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Published: October 21, 2010
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A little something in the style of way back when I was in art school. It's almost purely digital, but it's, like, very similare to the actual paintings I got going on my walls right now.

I suppose I'm using this time of still no atxs to do things like this, pushing in directions I might have pushed, had I decided to focus on different things.

The image has the theme it has because my yuyuko speed-sketch thing got a really disproportionately high amount of attention and I'm a child like that.
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exlibrisfutakomori's avatar
exlibrisfutakomori|Student Interface Designer
the tecnique in this one is rather interesting, do you start with a black canvas and start "scratching" color? I like this a lot!
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EvilTeaPot's avatar
I love the coloring here. Actually I just browsed through your gallery; it looks like you like to use very intense hues, and you use them pretty skillfully. However, your images sometimes come out flat due to a lack of value, but that doesn't always detract from the piece. This is true here (though I think you described the volume on the frog really well), and I think the texture here adds a really interesting characteristic.

The thing that bothers me is her hand. As someone mentioned before, it looks very mannish. It also seems detached from her body. I'm not sure if that's due to the fact that it's kind of abruptly cut off above the wrist, but fixing the anatomy would also help. For example, her thumb is bending way too far back and at a weird spot. Her palm also looks a bit too round.

Overall though this is a nice piece. You have a really interesting style, and it works here. You should post more art-school stuff. I love that frog, by the way.
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raocow's avatar
Wow, thank you quite a bit for taking the time to make this little analysis here! And, well, truthfully I have to agree with pretty much everything you said. Luckily those are things that I've looked into since then, especially the whole hand thing.

Thanks a lot!
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EvilTeaPot's avatar
You're very welcome. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork.
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EvilLovecraft|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool Style and nicely done texture
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RadioRaptor's avatar
⑨ and the frog! Very nice!
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Chaos325's avatar
This whole Touhou thing started when you played Super Marisa World! It can no longer be contained!
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Chrishankhah|Hobbyist General Artist
Lower thine guard and thou'rt letting the enemy in!
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shippofan12|Student Traditional Artist
the frog is the most epic ive ever seen, lol! the whole thing is wonderful!
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CousinTed's avatar
The eye and nose, combined with the crystallized effect on the frog gives me a serious Picasso impression.

Love the technique you used on the colouring/brushwork. Gives it a real chalk pastel feel.
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SwerveStar|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks pretty cool, yar. AndI don't mean that as a pun towards the frozen frog.
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Qt75Rx1's avatar
The detail on the frog and the translucency of the ice is very well-done, by the way. I like the way you draw non-ATXS-styled faces too.
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Qt75Rx1's avatar
do you do literally nothing but sit and think about touhou all the time nowadays? should we cancel atxs and do a touhou doujinshi?
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JoeyJoeJoeJrShabbadu's avatar
That would actually be pretty awesome, except for the part about cancelling ATXS.
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raocow's avatar
Hey! There is my reasoning right in the description!

To be more detailed, I started at the idea 'well, I should do something today for dA. Let's combine both of the misc drawings!' and somehow it morphed into this. It actually took me a while to get started because I couldn't think of a neat imagery.
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DavyBones4|Student Digital Artist
I really like how you drew the Frog, Its pretty...dare I say... Cool.
Oh me and my bad puns, but anyway, yay for Cirno!
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infamous-dw's avatar
Cirno would be proud :)
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somahiru|Student General Artist
oh wow, you seriously have a lot of talent, raocow :)
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DanieluYoshikoto|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow This also looks good.
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PixelHead777's avatar
Oh, while I'm thinking about it, those are rather manly hands.
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krisu0100's avatar
I agree too.
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raocow's avatar
Yup, and I know why (lots of texture of them, which doesn't go well with smaller proportions I've realised)
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PixelHead777's avatar
Ah, I see. Also I think part of it might be the more rounded fingertips.
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PixelHead777's avatar
Oh man... that frog is... jesus, that frog must be cold. >w<
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