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The Dark Caster Awaits by JamesHillGallery The Dark Caster Awaits by JamesHillGallery
A painting of Lena as she appears out of the fog as the new Dark Caster.
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ReneeShock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I love your work. If I had been judging you would have won.
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JamesHillGallery Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Renee! :)
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ReneeShock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
luv
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jbrox0103 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
LOVE IT except 1: her hair is suppose to be black 2: when you're a dark caster, you have gold eyes.
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JamesHillGallery Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The eyes are actually gold, but due to the resolution of the image on DA, you really can't see that I added gold in her eyes. Looks red at this resolution. Her hair is black, but I added two types of highlights; 1 from the moon as the light reflects off of her dark hair and 2 just some "cool" streaks of white/grey/color - I find it sort of alluring when a woman has various streaks in her hair. I also find it beautiful when an older woman allows some streaks of grey hair to show - adds character. Glad you like the image! :)
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JamesHillGallery Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the complement and the critique! Perhaps I should have added something 'more" to the necklace. I felt it was just enough for the piece. I was trained to add just enough to enhance but not to overindulge the work. But you have given me something to think about in the future. I always learn from other's critiques which is wonderful! It is a wonderful piece. You can see where I may have added some more style to it in my other works that are similar. I submitted 4 pieces to the competition. Maybe I'll create a whole new piece with a new model with a dynamic necklace that will be the iconic piece in the painting. Personally, I believe every piece should have some sort of iconic imagery to the image. In this one, it was the lips and the moon.
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JamesHillGallery Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, and I forgot to mention, the necklace does have a balance radiosity light and shadow but at this resolution, it's hard to see it.
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Faery-Books Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I hope you win. This is beyond anything I could EVER do. Lovely painting! -^w^-
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