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Trick or Treat, aru by IceValaxy Trick or Treat, aru by IceValaxy
"Can I have some candy your immmortal soul aru?"


Hiii eve Like I said, I celebrate Halloween way too early xD

Umm, I decided to experiment with color! Color mood, temperature, etc. Aaand I almost never draw China even though he's my favorite character, so here we go? xD
Hooray for Jiang Shi China!
But if I ever met one in real life, I'd piss my pants :D /*shot*
Also, I took a whack at the Chinese characters. I suck at calligraphy since I don't practice at it, but if they're wrong, feel free to tell me xD
Oh! And critique please! ^^ But please be a bit gentle ;w; (Why am I even asking that uvu;)

Enjoy :D

Art (c) :iconicevalaxy:
China/Yao Wang (c) Hidekaz Himaruya
Pixiv: [link]
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First off; good job on the lighting. It's nice to see you experimenting with different light sources, and you did it very well. Nothing really to critique about that, seems spot on to me.
However, what I think you should do is work on your detail in colouring. For example; there are literally no folds on his clothes at all XD; it just looks like a blob, there should be folds in his jumper, especially where his arms bend. Do some real life studies and practice drawing curtains, or put a coat on a chair, try your best to understand how the folds are formed. Just study it and get to know how clothes work (not that it's especially easy or anything lol). If you keep practicing you'll get it in no time.
Same thing for the hair. You should put more detail into it, the lighting is good yes, but again, it looks like a blob of colours because there simply isn't enough streaks or colours to seperate it and make it stand out. Remember, hair should ALWAYS come from 1 central point, once you have that, make the direction come from the center point and try your best to get used to incorperating more detail.The BG has a nice athmosphere, however it really feels like to avoid doing detail, you blurred it out so it would look ok, and while it doesn't look bad I'm not sure it works. The moon seems ok, but the clouds look like you just got an airbrush, and using 1 colour made a cloud shape then blurred it to give the illusion of detail. Clouds should be built up as they use many different colours, and while they are fluffy they are certainly not blurry. Again, it doesn't look BAD or anything, but you just need to practice more.
The anatomy seems good though, can't say much about that.
Overall I would say what you need to concentrate to improve your work is to try and include more detail in your work. As it stands your drawings do lack it a lot of the time, so don't be afraid to take a stab at it! Drawing is all study and trial and error, but if you just keep practicing I'm sure you'll improve in no time, but if you're too afraid to take a step out of your safe zone, then you're going to be in the "safe zone" forever. Take a chance. It doesn't matter if you don't get it right the first 5 times. What matters is that you learn from it and improve from it : >
Hope this helped! Keep up the good work!
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GitaNuha27 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Super duper nice job!! :+fav:
Garuru09 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
OMG MUST FAV ( and make fanfic)
IceValaxy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :giggle:
Garuru09 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
LunatheOtaku4life Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Writer
:iconiloveitplz: This is so cute and awesome!

The costume reminds me of Hsien-Ko from Capcom or :iconyoshikaplz: from Touhou.
IceValaxy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aw thank you QuQ
mikifly Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
perfect o3o
IceValaxy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
SkreaEagle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
I love this! It looks so cool! So much better than what I can draw! Also, what does the Chinese say in english?
IceValaxy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D And I honestly don't know xD I just looked up pics of Jiang Shis and copied what the talismans had. I suck at writing Chinese to be honest xD
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