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The Battle of Sins by Diam0nt The Battle of Sins by Diam0nt
This is fan-art to "Fullmetal Alchemist" anime series. I should definetely say it's the best anime I ever seen.
So I captured the scene of fighting between Fuhrer King Bradley (Wrath) and Ling Yao (Greed). The most interesting thing about these characters is that both of them are humans and in the same time not (they are homunculus based on human bodies). If you're intrigued you must watch these brilliant series :D

-3-4 weeks
-Wacom Intuos4, Photoshop CS5

UPDATE: Added some cool stuff to fill the background
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:iconpatrickbrown:
Wow man, just WOW!! This is very impressive. Seriously this is some great work, you've asked for a critique so I'll see what I can pick out of this ;) (By the way, my first crit ever)

VISION:
At first look you can instantly see that it's a great piece of art, the way you've done the poses work perfectly. You probably know this already but the key to a great pose is to imagine how it would look as a silhouette. The flow in this is spot on, it shows so much movement and power ;)

ORIGINALITY:
Now I can't say much about the originality in this piece because I don't know ofFullmetal Alchemist, but since it is fanart i'll just give you 3 stars. It's very good fanart I might add :D

TECHNIQUE:
I love your technique so much, you're one of my fave artists on DA, mainly because you remind me so much of myself 3 years ago ;) I see so much potential in you and I know your artwork will be recognised all around the world. I will say a little about your technique on this piece though; as cool and fluint as it is, there are a few problems with proportions.. Like eye-patch guy, his arm right arm seems a bit too big, it should be a bit further back like his right leg. And some proportions with the face are out just a bit but these things kind of blend with the style anyway so they can be hard to spot, which is kind of good.. But it also means you could do even better :D

IMPACT:
I think the impact is great! You can feel the tension between the two characters, and the vibes are great coming from the colour tones. All in all you've done very well!

I'm looking forward to your next pieces, keep up the great work champ! You rock!
-Pat
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This is a fantastic piece dude. Reminds me so much of Patrick Browns work. I love your guys styles. This is a great homage to the series, and a fantasic battle to have picked for this.

I agree with what *patrickbrown has written. In addition to what Pat mentioned. I would add that because of the direction Wrath (eyepatch guy) is coming from. I don't think there would be any parks coming off of Greeds armored arm. Well not in the direction it is going. If you were to say that they are both so quick. Then I would say you would have an arced line of sparks coming from somewhere near behind Wraths head over to where his arm is now. This is based off of my idea that Greed has spun around from the left side of the image as Wrath has passed him.

Something you could look into would be, adding some very soft hint of reflected light from Greeds red lit arm, and or the sparks if you are happy with where they are. I under stand that maybe these aren't the biggest of light sources but I could help draw focus to the energy the two characters have in this image. The ground although done well seems a little uniform and and doesn't add to the dynamicness of the image that the characters bring.

Also be carefull with your light sources. The two characters faces lit up the way you have done seems to me that the faces almost have their own light source. Your colours are great. Very good colour palette. I think you should have a play around with making the shadows a little darker in areas, as this could help make the image pop more too.

Hope this critique is what you are looking for.

Ben Parry
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EdwardX1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Hell yes
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SkyBlade91 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Nice, these two are some of my favorite characters.
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Nattwenny Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love FMA!
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Lightsyde Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome fanart. I liked the series but I hated the way it ended. Well done!!
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imo, its ending is perfect: of course it was obvious that things would turn good at the finale, but it was full of drama - this is my favorite point about it :)
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Lightsyde Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It was mostly the fantasy rejection thing I didn't like. I'm generally not a fan of storywriters who write a story full of fantasy and they are like, "we really don't need this, actually" at the end. It's like the whole story is a bad joke, even though the statement is right. Edward could have saved his brother by giving up his alchemy without taking that attitude.

