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Prepare your Heart by Kuume Prepare your Heart by Kuume
In this piece, I wanted to depict a deep feeling of caring and the yearning to protect loved ones from death, while facing its reality (the funeral flowers in her hair symbolize this).

I used mechanical pencil and pencils for this work. I've also cleared up the space around the character (and the face a little bit) in Paint Shop Pro, because it had some smudged areas and traces of removed elements that turned out impossible to erase. I could've fixed this problem by adding a background, but I didn't feel like making one anymore after something around 16 hours of working on this piece (another new record!). I felt very unhappy about the underlying sketch, as I forced myself to work on it even though I was dead tired, just because I was feeling a compelling need to express a concept.

More of my recent pencil work:

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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
great drawing, i love your whole style and technique
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:iconkuume:
Kuume Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconfoolsightblind:
FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
my pleasure :)!!
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Paryu Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Beautiful! Pencil might just be my favourite tool, I like all the textures in this. I wish this was my drawing. :D
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:iconkuume:
Kuume Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm happy you like it. :D I've just recently gotten really hooked on pencil drawings.
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Ladymandarin101 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesomeness everywhere!!
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:iconkuume:
Kuume Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Thank you, glad you think so!
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Ladymandarin101 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
;)
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Borianna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely <33
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Kuume Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :heart: :D
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