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I derped something
Two days work.. I'm so slow
Lighting and fire afkasd I hate them forever D|

Crit is greatly appreciated!
This is my first time doing fire, so it looks really dodgy D|
Also accidentally made some texturing on the material..maybe...no?
Anyway, if you see anything to improve, don't hesitate to point it out! I won't bite :D

Jay's been hogging the drawings lately
His pyrokinesis is fun to play with :iconmegustaplz:
..pyrokinesis is the wrong word, it's more like hoping the fire does something close to what he wants it to do. His abilities aren't control, they're manipulation; it's more of an influence or persuasion he has over the elements than absolute perfect dominance. And the more he uses his abilities, the less sway he has over what happens; it becomes more like the elements are controlling him than vice-versa.
Hence he tends to set himself on fire a lot, or trip over and cause an earthquake. And unitentionally make pretty swirly patterns.

Venom, characters and concepts (c) :iconowlivia:


AND A SHOUT OUT TO :iconlolacolarolaraven:
who puts up with my derpy WIPs over MSN and is always there to help ;o; <3

I know I said I wouldn't upload tonight but I can't help it >3>
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:icontheus1989:
After reading ur information that you had posted along with piece I love the character even more. Its interesting how his story plays into the way that the fire looks as though its trying to consume and destroy him, but also issuing forth from his own and being controlled by him.
The motion in this piece is vivid and spiraling which is pleasing to the eye, the red/orange/yellow tones set the viewer alive with excitement, Vision is one of torment over not being able to fully control oneself (who cant relate to that), and originality isnt something unseen before but ur twist with the story helped add alot to the imagery. All combining to create an impact that makes me feel that even though the character is superhuman he remains easily relatable.
Very nice job =)
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PAINratio Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ha I call it Mondays =P
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Owlivia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha perfect xD We all know the feeling..
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Loki-oKada Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice job)
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Owlivia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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hallosse Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The fire is good, actually. One thing I thhink you could fix is the foot. The perspective isn't right on it. I love fire, and this does it justice. Nice job.
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Owlivia Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much, I see what you mean about the foot <D I don't draw feet often, I need to practice more cx
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hallosse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That's okay, feet are *hard*! ..almost as hard as hands. Eep! ;)
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Owlivia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh don't even start on hands... xD Causing problems for so many of us!
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hallosse Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
;)
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icy-kisses Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think it's brilliant in both simplicity and impact - Jay's always one of my favourite babies and it's great to see you're practicing and developing him more; and the elements that you hate just serve to make this all the more amazing.

I didn't notice via MSN, though he could do with more cinders/sparks coming off him, just to add to the fire detail... although this one is five days old and you've improved so much from then to now. I'm forever proud of you little one. <3
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Owlivia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dear <D I did have a go at sparks but failed, I couldn't make them look right so I just left them out OTL
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the picture -- I adore how the spiral forces the eye to focus on the man, and there's just so much emotion and passion in the piece that it practically leaps off the screen.

You did very well on the fire for your first time -- the colors are perfect, and the tongues of flame are very flowing and smooth. The only thing I would say about it is the line seems kind of... chunky, if that makes any sense. I don't really know how to explain it. Like, the motion seems to indicate that it should be a single line of flame, but there are parts where it seems to break up for no reason at all. I could see it happening at the furthest end of the fire line (the parts closest to the bottom/viewer), but nearer to the subject the center/yellow part should be unbroken. Other than that, like I said, it's absolutely gorgeous.

I like the pose of the man, too. Kind of overwhelmed and/or despairing, trying to hide from the fire (that seems to be chasing him). It makes me kind of sad for him, but at the same time kind of on edge because of the motion of the flames and what they're going to do next -- looking back on that sentence, I realize it makes precious little sense, but it's the best I can do. The only thing I would point out is from the knee down: the calf looks kind of thin and stiff, which really sticks out given the flowing movement of everything else in the picture, and the foot appears a bit... wonky. It's nothing major, and it doesn't really detract from the piece at all, but it just caught my eye.

Ooh! I almost forgot to mention that I absolutely ADORE his hair and what you did with it. I love the little licks of flame in and around the locks, and how it's hard to tell where the hair ends and the fire begins.

All in all, GORGEOUS work, and you should be very proud of it. Great job!
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Owlivia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I feel like I should write an equally in depth response but I have no idea where to start :'D
All your crits are taken on board and I greatly appreciate them <D I see what you mean about the fire, and his leg- I didn't notice it at the time but can definately agree with you on that.
Thank you again, this is so helpful! ^^
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I could help! I know I like receiving in-depth responses to my work, so I try and do that for everyone else.
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Poca-purpleberry Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fire looks beautifully chaotic

I'm still in awe at this.
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Owlivia Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Kloofcat Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wooooow this is really good! The lighting is amazing and the painting is executed well!
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Owlivia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I've been practicing with lighting lately, it's something I struggle with a lot ^^'
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
:bulletred:Artwork very well done,and awesome coloring! :omg: Venom is a charming character,but seem that he need have a mentor, to help him on the power´s control. :hmm:
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Owlivia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that means a lot <D He had a mentor when he was human, but once he was vampirised she wouldn't teach him any more :(
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
- This is so sad! :raincloud:
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