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    Am I on the right track?

    Still working on this. I'm hoping I'm almost done.



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    Not too bad of a start. Interesting setting, interesting character, and interesting approach to color. As far as it goes, I think you could use a little less purple in the image - I understand its the color of the light source/magic, but right now its making the character look purple-skinned (which she very well could be). For instance, its even illuminating portions of her back/hip that would be regular fleshtones. Treat it more like you treated the creature under her boot and illuminate the edges. Or, if she really is purple-skinned, then maybe a different choice in the color of magic should be chosen, as she's blending in too much with the cave beside/behind her, and things like her gloves are just adding too much purple as well. Or, if you're dead set on the color for the magic as well as the purple skin, you may have to drop the saturation of colors in her skin and boost the saturation of the magic to help separate the sections. As of right now, everything is just generally getting lost.

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    Thanks! I was actually going to do that today Too much Fricken purple.

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    There are some confusing elements going on here for me. Some portions are rendered very well. So much better than others portions, in fact, that it almost looks as though it were a team project. The woman's arms and hands, for instance, are quite well drawn; the hands of the creatures do not show the same level of spacial and anatomical comprehension. I'd suggest working on these. Try to find some reference; your own hands in a mirror would work for lack of anything else.

    Also, I'm not sure what it is that she is surrounded by. It needs some clarification. I'd need to know what it is before I can make any suggestions as to how it can be clarified. It's far too bulky and structured for a cape, too bottom heavy for wings, and the way the structure rests on its points makes it look sort of like a chair, but a chair makes no sense in this context so I'm just not sure.


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    Yeah, I've done the same styled creature feet for a long time. I guess it's about time to branch out lol.

    They are wings. They originally looked like this but nobody but me liked them like that so I changed them and now I don't like them. -sigh-



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    The first question that comes to mind is why she's posing like a stripper in such an odd location. The second is how we can see her left leg in full profile (right up to the hip) while her pelvis is at 3/4. Looks painful.

    Not sure what's really going on in terms of storytelling in the piece. Far as I can tell, she got halfway down a cramped passageway with her pets/minions, and just randomly picked a spot to play with magic. There doesn't seem anything special about the location, which adds to the feeling of randomness. It would be nice if there were more clues in the pic as to what the heck is going on.

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    I really don't have a great answer for that. There's no great story behind it; she's just lighting up a dark cave. :/

    As for the hips, I am very aware of that as well and wish I had changed it earlier on. I really just wanted the shoe to show. At this point, however, I've spent too much time on it and am tired of it. Ready to start something else. I just want it to be decent and done. I am not at the level of exceptional by any means.

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