shane-acker's-9

I don’t normally post my fan-art here but I spent three days working on this damn thing and I like the outcome enough that I’m posting it. :|

Here is a link over to where I posted it on dA, just for the hell of it.

Description!

I get the impression that 6 stays in his corner, a lot. Sometimes, or rather, quite frequently, it can be very dark. He has one candle back there based on what I can see in screenshots, and candles only provide so much light, especially in the clock tower. I tried to capture that, and I also tried to capture the height of his space and the scale of the wall-drawings space. As well as a sort of dark, unsure atmosphere that seems to go hand-in-hand with 6. What is he looking at with such a nervous expression? You figure it out. c:

And here is the part where I ramble a bit about the background / composition.

If you look at 6’s wall of drawings there are quite a few different drawings of “the Source” in addition to the one that appears to be a diagram of the front of the talisman / the illustration from the alchemy book the twins found. It’s kinda fun trying to figure out what angles he was trying to pull off in some of them. And one or two of them even looked like the talisman in the act of extending those green energy-tendrils, interestingly. But that’s just my own interpretation.

That candle’s as good as it’s going to get. I don’t mind the flame as much - in fact I rather like how it came out - but the candle itself is skldfjslfjs. I am done fucking around with it.

In addition to being a sort of lighting challenge, I also tried a slightly different perspective than what I usually work with. Not sure if I managed to pull either of them off.

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Potential Cosplay - The Twins from 9

My sister and I were reminiscing about what a cool movie this was, and one thing led to another… and suddenly we were in costume planning stages. Looks challenging, but not impossible, and I’ve NEVER seen anyone cosplay from this movie. Plus, LOOK HOW CUTE THEY ARE!

Possibly for Ohayocon 2014? We’ll see.

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9 (2009)

Early Concept Art

So yeah, I dunno if anyone else realized, but Shane Acker’s website recently updated with some high quality concept art for 9. Those of us in the fandom have seen a lot of these before, but not yet in this quality—and there are a few that might even be new to some people!

As a die-hard fan as well as an artist, I must say this makes me ecstatic. :’D

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*~9 Art Book Giveaway!*~

Exactly five years ago, this movie came out and sparked amazing things. Creativity was filled within the minds of all, long lasting friendships were made, love was found, great times seemed endless, and we formed a fandom that remains a family to this day. To celebrate our fifth anniversary, I’m hosting a giveaway for a copy of the art book! 

Rules:

  • You don’t gotta be following me it’s cool
  • Likes don’t count but you can reblog up to  times! (Just try to be mindful to your followers!)
  • US and Canada only please (I’ll cover all shipping costs, you just gotta be comfortable with giving me your address)
  • Giveaway ends Sept. 25th, 2014 at 9:00 PM EST

That should do it! But first, a moment of thanks. Thank you for all the memories. Thank you for all the kindness. Thank you for taking part in making this one of the best fandoms ever. I’m so proud of you all.

With that being said, let’s begin! Good luck to all!