Phew! I finally gave up on working this fan-art of 'Deathnote', a suspense/detective/goth-styled manga by Ohba Tsugumi (story) & Obata Takeshi (art). My line art was made in pen and scanned into the computer, with colours added in Photoshop. It's been a super long time since I made any fan-art.
It didn't come out exactly as I hoped, or as good; and took longer than expected to complete (about 2 months) because my program would crash every 15 mins! I'll do better the next time.
Anyhow talking about Obata, he is one of my favourite artists. Recently I acquired this illustration collection of his artworks, unfortunately it is a COUNTERFEIT. Everything comes in counterfeits nowadays! The original Deathnote illustration book is entitled 'Blanc et Noir' and this one is strangely titled 'Left or Right'.
Also it is much cheaper at about S$30, whereas my other Obata art book (from 'Hikaru no Go') cost about S$110 (US$75). I'm currently saving up for the original 'Blanc et Noir' since this copy has annoyingly included some scanned HAIR and specks of dirt! It is also not a full replica of the original book though hardcover but I guess it'll work for now for browsing. Could've fooled anyone if not for the scanned hair.