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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
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1/30 second
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Date Taken
Dec 11, 2010, 10:21:15 PM
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Guardian by teiirka Guardian by teiirka
11 x 14 color pencil

Warm gray critter in a cold gray world. I gotta get me some more gray pencils.

I think I'm happier with this piece than with anything else yet. It flowed out pretty smoothly and I didn't have to agonize over anything accept maybe a little BG at the very last. I made some rocks, a first I think, and I kind of had fun doing them. I didn't have fun doing the extreme BG mountain/ snow /cloud tops, also a first.

Definitely had fun doing her and did her relatively fast. Next time though I'll tone down on the fur texture and do it where it really needs to be. It ended up being a little course although the photo is a bit out of focus and a lot of the texturing is hard to see.

I'll be getting a proper scan in a couple weeks otherwise a camera shot for now.

I'd really like to get critique on this one and point out points to be improved upon and especially what I could have or could still do to the BG as I do plan on going back in and make tweaks and fixes as I see them over the next few days then fixative.
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hey! hi! hi! remember me? like i promesed i will make the critique! ok. you know the how i do it. lets start. vision. perfeeeeeect! i am telling you! i can see everything! just perfect! now lets see! originality. ... i already told you and i wont tell you again! ok. NEXT! technique. it looks awesome! the tail look better too! it looks like its her tail now! but there is something that botters me. the mountains at the background! and above them! what the f@#$! it looks like they are coming from below! i mean that we are looking at the uper side of the clouds! and the mountains are comeing from below! the one on the left looks like it but the other on the right look like they blend in the clouds! on ae they a part of the clouds! that confused me! i can tell what it is! and the second thing! that little thing in front of her mouth! what in the name of hell is that? what hapened? did someone came in, toke a blue pensil and draw a round shape? it looks round aniway! but enouf! the last thing! impact! lets grade this pic and see!





there are miner flaus but because i love this pic and will fav it i will close my eyes and give you 5 stars! i love it! this is all i can say! just perfect! i hope you agread and acept it! buy!
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It was fun seeing your WIPs for this picture, I really enjoyed watching the process. :) The result is fantastic and it's easy to see you're improving. I have no tips for anything else except her anatomy; there are a few points that bother me. First - as the eyes are drawn to her chest - her breasts and the fabric that covers them. I'm not sure if you meant the cloth to be hanging that low, but if it's suppoed to cover her when she's standing up, I feel the fabric should drape over the top of her breasts instead of hanging so low, the cloth seems to me to be almost below her nipples. Of course, if that was your intention, no problem there. ;)

Second, her left arm and hand look somewhat funky to me. It kind of looks like she has no wrist, but that might just be the staff. Then thirdly, there is something about her legs that I can't quite put my finger on. It might be I'm looking at them the wrong way, but it seems that her right leg's knee is below the ankle of the left foot. If so, her right thigh is quite long.

Lastly, to touch upon a point komdor1023 made about the "blue stuff"; it's obviously her breath, but it might be a bit too blueish. Try putting some more white in it, that should make it look more like breath in winter does. :)

Hope this was helpful to you in someway. Loe your work. :)
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TheLadyKaoru Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
love this drawing the details is amazing and i love how realistic it looks the shading and bakgrond is amazing as welll i can see the story you are trying to tell her and its wonderful thank you for the wonderful peice of art
Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Wow O__O
arcadunato Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so ah what ya guarding?
teiirka Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an illustration from a short story I have outlined. She was a human sorceress that was chased deep into the mountains and left for dead by the people of the region after they discovered what she was and what she was doing. She was befriended by a snow leopard and she made her home amongst them helping them as she could and taking within her for a time, the souls of those taken to soon from the world. When they decide they when they ready, she goes to a mountain peak and releases them. Over time though, the souls within her changed her and she began to take their form.
She had come to care and feel for the cats as she could never do her own kind.
arcadunato Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh... well good luck.
Mununsah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
The Snow Queen has cometh
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I like.
rin226622 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont think i can look away its just so perfect
Otakuofalltime Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I screamed in glee when I saw this amazing
SparrowsNskittlez Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING!!
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