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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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:iconambercatproductions:
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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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:
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thank you!!
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
You're Welcome.  :)
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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)
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
... It's not a GIF :S
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Star-Struck-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooookayyy... D:
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DalekMercy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your brilliant artwork has been featured here--> [link]
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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.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
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? ^^;
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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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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Here's a pic of both of my monitors: [link]
It's probs not too obvious through the camera, but you can tell from this photo that a pink/purple hues behind rarity is different :\
I think for me photoshop is the same as web graphics

But ok thats good to know XD
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BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I'm really loving the shining textures in this! Very metallic indeed, a texture I have incredible difficulty puling off myself.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
haha thanks! I think using the pencil tool for the white solid highlights will help :)
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Meadow-Frost Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you!
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Bunnairry Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, nice job, I like this a lot!~
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
thank you!!
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opus-13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Very nice! Love the background; lots of details. Very nice colors too! Often, Chrysalis is given a more villainous appearance, but in your piece she looks a bit more mellow and regal. Personally, I really like that. It fits with the royalty theme that you have going. :D
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thank yu! Haha yeah I can't help but make her look pretty because I think she is pretty! Same as the Nightmare Moon piece I did, a lot of people kept pointing out how she looks too kind XDD
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CharlieRenwick Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is amazing. :omg:
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
thank you!!
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sebadg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
definitely great pic, love the coloring
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
thanks :D
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very epic drawing of Queen Chrysalis! :D
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
thank you so much!
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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anokazue Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
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(I really should have commented on this earlier! xD)

I fell in love with this at the first sight of it!! *A* It's really beautiful amg I really love the lighting here and the colours you used especially!! :iconcannotevenplz: They look great on the queen~~ It looks like a mixture of green and brown to me, which is unique and I really love how it's turned out! (I'm just into these kinds of colour haha! xD)
Great job as always~! *U* :heart:
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awhhh thank you so much Ano!! :glomp:
But are you serious???! I thought everything looked too green and dark, and lack of complimentary colours and whatever so the pic looks dull :iconotlplz:
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anokazue Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
You're so welcome! :iconimgrinningplz: :glomp:

YES OF COURSE I AM SERIOUS :icongoodrageplz:
I think it looks blended into the background like this! 8D :heart:
I've never watched MLP so I don't know how does the Changeling Queen originally look~ xD The colours look great here in my opinion! *U*
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I think you would love MLP! I KNOW YOU WILL!! :icondothisthingplz:
Maybe Adventure Time is a bit more awesome though :D
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anokazue Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
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Where did you watch MLP? On TV or internet? xD (I don't know where to watch it besides youtube lol!)

Fffffff you've watched Adventure time?? *___________* TELL ME YOU HAVE :iconshakethatplz:
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yup its on youtube! All the episodes are there, just type in 'mlp s1 ep1' in that format ^^
And yeahhh of course! how else am I this awesome? :iconasiantoonlinkplz:
Hahaha jk, but i havent watched all the eps yet, i only catch it on CN and sometimes they play repeats and not in order
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anokazue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Ahh okies! I'll watch them... when I'm able to, ffff :iconheplz: I wonder how many episodes do I have to watch? xDD

AHAHAHAHA OH YOU :rofl: :iconxd--plz:
Same here! And CN keeps repeating the episodes I've watched lol! xDDD Until sometimes I'm forced to watch some of the episodes online to avoid more spoilers :iconotlplz: especially the one about Marceline and the Ice King :iconraegplz: Everyone kept saying how touching it was so when I watched it online I expected more, and then it didn't meet my expectation so it was no fun haha xD
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
There's currently 3 seasons, not much compared to others I think ^^;
I'm still waiting for the next ep, its been 2 weeks :(

:iconohseriousplz:

W-wait what Marceline and the Ice King??? WHAT.
I havent watched much tbh, BUT WHAT!:iconryojidaisyplz:

Btw do u have skype so i can chat to u more? :meow:
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Looks awesome, great job.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thank you!
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You're welcome. Have a nice day.
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Yes, my queen. You are so beautiful!
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NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifully done!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thanks!
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Choedan-Kal Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Wonderful color and texture! :)
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thank you!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Awesome
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thanks!
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a rather large Chrysalis. Fine detail on her all around, too. And it's interesting to note that in her episode, her legs were quite a bit wider on the bottom and a great lot more narrow on top, and her rear half was a lot thinner, which made for a very unponylike and insectoid appearance. Here we have a more ponylike shape, which feels considerably less alien.
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I ship her with King Sombra. But that's just me
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GorgutzDaWarlord Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dark scenery o - o Love it! :la:
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thanks! :D
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omegajim Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Really awesome
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thanks!
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