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I think I've come to the point where anything I do to this now ends up making things worse... :faint: I made this as a personal challenge to tackle colors and landscapes, but somewhere through the screen changes I reaaaally messed up the colors so now it's just painful to stare at it hahaha.... ;; Though I will add that I think the time and effort spent through the struggles was a worthy experience! Still got so much to learn! Hopefully I can make more challenge pieces like this to intentionally push my boundaries in the future. :)


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ipmaster Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sympathize with you on the screen changes. My two computers have monitors that display color differently, and it drives me nuts sometimes. But if you did not mention that you messed up the colors, I would never have noticed anything off--if that makes you feel any better XD I do like how vivid this is.
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noisybubbles Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Definitely take this as good experience mate...you should not be so hard on yourself :D This piece certainly grabbed my attention amongst your gallery. I really like the vividness of the colours in the foreground, which really stand out amongst the blues of the rest of the piece. It is as though we are at the edge of the great beyond that is the ocean, and we are watching the manta rays begin their journeys to wherever the water takes them. The rays themselves add an extra interest point in this piece as well - the background would've been a bit too empty otherwise.

Awesome. Favourited :+fav:
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ruina Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for the generous comment! :D
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noisybubbles Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Not a problem mate :D
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xxItahzuxx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
really it does not seem so bad as you say but then again im optimesstic i do love the display of cool yet bright colors, well i hope when you finish your next artwork you will for more excited than i am right now :P
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ruina Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! I'm almost always unhappy about something in each of my works, but am glad that I recognize what bugs me so that I can focus on improving those points, so it's not a bad thing.
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xxItahzuxx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
lol yeah totally not a bad thing, but with full front honesty since i can see what detail and effort you put to your work ill always like it because the time and dedication you put into it and can be inpirational as well XD again Mad props Ruina-sama!!
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imaginary-ang3l Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your vibrant colours! Um...in terms of composition, I think you could've done better. Maybe make the foreground bigger, or add more contrast in the background because I feel like there's too much negative space in the middle.
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ruina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
YES! THANK YOU FOR POINTING OUT MY WEAKNESS!! I've always felt that composition (among other things) was one of my weakest points so I really appreciate you giving me pointers in this area! *___* Heck I didn't know for sure what "negative space" was until you just mentioned it and I finally looked it up. /fail I'll be sure to keep what you suggested in mind for my coming pieces! :hug:
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imaginary-ang3l Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad my advice helped :XD:
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WhiteInk-iMAGiNE Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't notice anything wrong with this picture! It's completely amazing in evry way possible! <3 :D
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ruina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
Wow, thank you! I'm glad you like it so much! I will always find faults with my pieces though, which isn't a bad thing, so long as I think about how to improve on them next time. ;)
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Gisux Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! seems like he was right there
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ruina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! :3
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Shadilyn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
O_O It's so beautiful Bey~ <3 The colors are gorgeous. You're really good at this dreamy sea/sky stuff :D
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ruina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
Probably because my mind is never grounded in the real world lmao j/k 8D;; For the sea though, I've always loved marine life and photos/paintings depicting them since I was in grade school, so that's certainly an inspiration I've carried through my years. :heart:
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AkaiChan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nooooooooooo I LOVE IT! its so pretty!
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ruina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
Kari~~~~ thankiesss ;v; :hug:
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Mizu-Hoseki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
it's beautiful!!!! and just so you know I like the colors! it makes me think of all those underwater ocean pics that divers take.
-does a double thumbs up-
you did great!
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ruina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
I was really worried about the colors after I switched screens (I was traveling... Dx ) and it really threw me off... so thank you! ;A; I've always had this fascination with marine life and tropical forests and their beautiful colors, so I'm glad to hear it reminded you of the ocean! :hug:
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Mizu-Hoseki Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
-hugs back-
your very welcome!
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