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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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Vaemi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely work! There's a great feeling of motion here. The greens might be a touch too vibrant, taking the attention off the character, but that said, I do love vibrant greens. The detail in the plants is great, and I like how you've caught the splashing water!
CreepyChaos10 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I think you did an incredible job in this drawing and sure there could be some mistakes but there are in every drawing or painting. It a completely beautiful piece! You really did an outstanding job! :D (Big Grin) 
meadowtraveller22896 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the green eyes of the wolf as well the forest because green is my favorite color
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  Hobbyist
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.
kaantarell 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!
Kaoruk100 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The green throughout this picture makes it feel like you're in a real forest in the middle of summer! :heart: I especially love the wolf's eyes, they're so vibrant and are brought out wonderfully by the background :meow:
beastadh4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work !
MaidenStar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcongratssignplz: Your work has been featured here: [link] :iconfeaturesplz:
If for any reason you would like this to be removed from my list, please let me know via :note:. Thank you! :heart:

Camil1999 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
emerald-song Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't get over how beautiful the scenery is. Makes me happy that spring is right around the corner :aww:
Nekochibi12 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist
very beautyfull incredible
TheRavingRabbit Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in this is fantastic! Such a beautiful image ^^
GBlade25 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
good job!!! its realy beautyfull!!!
WolfEclipse3014 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Woooooaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :O....XD XD XD XD XD XD
Dark-Dragon-Aera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
wow... can I use it as a wallpaper? ^____^
Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifull XD
FirestarKozWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconx-wolf-paws-x: has chosen to feature your piec! :squee: Your art is now being displayed in our featured folder.
NiceNote Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Sorry, I know English very bad. I'm from Russia :D
This grandiose work! It is so wonderful that should hang in a Museum, but not on сайте.Вы doing great success! This is your best work! All traced so carefully and finely, that the captivity imagine how You drew this art. It can be a long look in nature, and more and more to love this picture.
leafpoolherbs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No words can describe how beautiful this is....
Polar-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RainbowFinch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a stunning piece!
x-Jayleigh-x Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
WOW. just WOW. this is AMAZING :)
Angelinka375 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to get in my computer and walk in this forest.
Fire-Mouse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This is so beautiful... Seriously, you have blown my mind.
LunarDino Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really awesome! I love how the light shines and reflecs off the water, and stuff. :)
LordManaT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my backround picture on my PC. Love this!
Linkification Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop being so talented ;~;
Actually, don't. I want to see more of your amazing art xD;
hhawktalon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! Q.Q
Umbravita Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely colours.
Azeztulite Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I don't usually comment so here goes nothing...
Overwhelmed :D I have to say the thing that caught my attention with this picture was the colour scheme. The way that the background is all green yet the wolf is brown makes it stand out perfectly! I also don't know why but I love the muzzle of the wolf it's adorable! I don't usually get jealous but... Wow I wish I could draw like that ^.^
Ebony-Tiger Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
AlphaRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh my god..
Thank you for making seriously amazing work that lights that inner fire in me to improve!
LTGRAPHIX Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
simply amazing
0kamikun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you learn how to make backgrounds like that :ooooooooooo Omg DX *Jealous* :o
delightfullyyours Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
This is just so spectacularly beautiful... all of the minute details, such as the foliage and the splash of the water and the reflections in the water, and even the collections of stones... and that gorgeous wolf as well... wonderful job! This is truly amazing.
Oodinen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The background... Just awesome.
Uniture Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. That wolf. Those trees and leaves and colors and... well, everything. I've always wanted to paint something just like this, this is maybe one of the best pics i've ever seen!
Fuzzycoma Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, found my new background. XD This is one of the most amazing pieces of art I've seen.
miasmaticApplecider Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One word:
Zeldienne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waw, Amazing ! It's so realistic!
Brom13 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I love it :*
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