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August 15, 2012
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Just a game? by VirginieCarquin Just a game? by VirginieCarquin
The game itself is not the most important is the stake that matters.

I hope you enjoy this illustration, characters are all from a fictional story.

09-12-2012: I made a few changes, including the face of the central character (a little too dark for my taste) and some lights ..

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I am very taken by this illustration...each face has its own unique thoughts to them...i love it..very deep...The light cast around the scene is just beautiful..i love the rustic feel it has to it..seems very serious and emotional, you have captured such intensity with in the characters' faces and everything seems to mesh together in a soft yet defined atmosphere..truly a beautiful piece of work..from the woman casting a look to you directly down to the wood table and the glass in the foreground..i would want to put this up in my barber shop...i havent been struck by anything like this in a long time...great job & "cheers" to you. :)
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This specific digital painting reminds me of paintings from the old Dutch masters who painted during the Dutch Golden Age. The light in it is very gloomy, mysterious even, and the composition of it all makes it even more interesting. It feels like you are one of the guests at the table, playing the card game along with them.
Furthermore, the details are great. Their clothing have some great textures, and the pattern of the red dress on the right woman is wonderful. The colours are great as well!
The only thing that bothers me slightly, is that it seems somewhat 'cut out'. The middle woman, who is staring at you, misses a piece of her hair, and the man sleeping on the left is missing some of his hair as well. Although I do agree that it gives a more 'focused' view, it would have been nice to see the full composition, enhacing it's details.

That does not mean that I don't love it, because I really do! Keep up the great work!
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KangTengri Featured By Owner May 8, 2013   Photographer
an amazing Caravaggio painting style
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece! This isn't from The Seven Realms series by any chance is it?
VirginieCarquin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Absolutely not, the book isn't out yet.
Thank you for your comment.
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh alright! :P & No problem :D
Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The lighting, figures and overall atmosphere of the piece sort of reminds me of works by Caravaggio. I'm very impressed and like it a lot. :granny:
ArtemAmoris Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
You did a great job with the lighting effect, especially on the woman on the far right. Very nice work.
Momo587 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how detailed it is! I especially loved the way the little boy is peeking from a corner! .. very nice and the colors are very warm.
Patryk124 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I like the shading and colours. nice job !
Vertex-Chiral Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the mood you created with the lighting
BlackCatKaya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very great. Love especially the light.
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