I love this!! I get a sense of shock along with the guy (I would presume it's a guy, but I very well could be wrong. who dropped his sword. I love the angle you drew this from! Unusual, but very effective! Has an "Oh snap!" feel and I love it!
This is an amazing piece! Dynamic, intense and very believable, or at least as believable as an archangel can get. The action is very low to the ground and I really appreciate the dirt flying up. Its a nice little detail that makes the different between a good piece and an excellent piece.
Wow, great job. Love the composition and sense of motion.
My only criticism is all the little leafless shrubs kind of make the scale confusing. At first I thought they were dead trees and soldiers were huge. Then I saw the grass blades and figured I was mistaken. But if they are shrubs, they seem too tiny compared to the grass. And why are they dead while the grass is still green?
It's a small point, but just something to consider.
Have you thought about posting a few tutorials on your digital work? I think a lot of fledgling artists out there (me, lol) would benefit greatly from it. I mean I don't even really know where to begin when I wonder how you made such a beautiful piece.
I am appalled at this.....how the hell can he get away with this, and apparently is getting "showcased"....I am switching between tabs and see BLATANT copying. I am more than upset at this...hence why I never use DA except for this one comment. This is horrendous.
First he had it uploaded without any mention of algenpfleger... Then it got known (also by me XD) and he removed it and uploaded it again. :/ Well there are great artists here, I would have never gotten into art if it weren't for DA, but there is also so much crap here like you saw >_<