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Yin Yang by Naimane Yin Yang by Naimane
For :iconsaybel: who wanted me to design two characters that would represent Yin and Yang~
Waah I've never been so nervous about a commission before ;A;
Hope you like <3

Edit: Guys. GUYS. You don't have to tell me that the colors are wrong, I knowwww xD But it is what it is now, whoopidoo.
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The overall piece has a very good feel to it, the edges on the character designs nicely give a glow to the female and the feeling of being sucked into darkness on the male, this was the first thing I noticed, which set me in a good mood for the picture overall.

The female representing good is well designed, with smooth(ish) flowing lines in the outfit and hair, representing softness and good in a way, black incorporated nicely to follow the yin and yang theme, the male is the perfect contrast with jagged aggressive lines, white eyes and streak of hair.

However on the male character the white part of the jacket to the left, just doesn’t seem to fit in the picture, especially as his shirt is white. I see that there is the jagged black coming off the female I guess in a way to symbolise where they come together or something of the sort, but it feels like it was added in as a later thought and not incorporated in the character’s fundamental design, I also feel it is unnecessary as his shirt and cravat serve the purpose well, the jagged part coming off the girl seems to fit nicely somehow, perhaps as it is such a contrast from her flowing clothing.

I personally love the style of line art, and it is what draws me back to your work quite often, so no problems there, I especially like the female hair design, it seems quite different to what I’m used to seeing, however the male’s hair design, while cool, is quite similar to that of recent drawings of yours, I’m thinking a mix of “fail” and “The Ventriloquist”. But I don’t know, perhaps it’s just some sketch or something I noticed while you were livestreaming or in a sketch dump that’s lodged in the back of my mind, it just feels very familiar. But as usual I’m just picking at tiny things; it must be pretty hard to come up with something completely different considering the large variety of male hairstyles you have drawn over the years.

As is often the case with you, the background is extremely simple, but I assume you weren’t paid in the commission for a background, and I do appreciate the clever dark to light gradient in juxtapose to the characters respective colours. Perhaps go a little less defined on the texture next time, as in the darker regions I feel it’s a little too imposing on the piece.

I like the costume design in particular the male one, but I do have a penchant for that style of clothing <3 The tail of the jacket stretching into this jagged distorted spike is a very nice transition which I like very much, similarly I like the way that the female’s clothing flows to a point, very contrasting as is the aim with the theme of the characters, however flow of material is very difficult to draw and the depth of the material doesn’t feel like it’s been captured in places making some areas seem flat and others dynamic, but it’s overall well executed.

This is the tiny details section, shouldn’t be too long. I like the little wings, they are nicely designed and well they just look good and I like them. I have a minor qualm about both characters having black fingernails as up to now everything of that sort has been the opposite on each. I like how the girl has round full eyes, and soft lips (characteristic of a girl, but I feel emphasized for the purpose of the theme) and the male sharper more jagged features (amg that smile). Final little thing is the negative space between the bulk of the picture, it’s just sitting there unused and boring, dead centre where the eye naturally rests, this on the one hand allows you to focus peripherally on both characters but on the other hand it can be perceived as dull unused space, but in the very nature of the design it is impossible to avoid, I just feel that yin and yang you see as one fluid thing as opposed to spaced out, but I wouldn’t sacrifice the clothing ‘tails’ for that <3

In summary I’d say that this is a well thought out piece, with lots of nice little touches that make it special. It’s relatively simple in construction and the shading is subtle, which is how shading should be. Good lines, very smooth and good general anatomy. The outfits and style of the characters is very nice and compliments the respective roles well. Good job, just keep in mind all those little things I always nag about.


P.S.

The guy’s eyes… can you find a way to surgically transfer those to my face?
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The repeat-reversed theme of the character designs are fairly well thought out, though slightly overdone. The whole composition, placing, and posing of the characters is very bland and not very stirring or impacting-it's actually a bit awkward to look at. I understand the feel you were trying to get with the whole grunge-texture background, but it really stands out from the characters in the foreground-in the bad way. The background has more detail than the characters(since all the shading the characters have is mild amounts of very inaccurately placed super-soft cell-shading)and it has no way of flowing together with them.
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AjolDogeLLama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Black one supposed to be female and the white one male

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Naimane Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish people read artist comments
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AjolDogeLLama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah
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xXperkynessXx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
XD these two kind of remind me of my oc's i know yin is supposed to be the girls but he is just a little more shota than the avrage male, btw i love your work
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Naimane Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :'D
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Digital-Star-Wolf64 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Amazing to the max! I LOVE this drawing, this is so cool I can't even describe how awesome it is. :D Nice job! :)
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Naimane Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;u;
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WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Love this
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Naimane Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;u;
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Yangarang Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this to death. I envisioned how I would represent my personal yin and yang and this was what it looked like. May I edit this photo to fit me more personally and put it up on here with credit?
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