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Lune by cryptosilver Lune by cryptosilver
Lune/Loon I guess!!
I tried painting gouache on some leftover matting board and the process made me kind of frustrated and angry for a while, haha. I don't have a lot of patience when I'm experimenting with media I'm not used to using.
(plus why would I use a medium the "correct" way, that'd be too easy right)

image *creepyfish
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MegaChocoManiac Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Am I the only one who looks at the moon (full) and sees a black vulture (or a bird of some sort)? the way the craters are together look like a bird of some sort to me
Anuwolf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah man, gouache is such a pain to use, it seems simple but it is a trickster, that one! You seemed to have wrangled it into good use though. Love the texture, and loons are so awesome (their calls are pretty yet haunting!), reminds me of being up north in Canada, at a cottage on the lake :] I like the use of repetition of shapes too, distinctly loon-esque!
Violettehal0z Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   General Artist
you make me wanna be me
veritasBtold Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I actually really like this, even though you say it's a bit of a mess up. I'm becoming enamored with the idea of taking animals and making human counterparts. I might have to do some pieces of my own! :)
WhiteFoxDK Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno about your frustrations, because I love this new style you're using with the paints. Looks like you're experiencing the usual artist pain and it's helping you out in the end, lol.
KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
oh my gosh this is gorgeous
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Excellent work!
themightyturnip7 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I really enjoy this, very good character design.
belasco68 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice composition and over all design, love it.
PaDubs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Filmographer
Wow !
Love pattern and texture !
If you make something like that when you experiment something, you should do it more often !
Like ~pineapplepidecd92, I can't wait to see an animated version of your character !
The blu&green sky is so nice, magical and mysterious.
There is so little elements you could interpret in different ways, this is what I like :
Hat/cloud, hand/scarf, arm/wing.....
I don't like clouds but it's the only stuff !
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
i thought that it was about the moon (luna)!I didn't guess right :rofl:
Anyway,it is beautiful and mysterious in a way.The blue color gives it a cold,mysterious and a bit relaxing atmosphere,and the green and dark tones in the sky make it feel spooky.The composition is good.I really like it.:fav+:
LittleBro-BigSis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Very well done, you captured brilliantly the mysterious and somewhat spooky feeling that the moon gives off. I love the pattern of her dress and how you see that back in the feathers of the bird. Very pretty :aww:
SRLAC Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
From how you did the wings I thought at first it was a cormorant, until I googled 'loon bird' and HEY PRESTO XD

What did you use to make the speckles? ;v;
pineapplepidecd92 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Damn, that looks pretty awesome. I really love the way you designed the character, with it´s abstract, stylized look ( Is it me, or does it also contain a litte bit comic/anime style in it ? That design would actually look pretty cool for an animated movie/show. In fact, I even can imagine to see the character in movement. ) Also the colours fits perfectly for this picture. Giving it a mysterious but still comfortable look. I´m really sorry that my comment is that long, but thats just what i think of your picture. Again, great work. Looking forward to see more.
cryptosilver Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, don't apologize, I really like when people put a lot of thought into their comments!
Yeah, I kind of worked in a super-simplified version of my usual style for this one. Might be a great style to animate in actually, I might try something of this nature in my animation class this fall!
pineapplepidecd92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
That sounds pretty cool. Although, i can imagine that animating a character in this kind of abstract style can be a little tricky but not entirely impossible.
As for me, i imagine the character to be animated in 2D, while the texture of the costume could be made with the help of the computer (a little bit like the magic carpet in Aladdin).

Anyway,I wish you all the very best for your further work.
cryptosilver Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually think that with shapes like this I'd want to do a traditional cutout animation of some sort. (I'm not really as familiar with digital animation so that might be kind of disastrous!)
pineapplepidecd92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Yeah, i´m also not really familiar with digital animation. I´ve tried it once but......let us just draw a veil of silence over it.

As much as i admire people who have the talend and the patience to do work with there computers, I still prefer to work with pencil and paper or with something i can touch (stopmotion or cutout animation.) From what i get, working with computers is a little bit easier (I´m not an expert, so maybe i´m totally wrong with that statement), but there is something special for me whenever i work with traditional stuff ( I hope i don´t sound too old fashioned :-).

Anyway, good luck with your work and i´m looking forward to see more.
HurricaneLeslie1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I think it looks expertly applied. Beautiful!
Hehewuti Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome!!
Dscapades Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im reminded of prince lune XD
Key-Master-Himeko Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I know the feeling...Mainly a watercolour user, then I tried to get into acrylics- took a while before I stopped trying to water it down and treat it like watercolour ^^"
dystervarg Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. Just the lighting and the use of chiaroscuro... just amazing.
MagRye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I think this is pretty impressive for an experiment! I really like those stylized clouds too ^.^
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