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Succubus - 01

Succubus :heart:


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RustyMuFFins's avatar
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The thing that instantly jumps out to me is the warm skin color and color tones. (They're like mine <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/> It's refreshing to see them once in awhile.)

So taste in women aside, it is stunning and gorgeous, but her pose seems awkward. It seems like the point of the art is the sheer elegance, beauty, and deadly allure of the succubus, but it lacks that "feeling alive" because it looks like she's posing -it's an awkward pose that doesn't really say anything other than "Hey, I'm fanservice in an awkward pose to show more skin!" (I assume she's original, but you should see what I'm getting at here.)

What strikes me as odd is the knife and the wings. So it looks like blood splatter from the knife? That's part of what contributes to the awkwardness, her arm isn't in a convincing position to imply she's ripping it out of someone. Raise her arm and bend it a little with the knife tilted on its Z axis (so the blade tip is partially pointed at you) to show the force behind it. It'll really display the savagery and reveal a little more skin without going overboard on either. Obviously, the blood trail would have to be lifted as well. Then only the legs would look a little awkward. You could drop the blood trail altogether and make it look like she's about to stab someone, in which case, her leg placement would kind of work, but no matter how I imagine it, it'll look awkward the way it is.

As far as my bias is concerned, I love all the color tones. The red really pops, the skin tone is warm and enticing, the black silky dress looks like shadow and water which is both ghastly and elegant. The hair is sexy and the eyes are fantastic. Considering this is a speed painting, it's absolutely incredible and a style all its own. One of my gripes though, would be the wing size. They're tiny. They make me think of a cartoon shoulder demon or a fairy more than a succubus. Consider making them bigger. If you wrapped the right wing around her right side a bit it'd be clear what the black mass coming out of her back is if you worried it wouldn't be clear.

It just lacks life. This would be incredible if it had it. It wants to come to life bad. You can see it in her eyes. Everything else just fails to follow.

So, vision, 3.5. I think you had something slightly more awesome in mind, but it didn't turn out the way you wanted.

Originality, 4.5, because all the other succubi on the web are either pale as a ghost, white, in leather, in belts, naked, classless, drawn in bad anime style, in overly gruesome or sexualized art, or depicted like a hideous monster/demon/devil; it's usually a combination of those. Haven't seen one as nice as this at all. So great job on that. The .5 remaining doesn't mean I would change this though. Originality can be overrated if the product is good enough. (As if .5 matters, but still.) This doesn't need any more originality. The concept is perfect the way it is.

Technique, 5 out of 5 because all styles are subjective. I feel comfortable giving it 5 out of 5 because I friggin' love your style.

Impact gets a 3 because of the wonderful color and her eyes, head, and hair. Otherwise, the lack of feeling, of motion, of action that should be captured just before it takes place is absent. There's no moment to capture and no life in it which makes me :sadface: because it's such a beautiful piece.

All in all, I'd give it a 3.75. It wants to be a 4, but just doesn't quite get there. If you brought it to life and added some darker shades in the background with some reds you might be pushing a 4.5-5 with this, but I'm imagining a completely different pose now.

Your work is beyond incredible. I look forward to seeing your future pieces.
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let's see, my first critique. At first: Sorry if I don't sound like I know a lot about making/criticize art, because i don't.
But I am kind of a fan of fantasy-styled art, and I can say that this is a really, really good-looking one!

Also, I am working on a fantasy-styled Trading Card Game(TCG) and wanted to ask if I could use this for a summon-able creature named "Succubus"?
Don't worry about credit, I'll put your name on the card and tell that I found you on deviantart, so all credit of the art goes to you! (i did that with few others too like here [link])

If you want to have a look at the card-gallery, here is the [link].

