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Ronan the Accuser and Crystal by RichardCox Ronan the Accuser and Crystal by RichardCox
Ah, wedded bliss.

The client had a strong general idea of how they wanted the piece designed. Crystal in front, with Ronan above and behind her. They also provided some great reference.

I used this as a chance to play with a lot of things. There's a strong, top-left to bottom-right composition, which is that natural way we in the West read, which helps create a good visual flow. This is reinforced by their heads, Ronan's arm, and both his and Crystal's leg. Also, one might note that I used the same pose for both characters with minor alterations, and mirrored - a nod to their wedded status. Hopefully I altered and tweaked the poses enough that it doesn't just look like I'm being lazy. :)

I continue to experiment with different ways to draw hair, and remain unsatisfied. Also, instead of just making Ronan "above and behind" Crystal I decided to make him ginormous. That was fun.

The color theory here is really a no-brainer. The color palette for the two characters are natural compliments to one another (blue>orange and green>red). Which again works great with the whole wedding/marriage thing, but I can't take credit for that. I did push the yellow in Crystal's costume to a more golden color and away from a straight yellow and added some reddish browns in the shadows of it to help emphasize this a bit, also adjusting her hair to the red a tad bit more than to the brown. But really, as with the poses, that's just tweaking.

Ronan the Accuser and Crystal of the Inhumans, copic markers and colored pencil on 11x14 smooth bristol board
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SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
u will not convince me that his Universal weapon isn't a Mjolnir copycat...
hiram67 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured in my journal [link] :)
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Exllcent work
orabich Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good work!!


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HatakeOnisuka Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Why can't I get the thought of Ronan accusing someone of stealing his cookie out of my head?
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece! :D
Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!
I can't even begin to describe how well you did on this! :heart:
LittleJohn312 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This looks great!
ElainePerna Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! :dance:
pigsofdoom Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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