Gosh it took really much time to do XD
So here we go, my B-day gifts art for my dear friend and inspiration on Deviantart <3 I thought that I've never actualy drawn Daniel, so decided give a try :>
To be honest, it was REALLY hard to draw 0-0 I didn't think that I forgot how to draw ferals that much XD I had problems on each step of this drawing omg XD And also I had problem with idea of piece, because sadly I still haven't read Daniel's bio т-т * but i will XD * So, best thing that I had in mind is to draw Daniel in same location, that Autlaw drew on one of her best * in my opinion* pieces I just thought that Daniel in his beast form, sea, rocks...hmmm yeah, that what I can do pretty nice XD Probably i got this location wrong, but I think such place is possible there? haha. Backgrounds is still hard thing to draw for me...
Anyway, hope you'll like it and enjoy your b-day
art (c) me
character (c) Autlaw
Oh my goodness !
Dangit this looks EPIC !
Gahh this is such a magnificent portrayal of Dan ! The scenery looks beautiful, man I really long for the ocean again now I see those waves crashing against the rocks ;u;... *sniff*
I just watched the video as well and it was so much fun to see you work on the sketch up to all the details, I especially love how sharp and real the foam on the waves look and I also like the style of the leaves in the corner !! I really enjoyed the music choice as well, it feels all so fantasy-esque <3.. A genre I can really imagine to work out with Daniel's world since it's also pretty much Final-Fantasy inspired in many ways ;u;
But most of all.. the way you have drawn Daniel and HIS WINGS. Holy moly.. Such a hard way to draw such a positioning of the feather tips but heck they look spot on here !! I can imagine it must have been quite the work to draw all his markings, they can be hard to remember even for me XD I remember changing his facial markings a couple of times before I could remember them hahaha. But you got them all spot on here !
Also, he looks so strong here yet very youthful in your style as well, I want to jump in and hug his face so bad haha <3
I can imagine him first sitting on that cliff probably watching the sea enjoying the salty warm breeze, and then spotting someone he knows and jumping right off the cliff to go greet them maybe :> He looks so smug as well here, maybe he's up to no good after all XD When he's in his fully transformed form like this, it makes him slightly more mischievous natured (,:
I can't get over how awesome it was to view the process of you working on the background xD I love how in the end all the small brush strokes turned into smooth gradients and get that soft dreamy look to them :> I am truly in love with how you painted the waves xD I remember painting them as well for that Lugia drawing I did a while ago and fought so much with the light and shading on them (,: And I also noticed the light and the way you placed the shadows, it's like the sun is setting and it gives such a nice contrast in the light/shadows and the overall mood <3 I can almost feel that warm evening sun/breeze again I felt sitting on the pier with friends on my last vacation day ;u;.. *cry* .. le feelings (,:
I have been looking for about 10 minutes straight at the drawing and video while trying to type my comment and still am gaping at how awesome you made Daniel look xD That long swishy tail <3 nghhh. And I just noticed how well you made cellshading blend with the painterly parts of the background ;u; That.. THAT is hard to do but the way you included more painterly highlights makes the transition between the sharp shading and soft shading of the background natural <3 Totally wicked ;u;
I also noticed the grass and it look so soft ;u; ! *touches*
I think this is now one of my most favourite drawings of Daniel, also because he looks so in-character and is not portrayed as a vicious killer for once XD Since he's actually very fun-loving after he overcomes the dark urges that also gave him this fully transformed form ;u; This could easily be a scene after the 'war is won' where the new world is born and he doesn't have the world's problems resting on his shoulders anymore. He can just enjoy life as he once wanted to when he was a kid :> So much feels <3...
I don't know what else to say, I bloody love it to bits ;u; You portrayed him very well and the background is very well done ! : D
I totally know the problem of forgetting how to draw certain subjects if you switch to something else for a while xD I have the same with ferals right now.. I've been almost 100% humans lately lol. Time to go back to practice again :, D
But seriously, thank you so freaking much for the amazing birthday gift dear ;u; I saw I still have to check out the two other amazing drawing you made of Masura and Zarrin ;u;.. I come back from vacation and feel like a spoiled brat straight away hahaha.
By the way I so hope the weather next week will be good when you go to the Netherlands, I am crossing my fingers as well as I'll be outdoors for that festival as well for 3 days and sleep in a tent x,D.. *better sleep in an inflatable boat on a camping if it's going to rain in the Netherlands* (,:
Ohhh I am so glad you like how landscape turned out <3
Waves were inspired from russian artist Aivazovskiy , just visited gallery and saw his works this year :3 ( but actually I saw them years ago too, but this time I was able to see much more of his awesome arts~) you should google his works too for sure :3
I tried to record all process and it took me so much time to edit it omg xD glad that music sounds nice, it was very fun process of putting songs in xD I did list of songs ( then I deleted some in sony vegas but yes, video editor doesn't write songs names, so I had no idea which songs I deleted ) and then I was searching each song in my playlist to understand how each composition called to put them in description lol xD
Hah, such wing pose became so classy for me xD I guess I can call it " classy Dilver's wing pose " - just look at my winged drawings lately xD lol. I should try more wing positions haha ! Actually such wing movement was inspired years ago from Gry, but she doing them different somehow now xD so after all, I came to my own usual wing poses lol
And hah, each time I color Hauha's drawgon form I am just like "whaaaeeeet" because her neck markings are pretty hard to do in views omg
Well, I took the idea of painted BG + cellshaded character from you actually glad you like it haha ^^
As you remember, I drew Shinri in pretty calm scene too :> I think such characters always don't get enough calm and freedom- feeling works ( just count how much happy Daniel and angry/dark Daniel works you have here on DA XD ) so I do them maybe because drawing some dark theme will be " usual " or maybe because such works cheer me up more than usual works..who knows, but I just do such things, you know I am more light emotion artist if it can be called such ._.
Oh I hope so! Weather here became pretty bad, it looks like autumn omg xD so I won't have troubles with getting used to weather I hope
Its Autlaw's character ,Daniel?
В последнее время увлеклась белым контуром в САИ - думаю, именно этого мне не хватало в этом стиле со смешением лайна и безлайна :3
Свобода и крылья, ухх, ты же знаешь, что я это люблю И да. много уже про крылья обсуждали, рада, что они удались ) Честно, на стадии скетча думала что намучаюсь с ними только так... но в итоге нет, хорошо зашли
И отлично слышать, что вышло целостно- я столько над этим работала, аж глаз замылился .-.
Все мы это любим. Насчёт всего этого дела, я не заметила никаких проблем в рисунке, даже если что-то и есть неточное
The whole colouring, the lighting as well looks absolutely perfect.