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Peacock Sanctuary

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I haven't completed a digital painting in a while. (I have a lot of wips, but nothing finished) I didn't want to lose touch or fall behind so I just wanted to do something pretty.

Peacocks apparently only go in pairs, that's why I drew two. These are both male peacocks so they can be best buddies, or... ;)

I think I'm getting better at working quicker :dance: Overall, this only took about 6-7 days, on and off, rather than a few weeks like all my other ones, lol. I'm very happy with it :phew:
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excaite's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I really like the piece. The whole scene is eye-catching and the scenery looks very spacious. You managed to capture depth in this picture. Also, it's quite unusuall, a garden with windows and arches. I like this idea, to me it seems pretty original.

I don't like the way you've painted the leaves. They look a liitle bit too boxy and repetitive to me and make the picture look rough. However don't take it too seriously because it is quite personal as I generally don't like such a style.
Also the peacock which is in the back blends a little to much with the background. I know it is in the shadow but it could be more exposed, it's hard to explain but sometjing is not right to me. Perhaps darker shadows or making the head stand out more would make it better. Also the light seems to come from someting like the upper right corner and the ground, that seems to be in front of the second peacock ir rather under its feet, is lightened. Shouldn't the peackock cast a little shadow on this lightened place? I don't know, but it is also possible that it was your intention to paint it this way.

Generally I like this picture a lot! I love how the first pecock looks. It's perfectly exsposed by this lights on the ground. This peacock itself is the best and most remarkable detail of this picture. As I said I also love the whole conception of the strange garden between windows. It is creative and innovative.
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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
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This is just simply gorgeous.
The peafowl are beautiful, so realistic. Every detail is captured perfectly.
For the background, it is stunning. The arrangement of stones, trees, grass, and flowers is just enchanted. The sun and shade upon the whole thing is just magnificent! It looks like a truly magical place. I would love to go here if it was a real sanctuary.
The technique the artist used for this piece is just WOW. It looks like a traditional painting, not a digital one. The blending, shades, etc. is awesome! Too beautiful, I've always loved this piece. I can see black-dicefish being the next da Vinci! This is amazing, five stars.
forgetandmoveon's avatar
your critiques always sound so professional :) pro writer! love this piece too, everything just goes right together it's somewhat harmonious...
puffugu's avatar
XD
Thank you so much, Char! <33
forgetandmoveon's avatar
you're welcome :) lol since when did u call m Char XD
puffugu's avatar
Since a loooong time.
Kitagami's avatar
wow! it's like JATIM Park in malang!...but it's more beautifull 
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pluvis's avatar
Love the greenery. It looks like such cool and quiet place. Like a sort of secret garden. So pretty! :)
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DRECKTN's avatar
Hey, it's HYMN!

I got onto my account on DA and had to go favorite you... and then tell you again how much I absolutely love this!!!!

Hope you're well! <3
black-dicefish's avatar
Hey!

Aww thank you! yep, I'm ok :) Hope you're alright too! <3
DRECKTN's avatar
Yup, just taking over the world as usual ;) Hopefully you've been busy with great things!
Corpstine's avatar
Take. Me. There.
Qatz's avatar
Stunning artwork! Like everyone says, the lighting is incredible, the placement of the shadows... so expressive! Hard to believe you could get such textures and feeling out of a digital painting!
black-dicefish's avatar
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I try to make the textures as interesting as I can. And grass is kind of theraputic to paint :D
Razzle-dazzle1606's avatar
Oh my gosh, that's amazing.
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Shannon-K's avatar
Lovely work!!☺
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