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S H O G U N by rockerdish S H O G U N by rockerdish
EDIT: You can compare with the previous version here: [link]

Inspired by : Shogun - by Trivium and the legenday DA Artist - Jarek Kubicki.

Time will not heal all of your pain
I cannot wait for it all to come crashing
Down on your face, ripping your veins out
Your insides win and kill you from within


Stocks used:
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Almost all the gallery of ~dazzle-stock
Blood package [link] by #resurgere.
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Given 2013-03-15
S H O G U N by ~rockerdish ( Featured by Aeirmid )
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Critique by Rusaiji Feb 13, 2010, 9:31:11 AM
My favorite thing about this picture is the directional lines you have sweeping through the piece, giving it movement. Because of these sweeping lines, the composition never gets stagnant - I never find my eye getting stuck in any one place here. Something I find very interesting about this piece is that, while managing to keep it relatively monochromatic, you still have color variety that keeps it lively (namely the red tint you incorporated into the jawline). The textures in this piece are also rather varied, which is particularly important in a monochromatic piece. Since there are so many different kinds of textures, it never gets boring.

I'll note that the contrast in this picture is just perfect - it's what makes this piece really stand out. This brings me to the veil on the face, which I really like since it's relatively abstracted - it doesn't stick too closely to the face, but it floats outward. I think it's interesting how you chose to make the veil white as opposed to black, it seems almost symbolic in the way you presented it: it's not suffocating, but it lifts upward as if it's a symbol of trust or vision (but I could be wrong there, as I usually am).

In any case, I can't think of anything that needs to be improved upon here. It's pleasantly whimsical and bold.
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Babylonia666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional
nice!
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TOYDREAMER Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just simply love at first sight for this piece! :love: And awesome title, contrast, lighting and texture! Spectacular piece! XD
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mippieArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Featured here [link] and [link]
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:iconblumilein:
blumilein Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Photographer
:love: :heart:
This is soooo super!! :heart:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconlishamerican:
LishaMerican Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Just...WOW!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Wonderful and beautiful...:heart:...!!!
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narutowebby Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I didn't even realize this was a manipulation until i read the description!
This is fantastisch!
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Citizen-Red Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
F***ing frightening- and beautiful.
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HappyHateDay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I love bloody pale people. It's so beautiful. Hmm I thought I would have grown out of this goth phase by now..
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willclark218 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost hate to use the word "lovely"... but this fits the bill.... really beautiful piece...
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Raffuccii21 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Breathtaking.
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vampeve-97 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student
oh.. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD!
:huggle:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on your DD! ;)
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rockerdish Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha..Thanks man. At last i got one! Should've been on the one you suggested a long while back but it feels good to have a DD :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was about time :P and even if it's an older work it's still one of your best. And as far as I remember it was your "breakthrough" piece as well, right? So I think there couldn't have been a better choice for a first DD!
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rockerdish Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, it was indeed a special one. A sort of the first work i put in more than usual effort. Come to think of it, yeah, its nice that this got chosen.

And what's up on your end? I see you've improved tremendously since the last time i was here! Journey to shatter island and Knight of the old republic are superb!! Especially the perspective... man that's tough to get right :P
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perspective on the latter indeed was really tricky. I do think there's room for improvement though :D
About the other one, honestly, I have no idea what the big deal is with that one lol. I mean I kinda don't think it's better than my usual stuff, but of course I appreciate that many people like it so much. :shrug: :D Thank you for the compliments btw!

Actually I don't really have time for much new stuff at the moment artwise because I'm completely tied up in my master thesis. You're not the most active person either at the moment, I've noticed. ;P
As of tomorrow I'll be on vacation for a week. So see you then.
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rockerdish Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the stock that you used in the latter already had a nice perspective, add to that the nice color combination and eerie feeling that you usually work with, and it turned out pretty easily likeable. Probably why more people like it :P

Yup, not that active anymore... I wish to be, but time is hard to come by. Still manage to sketch a little now and then. Digital media takes more time than that, especially photomanips!!!(who better to know that than you :P).
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theSong Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Congrats for the DD, mate! :)
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Creamydigital Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wonderfull picture :wow:

Congrats for the DD :love:
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burnej01 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
gorgous
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Noxxi-a Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really like the mood this has and the overall darkness of it.
Can't stop looking~
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WinterImperfect Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all that's going through my head is 'my eyes.. my eyes..' from fatal frame.
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations !!
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homiluis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Wow....loks amazing.....nice work
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jpittman14 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
that is creepy like woah lol
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outmost433 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Artist
I like the bleeding eyes this is awesome!! :love:
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chiruna Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
fantastic!!
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. Congrats on the DD.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Awesome work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconmoeenn:
moeenn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Congrats on the DD
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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bloodking30 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Callendra Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Beautifully sad. xD The details are stunning and I love the contrast and colours. Very cold but bright. Awesome
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :)
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onelittlevixen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on DD! I definitely like what you did with the changes!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Gorgeous. I definitely like the improvement you made in this newer one. :D
Congrats on the DD> :joy:
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polerbear266 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is really powerful and absolutely beautiful!
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Clay-zius399 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconzerojs:
zerojs Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, very striking
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crazy-laika1989 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
it ,s amazing!
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louisex52 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Woah this is amazing brilliant detail you have hear :D I would be so great full if you checked out my most recent deviant
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GMG5000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
BEAUTIFUL!!! =D
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zinnazay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
:bulletred: Oh wow, this is amazing, Just squeeeeee!! :bulletred:
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :dalove: :)
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CrowsReign Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
an absolute masterpiece!!!!well done!!!i have to go around your gallery for more!!!!!!!
Also this is better than the previous version.the only thing i liked more in it was the soft lips that to me were more sentimental than this one but still absolutely fantastic work!!!!well done!!!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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