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Blooming II

By TysonTan
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Project: Krita, free and open-source digital painting software krita.org/
Character: Kiki the Cyber Squirrel, the mascot of Krita
Kiki is drawing in the greens by a lake.

Kind of the full version of this one below, I think:
Blooming by TysonTan

Kiki the Cyber Squirrel is the mascot I created for the free and open source digital painting app, Krita. This picture was created using Krita.
krita.org/item/krita-2-9-beta-… (<-Krita 2.9 beta2 is ready, try it out!
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RoseKnightHobbyist General Artist
: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-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

There isn't much more to compliment on, considering that was already taken by the other two critics. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/let…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="395" title=":P (Lick)"/>

So I'm gonna be that guy, because I feel it helps good artists be better by looking a such a good piece for any flaws . And boy did it take me a while. Almost nothing looks out of place. Except when you focus on the water. And while the water looks water like, to me, you're missing two things.

The first has to do with the ripples around the feet, and the flow of water.
If its a still pond, you would see any ripples that disrupt the surface, and to me, looks like the character just put her feet in and held them perfectly still. While, from what I've seen, lots of people kick around, or move their feet a lot. Even if just to kick around the water to feel the coolness. The exception would be if there was a flow of water, and then we should see the rippling across shallow debris more so than of the feet.

The second thing that's look missing to me, With all the light you have, the water has no reflections, And there is A LOT to reflect, look at that foliage man. I mean, look at it all, soo much beautiful foliage not reflected.

In the grand scheme of things? Not to big of things, nobody seems to have noticed, and again. I was digging.
Cute piece though.
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TysonTanProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for the review. I think you can't be completely still so there is going to be some ripples. And the water is obviously reflecting the sky color, strongly. But if it reflects everything, they will compete with the character and other places that I wanted them to be the focal point.
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I can see that. It may in fact detract from the main piece.
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

the use of solar rays add a nice touch to the painting and brightens up the mood, your character is a color that simply blends in with her surroundings, but it is the sheer amount of detail that really gets to me. each and every flower was done skillfully, the solar radiance enhances the tone of the painting, yet doesn't distract from it. the ripples in the water were done well accurately to what i would expect to see in a real body of water. i also appreciate the translucency of the water in the foreground and how it shows the green bottom of the body of water's floor. the background water was also masterfully crafted, with the surface reflecting the sunlight and the mountain range, albeit i noticed the leftmost mountain doesn't have a reflection. the foreground grass gives even more life to the picture. your character is both stunning and creative, especially her hand. it is really difficult to the hands done right the bulb-tails gives the impression of plant, but she definitely has humanistic characteristics. you put a lot of dedication and time in order to create something i can pretty much call a masterpiece. just work on adding reflections for every mountain over water.
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TysonTanProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for the review! Yes, I tried to paint the background with detail while still keep the character focused. I used differences in contrast, saturation and detail to make it happen. I looked up encyclopedia for plants to bring in variation to flower shapes. The water was a new challenge to me since I never touched that realm. It took me days to get it right, but I know it can still be improved further. I'm glad you noticed all the effort I put in to realize this picture! I hope in the future I can draw things even better than this! And also, I hope you see you around! :)
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Dalon2Professional Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Absolutely adorable. Everything about it is stunning. The character design is so precious and cute. The colors are bright enough to give it that spring, natural feel. The water looks so clear with the right reflection. Even from the angle, seeing it from a bush or at such a low angle gives it alot of space. The flowers, all of them. Each draw well done. It may seem cartoon mostly but I like how the soft shades and the color contour make what pops out like the character. It makes me feel you put alot of time and love into this. It gives me a warm tranquil. 5 out 5
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TysonTanProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for the review! Yes, lots of love was put into making this, and I'm glad you liked it! :)
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Krita is lit

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fromseatoshiningseaProfessional Digital Artist
omg I've seen your work before on the web! great drawing
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painternookProfessional Digital Artist
Love it. And I love Krita :love:
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rainbowbitStudent General Artist
wowexcited happy  this is really goosdart. this is now my background.karisha gif SCREEEE 
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megabro16Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute, and very vibrant. I love the colors.
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oh hey, it's the image from the krita startup...
unfortunately it lags horribly on my computer... 
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AcCiDeNt-PrOnE08Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use sai and really want to use krita, although it's a little less user friendly for me. This picture on start up still inspires me to use this program and give it a try xD
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LeanivHobbyist General Artist
Hello Tyson, just a question about Digital Painting: Since the entire scene is embraced by a greenish effect caused by the sunlight hitting the prevalent green ambient, how you did applied that? Did you created first the entire scene without the ambient light and then you added the green in another layer? I started to painting in digital and is much different from traditional media and i am a little lost about this
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AnimatorRawGreenProfessional Digital Artist
I actually recognized your artstyle on the krita website and looked you up to confirm. I'm glad to see you're still alive and active!
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Sooo Cute! 
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007mitchellqStudent Digital Artist
Kiki is a cute and fitting name for her. Love 
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DeltaSoulHobbyist Digital Artist
A few days ago, I was looking through a rental laptop for my Digital Media class, I wanted see the art software.

Aside from GIMP, i saw Krita on the list (I had no idea what it was at the time) and opened it. I was genuinely surprised to see this picture on the startup panel. I was like: "Wow, this picture looks really familiar!" And then i remembered it was your art, Tyson.

Super cute
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theathegirlStudent Digital Artist
wow amazing!
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Great scene. Looks so peaceful with zero distractions.
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Great work. How's it going?
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