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February 14, 2013
Depths of Imagination by *JennaleeAuclair
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Depths of Imagination

A digital painting exploring the powers of a child's imagination.

I post way more often on my Facebook page here: [link]

Website: [link]
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Thriem's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

First of all, that's an amazing thing you've posted here. That's a kind of art which can't be rated as perfect, because its level is up to everybody's mind. So I guess that is something where every artist has to deal with, specially those who are into Pseudo- and Imagination-stuff.

I ask myself; why you've curved the room... for impact and/or to focus the bath tube, or anything else? However, the message is clear, the focus is very well settled. There is nothing to talk about or to criticize.
Personally, I do not like the emptiness of pictures in general, I prefer either a single ob- or subject or a well detailed and high in impact picture. So that's not my sort of picture - but as one of 'em I respect it really high.

Well, that's kind hard to say, too. A childes imagination is well known to be incredible high and unexpected creative. But to get that onto a picture is a total different task. So we've the idea and have to settle a topic to show it. And to be honest, a have barely seen that skill of an idea drawn.
And it makes it even nicer that many people will remind themselves on their past as child, diving in the tube with plastic-solders, boats, ducks and any other toy... Great! </b>

Simplicity and the worn-out colors are well chosen, the curved room is perfect fitting for the topic and just awesome... love the idea.
Not high in detail but that's not the point (I'm a detail freak :/ ). Even the glass is curved... but parts of the foam and the books? That appears a bit weird to me, a dislike of mine...

At least, the impact. Amazing! I like the focus of the picture, the contrast between the point of few of the "out-world" and the boy's imagination. The little shark, wrack and sand... totally fitting. That is indeed the best part you've done here. The impact is just awesome And i love the little duck which are smiling at us <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/> ). It has something of an old war-movie... the old wallpaper, broad framed mirrors, simplicity of rooms and the bath tube itself is classic/nostalgic. All is lovely, as much as the vividness of the imagination...

A great job and service you've done!
Tenkamchi-Sama's avatar
Seriously. I couldn't have said it any better.

you really found great words!
Thriem's avatar
Thank you - I always try to provide as much objective feedback as possible and it take quit a bit effort and it makes me happy that there are some who appreciate it :)

Tank you :3
tenshinosoranouta's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Really cute! I like this concept and how you presented it. Nice coloring as well as very good attention to detail, like in the wallpaper and between the tiles on the floor.

My only comments would be to double check the toes on the front leg as they look like one toe is missing and slightly large and round, and maybe lower the nose to elongate the face a little more. You could also pull the jaw in a bit or put the head back further as the distance from neck to chin seems a tad too long. My eye is drawn right to the center, but stays there. Could just be me but, maybe try adding something with a similar brightness to his skin near the cat or something to create more of a sense of movement both in and around the tub? Those would be my only few suggestions.

I always wanted to have a bath overflowing with bubbles but now it would be only me having to clean it up XD Overall, really well done! Hope this helps a little.
JennaleeAuclair's avatar
Thank you very much for the critique! It was perfect and just what I needed. I have noticed that with the foot as well but I brushed it aside when I was painting it and forgot about it! That's something I will edit in the future.

I hadn't however notices the distance of the chin from the neck and such. That is why critiques are so great. I'll also likely be adjusting that in the future. Thank you for the criticism and kind words.
Kaivris's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

The first thing that struck me with this piece was the creative idea. I love the idea of a bathtub, a confined place that becomes a world, like our own mind.

I like the details around the tub as well, but I found they took away from the piece as a whole, because they're distracting from the 'world of imagination' inside the tub. A more simplified background might have worked better, or a difference in saturation of colour between the tub and floor to draw more attention to the tub.

Overall, the impact of this piece is wonderful! Nice work!
JennaleeAuclair's avatar
Hmm yes I have gotten that from a friend of mine as well, about the background. I was really tossing the idea of the background back and forth for a while. I can definitely see where you're coming from and it might be something I would adjust in the future. For now I think I will take a break from looking at it and I'll come back to it perhaps knowing where to go from there?

Thank you very much for your critique!
Silver-Dew-Drop's avatar

This is just lovely and charming. :D I love it! :clap:

MagicSpyglass's avatar
This piece reminds me so much about my own imagination!
renz5070's avatar
 "Just because something is imaginary doesn't mean it is not real." :) (Smile)  Imaginationland South Park

"I... Um... because I think... they are real. It's all real. Think about it. Haven't Luke Skywalker and Santa Claus affected your lives more than most real people in this room? 

I mean, whether Jesus is real or not, he... he's had a bigger impact on the world than any of us have. 
And the same could be said of Bugs Bunny and, a-and Superman and Harry Potter. Oops! 

They've changed my life, changed the way I act on the Earth. Doesn't that make them kind of "real."? 
They might be imaginary, but, but they're more important than most of us here. And they're all gonna be around long after we're dead. 

So in a way, those things are more realer than any of us."Heart
Hug Huggle! Hug Hug Huggle! Hug 
 Imaginationland South Park.…
mister-eeg's avatar
This lovely piece reminded me of my childhood when I used to cover my face with a small bucket, pretending it's a diving helmet. Then, I would pretend I'm on a mission underwater.
painternook's avatar
Truly inspiring work :)
Sereida-Arts's avatar
Really amazing! Love all the details!
Hi there, 

this work is amazing; I truly liked the concept. I am using it on my blog, so if you don't want please let me know. ;-)
This image is full of life...<3
MYPeanutGallery's avatar
Congratulations! This is a charming work of at!
LovelyLittleLemon's avatar
Do you sell this one on your society6?
lordzavulon666's avatar
Great piece. Definitely can relate to this. :D :winner:
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yummmy's avatar
I think the criticism is just one opinion. For example, face and toes - awesome. Secondly, the details around the bathtub are what makes this picture whimsical. This is something that I would think about properly as a child. I would take into account every little element of this illustration because there is no doubt that the devil is in the details. As an artist, you did an unbelievable job and you should keep going. 

In my humble opinion, it is the details in this piece surrounding the bathtub as well as the tub itself, that breaks through the confines of what is normal and into the realm of imagination. Would Harry Potter have worked without all the details? Of course not. 

I wish I could do what you do - you should never stop doing this kind of stuff, unless it makes you unhappy. Good job. I applaud you.
tabu123's avatar
This is really creative and I dig the colors and style of this. nicely done :D
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