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Dark Mage by goatlord51 Dark Mage by goatlord51
Anime artists do this thing where they frame the character on the diagonal and I absolutely love it. It disguises a lot of posing and perspective flaws. So anyways, I really do love the anime style and I donít know why I donít use it more often.

Drawn in pencil then colored in Photoshop ([link] if you want to see the work in progress)
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Theisriber Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome picture... I'm just starting on my Wacom... So this is really inspirring
goatlord51 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Ya but this was done with a mouse. I have a tablet but I learned how to do everything with the mouse so I keep using the mouse. I should probably force myself to use the tablet but I find that the mouse leaves cleaner lines and I already use a pencil and paper for my sketches. But don't listen to me, a tablet is much easier to use. Learn it and use it :D
Mistgod Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love the girl, the perspective and the effects! Fabulous!
vsurprise Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Artist
it's looking really good
one little tip though try to do all of your local color mixing (local color is the color of an object while unaffected by light or shadow) before you add the light source it will help make the light source more believable
goatlord51 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Thank you very much for the advice! I was trying to do a different lighting effect on the different materials but I don't think I pulled that off at all. I taught myself to paint so I'm sure I still have lots to learn :D
Wolf-Girl9 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This kicks ass!!! Awesome job.
kaphrin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Simply adore the coloring work on this, her design... and all the glowy :heart: n_n
goatlord51 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Thanks, I think glowy is excellent complement :D
Shdwmst Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010   Digital Artist
It an incredible piece, love the brilliant coloring! Like the armor too, complexed enough, but not detailed where it looks gaudy. :gallery:
goatlord51 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Awww, and I going for gaudy ;) But seriously, I really love doing the detail work on my pictures. I never know when to quit. And if I didn't have a regular job, I'd spend all day painting fasteners and etchings :D Thanks for commenting, much appreciated.
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