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Purged by flames by CommanderEVE Purged by flames by CommanderEVE
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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.

Programs:
Photoshop CS5

Tools:
Wacom Cintiq 21UX

Time:
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!

Vision
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.

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

Technique
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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TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I heard the Movie wasn't very good? But this is nice!
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student General Artist
It was pretty shit, but as a fan it was quite fun to see the books played on the screen. 
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TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Books... To bad this is their only presentation in the media!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
The books are also quite bad, but the lore and concept is awesome!
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ra-ken Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work on the flame effects, I personally like the shading on the owl from the moon's glow. I say definitely do more of these pieces with the subject/animal facing towards the viewer! Great work
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! I am glad you like it. I will do, this was an experimental piece for me, in a way. As I had ever done anything quite like this, I still really like the way it came out. Although, there are some issues. 
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ra-ken Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh awesome and every art piece has its issues! Make sure you don't focus too much in that and focus a whole lot on how a great job you did! And you are very welcome. It's good to experiment with your art skills often. Cause if not how else would u grow?
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Good points. I need to create art more often. 
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Teppo-J-Moreau1888 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Burst of eyes and flares alike, yes, very interesting...... 
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely! The owl looks ready for battle XD
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!! ^ ^
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Truly marvelous.=)
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thankies.
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
your welcomed
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Seriridescence Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just awesome! I love it! :D
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :meow: 
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Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I really like the way the moon lights her from behind. You pulled it off very well.
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you. 
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Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome.
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To me it kinda looks as it's inspired by Greek Mythology - maybe it has something to do with the bird's armour or it could be the owl itself because an owl was associated with the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena. The flame effects along with the details are very outstanding!
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
That is an interesting though, but it does not have anything to do with Greek Mythology, it is more Roman. Also, thank you! 
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, Roman would have been my second choice.
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice. :B
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StitchRunes Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Kind of reminds me of the end of the Desolation of Smaug. Great drawing, :).
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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mija22 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ooo so pwetty!*u*
Makes me think af that one film C:
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you. Oh? Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole?
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mija22 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes!:D
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
:meow:
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khkeyblademaster2 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist 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
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
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? www.oocities.org/final_fantasy… 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. 
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khkeyblademaster2 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep that's the one =). :O Remind me not to get on her bad side! XD
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Okies. :P
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TheJanusProjectFilm Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Lovely mood here. And the owl is beautiful. Powerful piece.
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you. :meow:
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smilinggoatstudio Featured By Owner 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
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student General Artist
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
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smilinggoatstudio Featured By Owner 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.
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kfcoffice Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
awesome reminds me of Guardians of Gahool and the movie Legend the Guardians (the books were better).
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
It is based off both, this character is a Pure One. :P 
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kfcoffice Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014

cool did u make a guardian?


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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
No, I made a fucking pink pony. :| 
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kfcoffice Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
PINKIEPIE :D
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Nuuu. 
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Mireland-art Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist

Hello!

 

I like this work! first of all because of idea. I have a feeling, that plans read not so well, and want more emphasis on the owl.  Now the moon seems more important. Want this picture was rendered more realistic. Maybe some shines in the flames.

 

But instead of this the feeling of picture really awesome,  when I look at it, hearing owls’s battle-cry! 

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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey!

Thank you, I am glad you like it. Oh, I did have information up about this owl, but I had taken it down because I had people stealing her information which got quite annoying after a while. But I can tell you a bit about her and I do have a story called Wings of Steel where you can read about her when she was very young: commandereve.deviantart.com/ga… In her older years she is a Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) called Eve Alba who is a Captain of the Pure Ones: guardiansofgahoole.wikia.com/w…

Indeed, now that I look at it more, the moon looks far to bright, it would have been swallowed up mostly by the smoke from the flames and as a result, the smoke would have covered the moon realistically. 
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Mireland-art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You'r welcome!
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Black-Jack-Attack Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Photographer
wow, this is awesome, the background really goes with the drawing, and i really like the colors!!
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