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Marik: I Walked a Mile with Sorrow by taemanaku Marik: I Walked a Mile with Sorrow by taemanaku
Title from a poem by Robert Browning Hamilton.

I've always wanted to portray this scene. It's poignant but so powerful. This is the breaking of a child, and its consequence - the re-making.

And the twin to this scene:


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Updates are still slow, unfortunately, but a warm welcome to all my new watchers. Thank you for your constant support!

Art Taemanaku
Yu-Gi-Oh! Kazuki Takahashi
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ForsakenAngel-88 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so gorgeous <3
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alexjackson1964 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the eyes
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deuxofspades Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, gorgeous and sad... I feel you've captured that moment well.
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FlenaiaWings Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
those eyes..........
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TheYummyCupcake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW 0-O I don't even have the words to express both my love for this piece and how AWESOME your art/skills are... This is absolutely INCREDIBLE!! Really gets to me deep down...~:heart:~ I love Marik... I love his expression....... I love your work.... I LOVE YU-GI-OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really love it! =) DON'T EVER STOP!!!!!! :D

SIMPLY. AMAZING!!!!
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Sylvie-Liliea Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I really like this picture. It's so beautiful and I find Marik a very relatable character.
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Hokule Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, this is INCREDIBLE. I absolutely love the contrast in your lighting. His eyes are intense and they drew my attention immediately. I think you really captured Marik's character in his eyes. FANTASTIC.
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MaddieRawr354 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Just out of curiosity: How old are you? And how long did it take you to get to this point of professionalism?
Your art is always beautiful, takes my breath away every time. You're truly talented~ It'd be a gift to have even a third of your skill.
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taemanaku Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just saw this question, lol!

I'm 21 and... I really don't consider myself professional, because I draw only whenever I have time or get inspired, but have been drawing on and off for about 6 years?

Thank you very much for the comment!
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lecterlover Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
All of your art is so gorgeous! I especially love all the Thiefshipping ones ;)

The way you do eyes is beautiful, Marik's purple is such a lovely colour <3
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taemanaku Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really happy you like it! :)
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AngelxDragon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HIS EYES!!!!! :omg:
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MarikIshtar1223 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wanna kiss those lips so badly.
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DarkChi13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
This is absoutly beautiful. I think you did a fantastic job on this. It makes me smile but at the same time it makes my heart ache. Everything about this is beautiful and heart wrenching. His eyes really hit you. They look like they are staring right into your soul and I love the lighting and how his hair looks. Everything about this is amazing in every way.
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evilpyecat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing! I could stare at his face for hours, especially his eyes and the look in them. I would love to know what he is thinking at the moment.......
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Cedareye Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa, such a fabulous detail. I especially love how bright his eyes are.
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Jackqin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful! I love his lips.
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xXSangNoireXx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I loved your Akefia in that style, but oh my good... Marik looks so unbearably CUTE in that style!!
:iconiloveyoutooplz: I WANT TO HUG HIM!! >A<
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Cute-Winry Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg thats so beautiful
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Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! Very realistic features here, well done! :clap:
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StarSongs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job, really, just wow! :)
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mary0111 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Photographer
This is wonderful. All the emotion in his face... just wow. And you can totally see that it's Marik, yet he has young, childlike air about him. Amazing :)
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MarikIshtarMJ7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove [link] my blog
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22Penelo22 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
OMG! I am at a loss for words. This is so beautiful!
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xxMidknightxx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
My gosh.. How do u draw like this?
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MC-Neko Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am so in love with this picture QQ
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MakingYouLOL Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I.. don't even know what to say. This is just stunning. His past never ceases to break my heart.. And you can totally see all the pain and agony in his eyes. Congrats for making such a beautiful piece of art! :clap:
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rubypan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sooo beautiful! I love the thought behind the picture, it just gives it even more emotion! I makes me think of what he actually have been through, witch makes me feel sad for him :(

Ah but those lips...... I wish I could draw lips like that ^^ An outstanding piece! I can actually see that you are improving from every picture you draw! And don't worry about updating slow, it is worth the wait ^^
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JenBlackWolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yaaay finally new art~! >u<
LOVE the shading JKGLIYFLUTFK Q_Q
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StrydersArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
looks great
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Nesuki Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I so love his eyes <3
The colors are amazing as always! >v<
Very well done!!! ^v^
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Trixus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Your work gets more and more amazing each time. o -o
I find this ironic, you upload this picture a day after I finish writing a fanfic where Marik gets stabbed in the left shoulder. >> Hehe..
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Ariequi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are always getting better :3 <3
I still need to learn how to draw hair lol
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AhLahLee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, the lips, the hand, his nose... Everything! It's so beautiful I think I'm enchanted to stare at it forever!! D:
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Nechan8 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, tae-san... BEAUTIFUL!! I love the way you draw eyes and lips ~
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The-Cursed-Daughter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   General Artist
Gorgeous, poignant and stunning, as always.

Ash
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Freddy1016 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my god girl your amazing!
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ShortcakeNova Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW XD. AWESOME XD.
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R2MICH2 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely stunning.
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ShadowGUN101 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Beautiful Work!
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Splee97 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I wasn't feeling emo "I'm gonna bawl my eyes out" enough already, THIS showing up in my inbox certainly fixed that. Great job though
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MelodiousRoseDuelist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   General Artist
Oh wait, he -is- crying! Totally didn't see that. D:
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MelodiousRoseDuelist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   General Artist
...I have lost all my cans. This is beautiful. So insanely beautiful. Trust me, your slow updates are SO worth the wait. Hot damn. He's so wonderfully expressive!! :/ He looks like he's about to cry... The eyes, the hair, the colors, it's all amazing.
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Firegablade Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not many pieces of art makes me become emotional..But this one is one of the few that did it... It's just so sad, and you can see the true sorrow in his eyes :(

Amazing job!

*Goes cries in a corner* :cry:
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taemanaku Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. Spending hours on this really made me sympathize with him all over again. Just... all the pain he must have endured. And what he did with that pain; the way he locked it into a different side of himself.

It's heartbreaking and frightening at the same time, what such torture can do to a child.
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Firegablade Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw your other peice of Touzoku, which made me even more depressed... I wish so badly in the end that he could have some sort of justification... But by then it just seemed too late >_< I cried when I actually read the ending... It's just shows how unfair fate can really be... No one was really at fault, but Touzoku took the full brunt of the pain and agony.

Can anyone really blame him for being evil? And like wise with Marik.
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LovelyMetalhead Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I really love the intensity of his eyes! It's like he's staring right at you, makes it a little scary, too!
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taemanaku Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I really wanted the emotion to be there. I wanted him to look sad, but also for that hatred to be clear too, because he wasn't just sad after this happened to him. He got incredibly angry and vengeful, too.
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LovelyMetalhead Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student General Artist
:)
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faery-type Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   General Artist
Pfjkfhrigjlkrtgnlkwesnltkjfdvs, so bootyful. Seriously, those eyes are spectacular. I love those textures on his skin, he looks so sorrowful and dirty. :iconmegustaplz:
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