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Crimson Geisha by SweetLittleVampire Crimson Geisha by SweetLittleVampire
:new: The background is now available as a free-to-use: [link] :new:

Fullview, please! ^^

:bulletred: See Grell alone here: [link]
:bulletred: See Will alone here: [link]

Time to celebrate spring!

Grell is such a dress-up-doll - in a good way.
Frankly, I cannot think of any clothing style which wouldn't fit her. I guess she would even look nice in baggy pants! XD

So this time, I've wanted to show her in a Geisha-styled kimono. Might not be historically/culturally accurate, I'm aware of that. Nevermind, this wasn't the purpose - was just made for fun and to please all the Grell-ists out there (including myself! XD)

I needed a full day for the background (which had something around 30 layers, I guess), another day for Grell's lineart, coloring, lighting and shading (another 40 layers) and half a day for William (with interruptions - meals and so on). And I've used some brushes for the kimono, I was lazy (credits below).

Can you imagine I got inspired to draw this by watching my girlfriend draw this? → [link] (That horse is amazing, btw).

:bulletred: Pose reference for Grell by :iconsenshistock:
:bulletred: Floral swirls by :iconszuia:
:bulletred: Bruses on Obi and umbrella by :icondarkgarden: (downloaded here:
[link] )
:bulletred: Wood pattern downloaded here: [link]

Grell Sutcliff / William T. Spears / Kuroshitsuji Yana Toboso / Square Enix
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Robotic-Mind Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
He looks creepy
SweetLittleVampire Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mooksie01 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Why did you keep referring to Grell as 'she'? Is it just because Grell likes to refer to himself as a lady or..? *confuzzled*
SweetLittleVampire Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did I? *goes to reread comment*
OMG I did! I guess that was the main idea, yes; I later settled for "he" as "the character".

People tend to fight wars over which pronouns to use for Grell, and I find it rather annoying, to be honest.
mooksie01 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
It always irks me when people refer to Grell as 'she' in fanfiction and such, because Grell's entire character revolves around what a flamboyant, fabulous, wanton MALE reaper he is! It's like the ultimate OOC.
Seraphia666 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Grellisha! xD
SweetLittleVampire Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! XD
Kaigaazuko Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
So~ beautiful. Grell must be the princess and Will is the retainer. The fantasy
LolizaChan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lol... Grell.
SweetLittleVampire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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