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Forest Elf by MPsai Forest Elf by MPsai
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Edit: Made some changes, thanks for the comments!

I'm not entirely satisfied with this one, but I know if I over-worked it it would just go bad. I declare it done!

So another elf. A forest elf this time. you may have noticed between this one and the last one that I make my different elf types have different ear shapes. I don't know why, it was just something I started doing.

The forest elves are the closest type I have to your typical Tolkien-esque elves, almost to the point of parody. This one's name is Kylie, not much to say about her. Alot of forest elves wear their hair up, making them strange. Everyone knows elves should have long hair.
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Almost to the point of parody? In what way? Does this mean we'll see Agent Smith with pointy ears?
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:iconmpsai:
MPsai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Digital Artist
It means they're going to be really snooty :p
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
So kind of like Mixed Myth?
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bravofox16 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow that is just incredible
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
She is beautiful! Nice work.
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mineralz4Dream Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
My god o_o you're so good
I love the defintiion, the lightning, the details...
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gwenhero Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student General Artist
it's gewd..............(gewd= good)
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:iconkasplatza:
kasplatza Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
I like the way you've shaded her hair accessory, it makes the shading on the other jewelery look a bit bland, though.
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:iconmpsai:
MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks. I do have some trouble with figuring out how to render metals. Bleh :bleh:
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Shiny surface details depend on what kind of light is incident upon them. I think this works. The hair ornament has more open exposure, and therefore gets more hard light, where the light reflecting off the other jewelry is probably soft light, with the harder illumination blocked by her head.
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MPsai Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
:omg: A comment that isn't a joke? What is the world coming to!?

Thanks! I can't remember exactly what my mindset was anymore, but I think I was working hard to get the shadows and highlights placed correctly because that's kind of a weak point of mine. Still not sure if it's totally right.
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:iconkasplatza:
kasplatza Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
It's damn hard to get it looking nice, I can count the amount of times I've gotten it to work on one hand <.<
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
she reminds me of a young Arwen from lord of the rings. good overall job,nice detail too
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FalluVaud Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Very pretty ^^ I love her outfit :D
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Kalinka-Shadows Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Wow, tis awesome!
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Awww, how pretty! :heart: I love the detailing on the flowers and jewelery especially, nice job. :)
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CatbeeCache Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Local friendly Deebs here- Saw Ellie's critique so I decided to chime in. I think this is damn nice, but there's one thing that bugs me- she doesn't really seem to be 'interacting' with her surroundings, by which I mean the way her arms are on the table and so- it looks more like she was pasted on top of it instead of interacting with it, if that makes any sense.

Either way, ace work.
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:iconmpsai:
MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah I know what you mean, I'm having a hard hard time figuring out the shadows on the stone :dead:

:lol: And I didn't know you had a new name.
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CatbeeCache Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
NOW YOU KNOW.

And knowing is half the battle.
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:iconmpsai:
MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Digital Artist
Goddamn critique approval is broken and I didn't realize FFFFF-

Hopefully I can do it when it's turned back on.
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Kitsuyasha Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I'll check out the timelapse when I get the chance but I really do like what u did with the shadowing, considering where the point of light is coming from. Sometimes people tend to forget where it is when they don't draw it. I'm also very fond of how lush the green turned out. Hope you're feeling better~
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shamira-g Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Since I'm too poor for a premium membership, here's my critique.
I personally would have either gone much brighter on the color scheme for the elf's clothing.
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Intertwined-Destiny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nonetheless, I really like it!! <33
It's a nice picture!
The pose is good and I love the colors you used!
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KittenKiss Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I know this is missing the point a bit but I really love those flowers in the background!
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TheAngelKitten Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm surprised this doesn't have more favorites. o.O It's really well done and I like the pose of the elf girl. Also those flowers are very lovely, I like how they are arranged. Makes me wanna practice drawing nature :p
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MrDortch Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great coloring and style. Disney should totally hire you
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thebeautifuldeath76 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a wonderful picture, it's beautiful and I don't see why you are unsatisfied
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MasterX-Con Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im am impressed with the shading :3. looks like water colours.
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:iconraph1966:
Raph1966 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Wish I could do lines and coloring like this. *sigh*
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:iconmpsai:
MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Digital Artist
I actually struggled with the coloring quite a bit. I however am going to have a timelapse video showing how I worked on it.
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Isar-Anon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
lovely picture, all the little details you've put in are wonderful. I really like the shading on her clothes - the faint hint of green in the light links her perfectly with the background :)
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Neo-Kaiser Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
ZOMG so kawaiiiiiiiiii desu!!!!!11!!!!!!11 XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
But her eyes need to be bigger, and shinier!! You also need to draw her younger, like a 10 year old (but keep the breast size!!!) and with a maid's outfit!!! XXXDDDDXDXDD


But seriously, her left elbow seems to be resting on the curve of the table tops edge. Which would cause her elbow to roll down along it if there's weight from her head that she's keeping up.
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MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh so you do look at my art!

Mmm, good point. And yet I'd want to figure out how to fix it with the least amount of work possible.
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Neo-Kaiser Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Huh? That kinda gives off the tone that I once claimed I avoid your art and you're calling me out on it.

You damn asspie, stop being so lazy!
You can try moving the edge closer to her body. Probably need to add a bit more to the pattern on the side.
Or you can try making the edge square. But then her elbow could be sitting right on angle. That hurts if you whack it.
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MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010   Digital Artist
I think I'll just extend the edge, I want to try to work with the flat picture because there is so much going on on so many layers.
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Neo-Kaiser Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Hey, you can't take advice. You're suppose to yell at me and call me a troll. Then use your popularity as part of your argument, tell me to get a life for being gay, then make a journal telling everyone to attack me! :ohnoes:
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:iconmpsai:
MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   Digital Artist
:noes: I'm not really that popular.
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Kyriea Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
You're really improving with all these time lapse drawings! they're turning out fabulously! XD I'm so used to reading your older comics that when I see a girl (Other than Thistle) I have to take a second look. You make really cute ones though! <3
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MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Digital Artist
I guess it does make me focus more on the stuff I'm trying to explain. I'm also trying not to deviate from the swatches I choose too much. I do want to do a few less complicated pieces with very limited color palettes soon.
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Kyriea Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I wish you luck with them! You've been doing great!
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KT-Silver Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Alright, new Mangapunksai-ness! Love the details and use of color.
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MartmeisterPaladin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist
I would critique if I was a Premium member. ^^; Sorry. But, that aside, I thought this is superbly done! The detailing on the Forest Elf and the comparative lack thereof on the trees manage to draw our attention to her while at the same time helping to set the scene. You also did a fine job on drawing the metals for the gold, and I really like the shading applications you made.

You should be very proud of yourself! :D
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:iconmpsai:
MPsai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010   Digital Artist
You can leave a critique in the normal comments if you want. I never understood it being a separate system which is why I hadn't used it until now.

Thanks. :slow: Truthfully I cropped it in much tighter than it was originally because I thought the background was a bit lacking.
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MartmeisterPaladin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist
No problem. :)
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chokalattegirl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
This one is fantastic, I remember seeing some of the timelapse a while ago - I really like how it has turned out!

Good use of textures, especially on the scene. Great use of colour, too!
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Equine-hi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
you're really talented. It's cool to see some of the more specific details that I know I would have forgotten in my art.
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