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Morrigan by Derlaine8 Morrigan by Derlaine8
This is one of 2 submissions I did for Udon's Darkstalker's Tribute book ([link]). I misunderstood the rules and did 2 submissions for the Darkstalkers tribute hahaha :P. After I finished both, a friend said "they are probably only going to print one per artist!" lol by then it was too late ORZ.

My only goal was to do a standard illustration with 1 character, since I have a natural tendency to do weird poo. Even though this was what I spent time on as a "serious" entry, my other entry was chosen over this one.

See the other entry: [link]
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Compositionally speaking I like how the hair and upper body work to create a lot of energy, the lower body is a bit less inspired, but it's a bit hard to correct at this stage.

The main thing that could be improved upon is the representation of the lighting in this piece. Her neck is not reflecting the light source that is affecting her face for instance. I can see that you're trying to create an area of contrast to define the face's silhouette, which is good, but there needs to be some more light being caught by her neck, at least as it approaches the hair that runs across her collar. The arm outstretched forward is lacking a bit in contrast if you're going for a sense of atmospheric perspective. This lack of contrast is something I would probably apply to be whole piece, but that's more of a personal preference for tenebroso in illustration. If you were going that route I would likely suggest applying a little rim-lighting in the dark areas to further define the silhouette, such as on her left arm, the feathery edges of her costume, and her lower body.

It's hard to see on this deviation, but if you haven't thought about it definitely consider having some reflected light splashed around the image, particularly where the hair and skin come close together.

Overall though, this piece has some pretty strong elements to it. It captures the character nicely and provides an excellent sense of dynamism.
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I don't know what to say, but Morrigan from Darkstalkers is such a awesome character to draw and you have put a lot of hard work on it.

You really did such a wonderful job on how you did Morrigan's greenish hair. I like how it flows and moves all around her. The highlights on her hair looks really good too.

Her anatomical proportions came out really incredible, especially her large chest and I don't see any trouble with it at all. The posing on this character creates a lot of energy on her.

The outfit that she's wearing looks so outstanding as well. Her facial features, including her eyes look incredible too. The same thing goes for the sakura petals flying around her legs.

In all, Morrigan is really beautiful! Keep up the great work there. :hug::heart:
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Antsstyle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
Great work! :D
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Fantastic work!
zokizamantikore Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the movement of the hair, and overall its fucking amazing o_o
Spillsin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love it, the hair, dem boobies, especially the pose and her over all look!! FanTASTIC!!
darkeyoXVI Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Wow...Morrigan is one of my favorite characters from DarkStalkers!
I really love your style in painting especially the way the brushes strokes :D
Judeyy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
i love the hair :O
JaeBlaze06 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the motion and energy in this piece. I can sense her movement, and the colors come together really nicely. Your painting style is great, hope to see more like this!
Wolfzero-kun Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student General Artist
frighteningdeceit Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
love the depth and the colors...!
MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, some idiot is selling this as a poster on ebay
Derlaine8 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lmao omg!!!! hahahahah thank you kyrn!!!
Presteza Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
omg, they are at it again: "Sexy Green Hair Bat Girl Boobs Long Nails" [link]
Derlaine8 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
omg hahah this is hilarious i find it very amusing XDDD thanks for showing me!!!
MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It was posted to a group I'm in. Glad I recognized one :)
soul-less-puppet Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really really wonderful! I love her eyes a lot!
thiennh2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Really impressive!!!
Haseo1970 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
sexy . great work
FATgraphx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
she's stunning.
Lovely-Sesshy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing draw ! Especially her hairs, i love this teal color.
Amidazoro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love ♥ Morrigan ♥
Amidazoro Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love ♥ Morrigan ♥
AkatsukiAkuma53421 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very nice, alot of people usually dont create morrigan right but you add a bit of mayhem to her persona. kudos
catofthedarkmoon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
verry pretty! i havent played darkstalkers but my friend loves it and shes shown me a few pictures of it, and right before i read it i was like, that looks like darkstalkers, lol. but it looks very good, i love your coloring, the pose, and how the hair flows
Solfei Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student General Artist
nice color technique
Anussin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
A example to follow for me.
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Morrigan-Samaaa x33 :heart:

This is one of those Persons you could do no Harm to, even if you would have enough Strength :D
yohat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
love the expression. fierce eye and that cunning smile is fit rightly to morrigan :). also love the hair flow and lighting. great job :D!
by-golly Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
The face is AMAZING.
Actually the whole piece is amazing, but I love Morrigan's expression and alsdkjfldsk i love this so much
marihikari Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool :3
i like the hair and the expression ^^
FoRtheLoVeofCooKieS Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
lovely hair <D
Fyanz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
DarkslayerWolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student
Raeenith Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I'm mesmerized by the flow of her hair. Seriously. The curves are just so perfect. Wonderful job. The coloring is superb. :clap:
Derlaine8 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ! <3
NPCburnsy Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love her eyes, and the expression on her face =) The bat wings complete it, and I like how it looks like they're all over the pic =) Very well done, I love it =)
Derlaine8 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ! >o<
NPCburnsy Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
NP, such a beautiful pic =)
JuicyMonster Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Love the colors! great angle!
kraziecande Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
This really is a amazing one of Morrigan!
Keikuina Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Awesome job ^^
PetraImboden Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing picture :D
wonderful work.. I really love the dynamic in this picture ;)
Rizzo-chan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
amazing, really!!!
Syphron Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some fantabulous hair very nice:)
Ayichii Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student General Artist
This is one of my fav pieces by you!The power and presence of this picture is awesome :D
Kara-Kazeneko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous atmosphere about this with how there's cherry blossoms billowing around her. Being a Morrigan fangirl, I seriously love what you did with this... <3
DutchDragon1964 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks "damn right" delicious with her teal "whirlwind" hairdo and her "spanking" sexy spandex leotard and tights !!!!! ;-)

An A+ job indeed ! :-)
Felis87 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work!*A*
I love the shading, and the colors are so eye-catching! Great pose, also!
Her nails are :heart:
hachiyuki Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
the hair is simply stunning! it adds so much action and life to the picture and stands out because of it's strong colour. lovely work! n__n
Sorael-Ignis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit, the movement of this is amazing! I've seen morrigan done well before, but I haven't seen her drawn on the prowl as much as she is drawn just sexy. you covered both well, cheers =D
Derlaine8 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ lol on the prowl is a great description, I've not thought of that verb.
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