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:iconnanashifox:
Wham.

My first reaction was how powerful and visceral this comes across. Easily done with any sharp red blood-color- it's very eye catching and primal after all, but you don't abuse that notion, instead using it as a hook to draw the eye in to a complex piece.

You succeed on so many points here, I just want to get my detraction out of the way because I have so much praise to give. Having watched you juggle this character for the last few weeks, I'm glad to see you found something so punchy, but its so intense I wish this wasn't gorgeous fan art. If you can find a way to capture... This with your own character/model, I think it could elevate the impact even more.

And her feet look a bit off as they come across rushed from the ankles. This is only noticeable after you stare for about 15 minutes, which will happen because of the good things.

Praise, praise is needed now. The wings- wow those wings. The tapering, the subtle shift from fresh from her back to breaking through the air- I can't say enough. Your command of color is strong as usual. In previous work I'd always wanted more, and here, you gave it. The red is so powerful and shaded so carefully. The light sources active enhance and direct the eye without jarring it. I love how it falls upon her back, but the blood wings own their own source and don't remove from the stark shadows THAT ARE SOMEHOW SOFT AND BLUE AND AAARGH GET BACK TO THE POINT NANASHI. You achieved a great spatter effect here and still made a pattern within what appears to be applied randomness.

The linework is appropriate for the appreciative quality you're emulating while still working in your more realistic style. She is very much of the Phoenix Wright game, but this is YAMINO'S TAKE says your linework and no one will mistake that. Its so quiet and thin, which counters and thus adds to the bold strokes from the blooderfly wings.

Then her expression and posture- so vulnerable, so hurt, but that slight head raise and casual eye-glance speaks so much. She is not hurt, she is in control and she is calm against the overwhelming red behind her. I especially enjoy the fall of shadow away from her skin (more of your superb coloring skills at the fore), how you have this soft, green-deep-blue, but since its on a stark background against such a bold red, it becomes just as stark while hinting at warmth and subtlety.

Capping it off are those three little non blooderflies. Just a little thing, but like your signature (AGAIN IT FITS AND ADDS WHILE JUST BEING A TOUCH, AARGH ART-FANGIRLING DOWN ARTFAN) leaves an orbit around the subject guiding and assisting the eye while being delightful in their own right.

I won't pretend to understand what you sought, but in me you made a powerful impression with a quiet underlay and all achieved what looks so casually. This is where the piece succeeds- so much of it looks like accident that you can't tell where purpose is and where circumstance just gave you a hand.

This is easily one of your best pieces and while I wish you could do something like it with your own characters, I respect and applaud that you pull something powerful from a fan's perspective and apply it with such raw emotion and a skilled eye that you make something altogether new and beautiful.
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Bluejotain Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
This is just so mad cool.
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:icon132shadow:
132Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwthplz: holy cheese itz
this is awesome! :dummy:
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Mariofan601 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This drawing is sublime! It's godlike! It's GOOOOOOOOOD!
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Evil-Overlord-Sevrn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
This picture is wow! I played PW3 and got really engrossed in the story and this picture perfectly represents what she is, a violent malicious creature amongst beautiful things. The cold lonely position shows exactly how her true twisted persona has left her absent from everything and she has faked being a beautiful thing by spilling the blood of those who loved her. A Truly chilling and accurate presentation of Dahlia!
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
very cool, love the wings
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NinSega Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa, a Demon Butterfly.
The blood wings are incredible.
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liamnaruto Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
nice. I think by investagtions I've learned beware of pretty girls inAA oh dahlia helped
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Vigilante209 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
No, seriously, that's a lot of blood.
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Vigilante209 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
OH! SHIT!
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perigryn Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I don't even know what fanart this is from, but this is an awesome piece. It just makes such a wonderful impact, and I think the wings are fabulous. I can't quite put my finger on it, but the image is really powerful. Fabulous work on this!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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vampirecheetah Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
This is bloody brilliant. Yes, pun intended.
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LPHogan Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thats a beautiful image.

