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The End by xBetweenTheLens The End by xBetweenTheLens
Gerard Way as The Patient, from his Black Parade days.
Its a look I really love.
It got me with Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet, too. And Roy in Bladerunner...

This was drawn on the way home from a five hour car trip tonight, most of it in the dark with a pen-flashlight clipped to my ear unfortunately. (don't try to picture that). On the way to the destination, sunday, I played Black Parade a majority of the way up, and so on the way back I felt pretty inspired. I drew Gerard, and then the rest seemed to pour from my hand after. That sort of thing usually doesn't happen with me, so it was a bit thrilling haha. Honestly, I would have done more if I hadn't run out of space vertically.
/end story.

I ended up using a lot of familiar imagery for this one, like skulls and flames and roses and wings...the kind of things I was familiar with seeing on My Chem shirts and CDs. So, the ideas around him were generated by the album as a whole. Although I can say that the left side, with its flames and nasty skull faces, is mostly 'Mama' and the right side, a big conglomeration of 'The End', 'Welcome to the Black Parade', 'This is How I Disappear', and 'Sleep' is always another big inspiration. So, I'd say that even though the whole album was definitaly the inspiration, it was those songs in particular that kept playing themselves in my head.

You could say I always draw him with his head down, haha. But its not because I picture him that way, necessarily. Its just that, I feel like 'pensive' or 'thoughtful' always comes to mind when I think of him. One of the greatest reasons why I admire Gerard is that he's always got an idea, he's always thinking of something new. So drawing him as though he may be creating one of his ideas, well just seems right to me.

This time it wasn't done with reference of any sort, so its a little less accurate than last one (I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that/ sorry about all the innaccuracies and awkwardness). That being said, I may take this picture more seriously in the future and do it over in pen and (quite possibly..) watercolour, making sure to get everything just right. :')
Edit: changed the mouth for my peace of mind..hope no ones bothered by the change. Looks better to me. :')

Of course, thank you so dearly for taking a look.

Edit: A few weeks ago, my besfran said she saw someone had posted this on tumblr under the name 'gerard has cancer'? or something like that? Does anyone know about that? owo I think that's such a deep look at this picture..I love it! (wish I had thought of it! XD ) The idea of this picture representing the evils of cancer is beautiful to me. The only difference is that I would connect it to the Patient opposed to Mr. Gerard. If anyone can send me in the direction of that blogger, link me up! ;)
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threeSkipsfromEden Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Beautiful :heart: I love how you have drawn his eyelashes.
Mniricecakes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks so peaceful… like an angel looking down on us and making sure everything's okay. i don't believe in god but this somehow makes me want to
drooley1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful... I love how peaceful he looks.
withinmeloveresides1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Writer
HeartBunnie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Writer
Wow this is amazing! I like the skulls and birds... The skulls took a moment of examining the picture to find, but its a wonderful accent. And the roses...the roses are brilliant! Along with the birds. :3
Oh yeah, and Gerard... Haha love it. :3
toad1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Writer
You've been featured here: [link] (Right side of the page)
xBetweenTheLens Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student
Oh my goodness, thank you so, so much!! ;o; This brought me so much happiness, you are so wonderful.♥♥♥
Ah man, thank you again.
toad1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Writer
You are very welcome ^^
noellemarres Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
i like this drawing very much
even my mom likes this nice drawing my mother never normally look at other drawings except this one.
p.s my english isn't really good sorry if it isn't good english :S
DangerDay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Wow ... Love this
ScarletDawn12 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
ohhh. this is gorgeous :)
FrogyTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
extremely amazing! :heart:
Floorsucker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I totally love this!
Chem-Girl95 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
wow this is lovely
dangerXdoll Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
This isreally, really beautiful!
Puddlesplash99 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This was done while being in a car?
CountryGlambert Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Beautiful :3
xhellodecemberx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
This is so lovely! :iconblackheartplz:
ImagineArtVibes Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely wonderful! I love it!!
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