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Dreampunk: Sun Tarot Rough by ExiledChaos Dreampunk: Sun Tarot Rough by ExiledChaos
The second card for my illustration project. This one was alittle harder to think up than the moon card. I decided to use 2 characters I've been toying around with for awhile: Bianca (the little girl) and Stilts (the weird monster). I figured they would fit the meaning of the Sun Card well enough. I won't go too deep into the story because there's way to much, but basically Bianca is the Queen of Monsters.... It's a sweet lighthearted story, even though there's monsters, ktxbai... >>;


I think this one could use more help then the moon. I still like this one, but it's alot more boring... crits welcomed. Enjoy =)

The final version : [link]
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I adore how rich with colour and detail this piece is! The subtle whispy shadowy faces in the bottom really make this piece! :heart:
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
x3 thank you! can't wait to do the final... agh! I wish I had more time ^^;
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Hahaha, awww! I'm sure it'll go great! You're welcome :heart:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Wonderful work! :clap:
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SpaceTurtleStudios Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Okay, critique.

First off, I do have to say the watermark is obnoxious, and is getting in the way of actually visualizing the piece a little bit. Luckily I saw it already in class, but you should seriously cut that thing down to size or lower the opacity or something.

I did not realize before that there were little monsters in the shadowy area. Now it makes a bit more sense that it's so dark around the edges... but for a sun card, I still think you should make the background brighter. If the monster is the light source, he should look like a radiant source, and have light projecting off of him. As it is, there are only the light tendrils to give us that idea. If you want to keep the shadow monsters, maybe only have the top half of the background be lighter, but at least do part of the background in different colors, instead of bright yellow and almost pure black. (You could also use purples and blues for the 'shadows' instead of pure black to help somewhat.)

I also think you need more contrast around the figures... it gets very hard to pick out Stilts' gangly form when the lines defining him and the little girl are so thin. Experiment with color-- put in subtle purples, reds, or oranges behind the figure and between the strands of hair/light to give more definition. Remember that if this were printed it would have to read at a very small size--about the size of the 'small' view on my screen, and right now it's not clear enough without being zoomed in.

It's a good concept, but I think you at least need to push the colors further before really developing things into the final.
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