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Might as well be reading three different books with these guys.. yet they're part of the same series.

Left-to-right: Lily (aka "Danielle"), Adair, Julien and Anja

(If you do not have a wide screen, you may need to download to full-view! <3)

Named after the Three Doors Down song of the same title (it's awesome, listen to it).. this picture started out in May. May!! Man, do I ever see how old the lineart is.. but I kept going, because I really wanted to finish it. Sorta a conceptual illustration to represent how these four are connected.

Lily Harper (aka "Danielle Rogers")
themes: "Hello" [Evanescence], "Ablaze" [Armchair Cynics]

Lily, probably better-known as and sometimes called Danielle anyway even knowing her real name, is likely the most enigmatic here despite that she's the oldest. A doctor/scientist hybrid who's somehow gotten tangled with Adair and Julien. Her relationship with Adair is mutually mistrusting - how and why they remain reliant on one another is pretty damn cloudy. B:

Adair Katrinkov
themes: "El Manana" [Gorillaz], "Don't Belong" [Cold], "Panic Switch" [Silversun Pickups]

I've said plenty about Adair before - an ex-government "Biohazard".. he is an assassin and technologist who has cut his ties with his employers. Adair is collectively intelligent, resourceful, and paranoid enough to survive, but has threats quite different from the government now that are more pressing.. and without question much more troubling.

Julienno Caraceni
themes: "Precious" [Depeche Mode], "Red Heart" [Hey Rosetta!]

Who Julien is and was, and why he knows two powerful individuals [compared to himself] like Lily and Adair is one he keeps close. Julien is different from both of them, and might actually see the better sides they guard so carefully. Julien's health these days is questionable. He generally lives in Italy, where he is thought to be from, and speaks fluent Italian, has a good grasp of English and Greek, a little Russian and Bulgarian mixed in.

themes: "Not Alone" [Linkin Park]
Anja is about 12.. I can't say much about her. ;P Other than that she is a blood relation to someone else here (really, make a guess). Hailing from Russia. Anja is missing and presumed dead, last seen in Canada.

So much work for one picture.. note that I did each picture as one 'painting', and I've only minimally gone back to fix them in time. Lily was finished in August-September (I think), Adair in between Sept-Oct somewhere, and Julien and Anja in the last few weeks.

I have no idea how many hours I spent on this. I will probably put up detail shots in my scraps later.

Jean texture: :iconbabybird-stock:

All characters belong to myself.
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Faithless-Wife Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Apparently, I missed this. Though I don't know how. It's just amazing. @__@
Anja is so cute.
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay, it happens.. some of your pictures I discovered got buried in christmas-related deviations/new years' pictures that sprang up in December. Now I don't have a lot of time to get to them all. >.<

Thanks - and yeah.. Anja really is cute, personality-wise too.. she is so not like her sibling in that respect. :XD:
Mikkhos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your faces have gotten SUPER expressive. O.O I especially love Anja's face. (andAdairbutthat'sonlycozIthinkhe'ssuperCOOLLIKE)\
Buaha. I've already expressed my love for this picture. Hopefully my new phone is nice and lets me comment. :'D (It works like.. every other picture.)
The backgrounds toooooo *__* <3
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww.. that's kind; I did a massive amount of touch-ups on the faces to make them look better than they *did*, but.. they look so old now, the lines. To me anyway. I covered up with colour as much as I could.
Heee. Anja <3 I stink at drawing kids.. tried really hard to get her right. Unlike two Italian brothers we both know, there's actually a fair, even obvious, family resemblance she has to someone else.. 8D
Adair was fun.. I have a sick, sick love of painting blood, and I spent time adding details you can't even see at this size. Oh gawd. (Notice he's wearing his chain? I HAD TO ZOOM TO 200% TO DRAW IT, ONG. Stupid tiny chain links.. ;-; )

The backgrounds were a pain in the ass, apart from Lil's (which came together how I wanted it.. for once).. especially when you are trying to keep a swatch for EEEEVERY colour and shade. x.X; Though thanks.. inspired by a friend I can't talk with anymore, I'm trying to up the level of detail in my backgrounds. :D
Sanwall Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
This is amazing, it's obvious you've put a lot of time into this one :)
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D I thought about scrapping it a few times because it took so long to finish.. decided to keep going. See it through and all :3
Sanwall Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
And just see how great it turned out! :D

(that sounded sarcastic. I'm sorry. I do mean it sincerely :))
diana-hnd Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really nice done! :clap: It's like seeing snapshots of 4 different places and characters, put together as 1 pic! I especially liked the impression that Lily shows here; the sophisticated and indomitable impression. I like her vest~! :3

And judging by the eyes and hair, I'd say Anja is related to... Adair?
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks - that's how I treated each picture.. different mood/setting/appearance. Her vest was fun, although I had a tough time picking a colour for it when I did it.. xD
Your description of Lily is totally accurate, by-the-by ;)

Heeee - that is correct.. Anja is/was Adair's *only* direct blood relative. ^^
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