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Cats are evil. Be preventive - drown yours today!
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:iconlillyfrost:
So here we have a really original piece. Yes, Sir.
Lets go with the critique.

First of all, I would like to emphasize how incredible the idea of the picture is and how nice everything is balanced.

The story you wanted to tell here is amazing and I bet you got it.
Did not want to give you five stars because I would like to show you that you can improve your own way but never is a top you can reach and stop. By other hand you can be sure your style and colouring skills are what give this picture that "magic" that can tell us a story and fills it.
As a weak point maybe, for the next time, you can balance a little more the differences betwen shadows and highlights on a character or the bodies on the picture. Have a look! The main machine here has to many differences of color and shade on that aditional top pieces. You have to get in fact that.

Another point is those background machines has the same highlight opacity but are not at the same place. Light should not be the same for both. Next time try the one on the backside a little less dark and the other one a little more when light is, like in this picture, on the back.
It tends to become darker when farder of light.

And those details... The details you put are fine but making details does not only have to be making stuff. It also means detailing everything there! I believe you can because I have seen much more from you.

Well, if I have not forgot anything, this is everything. Hope you can find this little critique useful.
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My first critique. Lets see how I do. Lets do this.

Alrighty, let me knock out the minimal negative aspects, because I have a lot more positive things to say than negative. Bear with me.

Firstly, the occasional random lines. The right leg has white lines crossing and interrupting the color of the leg piston (hydraulics?) making it look disconnected. Same goes for the fins at the top. Also, its left arm (our right, its left) has seemingly random lines connecting and sprouting from it and part of the body, and I feel it's a superfluous detail that detracts from the firm, mechanical look of the rest of the body. Also, and this may be a subjective interpretation on my part, but the blurriness of the lower legs (especially the visible knee joint and ankles) does nothing to benefit the aesthetic or technical appeal of the image. I feel the main robot should have very clearly defined features, the edges and form of the mechanisms easily discernible, given that we're viewing it so closely and the other features exhibit that detailed definition (such as the head, top, and main body) despite having the same light source (albeit, it's actually hard to determine the exact light source, but that is a minor quibble). Even if these features were obscured by dust, which I'm guessing is the intended effect, they still stand to be more distinct and maintain the same opacity as the rest of the robot. Work on keeping the edges clean and not too smudgy. Your technique, while truly impressive, is inconsistent and some areas of the image could stand improvement to meet the quality and detail of other features. Really, those lower legs and upper left appendage need to be un-blurred.

Annnnd now the positive aspects. Firstly, it's very visually appealing. I love the intensity of the eyes (using the Orange/teal contrast to great effect) and they appear so... feline. Also, the detail in the metal of the top armor is very appealing. The minor details present really lend themselves well to the odd pseudo-realism of the image: the fishbones dangling from it, the manufacturing data scribed on the leg, the paint lines and the wires all benefit the image (although I agree with the other critic who comments that adding details doesn't mean adding stuff, but adding detail to everything). You get a 5/5 for originality in my book. Already, it's a clever, silly idea (the cats have risen up against us, you say? With giant robots you say?) that just drips imagination, which I can truly appreciate. The tiny cat atop the whole thing is a perfect ornament of juxtaposition, a tiny furry critter leading the massive robot march. It image itself is a very intriguing scene, especially with the other robots emerging in the background warranting intrigue of just WHAT is going on.

My favorite part of this whole piece? The background robots. They make this image for me, and really drive home an impressive impact. The actual technical execution is just fine, and I can't say anything overwhelmingly positive and certainly not negative. The blurring and low opacity is understandable, given that they are further in the background and obscured in dust at a reasonable distance. I love the eyes and blank faces, and the implication of there being more cat-overlord minion robots (a pairing I find cute and engaging) emerging and doing their bidding. Provides the implications of what is happening in this scene all the more intriguing scope of what is going 0n. I'm hoping for a longer series of strips.

The impact of this piece is a clear 5/5, subjective to me, as the ambiguity of the circumstances, the creative design, the execution, and the imaginative concept that is so odd that it provokes thought all contribute to my desire to explore this concept further and develop it, and that is a clear sign above all others that this is quality work. When an artist inspires in his viewers the urge to create and explore and expand on his/her creation, you know you've do something correct. An artist should always hope to elicit such an involved and intrigued response, and you certainly have me fancifully ruminating on the subject of this image. That is good impact and imagination.

