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Honeyhands by FreShPAiNt Honeyhands by FreShPAiNt
edit: 6/18 I did a lot of painting over- redid the wing, moved a lot of the background around and changed up some coloring, gave the chick more rim lighting. I think it looks better. =)

You know when you work on something, and then you work on it some more- and then rework it, again, and again, and again, and the painting never really gets where you want it to be and instead its just overworked? Well- that was this painting.

There is a lot of polishing that could still go into this. But I think it's time to set it aside, move onto other things. I learned a lot from this- start with a more dramatic pose (the first version is terrible), seriously...don't shirk the thumbnails (I didn't do enough of them, which would have helped the pose), make sure there is a good foreground, middleground and background, and pay attention to your darks (there are way too many black in this, and it detracts from the focal point- I toned it down a bit, but I think it needs more work there).

Aside from the bad though, I like a few things. I'd like to play with the landscape structure more. I'm liking the angel's costuming a lot, and I like the design of the magic effect. I also really like that maroon in the wings, along with the general idea for the colors, so I might play with it more in a different painting and work on more subtle hue shifts within each block of color (I'm usually much better at that I feel, but for some reason the colors in this painting just seem flat...and even adding in more saturated colors, it never quite lost it's flatness.)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Nice UuU
Mitchu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
love this! It's so magical and I love the feeling of it! The colours and composition are wonderful as well! Wish I could be this good ^^
FreShPAiNt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =) Just keep practicing and pushing your abilities and knowledge with every piece. I think you already are doing great already.
Mitchu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks, I will! There's nothing that's more fun than drawing and like you said, pushing your abilities and discover you can do more than you thought you could.. It's a lot of fun ^^
Thank you! Means a lot to hear from someone so good ^^
Deathcomeslast Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
beautiful angel piece. a very unique way of seeing them.
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
dragonxboy55 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Artist
Beautiful !!! ;D
FreShPAiNt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for all your kind words! It's greatly appreciated. =)
oilsoaked Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore the intricacies of her armor! I feel like with each piece you churn out, you just BRING the epic!
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