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Commission - Lucy by drachenmagier Commission - Lucy by drachenmagier
Rarely had that much fun with a commission. :D My thanks to ~elenxji for being such a great commissioner, always offering ideas and suggestions.

More Two Steps from Hell while drawing this, this time mostly Atlantis though. [link]

Original is A3, traditional media, watercolor, markers, fineliners and a bit acrylics (metallic and white). The halos are both drawn with gold colors, which are sadly not very visible on the scan. :)
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:iconcharles-the-7:
o.O I love this! I can see why you had so much fun with it.

First of all, the colours are amazing! They all blend together well, and you can just see the light reflecting of it's wings. There is a lot of detail on this, especially on the halo. This I love :)

Another thing is the wings. They're truly angelic :D Or a little owl-like. I like it how you tinted the wings with that gold, it really fits in with the picture.

Possibly the only thing you could have worked on is the humans (?) anatomy. I thought the legs were a little long.

All and all, a great drawing. It's colourful and eye-catching. And that's all from me!
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First of all, this piece is lovely. The attention to detail is exquisite! Your use of color is brilliant, and I love your blending. The pink clouds and the white wings provide some contrast, but this could be pushed further if you use more values. You've got great line variation, though this could be pushed further to give the character even more pop. Furthermore, had you chosen colors that were a bit brighter, the character would have popped further. Or, perhaps, making the background a bit less detailed would help, as it is a bit distracting.

Your character design is fantastic, and very detailed. His pose is very dynamic and powerful, and he fills the space nicely. There are a few issues with anatomy, however. His arms are quite bulky for his otherwise slender build, and his legs seem a tad long; however, the rest is spot on and very beautifully rendered. The lines in the background are wonderful and help to make this piece dynamic. Without them, it wouldn't be as entertaining to look at.

Overall, wonderful job. It's great to see new works from you!
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:iconfilipepvasconcelos:
FilipePVasconcelos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uncle Lucy :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always a bit of a thing of bad manners to claim that the OC of someone else is a part of your family. ;) Especially when the owner of said OC has no idea who you are.
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FilipePVasconcelos Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=P
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eeveetron Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, the details and the colors are amazing! @_@
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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PeregrineStudios Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do you have many people confusing it with Safer Sephiroth? For a second I thought it was, but saw the design differed.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not too many, thankfully. Though I always had a faible for the designs of the FF-Series, so I take it as a compliment, when someone mentiones that. :D Though Safer Sephiroth has a different set of wings, a black wing instead of an arm and no legs. d:
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Take-a-Cake Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Absolutely stunning!
That background must have been quite a lot of work.. I mean the scenery is simple enough not to steal the characters show, but it must have been so hard not to make it overlap with the character itself Oo
And dear god those wings! All the feathers would have been my worst nightmare but you did such a wonderful job on them! I really like how most of them blend into the wings and that you made the longest ones stand out in that brownish color. It compliments the bluish tint of the smaller feathers really nicely. :)
I also love the rays that come from the characters head. They make him seem even more god- or angel-like.
By the way what did you use for highlighting the clouds and the rays?  :)
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D Actually, the clouds were not that hard. it's a simple and fast technique and when you cover the figure up with covering liquid, you don't have to worry about him in the way either. ^^

The clouds are highlighted with normal guache paint and - the thinner lines - some airbrush white applied with a quill. The rays on the other side are not made lighter but everything else around them darker. This way around it was easier to make them shine. ^^

And thank you again for all the wonderful compliments!
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:icontake-a-cake:
Take-a-Cake Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Ah I see! I didn't think of the covering liquid technique.. silly me :D

Thank you so much for the feedback and, again, wonderful painting!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was not the best idea here. :D As I had to find out: Gold and other metallic colors will stick more to the liquid than the paper. ^^' So, thanks to that I had no problems with the clouds but had to redo the gold.

