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After a year of doing almost nothing for my art, I finally got back on the road! :D

This small drawing came into being yesterday night. Took me few hours today to finish it. I still consider myself new in Acryl, because there are so many things I do wrong and even more things I cannot do at all! =] For example details and smooth straight lines are things that still needs a lot of my practice and patience. Nevertheless I got surprised how well it turned out after an eternity of not drawing anything. 
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To start off with, the piece's bright colours immediately call to the eye's attention. The image in your imagination has been well captured here, and although the detail in the image isn't always there - the house in particular; it's outline is a little uncertain - other parts show good use of both the paint and brush.

The use of spattering colours has worked very well in adding to the dreamy, storybook style of the painting. Also, the combination of the daylight-coloured grass and the night sky, separated perfectly by the house and its black colour.

One detail of the image I particularly love is the lines of their colour suspending them from the clouds. The technique here really stands out from other traditional works around similar themes I've seen.

Just something to note as an artist - this piece caught my eye, but didn't really stand out, in my opinion. When I first began writing this critique, I found lots of points I thought you could work on, but the more I have looked at it, it really has grown on me. I now find myself tripping up on my words in wondering how to tell you every part of the image I like without repeating myself; so I'll let you know that overall, I enjoyed this piece, but if I were to give you a point to improve on, I'd say to give the piece a greater impact, so that a viewer wouldn't have to look at it for a few minutes before really liking it - make it more of an instant favourite. I'd also improve on the picture by making the outline of the house clearer, sharper. Otherwise, this image is wonderful!
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ghostwheel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
a lot of time :) great new work very inspiring me :)
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aRs-nOVa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Niiice!
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SileceneAlethea Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love your painting style. Very pretty and well done. I find it very appealing. Your choice of colors is very nice as well. Love how you painted the stars, makes a very interesting concept.
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ClipItsWings Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) love the colors & the light on the hill. Also, the inky black that appears to be in antigravity on the edge of the hill is awesome
and no worries, straight lines can be really hard in acrylic ^ ^ rulers and tape can help with that. maybe a tiny brush would be beneficial too if you want to make smaller details
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Saraty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, tiny brush would have been an advantage there... :) Unfortunately back then, when I was painting it, I had a wrong one in my hands :D
I never tried ruler however, but that sounds like an awesome idea. Thank You! :)
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ClipItsWings Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D well, now you know
^ ^ i hope it works to your advantage if you ever need it
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Saraty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
theres only one way to find out... ;)
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ClipItsWings Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D i hope you can figure out a use for it soon, i'd love to see how it works out for you
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Saraty Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your are sweet... :aww:
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ClipItsWings Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
It's got a whimiscal quality, it could be in a kid's storybook. Some shadows on the moon from where the cloud covers it would be nice, but that's a small thing.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
It's got a whimiscal quality, it could be in a kid's storybook. Some shadows on the moon from where the cloud covers it would be nice, but that's a small thing.
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Fishy0127 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
The colors you used in this are beautiful and it's extremely detailed. Great job :) :heart:
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theemptywindow Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
It's very cute. You chose your palette well.
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hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really love your color choices for this. I like the speckles of paint to add some more texture or something to the painting and the way you've painted the clouds is great.
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Nuimwolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I adore how you've coloured the grass here! It looks like if you touched it, it would feel like moss..?
And it looks so green and lush <3 Also love the detail in the sky here ^^
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Kaydreamer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just want to go running through this scene. Everything looks so soft, I love all the little lights and pieces of detail across the canvas. It's got a real storybook feel to it, the grass looks like I could curl up and go to sleep in it. ;P
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doodlescribble Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the clouds, as well as the stars in this one! And your use of color really brings out the best in this piece :) Great work :)
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NadiasPortfolio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is just fantastic!! I wouldn't change a thing. :heart:
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annsquare Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty :heart: I love the clouds and the different colors, it creates a mysterious feel to it ^^
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KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your use of color here is just amazing i love seeing traditional painting in action
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strawberryspider Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I should be seeing your work in real life - I'm sure it would show its true expression then. but nevertheless this is gorgeous!
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little-wild-one Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
The grass and the sky are beautiful, I like the cartoon style :D
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Zinny-chan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really pretty =3
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