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Fujiwara no Mokou by BlackMorass
Fujiwara no Mokou
Fujiwara no Mokou, à la “Touhouvania”

A certain beefy friend of mine (and the only other person I know who knows about Touhou) had mentioned how much she loved Mokou, who happens to be one of my favorite Touhous as well. This Mokou is for her.

I wanted to try something new that wasn’t in my typical style, and made this with a Banpai Akira kind of feel to it. Something more akin to what one would see in Koumajou Densetsu, aka Touhouvania. I missed the mark here and there, but I’m still pretty happy with it.
Bard Pinkie Pie by BlackMorass
Bard Pinkie Pie
The healer’s bungled all their bangles, and the tank is getting mangled, so we listen to the jangle of that spoony bard’s routine.
No Risk No Fun by ukulilia
It's hard to comment on any one particular thing about this piece, such as lighting and technical skill etc., because it all ties into each other.

What I enjoy the most about this piece is that it's done using a variety of traditional media; I can certainly appreciate the finesse required to more or less get things right the first time instead of having an undo function to fall back on.
Your technical skill, especially with the varying mediums shown here, is fantastic, and you demonstrate a sound understanding of lighting fundamentals (the lighting and shading on the head and face is especially nice).
The eyes are wonderfully rendered, and the red top creates a very nice contrast against the colors in the rest of the piece.
Rendering out the numerous individual strands of hair lends quite well to the piece as well, although the hair forward of her ear to her chest feels a bit sharp, and almost too well defined against the softness of her head and torso.

My only complaints are that the wing could use some slightly stronger shadows to help emphasize the individual feathers, and that there's some artifacting in places around the picture, particularly on her red top; I noticed the piece was uploaded in its PSD format, which defaulted to JPEG for the preview (it's the JPEG compression that's causing the artifacts). I'm left to wonder how much better it would look if it were saved and uploaded as a PNG instead perhaps?

It's still quite a nicely rendered piece however, and I'm quite fond of your stylistic choices. Very nicely done!
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shadowfalcon76 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love the FF ponies. I'm interested in seeing if you happen to have any design ideas for what Blue Mage would look like in 14's style, as well as who would take up the job? I've seen Twilight's MO most closely resemble it, but you have her as a Summoner, so that opens up the possibilities. Nice work!
MRlegend001 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I love the black and red mages you did.Are you gonna do the ninja job as well?
BlackMorass Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Yeah, Ninja is being drafted right now.
FiMStargazer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, you have a whole set of final fantasy based ponies...
BlackMorass Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
With a few more on the way, yeah!
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Your gallery is pretty stunning, you've got some serious style!! :O

Keep up the good art!!
Serafiend Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Happy Birthday, I wish you the best for the future.
BlackMorass Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I appreciate that, thank you!
Rougealienpirate Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! In mothers day no less
BlackMorass Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Of all days, yeah~
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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