he provided most of the references for me to use, including pose, outfit variation. I was however free to omit the headpiece after seeing that in this canvas size Alisha's face wouldn't be as recognizable with stuff hanging around her head also
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watercolors and ink (diluted)
photographed, color corrected digitally
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With that aside, I hope can also give you a few pointers for you to consider. The flag she's holding have a nice flow-y curves therefore I think it would be better if you can apply similar flowing quality to her drape. You've got a nice pose going however it still seems a bit stiff and straight bust up and down her legs. But they are all the things that you can totally improve with time and practices.
Hi from ProjectComment! I'm commenting as part of the Everything Must Go contest (again xD!).
The moment I saw this drawing, I knew that this was your's! You have a distinctive style that looks very elegant and painting-like, and I'm glad that you're showcasing this piece on your profile .
I really love the bluish/purple, gold, and silver theme you have here, and how skillfully you've blended and complemented the different colors . I think you painted the metal highlights and the highlights in Alisha's hair very beautifully, and also how consistent your highlights/shadows are overall; from them, I can tell the location of the light source. Excellent work!
Without knowing much about the character, I would guess that Alisha either comes from a royal background or has a high status in the army (like a general), as purple and gold are colors often associated with royalty. From the large flag and her serious, determined expression, I also get the impression that she is carrying a heavy burden/responsibility, and possibly trying to avoid a confrontation as she's supporting the flag with both hands, making it impossible for her to draw her sword quickly. Lastly, I think that the outfit changes you made are really nice; as the ornate neck and headpiece look too decorative for the mood of this piece.
While the empty space around Alisha allows the viewer to focus entirely on her, I think that the impact of this piece would be bigger if there was something extra in the background. It doesn't have to be a fight or other people, even something like ash against a reddish sky (just to throw an example out) or embers floating around her would help give your audience some context. Personally, I like fan art where it looks like the character is interacting with someone/something, even if they are off-frame (pointing their weapon at someone, glaring at someone, watching out for danger, etc.), giving that kind of impression can make your piece even more engaging .
I hope this helps, and keep up the excellent work !
it's amazing how much you are able to correctly predict from this picture alone! Alisha is exactly all that she is indeed a princess, but so low in the throne succession that she works as a diplomat and soldier. And it gives her a lot of trouble too because she has some very unpopular opinions and goals but she carries through with them ^^ and indeed, all in the name of peace and negociations ^^
(I'm seriously floored you read her so well )
ohhhhh----I like that background idea! see, I can never think of stuff like that >< it's my goal for 2018 though to learn it
I think I'll experiment with going back to this pic and adding it ^^
thank you so much again
looking forward to your next art piece ^^
But really this is so gorgeous! Beautiful work on this!
Yeah metal is pretty hard to draw
Commissions are back up in February you know what I'll be busy with in January
indeed it is! D: But you're really good at it!
Ooooh will be looking so very much forward to that~ And even more with your January-projects~ C;
My first impressions are her intense expression that shows lots of character, how well that outfit looks on her, and how much I like that outfit in general. Very nice use of purple and blues blending. I really like the highlights on her weapon as well. It does seem a bit odd that she seems to be moving right and most of her hair is flowing left except one strand. Also, the way she is grasping her weapon makes is seems like she's bending it. Those are pretty much just nitpicks though. I really love the colors; they really pop. Overall, this is very lovely ^^
This is a wonderful piece of artwork, I'm glad I found it in the ProjectComment Gallery!
It reminds me of those old-fashioned paintings you'd find around in old British museums- this is very much so down to your style and colouring technique. It is quite a refreshing change from regular anime fan art, yet you can still recognise who the character is. I'm a huge fan of Jean's outfit from Fate Grand Order, and I think you did a great job of transferring it onto a new character. I also love the way you've drawn the flag, it's absolutely amazing! I imagine it to be a heavy embroidered flag, perhaps I'm wrong, but it looks so grand and impactful!
In all truthfulness I love this picture just the way it is. Everything about the way its drawn I understand is due to your own unique style, therefore it is befitting and doesn't require changes.
Instead I will let you know how I imagine I would have drawn this differently- maybe you can take something away from it!
The first thing I think I would have done differently is make the cloth on the lower half of her dress look as if it is billowing in the wind by creating more ripples. I can also see myself choosing a deeper purple. Likewise I would have had her hair splayed more freely (again from wind). I also think I would have added more arch's and shape in her posture. However I think me doing that would have made her look sensual/and or pretentious, which is not right for this character- so you made the right call with the pose you chose. She looks determined, ready to battle, and naturally pretty, which is how it should be!
Overall Alisha is definitely giving off Holy French warrior vibes to me here, which is exactly what made Jean so interesting, so its a definite good-job on your part!
I'm so happy that you like the picture and also that you offered your own perspective on it
I really love the idea you had to make the skirt part more flying in the wind from the references I had, I thought that it was always rather heavy fabric and so it wouldn't get the lift. But seeing how you know Jean pretty well, I take your word for it it certainly would have upped the impact of the pic :3
and yup XD you're right that sort of bent posture wouldn't suit Alisha at all XD she is a princess and a diplomat but mostly a soldier :3 she faces fights, not so much proposals XD
thanks again ^^ and now I'll go read your other comment
I'm glad that you liked my comment too, hehe!
Yeah, from what I've seen the material seems to fly around alot in the anime, haha! I think the skirt being a heavy fabric is a nice idea too though, very warrior-ish!
Haha, she aint got time for no proposals! See, you know your stuff very well!
the outfit was provided for me to draw, since it's fanart so if anything, I gotta stick to that XD
and seeing it'S a commissions, the background would have cost extra which my commissioner passed on ^^
but that hint witht he metal is a nice idea :3 will hone in some darker shades in there the next time^^
thanks again :3
or if not, then that's something to comment on as well XD
gold... you mean the trimming in the flag? those are layers of 3 different colors ^^ lime yellow, ochre and umbria ^^
I always use newly miced colors for shading ^^ it's not something I have readily available XD
(purple+sunny yellow makes for a great shading though :3)
I always hesitate while mixing colours ;-; That's my maint problem eg. while painting with acrylics
acrylics do behave very differently, so that doesn't mean it would give you troubles with watercolors :3
with those it's just important to mix as few pigment types as possible per layer else you end up wiht a muddy mess
(high qulality colors are usually mono-pigment types, hence keep their brilliancy)
with acrylics ---- no idea what to keep an eye on for that but at least you can cover up a wrong shade there ^^
And Thank you so so much for the tips I’m begining with watercolours so I appreciate every help^^’
I think most of my upcoming drawings will be watercolour for some time..
So glad I commissioned this!
I'm so glad you like it ^^
ive been re-addicted to the Fate series which is why I chose this o.o
wasnt sure if I should’ve gone with her or Sorey as Saber from Fate/Prototype
XD you know I'm not drawing crossdressing
This one happens to be male, and you may like him
remember the last time I had to blend blue and purple in a dress? XD back then I didn't have actual purple color but it makes all the difference :3