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Despair by Absolute-Sero Despair by Absolute-Sero
Originally this was called "Eternal" after the old Evanescence instrumental that fits Val/this was inspired by. (Worth a listen~).. renamed at the last minute to something that suited the idea better.

Why "despair"?
'Despair: to lose hope for.'
The expression I originally sketched got covered by Val's hair. Dammit. Read into it, because this wasn't just inspired by an emo mood of mine (or Val's) and it was actually a blend of a few different emotions. Plus I don't work with rain much and needed to practice/needed to hurt my brain trying to get it. Val doesn't typically wear loose clothing that makes him look any smaller/thinner than he usually does unless he's not planning on leaving the house (ie. sulking, or similar)

I started this back in Jan/Feb actually.. decided to whip it together. Had some serious artistic blocks I was trying to overcome. With this is the last of the projects I really wanted to finish, and hoping to move onto new things.
Time taken: no clue, started this too long ago.
Sketched in SAI, painted + watermarked in Adobe CS2

Valhalla Rivers -- myself (genji-rose) kthx. :3
Sanwall Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I just find that vase in the background awesome O.O Also, his hand looks gorgeous!

I suddenly noticed what an interesting name he has :D
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Thanks.. it embarasses me because I did it all on one layer and actually did that part back in February. And originally I had more in the background so it didn't pop out as much but.. realized I'd never finish if I added too much. xD

"Val" is pretty much what all but a few call him.. but hehe, yeah, he got landed with an interesting first name. x]
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