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Crystal Luminescence by Tsitra360 Crystal Luminescence by Tsitra360
Ok, this was actually a color doodle. My aim was to study light direction and shading. I simply chosen Spyro and Cynder since they are easy to make. So what you think? Good art study?

Program: Only Sketchbook Pro :D (no photoshop tricks)
Time: Roughly 11 hours.

Please Critique on the lighting and shading. The background wasn't part of my art study.
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:iconskrenva:
well very amasing work!
let me just say i love the whole picture. but ofcouse there is something you can do better ^^

let us just start with the bg.
i love the way you drew the sky. it look very amasing. but then you are doing lightning remember to give the clouds some light from the lightning. it looks more unrealistical then.
i love the the crystal. all of them. and i can't see what you can do better with them so keep it up.
the ground is also very amasing and i can't se either what you can do better so keep it up.

now to spyro and cynder.
they look very amasing. i love the pose and the shading!
about the shading.
it look very awsome and you got a way you could mix realistical and and cartoon style (did i think) so i can't se what you could do better there just keep it up!
the pose.
it look very amasing i love the pose. but i don't realy like the paws. let me say the left front paw look a little bit odd. and then i look on the ground i can't see are they flying i little bit over the ground :noes:
and the right hindlegs (with booth of them) is longere 'down' then the left one :noes: so it look a little bit mysteriuse :/ and remember what perspective you are looking from :/ (i do NOT say i can do it better)
the details.
not much to say here. it look veru amasing and epic. you realy got all the details. so keep it up ^^

hoep it would help ^^

skrenva.

a little reminder i am not saying i can do it better.
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:iconkrystal221:
As far as I can see, the shading and lighting are both perfect. I love the glow effects from the crystals to the dragons and I think the glow colors were chosen perfectly here. The shading is done exeptionally well. The shading makes everything look as it should be. Infact, the bright glows throughout the picture is what caught my eye. Of course, Spyro and Cynder caught my eye, too. Overall, you did a super-wonderful job in this picture here. Excellent work, Tsitra!

~I'll be waiting to critique more of your dynamic artwork, so keep drawing! For all of us!
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:icondescaiger:
descaiger Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
very good!
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:iconchristderthedragon:
ChristderTheDragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
It's very good god my dragon loves crystals so bad. My dragon with take them if my dragon was in the game itself lol.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
"I see you are experimenting with lightings?" -my first thoughts.
Looking at description: yup.
You are on good way, but you still need more practicing.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Thank you, I like lighting and how it can wrap around objects or reflect through glass. And yeah I do need more practice, such as the fact they look like they're floating.
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Twarda8 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
You said we shouldn't focuse on background so I didn't focuse ;]
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Haha oh yeah, that's right. ^^;
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shuckel1996 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is a very nice lightning study! I see you've tried your best on the highlights and shadows, and I'll say that it's very nice! I don't see any flaws in the shades and lights c: The only faults I see have to do with the anatomy but that wasn't the purpose of this drawing XD It's just that Cynder's hind leg looks a bit weird to me :/ But yeah...<w< That's probably just me XD
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Nah it isn't you. There is a perspective problem. However, that wasn't the purpose of the painting.
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:iconshuckel1996:
shuckel1996 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yey! Yeah, I was aware of that...Just thought I'd say it...Sorry. ^^;
But the highlights are all very good! :dummy:
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:iconsuppari:
suppari Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist
WOW NEAT STYLE THERE 8D
AWESOME EFFECTS ;D I LIKE THAT GLOW :dummy:
SPYRO AND CYNDER ARE BOTH LOOKING GREAT THERE ;D I REALLY LIKE THEIR PAWS 83
AND CYNDER'S EXPRESSION TOO :lol: THE SHADING IS TOTALLY FANTASTIC. :dummy:
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thank you, it was just practice and the serious sketch dump I made earlier helped out in anatomy as well.
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:iconrainbowdragona101:
RainbowDragona101 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It looks SOOOO 3D!.... And I'm not even wearing my 3D glasses! X) Awesome job!!
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Haha :XD: one of the best comments I heard this month!
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:iconrainbowdragona101:
RainbowDragona101 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Seriously! This is awesome! Great work! It just looks like there popping out of the screen!
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:icongamerdragon1992:
Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student
This is just fantastic work, awesome work on this one.
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:icondragonepic94:
DragonEpic94 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
another great job AWSOME! YAHHAY
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:icontacoly:
Tacoly Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's very well done! I'm not too good with light sources myself (or I think so, at least xD), so I can't spot any mistakes. Might not have been able to even if I was good with it, though :P
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thanks, and its fun playing with light. Even with a simple ball, have some light sources and paint away.
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:icongamelady12:
Gamelady12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
This looks so freakingly AWESOME!


