw a smiling one too? I did a short paroday comic with him ages ago where he even giggles >3>;;;
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES!!! YES!!!! YOU SHOULD DOOO IT!!

** there need to be more pics of his pretty smile!! ^^
and I am sure yours would be :glomp: worthy!!!

Is the Parody comic in your page somewhere?
If not...(I wanna seeee it!! *W* it sounds cute!!! )
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Bowie-Spawan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
It's in german, but you can see it here: [link]
It's the one called Temptation Revelation (second from the bottom ^^). The pun only works in german I fear XD;
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh! very nicely drawn... I like D's hair..It is soo wavy!!!

but...

I don't get it....:giggle: (of course)

I can figure out a word or two...but other than that...^^;

I know some spanish, and japanese...but very little german...U_U...
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Bowie-Spawan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Well basically the joke comes from the fact that in german you can say 'he's toast' and 'it's his turn' (as in a game of catch) as the same thing ^^; So he's trying to catch the vampire...just to tag him ^^
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOOOoooH!!! He Tagged him!!! :rofl:

That *is* what it looked like... ^^
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Psychicbard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
D smiles ALL THE TIME!
...
you just can't see it because it's dark...and windy.
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heeheeee....Yep!

that is his seeeecret....^^

:giggle:
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CenaWena Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
EEE!

How dashing!

(its like the end of every book, well most of them. He always smile!)

Btw, I am trying to work on that picture. I have just been caught up with things.
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOoh!
I'm glad you have read the books =D :heart:

It's almost silly how cute it is... each time it happens...:giggle:

OOOh!!! hehehehe....I need to draw the sesshy pics ^^ those won't take long though... I'll work on them tomorrow :heart:

:w00t:
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CenaWena Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't have to hurry!!
^^; I really got to crack down on that picture. It will be done by the end of the week at least! :D
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: you don't have to hurry either ^^

I'll look forward to seeing it 8D
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GenkiGoddess Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
....He's so beautiful.... **stares for a while**
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Frequence-Coeur Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Hey great o_O i like eyes!!!
D with a smile ....... :love:
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:iconyoru-neko:
yoru-neko Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008   Photographer
Impossible! D never smiles...

but... he looks very cute x3
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:icone1l0n3wy:
E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes he does... once at the end of each of the novels! =D

Read them sometime...they are fun!!
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