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Aeolian Shooting
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Published: October 12, 2015
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Original character 
in my comic GhostBlade! 
Video tutorial: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trz0r-…
I'll provide full normal speed video process on my patreon:

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> PSD file with steps in different layer, and brush set 
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Aeolian by wlop
Image size
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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good job!

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i have a one cuetion of how do you use a PS, becose i don't know what is the "tool presets" and i want to use this tool :c do you teach me how? i

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SplushiePuttHobbyist 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
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Neither do you draw the bowstring with a fist. You draw and hold with your fingertips

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Fair point...

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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. 
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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).
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MattKaySevenProfessional 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.
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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.

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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.
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amazing!! <3
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Great art!
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Hey guys, if you're interested in wlop's art, check out her web comic Ghostblade. It's based off of Aeolian and Lan.
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i thought wlop was a guy lmao
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it's a him.
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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 patreon.com/wlop, 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.
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What’s not to love about this masterpiece.👍🏻😍
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WowHeart Heart Heart  Simply incredible. I love itHeart Heart Heart Heart 
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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 :)
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amazing...Lovey-dovey Fella (Love) :stunned: 
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