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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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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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GarethGoldscales Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Great work!
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Meerin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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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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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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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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0r4nos Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
and you're welcome.
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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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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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