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Night Rise by sanguisGelidus Night Rise by sanguisGelidus
"Spreading it's wings,
as I encounter the dark,
night is slowly rising,
absorbing dawn's spark."


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It looks as it is a bird, but you can something different too. I see with the help of the colour and name of it. Night Rise. That is very impressive. Colours are picked very good and they're streaming almost perfect. Behind that distant shadow, it looks as if there are something...something with light. It gives us to see what our imagination expects. There are something interesting too. On what is it? Light? Maybe. But, I like how you leave some colours reunion, that we should say what's it. It looks very dreamy and mystery. One of the most important things, I think, is that we don't see it, like drawing. But like art or even alive. Shadownessand lightness are very professional here. I don't know what is bad here, but the best in my opinion are the coulours tuning.
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This is my first critique.

The drawing is captivating, the use of dark colours (especially royal colours of blue and purple) help to draw focus to the bird/creature in the centre which is emphasised with slightly lighter colours and the light source behind and reflected around it.

The picture is fairly balanced by the addition of three wings beneath to the two larger wings above. It gives it a lovely mystical feel, the way the three wings have been coloured and lined could also be taken as flowing robes as well as feathers (depending on your take) - you could also see the wings in the centre as an almost praying pose.

The light focus of whites, lilacs/violet are haunting against the dark background, remaining me of willo-wisps and the ones around the "bird" itself also resemble a flower (with the dark blue head being the centre the petals extend from).

The watercolour has been used to supeb effect. The being is original, elegant and haunting (like a crane). I can interpret it in many ways, imagine many scenerios as to the purpose and creation of such a creature - which speaks volumes as to how well the artist can craft and shape visions that can take flight in the imagination.

(The only reason I have not given full marks on originality is everyone is influenced by something. I feel I can attach imagery and concepts on such a brilliant piece and felt it would be safer that way.)

An artist to watch - I for one await the next creation with joy.
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CorryRox Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
BADASS!......Love it
Chiniji Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you draw all your pics only with aquarell ? *-*
Rilguia May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing!!! :la: I don't know what is it but it's amazing!! :worship:
GregLakowske Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Impressive colors...really cool to look at ....nice work man!
Beautiful, yet frightening, like the night
Zumea Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AesirMaster Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
has a Lugia-like feel to it
Susaleena Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is breathtakingly beautiful!! Love the eerie darkness too:love:
Than1Ducis Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the shades of purple
Although I have to admit the head kinda freaks me out but that's just me and we'll how all birds freak me out
Beautiful peice
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