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[CM] Morgan by Vixenkiba [CM] Morgan by Vixenkiba
This is a commission for queenofeagles of her character Morgan! I'm super super super happy with this piece, as I love the wings and colouring xD My screen keeps messing with the colours though, there's supposed to be lots of purple and red tints in the shading and sky. 

Thanks for commissioning me, it was awesome!

Morgan © queenofeagles
Artwork © vixenkiba, please do not use/reproduce without permission!
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First of, I gotta say I really like her pose. It's what's caught my eye along with some additional features, whether they're wrong or right.

I am aware of where your light source is and the fact that you have one is great! Most people tend to forget light sources. But what bothers me is that you have a second light source in the bg, and no contrast in between them. Normally the fabric or skin on the edge between the two light sources would be darker, but I must say the piece has overall little contrast.

Then, features like the face and fingers need some work; that nose and lips are wrong, and the fingers look like they're in the same length( then again, that might've been intentional because she has talons as well? I don't know).
Fabric folds don't really follow gravity, the wings are out of proportion and I can tell there wasn't a related study or observation on birds wings.

That's all the remarks I personally had to give you. I think you do have the potential for greatness, just need to be more careful and consistent.
Keep practicing, good things will come your way.
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This piece is beautifully made! The setting sun adds a very nice touch with the Celtic angelic feel of the picture and personally I'm a sucker for sunset scenery. I like how her eyes and then pendant on her neck glows, as well as the light on her hair. It makes it look like she's actually bathing in the rays of the sun.

But I feel as though the width of the wings on her back are too small? Or maybe it's made to look that way I'm not really sure. As well as the feathers, instead of looking like feathers, they look like thick strands of hair.

And I'm a bit confused about the lighting. Is she facing the sun or is she turning her back to the sun?

But over all this is very well done! Keep practicing and improving!
You have a very bright future ahead of you!
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mio-mio Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She kind of reminds me to Angelina Jolie's young Maleficent, in a really good way! I like what you did with her clothes and how the wings are drawn and colored! The color palette is also amazing Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 

I would recommend you to practice hands and faces, her nose looks a little weird :)
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, I totally see what you mean! :D I saw that movie too recently, and you're quite right! Thanks!

I'll do my best to practice more on the hands and faces/noses, thanks for the critique dear :D
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DruidPeter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
The pose here is a typical one, Vixenkiba, but you pull it off with an exceptional amount of naturalism. It doesn't look stiff, but quite to contrary. That's very good. If you can draw the standard poses naturally and with dynamism, then you can definitely draw more exaggerated poses with a high degree of energy, too.

Speaking of energy, I find the influences you have in your gallery and in pictures like this one to very interesting. It seems like there's a lot of celtic/old-gaul influences in your work. It shows up in this image here, and even in your avatar, as well!

I really do quite like this one, Vixen. You did a really good job with it. :D
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the comment, Druid! I'm happy that you think so :D I'll do my best with the more dynamic poses when I get the chance ;D

It seems that there's a lot of Celtic influences, I agree. Much of that is simply because of commissions though; this one was for a friend that loves celtic stuff a lot, so yeah, it shows :D
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DruidPeter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Ah ha! So that's what it is! I myself have quite a love for Celtic Culture and mythology (Hence the Username, "DruidPeter". Meow :3 ) They were a fascinating people, and it seems like you've got some fascinating friends!
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You draw nice wings.
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This angel just emanates self confidence :la:
Maybe a bit of mischievousness, too :paranoid:
I really like how you shaded the wings :D Such intricacy.
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, I was exactly looking for a combination of self confidence and mischievousness, and you're the first person to notice it or point it out! xD Congrats!

Thanks a lot for the compliments dear <3
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, my detector is working remarkably :la:

No need :3
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Pure--morning Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
I love the expression on her face, adn there is a clear light source on the image too.
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the compliments! :D
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natsukani Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, first of all, the pose is great and the design of her outfit is good. I especially love the coloring in the whole picture, quite detailed especially for the hair and the wings.

Then, the look on her face is good, but I feel like it can be a little more expressive. The wings need some additional work on it, they are not articulated like a normal bird wing and the length of the feathers are not right too. A little bit of research on how a bird wing looks like can help you improve on the matter.
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the great feedback dear, I appreciate it a lot! You're completely right about the wings, and I will start drawing some real bird anatomy soon <333 I will work on everything! :D
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natsukani Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ! Keep working <33
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Ippomoea Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Hey! First off, I like how you worked with the purple/yellow complementary color scheme. Those pairs always look nice. I also think you've got a good footing in lighting, as I can tell that it's coming from the bottom and you shaded the character accordingly. However, is the light hitting her from behind or in front? I think what threw me off a little bit was how you added in a second light source coming from the same direction in the background (the spot you painted white). 

I also think that you can improve this picture by rendering the hair and wings differently, because right now they seem to be painted the same way and that tells the viewers the wings (at least, the ends of the wings) have the same texture as the hair. There are some really helpful tutorials on here that are only a few keywords away! 

