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:iconfrostedswitchblade:
FrostedSwitchblade Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Oh, wow, I love the background! And Sofie's lovely, as always.
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JadineR Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
This looks really great. I think it's marvelous you decided to traditionally ink this. It looks a bit warmer, if that makes sense :)
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GoldenSnowfire Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Artist
she looks like she could be in Birds of Prey
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She's named after a bird and everything!
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:icongoldensnowfire:
GoldenSnowfire Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Artist
She'd be right at home! CX
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hrhtomas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Is she singing? You mentioned something earlier about echolocation.
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, she is! It's the first time I've drawn her doing so.
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Tergiversatory-Proxy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I like the composition, however the way her mouth is open seems a bit odd. I'm guessing she's out of breath.
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She's singing, that's how she echolocates. XD (Hence the name "Nightingale.")
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Tergiversatory-Proxy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Ah, okay I see. :D
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shonasof Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am soooo looking forward to seeing this series!!
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:icon40-kun:
40-Kun Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
FIrst I was going to say your perspective was wrong, but after a quick paint over it seems that the only lines that son't match a vanishing point are the lines on the roof nightingale stands on, the mid section of the roof on the left and the window on the foreground... No big deal, and it's only the first one that gave me the hint.

As for color, you seem to really be straying out of your comfort zone, which proves once again your courage and determination. But for now it feels kinda clumsy, at least for the buildings treatment (the work on your character however is really nice and subtle).

Also, I'm not very fond of the little strokes you put here and there on the roof. They're either too shy or too present. It's okay to have empty areas, it balances the composition. You really don't need details all over.

It might not fit your bill, but look at the work of Mike Mignola, especially how he works with black and solid colours or subtle shaded tone (well, he has someone doing his colours after a few hellboys, but still) and how he uses very few details.

Anyway, keep up the good job.
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm surprised that my perspective was ok, I eyeballed the whole thing and used no rulers. XD

While I worked on it, I wasn't sure if I wanted it to be more of a composition with overlapping elements that aren't necessarily in the same plane (as people often do on comic covers) or if I wanted it to actually be all one plane. It would never be possible to have the Central Station there, because there is no building like the one she is placed on in front of it like that. I guess my indecision is what led to that slight incongruence. The main background was an afterthought.

I know what you mean about the strokes too, I'm just starting now to try to emulate Florent Maudoux's style, and I'm still struggling with the lineart. I'm very used to Sister Claire and super stylized lines, so getting into this more realistic stuff is forcing me to use another part of my brain. XD; I'm going to keep experimenting with it.

I'm not sure Mignola is anywhere near the sort of style I'm aiming for here. He's a bit too simplistic for what I have in mind, but I know his black placement is still something to learn from. Thanks for the long critique. =)
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40-Kun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome.

As for Mignola as an example, it's essentially because I have a fondness for clean black masses. Why I thought it would fit with your style is because you're oding very well with simple designs, and working halfway between your work on sister Claire and your Nightingale project could work well with this kind of treatment.

But once again, it's only my personal taste.
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shimieme Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
what song is in the background?
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know, I looked up "music texture" and used the biggest one I could find. XD;
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:iconshimieme:
shimieme Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah, fancy how you got it to blend in with the back ground though
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Cayen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can't wait till this comic actually comes out.
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ZeitgeistSam Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
The color and environment are both totally bitchin'. I think I'd like to see a little atmospheric shading on the clocktower and gargoyle, but otherwise, this looks great.
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Pyrope-Pirate Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, i really love the blue shading! I also like the music notes in the background. But is she holding an instrument? Awesome job!:heart:
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:iconyamino:
Yamino Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's her extendible cane. XD
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Pyrope-Pirate Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Opps!!>.<
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