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-Winter 2005- Stay Warm by Meekochan -Winter 2005- Stay Warm by Meekochan
I know, it's a bit early. Don't kill me. Here's my pic for the Winter Holidays 2005.
:: runs and hides ::
If you want to read whatever misc things I have to say about it (that looooong description that typically goes in this artist's comment box here) this.

If you immediately noticed Varynn's left eye and got freaked out by it, I apologize. Originally I planned to cover it with snow but later thought his left eye doesn't stick out enough to be noticed. If you want, I'll do another version with snow covering his left eye (that will be one huge snowflake though...). I will not add the iris and pupil though, since I designed him to have his eye like that.

[edit] Oct 22, 2005
I'm not pointing fingers, so don't think I'm talking about you. However, aren't artists and art appreciators (which would be all of you) suppose to be open-minded? Please don't be yet another person that hints/suggest that I should make Varynn's left eye normal. You're more than welcome to tell me that it freaks you out or whatever, but please don't make yourself sound right (and me wrong) by suggesting what is considered 'normal.'

Detail/close up shots: [link]
CG w/out the snow and background: [link]

Character Design: [link] and [link]

Other Versions:
Original Pencil sketch
Original color pencil drawing
A Glimpse of...
Sending Chills...
Watch Your Back

Date: October 2005
Done in Paint Shop Pro 6, Paint Shop Pro 8, and Photoshop CS 9(?).
Time Taken: Longer than I can remember.
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Bradtherockstar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
nice job, the different left eye only gives this more character. A fitting photo for the fast approaching 2006 winter
L2Mc Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
looks awesome, really good job coloring and shading, and maintaining detail in the hair. Looks great.
alex16 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Student Interface Designer
looks really nice, great details, I love the fact that his eye is empty
coryse Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005   Photographer
No, I liked the whole picture, and not a particular thing !
coryse Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005   Photographer
Oh, this is wonderful !
Meekochan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^^

Anything in particular you liked about this piece?
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional
Wow, this is really great.. The sheer amount of detail and great tone work is beautiful. And I love the composition of the whole piece. Also I love the hand, for some reason.. seems odd.. But the position of it and the smoothness is really good.. or something. Anyway the only crit I can think of is that his left ear (or right whichever way u look at it) looks a little off-place. I appreciate it's pointing in the different direction but they don't seem to join at the same place on the head. But maybe it's just an illusion I duno.. Either way. I'm being picky.
Also I admit at first I thought it was a girl. But this isnt a complaint. Because looking at him I can see him as both.. Anyhow.. I'm rambling. Very good work. :)

Oh and I think the eye looks fine. ;)
Meekochan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
The ears' placement keeps messing with me. Even when I reason out why it's correct, it still doesn't like right to me etiher.
:: shrugs ::

Eh heh heh...
he looks like a girl cause I used my face as a reference...

Thanks for the comment. ^^
cooley Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it. At first glance I thought it was Link from Zelda, but that's only b/c I'm a huge Zelda fan. I like the shading and the hair a lot :)
Xivanari Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
The shading is actually really well done. I dont mean the shadowing I mean the depth and texturing of the colours, as well as the contrasts within the shades of colours used. Really quite an excellent job. Top notch skills. I also really like how you linked to the different stages and detailed descriptions. Quite a masterful piece. Good job!
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