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Winter Woman by Lizzy-John Winter Woman by Lizzy-John
Something cold for a cold season, and cause I'm cold and have been plagued by a cold for several days now. *sniffles*

anyway, I'm sure there are a lot of people who are chock full to bursting with nice comments for me, and those are always appreciated, but don't be afraid to critique as well, okay? Even something small could be a big help, yeah? :)

think I'll make a print of this later, too... I've barely used my print account at all XD

edit: changed some things best I could according to people's advice...hope it looks a little better ^^; some things not so much because it was intentional or because I don't know how. like the face? No matter how much I stare at it at different angles it still looks like a woman's to me. kinda frustrating XD

and thanks for all the crits guys, seriously... :)
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:iconmackenzie1228:
mackenzie1228 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Love this. Wanting to base a costume around this for New Orleans comicon nextyear if you are ok with it?
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:iconlizzy-john:
Lizzy-John Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Go for it.
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:iconnikopollumero:
Nikopollumero Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I think i just fell in love
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:iconaakami:
Aakami Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your way of colouring and all the little details that just show the difference of levels between you and many other artist around here. One can see you really ARE a great artist <3
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:iconmoszat:
Moszat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Cool art man!
Fav :)
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:iconnlinnovations:
NLinnovations Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She seems villainous. There's a lot of character in her expression, especially considering she's leading that cult of creepy non-humans.
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:iconcamerdesigner:
CamerDesigner Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work. Green, Gray on the snow. J'aime cette composition
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:iconsuperbubassaur:
superBUBASSAUR Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Digital Artist
now, thats something cool! :D
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:iconcartoonfiend:
Cartoonfiend Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Very nice work!
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:icongermaru:
germaru Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
nice work!. Winter my favorite season
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:iconnahalila:
nahalila Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Amazing coloring. The image is great!
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:iconno-regret-no-end:
No-Regret-No-End Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Full View Or Die!!!
I love it btw[link]
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:iconanimorph4ever:
animorph4ever Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Photographer
Absolutely incredible piece
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:iconon-a-whm:
On-A-WHM Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Nice use of cold colors! It really gives the landscape a sense of desolence.

Great use in detail on the main figure and some of the drones coming into view as well. :thumbsup:
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:iconemiliapaw5:
EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love how you used hints of colors, makes the image more interesting
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:iconkeyblade-jr:
Keyblade-JR Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Awesome colors!! :O
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:iconminimasake:
minimasake Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
So pretty and detailed ~ !
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:iconkitty-kunoichi:
Kitty-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Vey nice :D I love her scythe and the colours!
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:iconsileas:
Sileas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
What a beautiful design!
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:iconxslaerx:
xSlaerx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
I really like this piece.. especially the way you pick your colors. It's very eye-popping.

The only critique I can give, and remember this isn't really an artist's opinion, but more a viewer's, is that her smaller chest and the way her head is positioned makes her look a little bit like a male in a dress. I think her chest needs to be just a tad more pronounced.
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Digitalozz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Well done!!!
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:iconheroic-shadow:
Heroic-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
I noticed the scythe has parts of the blade chipped off, is it possible for people to fight off death? I suppose they didn't win if he is still doing his work.
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Amazing work. The only thing I would mention is that her right wrist seems to be at an uncomfortable angle for that pose. Other that that, it's stunning work.
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:iconarafax91:
Arafax91 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
I love this picture, really. There are so many Pics on Deviant art but i LOVE this pic! *_*
You're my idol!
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:iconk-burger:
K-Burger Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
ohh that is crazy
man i feel like a bird
but your art pieces are really good
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:icongothicfeverdream:
GothicFeverDream Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
really cool, i dig the costume and her lil followers are really cool
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:iconindimani:
indimani Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Student
I love her facial expression. She looks completely at peace. Very beautiful.
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:iconprettysweet6688:
prettysweet6688 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
it looks totaly awsome big thumbs up!:thumbsup:
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
I love how the light blue stands out from the rest of the picture :XD:

excellent work :clap:

:+fav:
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:iconstory:
story Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
This piece is sunning. She doesn't look cold at all. I love this character and her expression.
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:iconmediskaline:
Mediskaline Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
:+favlove:
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconfledgeforthephoenix:
fledgeforthephoenix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
There's not alot of detail in the backround..... But then again, I hardly ever put detail in my backrounds......

