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Hiei Colors by stratosmacca Hiei Colors by stratosmacca
Finally managed to finish the colors for this one. It depicts Hiei, my favorite character in the Yu Yu Hakusho anime series. He's pictured here with his twin sister Yukina, an ice apparition of the Koorime clan whose tears become gems.

Hiei was known to their clan as "The Forbidden One" because he was never supposed to exist-- he was born to an ice maiden, part of an all-female race. He was born male because his mother met and "interacted" with a male demon outside her isolationist Koorime community, which led to Hiei being cast out as an infant. Unknown to the clan, Hiei survived their death sentence and was raised by bandits. He and his twin sister were each given one of their mother's tears at birth, which they wore as necklaces.

Hiei began a long search for his sister after finding that his mother had taken her own life shortly after his "death." But even when he finally found Yukina, he swore never to reveal his identity to her, serving as her silent protector instead. In the anime, at least, Yukina knows that her brother is alive, but is still unaware that Hiei is her long lost twin.

Lineart done in pencil and colored up in Photoshop CS2.
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:iconusagichanbr:
UsagichanBR Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE! 
Hiei is my fav. character too :D
I love this a beautiful relationship of brotherhood.
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Would Hiei get pissed if Kuwabara knocked up his sister?
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Jaygie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the motion of Yukina's tears.
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animelover5ful Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sooo sweeet. love it :love:
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2n31 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
wao! omg this is sooo beautiful! great job!
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EtsuNara Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
This is so awesome! Great job! I absolutely LOVE Hiei, and I really think he should tell Yukina that he's her brother, but htat's just me. Once my friend(s?) and I finish the series, I'll be sure to read and/or write a fanfiction where he confesses.
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
nice
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shadowfiredragon91 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
me like. hiei is my favorite too
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toguroxani Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Excellent pic of Hiei and Yukina
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Firetomboy Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brotherly love XD i love how hiei cares so much for his sister!!
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SeriDreams Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. I just adore pictures of Hiei with his sister!
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ShikuroxKanno Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder when/if Hiei cries, would his tears become gems too?
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Kurama-Babe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
I love how sharp the colors are. And you did a great background story for them as well. Kudos!
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Arcticwolfhowler Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
This is really awesome!
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Cherrchu-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Awesome, I love both of these characters!!
And I really like the pose u drew Hiei in^^
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X-InsomnicidalTaru-X Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
That was so stupid that Shigure forbode him from telling Yukina that he was her brother. There were so many Kawaii bro/sis moments! I love this pic!
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kitsunemiko16 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Lovely ~!
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club-jagan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
we would totally love it here at Club-Jagan :3
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HikariT Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
pretty!

I love it
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kittara-jaganshi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: I love it!
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madmiko Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Niiiiice. I love how the inset of Yukina bleeds through into Hiei's part of the picture through her tears-turned gems. Great pose, and I especially like the skin tones you chose. I just commented on another picture recently that had a tanned Hiei in comparison to a very pale white Youko. I think the warmer color suits his hiyoukai heritage. And I love the determined look on his face. Great pic!
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The-Imiko259 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o.o wow...this is great! Hiei is my favorite too, which is why my account name is based off of him. (Imiko means "forbidden child" if memory serves me right)
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Cool! I love screennames that have some meaning to them. And thanks much for the comment and fav! :)
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The-Imiko259 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :3
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Fennecfoxgal Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Student Filmographer
Wow! I like the effects you used for the tears. ^^
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! And thanks for the fav! :)
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:iconfennecfoxgal:
Fennecfoxgal Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Student Filmographer
Your welcome! ^^
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!! I especially like her expression and the tears.
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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rhannah Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
For some reason, when thecosmicdancer said "let the exchange begin" I saw an image of Servalan's flunky clicking her fingers. Really great pic by the way. Looks like the real deal!
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
"Let it begin..." *snap!*
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
*shudder* Servalan has been mentioned
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scrum-yummy Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
wow! Awesome coloring!
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, this really turned out great! Big Brother can't keep ya down! :highfive:
I really really like how you did the colors in this, they're so vibrant. And the tears (you're gonna have to show me how to do that, in return I'll give up some information on the pic I'm withholding from you ;) )
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:iconstratosmacca:
stratosmacca Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
You're on! It was pretty easy to do, actually. I shall explain it to you later... in exchange for some information, that is :evillaugh:
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lol let the exchange begin then :evillaugh: I'll meet you in the alleyway, go alone heh heh heh
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