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"Lithium"

Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow.
Oh, but God, I want to let it go.

Come to bed, don't make me sleep alone.
Couldn't hide the emptiness, you let it show.
Never wanted it to be so cold.
Just didn't drink enough to say you love me.

I can't hold on to me,
Wonder what's wrong with me.

Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, I want to stay in love with my sorrow.

Don't want to let it lay me down this time.
Drown my will to fly.
Here in the darkness I know myself.
Can't break free until I let it go.
Let me go.

Darling, I forgive you after all.
Anything is better than to be alone.
And in the end I guess I had to fall.
Always find my place among the ashes.

I can't hold on to me,
Wonder what's wrong with me.

Lithium, don't want to lock me up inside.
Lithium, don't want to forget how it feels without...
Lithium, ...stay in love with you.
I'm gonna let it go.

:blackrose::blackrose::blackrose:

"Lithium" by Evanescence
Lyrics found here.
Music Video found here.

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So...been inspired by a lot of Evanescence lately, obviously. This song is one of my favorites, as well as it being my favorite music video of Evanescence's. It is sooooo lovely. :heart:

NOTE: INSPIRED by the song and incorporated some elements of the video, but NOT meant to be an exact copy. HECK YES I TOOK ARTISTIC LIBERTIES.

Been upping my supply of copic markers, yay me! :D I recently bought a ton of blues and wanted to do a very blue picture. Here we go. :XD:

Trying some new techniques here too... I find I don't really like leaving white space for a highlight with dark hair, so I tried gel pen over it... Turned out ok, but I think I may try something different next time.

ANOTOMY ISSUES!! Aki's head looks too big and her legs lok too chubby. DX I think her hand is the right size though!! I made my sister model for me so I could get that arm to look right. >w>;; And her mouth came out weird. DX *COMPLAIN*

FYI on the character herself... Skintone and hair color were changed slightly for this picture. Aki's hair is usually redder and her skin usually healthier/less emo looking. Yay for color bending!

The flowers were fun to color!! Actually just about everything was... And then I ran out of my baby blue and COULDN'T FINISH IT FOR A FEW WEEKS OMG UNTIL I GOT A NEW ONE. DX (Can't find replacement ink around here... And I have to travel out of town for Copics... >w>;; ) BUT IT'S FINALLY DONE, ENJOY!

CRITIQUE ME! HELP ME GROW PLZKTHX!

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Character: Aki Ameko (c) *AkiAmeko
"Lithium" song and lyrics (c) Evanescence
Media: Copic Markers, Uniball Vision pen, American Crafts Gel Pen, black and white acrylic paint. (for flecking)
Artistic technique inspirations: *kaoru-chan, *Keysha-chan

EDIT: Added watermark.
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:iconloriele:
Loriele Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Adorable
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I love what you have done (an instant favourite) in relation to one of my favourite songs on The Open Door
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The Open Door is AWESOME. 8D Not a single song I dislike on that album. :blackrose:

Thanks so much!! :D
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KelliRoos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how the colors turned out for this piece. You also paid so much attention to subtle shading it shows that delicateness very well, great! :clap:
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:iconakiameko:
AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< Thankies!! :hug:
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This is...
Truly beautiful work.
I am incredibly impressed. Honestly... wow.
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< Thank you Staaaaaaaaar. :heart:
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BornATiger-chan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
The whole idea of the picture and the use of colors is awesome. She's a bit disproportioned and her feet look really funny but other than that the attention to detail is as amazing as ever. :p

You're getting better at wings~
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< Thank you dear. I need to work on that whole model thing. :XD: I'll get there~

WIIIIIIIIINGS~:heart:
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SeaofOpals19 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I do really like this picture! I agree with :iconhunterspire: I love the blues in this picture and you are defidently making Aki the center of attention. As :iconhunterspire: said, the only thing that bothers me is the hair...it does look flat on the top. Hair is one thing that usually should always have volume...well, unless your like bald or something :XD: Btw, I adore the way you did the clothing folds! They look very nice ^.^
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I will take your suggestions into consideration. :)
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Raakone Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
She's very beautiful. I love your choice of colors here, and the background. And winged people are always cool. So there's another song called "Lithium" out there? I always thought of the Nirvana song.
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, there's a song by Evanescence, and it's ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS OUT THERE SO SAYS ME. :XD: Anyway if you wanna take a listen I linked the vid, I believe. :)
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Raakone Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Thank you. I listened to it the other day, and liked it. The song I was thinking about is here... [link] And what do the Evanescence and Nirvana songs have in common? Both were inspired by the use of lithium-based compounds for mood stabilizing...go to [link] for details.
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hunterspire Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
The shading is very lovely, Aki dear, and I like how the whole picture only really focuses on redish and blue colors. It helps ensure that the character is the center of the attention, and is not hidden by the details around her. I can agree with you that the legs look a little chubby, but I don't think it looks wrong. It really just looks like her natural body build. Not all of us are skinny emos. X3 Although I really do like this picture, there is one thing that bothers me: Hair. It looks too flat above her head, as if a part of her scalp is missing. It should be a bit fuller than that.


I'm glad you're encouraging critique. You have common sense. XD <3
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:iconakiameko:
AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hrrm, thank you for the crit! I checked it out an I think you are right about the hair. XD;;; Thanks! :heart:
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dragonrace Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Digital Artist
lovelyness:D and pretty wings^^
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
<333 Wings! Thankies! :D
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dragonrace Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Digital Artist
:D welcome!!!
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