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Is this Rain? by Meerin Is this Rain? by Meerin
Exiel had just returned home. From being away from his love for so long, he needed to be with her. However apon his return, his lover did not meet him with with relief, in its stead was sadness. His father had taken her from him. He could not bare to lose his temper for it would only hurt Mizgarth.

He took flight to be alone, and not as soon as he had left the haven, darkened clouds gathered above and blew the bitterest of storms. Best suited to his emotions, its almost as if the sky felt his inner pain. He circled around the haven going over everything that had changed. Before returning home for the night he made his desicion to try not to let it bother him. A few minutes away from home he saw her scurrying inside soaking wet and he knew she had followed him. Exiel made his landing not far from there and wiped his face, glanced down at his paw and thought.

"Is this rain... or just more tears?"


(EDIT) I added more details to the wings and a little to the BG. Notice a distant Mizgarth now.

PLEASE CRITIQUE THIS!

AND ITS DONE! My Kilara epic contest entry!

I put a lot of effort into this. I figured I would have to if I had any hope of winning. This contest certainly is epic in every way including size.

This character is Exiel the rightful prince. His story was so sad :( Cant really say I blame him for what he does.

AND in case my quick story thinking makes no sense, hes thinking about what he should do about mizgarth and his father and decides to just let it be. That is untill later of course.

Character and Avian species belongs to =kilara
Art by me
Texture by =Sirius-sdz
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:iconapeirondiesirae:
I really like this piece, its got a wonderful feeling of sadness, it screams a story, and the inner detail of it looks wonderful and just has you at the edge of you set looking for more details, that you clearly put in. You went all out by adding mizgarth in the background. The story is awesome and really gives a lot of background information.


The only down side mite be the anatomy, i feel the Anatomy are lacking in umph, but never the less still give a great feeling which by passes the small mistakes such as the anatomy, great job, i wish you the best of luck.
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I'm going to ignore the story completely in the writing in this review, because as i believe it is fundamental i haven't been up to date with it, and thusly wouldn't know how well it fits in context with the picture. Instead i am going to review the picture itself.
For a start i will look at the setting. What you have done with the sky is truly wonderful, the dark tumultuous clouds in the background are not angry as such, as they are in your average storm, but instead they seem kind of solemn, like inviting the wounded back home sort of effect, and i can see a brief silver lining parallel to the dragon's chest, i'm not sure if this is lightning or not, but i love how it hugs the clouds, not a horrible stabby lightning.
Next, the dragon, i love how muscular and strong it looks, like a fighter with some obvious strength, and a sort of whimsical smile spread across its face, an impressive dragon i must say, however, i'm not sure about the proportion of the head to the rest of the body, maybe the same style but slightly shorter would've sufficed? The wings are lovely and textured, and that neon purple against the grey and black is just lovely, looks very impressive. And that light surrounding it, as if this soaring dark creature as eclipsed the moon. I think this is wonderful, and displays a very unique style, it has been a pleasure to review this.
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:icongarethgoldscales:
GarethGoldscales Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Great work!
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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:iconlimitskies:
LimitSkies Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Very nice concept.
Adding Mizgarth in a distance adds a nice touch. Good luck in the contest! (:
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^^ thank you!
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0r4nos Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
The picture is great. The story, while having good ideas, needs some tweaking. Check carefully for misspellings like "apon" instead of "upon",or "bare" instead of "bear" or "dare", I'm not sure which you wanted. Just be careful. Also, in the second sentence, starting with "from" is grammatically incorrect. Try "After being away..." instead. Just some friendly suggestions. Your art is as gorgeous as always!
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: my grammar is a weakpoint isnt it X3 this isnt my first issue. I think I talk or think of speaking funny XD. thank you :)
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0r4nos Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Yeah. the grammar can be something of a weak point. Just keep working.
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:icon0r4nos:
0r4nos Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
and you're welcome.
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:iconarreanain:
Arreanain Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
OMG.

