ART TRADE with *Mary-Ana for her friend *eliana55226838. The nature of this trade was unusual as Mary did not want a picture of her own character, but one for a friend as a 'pick-me-up'. How can I turn that down? I've liked Eliana's character for a while now and I must say it's hard as hell coloring something with more neon than my own characters x-x. Goodness the color-balance was hard. Anyway, I felt that her outfit reminded me of something very Art-deco inspired, so why not put that to work and make a neo-1930's image? This took a bit over a week due to midterms clogging my schedule, but this is one of the most rewarding images I've done, mostly because dat background. I have images of the full uncropped BG on my tumblr for those interested. Needed to mute some of the blue because it was making my eyes hurt (and that's a bad sign), but the final product is very fun.
Glad to do the art trade with ya Mary. You're a spectacular artist (and if i recall, this is the first art trade where I did not finish first, although she only beat me by 20 some odd minutes.)
*boots self into action to comment* RIGHT I know I'm late but I still remember what I wanted to say on this. I can tell you're very much getting into the anthro swing of things, and it's a wonderful take on the original artist's character! You pulled off the colouring very nicely as per usual, but I do have one thing I need to crit, and don't kill me because I know this image is a couple of months old and you're a speedy improver. I mentioned before about how your anthro hair needed a little work, and this is certainly a great improvement on it, especially getting the angle of flow with it, however, in comparison to the shading work on the face and main body, it still appears lacking a a bit flat. It looks as though it just required more shading to round it off. Still, a lovely piece, and a touching trade for someone to ask for their friends' character. Really goes to show you care more for content than art itself, which always shines in the eyes of the community! Well done Dan!
Now that I can see this on something that isn't a tiny mobie screen.
Can cettainly see why you felt the neon's were overpowering but the end result is magnificent, sure the neon stands out a bit, but I assume it is mean to and there is still a good amount of focus on her face and the overall pose.
You are such an amazing artist! I would LOVE a picture from you!!! It's too bad I'm sooooo poor!!!! >.< Maybe someday I will be able to commission you, and receive one of your stunning pieces of artwork, of my own characters~
Voy a tratar de traducir esto en español para ti. Esta imagen era muy agradable de hacer. Te he seguido desde hace mucho tiempo porque me gusta tu arte. Me divertí dibujo Chrystal. Me alegro de que te gusta la imagen también.
I swear I have this huge smile in my face, asifhbasf, it's getting creepy actually. And I feel bad for commenting this 9 hours later. xD
OH MY GOD. Look at those effects damn it, this picture is so amazing! I seriously admire your coloring style and how much you've improved. The character looks so badass with that pose and expression, AND DAT BACKGROUND. I saw your process in tumbrl/twitter, and I must say i'm really REALLY impressed with the final result. This is FANTASTIC! skjfnskfjnsckjnkj
THANK YOU for accepting my art trade, I feel so happy right now my face hurts xD Arghh I can't get over this, kldgjlsdkgj, it's just too awesome it burrrrrnss I feel so grateful right now, you're such a great person and with those words you wrote in your description, arghh I think i'm having a heart attack xD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THIS! Eliana is going to love it as much as I do!
Wickedly awesome work here dude. I especially love the colors,the lighting,the metallic shine effect on her armor,the little textures and that magnificent sepia-toned background too!! Friggin' marvelous like always!
Well, even though you always stun me to death with your talent of giving so much life to a picture of yours, this... well wherever I look in this it's just glowing with life. Your anthro style is realy kicking in, that I am extremely impressed how much you've improved at that during such a short time (well not to mention you are always quick to improve). And geez... dat flow on teh hairssss. It's hard to not love this picture overall. Especially not when the background is made to fit perfectly with the character <3 Only some stuff bugs me with this picture, as *AbbieGoth said the thumb looks to be placed too far up on her hand. And the other thing would be that the tip of the hair looks incomplete due to it suddenly turns black without warning. Maybe it's just me being fooled by the lineart though :'>
oh the hair tips is due completely to the lineart. it got so narrow at the end that you just cant color it. The thumb problem is due to the lack of that line that shows its further down being hard to see, but that's my fault. thanks though