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I'm not in it to win it, I'm in it for you by Zaleho I'm not in it to win it, I'm in it for you by Zaleho
And if I'm addicted to loving you
And you're addicted to my love too
We can be them two birds of a feather that flock together

^Lyrics and title from one of my favorite love songs I have on my playlist xD "If It's Love" by Train [link] The whole song doesn't fit MattLevi perfectly or anything ((the song is very modern)), but I listened to it to draw this. But I've found my playlists lack love songs in general LOL. My love songs are all Train and Jason Mraz xD I have too much emo music about breaking up, how the girl likes someone else, or how the guy likes someone else more... stuff like that... not very useful for this sort of thing, huh? I JUST LIKED THE LINE ABOUT BEING ADDICTED LOL

Anywaaaaysss.... I wanted a MattLevi pic that wasn't just a skecth or a chibi or something else cheap like that xD so here it is! They are the best pairing I've ever RPed <3 xD They are an unlikely duo... the frigid bitch and autistic brat 8V but they have a lot of common ground, have much to share and a lot they can learn from each other. Levine isn't the ideal girl for most guys, but Matthew wouldn't have her any other way :'D He likes how she treats him after she starts to "get' him better and how she seems to know him better than he knows himself *recently reread this scene FFFFF it was awesome*. He has her ear without judgement of who he is and that's something he appreciates greatly. Over time and as the result of other events, his appreciation of her grows, eventually finding himself deeply attached. Levine responds positively once he finally shows anything for her... since she likes how he is always there to support her and how honest he is. This pic is future!RP and you can tell since Matty's clothes aren't a sloppy mess with ripped sleeves and untucked shirt xD Levine wants him to be presentable :V and he doesn't care enough about what he wears and how he really looks ((minus the bowtie issue)) so he goes along with it |D I don't think I mentioned that yet publicly but if anyone has noticed the slight clothing differences in some of the Matthew drawings, then now you know what the reason behind it is xD It's a before/after MattLevi thing. She's his wardrobe boss once they're "together".

akgjdslkjkfhfdjdh Deciding skin tones is annoying xD I probably spent more time on that than anything else LOL. But damn, this painting was fun to do xD Been a while since I've done one quite like this and it was really theraputic to work on c:

Levine :iconmidorishina:
Matthew :iconzalehosync:
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Nothofagus-obliqua Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is one of my favourite paintings from you C: the intercaction is wonderful, thye're both very well drawn and painted, and the bg, besides very neatly painted, sets the perfect atmosphere C: . your paintings keep improving and I love that C:
+iwannaseemoreotpartfromya C8
Zaleho Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you very much c: It was so fun to make and taking breaks from cell shading stuff in favor of paintings is extremely relaxing xD
moreotpartcoming 8V It helps so much learn to draw character interaction lololol
johannsone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
looks fantastic, nice work.
Zaleho Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thank you :)
darkangel6 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It came out beautiful! I love how his tie makes it look like he has little wings. The emotion in here is fantastic~ you make me want to draw romantic pictures of my OCs <3
Zaleho Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you c: Yeah, that is part of his design beneath his jacket xD Three blue feathers attached on the back c: The romantic pics are difficult... but I think they're rewarding when you get the pose and mood how you want them! x3
darkangel6 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ It looks really cool~ I like it.

Yeah - I think I have that feeling with any picture where characters are interacting. Its one of the things I want to practice more - when I draw characters together then tend to be stiff - like two separate pictures pasted on the same background, they never work together. Yep I will definitely have to make it a point to try this if I ever get my NaNo project done.
Zaleho Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Ah xD I saw you reached 50k words but you're probably like me and didn't actually finish the story in 50k words, huh? *is amazed by people who can write such SHORT stories* I have yet to have a story that was under 150k e.u;;
darkangel6 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah - I laugh now when I think back on how I was worried the story might not be 50K long. Silly me, I know my writing better than that XD *eyes her last fanfiction attempt at a pretty 600K+ words* I am also amazed by people who can write short stories, I am terribly long winded.
Deidarakitty Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

I love these two <333 The little paragraph you wrote about them is simply darling! :heart: :iconmonkeyloveplz:

This made me feel all fluffy! Thank you for that! :'D
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