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Fire Spirit by PixlPhantasy Fire Spirit by PixlPhantasy
Dancing With the Flames

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as well as some of my own pictures of fire.
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Critique – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

THE GOOD – What really works for this picture is the idea and the execution. Making a subject out of fire is very challenging and I salute you for the originality. The fire looks good and I think that choosing to do it in a forest at night was a great idea because the background really looks great and pulls the viewer in nicely.

THE BAD – If I had to call attention to something that needs work it would be two things. One, the anatomy of the fire girl could use a little work as could her pose though I think the two go hand in hand. I think her pose could have been planned a little better to make it more interesting; especially her hand which does not look like it would be in that position naturally. I think practice on anatomy would help it a lot. It is good and we can clearly see what it is and I know it is a semi-formless wisp of fire but some of the parts could have been smoothed out to make the subject look more feminine.

The second thing that could use a little improvement is the fire. It is good and I know how drawing fire digitally can be difficult. There are a lot of tricks and some people do it so good that they make it look easy. I also would not even attempt anymore without a tablet (though it looks like you did have one). Fire is tough but I think this is a good picture of fire; room for improvement but good.

THE UGLY – I only write about the ugly if I find something really wrong and I don’t see anything really wrong. The picture has a strong overall appeal and design as well as a stellar background that frames the entire piece; very impressive.

Cheers!
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Critique by AndieBarry Mar 6, 2011, 1:37:20 PM
The piece its self is an excellent concept. I love the fiery hair, and the face looks great! The colour scheme you have chosen for the background blends perfectly.

However, I must agree with the last critique about the anatomy. Personally, I don't think that there are too many flaws. Fire can take any shape, which I think fixes that problem.
Last, I think that the fire looks a little 2D. Like its been placed. Maybe more work with the lighting would really make it pop! Perhaps adding more yellowish tones to the figure, would fix it, and maybe even some red.

However, Only after a real close look can I notice these. So well done!
I really love the piece!
And it shall remain in my favorites for ever ;D
Keep it up!
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MeadowDelights Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You know what's interesting about this picture? Despite the fact that it's fire and therefore can be dangerous, you still somehow made the spirit have an air of gentleness. Like it captures both the good and bad of this particular part of nature. :)
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha.  Very good.  Always great to see a different perspective ^^
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moonlight311 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
way cool
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't you mean hot? :D
:onfire:
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Ehrling Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love how you made the fire look, it's a really good job, and the way the fire forms her body is amazing, but the hair looks a bit weird. It doesn't look as lively as the rest of the flames somehow.
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. First time trying to draw fire. XD
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lovingwolfess Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done! I am a pyro!! LOL
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LornaGrae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
ah! I love it! beautiful! I was wondering if you'd allow me to use this in a teaser trailer I'm making for my novel? I'm not making any profit off of it and you will receive proper credit. Other vids I've made, using photos from deviantart w/ permission are here : [link] and here : [link] This image would be used for another trailer for my novel called Zirconya: The Sage of Aluh'Nehn. Let me know if it's okay! Thanks!
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly fine by me. :) Great little vids.
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LornaGrae Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Here it is!!! Again, thank you SO much!!! I hope you like it! [link]
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done :D
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LornaGrae Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
thank you! ^_^
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LornaGrae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Thanks so much!! :))
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Lycan-fennex Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
-goes to hug-

-burns self-

-walks away-

Hairless......
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconteheplz: Silly wolf...

:onfire:
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EuphoriouSin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is crazy...but it came out great!
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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EuphoriouSin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob ;)
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
being fire I feel that the anatomy can be alot looser (considering fire is all over the place and never has one true form) and I believe thats what you were going for, Ive seen your other art and know you have a decent grasp of anatomy.. I love how you made her translucent and also the little embers everywhere. great work.
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I think you`re the first person who said the anatomy could be looser considering she is fire :D
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
I mean loose as it is not to make it looser then it is now. . Fire is wild and free I don't this something made of fire should be anatomically correct down to every little detail
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I understood what you meant. :)
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Oh ok, now I feel dumb . Sorry :blush:
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol no worries :) :hug:
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greentuxedo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice use of color intensity to describe the depth of the image.
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Fire was certainly a learning experience. :XD:
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Oceania-Bleu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Hehe :)
This is one is a 10 by the way :)
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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ahlihceh Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Pretty, nice idea (:
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HellsKat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Now thats good, I love how you did the flams and structured the spirits body. Very nice, :)
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Ellerfru Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I love this! Very beautiful and expressive!
There are some minor anatomy flaws, but they have been mentioned, no need to repeat it. ^^ But anyway, what counts is the atmosphere, which is really great.
I love the flames as well - I know from experience exactly how difficult it is to paint fire in a realistic way.
The overall composition of the picture is awesome. So... Good job! :)
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^^;
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Valyavande Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great idea! She reminds me of witches dancing around the fire. I like the colours, movement and forms of the fire :D
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Never thought about the witch thing! Thank you very much :)
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Valyavande Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome =)
I always like it if other ones can give me a new viewpoint about the subject of a picture =)
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Rogerdatter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured both in my journal and as news: [link] :hug:
If you like the feature please "love it" :) <3
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Rogerdatter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work :D I realy love how you managed to make a woman out of this fire!
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much :)
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Dinglish Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Stunning image! :)
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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iLilichan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
this is real good!
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
awesome! it really looks like fire :D

and... in my opinion... i think nature-type pictures of people shouldn't have perfect anatomy o_o; i mean... most pro/published art i see of elemental spirits don't have perfect anatomy... i think it gives off an inhuman feel because of it :D

so, i think it looks great... unless great anatomy was something you were going for of course XD
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your comment. Great anatomy wasn't necessarily the outcome I wanted because she is fire and it's always shifting shape. I just don't like the hands :XD:
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb, I love the concept and the fire is really impressive
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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rainytown Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm not sure I like this as much as I like your realistic animals. But like I said I really like how you vary your style and motifs. A huge difference between this piece and many others. I think this one could look better if you try implementing a more dramatic color combination rather than just the fire and black
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your insight. I played with a few other colour combos but it just wasn't what I wanted for this particular piece. Though I still have to fix the hands and a few other things. I wanted minimal colours. It's partner is the water spirit which is almost all blue. I have another in the works which is primarily green.

I may take another stab at the fire one in another way in the future however.
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tirasco-madawa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
bad ass. I like it.
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