You keep me surprising with every pic you submit..
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8spyroncynder8 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Awesome!!!!! :la: I think its a GREAT art study! :dummy:
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:iconsquidub:
Squidub Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is sooo awesomee! :D
I love the lighting effects that you did!
This looks too awesome! :D
Great job!
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:iconhunterofavalar:
HunterofAvalar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Epic, kinda makes me sad I went to sleep instead of seeing this get finished, but never the less looks awesome :D
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:iconamy101492:
amy101492 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
cool
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:icongundamspyro:
GundamSpyro Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
cool
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:iconhislilhalo1:
hislilhalo1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cute :O) the colors look awesome
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Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thanks :D
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:iconholycross9:
HolyCross9 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
A most masterful piece of those two, Chris!
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:icondragon-lover-gamer:
dragon-lover-gamer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
nice work!
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:iconsappper13:
sappper13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Wow nice background, if only I stayed to see it
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:iconbloxxer33:
bloxxer33 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that Concurrent Skies in the backround?
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
No, just random purple background with dark crystals. No intention of place.
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:iconbloxxer33:
bloxxer33 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could say it was. :3

Anyways, nice work. :P
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:iconfiredrake1995:
firedrake1995 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i think it is wonderful
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:iconcup-a-joe:
Cup-a-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
wow. that's almost perfect! the lightning everywhere is phenomenal!!! :clap:
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nastya2000 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
.......
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
......
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:iconnastya2000:
nastya2000 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
It is a masterpiece!!!!
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
:XD: Thanks!
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:iconrhavkoress:
Rhavkoress Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did a great job on the lighting.
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:iconcooliodragon11:
Cooliodragon11 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love how you made the red light reflect off of them, this deserves the title of epic awesomeness of epic awesome porportions!! :iconawesomenessplz:
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:iconinsane-randomness:
Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Talk about a challenge, three sources of light. The results are pretty cool though, specially since I can see all three lights on the characters even with my colorblindness...
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Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
That's cool! Perhaps green, blue, and red are your strongest colors? Hope you don't mind me asking.
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Insane-Randomness Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
about. It depends more on the shade and hue of each color...
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
ah, okay.
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Venerabela Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't write a critique yet ;-; but if it's okay, I'll just do it here.

I think the shading and the reflections look wonderful, the only problems I see is the red crystals appear as though they are reflected as though the crystal were right in front of them instead of behind them like that, it's seen a lot on Spyro, but that's only a minor thing. Also there seems to be a missing reflection on Spyro's front left paw from the green crystals, but I get the feeling it's shadowed from the other legs.

Aside from those minors, I think this is a very wonderful piece and you do a really great job with lighting :iconilavplz: :meow: I shall fav this now ^^
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Hmm, good points. I should consider them the next time I paint with light.
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bionicdragon5 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice!
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:icondegari:
Degari Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You did a really good job on this! I understand that this isn't really about the art and mainly on the lighting and shading so I'm going to focus on that :3
Spyro's front left limb is missing the green glow from the crystal. And his horn things that go along his spine and head could do with a little bit of a green glow reflection.
On Cynder's left cheek, I'm not sure if the red glow should reflect that strongly. From that angle it would be pretty much in shadow. Also, on her left horn knob... thing, the red reflection makes it look like the light is coming from the front.
And... yeah, well, that's pretty much it. You really did a great job on this! I can imagine that this will be a lot more difficult with all the details and what-not in it. This is extremely effective though, and in a little time, you're probably going to have this lighting and shading thing spot on :)
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Razvan563 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Writer
Nice and very realistic pic three crystals types
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:icontrencik:
trencik Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow,good job,I like how you made the light efects.:aww:
And the background is just awsome.:wow:
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