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Solstice and Equinox

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By ZedEdge   |   Watch
Published: April 22, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 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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Image size
2492x2056px 2.16 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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LucasPuryearProfessional Traditional Artist
Awesome
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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
Oh, thanks!
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J4BHobbyist 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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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
I'm glad you like it.
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RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist
This is really really cool!
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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
Oh! I didn't know it was that cool. Thanks, man.
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RoninDudeProfessional Digital Artist
XD of course!
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Beautifully done and what a way to name them. 
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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
Golly, thanks so much. And yeah, :iconksnellings: did a great job with their names.
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RobenixHobbyist Writer
I've seen the characters only recently in Champions Online, but damn this commission of them is awesome.
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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
Aw shucks - thanks a bunch.
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RobenixHobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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gwdillHobbyist
Cool characters!  Great artwork there!
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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
Sweet. :happy: 
Estonius's avatar
Way cool scene and characters!
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ZedEdgeProfessional General Artist
:) Why, thank you. Character design credit goes to :iconksnellings:
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