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Ocean by Scharle Ocean by Scharle
Today I was in the mood to draw something I hadn't tried before. An ocean scape. What do you think?

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:iconstormstardragon:
To start off, I absolutely love the way you handled the water! The split-scene of underwater and above-water is difficult to get right, and I think you nailed it. There’s a good balance between lighting and shading, while also staying true to the rippled / organic flow of the water. I can appreciate the contrast between the sky and the wave as well – it can be hard to get two blue hues to stand out as different entities without turning one too greenish or purplish.

I feel like the ocean floor could benefit from some seaweed, coral, stones, or another indicator of depth. Currently, the only real implication as to how far the sand goes back is the fish, and perhaps the small dunes. Aside from the establishment of depth, without any kind of life or artifact on the sea floor, it appears rather barren and lifeless. For composition, I would suggest some kind of stone/coral cluster closely behind the leaders of the school of fish so they have a reason to arc to the right (their left) as they’re swimming, and add some items in the mid-ground and far distance to the left of the turtle.

The texturing on the turtle’s shell and attention to the patterning on its skin helps tie it into the scene, but I feel like the fish closest to us are missing some detail. Perhaps some quick randomized dots with a soft brush would help give the implication of scales? Currently they appear incredibly slick, almost seal-skin-like. It also looks a bit peculiar that the fish don’t have any sort of dorsal fin, but I’m not fish-savvy by any means so that could very well be accurate of the species you picked to paint.

Keep up the great work! : D
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This is a image of life underwater that makes me yearn to return to the sea. The water has a inviting feel to it and a somewhat realistic look to it. The sky is done beautifully with the the clouds looking just as believable. The only flaw I see is the sea life here. The turtle is fine as he reminds me of one I saw take to the sea once when I was a kid. The ones to his right make me wonder if it's suppose to be fish, seals, or even dolphins. So all in all I have to give this high marks as this is a beautiful picture, very well done.
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
very nice work Heart 
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:iconscharle:
Scharle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks y lot <3
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018
You're welcome!:ArizonaSunFlower:
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L-MASTER Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful :D
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 😊
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adam-ant2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
This makes me want to visit the beach so bad.
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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theJfluffy Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
Fantastic job!
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Hug 
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Robloxmaster225 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Pretty!
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Meow :3 
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Robloxmaster225 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
^^
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Angel47093 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! It looks so real! I think I can hear "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from Lilo & Stitch in my head. Nice work! Clap
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh had to google it, sweet :). I'm glad you like it, thank you so much for you comment Hug 
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Aliceshionotaku Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, I'm sorry if my english isn't good
Wow, this is incredible! When I saw it for the first time I thought it was a photo, it's amazing the little details in this drawing, It have a great valance with the shadows and lights in there, It's just so great! even if you had put seashells, seaweed or coral in the background instead of just sand, but in spite of that it's a very good job, you have a big potencial with this type of drawigs
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you english is good enough :). I appreciate so much you like it! And good advice with the saweeed/coral. I was thinking of adding some if I have the time to overwork the piece. Thank you very much Hug 
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Aliceshionotaku Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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xGothCinderella Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Student General Artist
I really thinks this looks gorgeous, in fact, when I saw it in my notifications at first I thought it was a photo! I agree fully with the critique you've gotten; amazing composition and variation between the water and the sky. The water looks absolutely beautiful! I do agree though that you could create some more depth in the water by adding some details like plants in the sand. And maybe you could've also added some more details to the top left corner of the sky too? The painting is mostly centered around the bottom right corner, which is great, the sea creatures are a good main point for the overall painting, but I feel maybe adding some more clouds or possibly a small bird or something could even the entire composition out a bit. The wave already does that slightly, pushing your attention upwards, but the top left is kind of an empty space. But aside from that it's an amazing piece; I feel a bit silly trying to give my opinion because my painting skills aren't nearly as good at this, but I still hope I offered a little bit of usefull advice haha. Keep up the good work! :heart:
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Chaja,

thank you so much for the comment and first of all it's not at all silly to give a comment no matter what your drawing skills are. Actually your advice is pretyy good!! It's true I also thought at a point of drawing that the attention of the fewer is drawn too much to the right and there should be something going on in the left part too, to make the painting more balanced. To add some birds would really solve the problem nicely :). And keep in mind that detecting 'errors' in other pieces besides practising are the first steps to get better and better yourself :)
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ArminReindl Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The water is simply beautiful. I can't express how amazing it looks. Same goes for the turtle and the sky as well as the sea floor. Only thing that could use some work in my opinion are the fish. The rather simplistic look kinda contrasts with the detail of the water in my opinion and the shapes just seem really weird, some appearing almost a bit like penguins, seals or dolphins. It's also a bit strange that they seem to swim in one line. Otherwise an amazing piece of art.
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much I appreciate you took the time to comment :). Ok I'll maybe overwork them cause a few paople pointed that out :). It helps a lot to hear such advice Meow :3 
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SansofUndertale Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!
I must say, you have a God-given talent. The sheer amount of detail that went into everything is staggering.
The water looks straight out of Moana, or heck, the actual ocean.
The colors are spot on, and the detail on the sea turtle gives it an extra flare.
This is some top notch art Ok Hand Emoji Ok Hand Emoji Ok Hand Emoji Ok Hand Emoji 
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear. I have no words, and makes me really happy to read this Hug Meow :3 
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SansofUndertale Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad it did :3
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TwilightDestinyArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This looks so beautiful! You really did a excellent job capturing the beauty of the ocean! Keep up the fantastic work!
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very happy to hear that you like it 💜. It's something different than usual... Thanks so much 😍
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TwilightDestinyArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :D (Big Grin) 
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ChrysaorIV Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dammit now I wanna go swimming
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha then you should go xD
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ChrysaorIV Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but it's cold out today! ...well, this morning anyway, maybe it'll warm up--it's been unusually hot this spring where I live
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charmedstudio Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
SCHARLE LOOK AT YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!Hug +fav 2018YupiANanEmote002 This is a heart song, an imagination opener. I love it.Love  It instructs me to look for the joy and potential of what is beneath the surface of things.
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
😻😻 I love your interpretation 💜. I'm so happy and feel honored the painting means this for you.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
Wow, wahnsinnig gut! :wow: Das Wasser sieht toll aus!
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Scharle Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dankeschön Hug 
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