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Odin Sphere - Gwendolyn by Derlaine8 Odin Sphere - Gwendolyn by Derlaine8
Been wanting to draw Odin Sphere fanart for a while; that game is so good @o@;

Many thanks to Elda for the help with photoshop

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Given 2010-06-27
Odin Sphere - Gwendolyn by ~Derlaine8
The suggester says
"The gracefulness on it, along with excellent coloring scheme and the facial expression of the character creates a perfect mix between strength and fragility, lightness and darkness, and makes this fanart truly outstanding and totally worth seeing and admiring. Enjoy!" ( Suggested by VelCake and Featured by elicoronel16 )
Critique by ku-mel Aug 27, 2009, 6:49:31 PM
I love the use of colors that you put into this. True, the color scheme is already built into the character, but I think you really made it your own here. The transition from the light blue to purple was done wonderfully. The background painting is also wonderful, and blends seamlessly into the color theme of the piece. Choosing to position her at an angle gives real dynamism to the piece as well-- however, it's almost lost when you see her face. Her expression is kind of bland, and I don't think it matches the fierce-ness of what she's doing at that moment-- which would be the only critique I have really. Well done.
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7 out of 7 deviants thought this was fair.

I want to begin by saying that this is a beautiful piece. It follows the artistic style of the game closely and the color choices are just flawless. I find that the pose and expression carry the same feel and grace that Gwendolyn carries throughout the game. I give the "Vision" a strong 5/5 because it just flows. It rolls with the same ball as the game's art and is simply appropriate in style and flair. I feel the same emotions and spirit from this that I do from the art of the game itself.

As for originality, while I have nothing but love for this piece and the techniques and colors employed, I have to admit that I feel like I've seen the pose before. Not in a way where it is completely unoriginal, but more in a way such as... in a sea of Gwendolyn fanart, it will not be the only one where she is floating in a violet sky with her wings spread. The pose is gorgeous, but not exactly unique. For that, I can only rate the originality as 3/5. Don't get me wrong, it is still a gorgeous piece that will stand out for its quality alone, but the pose itself is somewhat bland. Beautiful and graceful, but still not entirely striking.

The technique is handled beautifully. It has the same glazed paint feel that the original art style has. It is very smooth and the colors are very soft. The feathers seem to shimmer and the reflections on the metal are just gorgeous. There is very little that I can say about the actual technique that isn't positive, but the only thing that really stands out is her right hand, which seems a little unfinished compared to the rest of her skin. Nevertheless, the rest of the feathers and even the clouds in the background have a very supernal feel. I will proudly call this a 5/5. It's handled beautifully.

For the impact, I'm going to have to say 4.5/5... I would love to give it a 5/5 because that is how I personally feel about its impact, but like I mentioned in the originality part, this won't be the only piece with the game's traditional color scheme and the "heavenly" pose of Gwendolyn. This is kind of a situation like the many Annunciations by many artists in the Renaissance. There will be other pieces featuring Gwendolyn like this and one can line them up to literally have a beauty pageant. (This one would have my vote, for the record.) On the positive, this is a piece that will jump out at you because it is both beautiful and handled with skill. Even its thumbnail will jump out because of the rich, deep colors and overall beauty.

If I had to describe this piece in one word, it would be "Glorious".

Well done. :heart:
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saizochan12 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
It's super well done.
Goody-Goody-Gumdrop Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Great job drawing Gwendolyn! I have tried drawing her too, but her feathers can be difficult! 
CombotheBeehen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVED that game ;~; Never finished for difficult to defeat the boss before the final part, on Velvet Story.
Tobyfredson Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016   General Artist
Pretty sure I saw this before, why did I not favore it? <3
dpb6699 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Question: I am looking for an original print of this to blow up big enough for my daughters car, could you, email me at, if you have the time thank you.
Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty *.*
The background looks like cotton candy >.<
LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Tuiridh Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome color!
mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I started playing Odin Sphere recently, and Gwendolyn instantly became one of my all-time favorite video game characters. :D Her design is just so awesome. :la: I love how you drew her. ^^
Licht-Drache-122 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors fits perfect to her.
Valor-Is-Blue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is absolutely fabulous. Beautiful work, really. :3
ClumsyClueless Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Someone is stealing your work: [link]
schalaplz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's sad that a few of the thieves' followers actually condone this sick act.
GrenadeslugBoss Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty work!!!!!!!!!!!!
ely707 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
i love it
Chapaca Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
very pretty, nice work
Filiana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Beautiful :aww:
Waanmo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooow! Amazing composition and way of colors!! Hope you draw Mercerdes too... ; _ ;
NeonHazard101 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful job!!! i love it!
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Vampiress-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing, and very true to the style of the game. Most beautiful piece of fanart I've seen of her ever. 5/5
dfordonaldduck Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
nice coloring and effects
frighteningdeceit Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
just gorgeous! love the coloring,'s amazing!
Anxietydecending Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It works for composition, but I'll never understand the whole "wings start at the butt" thing.
Catwagons Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist

Thinking your style was really a lot like Odin Sphere, and I am absolutely positively in love with that game. And your art. Yay! Keep drawing. 8)

Keyman94 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
love the wings :)
Amzypop1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
wow .... AMAZIN!
Sorrow9 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
keke18 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is so pretty i love it!
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Writer
XD! "Far out!" as they used to say. Fantastic colors & graphic composition...
mangorain3 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
this is an awesome piece! i love the bright colors, and the styling. I agree, the game is very good, i've been a little obsessed with it lately.
BlackRoseDragon02 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
dark-columbia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Love these wings =3
WolfyDoll Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Amazing job! <3
TheChosenTheFallen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Great game!
Great drawing!
Garund12 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Gwendolyn!! or i say Eva? (read about the game for more information)
Sakaiti Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please watch out for :iconhectorkisaragi: Another person he commented since joining, he posted another of her artworks in his gallery after commenting.
HectorKisaragi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
dude this picture is sexy.
SuzieSuzy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, your draw so great !!! Fav Fav Fav !!!
Bluefirephinex5 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Writer
Wow! Taht is all I can say. (shocked by its brilance)
EchoFlare Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
THis game is so pretty....but its so hard -_- beautiful picture
Wanganator Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this game! It was rather short for an Atlus game, but I really enjoyed the plot and how artsy it was.
garnetyuna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
She's beautiful and she's also my fav character in Odin Sphere!
You did a great job! *^*
VAgentZero Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Pretty much righteous. Very well captured.
Kalli20 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cool fanart
yarow12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful mixture of tone and colors.
PartridgeofDestiny Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
i may not be a gamer, but i love this!
SakuraLee91 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Oh my god, she is so beautiful!! I really love the colors. You did a fantastic job!!
Master-Wrath Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I quite like this picture. It is well done. I like the shading on the wings, very detailed
joeythm Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good. I love that game. Great work.
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