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We are family

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Well, where do I begin? :happybounce: 
This episode was absolutely fantastic! I loved every second of it!
You know when an episode is so satisfying the moment you can't decide what  to draw as a fanart! :XD:

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Pixel gemstones - Diamond  I always knew that Blue would be the first one to be influenced in a positive way by Steven! I saw it coming the moment I watched the "Gem Heist" episode.
I love how extra caring and understanding she is to him!
Pixel gemstones - Diamond The fight between Blue and Yellow was so epic! I was always wondering what would happen if these two would use their powers against each other!  
Pixel gemstones - Diamond Yellow has been having repressed feelings.  
Pixel gemstones - Diamond  Yellow opens her heart up to Steven as well and acknowledges his name  (Like Blue did episodes ago!) That was so satisfying to watch and made me love her even more! :D

Pixel gemstones - Diamond Blue and Yellow went from being afraid of White to fighting her for the sake of Pink/Steven.
Pixel gemstones - Diamond I loved all of the redesigns of the characters! My favorite ones were Lapis and Amethyst's outfits!
Pixel gemstones - Diamond NEW FUSIONS! :D Rainbow Quartz 2.0 and Sunstone were refreshing and Obsidian was hands-down the best fusion in the entire show!!! clap clap I love the black color
and the lava as well as the sword!
Pixel gemstones - Diamond I love how active Bismuth is and the big roles she plays, like making a new sword for Connie or helping repair the ships. Her bond with Peridot and Lapis is precious!
Pixel gemstones - DiamondWe finally get to see the whole Diamond ship as whole.
Pixel gemstones - DiamondWhite Diamond using Mind Control against Steven's friends was somewhat expected, but I did not expect the other diamonds to also be affected!I think I've fainted. 
Pixel gemstones - Diamond The mystery of what happens if Steven and his gem get separated has finally been solved.I believe that "Pink Steven" was actually his mother taking his form to convince White once and for all that she is gone for good. That beautiful animation by James Baxter in the hug sequence between Steven and his mother was wonderful. You could tell how much emotion was put into it. I also noticed that "Pink Steven" was holding Steven like a baby and you could hear Pink Diamond's voice laughing along with him. That was the very first time Steven met his mother. Heart Rose's Rose Also, it's amazing how strong Pink's powers are despite her size!
Pixel gemstones - Diamond White Diamond is an Off-Color! Who would have thought? I was expecting that Pink Diamond was an Off-color Red Diamond, but apparently it's White who has more pink in her than what she is supposed to! She had issues withing herself and she was reflecting them on Pink while trying to convince herself that she was a perfect being, much superior than everybody else!  
Pixel gemstones - Diamond White Diamond visited Earth for the very first time and saw how beautiful it was.
Pixel gemstones - Diamond Lars and the Off-colors are back! Rhodonite seems to have gotten over her fears based on how she talks!
Pixel gemstones - Diamond The Diamond family is happy for the first time in thousands years. All corrupted gems are healed. I was so happy to see Jasper again! I was wondering what her reaction would be about all this! I am happy that she is finally an ally and in good terms with Amethyst! :la: I wonder is she is gonna be fully healed in the future.
Pixel gemstones - Diamond Everybody is one big family with peace and love! :heart::star:

Diamond Gem Should this be the finale of the series? Diamond Gem
Season 6 has been confirmed as well as the upcoming movie which includes a brand new villain!
I personally believe that they made Season 5's finale in that way just in case Cartoon Network would stop the production of the series. 

I believe it would make a good ending for the series since they tied up all loose ends. Almost all of the theories that the fans have been having for years have been answered! 
There are still two questions I have. Is our Pearl actually White's old Pearl? There was no implication about that so far, but I still support this theory. White must have had her own pearl before she took Pink's, speaking of whom how did she lose her eye? Did Pink Diamond crack her by accident while being in a tantrum? This question might be answered in the upcoming season!

I wish we saw more of the Homeworld gems that we met before like Blue and Yellow Pearl, Aquamarine and Topaz, the Famethyst, Holly Blue Agate or the two Zircons! 

I would love to see more interaction between Jasper and the Crystal Gems and fighting by Steven's side. 
Even though we did kinda get an Infinity War type of fight in the end, I would have still loved to see Jasper or Lars and the Off-colors fighting along side Steven against a common enemy!
Who knows? We might get that in the finale Season's ending. This should be good because now White is on the Crystal Gems' side! :XD:

Lars and Shady should have definitely kissed! I would love to see it again in the series!
Same with Connie and Steven!

What kind of enemy are the heroes gonna fight against now? 
I personally believe that we might see a new species come into place like minerals! I wonder
how Silver or Gold would be! 
This might be the beginning of a brand new story full of adventures! 
Peridot Emoticon 2 Amethyst Emoticon 2 Rose Quartz Emote 6 Pearl Emote 40 Steven Quartz Universe Emote 12 Jasper never asked to be made Garnet Grin Icon Yellow Diamond INTENSIFIES Lapis Lazuli Icon 2 Steven Universe - Blue Diamond 4 

 Dot Bullet (Black) - F2U! The Steven Universe Series Belongs To The Original Owner: Rebecca Sugar / Cartoon Network And Is Being Used Here ONLY In The Context Of Fanart Under Creative Commons License.

