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Where is it? by rubyd Where is it? by rubyd
Something a little more abstract, and weird coloring again! Possibly using this for KH Ultimania's new art contest, which states you must only use 2 colors.


I'm still working out the Nobodies/Heartless logic. Technically, the name "Heartless" is decieving because they ARE the hearts of people who have fallen into darkness, right? Hence the little hearts being released when Sora the Shadow Slayer slices into them, and how he returned to himself after Kairi called him back from being one? (?)

And then, "Ansem" = Xehanort's heartless, and in a way IS Xehanort.... right? @__@ But was "Ansem" and Xemnas working together? Except Xemnas wasn't looking for his heart but for power, so even though they probably knew where each other were - Heartless and Nobody - they...uh... didn't want to return to their Xehanort-self. Then Ansem was defeated KHI, but returned somehow via stalking Riku's heart. (Or maybe Ansem's heart is IN Riku, like how Kairi's heart was stuck in Sora??)

That'd be... odd. ^^;

Have I lost anyone? T_T All these are just theories, fyi.

TK-friend replies: I think that the Ansem we see in KH II is just the embodiment of Riku's darkness given a physical form, and given that Xehanort's heart kind of resided in Riku when he gave himself over to darkness, to a degree it is his heart, but in the same way it isn't, because they defeat Xemnas and reclaim Riku therby forcing Xehanort's heart away

Me: Ooo, good idea. 8D

TK: Otherwise, Riku would've known to identify himself as Xehanort and not Ansem. Because, if it were Xehanort's heart, he would know that he is Xehanort.

My friends are much smarter than me. :XD:...!

End babble!

P.S. I love Heartless. They're so cute and cuddly. I want a bajillion Heartless plushies! A friend sent me two that she made, and they were adorable!


Title: Where is my heart?
Time: 2 hours
Photoshop, Wacom Tablet
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ImLovingDN Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
So cute! (:
kingmickeyrule Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice use of colors!
ToffifeeKat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
awww... cute ;) love the colours!
lexi524525 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
Nice Art Dude I Luvs Shadows Are Pretty Kool! hope u hav a good new years!!!

Ive Become A Part Of Your Heart Just As Youve Become A Part Of Mine~sora
Ive Become A Part Of Your Heart Just As Youve Become A Part Of Mine~ventus
My Freinds Are My Power~Sora
My Freinds Are My Power~Ventus
Darkeiya Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice coloring work! It really makes me want to hug those things, even if they'll just take my heart.
paintingmyheartred Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
love. i adore and love this. hahahaha its deff super great. nice work my friend
paintingmyheartred Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
love. i adore and love this. hahahaha its deff super great. nice work my friend
BlueRowan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Wow you made little monsters that pretty much eat your soul look adorable. Nice.
blackstarlight17 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009   Digital Artist
I love the Shadows and you made them so sweet and innocent looking :meow:
MegChristineM Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
I honestly have been staring at this picture for 4 minutes and I still cant fucking see what "IT" is! Where IS "IT"???!?!?!?!

Nice pic
rubyd Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
That was meant as a rhetorical question. The Heartless is asking where "it" is, "it" being their heart.
MegChristineM Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009

:( my bad, sorry hunnie.

I like this alot tho. :)
Paperheartreplica Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student General Artist
I lve the only two color scheme in this. It's very well drawn. I love it!
touzoukuou Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
so sweet o.o
cresun Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
i love surrealism

this is fantastic
princekyo4ever Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Heartless are just the dang cutest thing ever :love:
rawien Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cute. You did a great job with this.
kaialone Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think i commented on this before,but what i said back then wasnt quite right.I am smarter now ans know the truth abot Heartless and nobodies.When a person loses his/her heart the darkness of the heart forms a new body for the heaert and thus the heart becomes a heartless.The body and soul are left behind and can turn into a nobody if the person was srtong enough
YumeSangai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I will use this in my desktop screen~ soo beautiful!
chibi-flute Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
this is too cute and sad...
Timmy722 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
I just assume the heartless are the shadows of peoples hearts, and thats why they eat hearts (because theirs have been consumed by darkness)
They do technically have hearts but they are consumed by darkness. At least thats what i think.
legna123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
You know, technically speaking the Nobodies are heartless. and the Heartless lack a body and soul. so does that mean the names should be changed?
kaialone Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont think the hearts released when a heartless dies is his own i think its one he stole and caries with him.I think heartless are the souls of the one whom heart was stolen and their bodies are made of the darkness wich used to be in their hearts.
lonewolf100 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
wow. awesome job
BattyMadness Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
SeraphOfMortality Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
i absolutely adore heartless fanart. fav'd
digipinky75910 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Beautiful, Original, and very eye-catching.
aniuwolfe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Beautiful!! =3

