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Spirit Archer by Zmann966 Spirit Archer by Zmann966
Originally started this morning to be a continuation of the Fate/ Stay Night Noble Phantasms ala:
But for Archer, then I realized that not only is Archer's Noble Phantasm the Unlimited Blade Works, but he never even brings a super-awesome spirit bow of light into exsistence... Rin does... once I think... But not him so whatever...
I guess this is closer to Bleach and that one... dude...

Whatever!

K just realized that the emote is too big so dA puts that damned gray box behind it... which makes it look terrible cuz of the shadow effects I "tried' to make...
So click download to see it a bit better plz. (and I don't really feel like putting a background in)
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Given 2010-02-07
Suggester says : "Spirit Archer by =Zmann966 is a fantastic piece of animation work which flows smoothly from the start to the finish. The expressions fit really well with the motion and bow and also the shadow effects are awesome." ( Suggested by Synfull and Featured by mintyy )
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Critique by Diesel-McCool Feb 7, 2010, 6:32:43 AM
When I first saw this emoticon in the DD channel today, I was amazed at the amount of detail put in.

Firstly, the animation is smooth, consistant and very well executed. I love how the emote closely resembles a human in real life as if they were to use a bow and arrow. Even the eyes are finely crafted and animated so well that this emote wouldn't be what it is without them.

The arrow is a work or art. It gives an opportunity to experiment with shading and complex pixel work and you've managed to show just how amazing you are. The light is amazing, and you've even remembered to create a shadow which moves where the light is coming from. I love it.

Just to finish off, I'd like to say how much I love the discharge of light from the arrow at it's let go.
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I have a collection entitled "The Spiritual Body" which is 90% artistic nudes that reflect high-minded, religious, or allusions to sacred geometry with the human figure. I placed this there because it is one of those rare little masterpieces that just encapsulates the spiritual essence of the archetype of the archer shooting an arrow. The sphere is the perfect object, the body from which all bodies emnate, but it only becomes interesting when it changes or something is done with it. Obviously, there is astrological significance that could be inferred from your piece but this has an unusual amount of serious focus to it that goes with what an archer has to do to shoot the arrow effectively and not have the bow spring into the face. It's all too easy to fall into camp with this style of animation and I am glad to see that there are more of these emerging that are quite sublime in their simplicity and directness. Chief among the things that make this work is the changes in the eyes to create the emotional expressions. Range of value is a big thing that is often overlooked and it applies just as much to the basic, minimalist elements of the face as it does to colors or shading. This is a supreme example of what can be achieved! Bravo! :clap:
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:iconcaskomiaka:
CaskoMiaka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*claps* yayyyy I love this!! <3
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:iconsamathou:
Samathou Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like some magical bow. x)
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:iconxanthe-v:
Xanthe-V Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Quincy style...
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:iconsamathou:
Samathou Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, anyway.
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:iconthebelieverdreams:
thebelieverdreams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Cool! I did not expect this one coming up :)
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:iconprojectsinq:
ProjectSINQ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Artist
LOL!!!!!! X'D
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:iconanimeduchess:
AnimeDuchess Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So as I pray...
Unlimited Blade Works!

Archer is the cutest
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:iconstardustsaber:
StardustSaber Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Awesome, just like Excalibur.

Although Archer's bow is just a bow like you said (Archer's bow not being a NP is even mocked in the Illya parody manga) but it's not like he really needs the bow to do anything when the arrows he uses are Broken Phantasms that cause serious damage.(geeking out over Fate I know sorry) But there's always the Sword Dancers doujin and Archer-ko's Fail Not. lol
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RangerRed09 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Hi! Firstly, I want to say that this emote is really awesome!

