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The Spell-gift for Mel-chan by Lilith-the-5th

First of all I'd like to say I adore how you've drawn little Vivi! You've picked out the details of his clothes very well, particularly...

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This is the first time I have written a critic so please bare with me. You've captured the delicate details of the flower and the expos...

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Feature Journal Nov 2014:gallery:
Another month and another feature journal!
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Riftress's Nekoryus are just so cute! Whenever you need a pick me up I suggest heading to her gallery (also check out MichibanCupcakes gallery as the Nekoryu were dreamed of by the both of them :D)
:iconMiruFujiwara:  :
As you can probably tell from the choices I've shown from MiruFujiwara's gallery that I love her ink work! She also sells art prints, so if you like what you see then head over to her gallery!
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I love the mood glowingribbon has painted and how the light falling through the foliage seems to settle on the dragon.
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You have to full view IrishWandering's photo just to see the true crisp winter shot! The sky and trees are perfectly exposed and you can feel how clear and crisp the air is just by looking at this photo.
Feature Journal Oct 2014   
I've been on a bit of an unplanned hiatus this year, but now slowly returning to support the DA community. I`m wanting to restart regular feature journals again to show my appreciation to a lot of talented artists and writers out there.
Here are ten deviations from the thumbshare forum I posted which I really liked (in no particular order):
1: First up is :iconjesseallshouse:'s Betty Boop Wonder Woman'
I love Betty Boop and seeing her dressed as Wonder Woman is perfect in my eyes! Excellent control of prisma colour markers especially where the red and white areas meet.
2: I can never gush enough about :iconAurora-Silver:'s work. Here's 'I am you...'
The colour style developed by Aurora-Silver is beautiful and very dreamlike. It's rare to see all three forms together but is a great treat to see the character designs side by side.
3: It was so hard to chose between the three thumbnails shared by :iconsecondary-target: but I finally dec

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Mon Nov 24, 2014, 2:12 PM
Hello,

You can guess what I've been up to today.

I came across a wonderful journal skin creator made by SimplySilent and I'm simply buzzing! My own CSS skills aren't even at a novice level yet and I cannot thank her enough for creating such a user friendly generator. If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, I've proudly added the link to the footer of this journal.


I've also updated my deviant art page and tidied up a few bits and pieces. The feature journals are now in a custom box which will be updated each month and I have also plucked up the courage to flesh out my journal ID box (very narcissistic of me).

Yesterday was my 'upload' day and the next one is due on: 7th December

Let me know if the update has been worth it. 

Until next time!

Carolanne


Art and gaming videos can be found here:
www.youtube.com/user/xiicogsof…
Follow me on twitter for more regular updates: 
twitter.com/XIIcogsoftime



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Carolanne Gardner
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
Hello and welcome!

My name's Carolanne and I'm a fantasy artist working in a beautiful costal area with a little obsession for retro games.

I have a BA Hons in Creative Practice with a background in animation and illustration (inspired by many years of procrastinating with manga, games and anime).

From time to time you'll see a little fan art mixed in with my fantasy work but my true passion will always remain with creature design.

Currently I'm working full time so there may be a little delay in replying but I will always acknowledge any message I receive. My main reason for being here on deviant art is so I can connect with other artists and develop my skills.

I don't bite so feel free to ask me any questions :D

I'm using my spare time to design and dream of the comic world I'm currently creating. Unfortunately I have it under lock and key and buried about a thousand feet underground but I will upload sneak peeks from time to time.

Once a month I will be compiling a feature journal for a range of artists and writers. I'm happy for you to send any recommendations for artist/writers you feel are underexposed. If you see anything in the feature journals that you love, please let the deviant know.

We are the community so the more you give - the more connected you'll feel :heart:.

I'm promising myself that uploads with be every fortnight on a sunday. If you'd like to know when the next upload is due, please check out my most recent journal.

I accept commissions and requests so just send me a note or email me at: dracowolfstudios@hotmail.com

Until next time - keep dreaming.