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i love that at the very bottem is a gif of yellow diamond being all: HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

A very beautiful piece this is. It's those little touches of detail you included that I especially admire most. In this case, I surprisingly like the idea of having the left side of the piece dark and the right side being light. That way, you're able to get a good variation of lighting on the Diamonds. No doubt is the background beautiful to look at, but to make it pink was no doubt a very good move. Kind of like the idea that the other Diamonds have been enlightened, enlightened by the compassion and enthusiasm that Steven has. Thus giving them those genuine smiles they have. We had first saw White with what I consider to be a fake smile before realizing she had a flaw. Now, she smiles with emotion, and you captured that kind of bittersweet facial expression great. Everybody seems to be in proper place in proportion to the "camera", you could say. I especially think Steven is in the absolute perfect spot. Not too high, not too low, and I like how he's not in center going left to right. Somehow having him and White's hand a tad to the right gives it stronger proportion. What honestly really captivated me is the little detail you added of the bubbles on White's neck. It really speaks something to me, like maybe Steven's arms fly into the air with enthusiasm and the bubbles are symbolic for all of the planets that the Diamonds conquer. Not only to bring dictatorship to them, but positivity as well. I will say too, that their eyes look fantastic. They not only show emotion, but they seem to be drawn correctly to scale. I also admire the little white glow you gave to all of their eyes. Along with the very subtle pink colors you put onto the Diamonds. The position of White's mouth, surprisingly, I think is in its correct place in contract to the nose and chin. It makes her head look as though it's pointing a tad upward and not directly toward the viewer. I always admired the little detail of the small lines of bags under a character's eyes, and to have them only on Yellow I think is very clever. I always felt that, out of the four of them, Yellow is the one to have the most stress put onto her, and those eye bag lines wouldn't work as well with White and Blue. Little details like that are really good.

All that being said, I do have some nitpicks to make. As much as I love the shadows on the left and the light on the right, wouldn't there be a white glow around White? Not a large glow, but a small one to show that maybe her happiness is being expressed through that glow in correspondance to the Pink atmosphere around them. While I do think the shadow contrast on Yellow works, I feel that the shadows and lights on Blue's body could be flipped. Like her left side would have the shadows, and her right side having the lights instead. The lights not being as bright to the point where it matches with White's body, but to where it shows she's being affected by White's prescence. Something about the diamond on Yellow's chest seems a little off. Not color wise, but with the proportion. Maybe it could've been drawn a little more to the left from our perspective so it doesn't make it seem like she's turning her head while her neck moves to her right. With White's diamond, I feel like, while the shadow effects seem accurate, the colors themselves could be a tad lighter. Something about it seems a bit too dark. Her neck and chest could be a tad lighter as well. Something about Steven seems a bit off, too. While the lighting on him helps in contrast to the dark, I feel the dark shadow on his head is just a little too dark as well. The way his arms are positioned seem off. Maybe his right arm could be lowered a bit. When I first saw this, I thought Steven was standing on White's hand. Once I noticed the legs, it took me off guard. If Steven stood up, he would seem a little too tall compared to his usual height. Maybe he could be standing on White's hand instead. Speaking of which, while White's right hand seems right, I feel her right arm is just a tad too skinny. Maybe it could be a little bigger in width, then you would have to simply draw it in line with her right hand. Her left hand has the nails drawn accurately, but the fingers seem a bit disjointed. I don't think the pinky would be that far away from the "wedding ring" finger, and maybe the fingers themselves could be a tad bigger in width as well.

All together, great work <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/> the vision is pleasing and has very good lighting, the originality doesn't come from the idea(the idea of drawing the 4 Diamonds together), but more from how you change that idea and take your spin on it. You have great technique with drawing the characters' body proportions and faces very accurate and enhancing the pink background with all those rich colors. This piece impacts me a lot, it makes me happy to know that there is no conflict for the 4 Diamonds in the end, and this great piece reminds me of that ending. It speaks a small moral that reaches out to me, and I love when a piece can do that in connection to its origin.

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: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

A simply amazing piece, full of texture and great lighting. Everything is full of interest, even the simple things.

ONE: The focus of the art (Steven) is a bit cluttered with things! The bubbles around him, the high shine against his side, and White's bright hand as background makes him a bit hard to see, and takes him away as a focal point. A lot of his details are lost between the very dark shadow and the high pink-white light out of frame of the work.

As for the final critique: The anatomy of White's hand. It's a bit off. The last finger of her hand is off doing what it pleases, which for human hands isn't possible. I tried the pose on my own (with my own hand haha), and her pinky should be like the rest of her fingers. Curled in like talons, a bit like the rest. Though I understand the need to add interest by breaking the pattern her fingers had going.

Other than those two things, this art is great. They're all very solidly drawn, well textured, visually interesting, and very CUTE!
Fairloke's avatar
Thank you very much for the critique! :) I really appreciate it!
Makutakin's avatar
Big moms!
Big moms!
Big moms!

(Or big Aunts. Big grandmothers?)
LPAki's avatar
LPAkiProfessional General Artist
I think aunt is more appropriate
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spaceyeehawHobbyist Digital Artist
this is just so beautiful!!!!
Kingcandy17's avatar
Absolutely loved the picture, and couldn’t agree more with what you said Steven finally his mum in some way, as I could Pink/Rose’s laugh along side Steven’s when they returned to normal!
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Is there going to be another season?
Fairloke's avatar
Yes! :) Definitely! 
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MarowimS2Hobbyist Artist
May I ask,what kind a software you used to make this? 
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what you mean?
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I need to thank you cause I started watching Steven Universe after this deviation of yours . Till then I was like "ok it's a show so what?", but that piece was so cute and it pushed me to check out the show. Thanks :D (Big Grin) Hug 
Fairloke's avatar
Daww! I am so glad that my work motivated you to start watching the series! :heart: Thank you very much!
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Wonderful fanart piece for a great cartoon show
Fairloke's avatar
Thank you! ^^
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My pleasure. That was a great episode.

One more season.
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XxStarBluesxXStudent Digital Artist
Pink had gone super smol
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ThePinkSeaPrincessHobbyist Artist
ANd pure ;w;
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