I was also wondering if it would be alright if I used this as my dA avatar? I would put a credit to you in my post-signature of course. :)
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:icondemigodsonofapollo:
demigodsonofapollo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
this is awesome
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:iconrikugx:
RikuGx Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
now that i think he actually DID had a bow attack: Caladbolg
twice shown once as part of unlimited blade works against berserker in fate stay Night and aainst berserker again in Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works the Movie (where it looks damn awesome when he uses that attack xD)
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:iconminuetsword:
Minuetsword Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That little guy soon is going tp become a great warrior... :fear:
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:iconphlum:
Phlum Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I saw this in `Synfull's 'So I herd u liek emotes' thing and just thought 'WOW!' :clap: There's something about emote archery... :plotting:
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:iconnellashadowind:
nellashadowind Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
It's pretty cool :D
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:iconerilmadith-everyoung:
Erilmadith-Everyoung Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconredmagesalyre:
Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Very cool work with the bow and the effects.
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:iconeaglewolfchild:
Eaglewolfchild Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
Wow that is so cool
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:iconsaraistarr:
saraistarr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
4 DDs, Z? Really? :XD: Congrats.
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:iconzmann966:
Zmann966 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks Webmidget.
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:icondesarra:
Desarra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the shadow effects when he takes out the bow. :D

What surprises me is that this is the only deviation I've seen with someone holding the bow right handed. To me, it seems weird to hold the bow with the left, even though I'm right handed. :lol:
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Zmann966 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Artist
But alas he is holding it left-handed, and subsequently YOU shoot left-handed...
To hold the bow in your right hand and nock the arrow with your left is left-handed shooting, but I am left handed, so this is expected of me! And since that's natural to me, I guess I unconciously made my emote that way as well, lol. You on the other hand... lol you're just messed up with your archery :XD:

Thanks for the compliment, btw.
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:icondesarra:
Desarra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol.

You're welcome :)
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NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
nice!
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:iconreedpiper:
Reedpiper Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
wow, awesome! Lol, it reminds me of the light bow from the Zelda series. ^^
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:icongun-caster:
gun-caster Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Heh nice job dude.:)
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:iconkittykatiekun:
kittykatiekun Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Looks good!
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CrisisTh Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
oh..., this isnt maplestory. XD I thoght it was a mage skill. I feelz stupid. I am not super happy. :Not an icon:
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zanessa33199 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
It's a Quincy! :eager: Or one of those light arrows from LOZTP! XD
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:iconcdsh:
CDSH Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
If this could be in a game, that'd be pretty cool. owo
But it's awesome as is! I mean, just look at those shadows and details... there's even that awesome little steak of light after the arrow is fired. So cool~!
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ILikeCats5196 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Haha, kinda reminds me of Zelda's light arrows in the game Twilight Princess. Good job, it's adorable!
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:iconanathematix:
anathematix Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell, this is awesome.
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sweet-at-heart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Awesome animation. The shadows are great! I like the bow.
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:iconeccentric221:
eccentric221 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Awesome!!!
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:iconzmann966:
Zmann966 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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eccentric221 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
You're welcome.
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FlashcardMan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Cute. The animation is nice and smooth and it reminds me of Zelda's final smash in Brawl. It definitely deserves being a Daily Deviation.
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:icondouble-echo:
Double-Echo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
NO
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:iconelectricenix:
ElectricEnix Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Interface Designer
Too cute!

I love it!
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:iconzmann966:
Zmann966 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbagtoon:
BagToon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
so coooll~ reminds me of MapleStory cleric bow 8D
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:iconcdsh:
CDSH Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Hahaha! I know right?! xD I thought of so many games and stuff when I saw this emote. owo"
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:iconbagtoon:
BagToon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
XD yea
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:iconcowpi:
cowpi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
koooll!!! : D
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:iconsabermist3:
sabermist3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
*kinda shocked* a Quince...
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:iconnourasiadragon:
nourasiadragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
BY THE PRIDE OF THE QUINCY...

...I declare this emote as pretty darn cool XP
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:iconuchihaanduzumaki:
uchihaanduzumaki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
it reminds me so much of uryu ishida on bleach. i love his bow and arrow.
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SilverSheCat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of a quincy from bleach XP
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PiscaSan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
It reminds me of the bow and arrows of the Light of Zelda Spirit Tracks ^-^
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VerySmallIndeed Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Nice work. The cycle works perfectly.:peace:
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:iconzmann966:
Zmann966 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Artist
Why thank ya!
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