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HeartsForSale by AyameFataru HeartsForSale by AyameFataru
...i'll do this later cause i'm tried right now.

it is the next day and i'm now revitalized. the first thing i would like to address is that many people have been commenting on the size of the wings which i made delibrately small. one, because massive wings have become an anime cliche and i'm trying to do something different. Two, he is indeed a cupid and not an angel as most people assume. the small wings just him a sense of innocence and a less powerful presents. it's important to his character and i dont regret giving him cute little wings!

i would like to give props to the anatomy book i used as refrence for his body. "Anatomy for Artist's" (i think anyway... -_-;;)

i should also have a print ready soon... (shameless plug)

update 2/7/07

the original version of this piece was somehow lost and i suddenly found it in an old portfolio cd. which is awesome because it's bigger, good res and it's pretty. so enjoy
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nerve-artwork Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
love the atmosphere and the detail! amazing work man!
jeremys-art Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely love this, superb male form and awesome style.
Laugh-Butts Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing anatomy and style!
BoldRobber Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
subtle shading & colour enhancing enchanting Toadstool 
beachelf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellence!
So, if I buy a heart, does it come with the hot body?
Okay, sex joke aside, I really like the idea of a sort of defeated, adult cupid - kinda reminds me of the story of Eros and Psyche and how badly that relationship went.
kaoritsan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really beautiful
kayl33n Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so cool!!
KnossosvRhodos Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I absolutely love your work, especially the soft and detailed shading in combination with your strong lineart!
PiniArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
pikalatias46 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MissLadyDemon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so... lovely... :heart:
Silent-Jill Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this so much.
bLaqDamosel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Love the look & feel of this masterpiece :)
Sweet-Affliction Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really beautiful...the detail is just amazing, well done :)
oomizuao Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I've always loved this drawing, ever since I saw it back in ... 2006 I think was the first time I saw it.. Ever since it's been one of my absolute favorites of all the drawings I've seen on DA.. <3 I love the composition, all the little details, the coloring, and of course the anatomy and pose. The tiny wings were genius, by the way! I kind of like drawing large wings, not because it's popular in anime, but because of all the details one can put into drawing them, and because of the symbolism.. but in the end, the tiny wings are always the cutest ones :aww:

again, I love this drawing. And since I've found it again, after all these years, I can finally fav it! :love:
Filiana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Amazing :wow:
RenToRyuuIntheTardis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm intruiged by your character. He is depicted in your artwork with an injury. I wonder if there is more too, like if he had experienced some kind of tragedy that has brought him to the current state of selling hearts. and are they his hearts that he sells? or the hearts he sells of others?(I'm just curious because it looks like not only did you put great detail into the image itself but also into the soul of the character)
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, featured:[link]
Ceress13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I love the feeling this gives out, amazing
mkly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
love this! and the whole concept of it and the wings =)
sillyshadows Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i wish i could put this much details in to my work..
love his cute little wings
Mushupan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Woow, this has awesome detail. . and it made my heart pound a bit (><) xx
Marikobard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful details and awesome concept, I think I'm in love :)
rocker593 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student General Artist
ha,funny,before i even clicked this picture i was like "he has small wings!i love cute small wings,especially on guys,it adds innocence and a sense,warmth and lonliness..i love it"(:
slhandslh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I purchased a small version of this years ago but would like a larger one.
Mystelica Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awsome *_*

I like the anatomy and especially the wings! I think the size is just fine, it fits and they look so great the way they are *_*
Oh and the way the feet and the hands are done! *_*
I really am envious o.o... I'd never get them this way... they look just like real (so everything else does... <3) :aww:

And I like the way the cupid is sitting there all alone and in this pose!
I really like this picture^^

SoLaNgE-scf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
havoc2431 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
interesting, stared at this for a few good minutes. i dont think a lot people noticed the detail in your background. awesome work!
Xx-Miss-Comatose-xX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
amazing :D <3
Arzuza Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
like the anatomy!
IridescentSky Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Wow you did an amazing job at his anatomy!
Zita-Art Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
so nice :)
Lyuleo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
This is beautiful :)
dimmy87 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
this is insanely great :-)
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Momo-Deary Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Who on Earth would want this gorgeous perfection to be wasted with annoyingly enormous wings??!!? It's fantastic as-is! This is a magnificent piece! :aww:
ZidanielRaziel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
This is a very interesting picture, thank you.
darkestchi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
It's funny. I've always admired your work, but I've never favorited them...then again, I just found my password to this site.
AyameFataru Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hehe well thank you and I am glad you found it
Magical-Thinking Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Gripping. Beautiful work.
DragaoNegro Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Featured it in my journal!
great work! =)
onyxheartache Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured here!
Thank you for creating inspiring art <3
AyameFataru Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^
Crazeh-Sunshine Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
All the shading and detail in this is just... wow :heart:. Amazing!
SHREDDING9953 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
He looks happy :S lol really awesome though don't get me wrong
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a stunning piece!
GracefulTragedy Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful, yet sad, picture!
Rainbow-Jackal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Student General Artist
...Y'know, I really feel bad for angels.
They're getting such a reputation that is totally undeserved.
I miss the angels that have meaning.. the beautiful, actually angelic ones.
Anime gets on my nerves sometimes.
...Just thought I'd rant.
AyameFataru Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
haha it's true! Sometimes Anime is a bit too much
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