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The Book Thief - Max Liesel by Shiita The Book Thief - Max Liesel by Shiita
Markus Zusak's "The Book Thief"

Liesel walked at him. She was courageous enough to reach out and hold his bearded face. 'Is it really you, Max?'
Such a brilliant German day and its attentive crowd.
He let his mouth kiss her palm. 'Yes, Liesel, it's me,' and he held the girl's hand in his face and cried onto her fingers. He cried as the soldiers came and a small collection of insolent Jews stood and watched.


So, that's the colored version of my Max-Liesel-Fanart.

I scanned Max's "The Standover Man" and made a collage to put it into the background of the fanart.

I totally worship the deep friendship of Max & Liesel !!
Rudy's cute, too.
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allthewildways Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was actually the first peice of Book Thief fanart I ever saw (before I had a dA). I saw it while I was reading the book, and it totally shaped how I imagined Max in my mind's eye.
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Shiita Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Aaawww I'm happy to hear about that! :)
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weezy815 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
This is beautiful!
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FinalFantasyWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care about the age gap >_< I just love Max and Liesel together. They're relationship was the most beautiful I've ever seen in a book.
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Herestia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can't see on Max and Liesel anything different than friendship. A big, beautiful and great friendship, that's all. (How many years is older Max? Maybe 15? Ok, I've seen a beautiful +10 love stories but...not they).

Anyways, this picture is really sweet *-*
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hallyboo123 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually one of the best books I've ever read. Their relationship was so complicated yet adorable. But what bothers me is when people ship them. I'm like, "Uhh guys, there's a 10+ year age difference."
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Hanna-Serinity Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I love this. And you.
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Shiita Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Thank you!!
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Nyaalu Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
genauso hab ich mir die beiden vorgestellt Heart  das buch ist einfach nur toll kaomoji set 1 3/19 
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lazerlollipops Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I SHIP THEM SO HARD OMFG 
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Romi-pink7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg no im 95 pags left and i cant Omg i shied so Many tear for him I need to finish!!!
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JoshiKiana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Jesus, maria y jose ;__; i finished the book today,I can't stop crying,... i don't know if is because max come back or because i can't believe that some people died at the end ;__; 
:sorry for my english xD: 
great work, I support this couple xDD i know they got married!! the age doesn't care!!! 
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Opalpearls Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is it wrong that I want them to get married? 
This part was a killer, so beautiful.

Max you bit of a hottie hey
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SarahMander3000 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they never say WHO she married though. ;) (Wink)
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Opalpearls Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
True. I ship them, that is all.
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TheWolfSoldier Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Max is so hot an this part was so sad... XD 
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faxhinnyeggy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   General Artist
Dang you. I was focusing on Max and Liesel, but god. You mention RUDY.
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destiny1oo6511 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
You killed me.
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Ukaisha Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
It's so perfect. Oh, if Rudy HAD to die at the end, I'm so glad Max didn't <3 Such a wonderful friendship.
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ThePhantomsMistress Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I love Max and Liesel!
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Death5Daughter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. You captured their expressions BRILLIANTLY.
It is so hard to do that with anime-styled drawings.
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kleslie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this part was so sad.
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CheshireWolf97 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Too cute~! :iconkawaiipandaplz: I :heart: These two SO much~ :iconhandspazzplz:
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AccioPatronus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, but inaccurate, they seem too fit. Max should look more sickly, he's headed for Dachau, and Liesel is too well dressed. But other than that, I love them and you portrayed the moment wonderfully.
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DunklerMagierMadchen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I like shipping these two. :3
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Zwigie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
this is wonderful! i love your drawing and the book thief. :heart:
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kathiabg Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant, I totally love the book thief and you did a great job here. just looking at this makes my heart beat faster
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xLillyWonka Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god, this is so lovely! I just finished the book and read this part today and this is exactly how I imagined it. I want to cry now :tears:
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FullmetalPipsqueak2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god! Awesome work with Max's hair.
"His hair looks like feathers."
You really worked wonders with the colours.
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Miss-Sherlocked Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
"No, hair like twigs. That's what it looks like when it hasn't been washed. Look out for hair like twigs and swampy eyes and a kindling beard." :meow:
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Miss-Sherlocked Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
J'adore. :heart: It's beautiful.
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earthynerves Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear god, this picture is precious. So emotional. Well done. : )
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love1is1the1way Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
This looks like such an emotional reunion... Wonderfully done and now I want to read the book!
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Shiita Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thank you! : D I totally recommend you reading the novel~
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CrimsonHussar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Artist
Y U NO DO WESTERN STYLE?
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Shiita Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Y SHOULD I?! XD
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CrimsonHussar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Artist
CUZ WESTERN IS SUPERIOR
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mamabear10 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
He was either 22 or 24 when he arrived at the hubermanns. I would think death would have told us if they became a couple. But I still love this pic.
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!! I love it ;u;
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CookieRaider4 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
AMAZING! I love how you portrayed them! Amazing interpretation!
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TheWildSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! I am a worshiper of Max & Liesel myself!!
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ItrytohideitwhenIcan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Dios mio. xD I love the way you drew them. They're beautiful, si? :DDDDD xD
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Oranjes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
While this is a nice piece of art by itself, I can't help but disagree with how you've portrayed them. They're so...pretty. At this point (as you know), Max was headed to the concentration camps and would be starved and gaunt and sick, and he would be dressed very poorly. He looks very fit and wealthy here. Liesel was also poor and probably wore scuffy clothing. I think it's really important to remember who the characters are and their situations, and it doesn't come across here. And of course, the intimate and romantic quality is a little uncomfortable considering how young she is and how much older he is, and the fact that they weren't lovers at all in the book.

But you obviously have a skill in colouring and everything, and I know this is older so I'm sure you've improved. I just think context and character reflection is so important.
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Shoukana Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!what a cute pairing,The jewish fist fighter and the young German girl, I'm already half way through the book and I want this pairing to go through out!
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Shiita Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Both are so lovely~ together!
And I cried so much while reading the novel. Especially during the 2nd half... ("T3T)
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lemurofevil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Beautiful!

And in German: sehr shoen und traurig. <3
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Shiita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you! : )
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Cake4Never Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I loved the Book Thief! :boogie:
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Ari-Hakala Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh mygod.... I'll never forget this scene.
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LadyBrokenButterfly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
This is exactly how I imagine Max (:
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