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Apprentice by AlexaClyne Apprentice by AlexaClyne
EDIT: fixed Robin's belt (lol it was incomplete lol) Robin's anatomy, fixed the coloring a bit.
ANOTHER EDIT: Thank you for the critques! ♥
BIG FILE AMG. :iconwhutplz:

I know there are tooons of errors but let it go for now k? :iconsopsplz:

I've been working on this for a while but these two are just SO HAAARD to draw. Slade is just imposiboru. :iconmingplz: Then inspiration kicks in around 2 in the morning then worked on it til 6 am. So didn't sleep because of this. :iconbunnyflailplz:

His voice just keeps on echoing in my brain while working on this. * p *
I colored a bit roughly than I usually do because I wanted to create this dramatic, sadistic atmosphere that they have around them.

OH ROBIIIIN :icontearplz:

Seriously, those episodes with these two just give me the feels. <3

Robin and Slade - Teen Titans (c) DC Comics
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I would be happy to write a critique for you!! It's actually pretty good and I see you tried to make it 3 dimensional. Their heads need a little bit more 3-D effect. Maybe be darker shadowing or some other kind of technique. Slade's head was well done and only needs a tiny bit of improvement. Robin's head needs a little more work. Otherwise, it's a nice work of art. :) I hope I didn't sound too mean if my critique offends you. I really don't wanna sound mean. :/ Anyways I hope you take the advice and I shall look forward to your next piece. :)
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I REALLY LIKE THIS (first off). xD And I have a premium again, so I can write critiques again(yay!) so I'm taking advantage of it and hope that this helps you, Alexa-chan!<3

So first off(as a real critique point xD), I really like what you did with the concept here. Those who are fans of Teen Titans(and even those who aren't) can understand the feeling of darkness that surrounds this picture, which really works. The height difference works well in this picture as well, as it conveys the apprentice idea that you wanted to convey(and any good Teen Titans fan knows what this refers to lol).

Now for the constructive bit:
In terms of composition, I like that you aimed to do something that's a little bit different from your usual. It's not often that we see darker art from you, so this is nice and the left justification works well. The only problem with justification to one side where two people are standing is the imbalance of space. There's a lot of space in the top right hand corner and I don't really know what to make of it, especially since there's extra space even above Slade's head. Perhaps if you minimized the space a little bit or balanced it out with equal amount of space all around the characters(maintaining the left justification), it'd look a little less unbalanced. (But that's just me haha)
I really want to point out the color choice because it seems a little different from your usual palette. The dark red with the scratch/streak marks that darkens down to a black at the bottom works with the dark atmosphere in the picture, but it does get a bit overwhelming toward the bottom. The subtle texture is nice though, and I like that you included that in the background instead of just keeping it flat.

The reason why I say it's kinda overwhelming on the bottom is that Robin's cape is enveloping almost the entire bottom half of the drawing and the rest of Slade's neutral color palette is only adding on to that darkness. It's understandable you wouldn't want to add too much contrast, but I think you could have perhaps experimented more with lighting to make sure both Robin and Slade stood out more so they don't start blending into the background. I do commend you for attention to detail though, Alexa-chan! ^^ You got the band across Slade's outfit and the detail work on Robin's belt, which is nice.

Last bit are just small things~ I know it's more typical of your coloring style as you like to keep it relatively simple, but I think the colors just seem a bit flat, particularly in the context of this drawing. The yellow, red and green in this picture are just...stark versions of the colors they are. As in, the shading on them doesn't really deviate to show that light reflects onto other parts of the drawing or outfit or anything like that. I think you could have experimented a bit more with more shading and coloring instead of just making the colors straight up red, green and yellow. The same goes for the neutral colors as well, which could even use a bit more red or other colors for shading to show their fitting in with the surroundings.
I also think a bit more depth could have been added with the cape wrapping around Robin's neck, as with the current color scheme, it seems like his head is floating a little bit(but not completely). I really like what you did with his expression-it works just like it would have in the show! But I think you could have gone one step further with the hands as well, as they seem to lack a bit in structure around the fists.

Long critique is long xD sorry! But I hope you found this helpful and most of all, fair. >__<
Lovely work on this, Alexa-chan! Overall, I really like that you tried some new things here and were able to capture the apprentice-master relationship with this work! I don't see it a lot in fanart of Teen Titans and it's nice to see you take on something like that. ^^ I also really want to say that your style keeps in well with the show's style, so I love that bit.
Keep up the amazing arts, Alexa-chan!<3
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Shuttleformer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I love the way you drew this - their body positions look amazing, and the coloring is great.
You draw so well~! :D
And I loved those episodes. Those two epis were a favorite of mine... And Robin's always been my favorite character in pretty much everything. :meow:
AlexaClyne Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you sooo so much! ; v ;
Nothing beats Robin. xDDD
Shuttleformer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
You're very welcome. :D

Haha. Yes. XD
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Cool work
AlexaClyne Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ♥
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
cool!! check my art
Claireluvs1D Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved these episodes too! ♥
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