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forest creek by akreon forest creek by akreon
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Hi Akreon! ^^ Sally-Ce here with a critique for you. ;)

Okay, first of all, it is a really stunning drawing! ^^ The depth and shading is outstnading. :D

But! I do have some issues.

1: The leafs to the right under the tree is transparent. Are leafs really that? Yeah, I know, some leafs are so thin that they are... but still....
It just seems odd to me.

2: The green color is gret `cause it gives off such nice mood to a drawing/photo etc. But! Maybe you should have used more different kinds of green on the bushes to the left? It`s too much neon-green. Makes me think about a nuclear forest somehow.

3: The anathomy of the wolf is very good, but. The fur seems a bit... flat. More fluff is needed to create realism in my opinion. :/

4: Derp! The pupils are so small that I had problems with seeing them. And when I did, I saw that the character derped.
Not to be offence, but the eyes are a bit weird. :/

Okay, I guess that was it. ^^ Don`t get me wrong, please. The drawing is so detailed and amazing, that I had grave problems with finding any misstakes. :)

I must say, that I never had managed to do this myself! ^^

Greetings // :iconsally-ce:
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Critique by GertrudeFin Sep 20, 2012, 10:02:44 AM
First off, let me say that this is a beautiful piece of art! The whole piece is bursting with life and lushiousness. It's wonderful! You obviously put a lot of time and effor into this, and your technique is superb.

I did notice that the lighting seems a little off. It seems like there is a break in the trees right above the wolf, and you did a great job of highlighting his fur. However, the only part of the water that is reflecting light is the splash, when in reality, it would probably gleam off of other parts as well.

Now the splash itself looks very nice. It looks very realistic and it is one of the elements that brings life to this work.

Another thing that brings life to the work is the plantlife. I'm glad to see that you recognized that only certain types of plants grow in this type of ecosystem, and you were consisten with the plants througout the whole thing. Though I did notice the little curled sprouts in the ferns in the lower right corner look a little cartoonish.

Overall I love this work and I think you did very well with it. Job well done.

~Gertrude Fin

P.S. I love the reflection on the water and the wolf's eyes! :D
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christianevictoria Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did this masterpiece take?! 
So breathtaking and realistic!! @____@
Gismome7Nightmary Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Love this XD
Minakie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. I am almost speechless. This piece looks so much like one of my OC's that it makes me think both the artist and the person who ordered the commission were inside my head. It's weird but magical at the same time.
wild-forest-creature Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wolflover0810 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the eyes blend with the forest
rainwhisker567 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :D I love the water effects and the lush greens.
Coranila Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the background looks like a photo! :o
i am speechless...
GraseyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the background and the pose of the wolf. well done!
toothlessvampire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Am in love with this pictureIm Crying Rainbows So Much Plz 
KuromeDog Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Omg *o*. So beautiful. Love the coloring of the dog/wolf! You are one amazing artist!
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