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BFOI R3 P1- OIT-061 by etesian BFOI R3 P1- OIT-061 by etesian
Part 1: Here
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]

Yeah Part One! This one, I imagine, fits the "action shot" criteria much better than my part two. This took me a long time and a great amount of mental energy. This picture shows a bunch of experiments with perspective and lighting and glowing and the smudge tool (which I had never used before... thanks Moko).

Thanks to those who gave specific comments and critiques allowed me to make this picture the best it could be. I really appreciate your taking the time to help me with this. Thank you so much!

Okay, so here we have Chance's Rusty vs Harrier, sending out a powerful Slash attack. I don't know that that is what a Slash looks like... but I imagine it like this. With a powerful swipe of the wing sending off an arc of power. Yeah... and even if it doesn't... it does now!

The trainers are still pretty small in this picture, but I tried to put a lot of details into Chance's face... but it might be hidden by the moonlight. I promise on the next one you will be able to clearly see the trainers XD

Chance and Rusty: [link]
Jon and Harrier: [link]
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ForestEcho Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huh, I don't think I noticed this until today. I know you drew this last year but it looks epic. o_o Skarmory has always been one of my favorite Pokemon too~
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etesian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
that's fine, you didn't know me last year so today is as good as any other day to find it. Thank you ^^. Skarmory is pretty awesome. I agree. I couldn't resist drawing him for that reason... that and a sky battle is kinda awesome.
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Trainer48 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
This looks really awesome, I love how your artwork comes off so warm and soft, I think the smudge tool has really helped you to keep that style but also keep it bold and dynamic. Very sweet pic! :D
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etesian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thanks ^^
Yeah, I got really frustrated with the smudge tool at first because it kept just making swirls, but when I did it, and then lowered the opacity over the original it came out like this. And I am happy with it XD
thank you very much :)
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GMXavier Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
This is a pretty incredible thing to wake up to. You have a pretty cool way of colouring; it makes the scene feel so much more....real? Something about the colours, and the way they blend together. It actually feels like a moonlit night, as opposed to just a dark area, and the effect on the scene is incredible. Furthermore, you've really captured the essence of the mountainous terrain here, without letting the background overshadow the action. This brings me back to the first time I saw a Skarmory, hiking down south from Blackthorn. And you shouldn't worry too much about the trainers being so far down. Jon is a Bird Keeper, and a good one, so it would be a bit odd having his fights take place too close to the ground. That said, a worm's eye view of the trainers, with a battle taking place far over top, could definitely be something to think about. All in all though, an incredible picture. It has been a pleasure watching this progress, and an honour having you take my advice into account. Thank you.
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etesian Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
well then good morning XD

Thank you, you have no idea how long it took me to be satisfied with the colors, and when I thought I had it, I showed it to a friend and they were like "why is it all blue?" and I had to fix it. I finally think I got it though. I'm still a little worried about the mountains, if only because it makes them seem like they are very high, and then the ground is right there, but I'm glad you like them. I actually thought about the worm's eye view, but my foreshortening ability is greatly lacking so I went with something I felt was more manageable. I'm sure I'll come back to it though.

Thank you so much. For your kind words and for the awesome advice, it really helped a lot. :hug:
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Shikaku-the-Reaper Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
8D oh you sneak. You moved the trainers. I was like... "where is the other guy... oh! There he is!" :heart:
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etesian Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
I did it just to confuse you. :evillaugh:.
I love you XD :tighthug:
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