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June 30, 2009
Shining Moon, Mystic Island by =JJCheddar77 "is a great wallpaper, the detail in this piece is superb and really shows off her talent with Photoshop. I am very impressed and using this myself now.'
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Shining Moon, Mystic Island

Shining Moon of the Mystic Island

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sparkpenguin's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

this won me over as a beautiful scene i wish i could actually experience. i love it, and use it. but this is a crit, so here we go.

i think all of the elements of this come together well, except for the stars. the stars are heartbreaking. they just end too abruptly. i'm not saying that stars always extend to the horizon, because they don't (especially in today's world) but the way they "wrap" around the moon is cumbersome to me. i can clearly see the intent was not to disturb the moon or the glow, but that could have easily been done with stars either less bright (to make the layer cutoff not so obvious) or simply hand-made stars placed yourself. they follow the outer contour of the moon closely enough to look extremely deliberate.

the moon could also look a little more spherical than a flat crescent, but that would be easy to let go without the other star problem in the sky. it would've made it seem more a style move to me than a critical concern.

the water and flora however, especially the island concept, all came together extremely well and in that aspect i think this is a swish. i'll enjoy looking at it.
JJCheddar77's avatar
I agree with you!
Thanks so much for the feedback!
I noticed some of this yesterday as well.
I would have fixed it, but stupid me flattened my layers, and now I can't. :no:
I'm really glad, and I'll definitely take your suggestions into consideration next time I do something like this!
sparkpenguin's avatar
my heart goes out to you for that unfortunate event. i've done that to myself only a handful of times and it's always as devastating as the first!

it doesn't take away the fact that this image is the last light in the house after i go to bed (before my monitor shuts itself off.) :D
JJCheddar77's avatar
Aww, thanks!
That really means a lot to me!
MachinesBleedToo's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

I really do love the choice of colour, the monotone works really well, but I do have an issue with how 2D it looks. I believe it's how the grass seems to disappear at the edges- it looks like an island in that regard but the way the moon disappears behind it doesn't look quite realistic. Perhaps extending the edges would give it a more realistic feel.

I also think perhaps at the base of the moon the cloud should be a bit more apparent in front of it and perhaps have a little bit of the sky from behind the clouds around the moon showing through- glint of stars etc.

That's all that I can really think of. I hope this helps and made sense! <img src="…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart" />
JJCheddar77's avatar
Thanks so much for your words!
Although, I have to say, this is quite old, so I've learned since then, and I wasn't really going for realism here.
Thanks again!
It really means a lot that you took the time to critique, and I'll take your suggestions into consideration next time I do something like this.
MachinesBleedToo's avatar
Anytime! :] Glad I could be of assistance.
LeahCK's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

The bright moon against the dark background really caught my attention. The water is beautifully done, reflecting the light of the moon so nicely. You really get the feeling if you are on top of the world in this piece. Or at least on a very tall mountain or plateau. ^^

I really like the grass and the tree. Very well done. Having a couple leaves swaying in the wind was a good idea to fill up the space there. The stars are very tastefully done as well. Not too bright so they don't out power the moon.

I think this is a really great piece, I'll put up as my background right now! Beautiful job! <img class="avatar" src="…" alt=":icongdjobplz:" title="gdjobplz"/>
JJCheddar77's avatar
Thank you so much for such thoughtful comments!
I'm really glad you liked it!
LeahCK's avatar
You're welcome! :aww:
BlueMoonScorpio's avatar
I would love to be there with my boyfriend right now. If only it were real...:heart:
serenitywing's avatar
This is beautiful! I hope you don't mind if I use it for the background on a YouTube video? I will of course credit you and link back in the description!
syubidup's avatar
Can i use your picture for a proverb, please?
I wont forget to give the credit that you are the drawer. 


JJCheddar77's avatar
Sure, sorry for my late response. :) :heart:
syubidup's avatar
i mean for anything that makes life more spirited xD
im so excited when i saw your drawing.

it gives me many inspiration.

I love the mystic vibe,almost vision likei
minecraftandsuju's avatar
Can i use your Picture for my fanfic on another website, i will tell that you drew it and i will give credit to you!
minecraftandsuju's avatar
Do you want a link to the story?
BTW theres swearing and violence in it soooooo if you are under the age of 15 or something ask your parents before you view it annnd im not the best writer... but still its going a bit good soo far!
JJCheddar77's avatar
Ahaha, sure. I think I'll be alright. ;)
karissathein's avatar
The contrast of dark and light work perfectly in this piece of work. I definitely love the nature and the mystic-ness of the night portrayed here.
JJCheddar77's avatar
Thanks so much. :) :heart:
This is a beautiful work!!
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