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Dirks and Fern by Gizmoenut Dirks and Fern by Gizmoenut
Ahhh that took longer than expected... :blush:
Sorry it's so late!

Here's :iconmusicdemon8:'s request of her two characters, Dirks and Fern.

More requests are on the way!

Listened to these songs for mood (and I know, lyrics etc have nothing to do with the content- merely mood inspiration):
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Characters Musicdemon8
Art Gizmoenut, 2011
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:iconflare-everstorm:
Flare-Everstorm Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
A very dark and mysterious picture indeed. I feel like I'm looking at an illustrated chapter picture from a graphic horror novel. The contrast between the background and the characters themselves, I really like. It reminds me of a picture with a background taken from somewhere else and pasted in there, but it's not. :) Definitely a great piece.

I do however see one tiny little flaw, nothing major, in both the anatomy and the lighting however. It seems to me as if Fern's left hand is just a smidge bigger than her right. Usually I wouldn't notice that, but the... ball of energy? that she's conjuring in her hands draws your eyes to that part of the picture and makes it more noticeable. The thing that gets me with the lighting is again, nothing major, but the extra bit of yellow that you have from Fern's energy sphere seems out of place on the tear in Dirks' shirt on his chest. There's no reason I can think of that it should be there. It seems a bit off.

Those are the only two things that I would change, and overall, this art is -great-. Top notch. Keep up the good work. :3
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for the critique! :)
The lighting on the tear does seem off. I was trying to make the light bounce off the chest but forgot to consider how the tear would make the lighting different. Or maybe the light wouldn't bounce off the chest there anyway? Hmm...
And I will definitely work on proportions, like you pointed out with the hands. Thanks for the tips!
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:iconflare-everstorm:
Flare-Everstorm Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
You're very welcome! ^^ And yeah, that's what I was thinking. Why there of all places for the light to be focusing on. x3
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WyattSmith Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome drawing. ^o^
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconmusicdemon8:
MusicDemon8 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
gah. I'm really sorry about not commenting earlier.
I was busy with APs, but that's really no excuse.
Anyway.

I really love the feel of this piece.
I dunno, the grimness of the scenario mixed with them working together gives you a major feel for their close sibling relationship.
Plus, they look alike! Which is majorly cool.
It feels like Dirks and Fern. Thanks a lot!
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah I understand, it's the same here- all these AP exams and all the reviews/studying involved! :o
Aw thanks, and you're welcome! :D They're creative characters, fun to draw too ^_^
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:iconmusicdemon8:
MusicDemon8 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
XD Thanks.
I like the pic so much that its now my wallpaper on my computer.
So much happiness!
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Gizmoenut Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow haha, glad you like it! :)
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MusicDemon8 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It is glorious. :D
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