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Slowly by OinkieKitten Slowly by OinkieKitten
I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay
Awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep


Image based off of "Fireflies" by Owl City. [link]
Lyrics from "Fireflies".

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I'm actually pretty impressed that I didn't reference or blur this. o -o Because honestly, I usually just use the blur tool when I hate how a part of my image turns out. |3
It's too bad I don't catch most of my anatomy mistakes until the picture is done. |D

If you're going to critique, please focus on coloring aspects, the Earth, and the shading, because that's what I'm looking to improve on. It would also be appreciated if you wrote a comment or two about any other aspects you find that may need improvement.
Also, the stars are metaphorical, and that's why they're inaccurate. :U

And remember, a critique is not a long compliment or a bash. =w=




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this is my first critique so don't judge ;u;

first off, might I just say, this is very beautiful <3
the texture is graceful and so is the background c:
I must admit, im impressed

Pros
-Great shading/lighting on the character
-Lovely background
-Amazing amazing amazing

Cons (sorry ;__; )
-The pose is good, but the anatomy seems a little off
-the front paws seem to have pointy wrists xD" wtf
-The mouth seems kinda small
-One eye doesn't have an eyebrow eue""

but all in all, I find this picture amazing and graceful <3
I hope this was helpful ;_;
if not
im sorry TwT
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The thing I love the most about this without question is your absolutely dazzling color pallet. The blues and purples are very pleasing and calm, and the light effects are lovely. You asked for the critique to focus more on color and not on anatomy. so I will do that :)

Your color is lovely, and your shadows have a nice hue to them. Ir brings in the rich color of the piece without it being eyes exceedingly bright. It is bright and rich without being obnoxious, which I love. It is very peaceful and inviting.

What I would like to see is a little bit darker shadows on the character. She has plenty of lovely highlights but I don't feel a lot of dark and shadow on her. The place where I feel it is missing most is on the hair, where there are strands overlapping and going behind other pieces. There is little shadow and that hurts the illusion of light. Other areas to look at are under her face, her chest, on the details and shape of her face, and inside her hind leg. Really beautiful image :) Good work, keep it up!
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JocastaTheWeird Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
47 LAYERS---

Howdoyoudothat.

Iuselikefour.

Fabulous art, BTW.
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used 71 on my second latest image. |3
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JocastaTheWeird Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O__________O
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
90+ on my latest now~
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JocastaTheWeird Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Moonfire8D Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture sooo much!!! I love the color palette, and the pose, and the background, and the song is awesome too!
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Twenty-Five Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Wow! This is amazinggg<3
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Freeasacloud Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
preeeeetty colors *w*
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SonikuSofia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
I cannot beleive my eyes.... You improved so much and this... Omg this is amazing!
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amgggg<3
Thank you. ;w;
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Khrys-Faolan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE!!!! ~Faolan
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~ >u<
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Fizzalious Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Ur art is amazing
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~~
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CRANBEARY Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
This is all I have to say about anything bad and it's fairly short. Hence, why it's not a critique.

The stars being so close to Dorothy is a really bad science error. The closest star is the Sun and it's pretty far away. So all the stars would really just be tiny white dots in the background. Or a few blue and red ones for the colder stars.

But if the stars weren't meant to be scientifically correct, I would have to say something about the shading. The two stars closest to Dorothy would be casting light at different angles, and they're very bright. Instead of shading only on one side of Dorothy, I would say the shading would only be in the middle section and not so much shading on the face since the large star is behind her. And I'd also say there's stars in front of her off the page, too. So... Maybe no shading at all? I don't know, I'm just a n00b :B
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're supposed to represent fireflies. o3o
If those were actual star's Dorfers would burn to death. |D

And the large one is supposed to be in front of her. =w=;
Dangit.
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CRANBEARY Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
xD My bad *awkward moment*

With how she was at least a good couple miles out of the atmosphere I sort of assumed... Sorry! But the weak light from fireflies would be more yellowish, don't ya think? And with how weak the light I would suggest the shading a bit darker :>
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But she's surrounded. 8U
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CRANBEARY Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
Then I guess you'd have to decide where off-screen fireflies are. And then place shading accordingly.
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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BUT THAT TAKES WORK D:


M'kay.
And I'll be sure to keep your tips in mind if I ever need to use them.
Thank you! ^-^
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CRANBEARY Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Artist
Shh, shh, the work you put in it the better it'll be.
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TabbyFeather Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WHY U SO GOOD?:3
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CUZ I CAN BE (~oOo)~
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TabbyFeather Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ewe
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PrinceCraftie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.o THIS IS SO AWESOME!
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~
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Lightfeathy555 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG U RAHTTTTTT
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OinkieKitten Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Lightfeathy555 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XDDD
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