So EPIC!! I like the small Mizgarth in the background. That's a nicely added touch =)
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^^ thank you! Mizgarth was added later after I had uploaded it :XD: I thought It might fill out the picture better.
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:iconkeimori:
Keimori Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow, very well done
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D thankies!
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:iconsouthsinner:
southsinner Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Wow! I think this is my new fave by you :D
I love it! the expression on the dragon is very moody, the entire theme of this is amaizing.
I like the lighting and detail on the wings.
the background's awesome, and I love the little sort of cyber looking purple mark.
Really nice job on this!
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: thank you!
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:iconmeroe1313:
meroe1313 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much emotion in the piece because of the cloudy grey background, and nice rain effect! Good luck in the contest! :boogie:
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: thank you :hug:
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:iconrasper29:
Rasper29 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
I really love it how the purple stands out!
*faves* :)
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
X3 thanks!
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:iconrasper29:
Rasper29 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Your welcome! :hug:
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:iconvaylersilv:
VaylerSilv Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Picture very nice! Dark colours are perfectly combined with a situation...:clap:
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:) thank you!
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:iconvaylersilv:
VaylerSilv Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
NP:hug:
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:iconkestanesus:
Kestanesus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks really cool! The coloring looks really nicely done and I'm liking how the pink parts stand out against the darkness of it all. :D
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:) thank you.
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The drarkness in that picture is magnificient. It makes the melancolic feeling almost physical, and that symbol and his eyeshining so bright purple... Magnificient!
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D thanks so much!
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SaKoz-Unleashed Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No probs :D
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OttBettina Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
really cool pic :D good luck for the contest ;D
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: thank you, im going to need it X3
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:iconcursedonez:
CursedOnez Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is fucking amazing luv the colors, the effects and that damn dragon looks nasty! That light effect geez is damn fuckinlicious!
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
X3 thank you! I hope those effects win me the contest :)
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CursedOnez Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i hope it also! :hug:
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Yanamari Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
O wO Woooow!
That's magnificant!

> u<
Aaaah, this makes me really want to draw some dragons. = u= <33
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Thank you!
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Dostor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww aww aww I marvel at this :happycry: the pose is so magnificent, and awww that feather marking really stands out as a beason, and the story is lovely too :heart: you have my vote!
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D thanks! I tried really hard.
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:icondostor:
Dostor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and you succeeded :lol:!
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Wow, this came out awesome.
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D thank you! I hope its awesome enough to win this one :3
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Your welcome :)
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:iconstudiokaikyo:
StudioKaikyo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what a scene, I really am digging the rain effects, killer image!
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D thanks!
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:iconstudiokaikyo:
StudioKaikyo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mind if I be a fanboy for a few minutes and tell you endlessly how cool you are how I really love how you did that cause it's really awesome, I think it's cool how you can balance the background/atmosphere with your subjects, you are really really cool Meerin-chan
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:3 yay I have a fan X3 :blush: youre too kind. Blending my characters with the background is something ive been working hard at I really am glad its working out now :)
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:iconstudiokaikyo:
StudioKaikyo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it's cool how you are progressing, do you think the pen tablet is helping?
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The pen tablet is definately a contributor to my progress but I cant say its all because of it. I learn a lot too by seeing others finished pictures. I look to see how certain details are done and if I see it done a similar way by others aswell I give my shot at it. I also learn a lot by mistakes that look good :XD:
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StudioKaikyo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh course, self training through others, like how I follow Tetsuya (nomura) work and learn after him. I love his interviews, I shaped my whole lead female base off his comments on his design for Rinoa (FFVIII)
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WillowEscapee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I love the way the rain falls off of the scales. :D
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:iconmeerin:
Meerin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D thank you, ^^ and thank you for noticing that little detail. I was afraid no one would see it.
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ippai-kinzoku Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this looks great :D
the glowyness is awesome and very well done. and the textures look amazing ^_^

one small thing that stands out a bit in this (which shouldnt stand out) is the wing in the background. everything else is so detailed and the fact that there is practically no detail on that wing makes it really stand out. also the fact that the colouring on it is missing slightly on the claw in the wing also makes it stand out and it detracts a bit from the overall image.

but other than that....great job :D
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