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Dynamic pose by DamaiMikaz Dynamic pose by DamaiMikaz
I totally forgot to upload this.
The full version of the example pose I used for my workshop at animecon (and the tutorial here).
It's far from perfect, but that's pretty normal... considering I made this just 2 days before the deadline XD)

You can find the tutorial here:
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The drawing overall is well done, the anatomy is correct, the shadowing presents it self pleasentely on the look, the style is somewhat unoriginal due to general anime look a like drawing, but the color combination with various tones of grey and then the use of red is something i like and think that appeals visually very well, the clothing is very well done i must say, good wrinkles placed in strategic areas that complement the position hes in and no exaggeration. For final ill say the three things that appeal to me the most, the colours, the clothing because i think its just right, meaning no simplicity but no overdos aswell, and finally the composition with the ninja like stance along with the clouds ( that i really like) and the red eyes that make me feel as this character is somewhat mysterious.
Like i said the drawing is well done, there is no shortage in technique, its simply the overall drawing and its simplicity ( not saying that is something simple to do) in the overall scenery of the drawing that makes me not get that wow effect that i could have if the clothing for instances ( its well done though) were more complex as in assassins garments with various killing acessories, but i will not assume nothing by these details, because as far as i know this character was drawn with the intent of pose demonstration and i do not know if its a known character drawn with such intencional clothing and simplicity.
One last word, good work, like your style, keep working and i hope your sucess is continuosly increasing for you have the skills for such and plenty of technique.
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
20 out of 24 deviants thought this was fair.

Strong work on this one.

The lines are sharp, including the folds.
Clothing is a tough one.

Shadows are well placed and give the image depth.

I like the proportions as well. He doesn't look distorted as some similar works do.

As to the pose, I believe he's got smoke around him on the floor or ground. That's a good fit with the pose.

The red around the eyes works well as a contrast to the piece as a whole.

The ball of red though seems ill fitted. It seems more behind the hand and less emanating from it.

Overall a very nice piece.
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Nice drawing! The emphasis in red color transmits a special feeling in this art!
0dineljunior Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
drewlands Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Indonesian Damai=peace.
kaito124 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
quackrichboys Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
cool :D
L-MASTER Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool and doom
ReJaKted Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh! That's a good one. :D
It reminds me of Naruto. :)
ShinjiXKowaru Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really good! :3

demota2007 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
JAZZYTHEDERP Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
thanks for liking and adding my picture to your collection and i love your pictures
sonicboii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
i love the effects!
csyc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Love the clean lines and minimalist feel to it all - uber cool with the red highlighting effect :)
P-A-Jason Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I like that pose and the expression on his face. Especially his red eyes and this red light are pretty nice. It's coming out so good, the atmosphere is soooo seems dangerous anyway. <3
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a pretty dangerous guy ^^
P-A-Jason Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds nice. :3
I like dangerous guys. I've got some dangerous guys, too. <3 hahah
mickeyrony Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Photographer
I love the red give more power to your art
pandperworkshop Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good work Damai
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work!
milazaza Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Comment :-) I love this piece

I have a request tho.... do you perhaps have the rough pencil version.. of this one... would so love to see it without the clean touch up work.... i am a fan of messi pencil work
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made this digitally, so no pencil sketches ^^
000SkyArrow000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eriwib Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool pose, good reminder that refs are VERY usefull... I never spend enough time on finding good refs. 

Oh and thx for the "Like". Hehe, read your journal .Good idea with a "like" -fav section. Good tips, and I especially agree with the first part: this is a social media... just talking and interacting and being friendly is the best way of getting ppl to peak at your stuff!
StoryKillinger Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even though the title says Dynamic pose, and the photo references one, i think you missed it a bit.
For your char is too stiff.. Problem lies in his shoulders and head... his right arm (our left) which is in the reference photo bent, as is the shoulder lowered. You have done the opposite.
You need to practice more cloth movement and creasing.  Smoke is cartoonish to a point which it does not fit the character... Looks rather like some cotton instead of transparent air particles.
His hips and leg are at a uncomfortable position. Study the photo more accurately.

Hope it helps.
money-yay123 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
God gave us an angel and her name is DamaiMikaz! Thank you!
PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks very well drawn :dummy:
And what's the red glow? ._. Some sort of beam?
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Energy :)
PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Intriguing :confused:
KawaiiKiddo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You`re amazing at drawing!
matheus8b Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's really nice.
pencilaz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great bro
ZGRESSETT Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
ImmuSygna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
eliamangaka Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
it's just awesome! :jawdrop:
Colors-kun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thanks,but why did you add it to likeable? It was nothing.
Do I know you from somewhere?
elisaotaku14 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sushirolled Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for giving me a Llama badge!
I didn't think people would notice my art very much... thank you!
Takedo2E Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Those eyes and the red orb in his hand... Just perfect and epic! Wow...
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
SirRinge Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Looks pretty awesome, would you mind if I used it as a reference?
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. As long as you don't completely copy it ;)
SirRinge Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
xD Thanks!
AshkeGeekyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Only thing I have an issue with is his arm seems to short :p
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's perspective
VonDiezyl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just so awesome!!
Kondratij Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
raine0678 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i like it, and if you like how the hall cares what other people think. poeple done like my art all the time and I am no where near where you are. so don't worry about it.
SkyridePrime Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really stunning :) And the red lights are wonderful!
Spill3dGuts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it easier than actually drawing??
how much would it cost to go digital and what are the highlights to doing so??
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... it's not easier.
I just made this example digitally, because I had to include it in a powerpoint... and my sketching process on paper is so light that it's almost invisible when you scan it.

Costs for digital art depend on your equipment. You need a decent computer and a tablet to do so. Prices of that depend on the quality you want.
Spill3dGuts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for your feedback and yeah thats probably why I never got into it, Im broke and cheap. hahaha
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