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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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:iconwildtailofwindclan:
WildtailOfWindClan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this. ^^ Your style is fantastic.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Thank you!!
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:iconwildtailofwindclan:
WildtailOfWindClan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. ^^ (Heh, wish I could draw like this. Where did you learn your technique? The colors are fabulous.)
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
I do studies of other peoples artworks and photos ^_^
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WildtailOfWindClan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. :3 So like watching speedpaints? Or is it better to just look at finished pictures?
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Well i meant trying to pick out the colour palettes used in master paintings by trying to replicate them; try to think what the artist's thought process was
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WildtailOfWindClan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that makes more sense. xD *facepalms* I suppose doing that can create better products. I'll try it for sure! (Although using colored pencils makes that slightly difficult. xP Well, I can try.)
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Yeah just try, with colour pencils you can just try create colour thumbnails of the paintings, so you get the main idea of what colour palettes are being used, rather than the entire painting lol
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Smiley-mc-death Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yes my mother was painted with my brothers eyes in the background!!!
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Um... what?
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Smiley-mc-death Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
My oc is a changeling and she will say the weirdest shit ( I have multiple personalities and I'm mentally insane) I can't control my personalities
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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 Digital 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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