Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Out of Your Realm by ShadiKSilence Out of Your Realm by ShadiKSilence
......
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsandeyes13:
I really love the composition and perspective of this piece. It is truly gorgeous, and really, really detailed. I think you did an amazing job on both the background, the dragon, and the unicorn.

However, I'd like to put in a little note for some issues I am seeing with the unicorn itself. Mainly, its a shading glitch, which is pretty much focussed on the front shoulder and barrel. By the looks of things, you have the neck attached to the front shoulder seamlessly, rather than having the shoulder wider than the actual neck base like it should be. Perhaps adding a little shadow to the base of the neck, then highlighting where the top of the shoulder would be would aid in redefining that particular area. And for the barrel, you have it appearing too flat. Again, adding some shadow this time behind the shoulder, then towards the hind end of the barrel adding more highlights and this time working on making the sides seem rounder may help with that.

And, if I also may add, the only other thing that is bothering me with this beautiful picture, is how solid you have the mane/tail and beard set up. Perhaps if you were to add more small, individual hairs you could remedy that. Here are links to some good tutorials I know for making manes and tails, which might just help you with adding the amount of detail that you have laced throughout this picture so wonderfully, to tie it all together better: [link] [link] [link] [link]

I really hope I may have been some help to you, and perhaps aided you in your efforts with this contest (BTW, good luck!) Even with the minor glitches, this picture is perfectly amazing, and I could easily see you doing well with it as it is :D

Have fun!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
39 out of 40 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconginko-333:
Ginko-333 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :3
Reply
:iconhilliana80:
Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Woow, amazing work oO :clap: LOVE IT!!!!! :clap: :clap:
Reply
:iconrikkanna:
Rikkanna Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student General Artist
I really like this. The mood and colors and perspectives make it so interesting. It's very beautiful.
Reply
:icontyrex3000:
tyrex3000 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
coucou
J'adore ton dessin
Si l'un de mes dragon pouvais être si réel ^^
J'ai un dragon en pré;paration un occidental, il n'est pas encore passé au feutre noir, ni en couleur, j'ai hâte de voir certain amis qui veut le voir, s'il y le fond à leur façon ^^

à bientôt

ps: j'aime tes dessins
tyrex
Reply
:iconamandadrage:
AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
This is fantastic. :faint: :clap:
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thank you. ^^;
Reply
:iconamandadrage:
AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
No problem - sorry I left such a nondescript comment... bad habit lately!
I really like the glowing purewhiteness of the unicorn standing his ground on what is clearly his (her?) territory. Looks as if he's one of the last pure things left in a world of impending evil and enveloping smoke.
Reply
:iconschwarzerdrachen:
SchwarzerDrachen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Oh that's simply wonderful ^^
Reply
:iconkidrylm-writer:
Kidrylm-writer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is so inspirational. It really touches on the essence of faith in the unreal, in immagination. Sometimes I think I feel just like that unicorn! I haven't seen a better picture yet!
Reply
:icontxay:
txay Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
pfui
Reply
:iconlaurarobjohns:
LauraRobjohns Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's amazing! Congrats on being a semi-finalist!! :w00t:
Reply
:iconslayer-1412:
Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student General Artist
without a dream, where do goals come from? without a goal, what then, do we accomplish?
Reply
:iconskrieck:
SKrieck Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to be one of the semi finalists :heart: YOU DESERVE IIT!
Reply
:iconnightangel07:
NightAngel07 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
This unicorn is very beautiful ^^!
Reply
:iconsuzie-cyanide:
Suzie-Cyanide Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I'm starting to sing "The Last Unicorn" by America in my head. I like the contrast and definitely the idea behind it.
Reply
:iconalexisunderwoodarts:
AlexisUnderwoodArts Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love the horse's anatomy
Reply
:iconhydrology:
Hydrology Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
SEMI-FINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
YEAH! x3
Reply
:iconasryakino:
AsryaKino Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I don't think this'll be seen amidst the other comments. But I really like the composition of the piece, and your comments on it. I like that you took that realistic and limited view of the world and turned it into an unfeeling city alone in the distance and put a dragon to guard it against the creativity and life of the unicorn. that's a really cool concept and a very well done piece. I like it a lot.

and congrats on the semi-finals. I hope you can take it to finals.
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I think you've come closest to how I would best describe what I was thinking when I painted it. xD
Thank you much for the comment. :]
Reply
:iconasryakino:
AsryaKino Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
*smiles* I read the comment and knew exactly what you were going for because I've had the same problem with people and understood just what you were illustrating. I can't draw it, but you did a really good job capturing it.
Reply
:iconcrickatoo:
Crickatoo Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
CONGRATS ON MAKING SEMI FINALS LOVE! :D
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Thank you! :hug:
Reply
:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very, very skilled at drawing horses, and that's something not many can boast. The feel of this image is really great, and I love how it can be taken many ways. I really enjoy just looking at it. XD
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Thank you! :)
Reply
:iconactionfry:
ActionFry Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Nice job! I love how the title really goes with the picture...I actually didn't see the dragon at first so I just thought the whole world was "evil" and the unicorn was "good"--going into the realm of evil and facing it off.