But like I said, I enjoyed it more than most mangas I've read.
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NekkoJin Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, this is the REAL Wrath.
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DonFernando Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Yes. Definitely one of the best, if not the best, that i have ever seen. Love the emotional struggle and all that stuff. plus, soon
*SPOILER ALERT*







mustang gets PAYBACK
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know (watched absolutely all episodes)
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DonFernando Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I didn't know they had them all yet?
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DonFernando Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Dubhappy only has to 52, but I'm exitedectly waiting for the next ones.
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DonFernando Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Holy Hell! I like you.
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Darkchocolate553 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
awesomeeee
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   General Artist
Great dynamic scene composition!...:sun::clap:
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx!:)
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Alora246 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! :D :love:
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ChosenDefect Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Epic! The only thing I could suggest is more color to the ground or background to make the characters pop. :D Truly an awesome piece regardless though. :D
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANX!
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ChosenDefect Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
You're welcome :D
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Omar6 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The Feurer's Leg is Gigantic.
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goldenfragger Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
that scene looks great . perfect rendering :)
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sweepeezee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
this is very nice.
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shadowcrawl3r Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
cool flame alchemist, keep up the great work
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic battle! :clap:
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YgvantheShaper Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wait, wait a minute wait a minute...

King Bradly is Wrath in FMA Brotherhood? and Ling Yao is Greed?

But the Ed and Al's teachers son was Wrath! And I saw that other guy was Greed! How did Ling Yao become the new Greed Homunculus? Is he still good (from the pic i assume so) and why isn't that Kid Wrath in the FMA Brotherhood?
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Eddy-S Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That kid is Wrath only on the first TV series, on the manga (that began it all) he isn't either. On the new series, homunculus aren't made when a human transmutation happens, they are entirely artificial and are all creations of the same guy.

Here Wrath is Bradley, Sloth is a huge montruous guy, Greed is first the guy you know and then Ling Yao and Pride is... Well, I already said it in another comment, it's too much of a spoiler to say it again...
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Odd3r5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the brotherhood series wayyyyy more than the first one, the story is crisper and the fight scenes are awesome and dynamic. this is very well done.
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Z33GHOST Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Nice but why does your work look familiar to [link] and your logo is almost exactly like his. Not putting your work down but just trying to influence you to make your own unique style.
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to develop this one
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blaqueOX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with my friend, its looking great so far and i can tell your stuff from pat's stuff.
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darkzero779 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
huh my ocs like daren,darkzero,or zethmness could take them on,they are beyond what earthly cretures can endever
>:D but very incredible drawing my friend i wish i can make fighting scenes like that for my series,
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nate11669 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now that's hot and it is one of the best anime out there
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gorix16 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
really good hardcore pic this is great
you done great job
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flare8521 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Very awesomely done. I agree they're the two most interesting Heamonculi. Every one I know hates Bradley lol but he's one of my favorite characters of the manga. I just have a soft spot for swords... You can check the cosplay I tried to do of him in my stuff ;)
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOH Bradley is one of the best characters in FMA! I love the episode where he slashes everyone on his way (OMG he destroyed a tank alone) trying to get to main gates :D
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flare8521 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Yeah that's one of the things I love so much about him, his majesty and confident badass-ness. He's all like "This is MY castle. Get lost or I'll cut down every last one of you on my way to my room to get a clean shirt". And he pretty much does lol. I was sad when he died but I love that he took Scar with him. A fitting end for both of them.
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea the fighting between Scar and Wrath is one of my fave scenes too (especially its beginning, which started with fantastic music - Senju Akira - Philosophrum Omega). Bradley doesn't give up even if he's close to death :)
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flare8521 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
LE GASP! You just made me realize I never saw the animated version. I must correct this now!
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Eddy-S Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome piece, I didn't watch the whole series yet but I sure as hell am going to do so in the near future!
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TakasheiiTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Writer
awesome work
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lacewing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
I thought the Fuhrer was Pride....?
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bradley was Pride in 2003 anime. You should check 2009-2010 series out :) You'll be quite suprised who's Pride there
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lacewing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
I never got further than part way into the mangas, and watched the old series mostly because it belonged to a roomie I had at the time. I never got to get caught up on the new stuff.
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Eddy-S Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
On the original series, yes, but not on the manga and the Brotherhood series, that's based on the manga.

Here Bradley is Wrath, his adopted son is Pride and a huge guy (by huge I mean HUGE!!!) is Sloth, instead of the mother of Edward and Alphonse.
Here the homunculi aren't created by human transmutation, instead all of them were created by the same guy, known as Father.
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lacewing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Aw. different rules and all that. That works.
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TheVooDooFish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends which version of FMA you watch :3
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felipecosta Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
AMAZING!
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ChikKV Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Потрясающий рисунок. Динамика просто класс. Здорово!
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Diam0nt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Спасибо!))
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