An excellent piece! I especially like the skin tones textures, but everything is so detailed and vivid - right down to the intricate lightsaber designs. If this is merely the beginning of your style's development I'd love to see more from you when you believe it's at its apex.
Love the style so much. The blur of the buildings and the inclusion of the cityscape behind them really makes the picture that much more gorgeous. The thicker outlines on the character draws the eye to them too and keeps them the clear focus. Great work.
Very nice! I like this style a lot, very clear and nicely colored, and the background almost effortlessly gives the feel of Coruscant. I really like the poses and character designs, especially the young Mirialian, but my one complaint is that their expressions are so passive; maybe the benevolence in his gaze works for a slightly arrogant Master, but I can't tell if she's upset or happy or feeling anything about being neatly trapped...
After taking a twenty-somethingth look at it, I think you are absolutely right. I guess I just got so caught up in making everything else look pretty, and I forgot the most important narrative detail: character emotions. Crap, lol.
Well, I am glad you pointed that out. Not sure I would have seen it if you hadn't.
"I forgot the most important narrative detail: character emotions."
I agree it's important, but remember too that this is a training session--her master is showing her a block that might happen, and will probably follow by demonstrating a break she can use to get out of said block--"There is no emotion, there is only the Force..." and all that! Really, though, I don't think this lacks for anything: the light and shading are beautiful, the poses totally natural and realistic, the background and palette gorgeous! I love the way you've done the clothing--so realistic in its puckering and drape, so original in design--excellent! A marvelous piece!
Well, I officially feel a little better about it then!(You're good at that lol) Seriously, though, thanks. Once I figure out how to speed up the process I used for this piece, I hope to do more work like this soon. I think I might have found an illustration 'look' that I can finally call my own...
Don't fret: speed will come with more familiarity and practice with your technique, and I'm certain it won't be long before you're posting up fantastic pieces in no time flat! It really is a lovely style--and truly original in look; congrats, and can't wait to see more!