When I first saw this, I wanted to rip it off right off my computer screen and hang it somewhere conspicuous. It's quite an expressive piece, and I can tell quite a bit of work went into it.
Vision: The colors and detail are quite spectacular. Plus, you've portrayed Claude and Alois very closely as their relationship in the anime, and acknowledge the darkness that both are submerged in with the background, and what with the spider webs everywhere. I absolutely admire your method of shading with different color tones, and it's especially evident in their clothing and skin. Much applause! My only nay-say is in the overall piece. The rougher strokes in the picture and sketchy quality of the characters' color kind of throw a messy overtone on the picture. However, it might just the look you were going for, and I don't feel the need to dock off much for that.
Originality: Demons? Alois/Claude? Not very original, as there concepts are derived from a show. However, portraying them in an emotional scene, and in this particular style, is new, as is your way of painting them together.
Technique: Are you kidding, this is wickedly well done. Aside from the miracle of human proportion present here, I'm struck by the detail of the pictures. The spider webs, each one has quite a lot of detail, especially in the delicate dew drops on the threads. The wings, each stroke of the pen signifies a feather, and you've managed to give the illusion of depth in the color of the wings itself: Ink-black for the most light absence, ranging to the less-saturated hues of purple and blue for where the moonlight would strike. And I believe I've made my stance clear on the deliciously-done clothing.
Impact: I still want to hang this up somewhere. Even after writing this critique, I'm still amazed by the amount of detail in each area of this work. In all this darkness, there's a spot of sensitivity between Alois and Claude. You've chosen a wonderful, and spectacular way of portraying it.
For sure, I hold reverence for your style, and admiration for the detail you put into your deviations. I thank you, *Futago-KawaiI for giving me the pleasure of critiquing this masterpiece.
Okay... THIS.IS.JUST.PER-FECT. Everything in this piece is amazingly beautiful and with so much details !!! The way you portrayed those two is really well done !! Their expressions are so striking you just want to jump on the screen and start sobbing while shaking them down like a coconut. Alois' face in particular strikes me; it holds all the sadness he feels (and that is something quite difficult to portrait). Claude's face looks really devilish and I love that !!! That guy is a real bastard so it's always good when people show that evil side of him. And those colors... urgh ! This is divine !! The way you mix all those colors together adds so much depth, shading and not only that but it adds so much beauty !! Just like a real painting !!!
God... I could stare at this for hours... It's just so beautiful... I even choose it as my desktop wallpaper... !!! Anyway, this is a real master-piece !! Congrats' and thanks to you for doing such wonderful piece of arts !!!
And I forgot to mention Claude's wings which are breath-taking !! I saw that it's something you draw quite often and you do it so well !!! It's almost like you draw every feather and not only does it add depth but it also makes it SO realistic that it looks like it's going to pop out from the screen and starts flying ! So real !!!
Way to turn manga into visual realistic art! The closeness of those two is really shown in here and it is such an emotional piece. Terrific job. I must say this is one of my favorite artworks from this fandom.
Anarchist-AkatsukiFeatured By OwnerJan 28, 2012Professional General Artist
This is beautiful...I would offer critique if I were any good at them but, I will say that the wings Claude has are beautiful, they're nicely detailed and very softly coloured and I do like the little tints of colour you have added in there. The hair on both Alois and Claude again is beautifully done and the subtle details are very fine but again the make the hair look soft and Claude's hilights are nice too.
I love the pose and the facial expressions used and that this seems to be a very dark and almost gothic-esque piece which I think some of their serise is based on. Your detailing on the clothes is attentive and the last thing I will say, the spider webs really frame this picture Also, this is a very good piece of digital work, it almost looks like oil pastel, a lovely touch Very good work you have done here My apologies if this comment is far too long