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Mystique 12 Cover Painting by mikemayhew Mystique 12 Cover Painting by mikemayhew
11X17 in acrylic.
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What a fantastic, dynamic piece. I really love the PVC/ leather; it's painted so well and is probably the most photorealistic texture of the piece in general. (I bet it was so much fun to paint.) The abstract shapes of the fire juxtaposed with the tight rendering of Mystique make for a great contrast.
My main criticism would be that the fire is reflecting off her clothes, but her skin appears unaffected by the flames. In reality, I think the firelight would reflect off her skin to some degree. This would have looked great on her belly, and perhaps if you added some warm tones to her arms they would "pop out" at the viewer more and add to the 3-D effect and the perspective in general. Possibly some rougher texture on the arms, to suggest skin/ scale texture, would also help the arms come forward more (although they do already).
In addition, though this is not a criticism of your technique, I think you could have cropped the picture in a graphics program, to eliminate the border and make a neater presentation overall.
Anyway, I should also mention that I love the flying hair, and Mystique's expression is awesome. There's not much more I can write as your skill outstrips mine, but I can say I enjoyed your work thoroughly! Wish I could paint like this!
Best wishes,
Donna.
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Bulman66 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind BLOWING :-)
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devonthomas Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
stunning work as alway
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foxnur Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing
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Edas7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Love the colours and her pose
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DarkBrainComics Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This cover is incredible! So intense, visually stunning, and she is downright gorgeous. Great job!
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harDcoRe-GaGa-Love Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Hell yeah !! Awesome !!
Mystique rocksss <3
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hakutheblindedsoul Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Of all the Mystique covers, this is one of my favorites! I had no idea that you were on DA though. Gotta go look at more of your stuff.

Keep up the seriously awesome work!
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Pendius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Great piece.

One Question, though:

Why has Mystique (covered all over in natural blue skin as she is) pink gums?

Strikes me as extremely odd.
I don't know why, but I would have envisioned her with pale/light blue or even white gums, not the strikingly "normal" colour.
It's for this small detail that I can't quite shake the feeling of a spray-painted "ordinary girl" (with big guns. Okay. That's not quite so ordinary. Granted.)
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EduardoMonteiro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
MAGIC!
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GodSaveTheEmoz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Photographer
EXCELSIOR!!!
:XD: lol excuse my nerdiness :)
if you dont get the reference, that means your sain
:crazy:

ANYWHO...
Your X!treamly X!traudinary piece of of MARVEL art
has been featured in Part One of my Three part MARVEL Featurette,
quite obviously its X-Men :D
Here is the link [link]
Feedback is allways greatly appreciated
thats just my sugarcoated way of saying demanded ^^

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:mwahaha: YES FORM LETTER!!! IM CRUEL, INSENSITIVE AND COLD HEARTED!!!
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