Ouran High School Host Club: Douceur de Vivre

Ouran High School Host Club, Tamaki Suoh, Member Art


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Weeeeee~! It's a double New Year gifts! XD

[Douceur de Vivre], which is a French phrase, meaning 'Sweetness of Life'. And sweetness includes the romance which enriches your love: a pen, a rose...& music. Oh, not to forget, you'll find sweetness in ice cream too :nya: . So, that's how sweetness makes one joyful :) .

Special features: The Rose pen >> Communication through words on paper. From words, they are conveyed into songs; one of the perfect air of romance (Note: the ramen at the end of of 'Tamaki' name is his favourite meal ^_^' XD
Not to forget, all stuffs here portrays Tamaki's characteristics.

Materials used: 2B pencil, 6b graphite pencil, A4 artblock paper, black pen size 0.2, tissue, cotton bud (for shading in narrow areas), & eraser.

Time consumed: 4 days & 5 hours per day ( due to printing errors in its machine, I've to constantly refer to the images through computer screen.

Problems encountered: For this time, I would like to try out using outline pen in attempt for clearer lines, just like those in manga. However, due to miscalculation in proportions, one of Tamaki's shoulder looks 'shrink' ^_^'. And because the original image is simplified, I've to do some researches in order to understand the3 shades and style of Tamaki image.

#. Thanks to Enchantressinthedark for information on Tamaki's favourite meal.
#. Rose image from DreamsAddict
#. Tamaki image from Arya@DeviantArt
#. Stylish Tamaki name from PrisonerofConvention

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  1. enchantressinthedark Dec 27, 2006


    I love the way you drew Tamaki, especially his EYESSSSSSSSSS *____* And the details are really amazing! Ramen especially XD The rose, the piano notes and........is that a glass of cocktail? XD BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL! You know what, I should make you draw more Riku and Tamaki pics :pacman:

    I wonder what will TAMAKI'S QUEEN say when she sees this XD *glares at a certain someone.......*

  2. royaldarkness Dec 27, 2006

    *jumps up and down excitedly*
    TAMAKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! *glomps Kokuyu-san* AWESOME! You've just made my otherwise boring day extremely glorious! *continues jumping up and down* Ramen, how on earth did I forget that XD *glares back at mandy* X-P

  3. NeverEnd Dec 28, 2006

    hahaha next time dedicate one to me =p

    eh no need me comment further,one word again = GOOD

  4. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Dec 29, 2006

    Another lovely doujin kokuyu! I love the overall composition of the work. The rose pen, the stars as music notes, etc. And, as always, nice job on the shading. That said there are a couple of things that could use some work. His eyes seems somewhat undefined-- at least his pupils. Secondly his hair seems a little uneven... I think it may be a tad too poufy on the top and left side. But regardless, it's a nice, well-thought out piece! (And I love the lettering that you used to write Tamaki's name!) Keep up the great work! :D

  5. burijetto Feb 03, 2007

    Its really nice! The shadings look awesomeeee :DD The background effects are really cool too! The lettering looks printed! I love the shadings on the shirt! I'm adding this to my faves!

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