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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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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!!!
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