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Sheila, the Thief by lenadrofranci Sheila, the Thief by lenadrofranci
My version of Sheila, the thief from the 80's cartoon Dungeons & Dragons. She had a invisibility cloak. =)
Perhaps many of the people on DA who have not yet reach their 20's won't have a clue of who this character is, but this cartoon was my favorite when I was a kid, back in 1980-1990. Yeah, I'm almost 30 by now...
Completely painted in photoshop.
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Critique by wario7793 Oct 23, 2011, 1:57:46 PM
Remembering the old Dungeons & Dragons show myself, I immediately recognized the character, Sheila. I was convinced someone had made a 3D model of her, perhaps in poser. I was stunned to realize this is a digital painting and an amazing one at that!

The artist captured every little nuance in shocking detail, from the hair down to the outfit. I highly appreciate both the pose of the character (she squints at something off in the distance with a thoughtful expression) and how clear she is compared to the artistically blurry background. This is a wonderful technique that is used to make the main character stand out. It's basically perfect!
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eamongrey Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
I really crushed on this character back then. Nicest character of the lot, and she had the second coolest item of the kids (the first had to be Hank's bow). Like your version of her.
luba78 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Amazing artwork!
lenadrofranci Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
abraaolucas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Show de bola cara. Parabéns!
lenadrofranci Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aq13ed Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Hair not air . . .
aq13ed Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
The air is to blonde
lenadrofranci Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really? perhaps when you paint YOUR own version of this character, you could make the hair more red. ;)
aq13ed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Yes, really, there are other flaws but it looks like it would be a waste of my time to discuss them as you appear not to be interested in other points of view, so I will not.  No need to yell or be patronizing, it is really not needed nor is it constructive.  My apologies for not noticing the 'fawning, ego stroking notes only, nothing else allowed' note on your work, I will give you no further notice. 
lenadrofranci Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i'm not yelling, nor patronizing. i even added a winking smile at the end, lol
i just said that because you did not made any constructive criticism. you pointed a difference between the original character and the fan art i made, which won't add anything to my work, since it is obviously meant to be a different point of view from the original character. if it weren't i would have made it exactly like the one in the cartoons, and i see no point in doing that.
if you search through the comments you will see lots of people pointing stuff like anatomy mistakes, or perspectives, or things that got wrong in composition, or technique and those I accept and even like it, because those are the ones that make an artists' work better. comments like the one you did are only annoying, it doesn't add anything at all. You didn't point what was wrong with the work, and I do know there are very wrong things on this work of mine, you just said it was different from the original character. And that's pretty obvious, I already know that.
Next time you want to make a criticism, make one that really helps the artist, not one based on your personal taste. That's why I said: when you make your version of the character, you can make the hair more red, or whatever. Because that's your personal taste. Now, if you do want to point what's wrong in anatomy, technique, or whatever related with the execution of the work itself, be welcome! :)

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