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Shimshims

Moonshimmer
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Artist // Varied
  • Oct 19
  • Australia
  • Deviant for 13 years
  • She / Her
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Current Residence: Australia
Personal Quote: Truth, alas, is the most unbelievable thing. Let me go into the unbelievable.

Favourite Movies
The Lion King
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, NCIS, Hustle, Sherlock, Life on Mars
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Brendan James
Favourite Writers
P.G. Wodehouse, Edward Albee
Tools of the Trade
Adobe PhotoShop CS4 & Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
Other Interests
Photo-manipulating, Photography, Creative Writing

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Comments

:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

YOU DID THIS ALL BY YOURSELF?

I was going to ask where you managed to find such an incredible dragon to manipulate, but then I read your comments and saw how hard you've worked on this to get it into a dragon D8

It is so delicate and glamorous <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt="=D" title="=D (Big Grin)" />

The sky, the dragon and the water all compliment each other beautifully with the shadows, light and colour. You really have a talent for direction, too.

The only things I can nitpick on are:

1) The end [layer] of the tail. The last part after it goes behind the dragon? Anyway, I think it should be moved up a few millimeters, as the angle the tail starts off at before vanishing behind the body goes upwards a fair bit, and then the tail is seen travelling at a starkly different angle on the way back down. Unless the tail was super bendy and could twist close to a 90* angle, it shouldn't happen. At least, I think that is how it should look <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/h/h…" width="15" height="15" alt=":hmm:" title="hmm" />

2) Again the end of the tail, but it is a lighting thing. The rest of the dragon is sort of sparkly with the back-lighting, but there is a muted section between the tip and the last bend; which is a shame, in my view. I understand it being darker and less glitzy than the main part of the dragon so to not distract the viewer, but it seems a little too dull. The very tip is perfect, I don't know quite what you did to get the effect but it looks.. perfect, and I think if then muted part of the tail had a similar -or slightly less, effect as the tip- it would look perfect.

Anyway, I hope that made sense and helped you
<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/m/m…" width="15" height="15" alt=":meow:" title="Meow :3" />

Amazing!

<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/h/h…" width="15" height="13" alt=":heart:" title="Heart" /> ~ Shimmer
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow, what a stunning image!

I love how the colours all seem to compliment each other; the pink of the dress with the fiery and dusky leaves of the trees, and the link between the muted colours of the horse, river and sky. The direction and perspective is executed very well with the aid of that gorgeous river. The horses anatomy is wonderful, with the muscles and bone structure well on par.

The only thing I can nitpick about is the anatomy of the girl. I think that first of all, her legs should have been a bit longer. To me, her back looks a little strange, and from looking at it for a while I think it is her neck and, uh, the way the dress falls on her derriere. I'm not sure about how you could fix the latter; maybe a few more folds and shadows? The neck, or just behind the top of the head, or that lighter patch of pink, looks a little large for the dainty miss, and I feel it could be rectified by putting some the background on top. Last of the nitpicks is her arm; it appears to be very wide at the top, and tapers down to a very slender wrist and hand.
Oh, and I just realised the bridge has no shadow; looking at the trees, there should be one going roughly 7 o' clock. That's all I could muster for con-crit.

Some things I absolutely love are the little details, like the reflection of the grass in the water and the curly bits on the mane. They make my heart flutter in a fan-girl sort of way.

All in all, a very well composed image and brilliantly executed.
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Shimshims commented on Illyria by Shimshims
Thank you Eaglee!

Yes, the blending is a little choppy-- I always fail at hooves. Cut out the original grass? Woman! You're a genius :hug: The tail was so ugly I just started erasing it in big strokes-- the original idea was to have it on the ground, like you mentioned, but it didn't really look or sit right. Terms of technique, that was.

Shadow? Can you tell me where the light is coming from? That was where I stumbled, and was like "Heck.. UPLOAD TIEM."

Thank you again for the crit =D
Illyria
Shimshims commented on Shimshims's profile
Hey! What a lovely surprise. Where did we know each other? It's been a few years and the cobwebs have gathered I'm afraid!
lovely work! thanks for sharing!
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