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Ragnarok by Joyfool Ragnarok by Joyfool
Sorry, no title for now, its 3am and I can't feel my butt. '__________'
For Kamix Kali at GO as a prize to an auction I held last year. 

Bird reference: besgroup.org/wp-content/upload…

I'm not very pleased with the composition nor colors, but this is as best as I can do it for now. Please give me your critiques, thank you!
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Given 2014-08-07
Ragnarok by Joyfool shows an adventurous scene! The use of the lighting gives the drawing a fantastic feeling.

Ragnarok by Joyfool Also suggested by Ginryuzaki, Minato-Kushina and Kida-neechan
( Suggested by iingo and Featured by cinyu )
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There's excellent colour contrast with the blues against the orange ribbon belt and birds in the foreground. The clouds have a lovely ethereal feel to it adding to the sense of weightlessness. The line work is both subtle and beautiful. It does have a strange contrast against the painted parts of the picture but the fact that it is very delicate makes it work. The girl's face is bright and adorable and not something would typically associate with a Ragnarok, which is the Norse Mythology for the end of the world.

I get the impression this is a playful character that's going to mess with your day.
What do you think?
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Wahhhh, let me start by saying this is beautiful piece you've done :iconkawaiipandaplz:

Moving on, I think the colors you chose are great to convey that cloudy sky feel and the gold accent is a good break from the blue. Though referring to the contrast in values, the girl kinda blends in with the background in some places. Try to gray scale the picture to check out what I'm talking about. My suggestion would be to lighten the girl up a bit to bring her out of the background.

Composition wise I think you need more room to the left and above the character. Allow her some more breathing room so to speak and show off the fact she is flying(?) through a stunning background you made. Though if you do this then you'll probably have to draw more buildings and move the cute little bird over to the left. It'll take some time and extra effort but I'm confident it'll increase the impact of her flight.

Speaking of the bird, I'm also confused on where the foreground is in relation to the girl. The building itself seems to be sized more for the background but the large size of the bird tells me that it’s in the foreground, in which case that building seems rather small. I can't tell the girl's position in the sky from these two conflicting elements.

Coming back to the character I think she's absolutely gorgeous. It complements the complexity of the background well and I absolutely love how you shaded her hair. The only critique for her that I can think of is that the girl's right leg (the one closest to the viewer) has a slight anatomical error. I'd explain it but this link does it much better than I can: click here

Lastly, my friend pointed out that the teal green color of the sky shows an evening or night scene while the clouds remain white like it was in the middle of the afternoon. I think this is something you can get away with but this might be something you'd want to keep in mind for future reference.

I hope this was helpful to you, Joyfool, even if it was just a little bit. Anyhow, I look forward to your art in the future (as I always do) :D
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moxiee Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I would like to feature this on a new Japanese culture website. I'll give you credit and link back to this page with your permission. Is this okay?
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Joyfool Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Yes, please do link me to the featuring page, I'd like to see. Thank you! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
I love it! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg
this is so awesomeee
aaah
omg
You draw arc Bishop perfectly *o*!!!!!
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Thank you very much!! ^^
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NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
weeps it's no rpbolem at all *v*~!
your art is sooo awesome omg
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
:blush:
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Vaelto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Just stunning contrast of colors, for some reason I just liked this bird a lot.
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!!
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:iconvikimo:
vikimo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
A-aamazing ! O.o I could kill for more of it...
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:iconjoyfool:
Joyfool Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thanks! XD
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:iconusagiyogurt:
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GOODNESS! You are so amazing with the details! I love the motion and lighting. This is so awesome.
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:iconjoyfool:
Joyfool Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thank you very much!! :D
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TheBrokenKnight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
It looks amazing!! 
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:iconjoyfool:
Joyfool Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thanks!! :)
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
:iconcongratsddplz: Many warm congratulations, my dear! Hug You totally deserve this DD! It's a really lovely and colorful portrait! Love Clap 

Keep up your talented job! Party
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Aah thank you very much!! :hug:
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:iconimooshake:
iMooshake Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stunningly beautiful! Keep it up :D
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:iconjoyfool:
Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks!
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SmileyByte Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
awesome!!!!! love it!
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you! ^^
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DragonSpiritCZ Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
amazing!
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks! :D
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:iconzeleftenant:
zeleftenant Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
you make me miss this game :)
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Aw I hope that's good! :'D
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:iconzeleftenant:
zeleftenant Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
of course, I used to play as a Royal Guard, good old times~
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AnnaRIART Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice colour and clouds! striking!
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks! :D
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Kirlyfish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Nice composition!! Very beautiful! <3
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you very much! C:
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Hetiru Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, congrats on the DD! I told you this is an epic picture! (/▽\*)。o○♡
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thankies!! Y-you did but holy cow I didn't think it'd make it to a DD... ('/////////' )
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KaikoSensei Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow cool! I think it looks great<3
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks! :D
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KaikoSensei Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your most welcome^^
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Reminds me of a characters from "Ah! My goddess" with REALLY high end coloring and such
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GlassMuses Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Not really a critique, I guess, but a response to your description. Well, I think you're right about the colors. I couldn't really tell what it was from the thumbnail and almost didn't look, but I'm glad I did. It's awash with cool colors, the only warm ones being the birds and a few details on the girl. If she were clad in warmer colors, or just something that stood out more, it might work. Though, one thing I love about the colors: her details almost match the birds and seem to join them together. It's quite a lovely effect.
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your comment, I've taken in consideration what you've stated and appreciate the time you took to look and write to me. Thank you. :)
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LordVorsolon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Writer
jesus christ that is incredibru
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
LOL thanks!
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LordVorsolon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Writer
Definitely!! :D
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely epic, and congrats on the DD! ^_^
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks!! ^^
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fullerjames Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
neat
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:iconjoyfool:
Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you~ C:
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TheRainHasCleared Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
sooo cool
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Joyfool Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks!
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TheRainHasCleared Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
U welcome
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