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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...
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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!
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FSZion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
this is beautifull... :D
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Terololo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
beautiful :P
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darue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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Marraphy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shit man, this is soooo good, I love it
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IamRocio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE ANIME 4EVER :D!!
Great job!!!
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:iconxenonia:
Xenonia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, I love the whole atmosphere in this piece.
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:iconroyalwitharts:
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
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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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markuskus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great, i love the vertical format and the coloring is beautiful.
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darue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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admx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
So totally love this!
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LimbsforWings Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Artist
amazing concept...loved it! cheers!
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mgrabovsky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's really cute, I like the background and the subtle colours.

Although, something bugs me a little – it is called "Madoka", yet she has long, orange hair. I'm sorry, but this is not Madoka Kaname. (Please, let me know if it's not supposed to be Madoka Kaname or I'm just being all awkward, weird or inappropriately rude here.)

I still like it, though.
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you watched all of Madoka? =P
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mgrabovsky Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right, I haven't. Please accept my humble apology for being such a dick.
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This outfit and hairstyle makes sense if you've seen all of it.

You're certainly not a dick for not seeing all of it - whether or not you like it is for you to decide, not me. :)
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FluFFcaKePAsTRY Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Simply Stunning.
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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asheiya Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the composition of this piece is beautiful! O:
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pigflight Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Ooh, I love the new dress. Very heavenly all around.
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :la:
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pigflight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Any time. :iconlaplz:
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sweetgirlbia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty <3
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:icondarue:
darue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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samoholic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I this is really nice.
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:icondarue:
darue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks- :la:
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Ari-The-Dork Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Cute!
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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Ari-The-Dork Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
:la:
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tasakeru828 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely gorgeous. And yeah, Madoka Magica and Gurren Lagann are two of my all time favorites as well. XD

I can't officially critique because I don't have a paid, membership, but here goes:

I love your use of warm colors in the lower part of the picture, it contrasts nicely with the cooler, darker colors at the top. The clouds look very layered and fluffy, almost like you could reach through the screen and curl up in one. And I adore Madoka's expression, it's so serene, like she's concentrating before casting a spell.

In short, this is incredible work. I'll be sharing it with my fellow, equally-obsessed fans. :D
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique. :)
Horray for the fandom! :la:
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Typin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Great illustration! I love how you painted the clouds, and though her dress is a bit different it looks amazing!
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darue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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vya Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
:heart:
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know the series but the drawing is beautiful! I love the lighting in particular, and the texture of the clouds. You achieved nice depth in the background too, it recedes well!
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NekoGodot Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
The art is grate! But the show was only okay. It took 3 episodes for interesting stuff to start happening, and it wasn't until episode 6 that the plot actually got moving! :(
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darue Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My only complaint is that it was too short.
I really liked it, but I feel that it could've been much more developed given a full season.
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SpidersSin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
She is beautiful and those clouds. This drawing is awesome:heart:
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darue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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Coco-Apple Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely. <3 This deserves alot more love!
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darue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :la:
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