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Altair: At The Speed of Light by AltairSky Altair: At The Speed of Light by AltairSky
This afternoon I decided to finish this agony.
Just Altair having breakfast. Fast breakfast.
Altair: Altair Reference Sheet 2012 by AltairSky
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I think the drawing itself is very good. Especially since dinosaurs are supposed to have evolved into birds (the ones that lived anyway). Although I'm not sure if a creature that big could actually fly. The feathers and planes and especially the clouds are very realistic, but the issue I have is that I feel like it has a deeper meaning to it. Is it supposed to be a commentary on nature's domination over man even with technology? Or is it perhaps a commentary on WW1 or WW2 based on the planes design? I'm just not sure what you're trying to say with this, but that might just be me.
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Critique by stelart-86 Feb 13, 2016, 3:25:45 PM
I sit looking, transfixed on this piece, for minutes at a time. I'm wondering if I'm taking it all in yet. There's so much here for us. There's so much in one frozen millisecond of time.

Your story telling is amazing, and you leave your story line flung open for our inspection. Rich, misty blues and grays faithfully underwrite a cold, wet, and dark mood. There are just enough warm tone highlights to keep the piece from appearing flat. Sun highlights, traversing through the clouds and off our creature, punctuate the energy and impact inherent in the moment. Then, you masterfully leave us hanging with all that energy, waiting for that impact.

You do a fantastic job of handling energy and motion. The viewer needs to understand and respect that. The time you freeze is such a small fragment, yet you reveal through motion this scene's origin and probable outcome. That's a pretty broad view, and that's a lot of energy to translate through one frame. Bonus points for that classic war birds art feeling.

Nicely Done,

Thank You.
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FromTheDepth Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Brude2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the layout and the mood conveyed by the clouds.  Even though it looks sufficiently menacing, I would like see to see larger wings on Altair.  Very imaginative!
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:icondreagthe:
Dreagthe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017   General Artist
One Focked Wolfe. :-)
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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:iconneutral-death:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Spitfire V be like, "Fuck this shit, I'm out!"
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
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:iconarrog:
arrog Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Excellent work.
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner May 23, 2017   General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icon7swords7lives:
7Swords7Lives Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This is epic!
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icon7swords7lives:
7Swords7Lives Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
No prob :D
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:iconzoutorasai:
Zoutorasai Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
This is very impressive :wow:
All the details! And it's a very unique character as well :D
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconalbrecht995:
albrecht995 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconhappyjoy:
Happyjoy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful piece, my only beef with it is it's rather small size.
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I tend to upload at low res because of art theft, the original is 6000 px wide
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Happyjoy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
i think the glorious 6k representation of your skill overshadows that non existing risk of theft.
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yeah I guess
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:icontrajforce:
Trajforce Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
It reminds of this one song by Stratovarius called Speed of Light
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:iconjonathanbluestone:
JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Come ci si può dire, semplicemente magnifico! Instant classic and I love the twist.
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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The-Guins Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great image. I like the clouds in the background on the left, and that Dino/Bird is really bad ass!! That fighter plane doesn't stand a chance. 
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much <3
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:iconsophizya:
Sophizya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsophizya:
Sophizya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!!!
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:iconakiranekochan:
AkiraNekochan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
W O W o.o *speechless* 
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QuixoticReptile Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No idea what's going on. But my small, underdeveloped, mind tells me that this is badass. So badass it shall be!
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so stunning, looks spectacular! I love all the detail in this!
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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crazyshiro Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
I do love this! The strength and size of Altair is specifically contrasted against the planes and it just makes for an amazing piece! Alongside the angle of the clouds, which give the composition more energy than if they'd just been flat in the air. 
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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crazyshiro Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
My pleasure! ^w^
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:iconpaddedpaws:
paddedpaws Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016   Digital Artist
Very believable anatomy design. :-)
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconstickfreeks:
StickFreeks Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
This thing is adorable and I want one as a pet.
Amazing work on the lighting!~
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks!
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:iconhunnypuzzle:
Hunnypuzzle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the concept idea and the lines you left to the altair
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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diggermutant Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There really is a sense of the tumbling and changing direction in this. This high up, no one wants a big bird pawing your plane :O
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AltairSky Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD most definitely!
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DragonWhisperer23 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
AWWEESOOOMMEEE
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:iconaltairsky:
AltairSky Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^_^
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DragonWhisperer23 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome
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