Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Breaking Through by juliedillon Breaking Through by juliedillon
This was inspired in part by an awesome scifi comic my friend has been working on (although this ended up having little to do with her story, which I feel a little guilty about, haha), and in part by a conversation I had at a recent scifi/fantasy convention about working with more abstracted elements, bold colors, and iconic imagery; I felt like it gave me permission to do more of the type of art I like doing best. :)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcolouren:
Colouren Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Neymar
Reply
:iconjixustudios:
jixustudios Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. I love everything about this piece.
Reply
:iconbugleman-snow:
BugleMan-Snow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Very interesting
Reply
:iconrukahtsubasa:
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
very dynamic! amazing work!
Reply
:icontimeship:
Timeship Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Writer
Outstanding work, bravo!
Reply
:iconmgbeach:
mgbeach Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I just read the first two books in a wonderful fantasy series by Brent Weeks called "Lightbringer." You should check them out if you haven't, as I imagine an artist like yourself might dig characters who quite literally transform raw color into awe-inspiring sights by their will and a steady hand. Kindred spirits and all that... :)

The primary magic of the Lightbringer world is called Chromaturgy, with its practitioners known as "Drafters." Through sheer force of will they can cause the colors of the spectrum to gain physical form as a powerful substance called Luxin. And, just have a look at the description of Yellow Luxin (from Wikipedia):

Yellow Luxin is most often a liquid that releases its energy back into light quickly, allowing its use as a torch or a trigger to ignite flammable materials or explosives. Yellow nourishes other luxins, extending the durability of luxin structures or tools [or weapons]. Like water turning to ice, when yellow is drafted perfectly, it loses its liquidity and becomes the hardest [and deadliest] luxin of all.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture... as far as I'm concerned, it's "perfectly drafted Yellow"

PS-Will be watching in case you read the books and DO paint some fan art, because that just might manage to be even more epic
Reply
:icongeminisolace:
GeminiSolace Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is an amazing character design. I love her and I know nothing about her, but that's ok. Something tells me she's amazing.
Reply
:iconranmalovescats:
ranmalovescats Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
too cool for words!
Reply
:iconalertedrapierimp19:
AlertedRapierImp19 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
very cool!!
Reply
:iconpatayoh:
PataYoh Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work <3
Reply
:iconcrownjade:
crownjade Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
absolutely fantastic!!!!
Reply
:iconsnartha:
snartha Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This is beautiful! I love the interaction between the more realistic woman and the abstract shapes.
Reply
:iconpuck-sexton:
Puck-Sexton Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   General Artist
Does she have a mohawk? She looks awesome! I love her profile, and all the colours... and her armour/suit... and the designs and patterns... and the stars in the background... and...
Reply
:iconyruhauntingme:
yruhauntingme Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This looks like the image I had in my mind for the gateways In the short story I'm currently writing.
Reply
:iconebonstorm:
Ebonstorm Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh my! This is an absolutely amazing piece. Brilliant colors, awesome construction and beautiful artwork. Please never stop!
Reply
:iconkryst4l:
Kryst4l Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!
Reply
:iconkolson98:
kolson98 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW THIS SO COOL!!!
Reply
:iconsyico:
Syico Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome has always~ <3
Reply
:iconverreax:
Verreax Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow... just wow..
Reply
:icontimeandrelativedis:
TimeAndRelativeDIS Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I think this is one of my favorite works I've seen in a long time. It just really sticks out to me. Looks like I have a new wallpaper for my phone.
Reply
:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :hooray:
Reply
:iconjuliedillon:
juliedillon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thanks! :)
Reply
:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :tighthug:
Reply
:iconnikki0417:
Nikki0417 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful!! I love the color scheme and details. And, of course, the shading is amazing.
Reply
:iconrahowe:
rahowe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
She looks awesome! I like how the 50's retro elements combine with the more 00's character design.
Reply
:iconarual-gaze:
Arual-Gaze Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Reply
:iconhisdarkdesire:
hisdarkdesire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
How, this is beautiful
Reply
:iconartmines:
ArtMines Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Well done!
Reply
:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
ThumbsUp!!
Reply
:icondwarfpuddle:
DwarfPuddle Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Beautiful! :)
Reply
:iconfu-rin-ka-zan:
fu-rin-ka-zan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is all types of awesome. I love the colors and the dynamic pose! They really make this work feel alive!
Reply
:icondougsirois:
DougSirois Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Wonderful colors!!
Reply
:iconallen-henderson:
Allen-Henderson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work, I love the strong colours, you got the movement down so well.
Reply
:iconjuliano-pereira:
Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
Reply
:iconpearlphoenix:
PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very awesome, always adored your use of strong colors.
Reply
:iconmelodynieves:
MelodyNieves Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   Digital Artist
She looks like a wickedly badass character that would be awesome to get to know. Any insight into who she is or where she comes from?
Reply
:iconbeachrain:
beachrain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can def see the abstract shapes and bright colors and they really help create that scifi feel, so I say success on that aspect! and the character is amazing too! great anatomy, color palette, style (hair and costume), just awesome work :)
Reply
:iconfreakconformist:
Freakconformist Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like the character from S.T.O.P.
Am I right?

Anyway, I love the composition. The geometric patterns with the realistic textures looks like some kind of amalgamation of modern and '60s sci-fi book covers.
Reply
:iconjuliedillon:
juliedillon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I don't know what that is, so no. X) This is an original piece. But thank you!
Reply
:iconkisah-san:
Kisah-san Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The way you work with colors is amazing :O
Reply
:icontheonlyjaces:
TheOnlyJaces Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaa , really amazing.
I love all the character aspect :)
I think the circles on botton left (purple/pink) is killing it a little .
It's a contrast of nice effect to none -.-

love it anyways
Reply
:iconmeaninglessnumbers:
MeaninglessNumbers Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It looks great! I like how the part around her head looks like a halo, very clever.

I’m sorry someone is hassling you on Tumblar about her hair or something.
Reply
:iconodyism:
Odyism Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional
Ah such a gorgeous color palette, and I love the balance between the sharp graphic elements with the organic elements. Another inspiring piece! :]
Reply
:iconodyism:
Odyism Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional
I also love her profile and hair.
Reply
:iconyzkethrag:
yzkethrag Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconneatplz:
Reply
:icontmirai:
TMirai Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. I love the contrast between the dense, opaque colors and the more blended hues. Your lighting effects are always so amazing!
Reply
:icontriforcewarrior:
TriforceWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I absolutely love this shot! It really gives off the impression of the title, like shes breaking through and about to kick some ass. Fantastic stuff!
Reply
:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The colors are simplified to a point that isn't boring, but still manages a nice range. I think she looks pretty 80s-tastic, with that collar and the part in her hair. Or Janelle Monae.
Reply
:iconkiller-sweet:
Killer-Sweet Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student
Awesome :clap:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 800 × 1104




Details

Submitted on
September 4, 2012
Image Size
656 KB
Resolution
800×1104
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
32,070 (58 today)
Favourites
1,986 (who?)
Comments
93
Downloads
540
×