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Well, this is the first ambitious picture I've done in awhile... I actually tried (drumroll pleeeease) ...a BACKGROUND..! It's like, a city. And some mountains. And some clouds. Cheap, airbrushed clouds.

So this is a picture of my char Halcyon flying. It took me about 6-7 hours from start to finish, which is longer than I usually take... started out with 8.5x11 cardstock and a .5mm pencil, took about an hour or two to draw it. The rest was CGing with Photoshop 7... used 5 layers at the most. I tried to make the city look like it was foggy or something. And yeah, I gave Hal the same sort of details as in the Gothic Rei pic.. I'm trying to refine my design style. Yay. I like this pic a lot better, though, because it has much better composition. Like, the lower 3/4 of it doesn't suck. (like it did in the Gothic Rei pic.) I didn't waste any space.

I tried to use a blurring effect to show that she's flapping her wings. I didn't just blur everything to show general motion, as I have before. More effort = better, in my opinion. If you don't like my blurring, then that's too bad. I don't do it to hide my crappy line work, I do it to better convey the action in the picture. i.e., she's flapping her wings and it's windy. I don't expect to stop doing it any time soon.

That's enough ranting. I should do more backgrounds.
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:iconcalamari-san:
Calamari-San Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Student Filmographer
Wow, I love the character design on here. ^^ She looks really great. There's a lot of energy in it, too. The colors look lovely together.
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juujuu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
yay for bg's~!
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:iconbeelzie:
Beelzie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
:O_o: Makes you want to reach out and catch her before she makes contact. Beautifully done, my friend, beautifully...
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what- Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Professional Artist
Ambitious nothin', man.

This is nothing short of stunning and completely mind-blowing.
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pronkyou2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005
You know, I think that if you took this as a reference for all your other work, that it would be insanely good. The position, the camera angle, everything hits it better than anything I've seen yet scanning your gallery in reverse.
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BoneyardFox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
I love the blurry look. well, I like everything about this picture actually :nod:
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:iconpsyicomuffin:
PSYICOMUFFIN Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
..........wow.... that's gorgeous :+fav: words cannot describe how awesome this is, it kicks my angels ass -_-
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:iconmirk1:
Mirk1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005  Professional Filmographer
instant :+fav:
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sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I found you! I remember seeing this pic shortly before joining DA :D It actually was something that made me want to join! I can't believe random clicking actually worked out this way :) You have a wonderful gallery - I'm going to watch you now so I don't forget again!
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:iconkeirin:
keirin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
Loving the motion. This angle is awesome.
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:iconfractos:
fractos Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005
That's dead cool :)

>aFx<
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:iconlineriku:
Lineriku Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
sweet backround....im trying to do a pic with a good backround myself....*sigh*.....i count the days...
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:iconcointoss:
CoinToss Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
thats absolutely wonderfull i wish i had paintshop my stuff sucks....
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:iconremotecntrl12:
remotecntrl12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHHH *bows down*
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:iconrainchild18:
RainChilD18 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004
no comment is needed, its just simply awsome.
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:iconsashas:
sashas Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. I love the way you used... I'm guessing a motion blur.. to show movement. It really came off very nicely.
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:iconxeokeri:
xeokeri Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
The effects are brilliant.

- X
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:iconemersontung:
emersontung Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
wow!! such a cool lookin charry!! XD!!! ahhhhhh so cool..the piccy is soo cool..love the bg...
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
That city beneath her is amazing, and i really like how her wings blur to convey movement. It's a really nice picture, i really love the pose...
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Byakugan-Boi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2004
I LOVE TEH WAY YOU DRAW/COLOUR HAIR!!!
If only i could draw i would steal it in a second ^_^
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ThePlasticBagMode Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2004
That's pretty rad. Awesome, awesome.
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ThePlasticBagMode Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2004
whoa. everything about this picture is just rokkano. absolutely awesome.
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:iconkarma021:
Karma021 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Perfect <3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmiroku-monk:
Miroku-monk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
WoW... :D eyes look a bit small though :P
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:iconclose:
close Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
great work! :clap:
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:iconjml:
jml Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
NICE!!!
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:iconchrono1209:
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2003
hell yes shes hot!
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:iconevolym:
evolym Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2003   Filmographer
I haven't seen this one since a long time. And I am still impressed by it.. you got an awsome talent that you have to exploit and continue to make awsome work !
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:icondeathelm:
Deathelm Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003   Digital Artist
REally sweet picture :d
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:iconslrfirestorm:
slrfirestorm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2003
cool! lotsa motion yay.
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:iconleviathen:
leviathen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
*dies at the site of the pic*

why are you so much better than everyone ever??????

ever heard the song freefall by beam+yanou?? cuz you should

ps marry me
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A-Poetic-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003
: drools...drools : I want a sponge! ^_^
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:iconal1ne:
al1ne Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2003
wow, it's totally awesome! i really like it! :+fav: keep it up.
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:iconsley:
sley Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... sugoi *nods* ^^
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:iconcrazy-ray:
crazy-ray Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2003
Great work!! XD
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:iconbridog:
bridog Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2003
beautiful. just...beautiful :+fav:
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shadow-stalker Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2003
my god, that is fantastic... istatant +fav... its so amazing.. i love the blurring, especially on the straps.... this is fantastic!!! i mean wow... i want'a print... if only i had money *cries* goddamn this is great... *dies*

ShadowStalker
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:iconpunkerben:
punkerben Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2003   Interface Designer
+fav for sure i love this art!
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:iconsusancho:
susancho Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2003  Student
i saw this a while ago and i thought it was beautiful, and now i finally got a DA account so i decided to comment :)

susan
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:iconhomicidal-mur:
homicidal-mur Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2003
i luv this pic it is so good! i luv the blurred effect! you are really talented! ... i wish i was aas good as you!
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:icondarkwater-pirate:
darkwater-pirate Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2003
I love all the action in the picture, such drama! :clap:
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:iconsilentpsychosis:
silentpsychosis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2003   Photographer
wow this is awesome! i love the pose! :+fav:
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:iconfyrblede:
fyrblede Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2003
whooaaaaa... aweshome.... looks like the pic's actually moving. @.@ great work!
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:iconsiric:
siric Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2003
Looks great! I need to learn how to do backgrounds. Definitely +fav.
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:iconwo33er:
wo33er Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2003
Every single piece of work i click on of yours just shocks me some more, this is truely amazing
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:iconlastevil:
lastevil Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2003
beautifl work. love it lots. your very very very talented. great background.

*runs from pandas*
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:iconpinkmonkey:
pinkmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2003
this is so... free! i love it! oohhhh and that much of comments... *faints*
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goddesstears Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awesome(I keep saying that huh?)!! I love the hair and the wings. So neat! The clouds look really spooky. This pic sends chills down my spine!
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fira-flame Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2003
PRetties Worship
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tarokun Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2003
Hello, you have just reached comment #231, if by any chance you have just read all of the previous 230 comments, I would have to suggest you get a life... QUICKLY!!!
yes, the picture is indeed very kickazz, but still that doesn´t mean you have to read all the friggin 231 comments!!!???
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