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WAR MAIDEN (V2) by Eddy-Shinjuku WAR MAIDEN (V2) by Eddy-Shinjuku
UPDATE(8th/May/2013): Just a last little retouch and HD version before I really put this to bed.

Photoshop CS5.1 Extended 40hours+

A little story:

Exiled eldest daughter of a royal decent, she acquiesce not with the Lineage, so left.
She returns back to restore order and claim what is right fully hers, so as the royal name...and the throne.



CREDITS:

- Brushes from ImagineFX Issue 81
- Geoff Vane [link] for castle reference photos, from Imagine FX
- Hair brushes from falln-brushes.deviantart.com
- Hair brushes from Para-vine.deviantart.com [link]
- Composition inspired by Berserk manga art.
- Will add more later soon...
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:iconcollector1138:
This is a very strong, impressive piece. The lighting effects are top notch, the background and foreground effects are dynamic; the entire scene has the look of a still frame from the opening movie sequence of a major game like Final Fantasy or Soul Calibur.

However, I've noted some issues with your figure composition and, if I may, I'd like to discuss those. First, while I enjoy the face of the character, the hair - especially the tendrils flying in the wind - is problematic. They look less like hair than tentacles, I feel, and perhaps some additional rendering might clear this issue up.

Second, while the legs are well-proportioned, I feel that the torso is too short for the body itself. It gives the figure a pinched, tight feeling, and as a result renders the image a somewhat uncomfortable, claustrophobic undertone, in my opinion.

Finally, the outstretched hand seems not to have been rendered quite as fully as the rest of the figure, and it seems "painterly" where the rest of the figure is almost photorealistic. As such, it seems separate from the whole of the figure.

I hope you don't find these criticisms too harsh. This is an exceptional image, and I only noted those few "issues". Keep up the great work!
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:iconsoul-blade22:
Soul-Blade22 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
yet again...truly an amazing piece Shinjuku
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!!
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:iconnaruxhinata:
naruXhinata Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
amazing!
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:iconnatsumi494:
Natsumi494 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is AWESOME !
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:iconnameless75:
Nameless75 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Amazing beautiful :heart:
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Awesome.
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:iconjastar4:
JAStar4 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Writer
Cool
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:iconcj-db:
CJ-DB Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
AWESOME :wow: :love:
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:iconvacqs:
Vacqs Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
The girl reminds me of certain armored bounty hunter from space...

Good work as always.
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And this certain bounty hunter wears skin tight blue plugsuit under that armor? ;p

Thank you man! :w00t:
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:icontahashikano:
TahashiKano Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This piece looks great! Must admit: the subject and the background looks a tad off, as in two different techniques. My understanding of it is that the background is actually another piece itself so this may be the reason why. It could also be my lack of sleep. xD

Great work! Great pose, as if she's about ready to strike down an enemy.
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:iconpizzamurai:
Pizzamurai Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Nice update. Brings a really good piece to great =)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I needed to get into the medieval mindset because of a certain commission :lol:
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:iconpizzamurai:
Pizzamurai Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Haha XD
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:iconakunichitaiga:
AkunichiTaiga Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was Like Wow, When, July 2012...
Why.. Ohh updated, I see i see..

Well in Any Case, This Really Does Look like it would Be on the cover of a Game
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! :iconxd--plz:

Btw awesome that you featured my Miku artwork in your Google+ page :w00t:
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:iconakunichitaiga:
AkunichiTaiga Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3
yeah I felt It Had to be Shared, and As i have 4500 people Following me...
i feel it Might Have sen't some more fans your Way.
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:iconmacadamstreet:
macadamstreet Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
what is this from ? video game ? or manganime ? or pure invention ^^

nice details ^^ love it ^^
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's my OC :D
Old work really from July 2012 ;p
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:iconartfurry:
ArtFurry Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing :D
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol nothing new really, just an update of an old work ^^;
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:iconartfurry:
ArtFurry Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
still great :D
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:iconcaynansantos:
caynansantos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
very nice !!!
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:icondamiel:
Damiel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
if Claymore had been an US comic book instead of a manga, I'm sure it'd have looked just like that!
(I'm not too much of a Berserk fan, aside the new Tamago No Ou movie. She strikes me more of a Claymore)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I guess a sleek-bodied warrior woman handling a huge sword one-handedly with ease speaks more to Claymore I supposed. :nod:
Well, even though Claymore is in manga/anime form, the characters most likely depicting European highlanders, with my character here kind of look like.
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:icondamiel:
Damiel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Claire (or Theresa, here) always made me think of someone of Scandinavian or Germanic ancestry than Scot
it's been a while since I watched or read the manga, tho
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:icongreyfalls:
greyfalls Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Absolutely incredible.
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
many thanks for dropping by! Highly appreciated that! XD
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:iconarmamentdawg:
ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
'Alice in Wonderland' ([link](2010_film)) done RIGHT.

Alice: "Here, Jabberwocky-wocky-wocky! Come out and plaaaay!"

Jabberwocky: (Whispers prayers as he hides in terror.)
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:iconneoblonde-hustler64:
neoblonde-hustler64 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing piece:D :iconamazingplz:
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:iconzakharrar:
ZakHarrar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here : [link] =D !!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is great! :iconxd--plz:
I'm humbled that you support my work XD
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:iconmokegowa:
mokegowa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
fate stay night?
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I watched a little Fate Zero during the time trying to figure out ideas for the contest, maybe it influenced it in some form :nod:
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:iconaemiliuslives:
aemiliuslives Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing scene. Great technique :thumbsup:
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:iconcamibee:
camibee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, the lighting and detail is amazing. I really love the colors and the atmosphere, this is just amazing, excellent job :love:
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:iconbenre13:
Benre13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Full of epicosity!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Highly appreciate your comment! It rejuvenates the fatigue from the hours of effort put into this! :icongrin--plz:
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:iconskyjaguar:
SkyJaguar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
This is extraordinary! Thanks for sharing it with :icontrue-amazons:. :)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconwelcomescript1::iconwelcomescript2::iconwelcomescript3::iconwelcomescript4:
And thanks for supporting my artwork! XD
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:icongalactixa:
Galactixa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Wauw. I'm wordless
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for viewing! :iconawwplz:
Sometimes words are unnecessary XD
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:icondomi-shan-pl:
domi-shan-pl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous colors, great idea with that work.
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3:
You observation is much appreciated! it was a huge effort to pull it off with what you've mentioned.
Initially it was gritty looking, but I think it's fun to make things more vibrant and playful, things doesn't always need to be all dark and sombre if you ask me:nod:
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:iconzuneperry22:
Zuneperry22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
so majestic looking
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear that! :iconchuuplz:
Nice to know that the work gets that vibe across quite clearly :nod:
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:iconalazarxius:
Alazarxius Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"first im going to burn your village with my radiance. Then i'm going to kill you with my awesome."
-"what about your sword?"
"Nah, I just carry this because it looks freakin awesome."
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THIS IS WELL SPOKEN!!! :iconthumbsupplz: :iconrlytearplz: :iconthumbsupplz:
Hearing this made it all worth the excessive details spent from my scarce free time :icongrin--plz:
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:iconalazarxius:
Alazarxius Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHA no problem B-)
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:iconsplaty:
splaty Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely armor!
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