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4.24 / 5.00

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1000 x 1414 px
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  • Frontpaged March 18, 2013

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Watercolor and colored pencil.



Rated 5 / 5 stars Mar 24, 2013

It looks like a book cover.

(Strangely, I saw this at the exact time I was listening to a song that matched. *Almost Human by Voltaire*.)

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Axlys responds:

Thanks. In fact the illustration was conceived for a full page in a book, maybe for this reason it looks like a book cover :3


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars Mar 21, 2013

This is great to see. Despite only having one subject, you got multiple elements in there to enhance the main: the banshee. White is a tricky color, but you pulled it of by the colours of her surroundings. The shading is excellent, 'tho I think that the sky could have been darker (with a moon and some clouds to enhance the night effect). Overall, a great piece, especially for watercolor and colored pencil.

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Axlys responds:

Thank you for your kind words. In fact, the sketch has a moon and clouds in the sky but in the end I didn't put because I thought that there was many elements in the sky and the branches of the tree were enough.


Rated 5 / 5 stars Mar 21, 2013

great art! beside, that banshee looks alot like 1 of the main characters from rosario + vampire, but then with a skeleton arm.

Axlys responds:

Thanks :) I've heard to talk about this manga but I've never seen it. This is my version of the legend about the banshees from the Irish and Scottish mythology. I painted the banshee how I can imagine one, maybe she looks like that character but its a coincidence. I think there are many characters in tales, comics, manga. etc with large and white hair, pale skin and red eyes.


Rated 5 / 5 stars Mar 21, 2013

I love this art style.

time to upvote all of your art that I like!

Do you do commisions?

Axlys responds:

Thank you very much ^^. Yes, in a few days I'm going to open commissions. I'll post it in my news section when I start. And I'll do some offers for the first orders :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars Mar 20, 2013

I think the fading on this is really what instantly stood out to me. It reminds me of book cover art from the 80's - 90's. I think it would even look good in a book-paper kind of sepia tone.

This really fills me with nostalgia for old short horror story collections I used to read, and besides, the faded colors really lends appropriately to all the horror elements here: early night/early morning twilight sky; dark bluish-green leaves and pale brown tree-trunks (which the sky also lends to); a similar set of tones on the house; of course the pale 'everything' on the banshee...

Long story short, keep whatever "ate color" from this... it could come in handy. ;-)

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Axlys responds:

Thank you for your nice words ^^. Among other things, I spent many hours reading and looking my fairy tale books when I was a child. Maybe this art influence me in some way. But now, I try to do my own style :3