Wow Goldy, nice to see some art from you again! <3 I'm still new to critiques, so I hope this is helpful!
I love how intense this piece feels, and as always I love the amount of detail you packed in! Especially the fluff on the white character's jacket orz This really looks like a gruesome battle, and if I were actually there, I'd want to leave ASAP. x_x
The pouring rain makes it look like this fight would be miserable, and although you've got it splashing up from obstacles (wings, the scythe, etc), I feel that because the rain looks as though it's coming down heavy, there should be a little more emphasis on the splashing. Right now it looks as though it's splashing up from a light rain.
I also like how the background adds to the weather! Those clouds are pretty awesome! I don't know where these characters are fighting, but some dead/blood stained grass could help contribute to the feel of a deadly battle. I also think the lightning could use a little glow or something else to give it some more 'wow', like the rest of your picture does!
And the characters look awesome - they definitely look like they could be responsible for those wounds. There's a lot of blood near the white character's arm, and I just felt like the sleeve fluff should have a bit of dirt or blood on it as well. Other than that, s/he seems fine c: Upon closer inspection of the black character, I see that she's pouring blood, but I only see a few gashes? (Good job for having their wounds match up to their opponent's weapons, by the way!) She is a dark colored character though, so I might be missing some wounds.
I had a lot to type, but really it was about some of the smallest details. You did a really awesome job and you've managed to make me stare at a piece for a long time yet again! <3 Keep up the good work - I can't wait to see what you draw next! ^^
.....this deserves one of THESE comments . Totally . So prepare yourself, and your eyes ~~~
SO YEAH When I saw it on a thumbnail I already knew it's gonna be AMAZING but now I look closely and I know I was wrong, because it's far beyond "AMAZING" I mean just LOOK AT IT OMG ;______;
These POSES are awesome, I love how the dark character squats omg <3 And the blood here, just WHAT . It's so realistic and darrrrk <3
And I really love the rain effect > u < Both the raining drops, and the water flowing down the characters . ;_; And THAT SHADING It fits the picture GODDAMN GREAT I MEAN IT'S so dark and bloody pciture, and the sahding just adds to it, I mean these parts of the characters where you ca't even see it good because it's so dark and because of rain ~ amazing effect girl !! ! <3
Whole picture is STUNNING . I could stare and stare and staaaareeee at itttttttt....
instant favourite girl . instant favourite .
I've JUST NOTICED how the blood falls down on grass (dark character) ;_____________; OMGAJSDKLaSJDKLASJ YOU DID GREAt JOB ON IT TOO IT LOOKS SO REALISTIC JUTS LASJDKLASJD <33 How are you doing blood? ;_; It's about colour, or blending, or just WHAT .
And hair looks amazing toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ;-; And it's LINEARTLESS LASKJDKLASJDKSAJ X__________X I love it lovelovelove it's so realistic and dark and bloody
the only thing it's missing are graves in farer background . XD
Though this lightning, compared to details in all image, looks kinda... wrong . Shall be more detailed, just like the rest .
OVerall, you did WONDERFUL job on this one, it's... I dunno, one of your best pictures so far ? ;-;
You know I NEVER get tired of THESE kind of comments <3 <3 <3 I'm not very proud of that lightning I did back there either :'D Feels like I just totally forgot how to lightning Then I also forgot about searching a reference oTL --wut.
But girl I'm so glad you like ;_; Thanks very much <333