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Deshwitat by PhantomSeptember Deshwitat by PhantomSeptember
Three scans stitched together because this thing's kinda big.

Deshwitat, from "Rebirth," easily one of the best vampires to ever exist. He doesn't actually have bat wings or anything like that, I just thought it would look cool. His clothes are a mishmash of different things he ends up wearing throughout the manhwa. Such a grumpy death machine.

Why is this so bad. Ugh. Something in my head shuts down when I try to draw things for others and makes everything turn out bad. XD Composition? What composition? >(

My part of the art trade with :iconravensuspiria:

Deshwitat Kwang Woo Lee

Read "Rebirth," it's awesome.
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Bright-Molly Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Yay! I was all about this series in High school. :D
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
COOL! I love how you did the bats and this character's cape! Amazing! (as usual!)
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That was really an amazing picture! And the folds on the cape is really good done. Me myself have often prob making these folds, maybe I'll be your student ^^
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)
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shelbyfrisk Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
lhfdohng I LOOOOOVE THIS MANGA!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks! :)
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shelbyfrisk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
^_^ MHMMM!!! :D
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dinarasmall Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
It is awesome! I realy like it!
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Persnicketese Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This should be a poster, it really should. I love it!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
XD Thanks. The more I look at this one though, the more of its flaws I see.
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Persnicketese Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I'm that way with my own work, but personally I love it.
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BbStarD Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is dope Phantom! I didn't really get a chance to check your work at Otakon, but this is awesome, makes me feel bad I didn't.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Thanks! It's alright. I'm really self-conscious about my art in person anyway. Especially when sitting in an artist alley with countless amazing artists.

You don't seem to post much art on your dA. Do you most more of your art on tumblr perhaps? I'd like to keep up with your art. :)
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BbStarD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I've just been consumed in projects in the past year or so. But now I have my website: [link] and it has links to all of my other pages. I do have a tumblr, it's [link] Let me know what you think, do you have a tumblr? :)
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I do indeed have a tumblr. Thanks for the links. :)
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Xmidnight-runnerX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I really like the concept of this one!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thanks! :)
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LizDIXVIII Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
oh my god! its so awesome!!!!! im looking everywhere for book 24, has anyone found it? because i have been looking for it for a couple of years now and its bugging me...
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Tokyopop went out of business so they aren't publishing anymore in English. I have translated the last volumes from German so if you bought the last books in German, I do have a translation document you could follow along with if you wanted. :)
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LizDIXVIII Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
oh thanks, but i dont have a copy of it... even though my mum can read german i dont think shes gonna read it out to me either... :'( thats not fair man!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
No, see, that's the point. You special order it from Germany like I did and then you can read it by following along with my translation. It's actually pretty cheap if you special order through the International Book Import Service (IBIS). [link]
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LizDIXVIII Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
oh! really? thanks, can u send me the link afterwards because as soon as i send this it will get rid of this whole comment...so u order the book and with you translation of it i will b able to read it? cool!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Sure thing. You can find the special order for here: [link] you need to order books 24, 25 and 26. You don't need the German volume 23 since it's just the same stuff that's in second half of the large U.S. volume 22 (the U.S. version put the content of two books in one).

For further instructions, check out my instructions on the Rebirth forum here: [link]

My translation of volume 24 is also to be found on the forum: [link]
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This... This is just phenomenal. I'm so speechless. I've come back to this drawing about four times today, thinking, "Man, I really need to comment on this!" I'm afraid the comment might turn out so long, though, that dA would crash. >.> I'll, eh, try to keep it short, I suppose. XD

I really like the composition of this drawing, actually. The flow of the bats makes the observer's eye follow from the top of the canvas down to the bottom, passing through that especially amazing personage with sexy hair and beautifully flowy clothing... Hurrhurrhurr. I especially like the fact that his wing doesn't appear to actually be attached to him--it's more like he's holding it, like a cloak. I see a hint of the traditional vampire pose coming into play. :3 *whips cape over face*

I also love the reds in this painting. The orb at the top is a great focal point, for sure, but the reds in his clothing and the little drip at the bottom of the paper compliment each other nicely.

