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My entry for the "Soul Magic" contest by :icondigital-art-fantasy: 

A bit rushed and not finished like I want it to be, but better than not having anything I guess. Good luck to the rest of the contestants!

Link to a gif showing my progression/stages fav.me/d79dq22


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lucife56's avatar
lucife56Hobbyist General Artist
It is great!! I love the idea!! Good luck!
endave's avatar
Thank you very much! I liked the idea as well..not so happy with the outcome :( 
JEFlynn's avatar
This is really good! First thing I thought of when I saw it was that it reminded me of Lews Therin when he regained his sanity, and since you do so much WoT art, I was so sure it was. Lol.

I have to agree with the others though, that despite it being really well done, there's something a little creepy about the mouth. I think it might be because it's so big and wide, and then the sides are straight up and down, instead of slightly curved. But I still like it despite that, so don't get discouraged :-)
endave's avatar
Thanks a lot man! Haha, yea I agree with everyone as well. I have been out of sorts and just not able to produce anything worthwhile. Hopefully that will be changing soon.
JEFlynn's avatar
Now now. "Anything worthwhile" is pushing it. One little slight in a picture doesn't mean the entire thing becomes worthless! Your talent is still obvious. Don't get yourself down, mkay?
endave's avatar
Hah, thanks. Not feeling down about my artwork. I enjoy both the good and bad ones I make. I just haven't had much time to sit down and paint...my project at work is consuming all my free time :(
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xRaika-chanxHobbyist Digital Artist
You made it! :clap: I was already wondering when your going to upload :P I like the idea of it and the glowing soul, like a warriors spirit, it reminds me a bit of a scene in rurouni kenshin anime. I agree with Cybercoin about his face, but for not using any reference, it is good, I wouldn't have done it any better without reference^^; nice work!
endave's avatar
Thank you very much Raika! Haha, yea, I didn't want to push it with this one and end up forgetting to submit before the end of the deadline. I keep trying to train my mind to work without references just so I can focus on things like form, colors and light with my imagination. The end result is a lot of missing elements :( This particular painting has been sitting idle for over a week and half...work has been taking all the time in the world from me :(
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xRaika-chanxHobbyist Digital Artist
Awe.. Well what I do is, I work with my imagination, but just for some certain parts I look at references, but I change them to my own, if you understand what I mean xD I often check on more experienced and skilled artist how they did a particular thing, and then try it myself. Have you tried that? :)
LotsOfLowe's avatar
love the lighting in this one! 
endave's avatar
Thank you very much! The theme of the contest was about magic, so I wanted the lighting to dominate the painting.  :D
Cybercoin's avatar
Everything looks great cept the face dude. Maybe it's just the lighting. But I think its because mouths don't go open like that. I mean it looks like it just lowered. I dunno it's hard to describe ^^;
endave's avatar
I think I see what you mean. I made some adjustments to his mouth so it looks more like he is screaming in rage. Let me know what you think and thanks a lot for the honest feedback!
Cybercoin's avatar
Honest feedback is the best. As long as ya don't sound like a dick huh xD
Hmm I honestly can't see any difference. But maybe it's the fact that you can't see his lower teeth. I mean usually when someone screams in rage you see all their teeth. It's kind of animalistic thing we still have as humans. I don't know if you did but maybe you could look at some pictures of people screaming in rage. It's difficult trying to explain something right ^^;
But I do love the lighting in it.
endave's avatar
haha, some people get butt hurt when they are told the truth. I have seen a lot of artists who can't handle constructive criticism even when given in the most graceful manner. Critiques and honest feedback's are very far and few between. I treat every single one I get like a precious gem :) 

Unfortunately, I did not use a reference for this painting. I just blocked in values and kept goofing around until it started looking more human like?  But then again....you were spot on with the mouth issue lol. I added lower teeth and he definitely looks more human. I know there are several other glaring issues like the the girls hand and feet among other things, but my mind has a major block right now :(
Cybercoin's avatar
It's alright man. Maybe it's also cuz you don't see the eyes very well. You see a small glowing dot. That's it. Just glad I could help. Hope you get over your block soon. You make nice paintings.
endave's avatar
Thanks man! I definitely hope so too! :)
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