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Got really inspired by a bunch of quotes I've read, haha! So I made this : D Hope you guys like~ :heart:

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    Tools: Mech Pencil, watercolor, PSCS3
    Time: Sometime in 2 days XD
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This deviation has been in my favourites for quite a while, and it's high time I wrote another critique.

Let me just start out by saying that this was the background image on my Blackberry for the LONGEST time. So that's five stars for impact - any image that lasts as my wallpaper for longer than 24 hours definitely had some kind of profound impact on me. Just looking at how often my dA avatar changes can tell you that. You've also inspired me to start something like this in my bedroom (but with magnet boards instead of strung along the wall).

As for the more technical details...

Shading? A+, especially when it comes to consistency. In other words, you don't make the shading super detailed in some places and virtually nonexistent in others - that's taking it to the extreme, but you hopefully get what I'm trying to say.

The color scheme also really ties the whole picture together - mostly reds and oranges (the hair, the pants, the polka-dotted cami and most of what's hanging on the wall), interrupted with some patches of yellow (the sticky notes, the stars), and the greens for contrast, all tied together with a sort of creamy-white background color. It gives me the impression that the girl is standing in a sunlit place - a room with all the curtains open, a treehouse, etc.

You also play around with patterns really well. The stripes and polka-dots on the girl's clothes, and in the objects hanging from the wall, you have stars, stripes, and plaid. The wood texture of the background also isn't overwhelmingly detailed, which kept my attention focused on the girl and the stuff on the wall.

Ways to improve? The main thing, I'd say, is be careful not to distract from the most important part of the picture. For this image, I'd say that's probably the girl - my eyes should be immediately drawn to her, and then follow along the ribbon to see all of her trinkets and pictures and such. The red-and-orange-plaid cloth (handkerchief? bandana? something like that) doesn't have the same sort of diluted (is that the right word?) colors as the other things hanging on the walls - it sort of distracts my attention from the girl.

Basically, this is great. Keep up the good work!

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chromosaure Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it favorite
stafford0705 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
never before has a picture described what the year 2010 did to me. thank you!
Mirz123 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
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cristii Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
" I love colour " Featured Art Time :heart:
I hope you like it :giggle::glomp:
Greeting from Poland! :rose:
KawasumiShana Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Amazing colors and background, I love it!
blueclaw53 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, not much more to say.
happysmilyfacewriter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Artist
lovely! i love the colors of this piece!
bentarrow Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is amazing!!! :3 :heart:
Julilionet Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Very creative picture!I really like that sort of thing.This image remember me a kind of teen age,what I wanted. :)
NatsuKido Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Artist
Very nice *----*
Ichigo-cake-eater Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work
mangonomnom Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
this is really amazing: the color (especially of the shirt and hair ><), the hair, and the message!! :DD
VerticalGravity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is such an amazing piece :heart: great work!
Twee-chan16 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Artist
Awesome!!!! soo awesome... you are just amazing! you make my nose bleed :D :) :D
now I will list you as my favorite artist!
deFila218 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
^^b great!!
ArienSmith Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The hair is beautiful! I love the pose too--and your line art is wonderful. The use of both angles and curving lines is really nice. ^^
F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
thank you :33
ArienSmith Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure~
PikaUtataneVoca08 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
I love this picture very much! I love it so much that i got a post card of it <3 I can't wait to see more!
Liffae Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
It's incredibly detailed, and I love the wrinkles in her clothing. The coloring is exquisite.
You're something to aspire to :heart:
F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
thank you! :3
Liffae Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
No, thank you for the lovely art.
HimawariYume Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
SO PRETTY O _O loving the title
F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
thank you! :3
pigshaveflown Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
GodsLittleArtist Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my GOODNESS This is epic!:D I looove it!
Molifa-Art Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I bought the print! <3
F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:heart: :">
BandGeek1994 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AWESOME!
I love it!

F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
thank you! :3
MajoSushi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist
i like it!! me gusta mucho es muy expresivo!! XD!
IAMTHESTRANGE Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I really love your coloring and the way you draw hair (* w *)
F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
thank you :heart:
pandagirl19 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
what a cute idea! love the bow on her head;) i think there should be shading under the post-it notes though, for better depth.
F-AYN-T Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I see! :D thanks! :D
Eien-no-rozu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
So inspiring! :w00t:
Ldenise90 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really cute ha love it
Ao-no-ai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
I'm doing this with my bedroom wall- so in a way your an inspiration to me :D
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