But the dragon "hovering" is awesome too! :D
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Lol. Thank you. :)
Reply
:icondauntless-gothika:
Dauntless-Gothika Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, congrats for being the top 50 semifinalist:)
Reply
:iconblue-chillout:
blue-chillout Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
How beautiful :]
It's all soooo mmmm :heart:

Ps. I'm loving your sig, I don't have a clue what it means, but I love such messy words :)
xo
Reply
:iconliaram:
Liaram Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So heartbreaking picture!!Beautiful,amazing work!Congratulations for you being a semi-finalist!Good luck!:)
Reply
:iconcluisanna:
Cluisanna Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Wonderful :heart:
Reply
:icondinamata:
dinamata Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student General Artist
wahooo! amazingg!
Reply
:iconhymnsie:
Hymnsie Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on being in the top 50! :D :dance: Beautiful piece and good luck!! :D
Reply
:iconthe-flying-penguin:
The-Flying-Penguin Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You know, I couldn't find a screen shot of it, but this reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Marge took up painting. She entered a piece of Homer passed out on the couch in his underwear, and when it came time to pick the blue ribbon-winner, it was chosen over a painting of a sad unicorn looking over its shoulder at the viewer with a text bubble that said 'why?'above its head, and a polluted city in the background. If this unicorn you did would just turn its head back at us, it would be practically the same thing. Watch the Simpsons much?
Reply
:iconippiki-ryuu:
ippiki-ryuu Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
NICE

it reminds me of the lost version of The Last Unicorn
Reply
:iconbruty16:
bruty16 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
it's beautiful and all. but i just feel the buildings of the "other" realm should have been more evil looking and treacherous (for lack of better terms), like gothic buildings and dark, black castles hidden in the shadows. sorry if you hate me, that is just my opinion.
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I don't hate you. I enjoy feedback. However, the buildings are actually a city and not necesarily is it the evil in this picture. I guess in my words it's humanity corrupted. :)
Reply
:iconbruty16:
bruty16 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
got you. thanks for not hating me. i said almost the same thing to a vid on youtube, and the vidder freaked out on me. the only thing i could say was "i'm sorry."
Reply
:iconbruty16:
bruty16 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
UNLESS you were trying to make the buildings look "good" but just in an unfortunate setting to have the horse have something to relate to and be familiar with to spark the first kernel of curiosity which produces interest in an entrance to the forbidden land. like the horse knows it is wrong to pass, but it sees the buildings and says they are good so it can't be that bad. but it is really just giving an excuse, trying to convince itself to make a move.
Reply
:iconbruty16:
bruty16 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
until the evil one comes around.
Reply
:iconspirit-of-the-fire:
spirit-of-the-fire Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
This looks just amazing! The near leg on the unicorn looks a little thick in comparison to the others, but aside from that, just incredible! I really love how realistic this is, but at the same time how it looks almost like a traditional painting. You really did "bring it to life"
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
:3 Thanks.
Reply
:icontweatle:
tweatle Featured By Owner May 29, 2009   General Artist
thats georgeous!!! i love it but, who is winning? is the dragon (evil) winning or the awsm unicorn? lol the whole pic is totally awsm
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Lol. Thank you. I guess that's for the viewer to decide.
Reply
:icontweatle:
tweatle Featured By Owner May 29, 2009   General Artist
haha, i love it, im guessing the unicorn is saying back off my realm and the dragon is trying to destroy it like what it did to the previous realm. idk lol XD

ur realllyyy talented!, do u use photoshop?
Reply
:iconjgunner:
JGunner Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Congrats on entering into the semi finals! This is a beautiful piece of artwork!
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Thank you. :]
Reply
:iconlordofnightmarespast:
LordOfNightmaresPast Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student Artist
WHOA! I want lessons from you on how to do horses!

This bit is great! Hope you make it further in the contest!
Reply
:iconpetulant:
petulant Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
OMFG SHADI!!! YOU MADE IT :boogie:

That's so awesome!!!!!! -dies- CONGRATS and GOOD LUCK! :heart: :clap:
Reply
:iconshadiksilence:
ShadiKSilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
:D Thank you!
<33
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 18, 2009
Image Size
812 KB
Resolution
1000×660
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,476
Favourites
770 (who?)
Comments
84
×