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November 24, 2012
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The wild game by VirginieCarquin The wild game by VirginieCarquin
Some explanations about this illustration:
This is an illustration for a science fiction story, the main character participates in one dangerous game called "Henkani", it consists in catching alive, one of those big beast with a kind of horned horse and a whip.
The action takes place at the end of the summer when the first rains arrive, the soil is arride (where the presence of dust), and the stormy sky.
I hope you enjoy it?

Photoshop CS6 and Bamboo pen & touch.
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Very well done. The dust effect adds a nice effect with the wind swirls, however, it seems a little too dusty, could use some reduction on that.

The savagery of the beast is well captured and defined, however, the calmness of the rider does not seem to match well. While it does make the rider seem fearless, in the moment of attack, fear or not, some emotion should be seen, maybe that of victory or confidence. This looks more like a determined face to be used in the chase, not the attack.

The horse is very well done. I like that there is a little emotion even in the horse's eye and it captures that feeling of fear while its rider pushes it onward.

The effect of the whip is also captured well, however, the trail of the whip is in the wrong place for the positioning of the arm. The arch would either be over the wrist if swinging it around the head before the snap, or the whip would be out in front if the arch is in front of the wrist.

Overall a great work, the whip aspect is not something that detracts from the work only an observation of whip mechanics. The rest though is a great work. I'd like to see more.
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XDimov Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   General Artist
wow, I love how dynamic everything in this piece is, absolutely amazing work!
LauraRamirez Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Beautiful :o Love the detail and the dust flying around which really gives movement to the drawing :D
Cellarvee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Great composition, this has real power! Colour choices work very well. :clap:
AnnPoison Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Speechless. Your Horse looks pretty amazing!
phoenixcrash Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
San-T Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful painting with great emotion, movement and light, really well done!
Narodenia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice use of texture and lighting.
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing narrative and detail. It's amazing.
Sabrerine911 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
A realy ipressive piece of work!Love the dust and the wind swirls!The horese and the beast look realy natural and the armor pieces are realy well defined!Awesome!
Spellprints Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
this is truly epic :) love it!
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