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Journey to the Life Kingdom by Pharan Journey to the Life Kingdom by Pharan
This is a scene-ish thing of =mangaka7's story called Rising Sword. The character you see here is the same character on this character sheet.

I did this for several days with long intermittent breaks in the painting process because of schoolwork, but I think I'll call this done... or "resolved". (right, cheri?) Total hours spent on it, I'm really not sure.

I'm still fooling around with painting techniques (there was a crapload of trial-and-error involved) and I have to admit that I made a lot of mistakes in my process here, especially since I got too excited early on. It also has a lot of composition problems that I only noticed halfway through.

But I learned a lot from (my mistakes in) painting this. I dunno if I'll be able to get most of it right next time but I'll try to do something better then.

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Painter X + PSCS3 + Graphire 4
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:iconidene:
wow, this is amazing! the background is absolutely beautiful. *can't draw nature worth a damn* =__=

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krazedkazoo Feb 15, 2008   General Artist
Hahah, wow, at first glance I see nothing wrong. I'm just jealous that I can't paint like that. Then I start readin' comments and seein' some things. Overall, it's pretty damn good. I'm not really sure about the lighting complaints, but then again, I never color backgrounds. Keep up the good work!
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:iconmonkey-of-the-dark:
omigoodness! you just randomly pop up out of nowhere and start submitting this kind of things! Your practice has done you magic! The background looks really detailed..yet still a bit loose. And I think the character has really great shading and schtuff!!! the only thing i see weird is the relationship between the character and the background. The leaves are blowing but his/her hair and clothes aren't...maybe we can call them magical floating leaves then...yeah, that would be ok too.
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Pharan Feb 13, 2008  Student General Artist
haha! you got me there. I actually drew the character first. I didn't have the background in mind when I drew her.

I actually also originally intended cel-shading for the character against the background to make it look like an anime still.. but.. I guess I got carried away. XD
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:iconmangaka7:
I agree with what Neo and chaos said above.

Thanks for doing this for me! You're awesome!
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:iconchaos-bringer23:
Beautiful background. :thumbsup: There's a patch of trees on center right that look just like patches of blurred trees. x_x I don't know, it's bothering me. lol.
The highlights on the cape look a little weird, and I think that the rocks need brighter highlights.
I like the transparency of the cape. :) I think it worked well.
Really well done! :D I like it!
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kikitue Feb 12, 2008  Student General Artist
the anatomy of the right arm is weird :S

(I shouldn't be talking T_T)

kikitue xx
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:iconneowired:
awesome work, must have taken a lot of time

the light seems a very little bit weird, perhaps to soft, or perhaps the soft shadowing of the first plan , like the rocks and the tree, not contrasting enough with the strong sun on the farther elements

but I do seem to have some unnatural tendency toward over-contrasted stuff
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