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Volume 1 Cover by artsangel Volume 1 Cover by artsangel
This is, hopefully, the cover of the printed version of The Phoenix Requiem volume 1.

Hence the big empty space at the top, which is where the words are to go :)

I have no idea how many hours it took. Lost count. Big thanks to all the people who gave me feedback!

Graphic Novel is here: [link]
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This is my first attempt at a critique? D8 But..

This is an amazing work! The setting and postures of the characters fit together perfectly for a novel/book cover. :heart: the lighting is spectacular as well. The whole composition leads the eye around the painting from the girl's body to her face, then to the man which seems to be the 2nd focal point, to observe what she's looking at.
Her expression is very gripping as well.

If I do have crits though~ This composition seems to be of the more mysterious type, and makes the audience wonder who the man is, what are those spirits grabbing around him, what is the woman thinking, what relationship does she have with the man, etc. But it seems to me that for this kind of setting, the colors throughout the picture are too vibrant. The more intense colors might be used on the man and the woman's face, but then the building in the background and her fur jacket might be greyed down and shaded so that there is less contrast to catch the eye. Then there is a more mysterious and somewhat creepy outlook to match the "story" that onlookers think of.

I don't draw people well, so the colors and shading are my only critique. Other than those tiny things, this entire painting is incredibly well done!! :heart: Fantastic job!
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rashidjarral Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
really I love this please tell me Which tool you used for this 
Agacora Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why does this conjure up "Doctor Who" and specifically the Tenth Doctor, Davaid Tenant?
ValerieToskodes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very beautiful...

*Chuckles* Jonas and his gravity-defying hair.
AtroposLillith Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Photographer
How do you create an artwork like this??? I have been trying to find out the medium I would use for something like this....
xYume-no-Shirox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
This really is my favourite piece of artwork right now. I honestly cannot describe how much I am in love with it so I'll just leave the comment at that ^^;
LadyTzatziki Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this scene is beautiful! you did an amazing job. i just started reading the comic and i absolutely love it
MikeMoroney Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student General Artist
She looks like katara! :O
pandaarya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
theres a hand... lol! but seriously, this is beatiful and i cant wait to purchase all the books :)
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Hi, I just wanted to say I'm impressed with how many pages you can get done. I still have to sit down and read the whole novel but I opened pages at random and I think your stuff is awesome. Wow, only 4-5 hours on each page is what I think you said in your faq.... I'm working on my own Web comic but it is taking me a lot longer than 4-5 hours per page...I'm afraid to time myself I'm so turtle slow.

Anyways, keep up the fantastic work!
OneMind08 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Aw, I love this picture and I also love your novel! I discovered it very recently and devoured every published page! Please keep up the wonderful work!
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