This is stunning~ The anatomy is brilliant and I really love her design. The fur on the legs, ears and tail looks amazing. The creases and colouring on the material also looks superb as always, and the colours and design of her outfit are gorgeous too. The background fits so well with this as well, and the magical, mystical feel is wonderful! ^-^
Oh wow, so pretty! The whole piece has a very "one with nature" kind of feel to it I really like - it's so... organic, I guess! The little glowy mushrooms are a nice tough. But the girl!! So lovely! and are those magic butterflies? Is she a faun? I know it's a commission, and not your character, but she's really neat. I love her outfit, it's a little harem-esque. Ahh, so beautiful! I hope one day I can be as digitally skilled as you.
thank you so much dear she's a unicorn (i realised i added a little too much furr on the legs so they don't look very horse-like) with some practice anyone can get there i learned everything i know about shading on dA (and still learning), you don't necesarrily have to go to art school or anything C:
Oh, a unicorn! I knew the horn didn't really make sense with the "is she a faun?" line of thought (or the tail, now that I think about it), but I was thinking the split hooves made her part goat. I think the shaggy legs look fine though! If I'd seen them with regular hooves, I totally would have gotten the horse vibe. Oh, dA is pretty helpful, I'm always looking for tutorials (though I feel so slow-minded when I feel like a tutorial needs tinier steps - for someone who knows pretty much nothing about digital drawing/painting, the obvious steps aren't always obvious to me!), and there are plenty on the site! I do love that. deviantART practically is an art school!
the tail and the hooves are the way the commissioner wanted it but the feet not looking so much like a horse is kind of my fault i know what you mean, i thought about that too when i was barely learning digital art 2 years ago but now that i am making some tutorials myself i realized that if i were to make really tiny steps for EVERYONE to understand, even people who never touched an art program before, it turned out in a very VERY looooooong tutorial OAO i mean hundreds of pages long i'm not exagerating here, i'm making a flash tutorial and i made 40 pages but i'm not even half way there! on top of that i'm not even explaining it for complete newbs but for people who've seen photoshop and Flash before OTL so artists are trimming down information so the tutorial would have a reasonable size it is! i learned everything i know here
I think the tail and the hooves look great, actually! Now that I know she's a unicorn it makes sense - I was just confusing myself.
Oh ho, I definitely believe you when you say how long those tutorials would be! I don't begrudge anyone for not showing every stroke of the brush even though I would LOVE that because I know that would just take ridiculously long! Sometimes I can still figure it out - it just makes me try harder! Ooh, you're making a flash tutorial? This interests me... though probably I wouldn't get it because I've never used Flash before, but that wouldn't stop me from looking at it!
i had the same problem with tutorials and was a little annoyed they didn't explain the thing i was interested most, and when i asked the artist about my specific problem, i was ignored so yea, i understand it's frustrating, that's why i try to add in as many details as i can in a tutorial (i haven't finished it yet but you'll see)
It's a trilogy I believe it's been awhile but the first one is called Acorna. here we go amazon link [link] It should be in the sci-fi fantasy section at some book stores. though it is rather old. Anne McCaffrey is a great writer for fantasy creature stories. check it out ^^