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I spent at least 3 hours before choosing her clothes :XD: a lot of ideas but none seemed to match Misa's style. Hope this one looks fine on her XD
Third one of the dark series! I'm having fun with it since it's a way to improve my use of dark tones...I always used bright colours for my art, so it's good to change once in a while.

I really like to portrait Misa. She's often hated because she acts stupid and is annoying with Light, but I actually really like her character. She's not that stupid -of course she looks like it if compared with L or Light- but most of all, I like how she's cheerful and lively, when she's definitely dead inside. Consider it, she sacrificed all her morality, her conscience, herself to be loved by someone who clearly just used her and never returned her feelings. She killed her soul for love and is nothing but an empty shell. So, although she technically lives, she's already dead from the start. Maybe that's why Shinigamis feel attracted by her, I think she's closer to look like a Shinigami than Light does.
Misa is a very deep, underrated character. :(

Hope you like it :heart:

Misa Amane from Death Note © Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
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IncoloreManga Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
wow...Pretty Chick :D
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Hatsune Miku's song The World Is Mine.
DeathNoteNews Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Writer
Thank you for letting us feature this during our Month of Misa Amane!…
flamespeedy Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Only a true fan of death note would see Misa's character like you <3
ShortLemonie3 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen to Misa being underrated!
popipola Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice picture, although misa is so annoying
Moon6Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Slightly different style from what Misa normally wears since it's generally way frillier and overdone. Personally I found her version way too much and love your simple but exotic version. Please no one rip my head of for saying simple since it's obviously anything but design wise I just mean it's easy for the eye to take in without becoming overwhelmed.

Overall really like her innocent but suggestive posture and the lighting and rose petals really add to the picture, the rose petal on top of the skull and the way she's sort of curled around it was an interesting touch.

Your opinion of Misa; why can't anyone else see that!? I tend to read more than I watch art but she's almost always displayed as a weak, stupid character which has resulting in me rather disliking her fan art/stories about her however once in a blue moon I'll find one that portrays her similar to how you've described and been smitten for her. Misa has so much potential as a character that isn't used personally I think if she'd approached Light as a friend instead of a smitten fan girl things would have been very different since he might have actually noticed her potential that way.
BubblyDoll Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you described Misa. And yes, I like her because of what you said (thanks for opening my eyes). She is deeper than it seems. And she's not dumb at all, plus, she's one of the only human-like character in the series, along with Matsuda. Many of the others just act after thinking deeply for ages because they're geniuses, but despite the fact she's intelligent and smart, she's impulsive and funny. Yet dead inside.
Actually I can relate to her in some points.

Very good art, sexy and classy.

I wish to see Mello or Matt art by you :heart:
DOaks7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
ahh theres not much good misa fan art so BRAVO!
GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Nice job! She looks very hauntingly pretty here :rose:
Seeker-Mar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Writer
I really like how you described Misa. I agree. As always your art is beautiful.
jaganshiayane Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I completely agree with everything you just said about Misa. I freaking love her and never understood why until you put it into those words.

Thank you.
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Tanta roba! *_* E' venuta davvero bene!
sweetsnow73 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh everything you said is pretty much why I love Misa but never had words for.

Lovely work on the piece and lovely words on the character.
ParanormalAvenue Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
EVERYTHING you just said about Misa.



I love you and will forever worship you and your awesomeness artsss.
VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want her outfit!!! Great job once again!
KimmalyMasen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I love this soooo much =D
AzulBun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Digital Artist
wow! she looks amazing! well done!
hiddenlotaslee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Artist
I actually liked Misa, yeah she acted dumb but she was just... cheerful and hyper! It was in her nature to act this way people!!! lol I liked her over all character design and make up as well. I felt sorry for her because of what Light was doing to her and I admired her for giving up what she did just to be noticed and accepted by the person that she loved. I mean a lot of people don't like her and think she's a useless character and whatnot but I actually found Takada to be waaaaaay more useless. (maybe that's because I hated Takada I don't know ^^; ) lol
BubblyDoll Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So true ! I hate Takada, but regardless my feelings towards her, I think she is just useless, uninteresting, just empty... no personality, nothing. Even her appearance is "empty". She's just so... ghosty ! Well, I hated her. Just plain annoying !
hiddenlotaslee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Artist
She really was just an uninteresting, boring character!
BubblyDoll Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, that sums it up ! :D

Btw, MxM ftw ! :heart:
hiddenlotaslee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Artist
lol Yup!

