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Dragging me down with you... by MPsai Dragging me down with you... by MPsai
:target: DISCLAIMER ZOMG :target:
This image in no way reflects "The Story From Hell" story canon. Okay? So don't get any ideas! :XD:

Now that thats out of the way... I'm sorry.. I'm weak.. I'm very weak. It was going to happen eventually. I have a comic concept full of androgynous bishonen for crying out loud.

I decided to make three shonen ai/yaoi-ish illustrations of me Angel boys to sell at Anime Weekend Atlanta (the others are still being worked on and this came out nice and the cyst in my right arm hurts T_T ). Yes these are rather indulgent and pointless but I figure its easier to part with something that isn't relevant to the series :XD: and of course is more than a tad fanservicey.

However in the case of this one, which came out much darker and made Azrael and Lucifer look much more like angst-muffins than I intended, it still reflects their personalities, and their odd friendship. Especially Lucifer's rather possessive look. (And just for you Azrael fans I made sure he looked uncomfortable about this). Azrael was, of course, the first to follow Lucifer in the rebellion against God, and is still loyal to him even though he really gets sick of Lucifer sometimes. Not to mention he's pretty much Lucifer's only true friend.

I drew the wings a little differently here (and in the other ones) too, because I intended them to be small like I draw them in gag comics sometimes. I think I like it.

And don't worry even though I'm selling the original later this month (hopefully) at AWA there will be prints.

India Ink on Bristol Board
Watercolor
Prismacolor Marker
Colored Pencil
White Ink
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OffTheChain2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaoi desu ka? Smexy <3 their eyes say "we need privacy. move!" XD
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VernonX9000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
This is the piece you did and showed Az in your comic, right? Awesome how you tied the real world to your comic world :thumbsup:
Bristol, eh? Have you ever tried Illustration board? It's what I use for my original pages and I like it alot better than Bristol. I can throw down as much ink as I want without worrying about it getting all wavy. And since I ink with a Crow Quill dipping pen, it's great because it doesn't snag.
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MPsai Featured By Owner May 23, 2006   Digital Artist
I use crow quills as well, they do snag but you just gotta learn not to ink against the grain of the paper :p from what I know of illustration board it's expensive, but I would like to try it out sometime. :lol: Maybe I'll grab some the next time I order stuff from Dick Blick.
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VernonX9000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
Yeah, illustration board can be pricey. I found some at a pretty good price through misterart.com and ended up ordering a case of the stuff (it's generally cheaper the more you get). I've experimented with a variety of brands and styles and the one I've stuck with for the past 5 years is Bainbridge Hot Press 1000. Good stuff there!
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MPsai Featured By Owner May 23, 2006   Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out sometime =D
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Maylora Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006   Traditional Artist
*looks* :love: *thinks Azrael is hotter than Lucifer*
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AngelofMint Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
i like it :D
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JaymanJohn Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
it's manual ??? :omfg:
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auryn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm..I'm gonna have to try a painting on bristol board sometime. It always seems that colours turn out a lot smoother on it. This peice is really nice, you've got some great texture going on in the background, and the characters have really rich, deep colours. Their positions seems pretty good and flexible too. The only recomendation I have to make is for if you try using a similar powe in another painting; the dark haired man looks like he's just draped over the boy, not like he's holding him at all. With that in mind, it doesn't seem like the boy should be so comfortably glued to him.
Otherwise, absolutely delightful!
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MPsai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006   Digital Artist
Well the glossy quality to it could also have something to do with me coating all my trad work in a clear matte spray =P, it helps preserve things and helps to bring out the line and color I've found.
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auryn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm...I might give that a try! I use pretty opaque paints, so maybe that extra level of clarity would help out...
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teh-vic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
I think I just died and went to heaven... X3 Hehehehehehehe! .: hugs the image. :. It ROCKS! The coloring looks lovely as well. :heart:

I need a wallpaper version. X3
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Vain-Firechild Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
HOT!!!!!!!!!

Love ya
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missdanger Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
beautiful! love it... :D
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KirikaYuumura Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
hotness!
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crushedlikefruit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
mmm... im not really a fan of yaoi but that is hottt. and steamy :D for some reason i keep scolling up for another look... :slow:
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EmeraldRyuSenshi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
Amazing stuff, I love the coloring and details done on the pic plus....YAOI WEE =D keep up the awesome work
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Dark-Reflections Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
The alignment of the lines for the back and chest seem to make the one with white wings look too wide, but that might just be me. Nice coloring job ^^
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Chys Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
I like it.
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:iconwendichen:
wendichen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
Simply gorgeous.... you have quite a handle on traditional media ^_^;
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Akamar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, the yummy....
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
Mmmmmmm, yaoi... Their skin is so beautiful, and I love all the shiny on their wings.
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alienfirst Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
This is really spiffy. I really like the coloring, it's all very smooth and the skin tones are AWESOME. It may seem like a silly thing, but my favorite part of this whole image is the white ink spatterings at the top. I dunno, it's looks really neat. ^_^
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ramya-a Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
*___* beautiful colors on this one; i wonder how long it took you? :faint: the highlights are so smooth :3 love
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Athena-chan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Aww shonen-ai xD~~ very sexy... colors are beautiful too =).
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Vain-Firechild Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
I FUCKING LOVE YOU!!! It's so HOT!!!!!!!!! Are you sure it's non-con? Pretty please!!!!!!!!!

