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3.93 / 5.00

Jan 9, 2012 | 10:55 AM EST
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1500 x 2000 px
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Author Comments

I put a lot of effort on this one because its point is to put my skill to test, proportions, perspective, couloring, anathomy and anything else, I'm quite happy with the result since I kind of "invented" how to do the light effects and stuff, the tools: Inkscape 0.49 over Linux Mint 10, a Wacom Bamboo, standard mouse and some spare time.

This draw portraits Diana (The same girl I drew on a fountain) taking her warrior side out, she is a character of a novel I wrote back on the highschool, and here she is about to face her archenemy, her very antithesis, yet the one understands her the most, and uses that understanding to hurt her and every one dear.

One point here is the colour of her clothing which is supposed to be a future-alien/human-army-u niform based design. So I'm still open for proposals, the first time I drew that clothing I imagined it beige as main and black as secondary, but on the drawing looked kind of lame.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


nicely done this makes me realize how very amateur all my attempts at proper shading and prospective are. I feel I learned some new things just looking at this and for that I thank you

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Linhishyra responds:

Thanks for the supportive words, I really appreciate them, and let me tell you that it took some time for me to get how to do that, the key was to keep on trying over and over, I'm flattered by reading you learned something, I'm glad I've been useful :3.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


i've recently been inspired to do an atwork with a bow and arrow and this totally craps all over my efforts lol

i love everything about this,
the fine lineart, all the little details, the colouring, shading, the lighting
but the pose of the character gets me the most, thats no easy task

if i had to pick any flaw, i would have to say the hair, it seems a bit flat compaired to the rest of the picture, when i inlarge this i can see there is more detail there but it seems to be covered by a graidient or something

i heard someone say that when you do artwork of women you should spend as much time doing the hair as you do the rest of the picture, i think thats exaggerating a bit but still a good point

sorry for going on so much

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Linhishyra responds:

Thank you for the support, sorry for disturbing your work XD, I agree completely with the hair thing, I spent so much time figuring out how to do light effects that I did the hair in a rush, but you are right, the hair of a female character is all the way one of the most important things on the job.

Thanks a lot again for your constructive criticism.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

*cracks knuckles*

Overall, this looks really awesome! I've been itching to write a constructive review for a while, so please excuse if this comes off as un-needed or pretentious in any way. Just trying to offer some helpful insights and refine my critique process.

Perspective - The horizon doesn't quite line up straight across the picture, but that could be because of an un-even terrain, so not a huge deal.

Foreshortening - Seems stunningly accurate. Every feature looks perfectly sized, and nothing looks too big or too small in relation to its placement.

Outfit / Character Design - Pretty neat since you were going for a futuristic military outfit. It compliments her nicely. Maybe needs a little more protective equipment, though? Not sure what I'm saying, but when I picture a 'military' outfit, I think of a plethora of tools and equipment to fend off threats and potential combat. At least an arrow quiver?

Composition - Nicely centered - can't say anything negative about your choices.

Light Source - Her hair is the only thing that is bugging me. It should be backed in a bright outline, because the sunset it directly behind her. Technically speaking, it would probably be blocking any sunlight from reaching her face, too.

Background - I really appreciate that you put so much detail into the background. Most people just cheap out and do something thought-less or simple. Kudos for making it interact with your character!

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Linhishyra responds:

Au contraire, thanks a lot for the review, that's the idea behind a community, I agree with your thoughts (specially the one about the quiver which I totally forgot XD) I thought that blocking all light will make it look too dark or plain in colours, but you are completely right, thank you very much, and I mean it, since it comes from someone with real knowledge ove this things.

(The only thing I found pretentious was the knukle craking, but may be just because it scared me XD, JK, LOLed about it)

Read you around Sab.