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Chained to Crystal by ShiroiKrow Chained to Crystal by ShiroiKrow
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w00t love how this turned out! I ACTUALLY CELL-SHADED!!! Didn't think it was possible since my last attempts ended up horrible!! xD

Anyways.. couldn't help but color it, it started as a simple 'I'm-bored-sketch', but ended up as this.. xD
This is my main character James Cyrus for my series 'Avadon'.
I just love drawing him as a kid. xD (James: :iconsnapeleavesplz: )

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Line-art was done traditionally, colored in Photoshop CS5

art & character ShiroiKrow

LA: Chained to crystal by ShiroiKrowCharacter Designs James and Atsuko by ShiroiKrowEnlil by ShiroiKrowBANG by ShiroiKrow

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Cressou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow !!! ;w;
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jetsterjason Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZIN~!
I loves it, so wonderfulz.
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
;u; Thank you. :tighthug:
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IvanTheTerrible88 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the contrast of colors and how u could make the colors blue and red work together in such harmony. u really showed good shades and made the blue work with u instead of u working with the blue. u have really good intention, keep drawing!!
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! This drawing is more than a year old, if I redrew it I would do so many things different!  But I was really proud of it at the time..
anywayz, thank you for the compliment. C: :tighthug:
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IvanTheTerrible88 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome!! :iconslowhugplz:
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ZazzyAK Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very, very beautiful drawing! The colors are awesome and character expressive, greaaaat ^^
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you! Although it is more than a year old and many many things should have been done differently.. ;P thanks for the compliment though! ^_^
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MichaelPerrone Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
That's amazing!
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconpapcryplz: Thank you so much! :hug:
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MichaelPerrone Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Your welcome!
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ruebisous Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sublime! Breathtaking. I love the colors you used
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconiwantitplz: r-really? Thank you so much! >w<
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ruebisous Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconaawplz: You're welcome
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akbarbisul Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i missed this Dx

dat line, dat colour... y u so awesome :icony-u-noplz:
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Could say the same about you!! D:
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link]
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Hannusan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it *-*. All those details are just crazy!! (or I'm too impatient to do something like that xD)

However, what exactly is the cell-shading?? I hear it a lot but it's never clear to me... mainly 'cause your drawing looks a bit different that I usually see on the cell-shaded pictures.
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't help it, I love details. D: thank you very very much~! >w<
as for the definition of cell shading... [link]
It's just a technique of coloring pictures to make them appear hand-drawn, a bit simple too. instead of soft shadow-lines (which makes a drawing appear realistic) you use hard ones. :P I still kind of suck at it though.. cause I always try to give a realistic touch to my drawings (or something else that screws it up.) ^^' Everybody uses their own preferred styles, so mine should look different than other drawings where similar techniques were applied. When you watch anime they use cell shading too. ^^
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ryuunootome Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you! :D
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ryuunootome Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^^
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PedroHenrique-2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that face is just so extremely cute!
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
>w< aw, thank you!! :squee:
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CrazyMeliMelo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
OMFG!!! IT AWESOME BUD ^^
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconaawplz: thank yuuu! >w<
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CrazyMeliMelo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
no prob X3
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IdrisKhaleesi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful Work I love it, well done xx :glomp:
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you so much! >w< :hug:
:squee:
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IdrisKhaleesi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're Welcome! xx :glomp:
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Sasha-NBT Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
this chain coming out of that skull gave me a really sick idea...
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
hahahahahahahahah. goooooood~
xD
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YuukiCross5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is soooo amazing!! :iconwooowplz:

Awesome job!! :icondesuplz:
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
>W< thank youuu!! :squee: :hug:
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YuukiCross5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :iconsadcraiplz:
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Ah, so much darker, bleaker now that the shadows are apparent, and the crystals are opaque, not as "lighthearted" as the translucent gem-like kind. James' robes is strikin inthat hte pattern, though not quite, is very remniscent of a chain pattern. It implies a bond to the poor soul. Now I can also see why he looks so down: wiht all the blood spatter, though not as much on him, I'm guessing he had to fight some guardian or monster and isnt' happy that he had to sispatch it. If that's it then it looks like it was a pretty violent end for the creature or person.

The sense of scale for the background is tough to figure out. In the ink I thought it was natural stone/granite tha was high and cracked, but the blood implies it's much closer; yet the "tree branches" mixed with lightning or glows, I just can't make out. It also looks like there's a tiny shield or crest at the top of the highest blood splat on the right. At least with the stone to James' right (our left) I can see that it's some kind of regular stone.

Regardless, looks like it's been a rough and unhappy day for the poor kid. Still, he'll perservere I'm sure.
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I suddenly wanted to make it all dark and stuff.. xD
Since it.. 'missed something.' xD
Thank you for your super cool comment yet again! :squee: I'm not gonna give anything away though! ;P
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You're such a tease. :)

But then again I really hate spoilers, so it's actually better this way.
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
right! and the story wouldn't be any fun if I spill the beans. =w=
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really good.
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you!! :squee: >W< :hug:
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome.
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CandraRose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god this looks simply amazing!!! ^^ :la: I love all of the shading and lighting you used
and that chain still looks so epic :D
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
yay! xD Glad u think so :squee:
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CandraRose Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem, it looks amazing!! ^^
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Clear-Moon-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
So cool. The color scheme is really awesome and making more awesome
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you!! :squee: ^^
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gendeadpool Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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eva-tiger-lover Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
o wow it is beautiful
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