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London is burning by JohannesVIII London is burning by JohannesVIII
London's burning.

...Grell just thinks that means a lot of work.


Inspired by a scene at the beginning of episode 23 (I used a screenshot as a reference).

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Plenty of perspective problems I'm too lazy to correct.
Mainly made in the train during the past few days.
Music: epic trailer music. Just like this one (great amv by the way) [link]

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A4, watercolor pencils on red paper. +5% contrast with Photoshop because the scanner ruined it.
Black Butler (c) Yana Toboso

Edit: Ok wow, in like three hours this drawing gained more than a hundred faves. You're all crazy xD
Edit 2: I just woke up to see that's now the most popular drawing in my gallery. Thank you people for the positive reactions :heart:

Edit 3: Aghnnffnfhfgdnng [link] please don't die ;_;
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I loved it! I had to take down the originality a notch because this was basically based of a screenshot, but it still was high because I haven't seen this scene in this style. The contrast in colors made it seem so realistic. But you forgot to add Grell's chainsaw, which chops off a few more points in the impact. But not by much, because his chainsaw is only a prop for the actual picture. The ash in the air makes it more realistic as well, but they were talking about a full blown fire, so there should've been more. Not just some here and there. Over all a 91/100 ^^
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Winged--Maned--Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome, I used it as my cover photo on Facebook for awhile
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, I'm glad someone liked it that much!
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AnimezingOtaku Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. :iconmeyrinplz: so amazing!
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconprincesstetris:
PrincessTetris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured here  fav.me/d6ayunl :iconflyingheartsplz::tighthug::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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Lokin666 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
He might thinks its rather pretty though, all that red and people dead...
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:iconzombiepenguinfreak:
ZombiePenguinFreak Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;-; so beautiful
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xxXLostInTheRainXxx Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just amazing! I love the colors and everything. Beautiful <3
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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xxXLostInTheRainXxx Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic.
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:iconmurasaki-shitsuji:
Murasaki-Shitsuji Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazingly beautiful! Fabulous work!!
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:icondaredreemer:
DareDreemer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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:iconflamegrell:
flamegrell Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
epic
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:iconharleklown:
HarleKlown Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grell SWAG :heart:
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:iconclassicnova:
ClassicNova Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Artist
Beautiful! A truly ominous yet grand piece! <3 Grell!
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:iconzainarts:
ZainArts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! O: O:
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:iconcielxjulia:
CielxJulia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When I searched "London" in the search bar, this came up. I was like "Oh, this reminds me of episode 23 from Black Butler" and then when I looked closer, I was like "Oh my God, this IS Black Butler!"
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow :rofl:
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow!! You really can see the brighness of the light! :D Cool! Looks dagerous! cool! (again)
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:iconpablokun1715noumi:
PabloKun1715noUmi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like london in flames.
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megamindluv4918 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS! The darkness, how it looks so much like it did in the anime... yep, Grell has his work cut out for him...
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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JirachitheGreat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, I have never seen this style of art used with Black Butler, I never knew how nice it could be, I like the lighting and composition of the whole scene, it's great!
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
The whole picture is inspired by a scene at the beginning of episode 23.
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:iconjirachithegreat:
JirachitheGreat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah.
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:iconalalein:
Alalein Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
*__* Simply beautiful!
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cupiocupio Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
you´ve been featured here! :heart:

[link]
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks~ :la:
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falloutmuse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this pic so much. ur an exemple for me. ty for this wonderful pic. thank u.
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sasunaruloveer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Grell <3 oh God, yes. This has been in my favs for a while, but I never commented!
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
It's ok... I fav & run a lot too so usually I don't mind when people do it xD
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BiancaCP Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
This image was epic!
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Sakura-A-Night Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
love it.
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cupiocupio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
you´ve been featured here! :heart::heart:
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
azfhgnhbnnghjkjh thank you :heart:
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:iconcupiocupio:
cupiocupio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
you´re SOO SOO VERY WELCOME :hug:
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AliceCross1313 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
This is amazing!
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :thanks:
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Takashi-loves-me Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing. This looks great!
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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holimacaroni Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, just wow amazing work!
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ImagineI Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
This is just awesome! You've got the colour scheme so well; it blazes. There is an amazing emotion in this ^/.\^
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Errational Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
London is now BURNING DOWN, BURNING DOWN, BURNING DOWN, London is now BURNING DOWN, My fair reaper...

Anyway, wonderful work. Love it!
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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:iconregisfausto:
regisfausto Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.. congrats..
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:iconjohannesviii:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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samoholic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, great work.
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:icontwist3dshadows:
Twist3dShadows Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness! This is beautiful~ <3 I just love the dark atmosphere.
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