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Nyssa by JessicaElwood Nyssa by JessicaElwood
One has to love Drow fashion sense.

I wonder, though... Is she a baddas dark elf with a "good" human lover, or just a -bad- girl period?

It would be fun to find out ;)

I should post a newd version tomorrow.
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Hi, Jessica nice work, I have notice that you like Fantasy, and this work explains a lot, I like the Drow mitology and R.A. Salvatore is one of favorite novelist and this female character is grate. Some details tell me more, a background history, like the spider symbol on her hips, The spider goddess of Drows. The jewelry looks well, the contrast of gold was a grate idea, and I love the ornaments off her clothes. Now, the dark skin is something really difficult to get in illustration, I think some details are lost because the dark shading, like her nose, some toes, and the belly. I now, its weird put some shades in dark colors, I think its more like paint whit light. get through the skin and reveal volume. Congratulations, maybe I should do a sexy dark elf some day. I love your art Jessica. Congratulations.
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Hi Jessica.
A Woman artist who draws sexy ladies with ample features is a rare and valuable treasure. :) Can't help but write a review on this.

Vision: I like the idea of a dark elf with dark clothing, although I think the figure may be getting a little lost due to a lack of contrast. The white hair and red eyes are a nice touch. Cool Scythe.

Originality: Well there are a lot of artists who have done elves with big boobs, like Pirotessa from Lodoss. Although by far, this is one of the better interpretations of that. The decorations on her costume give her a lot of personality. The spider tattoo is a unique feature.

Technique: The image lacks enough contrast to get my attention at the thumbnail level. Her figure gets lost in all the dark shades. Maybe lightening the skin tone, or using a different hue for inside the cape. A dark purple or violet, perhaps? Her hands and feet seem a little small to me. Also I can't see her nose which looks a bit odd, maybe a little highlight will help there.

Impact: The character has a presence, both mystical and sexy. The decorations, tattoos and weapon, along with the dark tones makes this picture very interesting to behold. I want to know more about her.

Final: This is a colorful and sexy image with some subtle power behind it. The tones are too dark to see it very well and it may come at a loss as a whole. My humble recommendation is to lighten the tones around her figure so it can be seen (worshiped) a little better.
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SSJGoen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Looks nice.
AmberLoveVixicat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I love your art style and your take on the female figure. Captivating!
atrixiat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
suspiro...esta es una muestra de como es o debe ser esta tendencia ¡sigue en este rumbo!
Allanon13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
cool and hot! just very imressive!
VodkaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Very cool!

Love the scythe!
Dracko599 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Beautiful Drow, Pretty clothes and a Scythe. Whats not to love~
ryanyork Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Oh exotic, so beautiful, so ripe. If she wasn't taken, I would so ask her out (if she was real of course...oh how I wish)
Galensvensk Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011

May the Gods of Valhalla protect you!
BobtheSkull666 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The meaning of the name Nyssa = Friendly Elf. Amusing irony considering her appearence, yes?

That aside, I like it! The inner lining of the cape does make it a little hard to see her figure, though. That much, I agree with, in terms of the Reviews.

Beyond that, it's a very nice piece, and far beyond my skill level.
CyberExedra Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I like scythes O_O (the irony of it all a pic of a hot shadow elf girl holding a scythe and the first thing my eyes go gaga for is the scythe XD but still shes hot O_O)
TheForestForTheTrees Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I have seen some of your work, and like it so far. This is pretty good too.
Psycho-101 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Mmmm never enough Dark Elf goodness I say. The detail work on her cloak and scythe are both very exceptional. I really like the little touches like that that you seem to always add to your characters.
GutzGrilla Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Am not qualified to do any critiques, but personally don't see a problem with the contrast. Of course, I do understand the people who pointed it out... good contrast is a must in an artwork.

It's just me. Only think the clothes went well with her dark skin... try to imagine a man seeing her and getting surprised ("What? She's not naked! :o).

Heh, anyway, guess dark elves don't really have to look... uh, "politically correct" :D.

Although her hair should really contrast with her skin tone (and it does so perfectly).

She reminds me of Queen Tyr'ahnee from Duck Dodgers (of course, with a nose and nice lips). I bet she's as deadly as sexy.
Elinewton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Beautiful character!!
Entirion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   Photographer
Nice!!! I love drow!!!
Slivermoon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
I don't have premium membership, so I can't give you an actual critique, though I would if I could. Contrast definitely needs work, however, instead of going lighter with her skin, I would go darker. Much darker. Match her to the outside of the cloak. The inside would stand as a background for her, then. Also, drow are notoriously said to have black skin, not dark gray. That's why I'd go darker. Otherwise, I love the hair, the eyes, and the details with the scythe and jewelry. Give as much attention to the figure as was given to those aspects, and this could well be an absolutely incredible work, instead of a really good one.
Stolen-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this has to be my fav of all your work. It's just incredible - I know you hear that all the time, but this picture truly is your best work.
Neo-Draco Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
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Craigils Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Abyssal-Berserker Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010   General Artist
I like your drawings the shading, light, and depth are very well done
Dark-Valnar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I like this one, because she is a Dark-Elf, a sexy girl and i Like her Weapon ^^
Barzhiel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, the details are amazing and the fact she actually has a full body make this piece even more valuable. In fact i found the spider tattoo on her hip rather sexy and appealing. What i love the most about it is in fact the patterns on the scythe's rod. Those are Celtic knots right? But the patterns on the cloak/robe are beautiful as well. Excellent piece. -Favs-
sir12man Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
she looks sexy, good work.
darker-then-I-seem Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bad girls need love too,,,maybe akittle kinky tough love
lordi114 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
I Love The Weapon She Is Hold, And She Is Sexy^^
wingedkhaos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is awesome; very well done.
i especially like the scythe.
MysticDragons Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
im really wondering, do you design all those patterns yourself or do you get them from somewhere? really helpful for me to know
Ikareos Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Mind if I start drooling?
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice clothes! love this version too!
char97 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Dark and sexy, the best kinda sexy
Shadow-Dragon992001 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
i love how your style is so life-like, but at the same time you still have a somewhat toony look to it.. its great. also, Scythe's rock
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
I wanna read whatever background/character description for her you end up comming up with.
I guess it depends on how define "bad". :XD:
SP85 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Ah, Jessica, your drawings are like candy ^^

She is just lovely, her hair, her face, her dress... All so pretty! :flirty:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
sexy darkness
Lightknightz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I Love your work!
starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I love your style! The women are SO sexy and voluptuous XD

LOVE IT!!! May ask you to do a commish on a character when I get the $$, and that is if you do them :) DOn't wanna intrude or pry
HellLord2000 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
beatiful ^^
Kuurion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never like to comment on things until I've read all the comments perviously, but Jessica, your works always get SO many comments so fast that that's never gonna happen. :P

So I'll just say that I like it and I love all your works, this is no different. Thank you for drawing such awesome pictures!
MetlWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009   Traditional Artist
Such a lovely thing. :)I love the detailing in her clothes!
Pory02 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
very beautiful character. I like her blue clothes. ;)
soul-samurai Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
PaulRap Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Awesome work.
DalekFlame Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
really georgous work Jess =D
videogame30 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Excellent work. Badass or not, she looks good. :)
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Rodrigogo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Christ the cloth detail! Nicely done
hypertheif Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the clothes! She's beautiful!
MystalurDimensh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nice to see your work back on DA again =)
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