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BREATHE UNDERWATER

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A little different drawing this time... I don't draw women very often, so it was pretty hard to draw this. Mostly I draw men, so I didn't know to draw women face anymore. But now I remember. At first I draw traditional sketch and then I colored it in Photoshop...I didn't have whole concept in my head. I never have it...I just draw and what comes - comes. :D

Something about her: Her name is Aelicia and she's a water princess. She have ability to breathe underwater and ability to speak with water animals. She have nice personality and her family is looking her a nice man, so she would be queen and rule the city. She have long brown hair and brown eyes. She wears "crown" on her head and she likes purple color.

:bulletpurple: Adobe Photoshop CS4
:bulletpurple: tablet Genius G-pen F610
:bulletpurple: original size is 7000 x 4167 px
:bulletpurple: I had 43 layers...with sketch
:bulletpurple: And I draw this 19 hours

:bulletpurple:This is entry for Ivienn's Water contest.

I hope you like it and comments are welcome. :heart:




Drawing by Valentina Remenar | 2010 | official website valentinaremenar.com
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cadavis3's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow... just wow. This is unbelievably amazing.

Everything about this piece is perfect. The concept, the colors, the textures, the composition, everything. Right down to the expression on the girls face.

I love the way the character is framed by the Koi and I especially love the incredible ethereal quality that you've given this piece. It's like something straight out of a dream. An admittedly strange dream, but a wonderful one. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

The wispy, blue smoke around that one Koi is also a very cool addition to the piece.

I feel like I have to apologize for this completely useless "critique". I have nothing negative to say, constructive or otherwise.

Thank you for this. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
JRCreations90's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

***Forgive me if anything anyone else has said is repeated here***

Vision: I love this, the dynamic angles, the color scheme and eye grabbing contrast, and even the motifs (the lilipads and the salmon... at least I think they're salmon haha) that you used to subtle-y frame her figure as she seems half submerged.

Originality: The idea is very intriguing and isn't something that you see all that often, I really enjoyed the image as a whole and found it to be a very original composition.

Technique: What can I really say here? haha <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/x/x…" width="15" height="15" alt=":XD:" title="XD"/> . You're skill in digital art is far beyond mine. I'm not sure if I can really critique it in anyway that could help you, so I will stick to the basics.
The use of cold and warm colors really balances the image asymmetrically since it draws your eyes from the bright reds and oranges on the right, to the blues, purples and greens on the left. The original sketch must have been special because her anatomy seems damn near spot on.
I almost get this feeling as if she were the personification of a water lily due to the motion of the line work in her dress which resembles flower petals and how they bloom (at least in my eyes).

Impact: This truly inspiring and makes me wish even harder that I had a tablet of my own so that I can finally practice with digital art and possibly be as good as you <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Keep up the excellent work friend <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
Thank you very much for the critique...and if you practice a lot
I'm sure that you'll make a great progress. :tighthug:
since91's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

You left me speechless with this deviation. It is fantastic, really, so many details in it!

You are talented, for sure, and this piece does nothing but emphasise this. I've seen your older works as well, and I can say, without any doubt, that your skills have greatly developed, as well as your imagination.

I like the composition the most in this one. I love how you framed the girl with those fish, it was definitely a great idea.

The colours go well very well, I like the cold tones.

All in all, I fail at critiquing this. It's just perfect, I think your works are wonderful. I could say a lot more, but I'll stop here. Well-done!
AyyaSAP's avatar
awesome work, very sweet girl! great techniqueLove Hug 
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DIGI-3D's avatar
Beautiful work. The composition and the color arrangement is expertly done____! :heart:
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
Aww...thank you soooooooooo much :iconattackglompplz:
DIGI-3D's avatar
Welcoooooome ! :hug:
Natashafaithz's avatar
Very good piece! Would like it if her nose is sharper - like a pixie. :)
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
Thank you :love:...there are many things I would like to fix ;P Eh, it's old...I'll rather make new art :la:
Natashafaithz's avatar
It's good! It's only the nose for me though. I mean, it's my preference. Hehe. Don't worry about me.
Absinth-C-Lover's avatar
Awesome ~ Magical ~ Super Coooooool ~ Love it :)
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Essence4life's avatar
I Have no Words This Is gorgeous!!! love Everything you did in here
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Essence4life's avatar
:hug: you're welcome!!
dragonflymystic's avatar
beautiful dimension and color
E-Irwin's avatar
This is absolutely stunning! I love the colors and the way you did the water.
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
Thank you very much :glomp:
uoyoonmira's avatar
wow!Beautiful work!
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