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Lady Sylvanas by DanMasso Lady Sylvanas by DanMasso
Sylvanas Windrunner, The leader of the Forsaken from World of Warcraft.

Photoshop CS5
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I like this. i think you nailed the lighting. The overall composition looks well planned and executed. You have a great balance of warms and cools in this image with perhaps one exception - the red eyes as the accent to the piece may be a little too strong. The body anatomy is great and one of your strengths - really good. Id say practice facial anatomy more - if you can nail this too, you can make a strong bond with viewers with expression and add mood to your pieces. Again, love the lighting.

well done, hope to see more of your stuff soon! :D
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The lighting is great. So is the colour, and it's the colour which makes Sylvanas stands out-- it is murky enough to show the darkness of her but not too dark to make the image blurry.

What I want to point out is the perspective. You have made a great use of dutch angle and low angle, which makes Sylvanas looks more imposing and menacing. It just shows all the blood and iron inside her.

However, you should try to work on the facial features, especially that her eyebrows are exaggerated -- she is not a chola. Another con is the bow -- if you are not going to decorate it, put it at the back.

Generally, this is a fabulous work, considering the original perspective you used here (I must say that low and dutch angle suit her well, though I seldom see her in such angle in DA). Keep up the good job!
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MAGNIFICENT !!ò_O'
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deSyvannas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Like!)
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deSyvannas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Like)!
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deSyvannas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
like!)
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csincsi02 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
good job!
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Juggernaut101488 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Juicy body)
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hellou4 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Magnificent work!!
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Jessica078 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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Googly123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
is this u that draw that before photoshop or itsall photoshop
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DanMasso Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I did the drawing and painting in Photoshop.
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Lovelorne Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Writer
I'd love to request your permission to use this piece in a youtube video I'm making, Your name would be mentioned in the credits, and when the movie was done, I'd post a link to it on your profile page, so you could watch it. But if you'd rather not let me use it, that would be totally okay! I just think it looks amazing, and would love to use it! Thanks for considering!
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DanMasso Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
What's the video about?
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Lovelorne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Writer
It's a top 20 favorite world of warcraft Npcs video, I've been working on it a while, but I couldn't get it right, so now I'm trying to make it better. :)
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DanMasso Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds fine to me. Go for it.
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Lovelorne Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Writer
Thanks! :)
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GrandFloggy444 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All hail the Dark Lady!
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JMegadeth44 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Good work!!! For me Sylvannas is the best character in Warcraft! For the horde!!! Can you make a tutorial about painting in photoshop? [link]
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MADOyuKie-25 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
the master Sylvanas, woaaa, is the Ldy Sylvanas!!!!!!!!
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Clockworkalien Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
wow, just effing amazing! Great rendition of the Dark Lady!
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that is awesome! The lighting is too good
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brainsandwich Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Sylvanas rules, and your draw too!
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MichelDeV Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing ... Epicness xD
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bummblebird Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING. I love you <3 the color is so vibrant, and perfect. and the coloring is so smooth and realiztic..it looks like a real painting..her skin is gorgeous and you NAILED her pose. amazing!!
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shamlieth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Love the colors and untraditional angle.
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pasztel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a good artwork! :)
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Raz-Veinz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful painting :-)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one amazing picture - its full of drama but not dramatics, it has a slight sexiness to it but not lewd or predictable.

The mood is well executed without overblownness, and the colours are smooth in execution.

The greatest piece is that you have executed this without going overboard - I have seen a lot of artists who just go nuts, who shove in tons of digital capability, making it "WOW LOOK WHAT I CAN DO" but makes me go, "Err Na".

Its art, not showing off - and that is what I love about this piece. I have taken a copy because I look around for great art so I can be inspired to do better.

Cheers!
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fazzzzza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great job!!! but where is the rest of bow?:( i think it should be visible
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Nicely done; love the lighting and shading.
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Demiouss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
The character itself is very well done, only thing I would say to criticise it would be the background but even then thats a weak criticism! Looks great :)
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very rich color light and shadow too. the design of the armor is sweet.
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Lost-in-the-Frost Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I've seen many versions of this character and must say this is one of the best.
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DanMasso Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. That means a lot.
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Theredrighthand Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
This is an incredible piece of art. The work with shading and colours with the hood and her face are very well done. The eyebrows are curious in that the one on the left moves around the hood in a strange way but that is to be expected, her eyebrows are difficult to work into artwork when she is at an angle.

Very nice details on working the armour in the picture. You clearly put a great deal of effort on making sure she looks the part properly, such as the tassels on the bottom of her chest piece. The folds of her pants are well done. They are always such small details but nevertheless very difficult to draw naturally, particularly as she wears little other cloth so it tends to be overlooked or brushed over.

I love the way the light from the torch glows so naturally against her side, particularly how you used the brushstrokes on the feathers attached to her shoulder pads to make it look somewhat iridescent from the light.

The dark colour and bunched nature of her hair is interesting. If I'm not mistaken her hair has a somewhat green tint yet it seems to change from work to work. Then again, it occurs to me that where they are hides them from the light so it may well be natural that it would appear to be black. The left hand side of the bottom of her ribcage showing against her skin looks a little off I think. I like the way you drew her curves into the picture, makes her skin seem tight against the bones without going too far.

Her nose having the same tint of red as her ears is curious but I like it, though the red of her nose perhaps could be a little lighter. But that's just my two cents.

This is a lovely piece of work. You really captured her somewhat haughty demeanor with the angle of her body and the tilting of the frame. The background really suits her and I think you captured the nature of the Undercity well with it's crypt like motif. No quiver of arrows but that may work better as it may distract from her overall image having the arrows poking over the shoulder.
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DanMasso Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the detailed input. I really appreciate it.
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RanKizama Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Love it! One of the fewer ones with her pants added in too. Her hair seems a little dark from what I recall, but otherwise this is quite excellent! Nice job!
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DanMasso Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah the concept art I used as reference made her hair look black but I realize now in other art it isn't :( Thanks!
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