And no prob. Always again. ^^ And thank you again for the compliments~.
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henrycarreno Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   General Artist
Im falling in love with this beautiful illustrations, I love angels, they are my favorite subject, this got my attentions and admiration a lot. Awesome.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
The lore around angels is fascinating and always an inspiration for me. :) Love drawing them.
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Conuiron Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the wings!!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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Cheow12 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL! I love the coloring and the background and just...just...EVERYTHING! :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Cheow12 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Welcome ^_^
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
....wow

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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow:
Darn, I want to show you the gooooold. X3
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
:lmao:
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Broxvall Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
i love it! Amazing! :icongreatjobplz:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Pikshii Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a wonderful piece ! I love the atmosphere, the details ! Stunning :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Cercan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
wow
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow:
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Ricchin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing, so many wings *.* I like very much that metalic effect on them.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^ Wings are fun to draw, hard to stop once I started. d:
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sweet-archangel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Oh my, this is so pretty ♥
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, das sieht wirklich krass aus. Geniales Design, sehr detailliert und wunderschön coloriert. Ich bin wie immer erstaunt über deinen Einfallsreichtum. :worship:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :bow:
Die Ideen hier kamen aber nur teilweise von mir.
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ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Das ist klar bei einer Commission. XD
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I cannot get enough of this piece. It's beautiful, ornate, beautifully colored and... Did I mention beautiful?

FAVED.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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indigo-98 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg. /blows up
I never get tired of looking at these!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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indigo-98 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Whoa... :jawdrop: Very Sephirothy. And the word "perfection" also comes to mind when seeing the character from waist up to furthest straw of hair.
A godly sight to behold indeed, and yet with a little freedom of the mind I can so easily imagine how it might descend, how at the first touch of its toe upon the earth its wings would burst into a veil of light, and for ever more would it sear into the earth the shape of its wings for all to see. And from this light in grace would step forth a creature no living could deny, for in its eyes would glow the vastness of the beyond and through its veins would flow the blood of our souls as for ever more would our world be changed...
(Hmmm... I think I better get back to writing my story now while the inspiration is still fresh. :XD:)
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
:bow:
Well, for the last one and a half year I have been working on a short story (a part of a compilation of individual but overlapping and interconnected stories from ancient past to the near future) in which with Dra have continuously been a great inspiration as it is something of a new 11th century Celtic fairytale. (Hence the language.)
That is the one you apparently wish to read, and although unfinished, perhaps this Preview/Excerpt may be of interest? (A few of its flaws have already been taken care of.) [link]
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elenxji Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd LOVE a preview! I shall be reading it when time allows me and get back to you i shall. Hopefully it'll be this evening, but hell. Time is fleeting and allows me little rest lately.

But i'll enjoy it. I bet i will :3
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Happy to hear I managed to evoke such expectation from a single comment. :)
Yet fleeting as time might be I hope you have more time than you imply for fear you might die of exhaustion. Then again, if more time you have, you might find yourself disappointed to find yours is a mere one page preview. :XD:
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elenxji Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was all sadfaced when i saw it was a single page my dear! How very evil of you to just give is a quarter of a cookie :<

It was all amazing thought. I wish i could write like you, even thought english is not my main language. Still counts.
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Well, you know what they say; always leave them in want for more. :XD:
But I do of course have an earlier preview, but it has seen a few changes in edit since it was posted, although it still tells more of what the story is about. [link]

:bow: Such a compliment is sure to have me strive even more for its completion. But trust me, anyone can write anything they want and however they want it. Surprising as it might be, English isn't my main language either as I'm actually Norwegian, so it's more a question of how stubborn you are.
After all, it's not like I've been reading every single old Irish and Celtic fairytale I could find and even 11th century texts for one and a half to two years for nothing. :XD:
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elenxji Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read your comment and seriously. If you write anything with inspiration from this piece i. Want. To. Read. It. You clearly have some skill there!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :bow:
Though I dare to say that the whole idea of Sephiroth is overused. Let's stick to Seraph (even if that's not quite true either. d: ).

Happy to hear it boosts your imagination though.
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Eonari Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Anytime. ;)
Well, the iconic bad guy is after all deemed one of the greatest and most loved in gaming history. :) As for what the word truly stands for, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it but sadly without much luck to speak of. :XD:

Well, whenever do you not boost my imagination? :XD:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His story IS great. :D I remember my problem in the last battle, when I was supposed to kill him and... simply didn't want to, because - darn - that guy was RIGHT!

Normally you just sit there and think: Let's stop some madman today!

But not so with Sephiroth in FFVII.
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