This sure came out intense -- even the thumbnail drew me right in! And as you know, capturing emotion in anime fanart is one of the Big Things for me.
Maybe a few more L drawings submitted here will help me understand his appeal, as L made #1 in the Anime-Planet poll, edging out Edward Elric. I was going to draw Yagami Light for entry #11, but I'm persuadable about drawing L instead. I will admit, when I watched Death Note, I was sad when ... oops! Mustn't spoil it!
And speaking of #11, I'm off to give you credit for that entry.