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Arixus by Lancerey Arixus by Lancerey
So here it is. That image I probably raised people's expectations too much over.
I was very impressed with myself about this one, because for the first time in a long time I felt like I was in control of the brush. I didn't struggle to paint or blend or anything. Things just worked, and I think this is better than all my other stuff in regards to execution, realism, and technicality. That stuff really matters to me because when I can do something well, it doesn't feel like I'm just some twit smearing digital paint around and seeing what results they get. I actually feel like I know what I'm doing.

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This is all yours, Arixus! YOU MY BFF AND UR CHARACTER IS SO PRETTY! I hope this process was as much fun for you as it was me.
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Shaelene13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I miss you two.
ThaleiaFantasy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Perfectly executed lips. Can't stop staring at them. xD
Great work. ^^
Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very well made, looks like real!
Marazul45 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bellisima creation!
SoMudkip Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is stunning! She's gorgeous and you did a marvelous job! :O
AFineWar Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. She has such a beautiful and intense expression. Love it :heart:
RavensQuill Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Writer
Stunning. Again... it's the eyes that capture my attention. They are so well accented by her earrings, and the whiteness of her shirt. Her face is beautiful, in that classic beauty you just don't see anymore. You paint some absolutely lovely work.
Lancerey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
And again, thank you for your well thought out comment! Do you know, I only added the earring as an afterthought? So many people have commented on it, that I'm glad I threw it in there. I think this is my best work, and it's really tough emulating it.
JamesTyson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
The colours, definition, and shade are beyond realism. You sir.. are an artist.
Lancerey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you very much. I think this is my best work to date, and it's hard to produce work to the same standard. I feel like this one was a "fluke" and that I'll never be able to get the same quality in my work in the future.
Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn, woman! You levelled up but good. :D The back of the shirt = especially awesome, the light/shadow is really spot on. Also, the lips!

Also, welcome back! :)
TheEtownHero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really, absolutely, positively your best work yet. I mean, look at that face. It's very seriously professional-grade work, really. I'm so proud of you- no, proud isn't the word. I'm jealous! Your work is so good, and you have such a great understanding of form, color, lighting. This is absolutely great stuff!

Man, one of these days I'll have to comission you to do a new Irien, after I start the new job!
LBGrim Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome work.
Masqued-Mistress Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be impressed with yourself, is is amazing! :O I can't find a single thing wrong with it, really. It's Everything looks good. I'm glad to see you're back and working on your art again! :D :heart:
ArixusPhae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I got a new Deviant account JUST so I could comment on this image!

Obviously, this is my favorite piece of work on all of DA. I love it so much and I can't believe anyone thinks I'm cool enough to paint something this awesome for my RP character! You are so amazing! You've come very far, but I know you'll go even further. Look at all the wonderful comments people have left you! IM SO PROUD!

YOU MY BFF AND UR CHAR SO PRETTY TOO. This process was a blast. I can't wait to see future works with this new technique of yours!

rward11388 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Holy. Crapola. This is absolutely stunning. It's just as amazing as you lead us all to believe. Her hair looks so real, and the folds of the shirt are immaculate. I have to say, it's made my top five favorite artworks of yours. Flawless, my dear, simply flawless. :heart:
The-Happy-Nihilist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012

I have no critique for this. A gold star for you.
thetypofairy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
First off: Arixus <3, love love love the character, never got to know the player behind her very well, but I'm sure she's lovely toooo~

Secondly: This image <3. Unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnf. As you know, I normally try to give some kind of constructive criticism where I talk about what looks good in detail and what looks a little off... but I've got nothing... I can't pick out anything you did particularly well because the entire thing is amazing. This image is beautiful, completely and totally. I love everything about it.

You're far too amazing. T-T <3
TheWorldGoesRound Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap! This is absolutely amazing! Stunning. Beautiful. Looks like, almost, a photo. Gorgeous! Wow. I'm speechless.

Fufufachew Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
This is an excellent piece that shows how far you've come in digital painting. The little details are what really shine when I look at this piece: the tasteful earring, the kind of whimsical poet sleeve, and even the seaming of her shirt. Everything looks highly realistic. Everything. Her hand, her eyes, her ear. Things I that I know were weak points for you before are no longer weak points.

Until you get to the waist of her pants/skirt, and honestly the only reason I noticed it was because the signature caught my eye. I'm not trying to attack or be horrible about this wonderful piece of art: it is wonderful. I'm just pointing out something that I need to remind myself quite a bit as well: Even the little details on the outskirts of the painting need to be the best I can make them. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with her pants/skirt. I'm only pointing out that it doesn't have quite the same realism as the rest of the piece. The colors you chose for it are really good and blend in well. I think what's standing out to me is the thin line of the seam. Somehow it seems drawn rather than painted, if that makes sense? Anyway, I hope that came across as constructive and not simply negative thoughts: I mean it as constructive criticism.

Overall: Beautiful piece.
RiishaSnuChuu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, I just art'gasmed. This is wonderful, the detail and shading on the clothes is executed very well and what a beautiful portrait! Well done! xxx
Furr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
This stuff is like.. expert world class superior or something like that.
Really well done.
TatsukiChan1994 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. Like...Whoa.
LionessAmaya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
This is positively stunning.
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