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Hellusination's avatar
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OH MY GOOOOSHHHH

this is adorable and superbly gorgeous!!!

I personally adore the textures and I like the dull colors because it brings out the "evening/early morning" look, as well as the drearyness of a winter's eve/morn and enhances the warm glow from the homes/shops, they look rather inviting and i'm cold just looking down this street! I applaud your work! not to mention the slight blur of the far off houses is commendable! The small details also set off more flags for the viewer to explore, such as the small bell at the shop entrance, the little owls in the cart awaiting movement or purchase, and even the stoops of the houses slightly raising from the snow, the dim lights that offer no protection as the last (or first?) rays of sun approach.. The style is so excellent and well thought out that it really makes me feel like this is a still shot from a gorgeous cartoon that I'd love to see! My favorite thing in all this though, is the whimsical twist of the street sign! It just has that HP flair we all know and love. Like the twist of a well crafted wand or the crook of a well used broom. Truly exuberant.
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I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. So thank you very much for making this artwork in the first place.
The light inside the buildings give me a warm feeling, and I like it that you even worked on the smallest details like the texture of the wood, and the cat staring at us through the window. You also chose different shades and colors for the wood which makes the drawing more interesting.
You can see this is Hogsmeade by the carriage filled with owls. Also, the area in the far back is a bit misty. Which is good. It gives me the feeling of winter.
The variety of colors really complete the drawing. This is just perfect. There isn't anything wrong about it to me, and I'm not kidding. 10/10.
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I enjoy the feeling this piece creates for me. Nostalgia is there, but you have also captured the essence of warmth and hope against a potentially hostile environment.
I could easily see myself here, shrugging a heavy coat more comfortably across my back. The sun disappears as I head for a haven where friends and family await. A respite from the world. That it is Hogsmead lends to this illusion as we all know how much darker this poor village becomes in the later novels. This is how I could imagine Hogsmead before the coming storm.
I think the style you have is expressive in its simplicity, and I understand how long it can take to create this type of depth using colour. Very well done.
This piece does not need further embellishment, it would make it unneccessarily complex. You have detail where it is required, in the welcoming house in the foreground and the owl cart.
I enjoy your interpretation of the village as well, old fashioned houses but with the wide rounded windows, it creates a unique type of architecture which mixes a lot of old favourites together to create a sense of familiarity.
There is always room for improvement, however in this case you must take from this piece your own desire to improve, for I find it hard to offer suggestions. You drew in my eye, the piece has flow and the colour is exquisite. What more could you want from art.
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Uh, I'm a giant Harry Potter fan! I knew this was Hogsmeade before I even scrolled down to see the title. What an awesome piece! And yes, I'm super bias on this one. However, I do think you did a fantastic job with the feeling of light and distance. You also delivered a wonderful balance in the temperature of your color palatte. I have always been a fan of orange and blue together in a piece. Which one of the Harry Potter books is your favorite? I think mine is Half Blood Prince, but it's so hard to commit, lol! Great work!
Nieris's avatar
Thank you so much!
Yes its Half Blood prince :DDD 
brokeman29's avatar
Such a good book! I'm about to post some Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings fan art in a few days!
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Such a good book! I have some Harry Potter meets Lord of the RIngs fan art I'm gonna be posting in the next few days!
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Well if I had to be honest the texture and the colors could be a whole lot better.The colors are really bland and dull.The texture is again plain and too plain.Now please don't take offense it's just what I think.I really wish you the best and successful art and I hope that this isn't rude or offensive to anyone I hope that you will get a lot better as you go along with the years.You can always go step by step don't be in such a rush after all, the best artist must take time to become even greater.You are still a fantastic person don't doubt that and I hope this gives you courage.I also hope that this does not tear your confidence down i'm just simply here to give you advice and courage so I wish you the best of luck.
CitySpacer's avatar
i personally think you could have included how you'd improve the piece, if it were yours.
Summer-Rose-Ruby's avatar
Thanks for the tip! I'll make sure to do that next time
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Thanks happy you agree
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I think the textures are good for her style, i would change  the Technique to 4 stars :P or at least 3.5
Summer-Rose-Ruby's avatar
Also sorry for saying plain a lot it was not intended 
ABMillustration's avatar

Beautiful, fluffy snow.

DEXXXAAA's avatar
GREAT WORK ! KEEP UP WITH GOOD WORK ! :)
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This is gorgeous!
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Man I remember seeing this place at Disneyland.

Great times.
Capn-Demark's avatar
I disagree with previous critique in that the colors look just fine. Not all pieces are meant to be exceedingly vibrant. I do, however, think the textures need a bit more. It feels unfinished as of this point in the process. Good content. Good composition. 
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