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crystal phalange by thehartless crystal phalange by thehartless

A long overdue bust that R1sk-it-all made me slave away at for a thousand years. This started off as a photo-manipulation with a previously abandon "style" that required too much painting, so I adapted it to my new, more natural approach (which didn't really lessen the amount of painting) - this time using a brush I normally secluded to my background practice work. I rather like the texture it gives and you may see me using it more!

credits:
wolf landkeks-stock
background Burtn 

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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work on the fur, and the ice crytals look superb! :)
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:iconisoldehn:
isoldehn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
thehartless,

I have stopped by on behalf of Canipulate to give you the requested critique you have asked for. I hope what I have to say is helpful in someway, as I am personally having a hard time finding anything to critique on (this is just so beautiful).

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Pros: As these are pros, I will not go into too much detail considering you definitely do not need to work on these. :heart:

- Lighting/Color, very well executed. Wonderful lighting, simple and the colors blend beautifully.

- Eye, I cannot even give a comment, it's so beautiful.

- Hair Painting, well done! Definitely love your style and technique for this.

- Glow, I'm assuming it is either the crystals themselves or the lighting reflecting off the crystals, very subtle but so prominent!

- Details in the fur, quite well done I must say. You have more than one color and it's been painted well (goes hand in hand with your technique).

- Motion/Movement, it was not forgotten! With longer fur and even subtle wind/movement would make it move. You've added in movement and it makes it look that much more real.

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Suggestions: I hope I explain these well enough that you understand but please let me know if something was not described well enough!

- Snout details, you seem to have done such a well job with the hair and details every where else but the snout/nose lacks those hairy details. I think this would be your style so totally ignore this if it does not work with your particular painting over technique but I think it would look so much better if there were small hair strands there. 

- The crystal/head piece is a bit more fuzzy than the rest of the image. Or at least in certain areas compared to that of the subject. Perhaps sharpening the headset would help quite a bit, I think it would especially help the crystals stick out!

- I'm really not sure how to execute this suggestion but the background (though blurred well) still seems very sharp compared to the smooth painting of the subject. I think if the background was smoothed out a bit before being blurred that would be lovely. May also be my computer, or the fact that this image was scaled down (as I'm sure the final product is rather large) so that may play a part in it... or the fact that deviantart seems to really destroy quality upon upload.

Other than all that I really cannot point out any more suggestions. I do hope this was helpful!

:heart:
iso
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:iconfiirewolf:
Fiirewolf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
I'm in love with your art, you've got a beautiful style!! :heart:
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here ->elchanan.deviantart.com/journa…
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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makaylasophia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
This piece was featured in AnimalManipulations as the Daily Feature for July 2, 2016! Congrats!

you can view the feature by clicking here
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;__;
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:iconredemptari:
redemptari Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
this is freaking gorgeous 
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
NO YOU'RE FREAKING GORGEOUS
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:iconsilentflo:
Silentflo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such beauty in this peace!! I just CANT get over the shading!!!! So beautiful!
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH
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:iconsilentflo:
Silentflo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOUR VERY WELCOME!
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:iconmakaylasophia:
makaylasophia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
this....is...so...beautiful
OMG
great job!!
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! It's become one of my favorites in a long time. Haha.
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:icon25fire7525:
25fire7525 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I want that wolf as a pet! THE CUTEST PERIDOT!!! 
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
B)
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:iconsavvywuff:
savvywuff Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
tHANK YOU!
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:iconr1sk-it-all:
R1sk-it-all Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
RINETHHH. I LOVE LOVE LOVEEE, SHES SO BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOUUUU
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
YOU ARE WELCOME
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:iconmrsevelyn:
MrsEvelyn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap man that fur... I love it so freaking much.
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ;__;
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:iconxxsuzerain:
xxSuzerain Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style!!
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU!!
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xxSuzerain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: 
*overdramatic fainting because love*
But for reals, your work is astounding. Please keep it up. I like to gush over amazing artistry. 
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ThirteenThirteen13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
holy shit that's beautiful *cries for a thousand years*
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
*harvests your tears*
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ThirteenThirteen13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
oh noes ;O;
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:iconthehartless:
thehartless Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
*DRINKS THEM*
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