"To draw, to paint, and to write. I will never be happy unless there is paint on my right hand and hula hoops on my left. This is my dream!"
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Hello! December has came around really quickly and it's time for another thumbshare forum and feature journal number three. 

I decided to go for a theme this time - 'Development'

This can be from works in progress, a story/poem that your currently working on - or even your oldest artwork to your newest.

The important element to this thumshare is to show your development as an artist. Write a bit about your work and be proud of yourself!

Maxium of two thumbnails per post and the ten which stand out the most will be featured.

Here's two of mine to get started:
2012: Dragondodo request completed by SpiraxDracowolf 2014: Dragon development by SpiraxDracowolf 

Share, comment and, most of all, enjoy!
Dragon development by SpiraxDracowolf
Dragon development
A shot of a full body dragon I have in development (one of two). I've drawn the full dragon and happy with the anatomy so far. Now I'm just trying to decide what the scale colour should be (the most difficult part!) so any suggestions are welcome.

So far five-six hours on this piece (I don't keep track of breaks). More details will be added with the colour layers.

For anyone interested, this is how all my paintings start now. It's easier on my eyes and by working without colour I can build up the values in stages :D

More dragon artwork:
Dragon Sketch by SpiraxDracowolf Dragon Head Study by SpiraxDracowolf

Artwork and designs belong to Carolanne Gardner © 2014
Please do not copy, crop or repost. Thank you.
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Exciting times! Super Smash Bros on the Wii U is now in our possession and tomorrow will be an excellent games fest! (An oh-so-good distraction before I have to knuckle down :D.)

I'll be posting a new forum thread soon for the next feature journal (time flies!) and for anyone who would like a critique/comment/nonsensical chat.

I also have the wonderful ShelleeBee13 visiting me on Sunday for a must needed art/life catch up! So excited! 

Most likely I will be buzzing next week with so many art ideas :happybounce:

New Journal Skin

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 2:12 PM
Hello,

You can guess what I've been up to today.

I came across a wonderful journal skin creator made by SimplySilent and I'm simply buzzing! My own CSS skills aren't even at a novice level yet and I cannot thank her enough for creating such a user friendly generator. If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, I've proudly added the link to the footer of this journal.


I've also updated my deviant art page and tidied up a few bits and pieces. The feature journals are now in a custom box which will be updated each month and I have also plucked up the courage to flesh out my journal ID box (very narcissistic of me).

Yesterday was my 'upload' day and the next one is due on: 7th December

Let me know if the update has been worth it. 

Until next time!

Carolanne


Art and gaming videos can be found here:
www.youtube.com/user/xiicogsof…
Follow me on twitter for more regular updates: 
twitter.com/XIIcogsoftime



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The Spell-gift for Mel-chan by Lilith-the-5th
First of all I'd like to say I adore how you've drawn little Vivi!

You've picked out the details of his clothes very well, particularly on the shoes and the jacket. You have a very good understanding of light direction and shadows and use them well to direct the eyes to the hand and spell. The light seems a little too over exposed in places and the glow on the gems could be a little softer - but - I must say the glow on the gems on his jacket are lovely and add to the water effect.

The main bit of advice I would give for this piece is about the pose. It appears as though you've wanted to have Vivi leaning into a strike however he looks like he is possibly falling backwards (please correct me if I'm wrong). Tightening up the pose would really add to the dynamic effect of the piece and really strengthen the motion of the spell.

Overall you've created a very lovely drawing of Vivi. I hope art block doesn't plague you in the future as you have a good eye for detail and thank you for sharing it.

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CristianaLeone Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hi!! :D Thanx a lot for the :+devwatch:!! Much appreciated! :la:
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much fro adding me to your watchlist!:glomp:
Let's keep doing our best and improving our art! If you ever want another critique from me or anything don't hesitate writing me! I'm always shy when it comes to writing critiques:giggle:
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xSilverxRose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav and the lama ^^
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glowingribbon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks so much for the fave!
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MichibanCupcakes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching! ♥
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