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Tender Touch of an Irthala by MaddalinaMocanu Tender Touch of an Irthala by MaddalinaMocanu
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:pissedoff: Can you believe it? I spent 9 days making this illustration xD More than 45 h :faint:

This is an illustration from my Novel's Epilogue :P
Dhonia and Elril Together... Seeing as In sketch I hardly made them, Nicko came with the idea: "Please Please pli-pli-pli-pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee draw Dhonia and Elril together. They are so cute!!!" :iconinloveplz:

I've been "promising" a drawing of them for my sis for more than 1 year xD and So as not to have my conscience heavy I decided to finish the line art for this :P

But the odds were stacked against me T_T It was a slow start. I had to make about 3 substitute layers in order to get the right positions for them. My computer literally jammed when I tried to make the Curtains and wooopy... It deleted the PSD. >.> Lucky thing though I had saved all my data on CDs a day before so I had it back again, but without the bed sheet and curtains.
That BG took ages to make :iconcryingplz: It took about 2/3 of the total time spent for this.
See... This is why I hate making backgrounds... They waste a lot of precious time with making them blend >..>

Unlike my other Deviations which were cold, I chose warm colors and tones for this illustration. :3 I wanted to warm the hearts of those who see it ^_^

Why should I put a mature filter on ? For showing a man's back and a girl's legs?
Well that's about it... I hope you like it and Cheers !!!


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For those interested:
Fragments from the Chapters of my novel! Tumblr: Maddallinah272's Hideout

Tags: dhonia brunar darick elril amrath lake of the 40 towers ithloch ianim erath ianim diferion irthala maddallinah272
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:iconthegreataiko-sama:
THEGREATAIKO-SAMA Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist
The lighting in this piece really plays into the atmosphere very well!
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:meow: ... :clap:
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uoyoonmira Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work dear!!
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diamondkitty1979 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
This one is great, and you have a great eye for detail. I love your style!
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Honestly spoken I think you exagerated his delta muscle and the muscles of his upper arm too much. His anatomy looks strange I think.
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Deltoid muscle, not delta... that's something else :/
And I'm aware of that flaw, yet methinks here: [link] looks kinna the same, so it's part of the style :P
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:iconsimone4390:
simone4390 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I understand, you intented to draw him like that because of the style he is part of.
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbowplz:
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KrusttyhBenyh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lovely!
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RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are outstanding! :heart:
Beautiful beautiful work!
And the creature concepts are so wonderful and unique!
Very lovely work!!
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Creature? I don't think I have a creature in this drawing :O
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:iconraisloversakura:
RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was commenting on the male and the feathers attached to his skin.
I didn't assume he was human.
It was a compliment that they are very unique whatever they are! :heart:
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They are humanoids xD A creature is a beast/animal, whereas a humanoid is a character with the aspect and features of a human :D Easy to confuse. And If you were wondering what's the name of the people he's a part of it's right there in the title: Irthala ^_^
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:iconraisloversakura:
RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for letting me know!
They are really wonderful! :heart:
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violetstory Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Surprise :meow: [link]
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much and that's a slap across every non-premium deviant's bottom xD
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violetstory Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha :D funny :happybounce :D
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janedj Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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Kaytara Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The poses are wonderful and seem natural. The bed covers on the bed look super realistic, the details in the background are a nice touch. The man's expression is particularly well done - he looks tender but also thoughtful and it looks like his mind is preoccupied with something else. The lay of the hair is very nice. Oh, and I like the ears! :)

That said, I think you need to go and look at some tutorials on skin shading, reflective lighting and subsurface scattering, because the skin could use work. First is the monochromity issue I mentioned in my other comment. Second, the shading is far too hard-edged and hard-brushed, more fitting for statues. Skin tends to shade very, very softly, except when there are obvious hard lines like wrinkles and folds. Sometimes you use hard lines for shadows (like on his left forearm), but again, skin doesn't shade in hard lines like that except in very few cases, like with collarbones, which you've shaded a bit too sharply still. Particularly the haphazard lighter strokes on the shadow of his back make the skin there look very unrealistic. And of course, the woman's face and lips particularly could use some more saturation and colour. While the colours in the picture are also warm in general, the fact that you keep using monochrome shading keeps it from truly feeling warm... for that, you need some sort of warm colour used consistently in the highlights all over the picture. I think you did it very well with the background, but the figures dampen the effect.

Ooops, there I go, showering you with criticism.... O_O Hope you don't mind too much. ^^; And thanks for pointing me to your digital gallery, I feel silly now... :P
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've worked with soft brushes for skin before and it looked horrible and very, how shall we say it, not having depth. I renounced using soft brush for skin, when one deviant advised me to add a bit more clar-obscure to my shading, and I did it.

Well about the monochromity, it was done on purpose. And the highlights on the skin tend to be warmer than the shadows. It's called simultaneous color contrast, that's what I've learned in school. If you have a warm color in the light, its shadow will be a colder color.
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leinef Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a tender, sweet moment <3 It looks wonderful!
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I tried... Still think it looks a bit too dark >.>
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:iconleinef:
leinef Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww I don't think that it's dark! Uhm, you could mix a touch of red or something in the shadows and it wouldn't look that dark anymore? But seriously, I like it the way it is :D
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TaliTjiang Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Artist
This is amazing, your illustrations are wonderful!
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :) I do try my best to evolve but seems like my urge to write is getting the best of me and I start to draw slower and slower. :iconlll-plz:
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TaliTjiang Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Artist
you're doing great so far :D
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MirageMari Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is soooo epic! Nicely done! It is one of the best of your paintings :)

Yes, background takes lots and lots of time... But I think in a painting it's not a waste of time because it creates special mood and makes the painting more complete :)
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Mary! Umm... Backgrounds are annoying especially when they have lines because you gotta keep in those borders like i did here. Uhh it was such a drag to make the bed sheets, and curtains and bed wood and the lighting (had to resort to Nicko's help for the ambiance :P)
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MirageMari Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
BGs are annoying, I totally agree :D But you did every detail great :hug:
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alicebaby04 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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Rathika Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Such beautiful artwork.
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OrianeetMoi Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
This is beautiful, they look realistic!
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jam28 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice !! :)
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vermilion--vermouth Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Absolutely beautiful. I love the tenderness in their expressions - their faces speak volumes.
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flynvfae Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
love your signature ^_^
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vermilion--vermouth Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Thank you. :) I keep it there to remind myself. ^^
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Lweeling Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a very nice picture in itself, very romantic and tender with the gentle hand on the girl's cheek for example, but the thing I like the most here is the lightning =)
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It is a light test, indeed. The Atmosphere and the Lights were made secondly for the romantic feeling, but primarily for their highlighting. I have never done an environment before, so it was a lot of work to make all of it blend T_T But thank you very mush ^_^ I'm glad you like it :D
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Lweeling Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did it well, it's a good thing to practice via drawing ^^
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TsuniNekoJade Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
Very pleasant colors) I love this work))
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sank you ^_^ I kinna thought they are slightly darker than what I intended... But thank you :D
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TsuniNekoJade Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, everyone so critical xD
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onewingedangel94 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I am impressed! This drawing is beautiful! Good work!
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you very mush :D I guess the 9 Days spent on it was worth the agony... in the end xD
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