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Project WE Promotional Art 1 by yuumei Project WE Promotional Art 1 by yuumei
Not a sketch this time! :D If I don't get too lazy, the entire project will be drawn in this semi realistic style instead of my usual anime style which is why it will take years and years to finish.

I know people are going to ask, so I'll say it now: no, this guy is not a demon creature or product of science. He is albino like the kind you find in nature.

Here's some facts about albinos: Albinism is the result of two rare recessive alleles that code for no color pigments. This can occur just in the eyes, hair, skin, any combination, or all. Albinism is not either or, there's actually levels of albinism that varies from looking just pale and blond to looking like a ghost. The red color of the eyes is not due to red pigments, but rather the lack of pigments make the iris transparent so you can see into the red retina that lines the inner eyeball. Because of this transparency, the iris can't control the amount of light that goes through so most albinos have very poor vision. Their eyes are also extremely light sensitive and without skin pigment to block sun radiation, the skin burns easily. Basically, extreme albinos may look cool, but it sucks to be one.

Other Project WE sketches: [link]

The answer to the chosen question is:

8. This is not about a dispute or war between two or more families.

The old answers were:

1. It's not about vampires
2. There are no zombies either
3. Not even cannibals
4. I did not base the blue eyed character off of me, my friends, or you
5. Project WE is not about romance
6. It is not set in the future
7. This is not about genetic experiments that give people blue or green eyes and other powers. (Characters with same eye color might be the same person or relatives.)

If you have a question about the secret Project WE, ask and I might just answer. But they must be questions like "is this about demons?" or "will there be magic?", and not questions like "what is this about?" or "What is the name of the character." Basically, they must be yes or no questions. I will only answer one question for every new post, and the answer will be a "no" like "no, there is no demons, etc" If I didn't choose to answer your question, that might either mean the answer is a yes, or your question didn't get picked :D hahaha, I'm keeping things ambiguous. So ask away and the one new answer will be revealed in the next post. :D
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:iconlahvorre:
Lahvorre Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
I love the expression and color tones :)
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daniisinnowhereland Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is he/she an albino?
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pUrpLeICEcrYstaLs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the albino supposed to be a shut-in who has nothing better to do than play music and dream? I realized in some other pictures the guy on the piano is supposed to be him, right? So every time there is more light... I dunno. Sorry for bugging you.
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pUrpLeICEcrYstaLs Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OOH! Everyone, stare at the albino! Shield him from the light or he'll burn his retinas!
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young-artist96 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
wow.. this is really good. he kind of has asad smile.. i think this is one of my favorites from the WE project. there's something about it that is so captivating.. anywho this is awsome. good job =)
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Bezelhiem Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn Cool ! Look Like Vampire ! =D
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:iconpixie-stixxx:
Pixie-Stixxx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love albinos. Seriously.
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:iconpandafun101:
pandafun101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it genre action?
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:iconwolfofepicness:
WolfofEpicness Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tell me, What is your Favorite colour? :icongo-on-plz:
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:iconothergender:
OtherGender Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally something a bit more down to earth than something with odd romance and demons and what not..
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:iconmeggie272:
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Me and my nephew have just fangirled over that nose...
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:iconnaolight:
naolight Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Is the guy on the photo a serial killer ?
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:iconterrajaide:
Terrajaide Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I wonder what WE stands for?..
World's End?
Whole Earth?
A World to Explore?
... Wandering Elephants.
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:iconpunpatrol:
punpatrol Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Watermelon explosion! Wumbo economics! Watch extravaganza! Wash Elliot!
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:iconterrajaide:
Terrajaide Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Dude. Watermelon Explosion FTW! XD I love it. :D
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:iconxenworks:
XenWorks Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconyogika:
yogika Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
awesome!!does the project got to do with a murder or something?..
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Artist
wow...:la:
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Beastmaster123 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
love ur art work.
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:iconroxtar173:
Roxtar173 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Does it have any religious connection?
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:iconthestoryneverends:
TheStoryNeverEnds Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Does WE stand for... *is going to guess something really random* Within Eternity?
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S4r17 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Is it thriller?

Amazing picture, his expression is so dark and mysterious.
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:iconx-fai-x:
x-Fai-x Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Does it have something to do with holes in the ozone layer and increasing UV rays... or other stuffs on sun light and climate change?
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Mkay this is my veiw of the picture.

