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Lonely Mountain by sadwonderland Lonely Mountain by sadwonderland
OK, this one bears explaining.

My editors pushed me for a series of new covers for Bizenghast, volume 1, and the overall decision by Levy (head of Tokyopop) was that they were all not simple enough. He liked the Violin Girl piece I did a year ago, and wanted to see a mock-up of that same painting, but with a different background and changed to be Dinah, the main character. So that's what's going on here.

Will it be the ACTUAL cover for the book come this Christmas? Who knows. I like it better than the other jillion sketches I've done over the past six months. But we'll just have to see what Stu says.

In case you're wondering how I separated the two to make a new painting, I always do my backgrounds as a separate painting. So this background is a separate piece altogether. I also painted Dinah's head and hair separately and combined it with the body on the PC.
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DoodleShe0 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I have always loved your art style! its so pretty!!Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] 
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N1CK0L1E Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and wats bizenghast???
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N1CK0L1E Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa, didnt realize she was a violin. or viola. u no, whichever one. :n
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xDinoRawrx3 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist
omg, i LOVEEED Bizenghast. >< never read the whole manga.. ono
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Syphixious Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I've read that manga. ^.^ This was one of my favorite pictures in that book.
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Aww, thanks so much! XD
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Syphixious Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. ^.^
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your artwork! I kinda used this picture as insparation for an art exam (it wasnt as good as this)
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ScarletVampyrum Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i was searching for watercolor paintings when i saw this and ithought it looked familiar. i can't believe you're the author of bizenghast! it's a really awesome series and i've only found and read the second book so far but i never thought i would find you on DA o.o by far bizenghast is one of the best and most unique mangas i've read. :D
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
thanks soooo much!!! <3
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vinsulalee Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
WHOA! I remember seeing this book in Barnes & Noble. I remember totally loving this cover's concept. Great work!
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TheJasmineGirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesome I just finned reading the 2nd volume! so pretty.
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:iconnumber1alesanafan:
number1alesanafan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! I love Bizenghast
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:iconanett98:
Anett98 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO EPIC!
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:iconcassowarymarie:
CassowaryMarie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
This is so pretty! =)
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xromanticxshadowx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
i still think this has to be my fav. cover. :) the add for your manga was awesome too. It was hard as hell trying to rind out what the name of your manga was at first. I even used yahoo answers. I guess i confused people trying to explain that it was a girl holding her head but it was not on her body. I ended up looking back at the other manga to find it.

your manga was well worth the wait though!
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ayumiii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
OMG!
very nice^^
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lastALice Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning~
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HybridNightmar3 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
woah haha, this threw me off at first glance haha, i was like wait, wth? LOL i love it
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whitewolfokami Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconayumiii-chan:
ayumiii-chan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
very nice!^^
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HNAutumn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah, it reminds me of Beauty and the Beast. I love Beauty and the Beast . . . and this as well.
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Anchy22 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I have this part. It's my only. D':
Awesome though! ^^
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BowsNBears Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student General Artist
lol im commenting alot in just one day :3 sorry bout thattt...~ at first i thought dinah had black hair... my bad.. ^^'' cause on the cover it looked black. and the eyes looked reallyy.. whats the word.. turquoise? (spell fail..? xD) goes to show how well my eyesite is.. xD
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
she is made of music
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MeikoMeikoPie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Is that a cello?
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Topekachu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
That's so trippy, that a real person actually does this stuff. It gives me a whole different view on these books.
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
What...are other books done by robots?? :O!!
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Topekachu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I guess it's hard to explain ^^;
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
XD I GET IT. But only cuz I'm a robot and I'm smart like that!
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fallensecrets Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just started reading Bizenghast today (I know, I'm so behind :doh:) and I LOOOVE IT!!! Your art is soo amazing!!! :D Can't wait to buy Book 2.. hehe
And I also can't believe I'm commenting on the author of a manga series... :O_o:
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Awesome, I'm so glad you liked it!!
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ChimoChick13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Writer
...
What do you use on your art?
A certain type of...pencils?Copic markers? :iconcuriosityplz:
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
watercolors!
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ChimoChick13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   Writer
Coolness :D
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MimeHarlequin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Whenever I see this piece, I smile fondly, because it was what got me into buying the pricey-but-well-worth-it book that nice day at the comic-book store. :)
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
XD!!
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:iconmimeharlequin:
MimeHarlequin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
But I like being all cheesey and corny and damn, now I'm hungry.
XD
But seriously.
I'm so very happy that I bought it, because Bizenghast has influenced my art and made it develop so much! 8D
I really do owe you a thank-you.
..
Sammich? :D
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
mmmm SAMMICH
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:iconmimeharlequin:
MimeHarlequin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
HOORAY!
I believe my thankyou has been properly expressed. :D
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
expressions are always welcome in sammich form!! NOM NOM NOM
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:iconmimeharlequin:
MimeHarlequin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
You know, they should totally make a sammich-emoticon.
I was pretty disappointed discovering they didn't have one! D:

SO!

:toast: + :cheese: = sammich!
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KTS18 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
I've thought about getting this as a tattoo it's amazing and I love the manga as well!
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smileforu111 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
this is so beautiful. but at the same time it makes me sad. don't know why, but it turned out great.
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talking-mustard-pot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
i actually love this so much!! and yeah need to finish reading the series haha
but yeah this is beautiful ^_^
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insane-night-queen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Beautiful! I simply must buy the rest of the series now. I've only managed to get my hands on the first volume so far and I LOVE it!
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tennyomelime Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow! I've seen this manga at Borders but I haven't gotten a chance to read yet! Maybe I will! I flipped through one quick and I really loved the art. :) Wow it's awesome that I found this! :)
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C-Kat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Beautiful work :D
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Ivyro Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
OMG! IT IS YOU!! Your manga havent been long in Finland yet, but I have to say that I love your covers in your manga! Maybe I should take a better look to these~:heart:
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
thanks!
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