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Commission - Ravekitten 02 by Nashya Commission - Ravekitten 02 by Nashya
Dying in the Shadows...

Commission for *ravekitten.

So, I learned a really cool and quick way to render brick and brick like textures while I did this. Ialso learned that colors just kind of vanish at night. (I spent a lot of time outside looking at my neighbors flower pots). And! Drawing dying/dead flowers is pretty complex. The way the petals fall and shrivel up... I have never spent so much time on Google. Anyway, I was trying to show the character using her abilities in a very subtle way... Just know you never want her shadow to fall over you... >_>;;.


So, okay, here's one of the biggest reason it's taken me forever to finish commissions. I felt like my art was lame. I decided to break away from the standards (for me) of a character standing there looking cool with HINTS of a background. Boringness to the max is what my art was becoming. Boring on top of extra lame!

So I went all out. Full blown illustration/animation looking type stuff. I figured if I can do a comic page with panels full of art like this, what's one stand alone piece? I like the idea of a single piece telling a story. I'm very proud of myself and I hope *ravekitten likes this XD;; She'll be seeing it for the first time whenever she gets on to dA today.
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Naakichia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
That looks so amazing
heaven101fosho Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
gorgeous! how much is your commission cost?
Maxcine99 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
homg this look like a screen cap *_*
Dholefire Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the resolution in the artist description.
chibipunk7231 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
That is so creepy how the flowers died! I really like how the moonlight is shinning against her back though. Makes this picture seem more mystical, especially with her magical eyes, lovely work here!~
half-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Omg purple eyes!
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super amazing <3
seewhatimesdone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
Keilis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate all the effort and research youv'e put into this.
jazzknh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
The eyes are masterful, the glow is truly mesmerizing.
bsienk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh I love this! I really like the shading and color
nilaffle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Nice, cool atmosphere. I can relate on feelings of lameness sucking all motivation. D: I need to continue challenging myself just as you have here. Your mastery of colors and cel-shading never ceases to amaze me - just getting to see your work challenges me to keep learning and working to improve my own.
RionaWolfheart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice atmosphere you've captured!
paintedmenagerie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I really like the darkness of this picture it brings out the beauty of it
popcorncomics Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
This is really gorgous and the concept is awesome! I love how her eyes stand out too
Fushi-san Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I love the roses and her eyes.. just like the rest of the pic ^^
Loomedai Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
its stunning^^ all the long hours spent on google, n stalking you'r neighbor's flowers really paid off!
suiseiusagi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I liked your art before, but this just blows my mind how well it's done. The colors (and lack thereof), the setting, the nuances of the character... all just really nicely put together. And I can relate on the backgrounds thing- they're the bane of my existence(sp). :XD:
Wolf-Goddess-13-WS Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
BrandedWolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty piece, great use of night time colors :) Like the look of the dying flowers :)
cybre Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, WOW O_O This piece is STUNNING. I absolutely LOVE the atmosphere and the brilliant contrast of her eyes and flowers vs. the environment colors. Fantastic work!!!
bleuphoria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh my gooosh, this is amazing! Looove the background and all the details in this. It is such a beautiful scene (I love night scenes). Just, beautiful~!
Evangeline-Minue Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
o_______e you thought your art was LAME?!

Thats not possible. D8 YOUR ART IS SUPREME <33
ichi-tori Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
love how you did the textures in the stone and flowers <3
xxcupcakexxmonsterxx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I love this! It's amazing
natas-666 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hexe-Cobalt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean about 'lame art'. I have the same problem. If only there was a sure-fire tutorial for inventing good backgrounds and backstories for characters....but this one tells a good story :D
ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This looks fantastic. Wow, Nashya, I'm really amazed at this latest batch of commissions. They're really amazing, and I think you've outdone yourself. :)
sketchtastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man she is definately going to be thrilled! :aww: This is stunning! I love the colours and the luminous glow she has. The background and foreground have so much detail. Like the iron fencing in the back being all decade when she's come in. The shadows are quite interesting and the girl is gorgeous (I love the way you shade hair!). You can see how much effort you really put into this piece ;]
balletvamp Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
This look fantastic! I love that you were able to make it obviously night time yet still have so much detail and beauty.
MoonFox23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
CAN I HAVE YOUR BABIES?! Every single work you do is SPLENDID and this piece is no exception! The background, atmosphere and everything is simply gorgeous! I'd kill thirty-million people to be able to color as amazingly as you do. <333
oOlinstant0miso0soup Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
full illustrations are always so much more fun than just a pin-up shot :) takes a lot more time, but in end, feels like you've really accomplished more♥ great work!
hikary69 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
fantastic comission!!you're very good in night effects
dreor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Osnap she's gonna fliiiip. *texting her to say LOOK ON DA now*

I think this is pretty darn cool! Nice way of showing Eve's power and that shirt is a neat touch. Your bricks are definitely turned out too. What really makes this scene cohesive is the awesome lighting attention you paid. Well done!
DORMWORLD Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
IgnisFatuusStudios Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just fantastic! And Ms, Shatia Hamilton, your work has never been "lame" and I can't imagine it ever will be.

Your work in Mangaka America (I bought the book as a Freshman in high school 5 years ago) inspired me so much that I convinced my parents to get me Photoshop CS3 (we're already on 5, jeze, when did this happen O.O ) and a Wacom tablet-that tok quite a bit of doing and birthday/Christmas present giving up to get, believe you me, haha.

But they have been the best investments! And every time I stray away from the art work, looking at your artwork is always what brings me back in to try again!
Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She'd be crazy NOT to like's gorgeous! You did a lovely job on the brick work and the backgrounds in general!
ninniku Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How could she NOT like it? Look at it! This is magnificent! All of your commissions you uploaded today were!

Even in the night scene, the colors are rich and the expressions telling!

IaretehDoc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those roses are nice
ChiNoMiko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
lightning and compo are so great !
Angilram Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I utterly love this one. The colors are gorgeous, the overall compo is very nice.
I'm definitely a fan of your new style. :)
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