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Riding on a dream by Deslaias Riding on a dream by Deslaias
A painting of my girlfriend ... on a giant owl xD

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Good job, Deslaias. Your picture is appealing to the eye and has some mystic charm when combined with the title.
In regard to colors and linings,especially in owls head region and wings, they are appealing and used in right amounts in right places. Yet, after scrutinizing shapes I must say that mostly there are good except the shaping and overall placement of owls legs,namely, that right one is disproportionate, even if perspective is taken in consideration. It is not a glaring fault, but makes the bottom region seem a little awkward. It could have been remedied with drawing more feather features on the bottom side of right leg, so it wouldn't look so blocky and disproportionate.
After assessing the matter of originality I can say that the motif of "girls riding gigantic beasts/birds" is not a new one, yet when put in perspective of dream and even more so if the title is taken literary and the owl is named "a dream itself", there is something different than usually here which could have been expanded upon IF there would have been a background to speak of. A dream-scape of sorts or something completely original wold have been very welcome.
All in all, a pleasant work of mysticism and certain finesse, but could have been better in certain areas.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
This is a very fun concept. 
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DwainesWorld101 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Great detail! Well done. Keep up the good work! Check out mine too!  MaYhEmIc Miscellania: Assumaloom 40 by DwainesWorld101
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Deslaias Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Pls don't spam
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ohmyjaded Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing, loved how you managed all elements!
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andy1888 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Student General Artist
The owl is just so beautiful! It feels like a real owl almost!
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Lenalee-lee Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you paint the owl!
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Anarasama Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love the colours and the mood of this painting! its an interesting idea for the lighting as well
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AlulaDreamsArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
stunning work! the details within the owl are captivating. I also love the expression on the human!
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SukizukiIzuna Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you got the owl's texture digitally. The feathers might need to be a bit more detailed and some highlights would be nice. Overall, I like your work! :)
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KazXart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome great work of yours keep it up ^_^ 
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
This is really pretty! Love the detail.
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ApertureQiwi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very amazing painting. Good work :)
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EmperorNeuro Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, but it kind of looks like the detail of the feathers on the owl's feet blurred a little so they look weirdly smooth.
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ClarityWind Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore how you've done the owl. It's amazingly detailed yet incredibly soft!
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Jotunmai Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet she'll love it :D
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Aakami Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the details and the colouring style. Plus I am a sucker for the people riding unusual riding animals xD
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HARuNIS Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very nice! It have atmosphere and specific feeling! That is most awesome! 
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Milly-Alexander Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice ! :D
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constancelea Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful shading work. :heart:
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spacehyenas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
Very nice job, the shaping of the wings and rendering of the feathers is fabulous. Great palette choice - very mystical and ethereal. Nicely composed shot, the minimal background draws attention to the figures which are very dynamically posed. :D Fantastic job! 
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geoffHeaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job! I love how detailed you made the owl's feathers. It's extremely challenging to pull that off.
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ameb-amoeba Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student General Artist
//dies I fucking love owls. 
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OnTheMountainTop Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that blue glow right on level with the owls wings and head. It really makes the composition pop.
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geckobud Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015   Digital Artist
Very cool piece! I especially love the textures on the feathers. (I hope your girlfriend liked it!)
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Jasetroy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice, the girl seems worried and i feel some sort of sympathy. Love this!
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EpicCanines Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job 
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ClayLady Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work with the owl, you should try to make a background :)
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Tami-gochi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job, keep up the good work!
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glaktor Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
not bad
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angiewaiwai Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful of your drawing!
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LePingouinMaudit Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Very good work ! I think it would be better if the owl was less vertical but it's a beautifull picture...
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Lufirel Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
The owl is quite lovely. Good attention to detail. The background could be more interesting though.
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CJJennings Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
very good shading
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oneillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
giant owls are the best owls gj
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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous wings it has!
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elginive Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Giant owls are always fun :)
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e-noborus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Great Work! Your use of colors and rendering makes your work look very professional. All the best!
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Anixys Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the owl ^^
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GwynConawayArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional
nice light!
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Dying-Hopes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
The owl is gorgeous! And such a nice idea to be able to fly on a giant owl. :3 Well done! 
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321Engage Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how you drew the feathers! The owls eye looks great as well!
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
This is a really lovely piece; I love the concept and details here! 
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Shinkalork Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work.... nice art
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skeIetons Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I really like this !! It's so pretty  . ..
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SharpenArrow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!
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Hitotsumami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lie the ambient lighting behind your characters. Ive noticed this in your other works to. Great job!
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clamy23 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude..
you're GF is so cool :D
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Dejiko12 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
really nice work here!
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ConorClementsArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your colouring here , really like the blue and especially the purple hues in the back of the image .
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