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Otherworld by Toonikun Otherworld by Toonikun
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Arvian passing into the netherworld to retrieve Illanor's soul

Pencil, A4 paper, deleter comicworks, photoshop CS3
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Wow, I'm not even sure I can really write a good critique. This work is fantastic -- the character himself doesn't have any obvious flaws. You drew his profile wonderfully (I always have trouble with profiles haha) and all the little details really make him stand out, despite the fact that he is so similar in hue to the background. You are a master with textures -- While having so many in one picture is often the killer of good pictures, you chose the right ones to put in the right places. :D The coloring, though subtle is done really well. I think I'd like to see a little more glow come off of the figure, though...the flowy thing ontop of the lantern barely glows like it should and perhaps just a touch on the chin and nose would be nice, but not necessary. It just looks like the latern is too bright to be giving off so little light in those areas. Wonderful work! I fav'd it. <3
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I think that =Toonikun was genius in this! The feeling and image came out great! It looks outstaning! I love the colours in this one. And the komono (sp?) looks great! The deisigns are just...amazing! I love the brushes, as well.
The effect is epic. The tones just blow me away. Amazing, just simply amazing. :)
I can look at this all day in insperation. I'm sure that this is something you worked hard on.
I don't find anything wrong with it. All I can say, is that this is something to be truly blown away by. :dummy:
**Sorry this is my first Critique
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Calanthe-Uigenna Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing detail. And unrecognizable as pencil.
Enpitsutan Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I have the feeling that it reminds me of something, erhm...
Whatever! Really nice, great atmosphere
exquiro Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
i was just wondering - all the lace patterns you use, particularly the round doily-like ones, do you draw them all yourself? or what O: ? thanksss
Baleour Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Wow, really amazing. *__*
daithe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so beautiful - all the amazing details are making my eyes water T_T
boobogart13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
wow....its so awesome
Maia-D Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
I find your artwork inspiring. In "Otherworld" I love the way you incorporate wonderful Renaissance patterns and art nouveau rendering into a united whole. Also the glow of the light and balance of dark and light is great. It is definitely other worldly!
virgindeguadalupe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
absolutely breathe taking! i wish i could draw it by hand! you are a fantastic artist!
Emuishere Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the detail with the patterns, and the lantern is such a beautiful part :)
archanN Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing! :heart:
kawai-hime Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Student General Artist
I abolutsy love this one
just amazing work
well done
AzulNightengale Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a traditional or digital piece?

Cuz It's submitted into a traditional category, yet you said you used photoshop CS3?
Or did you just use photoshop for minor editing?

Great piece btw. ^_^
Gupse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Those little wings are annoying.
They dangle there as an afterthought.

I would remove them, and find another way to denote the Hawk tribe.

Otherwise, magnificent!
Gooderikilla Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
WOWOOWWOOWOWO how can u do it!?
so very AWESOME!
eccentric221 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
ZoeBlundell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I don't know you, but I was looking through one of my friends' favourites, but wow. :D This is amazing, and I'm adding this to MY favourites if you don't mind ;) lol
JOnotHUMAN Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
I love it. Your art is trully inspiring C:
Foxlip Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Could you please tell me how to make circular designs like this in the back ground?
TroubledRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
your illustrations are incredible. I love your style, your sense of colour and eye for detail. all your works are beautifully elegant :heart:
Snowg00se Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
A truely beautiful piece of work.
moijoie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
your lovely work is featured here: [link]
cathyrox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Student General Artist
wow...the patterns you make are godly...@A@
Pandaman260 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
your detail is staggering excellent piece!
x-holic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
The details simply take my breath away, this is a wonderful piece of art! I love the clothes and overall composition, but I have to ask - is it even possible that you made the ornaments by hand? If not, could you please tell me where you found such brushes?

Once again - I think this work is amazing. Best regards! :)
Lotty-sama Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Breathtakingly beautiful O__O <33
shorenx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your line art are stunning! :]
DarkAsteria Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009   General Artist
Beautiful :)
shikoro Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
wow this is so magical :wow:
how long have you been drawing for? :o
LeMegz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
the combination of such different (and beautiful!) floral patterns and fluid lines create the most peculiar effect. the shadow/light treatment, harminous composition and sober color tones make this piece of work really overwhelming! :) congratulations. *
ichigomomo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
SweeneyL Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Awesome lighting in this piece :heart:
Solodore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
That's so unique <3
A-Dance-In-The-Rain Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! I love the way the lamp "glows."
JSkoht Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Wonderful work. This one lead me here, but after seeing all of your offerings, I have to admit picking a favorite is amazingly hard. They are all so beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me!
Agnesiasta Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
wow xD
Chullymunkey Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Amazing use of textures. <3
Superbvilous Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
I really like this piece!
klleptic Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
This is just amazing work, keep it up!!!
IronicChoice Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student General Artist
so pretty *.* i love your gallery too, ur colours are amazing!
kashsmash Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
beautiful piece! full of emotion. :)
dusk-to-life Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
wow this picture is beautiful i wish could be good at drawing (unfourtinely i'm not which sucks) it also has an emotional side to it which makes it even better
clockwork-kite Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, awesome lighting Well done:D
Migugrion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Writer
I love the colours ^^
Deshopyon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Very light colors that make a big difference
JoJuelo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Love the Textures!
gracehannah-xo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
OMG. Right love all the detail u have putten into this. : fav:
snow--skitty Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I love the mixture of textures and detail inking. Beautiful piece. :)
arvesen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
RaynYuki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the backround! the colors and the idea! love it!
Burdie-mafia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Awesome! I love the patterns! Did you make them yourself or get them from a texture site?
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