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Come to me by Self-Epidemic Come to me by Self-Epidemic
Commission - If you're interested please drop me a message, this is a half body coloured piece! (see here for more info:
self-epidemic.deviantart.com/j…

So a commission, bby ;) I need to save up $250 dollars by November so I'll be doing as many as I can, so if you know anyone who wants one, please get in touch! They're cheap C: (though real money, no points, ty!)
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:iconaitheos:
You've done a really lovely job with this one c: I like the colour composition, the reds and pinks with the warmer greys work very well and lead to a nice atmosphere. The composition on this is pretty good too; the foreshortening of the right hand and the way the tail sweeps around frames the piece nicely.
Now, as for things you could improve on, there's a couple. The shading is very.. bland? I can't think of the right word, but basically, there could be a higher contrast between the lights and the darks in order to make it pop a bit more. Also, something that really brings a piece to life is using coloured light sources. If there's not meant to be any, that's fine, but something that's used in painting skin digitally is to use a complementary colour on a very low opacity for highlights or shadows. For example, use a purple/blue for the dark shading like under the neck, and use a pale lavender/blue/yellow for the highlights. It takes a little work to get right, but once you nail it, your work will improve by leaps and bounds. C:
Finally-- and I don't know if this is a personal preference or not-- but I feel like the hair and the tail could use a little more definition. They're both very blocky, and while it still works with the overall image, the rest of it is really quite detailed so I feel it would improve tremendously if you tightened up the details a bit.
However, you've done a stellar job on this, so nice one! :thumbsup:
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This is a really cool piece, and I'd firstly like to express how thrilled I am that you went with a foreshortened hand rather than hiding it behind the back or something similar. The composition is pretty strong, but there is a fair bit of empty space in the background that you can literally just crop out. I can see you've put quite a bit of detail on the face, however due to the lack of contrast my eyes keep wandering away from it. An easy solution for that is to make sure your brightest brights and darkest darks are near the focal point ( if that was the face for this painting.)

I like the simplicity of the hair, because it works well and it doesn't distract from the rest of the piece. I wish you used the same type of hair lines & contours for the tail. The tail contours suggest a more cartoony look than what was used in the rest of the painting. You could try using those same hair curves on the tail as well to suggest that it's furry, and it would look more cohesive. That being said, I do love the gradient you've introduced into the hair and tail, it's really great.

In regards to your colors, I'm a fan of the monochromatic colors used. What's flattening out the colors a bit is that it seems like you're trying to shade with black and highlight with white. If you see how high lights and shadows work in nature you'll see that the shadows are actually dark but very saturated version of the color (red in this instance.) As the color gets to be lighter it goes from Bright saturated red, to a red/orange, to orange and then starts adding in more white. If that's a bit confusing, let me know I can show you an example, or at least point you in the right direction.

I really hope this helps you out, looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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CrystalWolfXx Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The soft shading and smoothing is really cool, but I love the pose too! (;
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deadcat2001 Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks realy cool! Oh its a cat gir! :meow: i :heart: cat girls :meow: ! This is realy grate i loved it! :D keep up that good work!
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice composition!
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clabee Mar 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
this is a very good piece of art, i really love your shadings techniques and color picks, simple backround is an awesome combination with you picture, keep up the good work! ^_^
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Self-Epidemic Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :')
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Wishinglove854 Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so prretty
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Self-Epidemic Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awh thanks C;
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Wishinglove854 Mar 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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:iconjoshuax152:
Really nice hair, ears, and tail. It all fit into this woman completely. :D
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Dapooxii Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow !! this is very beautiful , the hair is so amazing , i really love love the colors , the pose made it really good , its a really nice art , Your style in drawing and coloring its awesome , you really made the art looks fantastic !! the most things i loved is matching colors , and the hair is cuute !!
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