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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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:iconwyattsmith:
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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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow haha, glad you like it! :)
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:iconmusicdemon8:
MusicDemon8 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It is glorious. :D
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw thanks :)
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Kangaroo-Critic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Their noses kind of look the same. Are they brother and sister?

The "necropolitan" theme is one of the more popular ones, and this picture makes it look pretty good.

I think I will coin that phrase.
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
They are brother and sister, yep! I was trying to keep their nose, eye shape, and hair color similar.
And thank you! :)
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Ardwick Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well this is an interesting piece. I'm not entirely sure about the context behind it, but hey, it's a pretty decent work I might add!

I see the mood here's leaning toward a darker and edgier style? Given the lighting, the shading, and of course the character design. The style is quite nice I might add, it feels reminiscent of a graphic novel of some sort. It makes me interested to know their story, and what may come next for these two.

I don't see that many visible flaws for that matter: the clothing wrinkles and basic anatomy are sound and carefully crafted to work nicely. I think if there's one thing I would like to point out in this work, it's Fern's left hand. Her hand looks a larger then the other one. Maybe it's the angle or perspective, though it does come off as a tad bit asymmetrical. And while it is true that the human body generally is asymmetrical, it does draw my attention. Not sure if you were aiming for that or not.

But all that aside, well done! It's a pretty impressive piece!
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Why thank you! :)
And Fern's left hand... that was not intended, thank you for pointing that out! I ought to watch out for that in the future. :P
And if you're curious about the stories behind these two, they're explained on their profiles by their creator here: [link]
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shihiro143 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
cool
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :)
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shihiro143 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
u welcome
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13Athena Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oooo thats cool o.o
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha thank you :)
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:iconoceanleviathan:
OceanLeviathan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work with the lighting in this, and your hands are amazing <3
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw thank you :)
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Khadyah3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah dude @-@ Love the coloring <3 Is so nice love it :3
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Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks Khadyah! :hug:
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Khadyah3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob :3
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AVipersKiss Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O Wow...You're so epic! I wish I could make backgrounds like that...
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:icongizmoenut:
Gizmoenut Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw, thank you! :hug:
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AVipersKiss Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :iconspazhugplz:
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