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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.
Wacom Cintiq 21UX
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.
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.
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
Makes me think af that one film C:
Nah, not in Eves' case. She can show you how to have a great time in a forest without trees.
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!