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September 30, 2012
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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

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:
nicetsukichi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the shading >///<

Great work :heart:
Aerilien Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thank you so much! :aww:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Awesome work here
JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has Been Featured :) : [link]
simple-minds Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Gorgeous flow of colours, especially on her dress.
Aerilien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you so much! :aww:
Yakuun Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Awesome coloring!
I really like the same colours from the hair and flames :3
Aerilien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
BorisKoci Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting idea and colors are great
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