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Cell-shaded illustration of Darkstar and Myrcella from A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin.

I stumbled on this piece recently as I was cleaning my external hard drives. I don’t know how it slipped through, but it did, for I actually finished this piece back in January and forgot to post it. I loath posting old drawings so late (and a year old piece is OLD in my books), because I see so many flaws on them; flaws I can not see whilst working on them at the time. But… this one is an okay-ish piece, and it’s Darkstar. (o⌒.⌒o)♥ I can never resist Darkstar. So here it is.

A little announcement.

As of today, I will be signing my paintings differently. Instead of using a hand-written signature, I will be using a logo I created for myself. I will also stop using watermarking. This means, I will go back through all of my paintings online, and changed how they were signed and remove the watermark.
You can see the logo already used on the Feast for Crows illustration above, but here is a clearer shot of it: new signature logo.


Commissions are currently CLOSED.
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:iconmiryanastorm:
MiryanaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
The scene looks great!
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Mirri Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive scene! The colors and all the details are great! :D
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. :D I am glad you like how this turned out.
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! :) (Smile)
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you like it. :D
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Inkary Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I see this art posted somewhere else without credits I'd have hard times finding the source (google search engine isn't that great). If you accept any feedback regarding you signing your artwork - I'd love it also have a piece of your name or nickname for quicker identification. >_>
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your review on the signature. I greatly welcome any advice or constructive crit.
Sadly, I thought of the same problem as well, and originally I tried integrating my name at the bottom (under the 2016 part). However, either the name turned out too small at that size, making it illegible, OR, worse, it was big enough, but it looked again like a watermark, rather than a signature. I would like to step away from watermarking my paintings. It is just ugly, and though I have tried to make the watermarks blend into the background as much as possible, I don't like looking at them.

So, all that is left, for now at least, is the hope that most people will respect me enough to credit me when reblogging/sharing my art. :) Another hope is that those who wish to find me will use Google Images with the possibility to upload an image. If you pop the painting into Google Image search, it will give you instantly my Deviant Art username.

Thank you again so much. I will look more into this, but at the moment it's not feasible.. not without make it look watermarked again.
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Inkary Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you're open for suggestion I can give an example of the way Liger Inuzuka signs their works -- liger-inuzuka.deviantart.com/g… (i hope it doesn't look like promoting or anything). I admit it does look like a watermark (it is one) but it's merges with their artwork style.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yess, I am very much open to suggestions. That looks really interesting, though it does have the vibe of a watermark, rather than a signature. I'll try out some things and then, if you don't mind I'll get back to you and ask you opinion on whether it's better or worse. This might take a day or two though. :D
Thanks a lot.
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Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Fabulous ! :trophy:
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much as always! I am glad you like this. :D
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Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
:w00t:
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:icontywinning:
tywinning Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Stunning!
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it. :D
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cyke40 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Wonderful scene😊
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I am glad you like the way I illustrated this.
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CerseiDM Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaah you drew more Darkstar!!!! :love: I love this character, though we didn't see much of him, and I really hope we'll meet him again in book 6 :)
I love this piece it's gorgeous!!!!! 
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I so agree with you! LOL! He is very interesting. I want to know what happened to him. I hope we'll find out soon.
I am glad you like this piece, even though it's a bit old. XD
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Wow, so cool!
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it. :D
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