You've already received a lot of feedback and it might feel overwhelming, but just remember to focus on one thing at a time. Keep up the good work! o uo)b
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the wonderful feedback, I appreciate it a lot! I love all the different feedback from people, and yes, I will have to work on a lot of things, but it will be fine ;D 

You're completely right about the light, I messed up there! I was supposed to show off that the character is able to create light balls at will, so for now I try to imagine a light ball that she generated at the right of the artwork, but this is cheating :'D I will take more care off that in the future!

And you're also right about the feathers, I need a different way of colouring them! I will go look up some tutorials for that <3
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gossj10 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this looks great nd those wings nd that hair looks beautiful she looks like a cool nd composed charecter 
nd the shading of her cloths looks great its simple yet attractive  great job nd keep it up :)
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the compliments <333 :la:
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boranami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colours all-around in this picture, especially the wings, they look stunning! My only suggestions would be towards the structure of the face, as it isn't too aligned and seems almost too masculine for her body. I also feel the hair would look better if it was more piece-y (if that makes sense lol) You outlined it in very large chunks which kind of takes away from the flowy feel of the piece. otherwise, I think you have a very good grasp on colour theory as well as shading, keep up the good work!Clap
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the compliments and the critique dear, I appreciate it a lot! :D

You're right that I should've aligned the face better <3 The colouring of the hair was a try-out for me, and I see now that colouring it by "pieces" would've made it look better =) The next time, I'll take more care of the hair strands!

Thanks a lot again, it helps very much <3
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boranami Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome! Heart 
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Scilla72 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist
This is a great piece! I really like how you colored it, especially. Like, how you used many colors, warm and cold, to give the piece a new dimension. I really like the way you drew the wings, they really seem realistic (while I don't think they could realistically hold her if they hold her by the base of her shoulders, in the fantasy world, their design is really cool!)  I also really liked her outfit and the little thing on her head x) I love how you shaded the whole thing. 
However, I feel like the facial expression could be improved, because right now to me it looks kind of awkward. I think the right eye is slightly higher than the left one, and just fixing that would make her expression a lot steadier (if you cover the left eye with you finger, you'll know what I mean. This is something I do a lot, covering a part that looks wrong with my hand/finger, and progressively move my finger to identify which part is causing the drawing in question look awkward or not exactly right). Also, I think the nose could use a little more shape and dimension, especially near the bottom. One last thing, about the hand, I think you could make the fingers more realistic (in their style, of course :)) by varying the finger lengths. For example, the pinkie finger is the same size as the middle and pointer, while the difference should be quite considerable. 
Anyway, the symmetrical composition of this piece is beautiful, and I can't say enough how much I like the colors you used for your shading, which was done so beautifully. The colors flow and blend in a very harmonious way. Great job overall!!
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for your very thorough critique on this artwork, I appreciate it very very much! :love: I love your little trick with covering half of a face, I'll make sure to start doing that from now on! Because you're completely right, her face does look steadier 'on the right side'. For noses; they are the next thing on my to-do/to-anatomy list :'D And you're the second one to correct the fingers for me <3

I'm glad you like the shading, I'm very proud of it myself! And yeah, lol, those wings probably wouldn't work in our world xD I'll go study me some bird anatomy as well <333

Thanks again, I'll work on it <3
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Scilla72 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist
You're welcome <3
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Epic-Soldier Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You really outdone yourself with this one Vix ! ♥
She looks very wise and powerful,I love the way you did wings too. 
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesss, wooh! I succeeded in making her look wise!! :D I'm glad it looks that way <33
Thanks Epic, I'm glad you like it! 
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TheLastUnicorn1985 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those wings are AMAZING!! *falls over* the whole feel of the piece is pure magic! :clap::glomp:
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you think so! :D Thanks a lot <33
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TheLastUnicorn1985 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcomes!
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keokotheshadowfang Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy freak sauce! Look at those wings!
*stands all amazed*
I also love the coloring on this!
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot Keoko :D It was much fun drawing this xD I'm glad you like it so much :D
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keokotheshadowfang Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really do! It's really awesome to see you work, and what you come up with next.
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I won't run out of ideas anytime soon :D And I love to experiment with different techniques, and in that way find my own style of arting :la:
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AquiterCorona Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks great, Vixen! The wings are so nice and you did something I'm so bad at; drawing a mouth q.q So beautiful...  q_q
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, feel free to use this mouth to practice! :D Also, here's some great reference for mouths: 
Mouth Practice by Juuria66  Soul Eater Mouth Study by InkWovenHeart

And thanks for the compliments, I appreciate it a lot <333
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AquiterCorona Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you a lot!! Well, I'm just being as honest as I can when I comment ^^ I know how happy it makes me at least.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IT'S SO AWESOME!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! thank you soooo much for this! The lighting is fantastic! *drools*

now I can't go to sleep anymore XD 
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really super super glad that you like it so much <333 It was a blast to draw, really! 

Hahaha, still try to sleep xDDD Tomorrow in the morning you can gaze at this again :'D
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
like it? I LOOOOVVE IT! :heart:

hihi, I did get some sleep - kinda need it since next night will be shorter than normal as well. Need to get up early for castlefest ;)

*continues gazing at it*
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, that's this weekend? :O You're lucky, I heard it's going to be amazing weather, especially on sunday <33333
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yep! we go on saturday! sunday is waaaay to hot for our costumes ;) we are going as unicorn and cow again ;)

sunday our parents will see our new house for the first time ;)
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