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Shamrocks by flynfreako Shamrocks by flynfreako


HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY! :shamrock:


Ah, didn't turn out exactly how I imagined, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't like it 8D

The BG was really fun... I haven't done anything in painting style in a loooong time.
2 things bother me, but i checked and re-checked the reference pics so many times; it must be right XD; (umbrella and an arm).


So. I was trying to capture the feeling of spring!
Lots of green, but cloudy because of rain~
Hope you guys like it! :D

I take commissions! :D
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:iconzodiac1805:
Hello! Thought I'd give critiquing a whirl, and since you mentioned in your journal you'd like some constructing criticism... here goes nothing! :)

I really enjoy the concept of the piece, and the way the whole thing sits together compositionally.

My biggest concern is... the length of her neck versus the size of her head. The placement of her hairline makes her head look too disproportionately small, like she has no forehead, and unfortunately also makes her neck look too long. Another note on the neck is the tone line you've placed actually doesn't do anything for the shape of her neck. Sometimes it's better just to leave them out completely, because they don't help the form/figure. That's really a style choice though, so what I say here is pretty much moot in that case.

Her general anatomy is great otherwise, shoulder width vs hips is great, her forearm holding the umbrella is in the right position, and her knees are correctly placed. I love the fact that her torso is angled properly as well.

Smaller sidenotes: I really enjoy how you worked the background to being painterly into foreground detail with the shamrocks, that's a really cool effect. A little tick is the shading should be deeper on her skin, hair, skirt and potentially clothing, although the deep yellow is definitely looking good, so I'm mostly referring to her armwarmers.

The shading will add definition and depth to the figure, and make the whole thing an overall stronger piece. I would love to see definition in the hair more, as well as some perspective on the umbrella.. that's what you identified in your comments. The umbrella is too flat to be a rounded umbrella type thing. It doesn't look like it's covering her, instead like it's bowing out the other way.

Still, the piece is adorable, and I really do enjoy it. You really only have fine tuning to do, because you have a pretty decent grasp on anatomy and such already. ^^
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jessetoast Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
oh thads awesome!
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superteacups Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
very pretty! all the green makes my heart dance with hapiness! very cute picture and i love the background
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wonderlandiscalling Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
pretty!!

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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
thank you :D
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wonderlandiscalling Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
you're welcome :D
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Morinoko Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
I like this so much I'm gonna fave it! :heart:
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
oh thank you so much! :D
how have you been? X3
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Morinoko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I've been away from my tablet for about 2 years.. O___O
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
whoa o_o why? D:
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RandomClaire-chan Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the shading of the umbrella might help. Right now it's confusing to the eye. ^^;

It does look nice, besides! :clap:
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flynfreako Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
i think you're right :D thanks!
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:iconrandomclaire-chan:
RandomClaire-chan Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :meow:

Just looking at it objectively!
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
i'll have to find some good ref for an umbrella now so i can fix it XD it's going to bother me until i do lol
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RandomClaire-chan Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] ?

(Just a Google Image search for umbrella ^^;)
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
i am XD i just need to find one with the same lighting and angle :3
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:iconrandomclaire-chan:
RandomClaire-chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Mm. :meow: That would make life easier, particularly so you don't have to pull out a RL umbrella.
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
yeah XD it's been too sunny here lately to get the right lighting for that, sadly >.<
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional
nice job
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
thank you :D
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blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love her clothing design! :aww:
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
thank you! :D
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Miss-Mae Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, this turned out so pretty, Fly! :D I love all of the green tones! It's beautiful :D
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you! :D i love all the green too *_* hehe
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Hisui-dk Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow, it's really nice art! She looks so pretty. ^^ And fantastic colouring, well done.
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
thank you so much! :D
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kiki-isbeing-purples Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, i don't know why, but at first i thought the little green shamrocks in her hair were marshmallows. xD

anyway, i love this! you should do painty backgrounds more often. you're good at them :3
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
hahaha really? XD wtf lol

thank you!
yeah, they are fun XD
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kiki-isbeing-purples Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea i don't really know. if i had looked at it on actual st. patty's day, i might have had the excuse of being drunk. but i didn't. so yea, i don't really know. xD
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
LOL
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Saenda Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Oh, it's really cute! I like how you did the BG and the fact that you've put green strands in her hair to go along with the rest of the picture. It has a really nice St-Patrick feeling :D Great job!
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
thank you! :D
i'm glad it has the st.patrick's day feeling *o* i was really hoping for a spring-like atmosphere :3
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PrimroseMoon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Oh wow, you have a right to be proud of this - it's gorgeous!~ I really love your anatomy here - you've really pulled it off because that kinda pose is ever so hard (I'd tried it nuuuumerous times) but it looks very good. And you've done some great work on the background, too - love the painted feel and background hills! Sadly the only problem is that the rain isn't visible enough to me... D: Ah well.

Great stuff! You really did a fantastic job!~
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
thank you!
yeah, i was pretty surprised when i was done with this :D
oh, i wasn't going for actual rain... i kinda wanted like an "end of the rainbow" type feeling, so it's supposed to be kind of misty :3 the daffodil represents the gold ^.^

thanks for the fav too! :hug:
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PrimroseMoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
You're welcome, not at all!

Well, I'm glad - it really turned out well! Oh, a kind of mist? Yes, I get that feel more so you did a good job with that! And that's awesome - the symbols in your picture, I really find that kind of stuff endearing~

Not at all, it's a lovely picture!
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XocolatlDiscoRoses47 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh~ I'm sorry for not commenting in forever >__>

St. Patricks day!! :D I forgot to wear green that day >__> I still have pinch marks.

I love the picture!! Her eyes look so pretty ^^ Green is so pretty... Keep up the amazing work :la: :D
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
it's okay XD at least you commented before my monthly watchlist cleaning 8D :hug:

omg D: you should've lied and said you were wearing green underwear? XD; lol

thank you! :D i love green too *o*
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XocolatlDiscoRoses47 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Monthly watchlist cleaning?

LOL, I should have :XD: :hug:

You're welcome ^^
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
haha yeah XD; i feel bad about it, but i watch so many people that i have to delete some every month... so i delete the people who don't give me comments so i can focus on the people who do :D
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XocolatlDiscoRoses47 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, I'm happy I didn't get cleaned off then :XD:

I'll try to comment more >___> I just blame schooling!
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
evil school D:
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XocolatlDiscoRoses47 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, yeah
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sarenokai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I think this is one of my most favorite pieces you have drawn. you really outdid yourself on the scenery.

I kinda want to eat the clover for some reason though :eat:
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
the scenery was fun though 8D
i need to do more like that XD

haha thanks my husband~ X3
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sarenokai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
your welcome my pretty wife =3
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DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010   Photographer
Cute:D
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flynfreako Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
thanks~! :D
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KearaLemon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, the colors! They're so pretty!
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:iconflynfreako:
flynfreako Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
thank you! X3
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KearaLemon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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SketchbookBoy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I love the background! It's so Irish! XD Excellent!!!
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