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Volume 1 Cover



This is, hopefully, the cover of the printed version of The Phoenix Requiem volume 1.

Hence the big empty space at the top, which is where the words are to go :)

I have no idea how many hours it took. Lost count. Big thanks to all the people who gave me feedback!

Graphic Novel is here: [link]
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

This is my first attempt at a critique? D8 But..

This is an amazing work! The setting and postures of the characters fit together perfectly for a novel/book cover. <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart" /> the lighting is spectacular as well. The whole composition leads the eye around the painting from the girl's body to her face, then to the man which seems to be the 2nd focal point, to observe what she's looking at.
Her expression is very gripping as well.

If I do have crits though~ This composition seems to be of the more mysterious type, and makes the audience wonder who the man is, what are those spirits grabbing around him, what is the woman thinking, what relationship does she have with the man, etc. But it seems to me that for this kind of setting, the colors throughout the picture are too vibrant. The more intense colors might be used on the man and the woman's face, but then the building in the background and her fur jacket might be greyed down and shaded so that there is less contrast to catch the eye. Then there is a more mysterious and somewhat creepy outlook to match the "story" that onlookers think of.

I don't draw people well, so the colors and shading are my only critique. Other than those tiny things, this entire painting is incredibly well done!! <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart" /> Fantastic job!