Love ya anyways
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longtail Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
What can I say, just like the other pic of this series it looks amazing! Love shading of skin :drool:

M.
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Elysium-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know, the heaven/hell set up always appeals :D but what makes me love coming to your page? (yes, I should watch you - make life easier).
Well... its the use of traditional media (something i really should do more of).
both images are beautiful :clap:
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0042 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
I love Azraels expression... although, it is very very angsty. Not that that's a bad thing in this case
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sugarsk8 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
shoot... u can draw for shit..i like the morbidity in the colours and you have coloured the thing really well~~!
gaahh..i wish i could colour like u~ o_o
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fala1385 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
Whoa, shonen ai :3~ haha, sorry, ima girl, cant be hleped x3
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killercat88 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
i really rather like this! very nice!
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disturbedchicken Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005  Student Digital Artist
... o_____O

I have to say I'm scared now. It's very good anyway, but have you been drinking too much coffee?
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matt-catt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
I bet lucifer would have a few "choice" words to say if he ever saw that...

....a LOT of choice words... XD
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skangl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
That is a very beautiful piece of work you've done, truly! I really do love how smoothly you applied the colors, and how well they work together. Your line work is also amazing; this is a really superb picture! I feel I should also mention how nice the wings look --even if they're smaller than you usually do, they work out extremely well in the context of this image. The nice, strong highlights also give it a lot of depth, and they came out looking fabulous!

I really love this, so thanks for drawing and coloring it!
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Reiyu-san Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice :aww:
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Sarahalfangel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
arg, whos the thrd? i don't know. by the way, there diolog in the is good. its like Azrael's wife just walked in on them. " hony its not what it looks like."
" he's mine bich" vary good, they look a bit siny to me. like there plastik wraped. oh what ever, ignor me.
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amsel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
I love the splattery effects. And Lucifer's hair. And... wheeee, posessiveness. :lol:

Hope your arm feels better~ *pets*
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wolfen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
mmmmm.... angst-muffins taste good with chocolate syrup. Nice tasty fluffy yaoiness going on there sai!
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Kago-ni-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
:heart heart:
Me likey, really sexy:drool: :heart:
XD I know how you feel though! I'm in the process of drawing a shounen ai/yaoi (I'm drawing two T_T) I said I wouldn't, but I have given into temptation ;_;
God Forgive me ;_;

*continues drawing the picture*
Anyway, I think you did a great job. I love Azrael's expression :drool:
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emavalendo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
great!!!
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knuxiechan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm amazed something yaoi-themed got a favorite of the day! X3 Awesome pic!
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Bellevue-DarkKnight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
goregous work
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shadowcoldheart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
im not gay but the art is nice teeheehee >> yes very good you did a nice job ......IM NOT GAY!!! * clears throat* heheh sorry but i love art specialy anime hehe any who good job * winks* i must be off and draw my weird looking monster,s and post them on this sigth even though i know no one will like them hehe oh well....* stil thinks that everyone thinks im gay*..... yeah ........i like cheese!! i mean bye bye ?......im just going ot walk away befor i put my self in a deeper hole then i am already in hehe bye
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Lihnitie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
wow... I love the shading
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OmniNashi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
:omg: Liek, zomg! 'Tis shounen-ai! (and my hands are protesting from the poorly spelled internet lingo...shut up, hands...)

Their skin is sweeeeeet, I love how shiny and almost silky they are in appearance and you used white ink to the most definate full effect, yarr. :nod:

Wonderful wings! So fluffy, especially where they attach to the back, very cute and gropable. (gropes the wings, blinks, runs off)

Favorite part? Definately their expressions, 'specially Lucifer's; :rofl:

Lucifer: "Back off. 'Tis mine. ...No, candy won't tempt me. Neither will money. .....Bagels? Hmmm................No."
Azreal: I'll take three.

I am now having a blast paraphrasing random speech bubbles into the picture mentally, major props to you for creating such stand-out personalities! :glomp: The background, by the way, is most texturable.

Angst muffins! :chew:
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MPsai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005   Digital Artist
A pack of cigs and a bottle of Jack may be enough to get Lucifer to let go :laughing:
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OmniNashi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
:stupidme: Why didn't I think of that?

Lucifer: You're not evil enough.

Me: I KNEW that was the problem! (goes to raid president Bush's drawers and show them to the world) :evillaugh: Beware!
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Akarine Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
heyy!!! hello!!! its, its, perfect!!!! i liked!!!!!! its very cute!!!!!!!
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baka-chan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
Ummmm.... angst muffins. :drool: I heard they go good with emo coffee. I love all the different shades and hues. Skin tones are fun to play with. When digi called you a pervert, it reminded me of the scene in the Chobits anime when Chi kept calling Hidiki a pervert. Of course it didn't help that right before, he was rolling around screaming about how much of a pervert he is. :rofl:
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