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Half-elf by Adorael Half-elf by Adorael
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Awesome job, the lighting, the colors, it look like a painting I would like to have on my walls. I don't know how long you've been drawing human-like creatures but you clearly mastered realism. There's realy good attention to detail here especially on his hair and body-hair.
Now the subject itself. It's a half-human ad you managed to mix human and Elf traits pretty well. Elfes are traditionally beardless and they generally have thiner jaws, so I appreciate the fact that the crossbreeding is visible. His position is pretty good. He has personnality and it shows. His smile, his wondering look, his earring, the fact that he has a wip, all those things tell us what your character is about so there's clever communication here.
The clothes are pretty basic but did a good job on the colors and the shades as always.
The major drawback would be (again) the background for me. There's no shame in doing an empty background when you already did a great job on the subject, but my problem here would be the choice of the colour. Personal opinon I gess.
Now something that hit me when first saw this piece. Is the missing eye intentional? My gess would be "yes" since you put attention on details. Anyway, I think, it would look more natural if his eyelashes were visible. It's just a little case of uncanny valley on my part but nothing too serious.

English isn't my first language so pardon the erros.
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The first thing that struck me about this piece was the pose, which I considered odd until it registered as a pose for portraiture. It remains unusual, at least to me, and drew my attention to his weapon very well, as I assume was intentional.
The second thing I noticed was the lack of the right eye. I would suggest doing more to communicate the meaning behind its absence. The viewer can conclude that the subject is missing his eye, but is left to work at it. The downward slanted lines don’t match the shape of a closed eye and might suggest either an oddly healed injury or an artist’s oversight. A touch of additional detail there might have clarified the issue.
Your skill with portraits is evident in the lovely texture of his skin and hair as well as excellent use of lighting and color. His proportions are blended nicely to give the impression of a half-elf. His ear appears to possess more reddish hues than the rest of his skin, which may be an indication of his heritage, but it makes the viewer see the ear as a separate addition to the face, rather than a natural skin tone. This is compounded by the juxtaposition of the lighted ear with the shadows of the neck and darkness of the hair.
Additionally, the delicious texture of the face makes the viewer hungry for more texture, but the clothing, while shaded well, seems to lack the same quality of texture. A lack of finishing detail in the lower portion of a portrait may be common, but the quality of the face raises my expectations and the integration of the weapon draws the eye downward to the lower portions of the piece.
Overall, it is definitely a quality portrait.
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:iconele1905:
ele1905 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Love his roguish expression! Congrats! 👏
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soulstrokes16 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that is one amazing portrait!
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:iconpaunipauni:
paunipauni Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
beautiful !love the expression
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:iconkiowa-arts:
Kiowa-arts Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work !
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:iconalexawayne:
AlexaWayne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing.
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:iconkillerdiller5:
Killerdiller5 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice 👍👍👍
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:iconjoebotzer:
joebotzer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool piece. What tools did you use?
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love his vivid expression, makes you really wonder what he wonders about. :)
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:iconwood-face:
wood-face Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh my lord !!!😍😍😍😍
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:icontheindianghost:
TheIndianGhost Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love how stunning this is Clap La la la la 
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:iconkissmy-claw:
Kissmy-Claw Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 


I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. 
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:iconshellquake:
Shellquake Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"Just like me."
-Peter Pan(my version)
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:iconfrancesco6699:
francesco6699 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is too beautiful! :)
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:iconalucard234564:
Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How about half leprechaun? Now there's an idea!
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:iconscarborrough:
Scarborrough Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
I love his expression. You can always express emotions with your characters' faces. Well done! ^^
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:iconmaffintwinkle:
Maffintwinkle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's soooo beautiful work!
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:iconseralune:
seralune Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so cool! :la:
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:iconmaraia2883:
Maraia2883 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just love it... speechless
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khkairi12 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Pff pleae ignore my trying to be helpful comments to your poll about this pic when you were sketching the hand. It's obviously has been to late for it and it looks just fine to me!
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:iconjoekr9:
joekr9 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Just the right touch of elf.
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:iconalucard234564:
Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:iconalixchevalier:
AlixChevalier Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great, he's so handsome.
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:iconthegentchestburster:
TheGentChestBurster Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Great job, and this brought up a question in my mind. Do elves shave?
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:iconalucard234564:
Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr? I had the same question
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:iconthe12thtaxi:
The12thtaxi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks completely awesome!!!
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:iconnyusonozaky:
NyuSonozaky Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*o* Perfection!
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CarmenVE Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconclamdiggy:
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.  Love the expression on this character.
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconpatmp:
patmp Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconyumeresonnance:
yumeResonnance Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
superbe !
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:iconnoekkvadis:
Noekkvadis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Cristina,

Wow very well drawn. But I dont understand what he is doing with this whip.
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:iconadorael:
Adorael Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Digital Artist
He's just being playful :>
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:iconnoekkvadis:
Noekkvadis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a rogue ;) Good job!
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artiste-reveur Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work!  I love how you even included the stitching detail on his clothing.  All of the details are beautifully done.
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firefysh1140 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Very nicely done.  :-)
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:iconbutterchez:
ButterChez Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
oooh yas half- elves are the best. 
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xXKahArtsxX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing 
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:icondanksoulsinc:
DankSoulsInc Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good stuff reminds me of Dragon Age
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:icontubi4:
tubi4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Nice Work :D
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Great
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:iconfredje323:
fredje323 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Looks wonderful Adorael :D
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:iconarielle-lavecchia:
Arielle-Lavecchia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   General Artist
He looks like a really deliciious piece of eyecandy!!! You made him look very full of mischief. Dango-devil--happy 
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Amabilior Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Incredible :]
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:iconcharmedangel61:
charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
magnificent
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   General Artist
Cute guy, er, elf. 

I don't want to do a full blown critique so I'll just mention in comments that two things strike me odd:  1) the small size of the hand compared to the face (i.e. from chin to hairline is the length of the hand) and 2) the complete occlusion of the far eye behind the nose. Even if the latter proves technically correct in this perspective, it makes for an awkward impression.  
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SparkieTheArtist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Only thing I can say is it looks great, but the thing that is bugging me is his left eye is missing. I know that It's supposed to be behind the nose. Just that maybe add a indicator that he does have another eye? I dunno...ME NO SMART
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ScaredyCaz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student Filmographer
Just a correction, Barthandis with an "a" and you've got an "e" instead. Sorry to be nit picky on his name lol
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:iconadorael:
Adorael Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Oups ^^; corrected 
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:iconscaredycaz:
ScaredyCaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Filmographer
Lol, thank you. 
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