View Full Version : Dante Alhodini

March 18th, 2006, 5:52 PM
The story behind the picture:
London, the year is 1889, a young, brilliant magician, known as Dante the Divine, aspires to begin his career as an illusionist and transcend the greatest of the great - Charles Belregard, his mentor and eidolon. The young Dante Alhoduini shows tremendous promise for his age, and formerly is rumored to be considered the world's next greatest illusionist by Mr. David Wilkins, Belregard's own mentor.


Dante has certainly become one of my most beloved and favored characters. I presume to write a story established on him alone, once I get rid of my neverending otiosity. I have acquired a novel shading style, and I am seeking various aspects from members on my permutation of modus operandi.

Please do critique and ego-build. :P

Edit: I mispelled Dante's name in the title. Woe, unto me. ;_;


March 18th, 2006, 6:23 PM
OMG! I love it! ^__^ Your drawing has your own style to it, which is good, and Dante, shows a lot of character, which is confidence, courage (you know, like the steorotypical lead character in animes? ie. Satoshi, Naruto, etc. etc.)

The only thing that bothers me is the shading in the hair. It doesn't look natural. >< It looks "drawn in" you know what I mean?

Possibly fix the shading on the hair, and it'll look better.

Great job! *thumbs up*

March 18th, 2006, 6:29 PM
Thank you for critique and amiable words. I do concur that the hair is a tad bit on the aberrant side; I'll be sure to amend that. It is delightful to see that Dante shows some form of expression as I do tend to draw lifeless characters at times. C'est la vie, at least I have my own style present time. I considered myself to be an art-sycophant afore.


Forest Grovyle
March 19th, 2006, 4:28 AM
Oh wow, I really like this pic! I especially like the pose you've chosen, and you have a real talent for drawing hands. The folds in his clothes are also very convincing, and he sounds like a very interesting character who would fit very well into the story you intend to write! ;)

As for critique, the only thing I can really find is the shading in some places appears a bit confused - as Velsper said, on the hair, and to an extent on his trousers - I get the impression that it's a little rushed. But other than that, I really like it, and good job Psycho! :) *hugs*


March 19th, 2006, 3:19 PM
Thank you, FG. I find hands to be the simplest part of the human anatomy to replicate. The pants are a tad bit rushed, because I found that I just couldn't get the precise appearance that I desired. I haven't the slightest notion as to what happened to the hair. :P I surmise that I overused the smudge tool a little too much. I do thank you for your critique, I shall be certain to work on what has been supposed.