I haven't a clue who Deshwitat is, but I think I've just found my new favorite piece of artwork from you. :meow:

Also, your "bad" drawings are significantly more interesting than my good ones. You probably hear that a lot... However, I don't speak anything but the truth. =3
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Thanks. I dunno. I'm still iffy with this composition. XD The composition itself is actually inspired by the "Dead Promises" song by the Rasmus. The whole hide from the sun and everything. It didn't really turn out quite the way I wanted though.

You need to know who Deshwitat is! Read the manhwa "Rebirth" it's excellent. A true vampire story. I think it's my favourite graphic novel of all time. And that's saying a lot.
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I love the Rasmus! They've been my favorite band for probably a good six months now. :meow: Good song, good song...

I think, in the art world, artists have to be more patient with themselves than anything. How often do you have a piece of artwork that turns out exactly the way you imagined it would? Well, maybe that happens a lot for you. I don't know. ^^ Even if it's not exactly how you wanted, we little amateurs can't see into your head and compare the finished piece with what you were thinking of. In short, THIS IS AMAZING. Whether or not you're pleased with it.

*looks up Rebirth* Wait a moment... I think I've seen this manga before. The first volume was at the Fun Unlimited store for like four bucks! I came so close to buying it, and yet... Ah, darn. I'll have to check for it again when I head back to the mall. (SINCE BORDERS IS CLOSED ASDKFJLGLKJF)

Pardon my spaz. :3
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Yep yep, I've heard from Jipushi that you like the Ramus. :D I like the Rasmus a lot too.

Yay! Don't forget, and definitely check it out. You can also get it on Amazon for pretty cheap too if you buy it used. Right now they have some used for $0.01, and then you have the $3.99 shipping, so that's a pretty good deal too.

Aww... Yeah, poor Borders. I guess I was resigned to their fate after they had their first bankruptcy thing months ago.
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I get into these random, sporadic obsessions every now and then. XD My obsession with The Rasmus is dwindling a bit, but I hope it keeps up until I can buy the new album they're working on. :3

I might take a look on Borders.com for Rebirth, because I'm still an avid Borders fan. XD I get all kinds of stuff for super cheap from that site. (Borders Rewards Plus member ftw!)
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Aw, don't let it fade. The Rasmus will always be cool. I didn't know they were working on a new album, I mean, Black Roses and Lauri's solo album seem like they just came out.

You do that then. :)
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not that I'll stop liking them. I'll always love The Rasmus! It's only the obsessions that I'm super embarrassed about that I don't come back to. XD

It sounds like the band is aiming to have the new album out this autumn, by the way. There's no set release date, though.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Oh cool! That means I'll be in Finland when it comes out. >3 If it comes out in Autumn...
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Flywey Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Oh, it's so rare to see pictures of this character ! And that's a shame, I really love it. Strong personnality and amazing design :p
You did it very well, he's reallyr great <3
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Thanks! And yes, there does need to be more Desh pictures. Or even just Rebirth fans in general.
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BLANKACCOUNT1010101 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Dear sweet bloody Hell....This is absolutely superb in every way possible. it is sublime! absolute perfection! You Sir have not only created a Hauntingly beautiful piece of art you have also unknowingly created My Tattoo! I have printed this and will soon be taking it to a tattoo artist in New Paltz. I intend to have it placed on My Right upper arm. Bravo! thank you so much!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Glad you like it!

And I definitely want to see pictures when the tattoo is done. I'm floored you like it so much!
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Servina Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
coolness :D
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COBRD-Ind Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Obviously this is something I should read. I have only read one Manhwa before...enjoyed it thoroughly and would frequently re-read it until my house burned. Now i only have the last two volumes of it. "Model" Was what it was called. Another vampire story...with artists! Either way, i really love the over all composition of this piece. The vertical everything just really appeals to me. Especially the big bad @$$ bat wing! This has everything you are awesome at in it! Flowy fabric, shadowing and a handsome vampire man!

