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The Midnighters by Shira-chan The Midnighters by Shira-chan
So I just finished reading The Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld, and that series is just BEGGING to be an anime. Seriously. Basically, at midnight, time stops and turns blue, and only people born at exactly midnight are aware of it. They can walk around and they have powers to fight off the demons in the midnight and stuff. SO cool.

So, going from left to right, we have...

Melissa the Mindcaster. She's like a telepath. Talk to you in your mind, hear your thoughts, change your memories kinda chick.

Rex the Seer. He can see traces of the demons and midnight, and he can tell other midnighters just by looking at them.

Jessica the Fire-Bringer. Normally, fire and electronics don't work inside the midnight, but if she's touching it, it'll work.

Dess the Polymath. She can do ridiculously complex math in her head, and sees numbers and patterns in EVERYTHING. She's weilding her favorite midnight weapon, Resplendently Scintillating Illustrations, a former mic stand.

And Jonathan the Acrobat. Gravity doesn't exactly apply to him in midnight, so he can fly and jump all over the place.

Yay the end!

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P.S. Original lineart

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EDIT: Turns out Scott Westerfeld himself has somehow found out about this picture, and featured it on his blog. Go check it out, yo!
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novastar101 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so cool Dess is my favorite character!
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been meaning to reread Midnighters, I remember loving it the first time. I really like your interpretations of the characters, you really captured what made them... them. And yeah, if this were an anime, I would watch it obsessively!
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally love how you drew them, they look utterly incredible, and what a great series :D :D
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E-M-E-R-L Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, there should be an Anime based of the books xD
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FreakyFanatic101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVED THIS ENTIRE FREAKING SERIES! AND YOU'VE PUT THEM DRAWING, AND THEN YOU'VE- YOU'VE-....... :squee:. I heart you so much right now.
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kallista Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
awesome books, awesome art!
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ClaryAndjaceRPerfect Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
<3 <3 im adding to faves :) i love this art and i love the series, and i agree shud defo be anime ;) xD im in love with this pic <3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this pic and this series! I agree, it IS begging to be an anime.

Still depressed by the ending, though... :(
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wintres-light Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I like that Jonathan is slightly apart, because he feels that he is different from the rest and his positioning really shows that. Also, Rex FTW!!!
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Connia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i faved this just cause it looked awesome, and then i recignized the name. =D BTW this is very nice work!
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) It's good to know it's still decent, even five years later!
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xXTheWhiteWolfXx Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist
I loved that book! nice pic
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Silverserri Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O.O So awesome! I'm re-reading the series, and reading it out loud to my parents (family tradition). I love the unique looks and style of dress you gave each of them :D
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TempestMaximumAleta Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
:heart: :heart: :heart: That series. Oh my God. I loved it! :D Melissa was my favorite.
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Greyghost1950 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol it, hate Jessica though, she kinda makes me sick xD I love Dess!!!!!!!
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VampireHuntress5790 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I JUST Finished book one and cannot wait to read the next one. Will definately be one of my christmas reads from the library ^^ Cause the first one was great. I love the way you portrayed them all ^^
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Shoegrrl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I LOVE it!!! ^_^
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DragonA7X Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the books and I love the series! That is exactly how I picture Jessica!
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batgirl45 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Dess is ready to fight
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The-Obsessive-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
The best thing about this picture is that it mostly fits my interpertation of how the midnighters look. Awesome job!

Also: Is it just me, or does Rex seem a lot like Dib from Invader Zim? Yeah...probably just me.
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shikalover3 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg omg omg YESSS ANIME ANIME ANIME!!! But well drawn :D I really like it you captured all the charactes even Jessicas bracelet!! I now know what im thinking about when im reading love it
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xenacats Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
pretty much exactly how I imagined them! Great job!
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EnsuMas Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just finished the series for the nth time. I love this picture because of the little significant details you put in. Like the shiny metal (aluminum?) on the ground, how Jess is colored differently because of her power, the blinding darkness, and I especially LOVE your interpretation of their 'costumes' (gotta envy the jacket :D)!!
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Writing-Desk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
I love the books but I never finished the third one because frankly, Jessica and Jonathan started getting on my nerves. I couldn't stand them after the 1st book. But besides that, I LOVE these series. BEAUTIFULZZZ~ ;)
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faer-windstormfan Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS WAYYY COOL.

Scott Westerfeld was TOTALLY right to feature it on the blog. We need more Midnighters art - something I"m DEFINITELY planning on contributing to :D I love some of the little details here - the sparkle in her bracelet, and the blue lighting that Jess dispels around the flashlight.

I also love the expressions. All their personalities are showing perfectly~
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satyrgod Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i borrowd the book from my school libry, read it, got hooked, went to borrow the next one, only to find they didn't have it.
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shikalover3 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah thats what hapened to me D: i moved schools and my old school had ALL the books by scoot westerfield my new school has 10 copies of the prities and them and the midnighters (which someone checked out already) and the risen empire i was soooo pissed
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LedgerTakahashiX Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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TheWayTheWordsFlow Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I love this series! I am in the middle of Blue Noon, the third one. I love all of them but my favorite is probably Rex, or Jonathan.
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konan09 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I like Dess' pants! Want O.O <<<--- me being an odd ball
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walrusbukkit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I like the way that Jessica is very daylighter compared to the others
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Aleatoire09 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Writer
this is TOTALLY what they look like in my head.

KICKASS. And Scott Westerfield saw this? DUUUUDE.
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, he not only saw it, he signed it! XD He was at my little sister's school for a book signing, and she took him a copy of my picture for him to autograph for me!
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love them! Dess is my favorite.
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ElucidateTheStars Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
You are so incredibly amazing.

The 'looks' of the characters are nothing short of the epitome of awesome. From the outfits to the piercings, they're just brought to life. I never really envisioned Jonathon that way, but it's super sexilicious. And of course, Rexy~ Him being my favorite character and all, I cannot help but drool everytime I see this! :33

GREAT JOB! I love yews for this.
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Turnipgirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I LOVE this book XP yay someone actually bothered to do a drawing on it :D *thumbs up*
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Gaaras1Girl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Just finished the first one today, its awesome!
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RoxS-7314 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to marry that picture.
-5 hours later...-
Priest:I know pronounce you picture and wife
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WoodenKatt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way Jonathan came out. And Melissa. And Rex. And Jessica. And Dess. :XD:
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Khoela Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Awesome! Amazing! I LOVE IT :D
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Khoela Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I saw this on the Westerblog. Awesome job!
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deeeeeeeeet3515 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
I LOVE that series. Actually, I love anything written by Scott. Dess if definitely my favorite, and Jonathan comes in second. Fantastic Job, you did absolutely amazing!
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FollowingStars Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very cool!! :D Love this pic! Especially Dess :D
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fiction-goddess Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
wow...i love this series and this picture!
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akatsukilove29 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
i love this series and i love your drawing!!!
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52849108 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
MADE MY LIFE.
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alisunny-luffzu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
MAZING!!! I seriously wish this was an anime. Huge fan!!
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krazddndfreek Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Why does Rex have hair? And glasses too? Other than that, everything looks perfect!!
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Brookity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
This. Is. AWESOME. They all look so cool.
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vampirewolfs Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
omg i love this story ^_^
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