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[Commission: Kaneki Ken] - 'Light of Crepuscule'

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Edited artwork on February 19, 2017:
 I felt I did a poor job on drawing Kaneki's face (I didn't make him look enough like himself,) so I redid his face, punched up certain color vibrances, fixed some anatomy mistakes, and added some colored highlights! The old picture is here for comparison: 

Light of Crepuscule (old version!) by muddymelly 

Quick plug: dear y'all, I would def' love to follow you back and connect with you on TumblrFacebookTwitter, and Instagram; I cherish seeing what y'all create and are passionate about, and cheering you on! 

EDIT @ 4:20 pm: I've just started a Patreon (a few minutes ago,) where I'm giving out the final high-res Photoshop file of this Kaneki artwork (2400 x 1600 + dozens of layers!) I would dearly appreciate hearing what free/paid rewards you'd like to receive from my Patreon! (Current suggestions include speedpaints, which would be free, of course!) Please feel free to comment your thoughts, requests, and suggestions all over my Patreon page, or here, or wherever you feel most comfy doing so!

Dear you, thank you so much for kindly looking! m(_ _)m T'is the renowned Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul (who  might hold the world record for going through the coolest and most character redesigns...!) :Stares in awe at each evolution of Kaneki: @^@ 

Kaneki Talking Icon  Kaneki Smiles Icontokyo ghoul gif ken kaneki Kaneki Talking Icon 

This artwork was commissioned by a wonderfully talented voice actor (!!) friend who is as sweet as he is dedicated! Thank you so much, Tyler James Thompson, for allowing me to work on this piece for you - and for using the piece in your gorgeous cover of "Unravel!!" 
Bunny Emoji-40 (Gangnam) [V3] 

And the title for this piece was generously suggested* by the warm-as-sunshine sunshine-hideyoshi-nagachika (AKA Luna!) Love The Sunshine Oh, my gosh, Luna... your inspiration behind "Crépuscule" is absolutely so touching and fitting...! I def' feel like Kaneki would appreciatively read Victor Hugo. (Luna, I changed your suggestion a bit because - I bet you already knew this, dear Luna and dear reader! - I found out that an interesting-sounding Korean manhwa about vampires titled "Crepuscule" exists! - And, sadly/surprisingly, DeviantART doesn't allow "é" in titles. /___\ 

IMG-On-06 03 2016-At-15 06 00 by muddymelly kaomoji set 2 67/67 

As Luna beautifully translated, "God wants us to have loved;" may you feel and know you are loved today. Panda Emoji-10 (Blush) [V1] 
Image details
Image size
2048x1365px 2.55 MB
Nexus 5
Shutter Speed
49999076/1000000000 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 28, 2016, 11:27:25 AM
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evelthedistroyer's avatar

Anazing art love


YasumiChan91's avatar

Someone stole this from you

Kaneki (tokyo ghoul)
AnasiaEchavarriaYT's avatar

this is beutiful

9000Kelvin's avatar
Wow and i thought Marco Bucci went crazy with colors:happybounce:, i ask this as a want more then a need since you might not want to give this out, but if you don't have a video of your process for some of these or a rough sketchboard, i would love to see one, your color control and atmosphere is amazing and i would love to better my own art with any advice you'd be willing to give, i don't know where you want us to share our art plugs, so sorry if this seems rude…
KedoKora94's avatar
I bought this print at Anime Detour and I love it!!
matt3e's avatar
Surprisingly bright for a Kaneki image. I think it's safe to say that because of Kankei we have picked up a habit of cracking our fingers. Actually I just read this post… where it mentioned Kaneki's finger snap. We've all been doing it before but I guess seeing him made it more of a habit. Any ways, keep up the great work!
ErkiB's avatar
I literally had to login... first time in over 2 years, just to tell you that I'm impressed!

Beautiful work and truly wonderfully put together, especially the color palette you chose is heartwarming to me in a weird way.

Much love ^^
tnt-up's avatar
Love it! Setting it as a wallpaper is lovely haha I like him x)
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Arroq's avatar
Finally found this on dA. I saw your booth at A-Kon this year! :3 Bought this print and had you sign it. Really loved this and it looks awesome as a poster! <3
Emericafan94's avatar
Super dope I like this alot I want to get into digital art soon
scruffynil's avatar
You've just won my heart with this. Aghhh! IT'LL ONCE AGAIN SUFFICE FOR THE LACK OF UPDATED MANGA!!
muddymelly's avatar
kaomoji set 2 60/67 Pink Heart Icon 

kaomoji set 2 31/67 
I'll take very careful care of your heart, and make sure it keeps on a-pumping, and gets all the iron and exercise that it needs...! 

Every time everyone is waiting for the next chapter/release, there's such a flurry of fandom-community-camaraderie on Tumblr/Twitter while everyone communally sits on pins and needles! Cliffhangers... those'll get one's heart beating faster! 

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zumidraws's avatar
really cool way of drawing
muddymelly's avatar
It's such an honor to hear this from you! Your drawings are so polished and gorgeous, zumidraws ! m(_ _)m Thank you so much for your kind comment...!
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Stunning. How were you able to create this!? This blew my mind.
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aw gorgeous ///v///
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Wahhhh thank you greatly!! kaomoji set 2 31/67 kaomoji set 2 67/67 
MariCore's avatar
This looks so much better now! :D not like the first one was bad XD but this looks even better :D
muddymelly's avatar
Ahahaha, my blessed Mari, I'm so relieved and glad to hear this... T^T9 Whew! 

Your insights and gracious words always make me want to make what I can do better, and improve more!! *_____*pq 
MariCore's avatar
Oh melly I know you will improve more ^^ because good poeple always get the best of things :D and your an amazing artist and a beautiful person. :hug: 
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