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Gaze by ScislaC Gaze by ScislaC
First off... do I have to say it? Fullview!!

Done in Inkscape and took somewhere between 15-25 hours... who can keep track of time when "in the zone", and w/ work broken up over a 3 week period. UPDATE: Yeah right... I can't stop working on it and usually do for about 10 mins a day or so. This deviation will be updated occasionally to reflect the changes.

This picture was inspired by and done with reference from Sinessa by - * emshae. (was used as reference with her permission)

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To see my original submission (prior to all the updates) check out the original, now in scraps.
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:iconzyclone:
brilliantly detailed work! the shading and colours is very well done, better thna my brushing skill anyday :D keep it up
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:iconanarres:
Extremely detailed work. I'm impressed. The wings are wery well done, and so is the sky and the leaf.

I think her lips are fine... They just seem to have a strong lipstick -- perhaps a softer tone would work better. But the silouette and the shading are very well done. Instead, I think that the visible hand needs some more work... And the eyes don't seem to fit in completely either. It's not the globes themselves, but the way they connect to the face... I think they need eyelids, or such. And perhaps, a smaller, more roundede, and less pink eye corner.

There is something weird in her hair... Perhaps the fact that behind it seems to be nothing. I think that you should place a dark brown (solid) layer as a base for all the hair silouette, and then start adding layers of hair in different shades of brown. This is theoreticall -- I have not tried it -- but it should work. Or not.

But, hey, that is constructive criticism -- the picture is aready very, very skilled and well done (I would never in my life be able to do such a thing). íKeep up with the good work!
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ScislaC Apr 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, one last thing I didn't mention... you should really compare the original version I uploaded to the current one. If you have a tabbed browser, pull the current one up and you'll see a link in the description to pull up the original. If you do it so that they're both lined up, you can switch back and forth between tabs to see the progress that's been made since I first upped it. Basically the amount of atmosphere and depth is the biggest improvement. Just thought I'd recommend it since you put the time into the constructive criticism.
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ScislaC Apr 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I removed a lot of the technical info from the description as no one seemed to care. But just so you know with the sky, there were 418 accurately mapped stars, most of which ended up being blocked by her (doh! that's what I get for working on it seperately and merging it in).

Regarding the lips, yeah... I definitely agree that the coloring is strong, but they seems to lose a bit of depth whenever I muck around with it... I should really go back and see if I can do anything. In regards to the visible hand, what recommendations would you have for what should be done? And yes I agree, I should definitely try to work in more visible eyelids. The pic that's up here isn't the scale I was working at either... there are details such as her eyelashes actually mounted into the pink edge of the eyelid that aren't visible because the resolution is so low (yes I said so low).

The hair is sooooo tough... there are literally thousands of individual strokes that make up the hair (all of the darkness you see there are individual strokes, no large solid objects in the back). And because there is so much going on, I can only have one layer visible to work on at a time (and each layer is a _very_ small section). That's gotta be the toughest thing about inkscape, the renderer (oh well, one day we'll get Cairo in there and it will be blazing fast). Back on topic, I have one place left that I have to go fix with the hair which is next to the ear... definitely not enough hair there. I will try your recommendation there... if it works out well enough I will probably redo the rest of the hair.

Hey man, I really appreciate all of the comments that you left today! You have been probably one of the only people to give solid constructive criticism to many pieces. Thanks!!
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:iconarctictwister:
I kinda think it's not wide enough. but then again i've seen people with kind of skinny nails like that. it's a nice picture either way.
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ScislaC Mar 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsoloraven:
WOW. Very nice. I like it alot.
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ScislaC Mar 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconarctictwister:
:omg: That is REALLY good. I can't believe you did that on a computer. If I can find one flaw it's that maybe the thumbnail isn't big enough. Anyway, nice work. A lot better than I could do.
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