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Soon I'll submit my 100th deviation which is quite a nice, round number. In order to *commemorate* it, I thought that maybe I should recreate one of the super old submissions of mine. Which one of these would you like to see redone? 

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Artist | Student | Digital Art
Finland
I'm Yacrical and I'm trying my hardest to build a solid foundation for something resembling a career in arts . I upload digital art inspired by video games and such, as well as stuff I otherwise happen to like or find interesting.

My stuff consists mainly of portraits and still life imagery of my original characters but occasionally, I upload fan art as well (though, I'm weaning myself off doing fan art too much). I try to keep my stuff as varied and fresh as possible. I'm currently uploading once a week and planning to maintain this schedule so long as I'm able to.

Your support is a most important thing for the continuation of this account. I hope that you would show it if you like the content. :)

Check out my Tumblr and reddit accounts at:

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Opulence

This drawing was a massive pain in the backside. I needed to put in so much effort to get the golden shiny things just right. Reflections in and of itself are really difficult, even more so when the surfaces are curvy, and I must not obfuscate the actual shapes of the things despite them having a lot going on on their surfaces.

 

I find it interesting that whenever there are some cool looking humanoid robots in sci-fi in movies or games, for example, they’re always so militaristic in their appearance. I wanted to veer off the trope a bit and draw a type of wealthy, opulent, not-at-all military-related humanoid robot character.

 

The typical robot in sci-fi usually has very sharp-cornered or angular plating, and the appearance is functional and non-expressive. Deviating from this trend, I gave him very shiny and reflective, smooth and golden surface. The eyes are more expressive, and the clothing is expensive.

 

I’m not claiming that every humanoid robot in sci-fi is like that, but from what I’ve seen, it really do be like that. There are counterpoints, for instance Destiny 2’s Exos, who I was inspired by. I love the look of that race.

 

 

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What an influx of new watchers! Thank you to all those who have favourited my stuff or felt I was worthy of watching! <3
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I had very little idea as to where this drawing was going when I started making it. I want to be very mindful about the shadows and lighting as well as how they interact, so I took this drawing as an opportunity to practice it. When the general lighting is so harsh it causes objects to cast clear shadows, you have to pay a lot of attention to what parts of objects should be illuminated and what parts shouldn't.

Also, cloth (and clothing) is a massively difficult material to get right and I want to challenge myself in that area by having a lot of creases, folds and such. I still think there're quite a few problems with how the cloth behaves in the drawing, but I'm getting there.
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Fiery Knight (3 Years' Improvement)
As a celebration for my 100th submission, I redrew my first (not actually first but essentially) proper digital drawing. I polled as to which one of my old drawings should I redo, and Fiery Knight won the plurality. I'm still using the same equipment today as I was in 2016 when I made the original one (Wacom Intuos pro M and Photoshop CC). Both dawings took up roughly a working week to omplete, and I put in similar effort. The difference is I'm far more diligent and have better working ethic and understanding than before. I have made some hefty changes to the overall design and arrangement, which I will explain and justify as well as I can.

The biggest one -- his pose. Originally, in 2016, I wanted him to leap towards the viewer ready smack them with his mace. However, I sucked worse than I do nowadays, so I wasn't able to convey that sort of motion that well. This time around I actually thought out his pose and hopefully achieved the feeling better now than I did in 2016.

Secondly: fire and lighting. Despite having named 'Fiery Knight', there wasn't really any fire in the original one. This is mainly due to my inability actually paint convincing fire. Now, however, I wanted to include some intense heat and sparks so as to make the 'Fiery Knight' actually fiery.

Thirdly, the lighting in the original one was quite nonsensical for the most part. Now I put in deliberate effort to have lighting that made actual sense. I settled for three sources of light: The fire, the cavern opening and some unknown point light behind the viewer (you can see the reflection on his helmet and shoulder and elbow pads etc). In the 2016 one, the lights were ambiguous and shone from directions that don't exist. I think I managed to rectify this issue.

I have also made some changes to his appearance and design. I wanted to stay as faithful to the original one as much as could, but obviously I needed to redisgn him. His helmet was quite nice to begin with, so not much was done about that. I got rid of his diaper cape because it was hideous and replaced it with a plateskirt type of solution instead. I chose emboss decorations on his armor to make it fit with his helmet design.

I think this is quite an improvement, at least I am quite happy with it. Hopefully, though, in three years I'll look back to this and think how I could've made it better, because then I know I have improved.
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DeadBird-Hushabye Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+ Llama from you, thank you! by DeadBird-Hushabye
 for both the llama and the fav!
 
I hope you'll continue with your amazing artworks!
 Have a nice day!
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WolfDreamKata Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018
Nice gallery ! I know it’s so difficult and there is no end about learning to draw or paint.... it’s the courage to continue that counts ! I am already afraid by trying 😅
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: 
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mrokat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Catch a llama and have a nice day! Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1]
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Hi!
Welcome to :iconamazinganimalart:  
Thanks so much for joining our group! We are happy to have your work in our galleries, looking forward to seeing more of it! If you have any questions please feel free to send us a note! 

Have a great day! Heart
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StefanieDworschak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for your fave! Llama jump 
I'm happy having discovered your gallery, its outstanding Clap 
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LandscapesNSuchPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave. :)
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Fruffers Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav: 
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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou Kindly For The Watch :D
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