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March 25, 2013
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Purged by flames by CommanderEVE Purged by flames by CommanderEVE
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if you have any question to ask please feel free to do so. If you like it please Favourite and Comment:. And do not forget to view this in Fullview, you can see all the details! And please do give a critique

Edit: Sorry about the update, I forgot a few things in the drawing. xD

This is a drawing of Eve after she just set fire to a forest. Yeps, it’s her favourite thing to do. xD

With this piece I really tried to push myself as much as I could, and I have to say I am quite proud of this one.

Image used:
Bone spire: [link]
Cape strap/ clasp: [link]
Cape clasp and battle claw eyeholes: [link]
Cape and battle claw straps: [link]
Battle claws: [link]
Helmet, breast plate and battle claw blades: [link]
Bone spire: [link]

Photoshop CS5

Wacom Cintiq 21UX

44.1 MB, 3000 x 2000 pixels, 300 dpi, PNG file.

About 80 hours over 2-ish weeks. I was not keeping track, but it was a long time, some days I spent 6 hours on this.

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Initial Impression: Doooooooooooom! What hath we wrought which brings the specter of DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM?! Also those fire effects are so nice, excellent.

Perception Lines: My attention is immediately set on the subjects face, drawn by the brightness of the moon and the shadows of its face. Next it travels down to the subjects talons and then into the flames.

Vision: The theme and emotion of this piece are pretty clear. The detached but watchful specter of the subject, the total destruction reaped upon the location. It has a very compelling judgement vibe to it.

Originality: The composition feels fairly well executed, the fact it's an owl is different, and the whole scene is interesting. It kind of reminds me of Rome burning while the emperor goes insane, only less insanity.

Technique: Aside from the well done fire, subject, and cape... I feel compelled to point out that the moon while very bright would look more realistic with a few darker patches, shadows, on it but that could easily be a stylistic choice. The other thing I noted was how the talons see on the wooden arc, that is an arc right? They aren't grasping it like a birds normally would, they're just kind of there. Also the arc looks a bit more like a post even though you can clearly see the matching horn decoration in the background implying it's an arc.

Impact: It's an interesting composition. It has a strong theme which comes through, an uncommon subject, and well done flames. I would definitely talk about this if I was ever in a discussion about good animal themed pieces. However without a bit more indication of what is being burninated it lacks that final bit of "mmph" in my mind.

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This is a beautiful work of art, absolutely wonderful! I don't think there is anything I can criticize on this piece, honestly! I am blown away! I will try my best on this critique, though! ^^

My initial thought on this piece:
This must be what Valkyries keep as pets. It looks as if you have captured the soul and essence of war and put it into the image of a majestic bird. It works beautifully. The entire piece has a very immersive atmosphere. The shading is perfect, and the moon's brightness captured and holds my attention in the war bird. The detail you put into this is astonishingly everything has a real depth and sheen to it. The chain holdingnthencloakmonnthenbird is absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job!

I'm giving you five stars because of the amazing detail you put into creating the atmosphere for this piece. The bird is in a perfect place.

Five stars again! I have never seen anything like this. Amazing!

Four stars. I would have given you five for this as well, but when I took a long, close look at the full view image, I could see some areas where shading and highlights could have been more dramatic, but that's only because I'm forcing myself to nitpick. ^^; It looks awesome!

Impact Is five stars for obvious reasons. :3
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khkeyblademaster2 Apr 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:O Awesome work here! This Eve looks really dangerous, is she a villain(sorry i'm a dummy)? This really reminds me of a scene from the game final fantasy 7, In which the main villain stands among the flames of a burning village. Its pretty Badass how cold and unfeeling she looks in the wake of all the destruction. I hope that doesn't sound weird(what with owls having one expression and all XD). keep up the great work! =D
CommanderEVE Apr 5, 2014  Student Photographer
Yes, she is a captain of the Pure Ones. Oh, are you talking about the character Sephiroth? I do not play Final Fantasy, but I think I do know of the scene  you are talking about, this one correct?… No, it does not sound weird at all, Barn Owls, which is the species of Owl Eve is, usually look as if they have no emotion on their faces, and Eve is pretty much unemotional as it is. She has a very cold, sharp witted and quiet personality. 
khkeyblademaster2 Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yep that's the one =). :O Remind me not to get on her bad side! XD
CommanderEVE Apr 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Okies. :P
Lovely mood here. And the owl is beautiful. Powerful piece.
CommanderEVE Apr 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you. :meow:
smilinggoatstudio Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is seriously cool. I like all of your stuff but this one really jumps out at me. I can't believe this is the first I have explored your gallery. Am I missing the forest for the trees much? LOL
CommanderEVE Mar 11, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much, I am glad you like it. That is blasphemy! How could you have not view my gallery sooner? xD

Nah, not in Eves' case. She can show you how to have a great time in a forest without trees. :B
smilinggoatstudio Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Weeeellll, I guess it won't be my first time committing blasphemy (bad me). I found on another site some a beautiful and oh so cute little owl that just sits on the person's finger. A Saw Whet maybe? Not sure if I am getting that  right, but Oh My!, what a cute little thing that one is! I have a barn owl pic pulled up right now on my laptop and am going to go crawl onto my heating pad and maybe try that one or the other little cutie. Can't decide.
kfcoffice Feb 28, 2014  New member
awesome reminds me of Guardians of Gahool and the movie Legend the Guardians (the books were better).
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