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SYNTHESIS - Chapter Cover by fox-orian SYNTHESIS - Chapter Cover by fox-orian
Woweez! New artwork! Hope you guys like it despite my spotty presence here lately. (Though I have been uploading quite a bit to my scraps directly -- make sure you watch my scraps if you care :) )

Synthesis is still (slowly) in development, this will be the cover to either chapter one or two. (Depends on which idea I have mulling around my head on how to start it I use.)

This is the stairwell that leads up to her apartment. (The same area seen in this older artwork on street-level. Comparatively, once again Maia's design has evolved slightly forward.

Lines done in Tool:SAI, colors (rather hastily) done in Photoshop.
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erineclair Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
great linework and solid colors that pop out =)
Bluyul Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one!
scretchme Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you see the perspective :) great work!
blowber Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   Filmographer
This looks nice.
Lizardpants Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Your stuff gets me pumped to learn perspective drawing
HeroLoverFoolVillain Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the detail on the setting and the look on the character's eyes.

Looks like a very natural action shot.

The only thing I don't like is "so much shadow". But I can live with it :P

great piece
lolehpopz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
It looks so 3d *o*
CDAntiAlias Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
there is a rather familiar mirrors edge feeling in your style.
l4dplayer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
did you notice the tattoo?
Rydn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style. This image is impecable. But i'm wondering. You may try to draw maya's eyes on a different, more serius way, and I think if would improve the overall feeling when you see her.
Doomaholic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is series is shaping up to look really good. The lighting, style and detail are all awesome. Can't wait for the series to debut! And uhh... It also seems like a co-incidence that I have a friend called Maia who's really athletic, smart and uhh... *cough* cute *cough* as well. But awesome stuff, keep it up!
Amor13 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
When do you reckon you'll be able to get the chapters up, because the place you're setting the story in looks quite interesting
LpwnWolf Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i feel drawn into this piece, fantastic sense of depth and intrigue! Amazing!
Carthegian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Man, I really can't wait to see Synthesis finalized. =D
EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Ooo I missed seeing this one, as always you've used such a clean and natural color pallet, the character is well balanced to the bg environment as well. I have always enjoyed your style of cell shading you use in your art :)
Powzin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I do not remember exactly what he was doing in January 2011. Probably due to my recent interest in conceptual art at the time, was looking for right here on the deviant. When I saw the character "Maia," I was in love. Its lightweight feature is very nice, and all the beautiful work that you come over time making SYNTHESIS is over for me, inspiring. Congratulations man, and remains so. I want to one day get their hands on this series.
TheDude100 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.....this looks.....really, really good. It's almost like it is a screenshot of an anime.....

Really well done. Nice art style, too.
NadeRegen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   General Artist
Ugh, I haven't been on dA in a while and I was wondering if your art still affects me the way it did about a year ago

it totally does, just god. the moods, the views. *__* gorgeous. It makes always makes me feel free when I look at your art and that's just an amazing quality I think. <3
Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Wow! I love the perspective in this and your lighting/shading is very well done. :D OH WOW THIS IS AMAZING
31D0L0N Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
excellent job‼ details are everything
how did you manage to paint such a realistic chemtrail?
crosses are bad, we have them here in buenos aires too
WhipsmartMcCoy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Oops, looks like I'm about a month late to this party. I guess this got lost in the unmitigated disaster that is my inbox. XD

I think Maia's design is coming along nicely. It's definitely more streamlined, and has a lovely animation-style feel to it. The scenery is wonderful as always (how do you make brutalism look so yummy?!), and I really like how you rendered the airplane trails. C:

How's the comic itself coming along?
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Sorry for sounding like a fool, but what is Synthesis?
WhistleAndSnap Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is neat! Call me intrigued as to this whole "Synthesis" story! 83
D-eTo-X Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Wow! Now this is killer! I wish I could watch a movie with all this art!!
kpowelldesign Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like your style. Oh no. Art school no-no. I'd going into artspeak mode but I don't feel like it. Just woke up.
VincentDeLeon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks awesome. Is very clean and gives a -don't think this is a strange name- nice saturady afternoon look. Loved :meow:
Tohad Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work !
TheComicLife Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks like it will be great. Waiting on it.
PhantomJAC Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I'm very interested to read it
chocobohero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh goodness, Synthesis is gettin' of the ground! <3
HolyMane Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you draw cities like no other!
Haruka16 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
for rather hastily it's amazing :)
chocolatevampire217 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Artist
she looks more like 'L' in Death note.... but overall it's really awesome the setting is spectacular, makes imagination go to it's extent
fox-orian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, her hair isn't anywhere as anime-crazy as L's. Her hair looks a little out of form here because there's supposed to be a bit of breeze or wind XD Though I bet if I gave her some dark shadow under her eyes she'd look a whole lot more like him XD
chocolatevampire217 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Artist
i was intending it to be the eyes not the hair...but yeah i gues she could use some eye shadow just for that area and she will look like L
Phinnimonster Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This probably seems like an odd comment, but I find you're really good at capturing a summery feel in your shadows. It's a sort of crisp, cool freshness. Haha.
OspreySoul Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't wait to see Synthesis come together. I really love your concept art for it, and each new piece that shows up in my inbox is such a treat! You really have a good eye for a dynamic perspective.
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love it!
Kenjiuni3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's hard to describe this feeling, but your drawings really move me... The light you use in your scenes or the staging make your pics look somehow intemporal. I've hardly ever seen such beautiful artwork, really.
AliceKaninchenbau Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's so much atmosphrere in this picture *w*
Hyroar Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist
FINALLY there is new stuff for Synthesis!!!! And it still looks nice!! :)
Kenyu05KR Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I like this new design better for her :D
SmallJoy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Digital Artist
lovely powerlines.
ageshero Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Those clouds and all the colouring and work on this, spectaculaaaarr
clipNET Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Welcome back, great work
Nokadota Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist

What's the tattoo on her thigh?
shingworks Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not a critique, just a comment... I'm finding the lines on the bg elements a bit distracting. There's some competition, like around her wrist area. The trees aren't outlined, but I feel that they aren't significantly far behind the brown building directly behind Maia, so why aren't they outlined? But that's not the issue, I think it's more that the power lines are a very interesting element and their impact is lessened when competing with the other strong linework on the page. The lit part of the stairwell behind her in particular seems out of place.

Not a total crit because I realize that having preserved linework may be your intention :) And of course it is a very nice piece, but you already know that XD
fox-orian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Made a few edits btw, namely lightening the power lines, pushing back that light spot on the stairwell, and adding a light haze to the middleground (the two buildings,) and lightening the lines of here and there.
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saunterloft Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i always just want to eat your compositions up. it seems like there's so much to learn from every little detail of most every image and this is no exception . . . i feel like i can breathe that air, that if i "stand up" i will wince in the sunlight, and if i look over that railing and it's a long way down i'll experience that vertigo. just spectacular, again.
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