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4.69 / 5.00

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700 x 906 px
193.8 kb
  • Frontpaged November 5, 2009

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Annika's heart grows cold...

EDIT: I am fortunate enough to be awarded front page again. Newgrounds rules!



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?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This piece is good!

not so often i rate 10 on submissions that i see on newgrounds, but this one deserves it, a good, well-detailed masterpiece of a cute female fighter, nothing seems off or badly placed. Good job dude!

The thing is that i think it's way to good to be uploaded here when i think about on all the other wierd art that get's uploaded on newgrounds.

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AlvinHew responds:

There are plenty of good artists on Newgrounds, they're just a bit overshadowed at the moment. I'm hoping that in time more people serious about art will start posting here. I think Newgrounds' art portal has a lot of potential, so I'm doing my part by submitting here.

Thanks for your review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

What.. da.. fuck...

I LOVE this picture. GREAT ART!
That's all I have to say.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


What a lovely, detailed piece! Detailed without seeming too cluttered for the most part, too. That's thanks mainly to your strong color choices (which make the character pop out nicely from the background). That said, the pose could be stronger. Her mood is all in her face and not in her pose. Let us feel her emotions through the whole pose (while minding your silhouetting).
Ace stuff!

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AlvinHew responds:

Haha, alright! The next one will have a dynamic pose, just for you!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Three words:


I mean seriosly what did you use to draw or make or whatever this picture!
The reason I realy wanna know is cause I want to follow in your footsteps of Awesomeness!!!!!