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Wind of Somberness by TheDarkRayne Wind of Somberness by TheDarkRayne

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Girl: ~EvilHateYouAllStock
BG: =night-fate-stock
Sky: ~sacral-stock
Fabric: ~geoectomy-stock
Birds: *JtotheOtotheE, `Shoofly-Stock

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There's a strong sense of motion in this piece, but the directionality is a little difficult to classify. I think I'll call it oblique, because two different diagonals (branch, fabric, crows) meet in the center to form a rough chevron. The branch is the main source of this, and is harmonized by the billowing fabric in the background. The work is monochromatic, with red appearing in isolated patches (dress, scarf-like fabric, lips). The red serves to emphasize the female figure in the center. At first, this figure seems innocent due to the brightness of the work and her peaceful expression. But because of its connotations of blood, passion, anger, etc., the fabric and the desolate background suggest that the girl is a destructive force. She sits serenely amidst the powerful motion of her scarf, and the crows seem to be flocking to her, as though upon her command. These, and her idealized body, lead me to believe that she is some sort of goddess or powerful being - she reminds me a bit of the Celtic Morrigan.
This is already a beautifully done work, so I don't have much to suggest. The shading in the elbows seems a bit weird to me, almost suggesting that they're bending backwards. In addition, the line of the horizon seems to be over-emphasized; a vaguer line might better convey atmospheric perspective. The emptiness and amount of light work well with the piece, but if you wanted to try something different, perhaps consider some sort of overlay to create a darker mood - I'm a fan of mammantus clouds, myself.
And as always, take my advice and views with a grain of salt - you're the artist, and it is you who holds the power to make or unmake this piece. And with or without further revision, this is a very strong, compelling piece. Good job!
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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:icontaitodong:
taitodong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simple yet powerful....lovely work
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:iconescskip:
ESCSKIP Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconescskip:
ESCSKIP Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yw (:
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
brilliant artwork!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconbenneido:
benneido Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i sketch this ?
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sure, go ahead! Give me credit & send me a link.
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:iconbenneido:
benneido Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure.. :)
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:iconbenneido:
benneido Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it..
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconokissop:
okissop Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, very dynamic :clap:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchrysalis-of-glass:
chrysalis-of-glass Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! She reminds me a bit of Morrigan, on closer inspection.
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chrysalis-of-glass Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the concept of this artwork - and the execution is amazing! Good job.
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear :heart:
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:iconjennlaa:
JennLaa Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!!!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you hun :heart:
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:iconjennlaa:
JennLaa Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Most welcome :)
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:icondeadlulu:
DeadLulu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing :heart:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear :love:
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:icondeadlulu:
DeadLulu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
welcome dear :hug:
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:iconjunaidbhat:
junaidbhat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing shot!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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junaidbhat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Carmen-Ioneanu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Superb!!! :heart:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Carmen-Ioneanu Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
It's my pleasure! :hug:
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EvilHateYouAllStock Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Gosh, this is so awesome! You should have told me about this one, if I was not curious enough to check your gallery, I would have missed this great piece of art! And You used my stock 8D
I shall now "rape" your gallery.
Expect more favorites from me.
Forgive my English.
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TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww thank you dear. Apologies for not being able to inform you in time as I was really tired at the time I uploaded this. Glad you like my work :love:
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:iconmirellasantana:
MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great manipulation!!!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear :love:
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful feeling in this work and I like the contrast of the colors! :love: Very beautiful! :heart:
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TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you hun :love:
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:iconperoni68:
peroni68 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome dear! :heart:
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ROSALIAN Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
So beautiful work :love:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear :love:
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so striking beautiful image i love the red contrast with the greyscale always a hit :clap:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you hun :love:
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:iconsilencenocturne:
SilenceNocturne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work ! :love:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Beautiful work, :heart:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
:love:
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TearsOfTheAmaranth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work :clap:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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TearsOfTheAmaranth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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MelanieMaterne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :love:
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