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July 23, 2011
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Light by Kieraux Light by Kieraux
Got out of bed and decided to submit this now. :B

I will learn to draw backgrounds; I promise...someday. Iím just working on finding a style right now. :c

Anyways, this is my Shinlai, Lyr. I love him dearly. cí: I donít draw him enough, or any of my characters for that matter, SO, in attempt of getting out of art block, I did a fully colored and shaded picture of one of them. ♥ Lucky Lyr. xD

Critique Please!

Art and Lyr © :iconkieraux:
Shinlai race (closed) © :iconalanaroseheart:
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Lyr is a very beuatiful character, potentially with plenty of charisma. I really like the contrast of colors, and the mask like thing on his face.
The race itself is attractive, but you have definitely proved a likeness to it if others could not see it before.
Surely one could not love the paleness, contrasted with the dark spots, and the red eyes.
It seems so soft and gentle, but then also rigid and strong with the muscles and wrappings, and the 'dark' looking face.

I also like the way you've drawn this with little to no visible lines, so to me this almost ups the value of the colors. Your eyes cannot be drawn away from the colors.

One thing I could complain about is the positioning of the muscle in the closest leg-- It could be me, but I think it's a little too high or close to the other one, or something.
I'm not a genius with anatomy for animals, espeically mythological ones, but you might want to try fixing that later or in further pictures.

However, everything else is perfectly beaitful, and I look forward to seeing more of this creature.
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Critique by moon-flame-wolf Feb 27, 2012, 5:27:55 PM
I love it. Lyr is a very original character. I have never seen something like Lyr. The patterns on lyr are very pretty. The mask is inticate yet simple in my eye. It is simple in color, but very detailed in shape. I like how the mask has natural elements you would see on real animals, like the horns.
Another thing I really love is the lighting/ shading. Light is an appropriate name for this picture. The light hits the body causing, in my mind, beauty. I love the colors with the lighting. I feel that it was shaded very well.
The form seems all natural except for one leg that I feel like it is stressed into an unnatural position. Since this creature is truly imaginary it seems all natural at the same time, because I have no real life experience of this creatur. Besides that I love this piece and it is a definate favorite of mine.
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art---eater Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic epic...... wow awsome
RAWR-keikz Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love his mask. he looks like a badass.
Kieraux Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha Thank you so much.
RAWR-keikz Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course :D
just added it to my faves. It's awesome :)
mumblingRain Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Lyr :heart:

Do'you mind gift arrrrrrt?
Kieraux Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I never mind gift art. (:
mumblingRain Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LilacFlames Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute- I like the painterly style, very nice :D
Kieraux Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! c:
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