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Comm: Kyrrahbird by Syphellium Comm: Kyrrahbird by Syphellium
Edit// Made some very silly typos and added some tags. Also I'm not sure the link to the wips worked so I re-linked it c: Thanks everybody!
Headshot w/ detailed background for my fantastic friend, ~Kyrrahbird of her character, Kyrrah!

I'm so so sorry for how long this took to do, I ended up repainting the background three times (going from the original space theme to sunset horizon to this one) I also completely redrew Kyrrah (because the scene changed and I wanted to add more of her body) But I am so happy with how this painting turned out finally! It's a little bit of a remake of this painting I did before:
(Same sort of shading style and inspired background)

Worked on refining clouds and creating more depth, not sure if either worked out. But I'm quite happy with the colors and the amount of detail in this painting. I used my well tested, well worn soft shading style, but I tried to use more layers or highlights and texture.

Critique welcome!
Some work-in-progress shots: [link]

Materials: Wacom Intuos4, Photoshop CS6, pencil sketch beforehand. Time taken: Not sure since there was a lot of repainting.

Copyright art to me, please do not use in any way (reposting, stealing, copying, tracing etc.) without my written permission. This is a PAID piece of work, please respect the commissioners rights.
Copyright character (Kyrrah) to ~Kyrrahbird


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Vision : Well, I would have liked to see the rest of its body, but the face and the moutains on the background are nice (3,5/5)

Originality : Very nice, I like that face and those clouds which are also pretty cool (4,5/5)

Technique : Don't really know how I should rate this. If I should really write something: the blue stuff around the "monster"'s neck are cool and I also like how the sky is done, I mean, i like the colors, blue and progressively white is awesome (4/5)

Impact : I think that the way that it looks out is well done, but as I said before, I would have prefered to see the reste of the body, seems like something is missing. You could have shown whole body, it would have been more "impressive" (3,5/5)

All-in-all, cool work, pleasant to see, I like pretty much the colors :)

And sorry if I've done some grammar mistakes, french persons don't speak english very good, you know :D
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job she looks great! :)
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! It was mighty fun to do c:
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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:iconmorrokei:
Morrokei Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daaang look at those clouds ;A;
I adoree the shading too, and especially those wonderful blue eyes ;u; <3

this is amazing!
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:iconapachegoboom:
Apachegoboom Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The clouds and dragon are so magnetising.
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:iconamadoodles:
Amadoodles Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
ASDAS DEM CLOUDS DAT PERSPECTIVE

seriously it just sucks you right up, its really really gorgeous.
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:icon1secretaccount:
1secretaccount Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
You are always so good at drawing backgrounds! The clouds really look great, and I love this soft shading style ^^
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing colors, shading, and background.
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:iconphoenixwulf:
PhoenixWulf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this 1 look like so cool and gorgeus, i love it so much especialy for the detail on the character :3
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! I love this character so I wanted to put in my best effort x)
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:iconphoenixwulf:
PhoenixWulf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and well you just do an amazing job :D i want to see ur next one :3
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:iconvenomeye:
Venomeye Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Syph, this turned out so beautifully, and the clouds are just beyond gorgeous. I'm super impressed, and I just love the texture you put on the skin. You're growing so wonderfully as an artist <3
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much Venom!! <33 I had so much fun with the clouds especially! (And the way you paint clouds are incredibly inspiring!)
Thank you so much again ;;
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DragonicShadow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cool!
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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DragonicShadow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconsky-shifter:
Sky-Shifter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is just beautiful! I can't get over those clouds, they just look s fluffy and soft. I really like how the picture is cropped and the angle you have going on too.
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Gah thank you so much Sky! Clouds are the best to do, probably also a background element I paint too often so I had to try and spice it up a little more this time. I'm very glad you like this, and it's a real honor you think so c:
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Sky-Shifter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well they came out great! I just want to reach and touch them so badly, they look so soft and wispy!

Your welcome! It truly is an amazing peace!
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Writer
This is amazing :iconiloveyouplz:
I assume you and Kyrrahbird are close?
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
Ky is a great friend, she's really nice and I wish we could talk more for sure x)
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:iconcharlottei:
charlottei Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, those clouds are beautiful. I love the detail on the character too, great job!
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! Had a lot of fun with the clouds, I'm really glad to be able to see some improvement from the previous painting too x)
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GTX-Media Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow. This looks so freaking awesome. There's so much I like about it. :D
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! It was great fun to work on (despite all the repainting), I'm really glad you like the result!
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:iconnebquerna:
Nebquerna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really super nice !
I like the peace it show, the way it's color and the colours used
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much Neb! I'm glad you can feel the peaceful mood, I was really aiming for that c:
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:iconnebquerna:
Nebquerna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And you do it great !
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FoxPhillix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, the detail looks phenomenal on this
The clouds and the varying hues of blue set so nicely on this scene
Stunning work! c:
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Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! The clouds were crazy fun to work on, I'm very glad I can see some improvement from the previous picture cx Blue is a great color to work with this character too! Thanks for the lovely comment <33
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Sezaii Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful! Your shading is just so smooth D: I'm jealous! <3
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks Sez! Smooth shading is really really easy to do~! It only requires a lot of layers to make it look more like a 3d form. Just use the opacity flow brush in default PS, I used 3 layers for shadows and two for highlights (one for reflected light).
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Aevix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is insanely gorgeous! I especially love the 'gritty' texture of the shading, and the detail in the eye. Not to mention such a pretty background.
Amazing work ^-^
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Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!! I messed around with skin/scaley textures on the character, it was great fun and I loved the look of it. Probably going to keep doing this for any other 'smooth skined' characters in future. The eye came out a lot better than I thought, though I don't think I portrayed her pupil-less characteristic very well <___<"
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment!
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! I love the way the shading of the background and dragon work together.
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! Blue with brown/orange combinations are my favorite (probably quite obvious in my gallery), this character really hit the spot.
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:iconutpa:
Utpa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think this is one of my favourite pieces that you have ever done. very gorgeous!
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks Zephyr! Good to see you on deviantart too, missed your wonderful photography!
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:iconutpa:
Utpa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hopefully I will upload some actual work soon haha -damn my laziness-!!!
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:icontraediras:
Traediras Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This came out VERY well! 8D
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much Trae!! <3
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:iconesthiell:
Esthiell Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
looks amazing ! nice work !
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconcookiecocktail:
CookieCocktail Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks cool
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:iconsyphellium:
Syphellium Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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