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Copic Marker Commission- Vampire Knight by keelerleah Copic Marker Commission- Vampire Knight by keelerleah
Edit: I've had some comments concerning the color of his hair (and how it seems different then the official art). Well all I can say is that I colored it the way *LadyoftheSeireitei described -and I did look up some official art of him. This was the best I could do, especially considering that my marker collection is very small and I had to make due with what I had.
Oh, and the title will most likely be changed to something more creative after, I just couldn't think of anything at the moment. ^^;

Commissioned for :iconladyoftheseireitei: of the Vampire Knight character Senri Shiki.

This is my first ever copic marker commission and my third attempt at coloring with them, so considering that, I think it turned out pretty well. :excited:

At first I didn't know if I could pull it off or not just yet. *LadyoftheSeireitei wanted him with his clothing torn and a lot of skin showing... and I didn't know how well I'd manage that with my limited copic coloring experience, but I took a risk and went for it, and I must say I am very pleased at the outcome (especially considering my very small marker collection).

So over all, I very much enjoyed the media change, I had great fun trying something new, and I guess I will be willing and open to trying more copic marker commissions if so desired.

Please No Critique desired!!
:bulletblack:Rough draft sketched out in pencil on regular paper.
:bulletblack: Drawn in pencil on a second thick 8.5x11 manga paper
:bulletblack:Outlined in pen.
:bulletblack:Colored with copic markers
:bulletblack:White highlights added with watercolor paint.
:bulletblack:A bit of editing in Photoshop because of my old scanner.
:bulletblack: A few references used.
--Commission Info--

Art copyright =keelerleah (me)
Senri Shiki/Vampire Knight copyright Matsuri Hino
Do not re-post, resubmit or edit this picture. You Can't use the pictures for layouts, blogs, websites, myspace, banners, designs, posters, cd, books etc without accessing a written permission from me.
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SabrinaHeart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artist
KyouyaFox17 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
really good :) love it <3
mlatimerridley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Writer
:wow: Aside from the fact that this is a brilliant drawing, the use of the copic markers is incredible! The colouring is amazing, it really is, I'm so impressed. Do they have the same effect on thinner paper?
SirMimsyPompingdon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Kaname may need a new shirt (what is it with anime guys and getting all their clothes ripped up, geez!)
HikaKao132 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
its Shiki not Kaname...
SirMimsyPompingdon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Oh sorry! (I feel bad now ^^') I thought his hair looked much shorter than usual...Please forgive my mistake, I always imagine Shiki with bright purple hair for some reason XD
It's a great drawing though, good job^^
HikaKao132 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
heh it does look a lot like Kaname
SirMimsyPompingdon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Sorry I made that mistake ^^'
HikaKao132 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
heh its alright
HikaKao132 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
SammySideUp00 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
SlowFootsteps Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
absolutly beautiful
SexyVampire102 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nose bleed
kota3214 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
casandraluna Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MidnightIris77 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconaawplz: I love the way you captured Shiki, he's so sexy. I could eat him :horny:
rebeccaRlong Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist
WhiteRoses81 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow you are so incredibly talented!! Love it! <3
XCristalseaX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*-* very cute!! >.<
pantheongirl24 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
copic marker?? O____O mine look like crap now...
MyLittleRagDoll Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your artwork
MidnightIris77 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, you've really captured Senri. He's so beautiful. :love:
SheAintAHoNoNo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LUV THIS!!- ur beautiful @ c0l0r!
kaorimaru Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TheLittleCuteArtist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're good!!!
FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is traditional art?!!! O.O You're good
jagglekinz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I decided to go through with the contest ;;; contest details can be found here


hope to see you if you decide to take part
jagglekinz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello I am thinking of doing a contest to get rid of my copic markers(and a few other artist markers). The contest is not official and because I am a '' no body '' No one will really join. So I am commenting asking a few people to join, You don't have to and the contest has no details to it, just the reward would be around 100$ worth of markers. . note me if you are interested and I will see if I want to have a contest to get rid of them.
EchoicHeart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow for this being only your third time using copics this is amazing! I love the colors and the background is really well done. Also I just love Vampire Knight. Great manga/anime and Senri Shiki is a great character. I just bought my first copic markers recently so I have been scouting out art done with copics to get a feel for them before I use them. :)
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think your art is amazing :) wonderful colors :) I'm really impressed of how you drawing the skin and the hair, it look really cool :) how long have you used topic markers?

i have just ordered a 192 set, i hope i can become a really good topic artist like you!! :)
HRLSS-GeckoTea Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
8D This is beautiful!!!! You have a lovely style with markers. :)
HoneyMango Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
-Massive dying- Shiki <3 You know how hard it is to find fanart of him <333 Oh god.. If I can I'd love to as a commission from you <3
BlueSketcher Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
you are godly with markers just...:worship:
Silver-she-wolf-14 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! :iconinloveplz: The colors are gorgeous and his expression is perfect >w<
XNikoKurohyouX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
may I ask what copic markers you used for the skin? :meow: I need to order some skin tone markers but have no clue which ones to get.
keelerleah Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional
These are the colors I have that I use for skin tones: E0000, E00, E01, E02, and sometimes a C3 which is a grey color.

My marker collection is still rather limited so sometimes I have to do a bit color experimenting as well.

I would suggest looking at some copic coloring tutorials on DA. That's how I found which colors worked best for skin tones. Try looking a *Ecthelian's gallery. There are some amazing copic tutorials there.

Hope that helped. :)
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so you recomad to use colors in the same family? :P
keelerleah Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional
Eh? Well I just told her the ones I used. I read through some marker tutorials on DA and just picked the ones that seemed to be suggested the most. Then I went looking for them on ebay (there is an art store nearby that sells some but not the skin tones I was looking for). I ended up getting a set of 4 skin tones from a single seller (3 of which were colors I was specifically looking for) and they were cheaper then getting separately. When I'm actually using them, I usually end up paying attention to the shades rather then figuring them out by which numbers match up the best for blending. ^^;

Oh, and regards to your over lovely comment, I'm still very new to copic markers. This picture is actually only my 3rd attempt at using them. I've done lots of traditional painting before (watercolor, acrylic, etc.) and that experience seems to have helped out a lot with copic coloring. The coloring it's self is slightly different (copics dry so much faster) but layering the colors and shading/highlights are generally done the same. So in that sense it wasn't all the different.

Good luck with your own art. Heh, with that 192 marker set you have coming you'll have way more markers then I have at this point - I only have about 25 myself and I still managed to do this picture ^^ Thanks again!
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you can bye them at without porto :D

and your art is amazing, i just got my blenders today :P i vas surprised over the brush tip, its like a soft maker :D
XNikoKurohyouX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!! ^^
DancesWithWolves64 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
very job well done. I love this character, and you just made me love it even more. amazing work.
Colanah Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work indeed. I rather like it and the use of the copics looks good. Hmm..may have to try a set myself.
BoogermeisterNeema Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shiki, my fav deadpan-faced vamp!
VVBABE Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg he looks so sexy :drool: love it, so much amazing detial as well :D
Hussygirlfreak Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Into the Wild...ooooh should use this as a motivational poster: 'Come to *insert random place here*'
PoeSheiky Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Wonderfully colored!
Nortstar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
wow it is so great :)
DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, that's gorgeous!!!
cocobinegi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY!!~ <3

The hottest Senri I have ever seen! :la:
Rido would be proud of his son! XDDD
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