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courtroom prince

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By wendichen   |   Watch
Published: August 17, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 wendichen
the silver-tongued prince of the courtroom, Miles Edgeworth of ace attorney!

I swear I can never get tired of drawing formal portraits of him, he's such a dignified character~ XD

corel painter + pastel tools / wacom tablet / origami paper
Image size
870x580px 232.31 KB
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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Ye gods, this is GORGEOUS.  The lighting and the style and the background and the composition and the palette and everything holy crap.
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Eeek, I love it!! The colouring, his expression, and not to mention THE BACKGROUND!!! <333 8D
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Aww, cute pic ^_^
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I love the coloring. And it's nice to see Edgeworth smiling. ^_^
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Yes, he really is dignified.

I very much like this portrait. His expression is so friendly too; it's almost as if we're catching a rare glimpse of when he doesn't have his defenses up. Perhaps he's thinking of the friends he's recently gained. I also loved the textures and just your general style. It seems so crisp and fresh.

An extra bonus point for the oriental origami pattern in the back. I remember in the third game Edgeworth mentions a liking for old, traditional things (it made me like him even more because I do, too).

This picture made me really happy. Thanks for the smile and keep it up! :)
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Miss-CraneStudent Digital Artist
The colors and BG are gorgeous *w*
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Wow. Amazing :aww:
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wendichenProfessional General Artist
Appreciate the comment; thanks!
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lllLonelyWandererlllStudent General Artist
No problem :D
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kudukuduHobbyist General Artist
you managed to make him look manly yet elegant. that takes skill, mang. i have no objection. not at all!
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Aww, what an Edgey expression. I love anything that touches on his (incredibly charming) soft side <3
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shebledgreeninkHobbyist Writer
I loooove the background. it's something you'd never expect to see behind Edgeworth, but it works.
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HinoNekoHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! This art has been featured in a Hidden Gems of Fanart post!
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wendichenProfessional General Artist
oh wow, thanks so much!
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*slices out another portion of her soul*

Here. Take it.
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So beautiful! You've made me really experience a true Edgeworth smile!
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Nomikyo-chanStudent Digital Artist
nah, you can do such great things with corel painter ;A; *can't use it at all*
dooooh I just remembered how much I want to play Gyakuten Kenji XD
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I never get tired of looking at him 8D

I love your digi/pastel work
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Wonderful colors and textures. And the background! <3
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wendichenProfessional General Artist
thanks so much! :D
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Kira-Ani-McGrathHobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I didn't know you had to have a "premium account" to write a "formal critique"... I thought a subscription was only necessary for the requesting of critiques... either way, needing to pay dA to "have access to critique" is stupid, but whatever, there's still good ol' fashioned comments. =)

~RBTR said the shading on his face looked off... I think it's because the highlight/shine on his skin is so much brighter/more noticeable than the other highlights, and it looks (at least to me) as though the light is coming from behind his hair because the hair's casting no shadow on his face. Other than that, an awesome piece. Very well done, and nice style. Great detail on the background too. Matches the old-fashioned elegance that Edgeworth displays. :nod:
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wendichenProfessional General Artist
wow, thank you for leaving such an in-depth reply~ I also wasn't aware you needed a paid account to leave a critique, but a comment works just as well!

I do see what you mean by the shadows on his skin; I was going for a 'classical lighting' approach but it seems I still have a lot to learn XD ... also, the highlights on his left were added as an after-thought to make him stand out better from the bg (along with that light border around the entire figure), but looking at it now I can see how you'd think it was a light source. that was a bit random/careless of me, I just thought it looked better for some reason ^^;

anyway, thanks so much for taking the time to do this, I appreciate it very much! :D
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this is so lovley~
an I like the headline a lot <3
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