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Shanoa by SoraNamae Shanoa by SoraNamae
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So, this one features Shanoa, from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia... The idea was to make a wallpaper out of it :lol:

Probably the hardest commission so far and definitely the longest, because its just something Im not too familiar with, but it worked out well in the end, Im still using it as a wallpaper myself so yeah, LOL

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Critique by LostChildoftheSea Apr 13, 2012, 3:10:52 PM
I haven't known your art very long but I am pleased that I stumbled upon you. The detail and quality of your work is to die for. The way you position your characters in such a variety of motions it leaves me demanding more. Not one single image is the same and even this one has to be my favorite.

You draw people in with the way your characters connects with the viewer, which for myself makes me wonder what they are thinking at the time of capture. The facial expressions give hint but it allows people to make their own little story to go along with.

I would be honored to adore my home with your collection of art.
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(I don't really like that star system, so I gave ya five on all of 'em.)

Very nice composition! Very eye-catching, especially at a distance. Everything leads to the character nicely.
Your anatomy is very good; her torso looks very three dimensional, the twist going on there is very appealing and dynamic. However, you kind of lose it at her arms (her hands, especially), and the leg that's touching the ground. The way her leg is extended to the ground looks a little awkward--it looks like it's coming more forward than her other folded leg, and if that were true, your lady is going to fall over a second after this picture was taken. Also, it looks like her shin is a little too long--remember that the thighs are longer than the shins! I think where you trip in your arms is in a lack of detail. A little more clear lighting/shading could have helped you out.

The way you've set up the composition my eye went right to her free hand (the most obvious leading line being the beam of light behind her; it points directly to it), which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But since her hand is left more undetailed than the rest of your figure, it left me feeling a little cold. I really would have liked to see some more distinguishing details there, especially in the fire coming off of it.

Where I get most disappointed is in your lady's face. It totally lacks dimension and depth. Your twisting torso is so appealing--when you get the face it's just such a let-down (on similar note, you've got more things leading the eye to the torso rather than the face--which again isn't necessarily a bad thing, but when the looker-on gets to the face, it's a let-down since you've set the bar quite high with her body).
I'm a little put-off by her hair, too. I'm guessing you were trying to make it look more fluffy and loose? But in the end, it reads flat.
For both her face and hair, I think it's a lack of detail and lack of lighting/shadow that does you in. What shadows you do use on her face read very flat and paper-y. And what detailing you did do on her hair reads very uniform, and comes off as a flat object rather than free-flowing hair.

But with all that said, I really really enjoy your limited color pallet. I love all the muted tones and the small pops of yellow. My only suggestion there would be to consider pushing the vibrancy on the yellow just a little bit (since her hand is on fire, and all.)

Overall you've done a good job, you just got a little lost in the details. Remember that God is in the details. I'd recommend looking up some photos with heavy lighting and really observe how light hits objects--especially on faces. And brush up a bit on your anatomy--right now it's good, but it could be even better.
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:iconadrianfarenheittepes:
What a brave and badass character. :clap:
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MarikElricXIII Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Sweet.
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:iconandrew-sturges:
Andrew-Sturges Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Great conveyance of motion! The lance is a perfect complement to that, as well.
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shanoaecclesia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Artist
That's awesome arts
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:iconrelugus:
Relugus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture, impressive re-interpretation of the original design.
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:iconlichilin:
lichilin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what program do you use?
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paint Tool Sai + Photoshop Cs6
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:iconlichilin:
lichilin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you use tablet or no?? And if yes do you recommend me to use one??
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tablet is a MUST if you wanna do good digital stuff... Feels a lot like drawing with pencil ^^

I use Wacom Bamboo like lots of people, really cheap and it works great
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:iconlichilin:
lichilin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes but I can't get used to draw on tablet but look at the computer!!!
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:iconkuroda-xiii:
Kuroda-XIII Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my! that detail! :D
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:icontefian:
Tefian Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So epic
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:icondementorlove23:
Dementorlove23 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
AMAZING
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:iconnousernameremain:
nousernameremain Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Love it! Love her!
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:iconshaddowinthecorner:
ShaddowInTheCorner Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so gorgeous T^T
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:icongeludin:
geludin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Looks awesome on my desktop,great job and +fav
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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playmaker2k Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Nice. She's one of my faves from the whole series.
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:iconphantomele:
phantomele Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist
very nice . This is currently my desktop backG :D
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xXUnicornXx Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful :heart:
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Deathkiki09 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
i absolutely love it....but the hair is too stiff and clumped together
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:iconinternet-cancer:
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This...this needs to be a daily deviation!
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be awesome, though its not my personal favorite :lol:
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh? It's pretty impressive to me...which one would be your personal favorite?
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"To Bid You Farewell", even though its already 2 months old... If you asked me "what do you try to accomplish with your drawings" I would just point you to that one because it has everything I love... If I got a DD I would definitely want it to be that one
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh I can see why you'd want that one...and I don't know why, but I can imagine that animated. And it's beautiful. BEAUTIFUL.
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SnowFreakOnceAgain Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I'm sorry if I fav everything >//< I just love your work-it's insanely beautiful!
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol thanks, keep faving :D
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SnowFreakOnceAgain Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Ok~ ^-^
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TwisterTH Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Shona is my fav char ^^ and her voice acting are awesome.
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CorvenIcenail Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
She would be a perfect Howling Banshee
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is really nice! :)

I love the sense of motion and action. Especially with the sweeping hair.
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:iconmangatellers:
Mangatellers Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice art work. The character looks awesome. I haven't played Castlevania:OoE, but Shanoa looks great. Well done!
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Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty work !!
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mynameissagarbhatt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WoW!
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BlekenWhoite Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Really B E A U T I F U L, I can say without words that leave me?
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty good, but her face is pretty flat compared to the rest of her body. And her expression is a little blank -- I don't know what she's thinking.
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Grimalkinboy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is Great :D! caught my attention at once :)!

you just earned yourself a watcher :hug:
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EscapedFromReality Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks amazing! :faint:
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:iconblueeyedtonks:
BlueEyedTonks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist
It's all very gorgeous and well done! I especially love the armor!!!
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:iconkronuxx:
KronuxX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you do great! to me as opposed to only do men I'm good haha
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:iconrhunyen:
Rhunyen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great composition in this one. Nice mix of true detail and and implied elements.
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cripplesix92 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
holy shit!
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:iconhiyanii:
Hiyanii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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TernadoG Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is impressive.
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:iconluckw:
luckW Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
nice work~
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Jimku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Very nice!
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :bow:
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:iconjimku:
Jimku Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
=)
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