gabrielsangel Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Student Artist
Poor little things. *goes over to one and hugs him*
AuroranWings Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Student General Artist
I understand you.. It took me forever to figure out the Heartless thing. (Let's not gert started on Nobodies.) But eventually I reached a steady conclusion.. I figure that the Heartless are made from the hearts of others, but have no heart themselves. Kind of a cruel joke played on them; like they're MADE from a heart, but can't claim one for themselves. (Unless they steal someone else's!! >:3)
(I don't know if anyone else has said this by now, but I thought I'd add my two cents to the idea.)

This is awesome, by the way. The Shadow Heartless are my favourite, and they all look so sad and forlorn and adorable in this!! Very nice. :3
Zae369 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Loving the colours in this one. Gives the impression of a dream.
PenguinValentine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
^^;; You lost me...
Nokiramaila Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
God how love your drawing... The colors are perfect, and the heartless looks so sad... I gives many feelings... I love (o^_^o)
ExitChan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
aww it's so cute. i love the concept ^^ i'm a huge kh fan myself.
Cactus-Juice Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
..i think xehanort and the rest were stupid... i ´ll loose my heart whooopie.. and then when the heart is lost... OMG we need a heart....
i think Xemnas just wanted to have a heart not to become Xehanort again but himself just with feelings i mean Xemnas wasn't Xehanort all the time . he was a completely new person ,with other Ideas and other behaviour...
+ Xehanort has been a weakling.. i think he had no special powers like ansem and xemnas posessed...
i feel kind of sad knowing that xemnas and ansem are gone.. i liked them.. and all the other nobodies are gone too...they were not really bad, they wanted something back and just their methods had been cruel.. they were not even feeling bd about what they were doing... the couln't feel at all and that makes them in my eyes not bad persons...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNUNG ART ^^ faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaav
FlurryofFlames Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
theyreso cute! X3
nekochanz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
:heart: The Heartless deserve so much more love. *cuddles own plushie*
ImmortalBlue Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Student Writer
I hope you don't mind that this is my wallpaper. I'm widescreen, so this works awesome <3
Rossila Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
It's awesome...reminds me of how depressed i was at that part of the game..great drawing <33
VanityElric Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol very cute and sad... GIVE A HEART! lmao: [link]
chibibreeder Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
;w; That's... kind of sweet <33
MiruSedna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
I always kinda assumed that the Heartless were the bodies of those who lost their hearts but couldn't hold on to their sense of self(thus Sora turning into one and then back) and the Nobodies were the souls.

Of course... I could be wrong.

BTW, can I use this for a desktop? I love the original little heartless so bad. ^__^
lunafrak Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the Shadow Heartless', so this just makes my day.

And yeah, KH logic is so wack. Heck, Ansem(The Wise) almost says so himself, there's almost NO logic in everything that happens in the game.

Yet your friend had a very good thought on Riku and Xehanort... I wish Nomura was a bit more clear on the game's story and whatnot... Maybe he's saving all the deatils for a future installment.

But wow, this picture is beautiful. ^^ I love those little buggers.
Flansy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
This is so pretty and cute.
fruityXArts Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Student General Artist
nyaaaa!!! thats so cute! i wanna have one of the heartless!
JLGribble Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! Thank you! Heartless aren't really heart-less at all-- it's the Nobodies that don't have hearts! Ha! I tried explaining that to somebody once, and they looked at me like I was a moron.

Awesome pic. The little heartless is so sad, I just want to hug it! :heart:
StarTheif Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Cool Heartless! They are so cute!
negi-ramen-hikari Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
*rips out heart* TAKE MIIIIINE. D8

Poor widdle shadows.
rubyd Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
lol! D8 Waah, your heart!
JunPinkyHeaven Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
ooohh that's sooo cute...I am a fan of them! x333
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