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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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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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