The door slides open before you reach it and fills the halls with its creaking echo. Standing at the end of stage, you meet the source of the laughter. She stands before you under the lights of the stage, her curvaceous body and blue skin accentuated under their glow. A pair of sleek, black wings jut from her back partially folded and a long blue tail curves curiously from behind her. She looks back at you, her amber eyes piercing your gaze as if she stares through you. A mane of flowing silver hair gently floats behind her as she walks about the stage before you. While you are at first hesitant, her gaze presents a feeling of genuine calm and contentedness, while her walk carries a feeling of exotic grace. You aren't entirely sure if this is a dream or not, but now couldn't be a better time to find out. MuchaFresh, created by the talented *Sabtastic, presents us with an illustration of this situation, while stapling the artist's definite artistic skill.
To begin with, the detailing on the female subject in the piece is very good here. Subtle curve lines and her overall appearance show a clear sign of growth in the artist's skills. Even the texture of her skin with scant uses of freckles really brings out that much more personality to the overall designs. The use of lighting and shading carries a similar addition of quality and depth to the composition as well. The bright use of colors really bring out a lot of personality in the piece while at the same time maintaining a sense of winking unease of the overall setting.
While there's a lot I like about this, there are some things that you can do to improve on it a bit. For example, you could expand on the composition and add more to the scene itself. Perhaps add a foreground and setting, even some spectator silhouettes in the foreground, as it would bring out that much more depth to the design. You could even try to touch up some of the light reflectivity on the subject. Sharpen up the light's edges a little more since the light source should be stronger than it appears. Also touch up a few of the outlines of the subject’s structure as some are thinner than others. Keep experiment with what you have here, because I know you can really expand on the composition that much more.
MuchaFresh has a good design style to it and very vivid colors. However there's so much more potential within that could be brought forward with another revisit. Perhaps a later update of the character's detail or even expansion of the setting, but as it stands, it’s still a well-done and designed piece further showing off the artist's skills. Great job Sabrina!
As for CoH, there's been a dip in activity while people wait to play Diablo 3, but there are a few servers with networks and circles that help prevent solo-blandness.
I'VE GOTTA STOP TALKING ABOUT IT - THE MORE I DO, THE MORE I WANNA PLAY. :V
I feel so hardcore goth enjoying this deviation.
These days, if I ever sign on, I try to drag three or four people down with me so it's not a total borefest. lol
Ever since they made IO's a subscriber feature I've been super sad. lol My perma Dom sucks butts, now.
Have they made any big changes since the Death From Below story arc?