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'Why am I . . . holdin' on . . . ?' by AIA42 'Why am I . . . holdin' on . . . ?' by AIA42
(drawn with pencil, colored with watercolors)

link to lineart -> [link]

. . . What color IS ghost-color, anyways?! -_- . . . .

<XD ok, so now I hope it's a LOT more clear that Neji = a ghost in this pic, since the lineart is TERRIBLY CONFUSING ^^; I'm sorry about that . . .

The neat - and also UNBELIEVABLY DIFFICULT =_= - thing about THIS particular drawing was that I had to picture it as a Venn Diagram to color it. See, Neji's a ghostie, so he's all ghost-colored (I decided on a glowy-greenish-blue color, but it's not as 'glowy' as I hoped it would look -_- DAMN TRADITIONAL MEDIA ((more like my inability to properly manipulate traditional media, lol <XD)) !!!). Tenten, on the other hand, is very much alive, and solid-colored.

However . . . Neji and Tenten OVERLAP here ^^; - so I colored only-Tenten bits solid normal colors, and only-Neji bits that weird greenish ghost color . . .

. . . and those overlapping bits? AH! THAT is where the Venn Diagram analogy kicks in! To color in THOSE bits . . . I had to mix Tenten's SOLID color with a bit of Neji's GHOST color! So for Tenten's yellow tanktop, skintone, hair color, and socks - Yup. The colors for the bits where Neji overlaps had to be INDIVIDUALLY MIXED ^^'

This is what I meant when I was whining about how HARD this would be to color earlier . . . I was right. Coloring this was. A. Complete. And. Total. PAIN. IN. THE. ASS. ^^; ................................................

Though, in the end, I'm kinda glad I did it <XD it had to think outside the box about how to handle coloring the overlap bits, and figure out how to make Neji as ghost-like as possible; he dun have a shadow (Tenten does), and Tenten's colors show through his ghost-color, and her outline does too. Watercolors will never cease to amaze me . . . more like, will never cease to conjure up new and perplexing situations for my brain to have to problem-solve ^^' . . .

. . . I'm still never drawing ghosts again though. NOPE. It is SO much easier painting Neji's solid colors -_- SCREW YOU KISHI. Neji ish ALIVE to me. In MY heart, in MY head :,) and I'm gonna DRAW him being ALIVE from here on out . . . :D






* 'Daylight' is a song by the band Maroon 5 (*the title of this drawing is a line from this song :D)

* Neji and Tenten are characters from the manga/anime 'Naruto' by Masashi Kishimoto
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:iconvainillame:
VainillaMe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This one is really sad! D:
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AIA42 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah . . . . ;A; <XD
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VainillaMe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
:c
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letthemeatwords Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
OMG Neji totally looks like a ghost! Great job!!!
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D THANK YOU FRIEND :hug: XD!
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letthemeatwords Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Your welcome :D
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:iconjhelisapoh:
jhelisapoh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweetly sad....;A; But I love it
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<X) Thank you . . . !
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:iconjhelisapoh:
jhelisapoh Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome~!So sad that Neji is dead....;A;
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deejyung Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
:iconcryforeverplz:
NEJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:crying: . . . .
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:iconjessie-chan-loves-u:
Jessie-chan-loves-u Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so b-beautiful *sobs dramatically*
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<:) Thank you :hug: !
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Jessie-chan-loves-u Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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ennueye Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Oh Tenten :(
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:crying: I don't think she can tell that he's there .. . . .
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NatsukoNara Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
oh my god !!! I just almost cried when I saw this ! T__T
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D: I'm sorry . . . have a hug :hug: <XD!
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NatsukoNara Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
:D
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horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing, Neji looks good!
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Thanks!!!!!
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Blackcats-13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww so sad and yet so cute. Great job
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<:] Thank you :hug:
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Blackcats-13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome^^
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tsuru67 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, mixing in Tenten's color and Neji's ghost-color really works!!! ^^
It's so pretty...
For some reason, I woke up humming Daylight. And then seeing this made me hum it again. XD

...Wait... o-o
...Is Neji crying?
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AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D YOU REALLY THINK SO?? Omg good, then that wasn't a waste of time ^^; :hug: THANK YOU!!!

>:] DA SONG ISH STALKIN' YOU ... same thing happened for me today <XD 'Daylight' was the first song that popped into my head when I opened my eyes . . .


(and yea . . . <XD I went a little overboard -_-' Ghosts can cry, right .. . ? <XD!)
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tsuru67 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I think it really shows how Neji feels... >XD!
It's like we're drawing him and taking advantage of his feelings or something...
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AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3 . . . .
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xXNejiten4everXx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad, yet beautiful - Neji will stay with Tenten forever, dead or alive!
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - and yes he will!!!
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BrickercupMasterX3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Cute, yet so sad. T^T
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AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<X,) Neji'll be really, really missed ... and thank you <:)
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BrickercupMasterX3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I know... I love Neji! T^T WHY MASASHI? WHY? NEJI WAS AWESOME! -_-
Your welcome. ^^
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Luafua Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*Sniff* ... Neji :( WHY?

But it is nicely done, very good job. Neji would be very proud of you :)
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:crying: . . .

<X) Thanks so much :tighthug:
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Luafua Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: No problemo
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MSU82 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Damn, crying again. But it's suck a beautiful piece, I can't be made at you. :tighthug:
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<X,) Thank you :hug: :meow:
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EnderqueenShado Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GOD THAT JUST LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE D:
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:iconaia42:
AIA42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>.< It was a real pain to color, it really was . . . <XD!
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