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Art Trade with Sammacha by PetalRain Art Trade with Sammacha by PetalRain
An art trade with :iconsammacha: which is of her OC
We took months to do this, yay!
I trained long and hard to draw wings...I'm pretty pleased with how they came out! I hope you are too, sammacha :D
I used water-color pencil and the hues turned out vibrantly, I feel

Other half of the art trade: [link]
Please check it out because it's extremely gorgeous and deserves much more recognition.
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PhantomPhoenick Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
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sammacha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!! Thank you! xD
I think that you did a great job on the shape of the face and it fits your style very well. Great job on the nose and the lips which people including me often draw skewed or just plain odd, lol.
Also the wings decent. They are hard to draw in general as people get tired of the repetitiveness and give up xD. the shape is right going short to long and thicker feathers so good job there.
Lol I would point out that here I seem to have a very long neck xD
Also try to move the wings back a little bit so that they are closer to where the shoulder blades would be (the characters left wing seems almost in the middle of the back O-o )
Vibrant color is also very nice and I like them here.
Ooo lets link our pics to each other too! yes? :o
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PetalRain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YUSH LINK'EM
Thanks so much! This helped a lot!
I don't know what's with my necks, they're either too short or long xD
Just to make sure, do you think my style solidly looks semirealistic?
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sammacha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and thanks for doing it.
Maybe you should draw 2 necks a long one and a short one then split the difference xD
Yep I think you stray towards that style indeed
LINKED! :D
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PetalRain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay thank you again! LINKED!
LMAO, it seems that for our critiques, they are much more composed of pointing out what we did amazing on more than actual criticisms xDDDDD But they're all very meaningful. Sammacha, it is always a pleasure to read you critiques :D
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sammacha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well for me, when I right mine, its always great to highlight what the person did well and what they can improve on. If you write a wall of crit then its like you only looked for flaws which, to me is not what art is about. It's about creativity and enjoyment.
What you want is to know what you did well and did not. Improve where you really need to and leave whats good alone. When you can improve one thing, for you lets say the neck and wing placement then the whole image will be better. After you do that then you can focus on something else that your not as happy with and again it will improve. While it is important to focus on the picture as a whole, to focus on the parts that stand out the most as "bad" and make them good will greatly benefit you. As you do this the whole picture will look good.
If I just said, "your proportions are incorrect" then its as if the entire image is whack. What is wrong, where is the problem? how do you make it better?
Those small details always improve your work and it can always be improved no matter how good you are. Perfection is what we strive for but its non existent in nature itself.
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PetalRain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are absolutely right. It's sad how lots of people treat the arts like something just as an attempt to "get everything flawless as possible." But that ruins the fun and appreciation, of course.

It's safe to say that I'm in love with you art :heart:
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sammacha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. Just because it isnt perfect doesnt mean its crap. What is perfect anyways? blehlehlehleh
lol thank you xD <3
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PetalRain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! People can't seem to distinguish between perfect and outstanding. Even if we can't get perfect, we can still achieve outstanding which really does have that many pros...
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sammacha Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... while I do pick at my own work all the time I do appreciate how I have improved and what I can improve on. Its why comments are much more appreciated then favs....

lol and thanks. I'm always happy to know people like my work. I'm a fan or your hard work and wanting to improve on your flaws. That is the sign of a truly great artist imo
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PetalRain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here! In fact, faves without comments really really irritate me. There's no meaning to it. Faves without comments merely become a complete nuisance to my inbox.

And you are right again. That second part was very touching and I deeply appreciate it. You are truly a model artist.
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octive Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your style of drawing it looks good, keep up the good work!
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