At first when I saw the thumbnails I believed the red to be bloodspatters, then I realized what they were when I saw the full image.

Nice and moody, I like it.
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ShimmyJamily Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
A blast of color!
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HarbingerHaven Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
This is adorable, under my particular definition of the word. The mix of classic fairy pose and blood exploding out into the pattern of wings is quite effective, very attention grabbing. And you just have to see more, to look further. Something about the combination of clear outline and blur on the wings, the suggestion of different speeds, is very interesting; and somehow more disturbing, if on a subtle level. The use of color on her skin is also subtle, especially the fuchsia highlights on her hair and that little bit of purple at the base of the wings. However, this also underscores that the shading of the hand turning away from the viewer somehow doesn't seem quite right. The feet likewise don't seem quite right (though still better than mine). Because so much of the focus goes straight to the wings and of course the face, I missed the little white butterflies at first, but when I did notice them they seemed to bring in a sense of gentleness that is also in her expression. Her posture is protective, her expression laconic. I personally like such juxtapositions.
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome !:aww:
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:iconkaine852:
Kaine852 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
The blood...so beautiful!
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Entertainer13 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Utterly amazing. Faved!
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SycrosD4 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive use of brushes.
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yedi0212 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the shade of red u chose. i shouldnt say shade because its so bright and beautiful! i love this so much! what show is this character from? or is it ann OC?
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Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dahlia Hawthorne, Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. =)
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yedi0212 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RADICAL
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zefunone Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
whoa so much... red! just threw up in my face! anywhay i love the "im a fariy but i've... done some things that would turn my wings to blood" or somthing like that. but amazing job overall XD
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Yamino Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's a fanart of Dahlia Hawthorne, a serial killer in the Ace Attorney series. She shows up with a cute parasol and little white butterflies that are drawn to her sweet and innocent demeanor, but when you prove her guilt and cut through her lies, the butterflies burst into flames and she shows her true demonic personality. XD
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zefunone Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
wow, maybe i should get the game.
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TifaIA Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the concept. The wings are mesmerizing in a twisted way. Very, very cool.
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Haritoge Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, and I love where you placed the signature :)
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:icontheonebehindyou:
TheOneBehindYou Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Writer
I can't breathe, this damn picture stole my breath away. :heart:
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LongshotLink Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like I want to add something to this. Say something about this. It just draws at me to express something, but I don't know that I know what I'm even trying to express. It's a pretty image, but I get the feeling my thoughts aren't going to convene for me to say anything coherent.
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MyArtIsMyBass Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful but macabre.
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tytuska Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Awasome! Her figure is very static and calm but wings looks very dynamic and attract attention.

(fave, fave, fave, fave, must. fave. it!)
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Bored-Wizard Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
The red on white wings remind me of Dragon Age.
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:iconjactinglim:
jactinglim Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
best interpretation of Dahlia so far :D
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:iconthunderwolfang:
ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! :clap:
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Very nice
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:iconsandalwood01:
sandalwood01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really eye-catching :)
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:icontwinkel13:
Twinkel13 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful D8
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:iconnamille:
Namille Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
This is so beautiful!
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Priest119 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic awesomeness!! :headbang:
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LittleDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Bloody AWESOME! C:
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jigsaws231 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Very interesting.
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Kurimishu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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arukath666 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
love those blood wings
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Sarrasrila Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The notorious Dalia Hawthorne...
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:iconmiss-mal:
Miss-Mal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.....heehee. The pun title made me smile more than it should. Love the style of this!
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:iconjowain92:
Jowain92 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Writer
That's an amazing effect you've made here!
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The-Roses-Thorn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful beyond words :iconiwantitplz:
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:iconlankss:
Lankss Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
yes
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:iconzeitgeistsam:
ZeitgeistSam Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Yes indeed.
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