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Amadeus by mree Amadeus by mree
A detail of just him is here--> [link]

This picture upsets me. -____-; It upsets me because although I spent a good amoung of time on it (+9 hours including sketch), I'm still disappointed in how it turned out--and especially because I actually liked the sketch. I think it has something to do with the background....I've never tried rendering ice before. @_@ And the fact that all the details on his clothing aren't very noticeable bugs me to no end~ @_@;

*sigh* Oh well....I guess it's not horrible either~ ;_; This is the same character that was in that screenshot-ish sketch, a guy named Amadeus, here in one of his many ceremonial garbs. His eye tattoo isn't permanent or anything--he just has it painted on for formal occasions. :] I know that, technically speaking, all those ice columns should have distorted reflections of him bouncing off from all angles, but the thought of doing that is too much for me to fathom, and so I only did the reflection on the ground ice. :] I also suck at freehand circles. o___o
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DishDash Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
dunno what upsets you, it is still cool..
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CelestialTennyo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2004
this is very cool :D i love the outfit, the hair, n especially the ice n reflection on it :D
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kinhairan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nhá!Beautiful:#1:
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zachlost Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2004
in the future. if you ever try ice again,
think of it as translucent crystals.

think facets, chunks, reflective bits and a but of translucency.

blue ice is usually the hardest/densest of them all - it's blue because light takes so long to travel through it, that blue is the only colour that managed to get out of it because it's wavelenght.

at the moment it looks like snow, upside down and right side up :)
don't be afraid to try it again - keep trying till you get it right, maybe not in this illustration but in some other one ;)

(aside from that, Amedeus is fantastic!)
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ravekitten Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2003
It's beautiful, and there's nothing wrong with the circles... the only thing I can think of is maybe give the ice a bit of sparkle, so it's almost like a diamond cavern.... maybe that would spice it up a bit :D
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selenerey Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2003
Don't be so hard on yourself, this is better than 99.5% of everything else out there. :+fav:
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wagnas Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2003
Very beautiful work. I like it so much.:) (Smile)
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skylar-chan Featured By Owner May 6, 2003
The back ground is a little weak, but it's better than anything I can do , so don't worry...The guy looks really HOT, though...Drool ...His wardrobe is SOOO COOL!!!...as I said before, you're good!!!!Hug
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ryamcshme Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2003
neat! i love the bacground
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chaxitron Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2003
I love it, the character and backround look great. As always, the coloring's amazing.
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