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Unholy by Ophelia-Overdose

To begin with, what I truly enjoy from Miss Overdose is her full use of colors in her work and the ability to maximize a given hue with...

The dream I dreamed by Ophelia-Overdose

For to long I have simply left comments on beautiful works that Ophelia has posted on here, while this time, I feel compelled to leave ...

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Unholy by Ophelia-Overdose
To begin with, what I truly enjoy from Miss Overdose is her full use of colors in her work and the ability to maximize a given hue with widely varying levels of saturation and luminosity. Red seems to be her preferred color most times and this piece excels in that presentation.

When we look at the background we can make out the obvious location of inside a church, thus establishing a holy and sanctified location. When you look upon Ophelia herself, the sanctity melts away with her carnal use of reds that bleed toward temptation themselves and the bare flesh giving impure thoughts while in the house of the lord. The chain wrapped about her gives a hint of taboo in either slavery or BDSM, neither of which are fitting for the location, thus further driving home the title of Unholy.

This is a more unique approach to the title that what most would think or consider. Typically, unholy seems to infer a hideous monstrosity of sorts doing something so perverse that words can not describe it. Ophelia comes from a sinful approach of temptation with her hands suggesting a blessing upon something that is not exactly ordained. Unholy in her case, suggests something much less monstrous, and much more sinful, and quite possibly enjoyable.

As always with Ophelia's work, the makeup and attention to details in her craft is that of a true master craftsman. The head piece with the roses is the perfect accent to the style in which she has done her hair. The bustier top showcases her sewing skills with layers of lace, mesh, tassels, and an intricate chain wrap that reminds me of Dejah Thoris.

The overall impact is pure power and beauty that I can't help but keep my eyes transfixed to. Her stances and expressions are true signs of someone who has been in front of the lens as much as she. As always, no matter the subject, no matter the location, no matter the hinted intentions, Ophelia Overdoes continues to improve her costume making skills and showcase such wild beauty that can not help but to draw in viewers.
I love my car, I hate my car, I love my car, I hate my car... I'm running out of flowers to pluck, crap.

$320 for brand new tires on my car cause the previous ones had run bald.  Damn.  $405 dollars for new Tie Rod ends for suspension which is what killed my previous set of tires.  $110 dollars for alignment of said tires, which can not be done until the tie rod ends are replaced.  Was popcorn surprised with the Tie Rod ends this morning when trying to get alignment done on car.  Murphy, you be a cruel bastard, a cruel cruel bastard.

Anyways, with that, time to list what I've helped with and feel accomplished for helping with.
:iconomar-dogan: has scaled back 5th Capsule which lucky me for timing on now :(
:iconprecia-t: made a very pretty picture at my request which you can find here TARGA Felicia brushing hair (commission) I got lucky with the timing of it, cause I thought it would take years before she would get to me.
:icongrinningredfox: has her bell, so look forward to her Aisha shoot at some point soon I would guess.
:iconsidneymt: $5 a month towards laughing at Aisha and her "interesting" adventures.

I have two new classmates which I have added to my watch list here :iconsecretman9: and :iconshizawolf316:  We three have a Design II class together and are exploring the world of value, hue, and saturation together.  Midterm is Thursday, and then I can ditch the vocab cause I much prefer saying "Welcome to the world of Color" ;p

Working on a fan-comic of :iconprecia-t: characters.  3 of her OC's, Queen Felicia, Olle, and Noether, though Noether, hasn't shown up yet, I figured out how to end the quick little comic with her and I think it's perfect.  We'll see what Lady Precia says =D
The dream I dreamed by Ophelia-Overdose
For to long I have simply left comments on beautiful works that Ophelia has posted on here, while this time, I feel compelled to leave a critique. This is my first time so bare with me here....

First off, Ophelia's outfits are always grand in scope, detailed in nature, and simply stunning in their use of color. This particular piece has seen her stay toward muted earth tones which while they are not in stark contrast for a vibrant effect, do give instead a soft and warm feeling with a hint of Autumn that you just want to wrap yourself in.

While the colors are muted, the hair is wild and flowing, giving an excellent sense of movement to those golden pumpkin colored tresses. Her hairdressing skills are on full display here in getting the various styles weaved into one piece of hair. Locks, flat, waves, wisps, all in one and wild, yet still in control with nothing distracting from the rest of the piece. It relates well to the background where we see the patterns on the wall behind her bend and curve around Ophelia herself(like the hiar), as if to give an aura of a goddess descending, ready to bless the autumn harvest that is at hand.

While the overall piece itself has good balance and use of space, I cannot get a good sense of proportion between her and the background. Another issue, is where do I focus: to her flawless face(which showcases her make-up skills) framed by the wild hair, or to the leather corset around the waist which gives a textured roughness that offsets the softness the rest of the piece conveys?

