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I am really proud of this one actually C: I did this as part of a study between the difference in my traditional and digital styles. My digital style is much more refined and tbh I like it a lot better than drawing with paper and pencil.

This was also a challenge to do something that I didn't think I could do. I want to continue to push myself as an artist so I tried a more realism approach to this picture than I normally do. It was fun and I learned a lot from doing it!

The berries are Bittersweet, a tribute to my grandfather as he loved them and we would go out into the country every fall and cut some branches for his table. I miss him.

I will prolly do a nymph for all the seasons, starting with fall as it is my favorite and tis the season C:

Something about her. She is the embodiment of autumn that is why her hair is red and she has amber colored eyes. She lives in and is part of nature so that is why you see that her only clothing is what her environment supplies. She has a very mischievous personality and loves to play tricks on those that happen to cross her path. She is very old, as old as time itself and her name has long been since forgotten. She is in a constant power struggle with winter and the frost nymph that controls it, trying to buy more time for herself to walk the earth and play tricks on the unsuspecting.

The traditional one
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Thysania Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Hey, nice colour usage and your colouring is getting better! Purple was an interesting choice for the eyes. I think for a while, every red-headed chick I see is gonna remind me of Brave, lol. Hey, cool, you'll be in SF soon! Maybe I'll catch ya around some CA conventions!
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ugh, no I am doing it online and won't make it to Cali for another year :C But then I will be catching you at conventions C:

And thanks! I've been working hard man!
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Thysania Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Yes, unlike lazy ol me. I have hardly been on dA for a year and have been drawing very little. I started playing Draw Something 2, though. ...If you play, my screen name is the same. : D And yes, perhaps I'll see you in Wondercon or APE! That is fairly close to where you'll be I think.
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes I have missed you and your arts! And yest I will have to see if I can find you should I be able to attend any of those.

My game of choice atm is Guild Wars2, although with school I have not had a chance to play it...

I would also like to try Don't Starve, I just need more TIME!!!!
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Thysania Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Though I never played it myself, my bf was OBSESSED with Guild Wars 2 for several months. He apparently is, or WAS somewhat popular back when he played regularly. His screen name was Guts Moradune or something like that, if you know him lol. One of those big giant people. I forget the name of the race at the moment.
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Now seeing as you asked for a critique I shall give you one. I am not being harsh, but doing this as a friend, k?

1. Her head is about 15% too large for her body. I think it looks especially awkward with her neck as thin as it is. The way you have the tendon protruding make it look as though she isn't as relaxed as the rest of her appears. It's a little odd.

2. I don't know if this is what you were going for, but she looks as though she's carrying a lot of weight on her shoulders, but there's nothing present. They're thrown back as though they have straps of a heavy backpack on them.

3. The lack of curvature along the waist give the appearance of there being no hips; just straight as a board. I don't know if this was what you were aiming for though.

I suggest looking through stock photos and references here on dA to work from. Do body studies like I've suggested. Your style will still be present, don't worry about that. I know you want to create more realistic things, make them more believable, so go for that. Practice with photography and draw only what you see, not what you know. You know there's another arm, but you don't see it. Don't draw it. Studying reference material will help you with anatomy, shading, and learning where weight is present. Also look into books about human anatomy. You'll learn bone structure, musculature, and how everything sits together. This will make a world of difference for you.

I hope this helps!
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH! :hug: I was wondering about her head, I kept staring at it and couldn't tell XD

Anatomy is something I have always struggled with, although my female anatomy is better than my male! I am going to have to break down and do some figure studies, I just get so wrapped up in finishing a piece I hate to take time for the details. BUT! To improve I must.

And don't be shy with the harsh critique I am going to have to get used to it, I start art school in January and I am sure they will tear me apart there XD Really it is much appreciated, thank you again!
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wesome!
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks rather proud of it :D
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Donutwish Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
This looks really good! I can tell you put a lot of attention towards the details in this picture and it paid off. Her hair, the twigs on her chest, the trees and more, all look like they were drawn with care.

The colours all work really well together too. The palette is harmonious and there aren't any patches of colour that looks out of place.

The skin shading still looks a bit air brushy and might benefit from a bit more detailing and shading, but I like your choice of colours for her skin. This is more of a style thing, but I think her face could be a bit softer in her features. The forehead area over her left eye looks a bit odd, too. I guess I like women with a more stereotypical feminine look!

But you right to be proud of this picture - it looks great and shows improvement in your skills!
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I really tried to push myself on this one and I love how it turned out!

Hmmmm the brow, yeah I can see what you mean, there should be a more subtle curve there instead of just dead ending at her eye XD And GAH I forgot to blend under her chin D: I put down the base color and forgot to go back to it >.<

Thank you muchly for your critique I always look forward to them :3
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JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, you are really talented! I like both the traditional and the digital, but I slightly prefer this one! :heart:
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH! Thank you so much! That means a lot coming from you :hug: I will always prefer digital I am afraid, it is where I am the most comfortable drawing. Although I did start out as a traditional artist, when I picked up my first tablet it was all over XD
Thank you so much for the fav C:
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Gooey-brains Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very quite lovely! :heart:

Can't say Fall is my favorite, it and Winter have always reminded me of silence and death. All my evil baddies are associated with those seasons, hahaha.
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LMAO! Well I love how pretty all the trees are, even if it means all the leaves are DYING lol!

And thank you very much :hug:
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Varten Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SEEEEEEEEE YOU CAN DOOO EEEEEEET!! :iconhappyface--plz:

This is such a beautiful picture, I really love the colors used for it. You also did a really good job on anatomy on this one. I really am looking forward to seeing nymphs of the rest of the seasons, they will be awesome !!! Then you should put them all together in one picture~ :iconiheartitplz:
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes I will have to do that C: I am really proud of this one, and it didn't take me as long as I thought it would. I am getting faster!

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Living-In-Whimsy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Was this the blue WIP you had earlier? o-o
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yep I decided to change her to a wood nymph to stick with the season C:
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Living-In-Whimsy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I likes it =D
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh yeah, and this is the one that my mom said wasn't a person >.>
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Living-In-Whimsy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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But this is beautiful
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But it has pointy ears >.> I dunno, I will never fully understand her
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Living-In-Whimsy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still beautiful and still a humanoid.
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
C:
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Dark-Edyn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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