This artist's technique is jaw-dropping; the lighting, the pose, the colours and the background all come together nicely for this very polished piece. I especially love the glass-like objects that make up the background as it looks like she's shattering through some glass or.. something. But anyway, I just love the aesthetics here and am looking forward to more of this artist's work.
I love this artist's style! I like that the lineart looks a little sketchy while not being too messy and that the colours and shading/lighting really create an eerie, sorta unnatural atmosphere. Fitting, since the moon is the source of said lighting. Morrigan's face, as well, seems to look a bit uneasy which really contributes to the whole eeriness as mentioned. Superb~
This would make for a very eye-catching poster, for sure. I like how Samus' back is towards us and she's staring off at this horizon that stretches out as far as the eye can see.. the fact that this piece seems to convey that there's more beyond said horizon is really neat; it makes this piece seem really mysterious but also convey a call to adventure, of sorts. Which is.. what the game's about so.. yeah, beautiful work!
There's so much detail here that it's rather impressive; the scales in the dragon and the fur on Red XIII are noticeably well-rendered but I also like the detail in the dirt being kicked up as a result of the fight. And indeed, I can really feel that this is an intense battle going on and the title of 'challenge' certainly helps contribute to that. The sense of action here is just marvelous; great work!
Last but not least.. the colours here really caught my eye and I love how they all suit each other beautifully; there's a large variety of colours in this palette and they're all perfectly placed, from the oranges near the right side to the colder greens/blues near the left. I like, as well, that the subduedness of the palette creates a serene, calming atmosphere to this piece. Stunning!
Alright, I've a lot to do today so I'll leave you all here.. see you next week!
thank you so much. i appreciate it a lot. you're too kind =]
Truly flattered to be featured, and among such great pieces too! Thank you very much.
You're quite welcome! ;D
The praise was well deserved. There are like..10000? Cloud and Sephiroth, Aerith and Tifa illustrations but we were rarely seeing anything with Red in a fight. Comission or not, you nailed the characters and the mod of the world of FFVII there and I hope it won't be your last game related art here on dA.
Great feature and commentary. Loved the Metroid illustration.