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January 7, 2013
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Changeling Queen by GreyRadian Changeling Queen by GreyRadian
Hi :floating:

I did a portrait of the other Equestrian royalty so why not the Changeling Queen too?

I have dual monitors and I realised that one of them is either over-saturated in colour, or the other one is very de-saturated and I always use the more saturated monitor for drawing, so tell me if the colours are too dull or too bright? :XD:

When it comes to lighting I'm a very confused person OTL;;
In fact I was a very confused person while drawing this... I'm not even sure if Chrysalis ever hangs in the forest hahaha! There wasn't much background info around her.

I guess some critique would be appreciated.

On a side note I've been really worn out by drawing continuously every day; I don't think I can finish 3 more pieces in less than a month :faint:

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The background was very detail and precise, something I enjoyed personally very much. The style you used for leaves and for eyes was very good, and once again had a lot of detail. One thing that stood out to me was the sort of blended pastel waterpaint style that the picture was drawn in, which I believe suits it very well. The trees in the background blend slowly into the darkness, creating a shadowy affect that much fits the character in mind. The lighting, shading, and overall affects perfectly fit the mood and situation, as well. The Queen's legs look a little two-dimensional, and the Queen's stomach is a little small, but other than that, this is a truly breath-taking piece of art. Congratulations for this awe-inspiring work, GreyRadian.
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6 out of 7 deviants thought this was fair.

This is a very unique piece that stands out.
The colors used are magnificent and fit the queen's personality greatly.
The style is also very different compared to other fan drawings in a good way.

The background is amazing maybe too well done that it takes away from the point of interest.
The sky and trees seem a little too foreign from the piece as a whole.
The lighting seems a tad off but it is hardly noticeable.

Over all I give the piece a 8.5 out of 10 and Is a piece to be very proud of. It is worthy of framing and being hung in ones room or even an art gallery.

Good Job! :D
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Looks amazing, like the detail. :+fav:
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!!
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
You're Welcome.  :)
Star-Struck-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are you sure this isn't a GIF? i feel sure some of the eyes in the background blinked... (shudders)
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   General Artist
... It's not a GIF :S
Star-Struck-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooookayyy... D:
DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your brilliant artwork has been featured here--> [link]
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Another comment about your monitor issue. Some monitors display color differently, like I used to have an anti-glare display with a screen that wasn't glossy. I now have a glossy monitor with no glare protection, but it displays color MUCH more accurately than an anti-glare display that doesn't have a shiny surface, or so I found by using both.

I'd recommend checking both monitors to see if the surface of the screen is glossy or non-glossy, and that might be what's causing it if this is the case and the monitor screen surfaces are different.
GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   General Artist
Oh i see, but both of mine have a matte texture i think :\
What does the pic look like to you? Colours look alright or too dull/bright? ^^;
BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Ahhh, I see. So if my experiences are like yours, I'm guessing the colors would turn up a little dull when you're working on them in Photoshop and even duller when you view them on the Web. I viewed the difference from one to the other and the gloss always shows more saturated colors than the matte. I noticed this difference when I was still using the matte and compensated by dialing down the saturation a little.

Though if both of your monitors are matte, I'd probably chalk it up to a difference in quality or technology if they were released by different companies or you bought them at different times, respectively.

You don't seem to have a problem with it though, the colors in your pieces are just fine and well-balanced in terms of saturation. You probably compensated for that difference much better than I did LOL :D
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