(But I LOVE:heart: your sythe!!!)
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MagicalMelonBall Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This isn't a critique, but to let you know that :iconfaust7: stole your background, also admitted to it, and won't take it down.

:thumb55022436:
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MagicalMelonBall Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Crap, sorry.

[link]
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DreamsUnderStarlight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!! I love it... personally I would have made is skinnier or given her slightly bigger breasts. But I would have gone with skinnier... winter doesnt bring to mind well-fed...
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:iconquincmsk:
QuincMSK Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That Reminds me of Devil May Cry ! =)
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:iconlunarsin:
lunarsin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Holy geezes! I didn't even SEE that creature figure on the scythe she's wielding! Thats cool. Though her arms seem small in proportion to her body. Her face seems a bit male too. Maybe if you made her nose smaller? o.O
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AdroVonCrow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Work was featured in my last article about Seasons. You can find it here [link] ! congratulations for the fantastic work.
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Arual-Gaze Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Student General Artist
Hmmm... makes me think more of a man rather then a woman...
><;;; That or just wishful thinking.... because she's kind of flat chested...
I don't know....
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Awesome!!
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:iconbunnyvsrobot:
BUNNYvsROBOT Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Such interesting shapes and design.
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:iconsilversaint:
SilverSaint Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
gorgeous. the painting and the woman
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:iconsiila02:
Siila02 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The expression of her face doesn't look evil at all.
Without the followers, people wouldn't think that way.
I love the big contrast of her face and the fishy followers!
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pathwreck Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
dude i love your work its amazing
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:iconrockbarnes:
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Very nice picture! The grayish overall tone catches the winter atmosphere just perfect. (I was lingering a while, not knowing whether to write a comment at all, because "Nice picture" is IMHO too thin for a comment and I don't find anything to say that was not already said.)

But then I got some thoughts.
Why do her followers have green X-shaped eyes? Since the whole procession looks very religious to me, it could be that they wear masks.

About the scene: They stopped. This is obvious to me because the front piece of her dress is layed out before her. (She must hold it up while walking, otherwise she wouId constantly step on it.) Also the back part of that skirt is draped out in a way that could no be possible while walking or at least it would require magic to hold the dress spread like that - which might explain the black extensions around the border of her skirt.

From that posing, she made half a step forward or leaned towards a bit. I think that she is about to do some ritual or she is waiting for something to happen or to come, while her followers observe the environment.

Now I see something that IMHO could be improved: The background above her head and around the tip of the scythe. There seem to be some undefined forms of lighter and darker gray, yet with sharp borders. IMHO it would be better to blur the borders a bit, so the shadowy forms would A) step back a bit and B) would be more unclear and thus more arcane, feeding the viewer's fantasy like "monsters in the fog".

I assume you rather had an idea how it should look and planned for the view instead of depicting a story you had in mind. If I'm wrong - would it be possible that you might share that story (perhaps as a comment)? If i'm right - how about letting viewers write stories about it?
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The-Blood-Countess Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
That weapon she's holding is amazing. You put great detail in it.
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:iconmajorasblaze:
Majorasblaze Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Critique:

She's not wearing any shoes. She's going to have cold feet.

It's just silly.
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:iconnagietek:
Nagietek Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think her arms are too small or maybe to thin? Little bit weird look for sure. And because of themrest of her body look too fat...

I think. I pointed that because you wanted some critique.

But anyway - it's very beautiful.
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bobbyrtle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Impossible to critique it. And of course she has a woman's face! There is no mistaking it.
I just love it. I'm sure you get lots of comments like this but I really do adore it. :D
:+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav:
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:iconzxwart:
zxwart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Your work is fascinating.. do you Know Brom...
yours style it' s like a peacefull darkness...
great!
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