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Wasted Youth by arvalis Wasted Youth by arvalis
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:iconfranscribbles:
I'm going to start off by saying that I actually love this painting so I feel kinda bad critiquing it.
Firstly, on the whole I love her hair - it has realistic highlights and colour variation and you've done the tips incredibly well, especially the really short hairs - however... where are the roots? I realise with shorter hair it's harder to see the roots, particularly on a (natural/newly dyed) blonde, but the complete lack of them here is a bit weird.
Do you not like ears? Only, you've gone into incredible detail with the rest of the features but then seem to have thrown the ears in as an after thought. I do adore the detail of the eyes and the cuts, though. You've managed to give her an aura of great pain, but also made her look like she doesn't - can't - care anymore.
Another thing about the features - although prior to getting beaten up I'm sure your character's lips would have been the same perfect red that she has here, but afterwards, surely they're more split and dogged looking? I don't know, this could just be my personal opinion.
Finally, I hate to say this, but I really don't like the blood splatter off her right shoulder (left to us). I don't see the point of it and think it retracts from the rest of the painting.
Ok, I lied, I have one last thing to say, although this isn't criticism, it's curiousity - why is the top of her head glowing?
Anyway, I hope this helps and I look forward to seeing more of your work ;)
*FranScribbles
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“Wasted Youth” is very raw. =arvalis not only did a fantastic job capturing the emotion but also the severity of this girl’s wounds. Just looking at her makes you almost feel each punch and blow to the face. And yet her calm demeanor suggests otherwise; smoking the cig carelessly makes you wonder what kind of life she lives, and if it’s on the verge of ending. And perhaps the light above her head is a sign that the violence is finally over for her? The light's focus is a great technique of bringing the viewer to the character. A very concentrated and explicit piece of art, great job and well done.
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:iconlecorbeaumort:
LeCorbeauMort Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Digital Artist
I love ! She strangely reminds me Domino ^^ (google english sorry !)
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:iconunderworlddj:
UnderworldDJ Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: Very amazing work
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:iconclipnet:
clipNET Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Nice work, reminds me of Domino Harvey from the movie Domino
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:iconmarionette2007:
marioneTTe2007 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
cuantas horas lo hiciste?

umm how hour you make is thi work?


sorry mi english
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
it took fair amount of time, maybe 10 hours?
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:iconmarionette2007:
marioneTTe2007 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Tenkius ! :D
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:iconparady:
Parady Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
excellent work :P
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400z2fr33dum Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks very Nastasha Romanenko. MGS? Especially the cig, minus the bruses..
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DrDoSoLittle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
It's very good

