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The Ethereal Demon by ochanotsuki The Ethereal Demon by ochanotsuki
Eli, the child-hero from my manga, Gehenna. This is my first take on a whole picture done in a more semi-realistic style. I won't lie, it took me way long to do this, but the challenge made it fun :D I'd love some critiques on it, but I'd also like to say I purposely made his skin tone cooler, more into the purples and blues because he's a demon creature. Besides that, please critique away!

to :iconimprovement-club: Please give me some tips on the anatomy as well as the hair... I have an awful time with making hair look more soft and less super cartoony, though I'd still like to stay in the semi-realism category. thanks to anyone that can offer some advice! :D
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This has to be one of my favorite styles out there. (The semi-realistic manga style.) I love love love the way you drew the hair, and the skin tone is so perfect. This is a great angle, you have amazing anatomy drawing skills, I'm jealous, lol. I think the simple background really helps you to focus on the character. I wonder what she's looking at...Such a faraway look. So to sum it all up, a simply breathtaking picture. I've run out of things to say. . . Anyways, draw more amazing art! Good luck!

~Hridya

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MattJamesComicArts Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work - i love you use of light and highlights.
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much ^_^
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valrise Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing! You're so good at digital~ :heart:
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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valrise Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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chillydragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This is really really beautiful. I love her skin a lot. You did a great job with the color, just like lights are playing with her.
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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Toyona Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love her horns, so glassy :3
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
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EsotericDichotomy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh pretty, the colors are so shiny!!!!
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D This is Elijah, my favorite OC of mine. I have so much art of him it's kind of ridiculous... lol
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EsotericDichotomy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh neat!
He is cool, he has horns!
lol
It's nice you have tons of art about him.
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I do love his horns, though getting perspective on them can be difficult sometimes. He ends up being fodder for my digital experiments which is why I have so much art of him XD this is my latest one! [link] Did it yesterday
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EsotericDichotomy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, That's funny. I wish I had digital art skills T - T
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think your traditional drawings are great :) I just deal in digital because it's easier for me ^_^
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EsotericDichotomy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you... it has taken a lot for me to get my traditional art to where it is (it still sucks DX< ) but I am steadily making improvements. I still envy those who can do things on the computer... since I fail at that.
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think improving is the really important thing no matter where your skill level is. I'm always trying different things, and I've improved alot, but I'm still not anywhere satisfied with my art... I don't know that I ever will be lol
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
This looks amazing! I love it! :la: Maybe remove the dark lines at the ear and chin so it looks more realistic? :)
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks! And you wouldn't be the first to suggest it. I always think I'm going to go back and correct that, but I just haven't yet XD
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:laughing: Lol really? XD Oh my gosh I do stuff like that all the time! If that's the only thing people say to fix on, your well on your way to being a totally awesome superb artist! :la:
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks! I hope so! :D
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ItsAGhostStory Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are absolutely gorgeous!! This is definitely my favorite of the five you posted!(: its just stunning.
11/10 ^.^
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwe! Thank you! :D
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defhermann Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
like this one
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^_^
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MandieEllie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oooh good choice of colors, they really go quite well together~!
Profiles are usually really hard but you nailed it :)
Good job on shading~!
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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MandieEllie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are welcome :)
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Catlepuck-team Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   Writer
gREAT ANATOMY AND USE OF LIGHT

fantastic work XD
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :D
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TechnicolorBeast Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
The color is beautiful!!
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
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lastsorceress Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this picture, my only critiques on this might be that the eye/eyebrow seems a bit off to me and his ear could be just a tad longer. Otherwise it is lovely. I love the color contrast. I find that the best way to make hair look softer/more realistic is to make more strokes. Keep them long and thin and it will make the hair look more realistic. Really I think you did a very good job =)
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D I feel the same way about the eye area actually. It just seems slightly off to me I guess. Also, thanks for the advice on the hair ^_^ I'm so used to anime being kind of "chunk" hair that I'll have to break out of that soon.
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lastsorceress Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, glad to be helpful.
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Yo-kyun Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW i really like it just if you would make the eyeball rounder and would color that black ear outline it would be perfect
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! ^_^ I'll try to do that.
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
I like the hair and horns
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^_^
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
Welcome
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Orwellisms Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa :D Looks awesome :)
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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Orwellisms Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Sure thing :)
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Lucid-Havoc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!This was a fun thing to find in my messages.It's really eyecatching,and I think the hair looks fine,with variations of color besides just gray as shading.
Mind if I asked what program you used?
As for the anatomy,I'm not really an expert,but I'll give it my best shot.The bridge of the nose is a bit too curved,but that's just my opinion.
Hope I helped!
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^_^ I use Paint Tool Sai for my digital paintings. Thanks very much for the advice ^_^ I'll definitely keep it in mind :D
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Lucid-Havoc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! And Paint Tool Sai is awesome <3 ~~
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree ^_^ Best thing evaaaaaaaaahhh
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AwesomeBunny01 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this! It has a lot of beautiful colors on it especailly his hair. He almost looks realistic too, although I kinda wish his ears were a bit longer then what they are but other than that I think it's a beautiful piece of work! :D
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ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D Yay!
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AwesomeBunny01 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. You can also ask my friends and watchers and see if they might be able to crituqe you if they have premium membership. :D
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