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.The Duo. by sakimichan .The Duo. by sakimichan
commissioned by *courtneyallison ,enjoy : )

used: photoshop cs + paint tool sai .
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Let me start off with, OMG I love the way you do hair and lighting. I really love the color choices for the hair and background as well as the texture of it. The shading on the skin is also beautiful. Very few things I think would improve this piece.

The woman's expression, she doesn't seem to have any whatsoever. Though possibly the character may not show expression, I feel that a subtle hint of some emotion would make her seem more fierce.

The only other thing I see, is possibly the brush strokes used as feathers in the wings. With the waves of vapor seeming to coming from them, I feel that maybe they are a little fiery and deserve a bit of golden glow as they taper out.

I really like the woman's blade and how it flows to emphasize her chest as well as add flow leading your eyes about the piece. Once again wonderful job, the characters are beautiful and well shaded.
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Critique by elyseelric Nov 10, 2009, 4:55:43 PM
Wow... Just...wow. I saw this in my inbox and I was excited to see that you have done another yet stunning and gorgeous picture! It always amazes me what you can come up with. But out of all of your artwork I have yet to see so far, this is probably your best. The colors of this piece is very striking and it could capture anybody's eye. All the small details are amazing as well. from a small seam to a simple small strain of hair, its amazing what you can see in this picture. The most stunning part about this piece to me is the hair and the sword that the girl is wielding. All those small details and all the special lighting is just amazing. The details in the man's sword is just as amazing as the rest of the picture. Seeing all the special lighting and all the itty bitty details on just one sword. The wings are a big part of the picture also, seeing that it takes up most of the empty space. The wings are very beautiful. Overall, this picture is stunning, amazing, and you can see how much effort you have put into this picture. This is a very awesome picture. :)
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RavenStarlightVess Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
It kind of is making me wanted to role play with them in mind... or used the picture as a idea for story
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Plotbunny Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Looks fierce yet protective
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WickedlethalInc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
wow your work is amazing i would love to see what you could do with the organization 13 members from kingdom hearts 358/2 days.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
they look great
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AngelicWolfBlossom13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
The protection this picture represents is wonderful. Your art is so beautiful. It brings joy to my heart. Thank you!!!
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GrimTheGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umm...this looks like the book Angelfire (i believe that's what its called) its like, the same people and weapons. I'm confused Dx is it supposed to be!?
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courtneyallison Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Yep, this is for Angelfire :)
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lovelyjuliexo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
love those weapons :heart:
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1001aNiMaLLoVeR Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
EPIC WEAPONS!!!!!!!! <3 X 100
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StoryTellerxX Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
so pretty *w*
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! :) SPECTACULAR WORK, MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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TanyaLbv Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
very awesome=D
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FireGodess440 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is extraordinary, beautiful and ... (speachlessZ) o_O
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Saphira-lver3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
is that Will??? He's so HOT!!! xDD
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courtneyallison Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
That is definitely Will!! :D
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Saphira-lver3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yay!! :D
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GrimTheGirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From the book angelfire??? Or whatever its called :P Cause the main characters look JUST LIKE THAT O_O except Will don't have suspenders xD
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courtneyallison Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Yep this is for Angelfire!
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Saphira-lver3 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's amazing. :D
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xrosesandrazorsx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
this is absolutely AMAZING! every piece of art ive seen in your gallery is just unbelievably good. you have some serious talent ^_^
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wicked-turtle Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this reminds me of city of bones :D
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Bl1ndFa1th Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Amazing (I'm speechless right now but I'll get back to you in a couple of days when I find some more words to say.
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Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
That golden blade is magnificent, my eye keeps being drawn back to it
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Wafflelord7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
awesume I love the eys the most :O
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Jasz-zelite-Nash Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
(sigh) whoever knew a guy in suspenders could look so hot? of course, not an ordinary one.
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Markorama24 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
look like a c0over on a book :D
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Margo-o Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
its awesome, i love this picture *_________*
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monstermilk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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Brisaserena Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student General Artist
This is awesome!
The wings and the characters are beautiful!
This is inspiring *o*
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pri-sakura Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Absolutely Gorgeous!!! The details, their face expressions and the colors are just Stunning!!
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Loserdisplay Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I love the sense of power in the wings
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AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! =o
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MadderThanHatter Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
gorgeous. it kinda reminds me of clary and jace (from the mortal instruments trilogy by cassandra clare). except, if it were jace and clary, then the boy's hair would be blonde. but i still love it
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pandaarya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, thats whoat i thought too! THIS IS AN AMAZING PIECE!!
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DruellaBlackRosier Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whaa~! You should do a wings tutorial<3 ;D
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worst-nightmare333 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome, I love it!
:+fav:
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Hellion4464 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Wow! This is kinda funny because i had a look at the Authors website early today
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mortoboe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant help but come back to this picter the fifth time.lol i about fainted when i saw this on *courtneyallison's website.
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sakimichan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
haha xD I'm honored .
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emogirl9494 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
O_____________O you are really good =) i like your gallery.... <3
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lovelyfantasy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whaaa~ sooo~ much details ..they are so stunning and gorgeous
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blkwhtrbbt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
INCREDIBLE
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kireiame Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I love the wings!
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D-Ark-the-Random Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
o..o; -stares-

-nods-very original.
As usual your art is astounding.
I wonder how it'd feel to be in your shoes.Your probably a very busy person which leaves you no time for commenting at points.Your a hard worker and very determined.I admire you and the beautiful creations that you allow all of DA to view.Happy to see creativity...-Thank you-
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caraboulyn3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
this is beautiful :]
it reminds me of a book series The Mortal Instruments series
it looks like the two lead characters
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow! Very cool! =)
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dbesta02 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sakimichan you're the best artist i've ever met... huhuhuhu i wish i can be like you....are they brother and sister?
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sakimichan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
thank you xD I'm glad that you think so even though I've still got a long way to go.
They aren't siblings from what I know xD they're like battle partners .
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dbesta02 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry i dont reply for along time. i've been busy and alot things happens. i try to make a novel but the problem is i cant draw any handsome man lol...thats what've been trying to do now make a handsome male character. >.< i have their vision but i cant draw them in to paper that is very sad for me. but i hope you're doing good.
i love a good story behind a picture. like this one
what their name?
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00alisa00 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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