This is stunning and gorgeous. Amazing work.
Ohhh. Finally? How long was this one in the works for?
well actually about 1 year, but it was off and on. In terms of hours id say 20-30 i believe. I just kept putting it off because of work.
The line art is very clean also you colored it so that you can barely notice it on some parts. And I think there are many parts that were made without any kind of line art. I would guess the head body ratio is about 1:7. Her wings are painted in a very effective way. I really like the details at the elbows. I guess she is a Queen Harpy because of her crown. Her antennas on her crown remind me some Pectinate Antennae.
Her bottomless shoes and toeless Thigh-Highs with suspenders show her connection to nature. I interpret her sharp nails that she is something like a predator too. Very good. Also her Pauldrons have typical features from the nature. A really brilliant idea butterflies uses these kind of eyes, so that predators think they being stared at by a larger animal. So her have two functions light protection because of the material and some kind of illusion for enemy's.
Her wings seem to be from white dove, if I'm right. I really like the picture, I see that there a lot of effort especially with all the details of the nature.
The background is done really nicely. A very good example of lost and found and not being clean cut all the way around. :D I really like the rays and the pollution that is flying around.
Also really nice clothing colors. While yellow and blue are almost complementary and yellow and purple directly complementary, they still fit together in this illustration. Because of the saturation and value, I think.
They're a just few slight spots, where I miss some detail or additional shading. But this is just my own taste and I want to stay objective and not subjective.
Subjective I really like her ears. I really like sharps ears from elves etc.
Objectively speaking I think they don't match to her mood. I see it like this: The ears point too much upwards, this shows me that she is under much tense or she suddenly listens attentively. They were more relaxed side down, if she is not under much tension, I think. Or I'm being smug about something. For example Nekomimi/Elves/Fairies can also support their emotions through different gestures, something like that I mean. But maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree so it won't influence my rating.
Really good work.
wow such a thorough thought out response, i am immensely grateful. You've moved me to post up the short story that inspired this character. Although i didn't post much info about her story, other then "harpy" in the tag, you deducted VERY WELL. I'm impressed with your understanding of all the elements from color theory to story telling. I like your thoughts on the ears, will consider using that next time i do a piece on her.
This is brill! You've really out done yourself. Something about it just has that lovable charm. The mood and colours really make you feel at ease and happy! Really love this. My fave from you so far.
So darn cute and beautiful!! <3
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