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Study 01


It's been a while since I had access to my tablet, and now that I've found the pen, I worked on this. I'm especially proud of it.

Even still, I am scared of messing with this one any longer (even in the way of background); I'm afraid I'd spoil it. So I'm considering this the first of my studies. There's likely to be more like this in future.

Sketchbook. (I intend to switch softwares in future; this is a stopgap.)

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The choice of colors here just flow so seemlessly with each other, they's beautiful. From her hair and bandanna through all her clothing and right to the drown, I love the coloring. The drawing is so simple in appearance, but her facial expression and the way her hair and clothes appear to be flowing in a breeze really adds a layer of depth to it, I think. Though how much her hair is being blown back usually indicates a stronger wind, so her clothes should have an appearance of also being caught in such a wind. Also, the angle her hand is holding her drumstick at appears a little awkward to me.

Overall I'm really proud of you for this though :D Great job!

Amzing! Absolutely lovely!

Beautiful !

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you ^_^

This is excellent, Troisnyx! I really like the overall style and all those little nuances, especially the bunched fringe under her clavicle. Since the character illustration ultimately takes up most of the frame, the lack of a background isn't even an issue. You've used a simple yet effective color scheme that is particularly eye-catching. The eyes have an especially realistic quality, as she gazes wistfully into the distance.

While this is indeed one of your most impressive works to date, there are still a few issues to address, so I hope that you can take a bit of constructive criticism along with the compliments. We can only learn through experience, after all, and the artist is often too close to a project to view it objectively. Hey, that's what feedback is for!

First off, the arm holding the bodhran beater/tipper looks a bit too long for her other proportions, and the fingers are bent at a rather impossible angle. And yeah, I know...hands are hard. Next, while this character's head isn't inordinately small, her face and jawline still don't quite match up with her neck, which could stand to be a touch less wide. As such, her ear looks like it's attached more toward the back of her head, rather than the side and a part of her face.

Continue practicing your illustrative skills and the sky's the limit. Best of luck in all you do, and oh yeah—Happy Saint Patrick's Day! To your health.

Troisnyx responds:

Duly noted for future reference, thank you so much ;_; Slainte!

Oh wow, this is incredible! Beautiful illustration :) Please keep it up!

Troisnyx responds:

I'll do my best!

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4.69 / 5.00

Mar 17, 2018
10:36 AM EDT
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