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Brace yourselves... by djwagLmuffin Brace yourselves... by djwagLmuffin
Well; I want to say this took about...3-4 days total to complete. Everything is my hand with brushes and layer modes and everything else.

I used Posemaniacs for Luna and Spot's poses and used 0 references otherwise.

I DID use 1 texture for the BG to give it the final touch:



The cover version with Text will be uploaded on the doujin account and will be used on my Smackjeeves profile:

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Slayers: Divine at Smackjeeves

Known issues:

Spot's fur...I used a brush that simulated streaks but it wasn't quit giving me the rough effect I really wanted so I went over some parts with the pen tool and...he still turned out kind of shiny...that wasn't enough to deter me from posting it, rather, I want some feedback on that issue. It's fixable.

Xellos' yellow shirt thing...I think it's missing some color as well as shadows on his face. Because I was flying blind on this, I think it's acceptable all things considered.

Luna turned out pretty rockin'; the best of the the 3 even though most of my attention went to Xellos and Spot.



^---Text version
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:iconglori305:
You get a low score on originality, because the shot of the group from a low angle is such a staple of anime.

However, I have been watching you for years now, and this is an excellent improvement. And I am glad you took a few days to do it right.

The glow effect from the sky is excellent, the crakles of lightning on the weapon, work in thumb, but look scribbly and unplanned.

Shading on all 3 charachters well done, and an excelling improvement.

Some things I would still like to see, the lightning effect actualy causing some lighting on the charachters. The charachters don't all seem to be stading on quite the same plane. I would like to see some more distinctive response from the clothing, panths thicker, shirts thinner, so more wrinkles, less wrinkles and and stiffer curves softer flowing.

Overall excellent piece for you.
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Really good work! I love the action and perspective here.
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:icondjwaglmuffin:
djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the nice comment! :D
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   General Artist
Awesome work!!!
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KaroruMetallium Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Gotta love the perspective, Xelloss' face and the general composition. And they look like starts on a stage!!!
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TechouNoPenki Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I think they look like rock stars in this! I can imagine Xellos holding an electric guitar
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icanseeuuu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Epic pic is Epic. :)

What's that thing hanging from Spot's belt?
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:icondjwaglmuffin:
djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A little pouch...for what? Who knows. Money. I'll say it's to hold money. XD
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icanseeuuu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Looks cool, whatever it is. :)
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naochandoodles Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow this is amazing : D Love the poses and the details :3
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djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :]
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naochandoodles Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes :3
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Silva-silva Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
The colour is nice, I think Xellos' hair is my favorite part.

All around It looks good although there are parts that are better looking than others. Good work nonetheless.
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Zelganic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You`re pretty good! ^^
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:icondjwaglmuffin:
djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daw; thank you so much! I've been practicing!

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drawmeadream Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmmm... are this from an anime? :o gota know cus I wana add to my group :3
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djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. It's from the anime "Slayers".
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drawmeadream Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ok ^^ just wanted to make sure :D
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TheGuineapig3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my GOSH, this is incredible! I've been excited to see the finished product after seeing the lineart, but this exceeded all expectations! You've done a fantastic job on this- all the shading is so well-done! I love Luna's outfit- all her armor and the little details... it looks so real! I agree that Luna does look the best, but Xellos and 'Spot' turned out very well too. Xellos' pose is really good, and I like the way it shows off the little variations that you've added to his outfit. 'Spot's' pose with his weapon is really good to, and the background seems to tie it all together. All the colours look so amazing- I just can't stop staring at this! You've put so much work into it! Excellent job!
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do-i-have-a-name Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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Enessis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My eyes enjoy this! Shading skills +100!
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