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4.69 / 5.00

Oct 31, 2009 | 12:39 AM EDT
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Annika's heart grows cold...

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Muy, muy muy muy muy, bueno. Ci, es muy bueno.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely amazing

The attention to fine detail, the background, the character itself all are amazing and wonderful. What really captivated me was the eyes of Annika; it is said that the human eye can convey a lot, and this piece truly reflects that. The cold, icy look that seems to tell a story is not something that any average artist is able to create. This artwork makes one want to guess the story behind this, and thus brings the audience's attention to the rest of the picture.
The background has stunning detail, and everthing thing about the piece seems to have been given much though; the mood of the picture seems to fit perfectly with everything in the artwork. The background also contributes to the overall greatness of the piece. The lifeless trees, grey skies and the falling leaves are all drawn with magnificent detail and ultimately ensures that this piece will be a memorable artwork.
This artwork should be the basis and soemthing to look up to for all artists-- the fine detail, the thought put into it, and ultimately how the whole picture blends so well.
I greatly enjoyed this, and I hope that you will continue the series and give us more of these amazing work.
P.S. She's hawt :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really nice...

I really admire the attention to the small details. And The atmosphere/color gives it a very realistic nostalgic feel.

Overall.. Very effective artwork.

Keep up the goodwork


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awsome has always.

Tremendously detailed, and awsome has always.

Im glad to continue to see more of your works.

Theyre inspiring and creative to say the least. hope to see more soon.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Well first things first this is my first time writing an art review so don't take it -too- seriously :).

Now that that's out of the way the first thing I have to say is that I love how you continue to add on to Annika's story/world. I can see the character progression (from the amulet in the grass, to Annika under the tree, to this piece), and I find myself thinking up a narrative while looking at these pictures. I love this piece especially because of the change in Annika's disposition. In the previous piece she seemed more cheerful, while here it's evident that something is burdening her (and I assume it has to do with the cursed amulet). It's also clear that some time has gone by in Annika's world since the last picture because of the leafless trees.

As for the actual art, the somber colors really help amplify the mood of uneasiness and wrongness, as do the dark clouds and lifeless trees. I love the detail you put into her armor and sword/dagger; it's not only pleasing to the eyes but also adds another layer to the hidden narrative (since intricate armor like that would normally be more expensive it raises questions as to how she got it).

You can also really get a feel for the world at this moment due to the flying leaves, her blowing hair, and the purple cape (which seems like the same purple sash she had in the last picture, although noticeably more torn up).

Overall I hope you continue to draw more pictures pertaining to Annika, since I love how you manage to intertwine a hidden narrative with great drawings.

Oh and in regards to previous comments about her proportions, I think they're just fine. I don't get how some people are saying that her arms are too long because my fingers reach a little past the middle of my thighs, and it looks like her arms reach to about that same length too.

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AlvinHew responds:

That was a wonderful review, thank you very much. Is there a way to make it so this review is always at the top, haha?