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Yuuki no Hana by jennieannie Yuuki no Hana by jennieannie
:squee: :squee: :squee: It's FINISHED!!!!!! :squee: :squee: :squee:

This is what I've been working on for the last six months. :faint: The idea came to me back in November 2012 as a Christmas present for ~juliet418.

While I know I can do better portrait work, I'm extremely proud of this piece. It took a lot of time and dedication to see through till completion. I had no idea how much work little people and their little teeth and their little bodies would be! Not to mention I tried everything to match hair texture to each individual person.

I realize many KAT-TUN fans and Akanishi Jin fans probably won't like this piece, as it more than strongly implies a support for 6nin KAT-TUN with 5nin KAT-TUN song lyrics (Yuuki no Hana). Sorry! All I can say to that is: It's just a piece of fan art. :shrug:

The concept behind this piece can be taken two ways:

1.) KAT-TUN (in any form---6nin or 5nin + solo!Jin) will always be there to make you smile.

or

2.) 5nin KAT-TUN will always be there for solo!Jin. That they miss him and want him back.

It's up to the viewers on how they view this piece. There isn't a mistake with the chosen images. I wanted a bit of a variety with their looks and chose each reference carefully. Yuuki no Hana is the reason this piece came about---I love that song!!! :giggle:

There is sooo much more I could say about this piece, but instead I'll stick with a brief physical description. :D

Top Row (Left to Right):
Square 1: Akanishi Jin (sunglasses); Square 2: Kamenashi Kazuya and Akanishi Jin; Square 3: Kamenashi Kazuya

Main Section: Group Portrait Left to Right: Standing: Nakamaru Yuichi, Tanaka Koki (bald) and Taguchi Junnosuke (plaid shirt); Sitting on the couch: Akanishi Jin and Ueda Tatsuya (not smiling); Laying: Kamenashi Kazuya

Lower Section: Lyrics to 'Yuuki no Hana' written in both Japanese and romaji. Rough translation:

We will make you smile again. So smile for us. When you wipe away the tears you've shed until now, look, a flower of courage will bloom. Yes, we'll make smiles that'll reach all the way to you. Wherever you are. Wherever you are. Wherever you are. Where are you now? What are you doing? We can hear you, have courage. We're with you. We love you.

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Square 1: Taguchi Junnosuke; Square 2: Tanaka Koki; Square 3: Ueda Tatsuya; Square 4: Nakamaru Yuichi


This is a fairly large piece at 18 x 24 inches.

Title: Yuuki no Hana
Medium: mechanical pencils 6H, 4H, 2B, 3B, 4B; tissues; Q-tips; kneaded erasers; Tuff Stuff eraser; pencil eraser; electric eraser; strathmore paper
Size: 18 x 24 inch

I will come back and upload a higher quality of this image as soon as possible.
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Vivi--Art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a Titans mission...so huuuge and so meticulous...wow, love it ! and I love the song you mentioned www.downvids.net/-kat-tun-yuuk…
I hope you will post individual photographs of the partitions of your work, I would love to see the portraits a little enhanced in size to study the hairstructure...it was done so amazingly realistic for each and every one of them !
I do have Jin's solo songs in my playlist as well as Koki's.... it's heartbreaking that Koki also left in 2013  T.T
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! If I stick around :devart: then I may go ahead and post some of the individual sections. It was such a time consuming piece, and sadly the last four portraits suffered because of it. I remember wanting to be done so bad, that I sorta rushed through TTUN. Whoops. Not proud of myself about that. 

Jin never fails to surprising me as a solo artist. I end up loving everything he does. 

Koki getting fired was such a hard hit (especially after already loosing Jin). And though I will always wish for them both to be still in KAT-TUN, I fully support all six of them in any which way (4nin, Jin, & INKT). :)
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Vivi--Art Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, a work this big is difficult to keep your focus till the end but it turned out awesome anyways ^^
Jin is indeed a wonderful solo artist and Koki...I still can't get used to his long curly black hair in INKT lol
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore Koki's long hair. :D
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Mangafan2804 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thiis is soo cool and detailed! It looks exactly like them! And you just picked the right song for this beautiful project! 'Kikoeru kai, we will make you smile' :3 Totally in love with this materpiece! <3
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so very, very much! :hug:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy hell, that's a lot of work. o_o Marvellous detailwork and I still like the softness of your hair. <3
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you so much!!! Your comments always mean so much to me!!! And yeah, it was a hell of a lot of work! :lol: :faint:
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soloxsolo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
This is LOVELY. I love the song too, and it's great to see what you've done with it. Beautiful drawings, and I really like your concepts (both of the. *g* Having the Sendai pic in the top center is great, and that's such a happy 6nin pic in the middle. Looking forward to the bigger version!
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!!!! I'm happy that you enjoyed the concept! :giggle: And this piece would not exist without that song. That song was the complete inspiration for this piece. :D I'm going to put up the higher quality version eventually...kind of difficult to get to it as I no longer own the piece. :lol:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful and interesting artwork! Congratulations!
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!!! :)
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De-sh Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
THAT'S SO AWESOME!!! As always, you've done anazing work!!! Love it so much~

