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April 19, 2011
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Night Watch by TimareeZadel Night Watch by TimareeZadel
She sighed to the stars as she sat in her favorite perch wishing she hadn't been called upon for the night watch.


Lineart:: [link] by :iconravenlael:

--EDIT--:: Thanks everyone for the support on this image :D

LOVED the lineart as soon as I saw it. Didn't realize just how much until I began working flats. It is so much easier for me (*since I can't draw for sh*t) to have incredibly detailed lines to work with. I was able to spend time detailing instead of wondering how to draw a gear?! LOL

Anyways. Yeah, inspiration came from the glass in the most prominent background clock. Totally looked like a crescent moon when I dropped flats.

Critique encouraged. But enjoyment is even more preferable!

Thanks for stopping by!
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The lineart is fantastic! The colouring is the icing on the cake!
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, I really loved coloring these lines :nod:
StrydersArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Good stuff. i like it
WillWorks Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   General Artist
I like the clockwork affect in the background :)
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
WillWorks Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   General Artist
Your welcome :)
bthuber78 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
This is great color work and I LOVE the whole image. Everything compliments the overall view. Great job!
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so very much :nod: :D
almyki Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really, incredibly awesome. Great stuff, and I like how smooth and truly metallic everything looks. But, concrit is concrit!

First, I noticed on the face; it's quite detailed, different from most people, and that's good, but it's a bit too much I think; it treads into Uncanny Valley territory and looks a little creepy. Softening it up a little, especially around the nose and cheeks/mouth, might not hurt.

In comparison to the body and face and such, the wings seem underdone and overly simple; adding a bit more detail, or some texture, or a bit more contrast with shadows, might have helped.

Making the smoke plumes transparent was a great idea, I like the idea. But keeping the lineart was, I feel, not so good. You could have erased the lineart and left the lines to be implied by the outline of the smoke. It looks very flat right now, and a little amateur. Smoke and other such atmospheric effects are pretty hard to nail, especially since there are so many different ways to handle it.

I like the little dots of light, they make it seem so much more magical but in a quiet way. The color choices also work out well. I especially like how you chose to color the glass of the clock, and I feel you could have done the same on the class in the lower left.

The left big gear and much of the clock were carefully rendered and detailed with smooth metallic shading, and that really stands out well, but it makes the metal gear of the platform the angel is sitting on flat and dull in comparison. It's from a different angle, so I understand you can't do the same technique for the same level of detail, but there are some other tricks. Consider the reflection of light off flat metallic faces, you can get some strong contrast.

Good luck, I hope this helped,
<3 ali
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for you thorough examination of my work :nod: It's rare to get helpful criticisms even when I had my subscription and asked for it :no: And all the stuff you mentioned were concerns of mine, so it's nice to know how other people see it too. I would say this is mostly experimental for me since I have never rendered so much metal in all my other images combined :p. So, looking back I know a few more ways to make the clock tower shes sitting on pop more.

Thanks again for your comment :D
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