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Merboy

By Ploopie
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Tools: PaintTool Sai, Wacom Intuos 4
Time: 50hours+

Happy Birthday ~mournia :heart:

I had many "complaints" I don't do many coloured artworks and my cute little children anymore so.. here! :XD:
Took me forever >.<

Hope you like him, we have enough of salt water :(

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He's so adorable and the details you did on him are awesome. I like how the expression has came out and the colors that you did on him are beautiful and amazing. The Seychelles that you draw them on the sand they look so beautiful and adorable. I cannot stop watching this picture, it's so full of details and it's done so professional that I cannot simply believe how did you do that. With that rabbit teeth that he has and huge cute adorable eyes he really makes me to watch more and more, I don't know what should I say anymore accept he's so cute. If Ariel from the movie little mermaid is here she will adopted him right away. He looks so cute and beautiful. Great work on this, can't wait to see more artwork from you on DA world.
He looks so wonderful that I have a wish to kiss him and hug him.
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Thank you for taking you time to critique this and thank you so much for all your kind words! :heart:
Username-91's avatar
You're welcome and I love you're artwork.
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I'm really glad you do! :hug:
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Okies! First time critiqueing, I hope I do a good job~
So, I think this is overall very effective, because the concept simple, yet it works, because it's been so well executed. The colouring is absolutely superb, the colours chosen go together well and make him stand out to the dark background of the sea, which, I might add is well thought out (little bubbles and the little wavy plants that help add to a general light and playful feeling). It's very detailed, and it gives a semi-realistic feel that I just love about your works. The general gradient effect and light rays shining through creates the light atmosphere as well and helps hold together the general mood of the piece. I love the way you've used bubbles as balloons, it's a very original idea, and super cute! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>

One thing I would probably say, would be just to make sure the lighting is totally consistent (in some places, they don't altogether add up). Some might also argue that a more dynamic pose would make this piece more engaging, though I think it still looks great nevertheless.

(oh, and lol.. not sure exactly what vision is supposed to mean, so you can disregard that star, I guess <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/a/a…" width="19" height="19" alt="^^;" title="Sweating a little..."/>)
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Thank you so much for all you kind words, I'm glad you took time to critique this, very appreciated! :heart:
I know what you are talking about regarding the light, I was not really sure what I wanted and well, it ended up all over the place :)
I still wanted it to look abit cartoonish and yeah it became 3d ish and to be honest sometimes I have no clue what I am doing :XD:
Melmee's avatar
aww of course! You're very welcome :glomp:
haha it's not that bad! Just a teeny bit out of place in some areas XD
you kidding? It's brilliant! I think the 3d-ness is a very nice touch to the cartooniness- it's something lots of people don't combine but it's so you! :la:
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hes sooo adorable the detail is awesome on the merboy and i love his balloon i love the bubbles as well they look so real. the shading is amazing you did really well ^_^
i would say that the back ground looks a bit dull i love the shadowy fish but i feel like its missing something but not really too sure what lol as something too big could ruin the effect.
but its sooo good i love the rays of light going through the sea the effect is awesome and that it goes from light at the top to dark at the bottom well done you did great making it so lifelike ^_^
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Thank you very much for you kind words! :heart:
I know what you mean with the background, originally it was just the water and the bubbles but in the last minute I added abit more cause it was just too boring :XD:
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thats ok ^_^ its awesome ^_^ and the background is wayy better then i could ever do lol it just looks a bit empty ^_^ x
Me2Smart4U's avatar
This are AWESOME :headbang:
they kind of remind me of the "Garbage Pail Kids"
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Thanks, glad you liked it! :D
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Interesting and nice drawing ! Congratulations !
Laughe's avatar
All beautifully rendered and with Paint Tool SAI? Amazing job!
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Thank you very much, glad you liked it! :huggle:
And yes indeed with EPTS, love that program! :la:
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