Can I post it to our FB page? With full credit of course.
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But can you use the :devart: FB link? I don't like to post only trough FB. They own your work if you do that. Just using the share button on the artwork would be fine though. :)
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De-sh Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Eh? I didn't know FB owns our works if we post them there. Ok, I will link your art then. As I said it's awesome!!! I want more, ok? :D
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I once read the really tiny fine print of FB because I used to post all my art on there. But I got curious and then I saw that once you upload onto FB, they have the right to use that image in any way they see fit. So, the image can go up with the :devart: link or even embed (does FB allow that?), but because it's from another site they can't claim ownership. :shrug: That was the rule a year or two ago and to be on the safe side, I stick with it. :)

And, yes, yes, I'll keep drawing! I'm currently working on another piece. Hope it comes out okay, but I kind of need to stay off :devart: to work on it! :lol:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :tighthug: And if you feel that people would enjoy it, sure, you can post it. :) I think it's great that you want to. :blush:
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ljaslfjadslfjsdkf DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SONG♥♥

and holy shit the detail is amazing ! my favourite part has to be jin in the left corner (sunglasses), though~ it's just really well done and it looks super realistic :XD:

and omg your japanese handwriting is nice ;A; like wayyy nicer than mine

i actually did a piece based on this song too, since i liked it so much :XD: -> [link] [ahaha but since i'm a troll, the lyrics i put in the description are from faraway not 勇気の花]

last thing, i can't believe you can work with graphite in such detail and not just smear the damn thing every 0.002 seconds LOL whenever i sketch for any of my works, i always smear ;u;
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :tighthug:

I keep from smearing by laying a piece of paper on top of the finished works so my skin never presses against the graphite. I just barely put pressure on the paper though! I do a lot of little things, like, only washing my hands in cold water before drawing (helps reduce the natural oils in my skin---but boy do I need lotion by the end!) or wearing finger-less gloves. Depends on what I'm doing. :shrug: For this piece: cold water and paper! :)

As for the Japanese writing: please don't blame me or think less of me, but I can't write in Japanese well and I used tracing paper and picas and rulers and a whole bunch of tools to get the Japanese writing right! I'm just know staring to learn Japanese! :worry:

The rest of the drawing, though, is all me! :blushes:
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhhh, i've tried those things too! :XD:
my hands are rarely oily (i have this thing where i can't stand my hands being dirty, so i usually wash them...a lot :iconotlplz:), and i've tried putting paper underneath my hands, but it still ends up smearing LOL i guess it's because i put too much pressure... ^^;


ah, it's fine, it's fine :XD: i understand LOL i have been learning japanese for the past couple of years, and i know the writing is somewhat difficult >w<
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm actually a freak about washing my hands...to the point the often split open in the colder seasons...well, every season but summer. :lol: Yet, I noticed no matter how often I wash them, when I go to draw, I hate to wash them in cold water one more time just to be safe.

I'm not sure why your drawing keeps smearing if you put paper under your hands...maybe it is pressure? :confused: Honestly can't answer that one.

Yeah, I haven't really been learning Japanese until the past year. And writing is brand new to me. I'm still working on sentence structure (or lack thereof)...guess that's what I get for going the 'self-taught' route. :eyeroll:
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

ah, i always moisturize my hands very well, even in summer, so my hands are usually soft :XD: i always wash my hands with cold water except in winter...then i wash with warm water since my hands are already very cold (plus i'm anemic so they're even colder than most)....usually in winter mornings my fingers are always numb ;u; trust me it's very hard to take notes in class with numb fingers //sobs

it's probably the pressure i put on that smears my art ^^; i tend to sometimes exert too much pressure on the paper's surface OTL

ah, i'm okay with sentence structure, since it's similar to bengali (which i have grown up speaking), but i'm still in the middle of learning more kanji orz my problem is that i can recognize and know the meaning/reading of many kanji, but i won't be able to write it ^^;

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jennieannie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That really sucks being anemic! Your poor hands!

And I think it's awesome that you can read many kanji and their meanings. :D I've still got such a ways to go! :faint:
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shinjistar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yes it's good to know kanji, but i wish i could write them as well ;u; writing kanji is kind of difficult orz
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turtlepear Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
WOW! @____@ Amazing!!!!

Sorry, I'm speechless right now and I can't comment on your work with any other words than beautiful, awesome, amazing and all the praise in the world. You are really talented.

Love this!
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very, very much! I really appreciate the time you took to stop, view and comment! Especially such high praise! :glomp:
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FaithUnleased22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good :O
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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s-noriko Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
woah *-* beautiful *-* ♥
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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