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Ethereal Sentinel by Aerilien Ethereal Sentinel by Aerilien
New version of Sentinel from 2007.
Working title - "Sentinel 2012: The Rave Party Edition".

The comparison between versions is HERE.

I'll write something here later...


Art © Aerilien
Painter XI.5 and Photoshop

Comments would be appreciated! :aww:
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The painting stands out the most due to the color variety, saturation, and color value. You've done a good job distributing the light sources and making sure these interact with the objects they affect. I would like to have seen some more color variation in the flames themselves, though, especially in the core/center where the flame would be brightest/hottest; this would have given the flames more of a pop, and visually make the light they're casting more believable; this isn't so much an issue with the flame in her hand as it is the ones in the lower right of the picture.

The staff is pretty unique looking, but it would have benefited from some extra detail, and perhaps some arcane patterns or symbols to really denote that its a magical staff as opposed to a walking stick or some such. The glow around the top of the staff looks nice, but may be a little too subtle, and blends into the background due to using the same colors. The outlines of the effect are good though, and seperate it enough from the background. The runes on the wall are really intricate and lend themselves well to the atmosphere; they help solidify the character and ground her, providing a focal point for the eyes.

The anatomy is really good also, and perhaps my favorite part; I cannot find much to critique about this portion.

Overall, a solid concept, with beautiful, lively colors that bring the magical aspect of the portrait to life. Good job. :)
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Critique by MandieEllie Dec 12, 2012, 4:43:05 PM
What is Awesome~!
The painting is really well done, the shading especially makes it stand out. you have a good grasp on texture of skin and clothes; the folds are also very well done. I like the fire in the corner, it is bright and noticeable, my eye went there first it really adds color to the piece and draws the eye upward to the spell in her hand, then moves down her arm to her and then her staff. The background design is my favourite :la:
Very will done :D

Suggestions:
The only thing I can really say is make the staff outline more sharp so it doesn't blend with the background.

GOOD JOB~! :dance:
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi! Your great work has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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nicetsukichi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the shading >///<

Great work :heart:
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Awesome work here
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JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Your work has Been Featured :) : [link]
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Gorgeous flow of colours, especially on her dress.
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you so much! :aww:
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Yakuun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Awesome coloring!
I really like the same colours from the hair and flames :3
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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BorisKoci Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting idea and colors are great
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:iconaerilien:
Aerilien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you so much! :aww:
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Anyarr Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Straaaasznie się cieszę bro, że udało Ci się zrobić ten obrazek. :) To niesamowite, jak długą kolorystycznie drogę przeszedł, ale wyszło mu to zdecydowanie na dobre. :D Kolory są naprawdę super i zgadzam się z komentarzami, że teraz postać ma fajniejszą pozę, jest bardziej naturalna. I prześwitująca sukienka, bwahahaha. :D Nie no, ale podoba mi się jak udało Ci się pokazać "cienkość" materiału. :) Kompozycja jest chwilami niefortunna (OGIEŃ,hothothothothot :<>), ale wiele wynika z tego, że... no, jakoś musiały być te obrazki porównywalne, a i tak już ciężko je było porównać przez różną technikę.
No to, bro... więcej malowania, więcej szkicowania, więcej siły i jeszcze więcej postępów!!! :highfive: Because you're awesome (your awesome 8D).
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured here: [link] :)
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feelthispen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nie wiem czy nie wolę starej wersji. Ta jest bardziej efekciarska, owszem, może i przyjemniejsza dla oka, ale tamta miała więcej klimatu, świetny, dopracowany kostur i zupełnie inną, bardziej charakterystyczną twarz <3.
Poza tym w tej coś nie gra anatomicznie na poziomie biodra, uda.
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hikarukaze Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Your color is so sweet! Love it! :)
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty ^^
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getupp Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Love the colors and the motion too! Wonderful work :)
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Thank you so much! :heart:
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getupp Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Very welcome :)
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dierat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful! It's great to see how much you've improved this piece over the previous version. The figure's pose in particular is much more interesting and organic now, and the color palette you've chosen really brings the piece to life. For a small crit, I think the piece might be better off without that extra fire down in the lower-right corner. It's pulling attention away from the focal point a little and reducing the contrast of the lighting overall, making the fire she's conjuring seem less bright. But again, wonderful piece, and a definite improvement. Keep up the good work! :heart: :)
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words and I'm glad that my improvement is noticeable. :)
And of course you're right about the fire, I wasn't sure about it while paiting, but didn't really know what to do with that part of the picture, so the fire stayed. My mistake. :D
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SChan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Drastic improvement, well done!
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I'm glad to hear that, thank you! :hug:
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KittySib Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shiny!:D
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Yay! :aww:
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KittySib Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep!:D
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ShadowGuildMaster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool. Love the color scheme!
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you! :heart:
The colour scheme was actually an accident though. :D
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ShadowGuildMaster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool. Most of the best art out there is just an accident gone horribly wrong!
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Arjo62 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very nice :)
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you! :aww:
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Arjo62 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Excellent work. :aww:
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:huggle:
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IlReShiki Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
I love the colours you used for the fiery elements!
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Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you! :aww:
I don't usually use so much pink, but I guess it was a good decision here. :)
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IlReShiki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
I also don't use it a lot, but in this picture it's really perfect to the other colours.
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Uruczek Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
bardzo fajnie Ci to wyszło
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:iconaerilien:
Aerilien Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Dziękuję. :hug:
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