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Kelbi Alpha by Araless Kelbi Alpha by Araless
Finally some fan art again! Monster Hunter is one of my all time favorite :P
I love the second version of the Kelbi's in MHF3, especially the big ones. This was a very good training for me to improve on backgrounds. The last one was crap... I really need to get better on these stuff. But I like how this turned out, it's not perfect of course, but at least I become better. The coloration also reminds me a little bit of a screenshot from a ghibli film.
Realistic cel-shading for the Kelbi's, done in Photoshop.

Kelbi's belong to Monster Hunter (Capcom)
Picture belongs to me
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Okay, first of all, I love how how executed this piece of artwork. Though stuff like this, showing a creature's family, may have been done before, you have given this a sense of... how can I put this? Affection. To put it simply, this picture makes me feel warm inside. Probably because of the fawn being with his parents.

I like how you created the background as well. It gives this picture that Monster Hunter look to it. And the style of the work itself does remind me of a Studio Ghibli film, specifically Princess Mononoke due to the Kelbi reminding me of Yakul (Ashitaka's elk) as well as the natural look of the environment.

The anatomy of the Kelbi is very believeable, but I think you should make the fawn a lighter color, maybe a greyish shade of green. But other than that, it's practically flawless.
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Jetzt hab ich lang genug in deiner tollen Galerie gestöbert, wird Zeit, dass ich auch was dazu sage.

Wie schon auch uberfrill gesagt hat, strahlt das Bild eine gelungene Harmonie aus. Ich find so süß, wie das Fohlen das vordere Beinchen hebt und zu Paps aufsieht und dieser den Blick erwidert. Den Hintergrund hast du auch sehr liebevoll gestaltet, ich könnt noch länger draufstarren, aber ich hab ja auch noch hier was zu schreiben, sonst wird das nichts mehr. Das werd ich nach dem Kommentar hier noch fortsetzen. :)

Was mir perspektivisch stark auffällt, ist der untere Wasserfall. Der Betrachter sieht nach oben zum Rand auf, von dem das Wasser herrunterstürzt, und trotzdem erkennt man die Oberfläche darüber. Ich denke, du wolltest einen abfallenden Hang andeuten.
Das Wasser wirkt viel zu ruhig, für so eine starke Steigung - und die muss ja stark sein, wenn man von da unten noch die Oberfläche sieht. Ich denke, das Wasser sollte stärker vom Rand wegschießen, und generell mehr Verwirbelungen enthalten, sodass sich das Licht stärker bricht und das Wasser weiß wirkt.

Was ich mir auch noch gewünscht hätte, sind etwas dunklere Schatten an den Beinen. Vielleicht liegt's an mir, und dass ich gerne tiefe Schatten mag, aber das Gras dort wirkt etwas flach im Vergleich zu anderen Stellen.

Irgendwie kommen mir die beiden Eltern auch ein bisschen steif in ihrer Haltung vor. Als hätten sie verkrampfte Schulterpartien. Ich glaube, es liegt an den Schulterblättern, die sehr weit hervorstehen. Ich hab jetzt schnell gegooglet, damit ich keinen Blödsinn erzähle und das hier gefunden:
Hirsch [Link]
Ich denke, wenn du die Schulterpartie mehr in den Rücken integrierst, tut das der Haltung gut.