Yes MxM is amazing! :heart:
Robbuz Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Digital Artist
THIS is so true. Takada was pretty useless if compared with Misa :\ I mean, it was "thanks" to Misa that Light managed to kill L, also Light actually killed Takada after that she wasn't of help anymore, but kept Misa alive with the thought that she could have been useful again, that means something :XD:.
But I hate Takada too, so I don't know neither LOL :rofl:
hiddenlotaslee Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Artist
lol Yeah, Misa was actually helpful to Light I don't get why everyone hated her so much! >:C

Yeah Takada was... *grrr face* It's not even because she killed one of my favorite characters in the anime it's because she was annoying and too freaking sophisticated and proper!
tomgirl227 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!!! amazing as always!!!
i totally agree with you. i also think that there is something deeper in misa's character than what people usually see... i really like her character :)
SweetAyu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Beautiful! :heart: I really love the way you draw Misa. She really is a good character and I think you did a splendid job explaining her personality. =) :icongreenheartplz: I love the outfit you designed her. I love your art. It is truly exceptional! :clap: :trophy:
shiramonderer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I wouldn't say deep... She is underrated. Just because other characters in the series underrate her doesn't mean we should too... She out-lived most of them that's gotta count for something
smilyimp Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Wow... just wow... :XD: :love: You make me fav Misa pix!!!!! :la: :love: :heart:
Her outfits are so details, so real, wow! :love: Love every shiny and lacy bit! :nod:
And the pose is so anatomically perfect, ehehehe :heart: Awesome work! :la:
Robbuz Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks so much honeyyy ;3; :heart: I'm glad you like it!:tighthug:
momoka-kabane Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, you DO have a point with your interpretation of Misa. I honestly never thought of her that way...
Derri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
potterinu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
So Gorgeous. I see no fault at all.
ThePinkBowAndBlueHat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I love it! It's amazing. :D :love:
tatixtky Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful job! And I agree on everything you said. A lot of Death Note fans hate Misa and think of her just as a dumb character, but she is so much more than that. I'm glad not to be the only one who believes that :) and I love what you said about her and the Shinigamis, I've never thought of that before I agree on that as well.
XxKraitxX Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Wow! Amazing job
And your description... wonderful.
miajoie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not only that, but she is actually pretty smart for someone considered just a pretty face and the like. It was her idea on how to get Kira to notice her without getting into any trouble. Of course, she left tiny little clues she never would have thought would be traced back to her, but she did think of the diary entry as well as the disguise. She hands over her whole self to the one who brought justice to the death of her family, which was murdered right in front of her. She dedicated her life and soul to the one who saved her and she fell deeply in love with him. Many people, men and women, stay in abusive relationships because of the desire for the love they once received or because they believe, deep down, that the person is good or is only abusing them because they love them or because they deserve it. She is just as delusional as Light/Kira, yes, but she should not be hated because of her ditzy attitude.

I also would like to point out that I act like a complete idiot sometimes, and when standing next to my boyfriend seem very much like Misa on many levels, including the fact that my boyfriend is extremely smart and handsome and I look like I crawled out of the graveyard half the time. On the other hand, when on my own, I'm quite smart, a good manipulator, can get anything I want...Sadly, I've never actually compared myself to Misa before now and it's odd finding the connection. As I grow older, I've been able to stop hating her so much for everything that she is. I still dislike parts of her character and the fact that she truly does hand her life over to another person, which is where the two of us differ greatly, but it's still an interesting process for me to think about.

As for your actual artwork, I think the dress is utterly perfect for Misa. It's different enough that it's not copying the manga or anime while still hitting her style head on. Her position has a sultry, yet vulnerable aspect to it that I think goes with her character well. And I enjoy the skull addition, reflecting what you described as her being dead inside. And let's not forget the tiled background, similar to a chessboard, is it not? Were you trying to hint at her use as a pawn in Kira's "game"?

In conclusion, sorry for the long comment. ^-^"
aussie91 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
this is more detail than your usual art. it looks great
vya Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
God, that´s beautiful! :heart:

Her pose, her clothes, the colors. Wow! :love:
Kage6 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Misa is also intelligent in her own way, she found Kira by herself, and proved Higuchi was the Third
OverlyHyper123 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Is Misa in OC or in a TV show?
BlackSakuraRose Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She's from an anime/manga called Death Note.
NekoGirlKatie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This is utterly amazing ^-^
CrystalRobot Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's really beautiful.
and how you described Misa's character is spot-on. I never thought of it that way.
Ronin-chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I love the colors and I LOVE the clothes you chose for her, I think they suit her very well :love:. I also agree with your analysis of Misa, of course she's not as smart as Light or L, but she's managed to outwit many others on her own. She even got Higuchi to confess to being Kira on her own.
dazza1008 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
You know, from the thumbnail, I thought it was Light. *disappointed* :iconsadtardplz:

But I looooove the way you did the satin dress!! :clap:

I like Misa because of her devotion to Light, for the reasons you'd mentioned - also, I think she's got some street smarts - she was able to trap Higuchi! And also she knows what the public wants. She's got a face she puts on for the public.
Reprogrammed Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Writer
AMEN about Misa being underrated. I hate it when I come across a Misa-hater. I'm glad someone out there is willing to take the time to really look at her character. This came out beautifully, like all your works. I love it!
Thank you for sharing.
Robbuz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks to you for your kind words :aww: :heart:
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