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Mirri and Behoka by ClaireLyxa Mirri and Behoka by ClaireLyxa
:bulletgreen: A drawing of two of my characters: Mirri and Behoka her mare.
Mirri is the princess of Izar, that we can observe in the background.

I would like to focus on my story of Lyxa again.
May be there will have soon more drawings about this world.

:bulletblue: Un dessin de deux de mes perso : Mirri et sa jument Behoka.
Mirri est la princesse d'Izar, que l'on peut observer au loin.

J'aimerais me refocaliser sur l'histoire de Lyxa et lui donner une ligne directrice moins flou.
Il y aura peut être bientôt d'autres dessins sur cet univers.

Note : Oh my God! A DD! I am dreaming! 1000 thanks to =Aida-Art for suggest this drawing, and 1000 thanks to ^KovoWolf for the feature! :glomp:
I am very touched by that!

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Artwork © Lyxa
Mirri and Behoka © Lyxa
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Given 2012-10-03
Mirri and Behoka by *ClaireLyxa ( Suggested by Inna-Vjuzhanina and Featured by KovoWolf )
This is gorgeous! Your grasp of the movement between horse and rider is very nice. The only thing I see is that she's riding with very, very hard hands. Unless she's trying to stop Behoka, her hands would probably be softer, closer to the horse's neck. Her forward seat and front weight seem to urge the horse on, but her hands are yanking it back.

The lighting, characters, setup, background, and details are just GORGEOUS!!! Behoka is drawn amazingly well; she looks just like a real mare charging up the hill. The anatomy on both her and Mirri is just phenomenal!

I have to say something about Behoka's tack: It's breathtaking! There's so much detail there, and it's positioned perfectly on her body.

I also love the details in the rest of the picture, from the castle in the background to the painstaking lighting bits on the cloak. Beautiful!
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My first impression of the piece is how gorgeous it is, second is "yay good furry (anthro if you prefer, I know some people dislike the term furry) art!". That horse is really good too, ti's so realistic despite the slightly cartoony lean of the style, and I like that you've well indicated fur on the feline's face.

The three things I'd comment on most is two issues of lighting and the grass. For the first issue of lighting, I'm not certain you got your source quite right. I could be incorrect here as I'm not expert, but I think you might have wanted extend the shadows a slight bit up, so you have a bit more of a curving sensation. This is based on the light of the sky to the right of the image. You've managed the curve on the metal, but not on a lot of the horse and feline's fur. I think you might need a little bit of shading due to the way the feline's cape is flying above the horse's rear as well - tl;dr the lighting feels off, but I'm no where near confident enough in my shading to majorly commit to a suggestion in regards to how to fix it.

The other lighting issue is how hard it is. You've used a form of cel shading here, and it clashes with the rest of the image. I'd use a blur brush on most of the shading edges on your character and the horse to soften it up a bit. I'm not sure how much, because the light source may cause a sharp shadow in some of the areas, but I don't think it should be so sharp over the entire image.

The final issue is the grace. Did you use a grass brush? I know it's really tedious to do grass by hand, so if that's not an option you should look around for tutorials on how to use a grass brush. I've seen some that with some significant fiddling can make it look much more natural. If you didn't use a brush, I'd spend more time on the grass. It looks really artificial when pieced with the rest of the image.

It really is a good image though, much better than I'm capable of. That horse is so majorly a thing of beauty, and the back part of your background is gorgeous!

PS - Please ignore the middle rating on the rating section - I very much dislike dA's system (it's very arbitrary) so I always mark three stars on anything I critique. It has nothing to do with my opinions on the art.
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Kaishanborn Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like this piece a lot! What program did you use?
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. 
I used photoshop for coloring. 
ChineseFightinMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, just stunning every time It's an honour to see this really all your work is incredible
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so nice :hug:
ChineseFightinMuffin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you deserve every kind word, your art is amazing and well worth it. :aww:
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love anthro cats, and your story sounds interesting. I admire people with imagination and the ability to choose words that bring it to life for others.
BTW: Have you read "Lackadaisy" yet?
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your comment :hug:
I hope a day to finish this story and to draw the comics...

No I have not read this book. What does it speak?
Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a web comic here:
It's in English, but the author also posts chapters to her deviant art account.
ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes of course I know it! Yes it is a great artist. He is amazing!
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