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NPC portraits by thundercake NPC portraits by thundercake
NPCs from my online RPG Thorns - from the left, Keiyra (belonging to *AussieMum), Harper Moore and Freja Lux.
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maera-kyrie Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Ooh Freja looks especially interesting. :D
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MeMyselfAndMappy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Triston! D< Stop drooling on my keyboard!

We just cant have nice things.
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Jinx-Fulion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I really like them as a whole, but I feel like the first image, of Keiyra, isn't your strongest work- her hair kind of lacks definition- I get that you were maybe trying to make the edges diffused and that these are probably quickish sketches, but it looks a little unfinished- it seems to lazy the richness of your usual work. Also her jaw looks like it is maybe a little too far forward? I think that might just be because the shadow on her bottom lip comes across a little too far to the left, maybe.

That being said, I am always really impressed at your ability not just in portraying different ethnicities, but in really creating seperate and distinct characters- a lot of semi-realism type artists seem to distinguish different characters with just slightly different noses or hair colours or something, but your faces are always so alive and distinctively individual that I can always see them as being real people, like getting a glimpse inside the living world of your imagination.
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the critique :) These were 30 min portraits, so they aren't very finished. I also pretty much forgot to paint Mr. Moore's forehead!
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Jinx-Fulion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
I'm always really hesitant to give critiques, as most people see them as being an insult or something, but I figured you would be able see it's more that I like your work enough to speak honestly! I wish I could get anything even half this finished in just 30 minutes.=)
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I always appreciate it.. it means a lot when people take the time to evaluate my work and make a thoughtful comment. :hug:
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Jinx-Fulion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
"lazy" should actually be "lack" whooops.
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Matiel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
wOW VERY well done, I love your oC's!
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fantasyforever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love how varied your artwork is :heart: I see a lot of artists get stuck in one style, then draw all their faces and such the same way. But with yours, each is its own individual entity~ No two are the same :heart:
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grey-t Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Fff. I want to take Moore home with me.

Love your realism portraits! The colors on Keiyra are to die for.
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Tephers Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
PINK DREADLOCKS. I love it. XD
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nomyai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
These are very beautiful faces. Keiyra looks thoughtful, Harper looks playful and Freja looks so serious. Very well done.

I'm showing my total lack of knowledge here. What is an "NPC"? I get the impression, from lokelani's comment that it isn't a nice thing to have happen to you?

Beautiful work, as always.
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
In our game it means a character played by a moderator or administrator. There's no negative connotation at all. [link]
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nomyai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Thank you! I read the wiki article and now I got it. :-)
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shingworks Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Damn, that stubble is killing me. Is that you just stippling like mad or do you have a secret? Although if its a secret I don't guess you'd tell me anyways XD Freja's face is also stunning, I love her lower eyelid.
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My secret, scattering my usual paintbrush =p
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silvertesh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Man... Loving it!
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jenmundy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Have I ever told you that I love when you paint asians??? They actually LOOK asian, but not in a racist way-- they're beautiful :>
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! =p lol, it's not racist to acknowledge differences in facial structure, don't worry.
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feralgrinn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I got a really strong sense of time of day my first glance at these. From left to right they kind read (to me) morning, evening, and night.

I like how you do stubble :>
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I use my usual painting brush set to scatter for stubble, works like a charm! :D
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feralgrinn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
curse you and your photoshop *shakes fist* I'm not patient enough to mess with brushes and layers and stuff.
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Layers be damned I say.. =p it's just a checkbox setting in your brushes menu though, don't even have to make a new brush.
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feralgrinn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I think I know what you're talking about. In all seriousness I would like to teach myself to paint in photoshop, just to be able to say I can do it :>. Right now I'm stuck on painter classic.
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
fffff teach me how to use that and I'll teach you PS :3
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Witchy-Ways Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
I just love the cartoon meets realism style you've got going on here. Superb work. :D
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lokelani Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
You have a really nice handling of people from different ethnicities, like, awesomely so. Love the dude in the middle and his mild scruff, sad that they're NPC's, they all seem so interesting. 8D
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thundercake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
We roleplay them, they have personalities and storylines, but we're mods so we call them NPCs =p
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lokelani Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Ohhhhhh! I see. Good then.
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