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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.

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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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:iconan-old-otaku:
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The lineart is fantastic! The colouring is the icing on the cake!
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, I really loved coloring these lines :nod:
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:iconstrydersart:
StrydersArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Good stuff. i like it
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:iconwillworks:
WillWorks Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   General Artist
I like the clockwork affect in the background :)
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconwillworks:
WillWorks Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   General Artist
Your welcome :)
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:iconbthuber78:
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!
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so very much :nod: :D
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:iconalmyki:
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
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:icontimareezadel:
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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:iconalmyki:
almyki Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Sorry for replying late, I'm always slow with messages ^^' .

I'm glad if you found it helpful! I try to give concrit if someone asks, since I know how rare it can be to get it ^^' . I colored this piece too, and I also experimented a lot; I think a piece like this is great for trying out a lot of new stuff =3 . You learn a lot!

Your welcome, and best of luck with future coloring =3 .

<3 ali
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:iconnobuddy-else:
NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Yes, this partially colored, partially b/w pic has something really eyecatching! :nod:
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D I knew the moment I saw the piece that the background elements could very easily overpower the viewer and detract from the main character, so I tried my best to avoid that happening. For that reason I kept all the gear-work in the same type of metalic material. So, thanks very much for you nice comment :nod:
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:icontheluckchild:
TheLuckChild Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the amount of color/and colors you used in this piece.

Good luck in the contest.
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much :nod: I appreciate your nice comment.
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:icontheluckchild:
TheLuckChild Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconlaydieloki:
laydieloki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Wow, I love the details! You did a great job making this picture involved and interesting and the coloring is awesome as well! Keep up the good work, this is a really good picture C:
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much :nod: it means so much to hear all those nice things!
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:iconvalkoinen-hirvi:
Valkoinen-Hirvi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work I like a lot how you colored this!! :D
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :D
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:iconradientedenoasis:
RadientEdenOasis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Nicely done! :clap: You did a really good job coloring this!
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :nod:
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:iconincubusofapisces:
incubusofapisces Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing job
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconlinzy07:
Linzy07 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Fabulous! Love all your details and shadows. Love this entire image.
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much :D
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:iconlinzy07:
Linzy07 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome
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:icondaniel-fontanini:
Daniel-Fontanini Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
can feel the litgh of the moon on the detail of the watch gear...
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! It was hard to tell if I had gone too light for a night-time setting or not.
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:iconinspired-impressions:
inspired-impressions Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous piece! I like the perspective, and all the minute details. The coloring and shading is just wonderful :)
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I really appreciate the nice comment :D
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Voodoodwarf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good and solid work here.
Only nag on the clouds in the bckground.
I would give them some volume and shadows.
I like this pic altough! :)
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kept them soft and simple to avoid distraction from the overwhelming detail in the mechanisms. Maybe that was the wrong decision? I'll take a look at what I can do. Thanks so much for your comment.
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Voodoodwarf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe you should made basic color the clouds a little darker then mashines. So some added shades wuld not so much overwhelm the mechanic details here.
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:iconjustpottering:
justpottering Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! The detail is amazing in this! I love it (:
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, yeah the detailing was definitely what drew me to the lineart to begin with. I knew it would be a fun challenge :D
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:iconspoki0:
spoki0 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning amount of detail you got in the machinery there.
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was definitely easy to do with such an amazing set of lines :nod: Fun shinny metal is fun :D
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:iconmojobrown:
MojoBrown Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very detailed. This came out great, and was worth all the time you spent on it!
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :nod:
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:iconmojobrown:
MojoBrown Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconmangatellers:
Mangatellers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Beautiful pic. The BG is stunning! So complex, yet so detailed! Very nice job. Welldone! :D
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :nod: It was truly a wonderfully detailed drawing to begin with. I never would have been able to come up with such awesome clockwork on my own :D
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:iconreiashford:
reiashford Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I was really blown away when I saw this! :wow:
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :D Greatly appreciate the comment and the fave both :nod:
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:iconchronosfx:
ChronoSFX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I love the coloring job! (I can't color either, stuck drawing...)
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the compliment :nod:
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:iconpigz-n-zen:
Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Great work on the metal parts! :)
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:icontimareezadel:
TimareeZadel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D That much metal was definitely a challenge, but I learned so much through the process that by the last clock I was zooming along LOL.
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:iconpixistixs:
pixistixs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done to both, brilliant colours :D
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