Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Down this Path by chinara Down this Path by chinara
EDIT: Ever have those moments when you wake up, look at your submission, and just want to hit yourself in the face? That just happened to me.

Revised it a little bit to make it easier to read.


--


- The Link


--

Tried out Alphonse Mucha's art nouveau style. Very challenging, and highly educational. I love that style to bits.

But now I have no sleep for tomorrow.


Ratchet Insomniac Games
Design / Art =chinara

Available on Redbubble: [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsgtyayap:
Critique by SgtYayap Dec 7, 2012, 6:38:56 AM
When I look at your art, it almost never ceases to amaze me, and this particular artwork proves my point. The coloring technique is very interesting; while it emphasizes orange hues, the crescent moon in the background offers a nice contrast.

One thing I've always loved about your art is the somewhat gothic-looking build of skinny characters you draw. Here, I'm especially drawn to this Lombax's pose; far from being the comical, upbeat person many gamers come to expect out of Ratchet. Only flaw I can find is that this is fan art, which is not 100% original by rule. However, your interpretation has made it go so much further than Insomniac probably intended, so I gave originality 4 stars to make up for it.

All in all, very breathtaking work!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
8 out of 8 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconspyropablo:
this drawings impacts to me.It's like the pictures about gods or another things about mitilogy.The profiling its very care and it apport a lot of taste to the drawing.The color its very striking and its very curious cause the color its little seen.The style its very cool and its very... cool haha.Another thing its very sktriking its the simetry of the moon its perfect and ver colored.In general the drawing its very cared in all senses and it is a very good drawing,both style, as the effort.I give you my congradulations cause you have put all your desires so for my this is the perfect example about a good drawing
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
4 out of 4 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconbebuzzu1:
Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This needs to be a skin for Ratchet. It's so beautifully drawn and well, creative too. Makes me think he's from an old age before technology came along and made everything futuristic
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ah, it would be so cool if you could choose that skin! I would love it if they gave RAC a little tribal spin for one game. It would make it quite interesting.
Reply
:iconbebuzzu1:
Bebuzzu1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Are you kidding I would pay to get that skin!
Reply
:iconexd2dxe:
Exd2Dxe Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Yeah! Real cooooool👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconecokitty:
ecokitty Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
*explodes*

damn what a hot guy

this is so pretty and you are a cool bro WOW
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hahahah, He's pretty JUST FOR YOU Steve, just for you :P
Reply
:iconcookiesochocola:
CookiesOChocola Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colors you used and the atmosphere. So nice !
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D Glad you like it.
Reply
:iconoomormunaoo:
ooMormunaoo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Wow, this looks great
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconmadame-dragoness:
MadAme-DragoNess Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh MY!!! Dat's Just Incredibly AAAWWsomee!! ^^ I really love Art Nuveau style too! :heart:
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's beautiful style, yes :D Thanks!
Reply
:iconmadame-dragoness:
MadAme-DragoNess Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ you're welcome! :D
Reply
:iconnaysu:
naysu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
WOW this is brilliant! so decorative! and the composition is top notch :D love this!
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you a lot! :D
Reply
:iconmr-artful:
Mr-Artful Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and simply beautiful! :tighthug:
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you a lot! c:
Reply
:iconmr-artful:
Mr-Artful Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :highfive:
Reply
:iconben-anderson:
Ben-Anderson Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really digging the Art Nouveau style.
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is an awesome style! :D
Reply
:iconlombaxesdimension:
lombaxesdimension Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING! I haven't no words... *________*
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you a lot! ;D I really appreciate it.
Reply
:iconvioletlolita:
VioletLolita Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really love the colours and the use of shapes! i just think maybe you could have tried flipping that moon-shaped thing vertically so it would have more of a compositional flow to it. But other than that I really really like it!
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the comment!

I was considering that, but this here might show you why I chose the composition as it stands! c: Compositional flow is important. Turning the crescent moon upwards would take away the focus from Ratchet's face, thus disturbing the flow rather than aiding it. Everything goes in circles here, so it's just right that the crescent shape starts from the main focus in the picture and leads in a circular motion to the continuation!
Reply
:iconvioletlolita:
VioletLolita Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh i actually meant having the moon-shaped thing so that the opening of it would be facing the left :P
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Would still be distracting the flow o: As the graph said, the thickest point of the circle draws the most attention to itself due to the color choice and its width. Putting it opposite of the focal point creates a disparity between two points the eye would like to concentrate on, therefore making it a less fluid composition. You wouldn't be able to make a proper chart without having conflicting lines of view direction.

Furthermore, if you take a look on Mucha's work, he always used placement of circles and lines to emphasize focal points such as the face or the whole figure. It's a very important aspect in his style.
Reply
:iconsgtyayap:
SgtYayap Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Very nice experimentation! Turned out well in my eyes! :)
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconsgtyayap:
SgtYayap Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
You're welcome! :aww: Went as far as to share it on Tumblr. ;)
Reply
:iconlea-stampone:
Lea-Stampone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Amazing, just amazing :iconclapplz:
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
Reply
:iconlea-stampone:
Lea-Stampone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
You're welcome ^^
Reply
:iconnekoshen:
Nekoshen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, is das geil O.O Dieser Stil! Diese Farben!
Das sieht einfach grandios aus! Ich liebe es :D
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Danke sehr, Susi ;)
Reply
:iconspyropablo:
spyropablo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow its awesome :D
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!!
Reply
:iconcheroshseiphar:
CheroshSeiphar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Aww yeah... this is magnificent.
:clap:
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a loooot! :D
Reply
:iconcheroshseiphar:
CheroshSeiphar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Writer
And now I shall admire this a while longer. :heart:
Reply
:iconthegeneralsdaughter:
TheGeneralsDaughter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah this is incredible :D
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
Reply
:iconthegeneralsdaughter:
TheGeneralsDaughter Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome :love:
Reply
:iconlollipophorizon:
LollipopHorizon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
:iconlazycryplz: FDSKJFSCS
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconcatfaceplz:
Reply
:icontamalero:
tamalero Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome art as usual!

It makes my mind imagine how the lombaxes would be, before reaching the "space and modern age".
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha, thank you very much ;D But I can assure you that this isn't a take on Lombaxes in an age before the games. ... technically.
Reply
:icontamalero:
tamalero Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dunno, your pic reminds me of these english/welsh pictures you see in royal houses & churches.

I'm afraid I dont remember the word in English o describe the style.. but looks damn nice.

Can you write more about the background of the design and why this guy as that kind of armor and spear?
Reply
:iconchinara:
chinara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, it's Ratchet :D And I cannot tell you about the background of this picture as I am in no position that allows me to tell you.

That style is art nouveau, in particular Alphonse Mucha's style. I think you might be referring to renaissance/glass stained work, which probably influenced some of what you see in art nouveau!
Reply
:icontamalero:
tamalero Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now thats clarification!

also booooooo for not in position to give information :(
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 800 × 1644




Details

Submitted on
December 6, 2012
Image Size
1.1 MB
Resolution
800×1644
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,251
Favourites
151 (who?)
Comments
62
Downloads
15

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×