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in my comic GhostBlade! 
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Aeolian by wlop
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SplushiePutt Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Just a little critique... people don't draw a bow with their chest perpendicular to the arrow. It would make more sense for her shoulder to be closer to her jaw, or at least have more indication that she is sideways. Just saying :3
Zorro21c Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  New Deviant
Mensaguy, there is a big different between an artist who expresses his idea graciously and a painter who try to reproduce a perfect photograph version. 
ODastein Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Beautiful drawing. And your "make of" video on youtube was interesting (not that I understand anything, but it was interesting to see the evolution of the drawing).
MattKaySeven Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Everything positive is already said in the comments below...
I realy do like the mixture between Detail richness and a little Brush roughness, just the perfect mix.
mensaguy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018

She is wonderfully drawn, but you seriously need to take some archery lessons...

It's like a picture I saw of some 1970's advertisement for some European chocolate: showed a good-looking guy in his 40s, playing bassoon (dark, rich tone of the bassoon, etc.), only he was sitting (squatting?) on a low box, with the butt of the bassoon on the floor, knees spayed to either side, reed on the bocal, and the guy was blowing on the reed, but the body of the bassoon was turned around to show all the thumb keys. The photographer/advertiser/manager obviously didn't know anything about bassoon; they were just trying to sell chocolate to people who didn't know anything about bassoon, but would be impressed by seeing one with all those keys...

She looks like she's using a putter when she should be using a No. 1 wood driver.  A hunting bow, or a war bow, need to have very strong “draws” (pounds of force to pull back the string). By pulling toward the face, she's only utilizing about half the bow's potential, and an arrow fired this way would pierce the skin, but that would be about it. With hardly any kinetic energy, the arrow wouldn’t do any damage, and a huntress that can’t catch food goes hungry.

Also, with a grip like that on the string, it would introduce such a large deflection in the shot that it would miss every time. Only the last knuckle on the fingers would be holding the string, which would prevent left deflection of the back of the arrow upon release. Holding it all the way to the palm knuckles, the string would have to slide over two more sets of knuckles, plus the extra time it would take to release the string, plus the left deflection as the string slides over the partially opened hand upon release. And holding the thumb upward would take it out of play, meaning the fingers would have to hold the string the whole time during aiming (instead of allowing the thumb to help hold the fingertips, and take some of the strain off the fingers up until the moment of release).

A more realistic pose would be with the arm, collarbone, and right elbow in roughly a straight line: the large muscles of the back (latissimus dorsi) give you power. You could do this with the bow, arrow-tip, and left hand on the right side of the picture, and the web of the first-finger/thumb planted against the right cheekbone (this gives stability to the back of the arrow, and consistency of release). Otherwise, it’s like firing a rifle without a back site: you can still shoot it, but your accuracy would not be good.

Unlike swordplay, where the royal member can get seriously hurt during training, archery demands perfection and self-discipline, making it perfect for royal training.

The texture of the picture is mesmerizing, and I LOVE the green irises.

Hapmaplapflapgap Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
It probably wasn't intentional, but this is how some African tribes use their bows when hunting. But I think they only hold it like this because their bows are very short.
MrsLauMau Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
amazing!! <3
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
annilee6163 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Hey guys, if you're interested in wlop's art, check out her web comic Ghostblade. It's based off of Aeolian and Lan.
Support wlop by Tipping!!
nastiaakee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought wlop was a guy lmao
lovedva89 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
it's a him.
xuumno Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
benjaminswinn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
qudgus001 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
Hello, I saw this picture with moving hair and earrings in some website, and it was very fascinating to me. So I search the original picture and found that who draw this pics. I admire all of your pictures. 

I wanna know how to buy some gif files of your picture. Actually I visited, but I couldn't find gif file that I want. 

Can I buy a movie or gif file of this picture?

And I wanna look around these kind of gif file what you draw. 

Here my email is

Please reply for me. 

Thank you.
Kamolwit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What’s not to love about this masterpiece.👍🏻😍
Daniel88291 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WowHeart Heart Heart  Simply incredible. I love itHeart Heart Heart Heart 
SharehuiZ Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
RainySoft Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Awesome and Fantasy,So coooooooooooooooooooooool! I really like it!
Can you allow me to port these Fantasy demo videos for live wallpapers? Thank you very much :)
whiteseal13 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Student General Artist
amazing...Lovey-dovey Fella (Love) :stunned: 
Cherryarzorb Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
well hello senpai
CitizenOlek Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018
I appreciate the Artwork, the technique, but the archery is portrayed totally inaccurately. The arm holding the bow should be fully extended to support the strain. The hand holding the string is wrapped like a fist around the string which would make it impossible to release. Only the tips of the fingers should be holding the string. The string arm is supposed to be held high, elbow back. She is aiming with the wrong eye.
Bonetex Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Professional Artist
Nice comment. Actually she doesn't even need to close one eye with this kind of bow due to the lack of aiming devices.
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist

baldi is triggered | bbieal 
dreamybluewhale Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
iikkiikkii Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
you can just feel the tension <3
sidilustra Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
i love this illustration so much!
DivineJustic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did it take you to make this?
Guignomes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a tutorial how he paints this on youtube
Beni-Shaybah Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
CuteGirl1458 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:O would you seriously be willing to teach someone how to do this?
mrbec Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
I've seen an animated version of this, anybody knows where i can find it?
Zephylion Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
I really need to find a school/club that teaches art in such styles. I suck at anything that has to do with textures or colors. All my drawings are made with nothing more than a 2b pencil. Good job on this one though.
miroslaw01 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
DianaDeFines Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist
OMG! This is just amazing, I love it. Her face is so clear and pretty. The green glow in her eyes and earrings is just perfect. I love it!!! 
Lord-LestatDlaCuadra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Professional Photographer
storhammar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! That light is amazing!
pperelman Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2018
I can't stop looking at this one. There is so much action in one frame. It is breathtaking! What is she aiming at, is the target still, moving, wounded. Her calm face, focused aim spells assurance that everything is under control... 
She is as beautiful as she is deadly. 
Mr-MadMax Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
tom62810 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what a good work !!! but physically she can't use her bow like this. she must use left eye to aim or inverse position of hands.
SabrinaStamps Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist
i used to be an archer and when you hold your bow with your left hand and draw the string with right hand your right eye is open, so its drawn correctly
dragoonjustice Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
just WOW!
artsysolomon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student
Great work, i love the colors so much.
MGCR Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
your work has such a traditional painterly feel to it >.< even though its digital , fml your work never fails to impress me , one day WLOP one day 
Krisallys Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
chickflick91 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn thats green!
WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
the name is awesome. love the colours, her eyes are so alive and determined, and i love how i can see her freckles. fantastic job
FlopXda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Folston Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Student Artist
The use of color is amazing
BarryD-Alive Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
Such WONDERFUL art work! Such lousy archery skills...
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