Overall, this is still an excellent piece that showcases Miss Ophelia's noteworthy skills in modeling, hairdressing and make-up. While it is not the first shot she has presented from this shoot, it is by far the most stirring piece, pressing at least myself to move and respond with applause. :clap:
1st major project from Design II by RLN
1st major project from Design II
So this was our 4th assignment in Design II class this semester.  It was the first major one as it combined what we learned in the previous 3.  This combined learning the three basics of color hues: chromatic grays, muted, and prismatic.  We had free reign with the value range and this was the idea that spawned in my head.

This wasn't the greatest shot, but I see this as more of a place holder until I can get the project back and nab a better shot for here.
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Jade Stown Redeux by RLN
Jade Stown Redeux
In an attempt to fulfill my doing a comic on here, I need to revamp some of my characters looks from my story.  Yuri will remain unchanged, but Jade her right hand and fellow muscle enforcer needed an updated look.  I redrew Jade with a bit more feminine of look, thanks to :icongrinningredfox: for a likeness base.  This is the 3 phases it went through, my pencil sketch on the left, the outline basis I made in Adobe Illustrator in the middle, and the color job my wife :iconlilwashu287: did with the outline and using the pencil sketch to address details.
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I love my car, I hate my car, I love my car, I hate my car... I'm running out of flowers to pluck, crap.

$320 for brand new tires on my car cause the previous ones had run bald.  Damn.  $405 dollars for new Tie Rod ends for suspension which is what killed my previous set of tires.  $110 dollars for alignment of said tires, which can not be done until the tie rod ends are replaced.  Was popcorn surprised with the Tie Rod ends this morning when trying to get alignment done on car.  Murphy, you be a cruel bastard, a cruel cruel bastard.

Anyways, with that, time to list what I've helped with and feel accomplished for helping with.
:iconomar-dogan: has scaled back 5th Capsule which lucky me for timing on now :(
:iconprecia-t: made a very pretty picture at my request which you can find here TARGA Felicia brushing hair (commission) I got lucky with the timing of it, cause I thought it would take years before she would get to me.
:icongrinningredfox: has her bell, so look forward to her Aisha shoot at some point soon I would guess.
:iconsidneymt: $5 a month towards laughing at Aisha and her "interesting" adventures.

I have two new classmates which I have added to my watch list here :iconsecretman9: and :iconshizawolf316:  We three have a Design II class together and are exploring the world of value, hue, and saturation together.  Midterm is Thursday, and then I can ditch the vocab cause I much prefer saying "Welcome to the world of Color" ;p

Working on a fan-comic of :iconprecia-t: characters.  3 of her OC's, Queen Felicia, Olle, and Noether, though Noether, hasn't shown up yet, I figured out how to end the quick little comic with her and I think it's perfect.  We'll see what Lady Precia says =D

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Zechariah Baker (aka Tenchi)
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Current game of choice : Guild Wars 2 (Tarnished Coast server)

Current Residence: St. Louis(well the suburbs, but my drivers license says St. Louis)
Favourite genre of music: Trance, Alternative, Rock(Hard/Heavy), British Pop, Anime OST
Favourite photographer: :iconsnowwhitesuicide: - :iconalexisrose:

Favourite render artists: :iconsaphirenishi: - :iconlooks-can-kill: - :iconx2gon: - :iconrgus:

Favourite models: :iconophelia-overdose: - :iconstephanie-van-rijn: - :icongestiefeltekatze:

Favorite cosplayers: :icongrinningredfox: - :iconyayacosplay: - :iconriddle1:

Favorite guilty pleasure: :icontheresahelmer: - :iconbloddroppe: - :iconmordsithcara:

Favourite style of art: my own and :iconprecia-t: - :iconartgerm: - :icontoolkitten:
Operating System: XP
Shell of choice: hrmm... Koopa Troopa ^_^
Wallpaper of choice: something my kids haven't drawn on
Skin of choice: My wife, when she is fresh out of the shower
Favourite cartoon character: Ryouko from Tenchi Muyo
Personal Quote: "To understand someone, learn how they think first."
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RLN Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Most welcome.  Fernelle fav.me/d83qdes has a lovely shade of blue hair that is absolute kryptonite for me =D
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LadyMiralys Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Lyon thank you for the fav star by tats2
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Thank you for faving my work my friend it is very much appreciated :)
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RLN Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You have made some very pretty art.  Believe me, the appreciation is on my end ^_^
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x-bossie-boots-x Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thank you thats is very kind of you :)
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secretman9 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wahaha! I found you! It's Brendan from Design II here.
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RLN Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Evening, watched you back ^_^
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Thank you very much my friend for faving my work :)
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