Can I offer a little critique though?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Yeah i dont care, go for it. The piece is pretty dated though.
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DrDoSoLittle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
The cigarette smoke seems to over accentuate her right (our left) cheekbone.
Although I just noticed that her other cheekbone is just as sharp.
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:iconlittletwigthatcould:
littletwigthatcould Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
This is such a telling and beautiful piece-- I absolutely love it. The dark eyes are amazing-- I've tried to do that before... and failed. I love the hair-- I've also failed at that. And the smoke is just so real... and the cigarette is awesome... and the bruises... and the face... and the simplicity of the background... wow. I can't even tell you how awesome this is in my eyes.
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evafortuna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I'm bringing out the old-lady-geek with this but, it reminds me of Lt. Tasha Yar... beaten of course. I really love the light of the hair; it looks very soft and real here.
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Zenoshi30 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
I gotta ask,are u going to createa game from all of this.
Cause I think you'd be able to create an awesome game!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
From that picture? Yeah i have every intention of doing concept art for video games. This piece though is pretty unrelated lol. Thank you for the kind words
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Zenoshi30 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
XD YOUR WELCOME :D
plus,This can be some awsome looking zombie or something.like some mini boss in some battle(I have a lot experience in gaming and I as well want to make my own game,I even got a name for it and a storyline...well atleast most of it xD)
I'm trying to create my own characters and stuff like that,but mostly....there based on my friends from Chatango and Real Life. Your art is awesome,and I really wish I could draw just like you man!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Well not sure why she would be a zombie, she is just a bit beaten up. Good attitude, just keep working on it. Ive been working on a video game project with a few friends since i was your age. Playing game is less important than studying games if you really intend to make your own.
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Zenoshi30 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
First of all,I'm 15.
Second,I know! But by playing some good games,U get ideas and Experience about gaming,getting ideas for battle systems,Missions...shit like that!
I'm a action/Role Play/shooting gamer :\ this types are most popular types of game,and I wanna put all this together xD or atleast both RPG and Shooting!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
lol you talk to me like i dont know much about games. Id just like to clear up, im going to art school to work in games, i read gaming news daily, i listen to a bunch of gaming podcasts. I might know too much about games lol. Also the shooter rpg has its front runners, its already getting polluted, by the time youre making games, it will be way too populated to stand out in. Try to think of a unique niche to explode. Its all about thought, just keep that in mind ;p
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Zenoshi30 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
XD riiiiight....
Well I guess we both have something in commmon XD
What will you call you're game?
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Dwood15 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gud hair.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
lol thank you
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CollapseOfWinter Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
i think the background shouldn't be black, but i like the man.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
I had other ideas for the bg as well, but the black really made her head pop from the back.
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:iconcollapseofwinter:
CollapseOfWinter Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I just thought it was too simple, but if you like it... ^.^
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:iconhacketo:
Hacketo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Really amizing artwork... That hairs skin wounds something really great done...

Its funny in some way that hairs are glow in that own light ;].
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aria-fanel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student
I love how bright his/her[?] hair is, its a very stark contrast to the rest of the face which is battered and bruised. Its almost seems odd, that the hair isn't dirty and disheveled, but I think it brings out the rest of the features.
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Rain9 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
the hair is beautifull.
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:iconsabtastic:
Sabtastic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haaaay - I remember this one..! 'Bout time you post it.
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:iconodd3r5:
Odd3r5 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea she does have the domino look.
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:iconhizzacked:
hizzacked Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lovin this ;3
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t91camp Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Hair lighting is slightly different from the rest, and the upper lip is a little confusing, but the rest is pretty fucking solid. Nice work.
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:icontornaroundtheedges:
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
love the hair texture and i like the grunge
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:iconfight2protect:
fight2protect Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
wow... this pic is really heavy...
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Modernerd Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i like this one man. the eyes are awesome. skin has tha tmessed up look, smoke trail is nice, only thing that stand sout to me is the ears, idk why somethin about the red around them makes them wierd to me, cuz nothin else has tha tmuch red. but dig it man, photo-real is always hecka cool. but i have a question, says u used both p-shop and painter. what did you do in each? i have a hard time not staying to one of them lol
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Jimbobob5536 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Coooolll.
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:iconanimevsreality:
AnimeVSReality Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes, that's a frightening concept... but the art itself is absolutely amazing :faint:
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:iconakaisoul:
AkaiSoul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
I like it. Nice concept too
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:iconmagic-alverman:
Magic-Alverman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Absolutely fantastic work with the details. A must fav.
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! Very nice detail on the bruises! :D
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BaconBrownGown Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
This looks really great, man! Nice to see you do something kinda different.
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:iconsoulquick:
SoulQuick Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
if ur name wasn't at this painting i maybe thought it would be done by adonihs..xD that's a good thing tho! ur showing progress:D
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an imbecile. This person looks deliberate about their suffering. Like they caused it, hence the wasting.
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:iconohimseeinstars:
OhImSeeinStars Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
that cigarette looks so beautiful.
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nous3rnam3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
amazing
the only thing missing is drugs, and i'm pretty sure they're stuffed into that cig =l
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:iconoriginalbune:
originalbune Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010   Digital Artist
who is he?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
he?
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:iconoriginalbune:
originalbune Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010   Digital Artist
she?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
...yeah its a she
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:iconoriginalbune:
originalbune Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Digital Artist
but, where is she come from?

is she a character you made? or is from some movie? or what?

lol too much questions.
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