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Danbuster Meets the Skyjumpers by DCLeadboot Danbuster Meets the Skyjumpers by DCLeadboot
Based on one of these ongoing RP-storylines between me and Alex :iconsailex:

Eliza Lutra, the daughter of Cliff Lutra and Cedar Wilkinson (who are married in our canon), is a biologist and future defender of marine life. However, in her interests in all lifeforms known to this world, she developed a keen interest in dinosaurs and wished to be able to research them first-hand.

Somehow, Danbuster's brother, Retsubnad, managed to make this possible by finding a time-travellers spell. However, a fortunate error in translation caused him to not only send Danbuster, Eliza and several of their friends backwards, but also somehow crossed dimensions - entering one of Alex's created worlds, inhabited by prehistoric lemur tribes who coexist with dinosaurs.

This was how Danbuster and Eliza's party came to meet the Skyjumper Clan, led by Draco and Luna, who people have incredible jumping abilities and live in a treetop village in a similar way to Ewoks or Lorien Elves.
Initially taken prisoner as unknown trespassers, they were subsequently released when found to pose no threat to their tribe.

In a gesture of peace and goodwill, Danbuster offers the hilt of his sabre to Draco to show his intentions are friendly. The burly lemur chief acknowledges the gesture, while Eliza and Luna look on impartially.

Danbuster is my own personal character.
Draco and Luna belong to Alex.
Eliza... I guess, even though she's the daughter of my character Cedar, by Cliff - ultimately she was Alex's creation also.
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Ok you wanted critique? I'll give you critique, despite it was me that comissioned you this piece.

Even though I commented on this pic and faved, now that i have a premium membership, i think i could really give you the biggest review I could offer. I hope it's fair though.

For starters, since Draco, Luna are still somewhat new and not many people have seen them, I understand this may have been tricky to pull off. Eliza looks youthful and nice looking too. But heres the overall critique here.

The vision: The picture definatly captures what I was aiming for as far as the scenery goes with how the Skyjumpers live; high above the tree canopy in a tree top village and the use of dark wood also helps that its been re-built every several years or so. Draco and Luna look pretty decent in your style except I noticed Draco has a funny look on his face despite he's supposed to be fox-like with lemur markings, also his fuzzy chest looks a little "TOO" rounded instead of being fuzzy pectoral muscles but I understand the muscles are tricky to pull off with an anthro. Luna came out pretty good as far as the markings, anatomy and design, her facial expression strikes out very well, she looks like she wants to smile but due to her status as the village leader, she smirks in a warm friendly feeling like a mother almost.

Eliza really looks like with Dan's help, she managed to break the ice amongst the "outsiders" and forge a friendship with Danbuster and Draco and Luna here. She smiles but her gaze at Luna makes it appear she's very nervous and uncertain but smiles anyway as Danbuster kneels before Draco and offers his sword hilt as a token of friendship, and humorously his union jack boxer shorts is exposed from his kilt. The facial expression on Danbuster almost conceals that he looks defeated but he means no harm, a radical shift from his goofy happy-go-lucky to near crazy demeanor to a calm and passive and proud warrior. That to me speaks louder then everything else.

Originality: I have little to say only because I comissioned it and thanks to the RP I did, i tried to give you as much detail as I can offer in my world with the dinosaurs and the lemurs so far i like how you interpeted it into your own visual design.

Technique: The great use of both light, shadows, and the photoshop elements help to convey the jungle scenery that I was aiming for and the low leaf ceiling also doubles the fact they're very high above the treetop yet I admit the long grass on the bottom yields that they're not that high up as I was hoping for but thats ok. Your style of drawing everyone looks nice and very accurate, especially the webbing with Eliza, she does look a tad younger but thats ok, she's a real good sync of Cliff and Cedar's DNA and genetics.

Impact: Overall, Im very etastic about this piece and im greatful this picture looks awesome and Im glad everyone else like it too. So the ratings on the right should be fair right?

Thanks again for the pic and accepting my comission. ^^
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Christian3211 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(((Just to spare you of a little bit of confusion of what is ahead of this bock of text, please examine the following link: [link] )))

[Christian] *He refers to Danbuster with his following statement* Nice knickers you have there. :B
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danbuster: Always took pride in the ol' flag! :D
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PierreAndAndre Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a good job on this pic. The British boxers under the kilt is hilarious. :XD:
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All part of Danbuster's nature to be funny... even unintentionally! :XD:
He's always worn those goofy-print shorts under the kilt!
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felousefarnayne Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks really cool and lovely how you drew this scene, looks really well done and the colours are equally well used too nice work and keep it up n_n
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Fel! :) Certainly one of those high-tension moments when I'm wondering if his lemurs are friendly... :XD:
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BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work on all counts, especially with that treetop background - interesting backstory to this piece as well. :nod: :thumbsup:
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much, mate! :aww:
Certainly a lot of storytelling on both sides... I have to do my characters' action! ;)
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BrunoMeles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An interesting storyline behind this pic, great job on it! :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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