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Kyna by Saimain Kyna by Saimain
A companion piece for the "Kaida" commission, this time with *Rikaflare's fiery character Kyna. I can't resist doing dual themes like fire and ice. :) This was done in pencil, with a color wash added in Photoshop. Fire is a difficult thing to draw!

Artwork İme [link]
0.5 mechanical Pencil and Photoshop 5.5
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:icontaichitwo:
taichitwo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
pure skill
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Retelloratraybell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it
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beartracts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Fire is indeed difficult to draw. Fire is emotion, drawn with the artist and the art linked as one. To see this drawing is to see the artist. A very powerful work.
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Fantastic!
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DeviousWitch Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, that is soo awesome!=D :la:
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:iconangoukohaku:
angoukohaku Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa! Awesome!
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:iconfantasized-teravan:
Fantasized-Teravan Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
That. Is. AMAZING!
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Gwasanee Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here: [link]

If you want it removed, please let me know :heart:

Have a wonderful day!
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Gwasanee Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleasure is all mine :heart:
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, gorgeous work. I love all the fiery bright colors! :)
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Tharshinaa Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, Adele, there's something I wanted to ask you. I hope I don't come off as snooty or offensive in the process, so please bear with me if I do.

If there is one thing I have noticed in terms of consistency in your style is the same sombre/gentle expression, or just a hint of a smile. It's rare to see characters drawn by you to depict silly/goofy emotions like glee, or incredulity, and I was just wondering if it's something of a voluntary preference? I think it'd help your fans relate more to the people you draw if you toyed a bit with expressions. What do you think? Personally, I'd love to see it, but that is entirely up to you.

Please let me know what you think! =)
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Saimain Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nah, I don't think you're snooty or offensive in the least, and I completely understand what you're saying. With commissions like these it all depends on what the client is after, however. 9 times out of 10 they want a portrait that does not distort the character's face because it is intended for a specific purpose, such as a visual guide while writing, or a roleplay avatar, or a pin-up for their wall. I have very rarely come across a request that has not been for a serious portrait.

With my personal work it varies depending on the character or what I have in mind for a final piece. I do tend toward more serious or gentle pieces, yes, at least in finished work I post here on DA. The majority of my unpolished sketches are less serious and more expressive, but I don't often show them to the public because I am...something of a perfectionist, and very insecure when it comes to letting anything of mine be seen that is rough and full of mistakes. ^__^;;; When artwork became my job it was important to keep up a good image, to only show work of professional quality that upheld a certain standard, and anything imperfect or frivolous was kept out of public sight. I've been trying lately to relax that standard a little, to post a few more sketches or silly things, but I'm still very afraid of having my skills judged on something that is sub-par, of people taking seriously something that is not meant to be, or faving something sketchy more than a finished piece. I wouldn't want a publisher, for instance, or someone looking for artwork designs for their merchandise, to come across a messy sketch as their first and only exposure to my work. But on the flipside I can definitely see how that would make my work rather boring for longtime watchers, especially those who remember when I used to do art just for fun and I wasn't nearly so afraid to post goofy sketches. I do apologize, and I'll try to be less rigid and afraid in the future.
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Tharshinaa Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for taking the time to reply!

If there is one thing I've learnt while getting my act back together after a long "art-siesta", is to just keep drawing anything and everything, never stopping or giving up even if it's foreign to you. The more you limit yourself, the more you tend to draw yourself into a corner, and that's scary. I can understand why you're insecure, a lot of us dislike being judged and don't want to be at the brunt of harsh criticism, and it's very normal to feel that way. But if it's any comfort to you, we here at dA, even as professionals, are all learning something new, every day. Don't be afraid of the initial responses you might get. There are always those who are on the lookout to bring you down, so don't let it get to you. Let yourself be the judge and explore. Make mistakes, so what? That's the trick to growing as an artist, no? =)

That said, I would dearly love to see more carefree sketches from you. Whatever mistakes you might make, we as your supporters are with you all the way, I am sure of that. =)
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Saimain Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I do--I draw a lot of thing, I just never (almost never) post unfinished art that does not reflect my best work. Nobody sees them except friends, usually, because of the standard I have to upkeep as an artist for hire. ^__^;;
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Tharshinaa Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww... true, true... =/ I can understand that. I wish you all the best in future projects, Adele. You can do it. Watching you grow as an artist since 2003 (first comic was the exploding cake, lol!) until now was exceptionally fun and inspiring, and I have no doubt that another breakthrough will be coming soon enough. =)
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
human and elf, feather and fur, fire and ice...
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work, Adele! Fire is very tricky, but you've captured it well. I love how the colours of the fire and the colours of the feathers are so similar.

~D~
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another gorgeous piece :love:
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shellybunny Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
beautiful!
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:iconlemosart:
lemosart Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done
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:iconflyaway-555:
FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Love the peacock feathers!
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:iconannathelle26:
Annathelle26 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The way you portrayed the fire theme here is just amazing!
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IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowza! This is beautiful!
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tildesk Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
love this. great job!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Very powerful!
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EmilyTenshi Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
As always, stunning work. Also love the companion piece, I love blues <3
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:iconrakaseth:
Rakaseth Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I especially love the feathers and the purple highlights throughout it. Great work as always.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, you have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
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Saimain Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :huggle:
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:iconmafg:
MafG Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Fierce image!!!
Love the opposites fire and ice. So diferent...
Love this, perfect
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Aelin-Miresse Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
It looks good! :D So fiery and fierce. I love the outfit
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spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
gorgeous! I love the way the feathers and flames mix, it's amazing
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:iconsaffrans:
Saffrans Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! Love the fire and feathers :D
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KiyokoAmaya Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! Simply love the feathers!
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madam-marla Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Gorgeous work :)
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ZelleonHex Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Wow awesome
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Newsha-Ghasemi Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ok this awesome thing you have going on. stop it. just stop it.
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pfff, I think your sketches of this character were more awesome!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Some very subtle touches here, this picture rewards a careful viewing.
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AriasLi Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My IMMEDIATE Thought
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:D

VERY NICE! I love it.
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOD. THanks for linkin that for Saimain, I casually clicked through it and instantly fell in love with the song *O*
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AriasLi Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like they decided it was spam. *shrug* Oh well, to each his own.
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REALLY?! Oh my. '-'

WELL, ~I~ love it! THe whole album is increadible, tHanks againg for sharing the link! =D
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AriasLi Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad someone did! <3
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CallMeFarGone Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yet, you draw fire very well. The element is depicted nicely! :heart:
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