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.o0OThe protectorO0o. by BluLynes .o0OThe protectorO0o. by BluLynes
This is a promo for and up coming DynaGirl Story I'm going to be writing and illustrating...
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For the figure in the foreground: a solid pose. The arms must have been very difficult, but you nailed them. A very feminine pose with just enough sensuality to be interesting, but not overtly so (the proportions of the chest and butt are a little ridiculous for me, but that's just taste). I like the amount of underdrawing you have in blue-line; it's very good that you're thinking of her structure and mass.
While I'd assume you're going to color this, I think you should have given her some more shadows and spot-blacks (making the city the primary source for light would be the perfect solution to this). This would make her have lots of stark black/white contrast, which differentiates her from the skyline which is a mix of grey tones due to all the lines. Bumping up the line-weight on her would not kill it either. Some of the lines on her are the same thickness as some buildings, which isn't a good thing. Both of these would help separate her from the city even more, and help attract attention to her.

The city: Oh. My. God. That's amazing. I've done crazy skyline drawings before, so I know what you must have gone through to achieve this image. Very well done. The buildings are all unique from each other, and all look realistic in architecture. The perspective is spot on, there are no problems with that. Well chosen vanishing points. You made a good call with contrasting the geometry of the city to the organic-ness of her figure and the clouds. You balance the details of the buildings with good blank space to keep it from being muddy or busy.
One thing that I am a little worried about is that you got a little carried away with drawing buildings. I'm not sure if you intended this, but all the buildings are crammed one next to the other. There's no room for alleyways, roads, or the like. There is obviously a division between the skyline and whatever it is that Dynagirl is standing on, of course. Obviously, this is a minor issue, and it doesn't detract very much from the massive impressiveness of the skyline.

Overall, this is a good composition. It's a good example of the payoff an artist gets when extra time is taken for all those little details. Totally a portfolio piece. I am very impressed.
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ScottForster01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Not really a critique but an observation, with the lines on the underside of her arms, I would have made those lines a bit thicker. Especially with the arm in the foreground, the upper part of her arm would benefit from being a slight touch thinner. It's a trick I picked up from another inker and it really works.
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ScottForster01 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Nice animated series look to it.
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's just the feel I'm going for sir!
thanx
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JCoelho Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional
grat shot...
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SURFACEART Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Artist
great perspecive and rendering-city is tight! ;)
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emmanuelcristal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
very cool!
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KYLE-CHANEY Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ted is correct on all points. this is a wonderful piece. great work.
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank u kindly.
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ThaKstylezdotcom Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Nice work
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labguyinwa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This city is flawless, took me several minutes to stop staring!
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:iconblulynes:
BluLynes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Thanx :)
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist
too awesome :D
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:iconblulynes:
BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist
:D
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Gaston25 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Holy cow! That's one hell of a landscape, great job.
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank U sir!!!
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ILikeShirts Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Artist
This is a really great composition! If you'll excuse me I have been greatly inspired and must now go work :)
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
YES!!!!
Go and create!!!!!
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BlaqAcid Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   General Artist
Blown away by the job you've done on the city, amazing job! This will be something I'll have to reference in my quest to build a better city.
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That means a lot to me, thank U.
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AJWcomix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
i really love the city. That's very impressive
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:iconblulynes:
BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank U
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
sweet! good to hear you're getting a chance at the writing. :)
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, It's been a long time coming. I have some questions for U about just that. I know Ur busy as all hell so I'll inbox U.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
sure! shoot me an email/note whenever. :)
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HoytSilva Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome perspective and rendering of the city! :tmnt4:
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:iconblulynes:
BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanx!!!!:)
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BDStevens Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the background and the subtle curves in the perspective.
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:iconblulynes:
BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx...
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bogmonster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice cityscape. although, it doesn't seem to be the focal point of this image ;)

great, great job! this would be an exclellent oversized poster!
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:iconblulynes:
BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
U hit on the head :)
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luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great pice hehe ilove draw building too ^^.
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I get carried away with'em sometimes though ^^
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luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
heheh ^^.
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lebedevore Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Nice back but the city is really impressive!
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BluLynes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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