Good job. I love to skim your gallery, actually. Great picture.
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alimahdi2993 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconcheesy-pockets:
Cheesy-Pockets Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Id really like to see a print available of this!
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:iconcheesy-pockets:
Cheesy-Pockets Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Id love to see a print available of this
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:iconpetrusart:
PetrusArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is nicely done... and what made you choose a cat concept for robots?
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:icondarksoul444:
darksoul444 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
terrific. in fact they are evil, that's why you have to keep them as allies
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:iconallxlionsxfall:
ALLxLIONSxFALL Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh God the cats have Metal Gear Technology... we are Fucked now
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:iconmabela:
mabela Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
DA seems to like your ideas Akreon.
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:iconnicksketch:
Nicksketch Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Digital Artist
This is fabulous on too many levels to list! :)
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:iconwolfplanet102:
wolfplanet102 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely.
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:icontyxtwo:
TyxTwo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL those eyes
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:iconfleet-feet:
Fleet-Feet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I for one, welcome our new feline overlords

THROW SOME CATNIP, MAYBE THEY'LL EAT THAT!
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shiki-XIII Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
:) haha
love this
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:iconfadwaangela:
FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Your Beautiful Art  has been featured in my Journal
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Arts from :iconmy-art-realm: group  
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:iconbakedbananabeans:
BakedBananaBeans Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the effects are super cool!

I still like cats though :meow:
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drumming-rain-song Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dude! This is epic!
(I have to disagree on the whole 'Cats are evil' thing, though.)
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:iconpuppet-child:
Puppet-Child Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the art work but your description made me damn near piss myself laughing!
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:iconemeraldgaze:
emeraldgaze Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Writer
whats the worse they could do?
enslave us and force us to pamper them?
that's what cat owners do already... i dont see the difference
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:iconcarbomcoco:
CarboMcoco Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Hilarious and well done!
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:iconneara-works:
Neara-works Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woah the mosters look like a bird mixed with toothless XD but overall its very unique to me :}
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:icont-r-l:
T-R-L Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
I WILL drown mine. And others.

"Come here kitty kitty."
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:icondracostarcloud:
dracostarcloud Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Metal Gear Meow!
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:iconparanoidave:
Paranoidave Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy... awesome, just.. awesome. Now, you are my favorite artist.
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:iconandroidpc:
AndroidPC Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this a lot. I set it as my desktop background. Great job!
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manar1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
wow i love it :) really good job :D
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:iconvystaishia:
vystaishia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!! i love this idea. the fish carcasses in the background made me laugh......kick ass absolutely :-)
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:iconbesunony:
BesuNony Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Wow, This is just awesome!This just makes me think of how yes, you must do their bidding or face their wrath. I really like the robot design too. I just wish I could see how they balance themselves, since I can't tell if they have arms.
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
THE KITTENS WILL DESTROY US ALL!!

DESTROY US ALL!!

DESTROY US ALL!!

DESTROY US ALL!! :icondestroyusallplz:
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:iconshuiyue:
ShuiYue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Pfft you can't stop the revotution! When the cats take over I'll be on their good side scratching their fluffy ears. You will be on eternal litter box duty. I hope this was worth it :evileye:
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:iconsangvine:
sangvine Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Digital Artist
good job man!
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:iconchiefdog01:
chiefdog01 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
meow...
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:iconkitcat1127luvsyew:
KitCat1127luvsyew Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool
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:iconbrowniex33:
Browniex33 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
They will only attack fish. I hope.
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:iconakadrj:
akaDrJ Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student General Artist
brilliant! absolutely brilliant! i love all the subtle details, particularly the fish skeletons... nice touch!
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:icondiredragoness:
DireDragoness Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
<3 my Cats, and the ruler of cats!
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:icondarkqasim:
DarkQasim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I've fed and cared for my cat. I'm sure she will vouch for me when the cats take over ^.^
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:iconlaserchaser:
LaserChaser Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe xD I guess that means I'm evil too then nya xD *is practically a cat irl <<; my friends can confirm xD*

Very interesting piece X3 I love the glowy eyes on those machines xD and the cats controlling them ^^
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:iconakreon:
akreon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you don't puke out hairballs, shit in a litter box or sleep in a pile of dirty laundry then no, you are nothing like a cat ;p
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:iconlaserchaser:
LaserChaser Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD okies Akreon you got me there, though I do pretty much everything else XD I even have a book which is filled of all the traits I have xD
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:iconmiss-golden:
Miss-Golden Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh awesome concept
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:iconlzbrothers:
LZbrothers Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
i love the idea that cats can actually overrun humans with their super advance cat-eyed robots that they had kept quiet about it all this years still decorating their machines with fish bones hanging on the side! Brilliant!
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EXSHINKA Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
awesome
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antgel87 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
wooow
an original idea
great !!!!!!!!!!
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:icontsarouxas:
tsarouxas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
sweet cat mother of AWESOME!!!!
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:iconlandioma:
Landioma Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I, for one, does welcome our cat overlords.
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:iconjacensolo01:
JacenSolo01 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
I agree, It's the only way too! they are too damn powerful :O
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:iconsevroy:
Sevroy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Very nice. I love it. Excellent work. :D
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:iconjumiku:
JuMiKu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I shall bow down before my new overlord... And then cuddle them to DEATH.
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:iconeonari:
Eonari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Let me guess, Tana got an epic win over you in something? :XD:
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:iconsueanoi:
SueaNoi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, I shall welcome my cat overlord.

THIS IS AWESOME!
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:iconlyswen:
Lyswen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
very nice! and forgive me for saying it, but, that face reminds me very strongly of toothless from how to train your dragon! :D
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