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Fear II

By Psychopomp16
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Stripes vs Spots

Second instalment of Fear [link]

I THINK this is done, but I don't think I'm 100% happy with it, so constructive critique is very much appreciated. :)
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KlakKlak's avatar
I love this! The texture and color for the zebra's fur really sell it. And it looks like you varied the focus around the image - nice! Man, it looks like the zebra is on the ground as the leopard stalks in for the final kill, and he's pretty much come to terms with dying. Wow.
JaqErant92's avatar
This is incredible! The amount of detail is stunning. Well done. :)
Tammy5s's avatar
You never cease to amaze me 😋
cassandramarie85's avatar
This is great! What are you not happy with?
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ArtistMaz's avatar
Only crit I can give, look at horses eyes, they have an oval pupil, like a sheep, I'm saying look at a horses eye as I'm sure there are more photos out there of horses eyes than zebras, but they have the same eyes, amazing work though :)
Psychopomp16's avatar
you r so right. The stock photos I had for the zebra eye actually do have the elongated pupils but for some reason, I decided to take some artistic freedom and make them round, maybe b/c I thought people wouldn't get it or something... I don't know what I was thinking at the time, lol. But thanks for the crit! I really do appreciate it!
ArtistMaz's avatar
Haha, it was the first thing I noticed (having a horse I tend to enjoy looking at his eyes and wondering what he's thinking so I tend to notice little bits like that), it is an awesome piece though, love the style you have <3
misbeavin's avatar
Fabulously done!
MoonwalkingHorse's avatar
I lloooooove the idea!
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Blaze-Karma's avatar
I absolutely ADORE this piece - it is so well done!! :D I love the attention to detail and the reflection in the zebra's eye, it all looks so life-like! I'm going to agree with charreed though, I think that the final touch on this one would be to give the zebra a 'wall eye'; I don't think it would take too long to change, but I reckon it would be worth it to give it that final bit of oomph :D
Psychopomp16's avatar
yes, I think I will try that, I agree it will get the feeling of the pic across better! Thanks for you input :)
Blaze-Karma's avatar
No problem!! I look forward to seeing the final :D
CharReed's avatar
When horses and zebras get scared, they go "wall eyed" where a large amount of the sclera (white of the eyes) shows. Here's a reference picture I found online: [link]

Sorry animal nerd here! I think it would just help "sell" the piece if the zebra looked more panicked and scared. Great start though! I always liked the "eye reflection" type pieces :)
Psychopomp16's avatar
I am going to try that! thanks for the tip!
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