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January 7, 2011
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Maximum Ride by elehoernchen Maximum Ride by elehoernchen
Fanart of Maximum Ride :). Hope u like it :XD:!
Fell in love with Narae Lee's Manga version a few moths ago, and i've read some of the original books too. I was to lazy to draw her wings T.T
Comments and critiques are welcome :hug:!

Tools: SAI, Photoshop for BG and effects
Character James Patterson
Art *elehoernchen
Texture by `cloaks
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I can't stop staring at this image. It's amazingly done. Here are some points I'd bring up.
The perspective and pose are brilliant, it looks very much like Max. I hate it when people draw a fan-character and don't get his/her personality right, but I thin you've captured Max's here.
The colours are very good, as is the texture. An over-load of bright colours would be irritating and not suit with Max at all, but this works very well. The maroon of her jacket is gorgeous. I also love the boots.
Her hair is well done as well, I so fail at hair -.- also love the eyes....
And then of course the background~ So pretty, not so much that it takes over the picture but Enough to make you smile. Great job - this is worth every favourite it'll ever get and more!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
12 out of 13 deviants thought this was fair.

This picture caught my eye right away with its bright colors!
Let's start out positive, I like the outfit design, it's true to character, and the colors are great(the shirt's color is a little girly for Max though). The hair style is perfect, the one thing that deviation artists always mess up(in my opinion) is Max's hair style, and you did it dead-on, congrats :) I also like the background you chose, it ruff looking but still pretty, just like Max! I also really love the skin color with its highlights and blush, I can never imagine what Max's skin color should look like, but now I think it should look exactly like this. The pose is cool, looks like she just landed on a ledge.

Negatives: I know this is silly, but I feel like she would have cuts and dirt all over her, but maybe this is just one of those times she took at bath. Again, shirt color is a little girly, and I would of liked to see more hardcore boots on her feet. I would rather of had her hair a solid color, no white looking highlights, it would of been a nice break for my eyes with all the bright colors.

Neutral comment: It's cool how you slightly changed the eye shape from Lee's version.

Overall, great job, and I hope you make many more fanart for Maximum Ride :)
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djpokemonmaster12 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you read the picture novels you'll get a better picture 
djpokemonmaster12 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a good drawing be honest I think you could've done more and her hair isn't that dark blond she has brown streaks
Tuturne Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
I don't speak well enough english to make a good critique, I'm sorry. But I am surprised that there is a so beautiful fanart of Maximum Ride. I love the books and I was desperate that it doesn't exist beautiful fanarts.
Unfortunately I can't read the manga version because i'ts very hard to find it in France (and only 4 volumes exist in French) and I don't find on/in (?) Internet either.
the position looks like Max, texture is done well, colors are beautiful. So I like =)
Just, in the books it seems to me that Max is brown-haired, but in the manga version she is rather blond. Finally, I don't know what is her hair color x)

(sorry for the grammatical mistakes)
elehoernchen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup Tuturne (ca fait quelque temps que j'ai écrit en francais, alors pardonne les erreur de grammaire ^^;)
merci pour prendre le temps pour écrire un critiqe, pour les cheveux de Max, c'est vraiment trop lumière :P
Tuturne Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Réponse en français :
Mais de rien, c'est un plaisir (pas de problème pour les fautes, c'est déjà très gentil d'avoir répondu en français).

Answer in english
You're welcome, it's a pleasure =D (no problem for mistakes, it's already very kind of you to have answered in French, thanks !)
thebingbang Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice! didn't know there was another version of this. I just started the Patterson one tonight and I really like it so far! 
lilblondie1201 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Artist
I'm a HUGE fan of maximum ride. I've just recently created an account. I've been searching from afar at a lot of different work. I REALLY love this picture. If it weren't a drawing, I think she'd float of the page and smile at me 👍👍👍
TouhouFan456 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing drawing I always pictured Max like this~
elehoernchen Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:!
RDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's wonderful! *-*
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