No I haven't forgotten about your sketch! I have to take a pic of it tomorrow. ;_; I'm so behind.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Yesss. You should read Rebirth. It's been a big influence on my philosophy as well as my art. I'd let you borrow mine if you lived anywhere near me. XD But I wouldn't wish Georgia on anyone...

You can probably find them pretty cheap on Amazon. And I've heard of Model, but never really got around to reading it...

No pressure, no worries. :3
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COBRD-Ind Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Haha, what's wrong with Georgia?! You got peaches down there! Well...i have peaches here too. Next town over has an "Apple/peach" festival every year. STILL! I'm sure Georgia is fine.

You should read Model if you get the chance. I think one of the most appealing things about the books was the art style of it. It's called model and the characters are all drawn very long and elegant and you imagine pretty tall. Like models! It has a double reason to be called model. XD
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Aahaha, it's pretty funny, but Georgia really doesn't have many peaches at all. You have to go to Florida, Tennessee or North Carolina for them. XD

Plus, it's four months of continually humid 95+ weather. In addition... there seems to be only two kinds of people down here. The racist sexist people and the really really nice people. Sadly, the first category outnumbers the second.

I know I shouldn't get political really, but Georgia is also unwaveringly Republican. And they kinda, just keelhauled my scholarship money and the scholarship money of about half the students in the state. Georgia places second to last in education in America too. :/ I could tell you the percentile of those who actually graduate high school, but it's just too sad. ;_;

Oh, and Atlanta is one of the top child-(sex)slavery trafficking cities in the U.S.

What's wrong with Georgia? Lots of stuff. :D

Oh! And Rednecks too.
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COBRD-Ind Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I think you would enjoy Mass quite a bit then. I may be sheltered to a lot of horrible things but, I love this state. The weather is never unbearable, The fall is gorgeous and colorful and the winters are wonderfully cold and snowy! I also can't help but notice there's a ton of state protected parks and beaches in my area. It's awesome.

Also, check your messages! I finished Mr.Crane!
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I'm sure I would too. I'm a big time cold weather person and not really a long swelteringly hot summer person. I do live directly on a national park so I do have that much comfort though. But really, the north is definitely where I'd like to be.

Yesss. Gonna go look!
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PRFury Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he looks good with the wings! nicely done :D
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Thanks!
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Musashi-Twist Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH jeez, once again you show why I love you so much.

1. Props for drawing a real vampire, not one of those sparkly things that hang around.

2. Those bats are worthy of Batman himself, and that is a compliment.

3. Your lineart and style is well done as usual and your design is great.
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
:D

There is no such thing as sparkling vampires. >( I refuse to recognise anything that preposterous.

Thanks! I got a little bit tired of pencilling and then inking all those bats. And trying to get them all to have different poses.. XD I think I should have focused on correct anatomy though. Ah well.

I tried to make the style a bit more like the manhwa rather than mine. XD But granted, Rebirth is the single biggest influence of my style.
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EccentriKing Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
DESH. Deshdeshdesh. A grumpy death machine indeed! XD

Well, personally I think this looks brilliant, composition included. I like the reflections of the red moon, and the drops of blood...and the bats materializing from random parts of him. Awesome. :D

And yeah, the wing thing is cool. Very cool.

*Stares at it for several more minutes...*
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PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
I thought you said the sketch looked iffy? XD But I was too lazy to completely redraw a new composition. Kinda glad I didn't start over.

I like the wing, but there is no semblance of anatomy to be found. XD

I guess... there are a lot of glaring problems with this, but it didn't turn out *too* bad. Poor Desh's legs, I wonder where they went?
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EccentriKing Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
The sketch looked a little iffy...but you made it work. Wonderfully, I dare say. :nod:

I'm glad you didn't start over too. :3

Aw, I'm sure his legs are ok...maybe he's doing that Alucard-y shapeshift thing and his legs were the first thing to turn into bats? XD He's a very old and powerful vampire, so I imagine he'd be able to do stuff like that...
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fractalinda Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh my granddaughter will love this! why do you think it's "bad?" This is certainly not my forte, but it appears to me to be a very nice work. Great composition and colors/shading.
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