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Helena the archer

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Published: September 7, 2008
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hi, this is my latest work, helena the archer..
software used is 3d studio max 9 and vray
tell me what you guys think :D
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zodraz2001Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fine artistic image and fair composition.  The left hand, including the thumb, should be round the bow.  If the arrow is on the right of the bow then the right hand should be in the thumb release, that is the thumb is round the string and the first finger hooked over the thumb.  The bow needs more curvature if the string is that length and the arrow needs to be longer with the tip in front of the left hand.  The tip needs to be a lot smaller, the weight of that tip would make the arrow unusable.  Granted this is pure fantasy so you may say this bow will work.  From a technical point of view, no part of an object in a picture should touch the edge of the picture, it should be just inside the frame or just outside.  So in this case the bird's wing and her left foot are fine but the tip of the bow is wrong.  Copy the image is photoshop and then create a new image with the same dimensions but make is about fifty pixels longer, paste the image and move it down to the bottom, paint out the background to match the top of the picture, flatten the image and save.
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raystorm41Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Look at that bow and that bird.
Haywire3's avatar
Wow. A portrait of a hero true. 
solonar's avatar
Noice.  The arrow seems too short and while she has the bow drawn it does not look like the bow itself is being bent from the bow string pulling on the bow.  Bird and girl are very well done.
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AHAKuoHobbyist Digital Artist
Love the posture! :D
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WickedPrinceHobbyist Digital Artist
It looks really good, though the arrow should be a bit longer, she'd cut her fingers trying to fire like that, and almost certainly miss. Otherwise the bow looks really cool, the costume looks great. I like that you made sure her left side was especially protected. The bird looks very good and is a great touch. Getting the proper hold on a bow is hard, I keep trying to figure it out myself. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9RGn…; - this girl is amazing, and is a good resource for seeing how it SHOULD be done. :)

Edit: I found this vid of Japanese Zen archery: www.youtube.com/watch?v=egiXLX…; - it takes a bit for them to shoot, but the girl talks about the differences in Western and Eastern styles of archery.
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I wonder if, like her bow, she speaks with a twang. 
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:headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   :stupidme::stupidme: Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme:

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What color are her eyes? i can't tell
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Archery pose looks OK to me, admittedly I've not picked up a bow in years, but I used to shoot composite recurve too, held in my left arm, with the arrow just over my left thumb. the pressure button and sight fit to the right side of the bow as seen from the back. Never had a problem with it, though mostly I ignored the sight and sighted down the arrow. Easier to shoot a moving target that way :) Great image!
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ImagineEightIt21Student General Artist
This is beautiful! But there is just one thing, the arrow is on the wrong side of the bow. When shooting a bow of any kind the arrow is always on the side of the holding arm so that you can actually see where you are shooting. This is all very good really, I just had to say that :) I'm kinda an archer. 
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Was just about to say the same lol. 90% of the images I see make this mistake.
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ImagineEightIt21Student General Artist
I know! It annoys me so much!
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Dragolich82Student Photographer
I really love this
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This is a wonderful piece of art :)
5PointArt's avatar
Wait! What? That's NOT a sculpted figure? That is AWESOME!
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lex333's avatar
I kept telling myself things would get better my expectations were more than exceeded this is proof that miracles do exist seriously consider this
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I finally made a life changing decision this was the perfect solution now I feel whole again just trying to look out for you
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WOoooow stunning..^^
w8...u mean u didnt use zbrush or mudbox or anything like this..????LOL NICE
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Mind-Less-ThoughtsHobbyist General Artist
That is awesome!
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hokiss2Student Artisan Crafter
awesome work ,you can fall in love with the character
how much will cost you make 12 characters like that for me?for 3d printing
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