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Female Sith by DM7 Female Sith by DM7
Originally a 1 hour speed painting with other friends on the topic of sith.

I ended up doing a female version :P And one of rare works I spent more than 5 hours on so I'll call this my birthday piece and my next level of work, I really gave it my best. Really! Having a new monitor really helps!

The only reason I've stopped it now is that my laptop is suffering some annoying lags... I've put up with it as long as I could to produce this, but it gets to me after a while. :P Don't worry though I'm getting a new pc soon! It's being assembled now.
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Having seen the work in progress images, I can say this painting has grown quite a bit. :)

First of, the parts I really like:

- A Sith LADY! That's a first for me. :) Never really seen any female Sith lords before, so this puts it high on the originality for me. :P
- Her eyes, they really glow and speak enigmas..
- Her face: nice use of shadows and I love the face paint (wouldn't mind seeing a closeup of just her face). She has a frightening expression; stand aside or you'll end up on my barbecue!
- Her clothing: I love her shoulder plates, especially with the blue highlights on them. Brings a bit of contrast to the otherwise quite red outfit. The waving scarf (? not sure how to call it otherwise) adds a bit of movement to the image.
- Lighting: a nice mix between shadows and lighting. The red glow helps making the whole scene more gloomy, adding to her dark side.

That said, I'm still not quite sure about the light sabre. It stands out a bit too much; maybe it's the bright inner core lacking a bit more gradient, or feeling that the position wouldn't really work in real life (possibly even scorching the back of her legs). It feels that the lower end of the sabre should be a bit thinner/further into the distance.
Around the handle of the weapon it sort of blends better into the picture than on the ends (possibly because of the added fog).

Finally: her legs. They certainly did improve through the various versions, but somehow the position of them still feels a bit off. (Something you commented on yourself as well).

Overall it is an impressive image though that indeed deserves a place in your portfolio!
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KeekaTiger Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
you should give her a name! she looks like an awesome character!
her clothes look really great, love the red, flowy, scarf-like piece :)
the sort of simple background fits very nicely as well, as it doesn't distract but is also mysterious rather than boring.
i really like the work you did on the lightsaber, it's amazing! :)
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DM7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you. :D I am never good with names so I'll just leave that to your imagination. ;)
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! I love the pose, and the atmosphere you've greated
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DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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SoryArt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really awesome!!! The lightsaber is really perfect!
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DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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ParzifalsJudgment Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh man, I love her costume design! My favorite part are her shoulder pads and her flowing  ribbons on the front of the outfit.  I really admire the fact that she's also fully covered, too, it looks both practical and really awesome!
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DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your lovely feedback! :hug:
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ParzifalsJudgment Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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oxaliplatino Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
awesome
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newcmv-x Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
1 hour? I hate you lol. awesome
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Hyenax Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really nice! She looks really cool and the lightsaber really stands out! :D
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DM7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Hyenax! :D I'm glad you think so because I'm not sure if I made her lightsaber a little too hard. *shrug*
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obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is great :) I love her design!
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DM7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, me too! :D
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
So so..Wow! I really like this. Especially the shiny glowing light saber. :D
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you owletfeathers! :heart:
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome :)
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NickTrip Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm super glad to see you do a longer piece! All of your speedies are really awesome and pushing up the polish and detail makes for some sweet art from you! :)
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Raskadow! :D I'm pretty sure I'll do more of those once I get my new laptop. My love for art also grew. :heart:
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh not new laptop, I meant PC!!!! A super PC! XD
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ScathSiorai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome! Great job!
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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ScathSiorai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Youre welcome! :D:D
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :D
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome :hug:
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Izene Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrat on the level up!! :D
You finally got enough xp :)
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Izene! :D Yup finally. About time eh? XD
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Izene Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! yip!
Now you can work on massive massive digital canvases!!! :D
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FiXato Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
As I can't leave comments on my own critique for not being a premium member (kinda odd imho though..):

You're welcome :)
As for anatomy: combine it with your other hobby, photography :)
Get a model (I'm sure your hubby could be useful there :P) and position them in all sorts of positions and keep that camera rolling ;-)
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's odd indeed. Anyways, photography yes... XD lol I also have plenty of resources laying around, especially few from imaginefx. I just haven't really used them religiously because I want to be able to build it in my head, see it and draw it without any problems. :P I'm kinda stubborn like that. You may shoot me for that though because I think I'm nuts. lol
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UltimateBloodMoney Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
all hail the sith! none shall stop the dark side
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yup join my dark side! >:D
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UltimateBloodMoney Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i will follow, guide my blade through my enemies and guide me to victory
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good my little minion! You learn quickly.
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UltimateBloodMoney Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i shall follow, what must be commanded of the force l:(
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nder-vander Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
KEWL!
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Yakuza-Foxtrot Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Amazing colors with a soft touch of motion. It's a nice breezy swing
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DM7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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