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L: Sleeping Beauty by inbluesaeki L: Sleeping Beauty by inbluesaeki
L hides nothing when he sleeps.

Though it's not very often. He do sleeps, once in a while,
when everyone isn't seeing.

He lets his guard down. He closes his eyes, so unaware of the world.



Although obviously I didn't want to create the sad atmosphere at all, I painted this while listening to all the sad songs in the harddisk.

There's something special about making the fanart of the character or people you like (or love), espectially when you concentrate on it. While I painting this picture, there are only me and him on this planet. It's such the odd intimacy (which makes me want to draw and paint him again and again.)

Mechanical pencil and tablet, Photoshop CS3.

The textures by :iconluminya: and :iconcoolmaggi:

I've given permission for :icondeathnotefan: and :iconlxlight: to post this on their page.
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sampea Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Pleasant dreams, Ryuzaki-san. *places a nearby coat over his shoulders*
komdor1023 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so perfeck
dont take my words wrong
but it is soo beutifal
here is a llama
Sunrise-To-Sunset Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this is beautiful...he really does look like a sleeping beauty! :meow: Really, amazing job! :)
Demonic-Corpse-Emo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011

Kool Aid Man-o-0? -looks at adress- Oh &$%#$#@@# Me in the &Y$&*^*%#%$ Arse

I live to be the next L so to show lawli that i care for lives i killed three people;D

Spoiler-Lawli dies in november by the boy whoose currently F*cking his brains out

GOT JAM??!?!?!?
100PercentSIN Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Serene and but off gaurd. Although it emits peace there is a certain sinister feel to this piece. While he sleeps he knows Kira is waiting for him to be defenceless.
strawbewyneko77 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
OMFG L is sooo wonderful i cant even beleive it...
Korikali Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
This is soft, so sweet. Dawww I love it!
gabbyv23 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
aww....L is so cute~;w; *faves*
I love this picture so much!especially the way it's colored,and L's face
StarlightsMarti Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
"Sleep well, my cutey!" :heart:

The coloration is gorgeous! I always enjoy good fanarts of our sleeping beauty! Thank you for this great stuff! :)
RyuzakiMakiX3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture!! <3
one-red-butterfly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
i love L so much, and i always wonder about how hard his burden is, having to work on so many cases every day.

poor L. i wonder what he dreams about?
crzee4art Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconeeeeeplz: SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yukaida Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
aww lol
I like the description. lol it's like a lil poem. koolz XD
randomz13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
*gasp* this is so beautiful...

"You've got me speechless..." - Beyonce
Polka4Life Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Aww.. he's such a cutie.
This is very well drawn and colored, I love your style.
justins-girl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
omfg! this is so cute!!!!! i want him! *drools*
xChocoBearx3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sangui-Moon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
what you said is true...when youre so into the drawing when its someone you love or a character you sicks you away from the real world
heybuddy778 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
that's so adorable! :D :aww:
runty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Student General Artist

I feel the VERY same way when I draw a crushie... a person/character I like very much....
This beautiful painting of L definetly made me realize how deep the feeling is, how I truly feel what you felt.

So peaceful. So sweet.

Beautiful. :)
Giuli-lexi-kian Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Your art is so beautiful!!!! Its great and.... L is peaceful and happy! Lovley
Threshie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know just what would mean about focusing on creating a picture or story about a character you feel very close to. :aww: He looks so soft and huggable here, hehe. I love the stack of papers behind his chair, for some reason. ^^; The light shining behind him is very pretty, too--is that a metaphor for Light, as in your picture "Met the Light at the Crossroads"?
MacAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
This is sweet and beautiful.
Lafein Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

poor kid, he really does need to sleep every once in a while. XD~
KA-Chris Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008   Photographer
i love it!
RosleinRot Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008   Photographer
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Hana-Maehata Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
This is really too sweet. It has a very mellow and dream-like feel to it; perfect, I'd said, considering L is asleep. The texture of the denim for L's jeans looks great, as does his hair. I think the papers and books in the background adds a nice touch, and it makes it seem more like someplace L would doze off in. :nod: I really like it.
Lacroa Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
NearWhiteRabbit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good o__o Beautiful! And beautiful colors ç///ç
RyouShirogane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
This is very pretty, L looks really cute here<3 I like the shading here, and the pink/red hues~ his expression is great, and I love how you did his hair!!
silent--secrets Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
This is perfection in the form of art. I'm extremely drawn to how beautiful his hair is and the colors... Ahh... <3
Narutosgirl8 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Awwww, L looks so cute when he's sleeping. I love the textures that you used. X3
painted-twilight Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
This is so beautiful. There's a lovely warm, sleepy atmosphere in the room, and in a way I feel really intrusive looking at it, like this is a private world that no-one has ever seen. There's a sort of childlike feel as well, cosy and safe... :)
The way you've done his hair is lovely, and those jeans are incredible.:worship: The pose is nice too, and his expression is beautiful.

I love it :D :+fav:
Oh my gosh. . . Where do I start? First of all, the lighting is fantastic. In fullview, I can really see the detail you put in, especially for the jeans and the hair, and the background is beautiful. L's face is so sweet when he's sleeping. ^^ This is just a great piece. Faved.

I know what you're talking about when drawing fanart for your favourite characters. I'm the same way when I draw; the rest of the world kinda disappears. It's almost like they're in the room when I draw them. lol Sorry for getting deep.

sisakun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
i love the coloring
and that is the exact way i love to have the sun pooring into the window irl :D
illusory-savant Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Oh my, this is awesome. I love the hair particularly. Haha, L sleeps? =D
Born-a-Zombie Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Awwwwww he's so adorable. Great pic of L! :love:
popscotch Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
it's so gorgeous. the soft colors make it seem calm and like he's resting well. very good job! X3
TobiLOV Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
omg i love it :+favlove: :heart: :heart:
Ink-for-Blood Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
that's beautiful *sniff* I LOVEZ YOU, L!!
myscelaniouse Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
ooh he's so pretty when he sleeps! :3
Morgwaine Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
>w< eru is always so dam cutee!! *O*, I bet he sleeps a minute every time nobody is watching XD
UgliestGirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
willyimissyou Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so......... cute
paulabearr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow. amazing detail. Even on his jeans.
SakuraBlossom4 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! That's gorgeous! ^^

Awesome job! ^^
Blacke-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Personally, I think he's daydreaming. But it's very,very good.
ErisRosier Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
This is so nice, it really does have a warm, peaceful feel to it. It makes me wanna go curl up in a warm place and sleep... ^ - ^
shine-heaven Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Ah, great.
I-LIGHT Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student
Ooh! งามจริงๆครับ
คุมโทนได้ดี ลงสีสวยครับ
โดยเฉพาะเทคนิคการลงสี ที่เห็นฝีแปรงเป็นเส้นๆ เท่มากเลยครับ
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