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Madoka by darue Madoka by darue
So, I really liked Madoka.
Perhaps almost as much as Gurren Lagann or Clannad: AS. Or maybe just as much. I dunno, but either way Madoka was awesome, and I needed to make some fanart. :)

Photoshop CS4/Wacom Intuos3

Thanks to moatdd of tenminutedrawing for giving me quite a useful lesson with this painting. :)

Also, critiques are encouraged - my desire for them burns with the intensity of a thousand suns.
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I've always been a huge fan of Madoka, and this piece certainly added to my love of the series!
Vision - I very much enjoyed the concept of this piece. The vision is clear and is quite beautiful. Having Madoka reach out above her was a great idea! I also like the fact that you incorporated light AND dark into this, rather than just one of them. 5 starts for vision!
Originality - While there are a lot of pictures of Madoka in her goddess-like form (Oh who am I kidding MADOKA IS GO-///shot///), I haven't really seen any quite like this... as hackneyed as this may sound, I really can't explain it. There's just something in this piece that I've never seen before in a picture of her... well, 5 stars for originality!
Technique - Perfect, hands down. Madoka's expression fits this picture PERFECTLY, the clouds look VERY well done, and the conversion between the light and dark is very smooth and life-like... it's almost as if they're moving! Incorporating that was a very good idea; so much so, that I might not have liked this picture as much as I do if it was just Madoka front and center with only a few clouds around her. Basically, this picture has depth and a lot of heart! 5 starts on technique.
Impact - I'll be honest; I went into a bit of a daze when I saw this picture. I was just focusing on it for so long because it was so beautiful and plain awesome! It's heartwarming, and (since I know the story) makes me think about Madoka's journey from being a regular girl, to a magical girl, to a goddess! DEFINITELY 5 starts on impact!
Last words - Well, all I can say now is well done and WELL DONE! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of your art! Keep it up! :D
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Then Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann manifests behind her...
MirRoriel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa I love the background in this and your very effective use of lighting here! Really lovely work :D! Wow!
FSZion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
this is beautifull... :D
Terololo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
beautiful :P
darue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
Marraphy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shit man, this is soooo good, I love it
IamRocio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Great job!!!
Xenonia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, I love the whole atmosphere in this piece.
royalwitharts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
OMG this is so beautiful! <3 This is seriously one of the most underrated and beautiful artworks of Madokami I've ever seen <3
zio-san Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
i really like this drawing :) coloring and lineart are at pro level!
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