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Zappy and Shooty by Malakym Zappy and Shooty by Malakym
Another anniversary, another portrait for my wife. This year's topic; Guild Wars 2. We shared a good amount of time playing that together, and since I already did a Spiral Knights one, it seemed like the right call... Otherwise it would have been two variants of Shepard looking all pissy.

Here we have my Asura elementalist and her Human engineer. We get killed alot...

Years of being a game's artist has left me thinking completely in T-poses and the like... I fear I'll never get my legs back for drawing dynamic poses again. As a result, these two serious dooders, are rather rigid.

I guess I should save my worry for if I ever can look at my work and see no flaws.
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FenrixIX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Aside from their "stiff" poses, I rather like this! Your characters match each other perfectly, I can't even describe it. Maybe it's your art style, but this piece really strikes me - the framing is very well done, the lighting is soft and makes me feel warm, and the colours used help to reinforce that. Even though I have no knowledge on how these two characters would interact (presumably how you and your partner would interact) I feel that they have a close relationship based on the warmth this piece carries across alone.

Personally, however, I would have dimmed down the brightness of the red orb on the elementalist's coat, simply because I feel that its luminescence draws attention from the rest of the piece.
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A-Ratia Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Woo 4 years now? I hope your wedding goes onto eternity!
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Curuniel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I thought the poses looked less rigid and more defiantly badass. Feel free to claim that was what you were going for :P
As a huge GW2 fan and 3PS reader, this is a great picture! It's not common to see someone capture an asura (expression and all) so very well.
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crMeyer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've been told that Engi's using Grenades are super effective.

Also, good times! :D Can't wait to see what you do for next year.
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knight-mj Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't push yourself too hard. As an artist you'll always gone through changing times. It comes the day where you wake up and draw something completely different and then you will improve your art. Now you draw only (from my fanboy view ^^ great!) artworks in a static manner but it will be changing. Really.

As for the artwork it's great. Simple coloring with effective light and art design. Fav! ;)
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Stormsworder Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
It looks very awesome :D Ah yes, the squishyness of not having a warrior around sometimes... XD I find I die a ton on my Engineer and Mesmer as well. The armors came out very well on them both ^^ That eye piece will never not look awesome on engineers...
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Bummerdude Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
The day you'll see no flaws in your work is the day you'll stop improving. To be satisfied, on the other hand.....

Either way, that's a good looking image! Really like the bright lighting above against the darker foreground.
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