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Solstice and Equinox by ZedEdge Solstice and Equinox by ZedEdge
Firstly, let's just appreciate the sweet names of this duo ... aw yeah ... that's the good stuff.

So, something commonly practiced in the artistic 'verse is the construction of clear silhouettes. Simplifying to the simplicity of simple black and white, the figure or focus of the scene will either be black on a white background or white on a black background - and these can easily be achieved with strong rim-lighting. It's important to make each character in the scene conform to only a black or white silhouette for the piece. However, if the two characters already have inverted silhouettes due to their costume color ... well, you're going to be putting a lot of thought into the composition. :|

I originally tried to solve this by putting her in front of the night sky, and him on a well illuminated base, but they became really disconnected in the composition. Hrm - more thinking. But wait, what's that? The darker attired character produces light, while the lighter dressed one emanates darkness? Gadzooks, that's it!

Here I was trying to use my brain and carrying on with contrasting silhouettes, when the commissioner had solved it already with their powers. This piece really was a fun one, because I didn't really know how it was going to look until I finished and by then it worked quite well I'd say. Say It... BRITISH

Commission from: :iconksnellings:

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:iconlucaspuryear:
LucasPuryear Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome
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ZedEdge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh, thanks!
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J4B Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say I really like your composition here.  Well done angles and cool lighting. I like the evul things in the background.
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it.
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RoninDude Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is really really cool!
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh! I didn't know it was that cool. Thanks, man.
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RoninDude Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
XD of course!
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desertpriestess Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Beautifully done and what a way to name them. 
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Golly, thanks so much. And yeah, :iconksnellings: did a great job with their names.
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Robenix Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen the characters only recently in Champions Online, but damn this commission of them is awesome.
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw shucks - thanks a bunch.
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:iconrobenix:
Robenix Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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gwdill Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Cool characters!  Great artwork there!
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Ksnellings Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I love it :)
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sweet. :happy: 
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Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Way cool scene and characters!
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:iconzededge:
ZedEdge Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) Why, thank you. Character design credit goes to :iconksnellings:
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