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Balmoria the Diviner by Junedays Balmoria the Diviner by Junedays
Copernicus Verse
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AlexandrescuPaul Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looking very good! i think its your best:D
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Panc0 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice colors! :D
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WhisperOfAmbition Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
this is amazing!
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metalsympho Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured : [link] :hug:
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:iconjunedays:
Junedays Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconmetalsympho:
metalsympho Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome !
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This work has been featured here: [link] :D
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:iconjunedays:
Junedays Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thank you so much!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
welcome XD
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Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,

Your beautiful work is featured here : [link]
:love: :huggle:
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:iconjunedays:
Junedays Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thank you so much!
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:iconkryseis-art:
Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
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secretuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I think I owe you some feedback though. I can't just request something of you and not give a little back in return.

Her nose is very nicely polished. I noticed your crosshatch method of highlighting and that you didn't blend much except her face. I bet that's a midsized brush.

Assuming you're starting with a humongous document, I'm also wondering how you are able to zoom in and fill in certain essential details without losing your position or place in the whole painting, and end up painting everything entirely out of scale?

Facial symmetry can be tough, especially when one is expected to draw an oval for the frontal head, draw the centerline, then learn that one side of the face is larger than the other. I often spend hours correcting symmetry and flipping the document when I could be moving onto the other parts of the painting. Which is probably why I almost never end up uploading anything because it's never perfect. Anyway, I digress.

I can see you made light outlines for the feathers. Had you continued working on them, would you have simply covered them with finer details, or erased those outlines when you were done working on the feathers? I can understand keeping bolded lines for lighting effects but since you seem to have a more photorealistic style going on here, I guess you eventually erase them and then adjust the edges to look convincing without the outlines, like maybe you would have added slight shadowing under each feather or on the edges to instill a sense of depth on each one.

That energy ball...um... it looks like something Vincent Van Gogh would paint, if he lived in this modern age and did digital painting. Don't get me wrong, this is not a compliment, it's just an observation. I can see where you were going with it though. If I was working on this painting I would have refined it to appear more spherical and glowy. I like glowing objects, personally.

I can see the brushwork you did with the hair. Each.... uh... group of hair strands is an individual brush stroke, combining together to create a delicate symphony of flowing hair. I see what you did there!

The gold thing on her head is clearly in its basic stages because at this moment it's impossible to tell how thick it really is. Had you kept going, you probably would have kept going with curved brush strokes along the gold thing at the right places until it had a nice convincing metallic luster. Were you struck by a sudden bout of OCD, you might even inscribed small shadowings in the gold object's design, accenting the engravings and giving people even more reasons to write lengthy comments about one of your paintings.

Overall, my thoughts are still the same - I need to learn from you.
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Junedays Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I usually paint in documents around 5000 by 9000 pixels. The Angel in the Machine painting was actually only 2000 by 3000 ish because it was more sketchy than most works I do. I use the navigator in Photoshop to navigate. It shows a smaller picture of what I'm doing so I never get too lost in things. I also constantly zoom in and out.

As for blending, I use a speckle brush, the kind that comes in most photoshop packs. If not, pretty much download from any artist offering their brushes and you'll find it in there.

As for the feathers, haha, I feel like my style is getting messier and messier. I would probably paint right on top of the edges since I only use one layer and can't really erase anything.

The energy ball is a cute trick. Just use the shape tool to make a circle on top of the painting, fill it, and paint with a few color dodge tools, then paint over and over.

The gold thing was never meant to be fleshed out. I don't like to paint everything through, so some things are just meant to be patterns if I think they look good.

Hopefully I'll upload something some day. You'll see I'm a very messy painter XD
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secretuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thanks for the info!
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secretuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Do you think you could record yourself painting? I would love to learn from you, or anyone who paints similarly.
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Junedays Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Livestream slows down my laptop like crazy but one day I really really hope to. Right now I'm a bit busy with college so I can't set things up, but maybe this summer! Or at least I'll churn out some kind of quick tutorial :)
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secretuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Hey I'm busy with college too, no rush! I'm just glad I had time to look in my DA watchlist and look at your stuff. A quick tutorial would be excellent!
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Michael7S Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW! :wow: :deviation: :+favlove: :)
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ttundris Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student
wow, this is wonderful o.o
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Alucard517 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, very pretty :)
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Very nice!
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