A girl had an abortion, and she's very sad about it, ,then this, her suppose to be baby, son. Looks up at her, and smiles.
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Maribia96 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Oh MYYY! THIS IS SOOOO AMAZING! i want to draw like youuuuuu
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NinjaKittyKatSayMeow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Mmmm, I just joined your devwatch, fantastic work by the way, superb, you were probably born with artistic skill, but you story Knite really got me. Just a couple of days ago I saw a documentary on china, the dictatorship, the poverty, the pollution; that was just all too much, no wonder I see so many chinese people in my island, it's easy to understand the suffering they are going through in their own country. But project WE...mmm...(strokes imaginery bread...) intriguing...it seems like your deadset on keeping this a secret. Since its not about humans beings being any monster from horror or sci-fi movies or with supernatural powers, or about wars or the world's end or experimentation then WHAT?!? Um...could it be about a group of humans, just nomal humans you see every day, but they are quite different, they know of something, I don't know, just something that could depend entirely on man's existence in reality...kinda foreshadowing man's ultimate choice....lame, right...? Since you ruled out alot of possible ideas then I have no other ideas. But fantastic work, eveen if it takes you 2 or 10 or even 20 years I shall wait to find out of what project 'WE' really is!!! TTFN:3!!!
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papershibuya Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I have partial albinoism so it's just my skin that's wicked pale and I have blonde hair. Also my eyes are really light blue. It's not that bad until it becomes summer and I gotta load up on sunscreen 'cause I burn like a paper in a fire.
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CantPickaName735 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I love your style:) its just like the pictures I've had in my mind for sooooo long... and yet still cant put down on paper.

Thank you yuumei- your work inspires me to keep trying!
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Dontclimbthetrex Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Okay I've been following this project for a while now cuz it looks so cool!!! But anyways I've been trying to guess and I'm really not too sure if I've asked this yet, I pologize if I have, but I'm gonna ask it here anyhow, it's a long shot but I've been curious: Does this have anything to do with either the real life historical eugenics movement, or could it be about a fictional eugenics discrimination? Can't wait to see this anyhow!!! ^__^
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dannix14 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student General Artist
...Does this guy have albinism?
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NobleRuin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love this character he is so, so...Beautiful!
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world-we-love Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
did you read the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray"? This person reminds me my vision of Dorian a lot, in every respect.
I admire you for your job with your works.
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KlaraRegina Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Is it a horror story?
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suikaxusagi8 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Everything is just so curious with lots of questions roaming around.
I want to ask, but my brain is not working.
Can I ask another time? :)

The eyes are the one that attracts me but of course the whole picture, his eyes is just so pretty.
I really love his red eyes
But his skin so pretty, ahh I'm speechless.
Its very pretty
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Tessy890 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
do any characters suffer an illnes? and does it take place in the past?
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:icondbredbull:
DBreDBULL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Are any of the characters victims of unnatural death?
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kriorokkz44827 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
oooohhhh, this might be my favorite out of em all.... but i still love them all
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loopieg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait i meant to say promotional art 3 and 4 look related
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:iconloopieg:
loopieg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this one and promotional art 3 look related
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Nach4ever Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
All of your art is soooo incredible.... you are most certainly my favorite artist on Deviant; SOOOOOO TALENTEDDDDD!!!!
Love the shadowing a detail, very nice!!!!
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artishfreak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lack of pigment in your eyes can also mean u have purple eyes
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three-forces Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Does this anime focus on the minds; mental abilities, liying, manipulation of others, who gets cought and who doesn't. kind of like deathnote without the deathnote.

like a drama thriller
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:iconpineapplewonderland:
PineappleWonderland Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Whats up with all the blondes!!!
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:iconruthampton:
ruthampton Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
He's cute, in an odd kind of way. :3
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:iconraytaan:
RayTaan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
He looks really kind somehow, like his eyes see right though you and he understands you. I think its the way his head is tilted, beautiful :) I look forward to see what his charicter is like. <3
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MusicalNature Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Artist
I love this.
My question: "Will there be any love at all in it??"

(not family or friend but you know a couples love)
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AngelofDeathGaurdian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I love this one! Especially the smile. I want to ask, is this a sad story and if in the end of the story, will there be a happy ending for the characters?
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GemiDonnie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
But humans don't have red eyes, even if they are albinos. At least not the one I know :3

He look vaguely amused, by the way XD
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Magical-Thinking Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Cute little albino boy.:aww:
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Cosmi2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this char on another site, but I can't remember what it was...
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