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I don't know if its just the style but adding darker colors on the outside of small objects, like if you look at the blonde man's feet if you added darker shading on the sides it would look neater, but great!!! I also love the work on the coffee cups and the angle of the eyebrows show the facial expressions and feeling great work!!!! Its really easy to tell what each character is doing in the picture, and the positions and anatomy work is fantastic. on a scale of one to ten, Id rate a ten. Amazing and keep up the good work!!!
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Anarora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
I don’t have a definite style (yet), but this is something that I thought about. It’s really cool how little complexity can make such a beautiful picture. The lighting is also impressive! The contrast between warm and cool colors is one of my favorite themes in your art. Thanks for drawing this!
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Anarora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
my comment bugged out on the apostrophes what the hell ‘’’’
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Classic internet. It hates proper grammar! I knew it!

Thanks for your thoughtful comment. Personally I think composition is a very important thing, and having experimented over time, the more complex details I add for no reason other than "to make it look epic" the worse the final image looks. (How other people do full complex images and not have it look a mess of details I have no clue) I actually have a system of "what's the least amount of detail I can add and still make a strong image?" Not to be lazy and get away without working hard, or to say I don't still add a lot of detail, but it's fun to add detail in a considered, compositional way instead of a "because... detail looks impressive... doesn't it?" way. I'm still struggling to find the point of balance but if I had the perfect formula I wouldn't need to keep making art to discover new things XD

That.. and I do have a lot of fun with light and colour and mood. It ties into composition for me, how you can draw the eye to look at certain things is just illusionary magic and I love playing with it. As you've noticed. :P
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Anarora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
That was it! Every time I do a draft of a picture, I always kept thinking “How do I make this look even better?” The major problem was that I was focused on adding as much detail as possible, stuck on the line between realistic art or a cartoonish style. Maybe once I figure that out, I’ll start adding detail. Needed that. Thanks!
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
There's a great deal to be learned from great abstract painting. Because Abstract art doesn't have a figuritive subject matter, it's all about colour and composition to convey an idea.

Artists like Rothko has a lot of strong composition using just colour blocks.

Mondrian for instance has an interesting development over time, while he's known for his strong line and colour grids in the 60s if you look at his work as a whole there's an amazing journey of decades leading up to that (starting from a patterns found in tree branches) He did a lot of work on "perfect" composition using the simplest colours he coulr.

Barnet Newman is another who explores composition and such though just blocks of colour.

I could go on... lol and I know a lot of people snort and go "but it's just blocks of colour on a page anyone could do it!" but they're missing the skill when they say that, yes there's no perfectly rendered figure in the picture, but what colours, what's the ratio, the orientation of the marks etc etc these are what makes it great. If 98% red with a stripe of yellow and a tripe of orange makes a perfect colour balance on a Newman painting, what could you do with this ratio in your own figurative picture with the same combination? And what kind of green? Blueish, yellowish? etc.

Ofc this is just how I look at it, I enjoy looking at abstract painting quite a lot, so it's more interesting to me to draw ideas from that than always to look at people who make the same kind of work I do.
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Anarora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Neat. I never thought myself someone could be well-known from drawing solid blocks and the skill behind it. :P
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
I have a lot of art history knowledge and I respect where a lot of these things fit in history. Some I like and some I dislike but respect. The stuff I like I learn from, even if it's not my genre I ask myself "what do I like" and then "how can I apply that to what I make?"
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Anarora Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Oh. Is this from just studying it directly or just learning it over the years? 
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YourSound0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Amazing :)
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Theeartistkid Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting illustration!
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
Good work :D
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