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Autumn Fire by Enamorte Autumn Fire by Enamorte
This one was nice to do, although I'm not a huge fan of orange, because it made me think of autumn. Since autumn has just begun here, it seemed fitting. :) When choosing the wings, monarchs seemed a little too obvious, so I went with some random type of orange butterfly that Google gave me, which I don't know the name of.

There's something a bit off about this one that I think has to do with lighting, but for the life of me I wasn't able to fix it. See if you can spot it for me and let me know.


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I really do quite like this picture, though as you say there is something a little off about it.

As far as i can tell, it simply comes down to defining the shadows, and separating the fore and backgrounds.

One of the most distracting things in this image is the barely noticeable difference between the leaves and the dress. I would suggest introducing a few darker reds and browns amongst the leaves, and possibly a few dark yellows. That should make the foreground pop a bit more.

As for the foreground, I think just adding a bit more depth of colour to the shadows would do the trick. Orange is one of the hardest colours to do shading for, as we automatically tend to try and shade with reds. I would try shading with some brown and then add a bit of colour to that.

I hope that helps you. But as I said, It is still a lovely artwork ^_^
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Elitta Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
All your fairies are amazing!!!!!!Heart Heart Heart Heart 
poserfan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional

:leaf: by Tontora I have a leaf! by IceXDragon Your work has been featured in #Holidays Autumn Delights Journal!! :fallwave: :leaf: by Tontora

liveinmymewzik Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I cant say anything is "off" about it, except maybe the sparks could be brighter
liveinmymewzik Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so well done, just PERSONALLY, not resonating with the color orange. a very dense color
BunnyMommy Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous!
KlaraKay Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love it! ;-)
sage2434 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful but where's her thumb on the raised hand?
Enamorte Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Digital Artist
It's there, it's just not very distinct because it's sort of lined up with her palm. :blush:
sage2434 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok :D
MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Awesome ^^
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