Thanks you anyways, and keep up the good work!
Fonstw's avatar
So I guess I could use this one then?
It will become an ice summon after all; She'll be seducing her opponents and make sure they cannot fight back, and as seen that delays her opponent it fits more to the characteristic of ice.
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I love how this beautiful drawing is the first result when you search the word "Succubus" in the search box, in my utmost honest opinion this is by far the only deviation of a Succubus that appeals to me, it excels in representing seduction and beauty, while also showing the inner "evil" the Succubus has.

Vision-wise, it's like I'm seeing her in front of me in reality, this might seem odd but the drawing itself sends that sense of seduction into me.

Originality, and again I am being 100% honest, every other deviation of a Succubus that I have seen must be like an anime cartoon or something of the sort, but this deviation is simply beautiful due to the fact that she is represented through a natural human female.

I just LOVE the red in the deviation, her eyes, the glowing dagger, and the little shards of red in the air coming from the dagger. That gives the viewers an open opinion, could that red be blood from her victim? Or could it be the remnants of the demonic magic that she uses to seduce her victims?
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how in the marry mother duck do you get this good at art? how long have you been an artist? and your this good? it doesnt make sence. i have been doing art since as long as i can remember. i have taken classes, ive had teachers, tutors, artbooks, instructional guides and videos, years apon years of trial and error, fail after fail after failed art work. and what do i have to show my hard work? childish fan art. its not even GOOD fan art. i can draw a flat 2D person standing straight up. with no movement and it looks akward. thats the best i can do. i both love this and rage at the same time. because its very good. but its sooooo much better then my meaningless crap.
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I think that the strongest feature of this work is in the strokes, be they brush-strokes, pen-strokes, or click-strokes. In her hair and in her tattered dress, it looks all chaotic and spontaneous, yet ordered and seemingly-calculated. I really like your use of warm colours as well, especially the sparse reds give the work emotive intensity. In addition, the warm colours of the skin have a nice contrast with the dark greys and the black. Very sensual, and lethally seductive.

Complaints? None. I would have wished to see a more fitting background for such a character. And yet, it frames her so well.

Excellent work. Keep it up!
A-M-Pietroschek's avatar
Interesting, and appreciated, as i like succubi without overdose of superpowers... A woman making her own way through the world kinda fantasy roleplay, and stuff...
fabfil's avatar
Hey, do you create comic covers?
The man awakes in the morning feeling like he's kissed an oncoming freight train.  
It's a wonderful feeling.  Totally worth it. 
AriannaBlackrose's avatar
My dear you are a wonderful artist! Everything fits so well together! You have caught the true meaning of a succubus by giving her such a wonderful figure, and then adding the dagger just adds the danger that these wonderful creatures of myth and lore truly are. If you don't mind I would love to show off your wonderful piece on a site that I am on. Please message me and let me know what I should put. Thanks so much. 
Freelance360's avatar
This  incredible! Keep up the good work and I was wondering if I could use this as my cover page to my story.
MaiooConcept's avatar
I haven't been on deviant art for about ten years, and I had to jump on just to say how amazing this is. Fantastic job! I hope you don't mind me referencing this artwork for a Succubus tattoo I'd like to get. If you do or have concerns about it, be sure to let me know. I don't want to infringe on the artwork of others.
ronaldknoxtodie's avatar
May I use this beautiful piece of art as a cover for a little story? I would give credit of course!
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icimotoya's avatar
I like such a style!!!
MEXICAN4111's avatar
messy...indeed 0-0
kaylee137982465's avatar

Hi! Oh my goshh, I love this picture and I was wondering if I could use it as a cover? :)
I'm writing this story and this is a great piece of art, do you mind if I use it? :D

It'd be awesome if I could xx

THEJOHN59's avatar
Une magnifique créature à ne pas mettre en colère !
Well done. Reminds me of Shanoa from Castlevania...
I was searching through images online and this one called to me. So strong, powerful, confident, and sexy. This image is like an inspiration to me.
tomytieneblas74's avatar
Messy ? this is badass, like her shoulder tatt !
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