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DW IV Final Illustration

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My final illustration for Dominance War IV contest. Some may think it's good enough but I'm still not satisfied with it cuz I'm not skillful at drawing surroundings and background. I had time to upload this and request comments and critiques before the contest ends, but I didn't do so. It seemed silly but I just wanna see how far I can go by myself.
Anyway, it ended and I can draw something new again :). Feel free to leave merciless comments and critiques.
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First of all, I'm afraid to give you a critique (as everyone should be) because this is such an amazing piece of art that it made my jaw dropped in awe.

From far away it was hard to tell what was going on because the focus is unclear due to the tight colour scheme. The picture didn't pop out and it isn't as attention-demanding compared to your other works.

In the fullview there's a lot of amazing details but it made the picture too busy.

A solution to make the surroundings less noticeable but still keeping the details is to lower the opacity. With a lower opacity the colours become less eye-catching and it pushes the images to the back. If some images needs to be closer than the others (i.e. the monster that is attacking the men vs. the monster to the girl or the blue beams vs. the purple swirls) then you can easily select that area, add a layer mask, and do a gradient dissolve. This is just like lowering the opacity but with this gradient only parts of the area is pushed back more to create depth in the middle grounds.

As an result with a non-vibrant surroundings it should open up the picture and it should be clear on where the focus is with a glance.

I hope this helped. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)" />
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uliramProfessional Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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It's good that you are hard on yourself, because it pays off. I don't see anything wrong with the picture. You did a good job with where you put characters and point of view, making the closer things blur. As far as color, it looks phenomenal. The details you added are awesome. You used the same color pallet throughout the entire picture, and that is something other people struggle with. It has good levels of brightness and contrast, so overall it's a 5 out of 5 in my book. My favorite part would have to be the detailed eyes in her wings. <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart" />
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perfect .. fantastic all your art 
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She is so beauty ,isn't she?
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Utterlly beautiful, stunning, if a terifying way. But still, this picture is gorgeous.
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c0rwynProfessional Writer
bad ass
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this is absolutley stunning!!
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L2011Hobbyist Artist
:o Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!
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good job
its so beauty
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Eugene-XProfessional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous work! Would love to see this as an Animé film :)
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this is bad ass
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just awesome
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rajasegarHobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
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Just WOW! I Love this!
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misterFISHStudent Digital Artist
That is amazing !!!!!!!!

Great job !!!!!
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Epic-LeatherProfessional Artisan Crafter
I know every artist is their own worst critic, but I must say the first word that came to mind was "wow." The entire piece feels very chaotic, but in a good way, the world is ending, and the main character is loving her work. I know what you mean about surrounding images, I do the same, Ill focus alot of energy on the main focus and the rest feels like an afterthought, but regardless... This in incredible, insta fav.
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very very very awesome :D love it
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LorkarHobbyist Writer
nice but i dont like eyes :S
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TheOneWingedAngelHobbyist Writer
This is absolutely amazing. I would love to see more images like this by you!
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