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LeonaWindrider

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  • Deviant for 15 years
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My Bio
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.

Current Residence: Florida, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Print preference: Lustre
Favourite genre of music: Again, anything by Jim Steinman. Classical; Italian pop (Andrea Bocelli); 90's Country; Rock
Favourite style of art: Digital painting, and fractals
Operating System: Make me feel good, I'll make you feel good.
Favourite cartoon character: Goliath from Gargoyles & Darkwing Duck :)
Personal Quote: "There's coffee in that nebula!" - Captain Janeway

Favourite Movies
Gladiator; Batman Begins; Stargate; Only You.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Jim Steinman (more accurately he's a composer/lyricist -- think MeatLoaf, Bonnie Tyler
Favourite Writers
Thomas Jefferson
Tools of the Trade
My trusty tablet, and a large pot of coffee.
Other Interests
Anthros; Weres; StarFox; Disney's Gargoyles; Anything Arcane; Quantum Leap.

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Comments

I thought it only fair considering the work you put into the picture, to take the time to give a detailed critique :) And I'm really enjoying your group! I don't have as much time as I'd like to wander all of DA, and having a great range of marine mammal pics arrive straight into my inbox is just great!
Splash Painting
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This series is fantastic -- normally when I see a stack of orca paintings I class it in the realm of "oh gee yet another wolf/orca picture..."

THIS is not just "yet another one", for a couple reasons:

Your Technique is above and beyond the typical orca artist - there is a very high attention to detail, and skin is skin and water is water. The markings and teeth in particular are exquisite.

While the obvious orca pic suffers a bit in originality (not really your fault everyone paints them like mad), your vision for the series is such a service to fans. I just love the idea of true character portraits for "real" orcas at a particular park. While I admit I'd have loved to see more than just a head shot in order to get a better look at the rest of the markings which are unique to each animal, this choice of a close-up features what most orca pictures fail at -- their eyes.

For this the impact is higher than most, as "every other" orca painting either chibi-fies the eyes or they simply get lost in the great blackness of the animal and they appear aloof and uninterested. After seeing orcas up close, I can say you nailed the gaze of each animal, which helps bring across their unique attitudes.
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Don't think so :(
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Currently experiencing a break in a seriously long art funk. Hoping to turn out a few showable pieces soon.