So, im Großen und Ganzen überzeugt das Bild mit einer herrlichen Ausstrahlung. Bei mir ist es etwas zu lange her, seit ich das letzte Mal was von Gibli gesehen hab, als dass mir aufgefallen wäre, welchen Stil du mit dem Bild ansteuern wolltest. Aber ich kann mir gut vorstellen, dass sich das Bild als Szene in einem Gibli Film abgespielt haben könnte.
Wirklich sehr schön.
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yessss
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CodyPoore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
WOW
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Nobodyspatzy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Had to fav, as I love Kelbis!
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Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is beautiful. The waterfalls, the grass, and the Kelbi Alphas mane all took some great skill. Overall amazing.
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Laineyfantasy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
oh wow i am in totall awe of your art :)
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dragonskry Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist
soo cute!!
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NeonKitsune16 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww this is so adorable ><
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Soulfoxii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Es sieht sooo friedlich aus.. ich will dort bei dem wasserfall meinen urlaub machen *_*
Und ich WUSSTE doch, dass mir die tierchen bekannt vorkamen XD
Ich hab mal alle möglichen viehcher von MH gesucht ^^
Und wie ich dich bei den Hintergründen verstehen kann >_>
Ich für meinen Teil fange sie an.. und mache und tue.. und sie werden einfach nicht fertig.. naja.. und dann lass ich sie ganz weg >: D
Aber der hier ist echt hübsch geworden :3
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Keestal Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I would play again but they took my pets away. I dunno why or when but when I logged in one day, they were gone. I had one of these :c.. beautiful pic of them! <3
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masonday Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
COOOOL!
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LiteraryPhenom Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
i love the floppy ears :d
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xkelbix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconinloveplz: Little kelbi!!!!
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Is your username perhaps referenced by the MH Kelbi's? :D
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xkelbix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is indeed :) ive been using it for years, first when i started playing Monster Hunter on the ps2
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool :)
Kelbi's do definitely deserve more love.
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xkelbix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they do! theyre so cute!
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Opaca Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
jaaaay monsterhunter :D!
das ist glaub ich das erste aktuelle fanartwork was ich hier auf dA je gesehen hab xD

das bild ist dir toll gelungen, der hg ist super und gibt dem bild richtig tiefe weil du das ganze etwas schräg und nach oben verzerrt gemalt hast.
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xglide Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Writer
It'e very nice to see a calm scenery in monster hunter every now and then. and THIS is amazing. Nice work
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peccatori Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy sh*t that's so cute!! :la:

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masonday Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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elartwyne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup you love MH you made a really good job here
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Leewano Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha i dont usually see monster hunter fan art with kebli(s) in it :XD: this is really nice and i love the lighting. the background is really cool too :D
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hiaamir Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
wonderful. more than superb and real indeed :thumbsup:
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pepergirl001 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
wow you should make one of Kushala Daora or any Elder Dragon
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I will, but there are a few other pictures I have to finish first^^
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RinTheCrazyWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow awesome
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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RinTheCrazyWolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
np^^
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KutkuMegsan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful Monster Hunter jester ^_^.
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I love Kelbi's. <3
They are way too underated...
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KutkuMegsan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
lol. But they are a very beautiful species ^_^.
Capcom did a great job and I love your version of them too.
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TiramSmiles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so pretty. I love the colors you used, they fit so well together. You have put so much detail into this!
Faved!
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much <3
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RakdosS Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I love MHF !!!
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xX-Flash-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Wonderful!
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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yamibanner Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
This gets me in a...HUNTING mood.
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good hunting! XD
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thecapturedspy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The background is amazing! <3 I love the color palette here; even though it's mostly cool colors there is a definite sense of warmth. Great job <3
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's really fitting for spring. I wish it would look as green as in the picture outside...
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WhiteLygerMistress Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o KELBI! I kinda wanna go kill some now >.> Great picture though <3
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good hunting! I wanna go Kelbi-hunting too... but I'm too busy with drawing XD
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WhiteLygerMistress Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I have been Blos hunting recently so not much on the Kelbi side me either. Maybe a spree of Kelbis for horns soon though
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CutePoochyena261 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly beautiful! It really captures the beauty even out of a game like Monster Hunters, :lol:
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Monster Hunter is quite a very artistic game if you think about all the beautiful landscapes and the awesome monster designs^^
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ethantconnelly Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
this is magnificant one of the best things i have seen in this group ^^ thanks for posting it here so i could see it
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have to thank you for telling me that you like it^^
That means I will post more stuff in this group c:
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ethantconnelly Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
yay!! more stuff to this group from you the better!
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GalanorBrighteye Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! The execution of the background, specifically the top waterfall, is stunning. Coupled with the great illustration of the kelbi in the foreground, it makes an excellent piece.
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Araless Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
The background was very much work.
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