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UPDATE I did a few different things with this piece, I removed a lot of the filters and improved some of the anatomy and shading.I'll be updating the contest entry as well. I had a critique that was very helpful, and I think this is a lot better now, than it was before.  I would appreciate you taking some time to give me feedback, because I worked pretty hard on this (4 days worth of work now), and I would love to hear your opinion, so please don't be shy <33  





Just a picture of Marcilyn and Estelle, for a contest. I have no idea why I chose to redo this picture: Happy Valentines Day 2016! by Vivyi But I did xDDD Oh well, I probably won't place, but that's okay!

I hope you all enjoy this though c: I worked very hard on it <3
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Okk here we go, my critique! I think that is one of your strongest pieces currently. The contrast is superb and the poses are super interesting! The shades also look rather accurate, apart from maybe Marcilyn's cheek, that one should probably recede a bit so that her cheek can be cuter and fluffier ;) I also think that here and there you could add more rimlight. Small spaces between Estelle and Marcilyn, such as above where their foreheads meet, between their cheeks, or right under their hands, usually light peeks between those small spots.

As for the colours, I think the ones you've chosen do work, however I think the green from Marcilyn's collar is kind-of distracting now. It will do well if it is incorporated a bit more within the picture, by means of adding reflective light. I assume you are familiar with that principle? If not, I think it's a great thing to read up on :D

Lastly, I think your pictures would improve loads if you take a closer look at your lining. I kind of see what you're trying to do, because some lines are solid while others are very blurred. However I think it works better if you applied this consequently. You can imagine the rule to be as follows: anything you want to come towards the viewer, needs the solid lines. Usually this means that things on the foreground get sharper lines, and things in the background slowly fade away. Unless you want to apply a motion blur, which will blur things close at the foreground and at the background, and anything that's in the middleground will become sharp. When you let things fade into the background, like, a more subtle version of atmospheric perspective, it will give your pieces a lot of depth, and it really helps bring the focus to the foreground. I'm sure you'll make it work. I hope to see more cool pieces like this one! :D
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Obelis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's interesting to see decorative style combined with 3D. :o It's a pleasure for eyes, and at the same time makes you philosophize about what it would be like if entire world transformed to look like this!

I like how the shading makes it clear where the light is coming from. :meow: It requires artistic skill and thorough planning!

They're so cute together~ :heart:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that would be interesting indeed XD It would be such a unique and wonderful world. Just imagine how beautiful everything would be XD I'd want to live there hahaha

Thank you! I really worked hard on this picture - surprisingly, just went with my gut, but picked a light source and let my mind go. I planned a lot when it came to the placement in my head - but mostly it was just a ton of painful experimenting XD

That they are :heart:  I love them more than anything <3
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scarletwhite Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
They are so cute and expressive, A fave
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <33 Happy you like it! :D
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Ravesne Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
It is cute and elegant ! I like the clothes. :aww:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :love: I really appreciate it <3 I'm happy you like it! :D
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missmagicgirl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
They look so cute! Heart I love the lights and the shadows in your work. And the characters are really expressive :) 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <333 I really appreciate it :love: Yes, I really love how this turned out <33  It was really fun to work on in my opinion <3
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missmagicgirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Yes you should really be pleased. It turned out wonderfully! :D 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
<3333 :huggle:
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Vi, you have improved so much! I am in love with this and how you did the lines and everything! And how you have colored it looks like you used watercolors <3 Love this~!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <333 :glomp: I'm very glad you like  this! :) Haha, a lot of my work reminds me of watercolors :'D I think that's a good thing! :D
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YBravery Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am so late to comment on this aaa! but you improved so much since the last one! this is beautiful! it shines with so much emotion hhh <333

i love both versions but you've definitely gotten so much better since the last one! keep it up, my friend! you are improving so much and so quickly :la: 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww it's totally okay :heart: I don't mind at all :) I'm really, really glad you like it <3333 

Thank you so much <333 I appreciate it a LOT <333 I really hope to improve the best I can, and get better, so I'm really glad to hear that! Improvement is key for me. XD
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Writer
So beautiful! :love: Really sweet. ♥
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <333 :tighthug: I really appreciate it :heart:
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Writer
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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Naysae Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
well i can definitely see it !!! 8D there is so much more depth and emotion in this version !!!!
and your painting style is definitely improving ~ i mean look at those details! 8D
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh thank you so much ;u; I'm glad you've thought I've improved <333

Thank you so much <33 I think it's better than the old version xD But apparently some people think the  older version was better >< I'm not speaking about anyone in particular (except maybe my mom... but  she's forgiven LMAO XD )
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CaseyCorrupted Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so impressive~! Very nice work!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <33 I really appreciate it! I worked hard XD
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CaseyCorrupted Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your hard work definitely shows~! :la:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay I'm glad! :glomp:
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh the emotion is so real!! Great job on this! And you seem to put more details here :)
Btw I peeked at the painting process, lol you did a lot of change to the picture, but in the end it looks great!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yooou Lydia <33 I tried to keep the emotion as real as I could! And I'm very proud of the way this turned out, especially Marcilyn's face and hair. I feel like everything is so nice and real, and I remember when I first began to paint this, how much I wanted to trash it  for how horrible it looked xD I'm glad i kept improving on it though, cause I'm really proud of the end result! I'm very thankful that it turned out decent in the end :heart:
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe you know, I found myself feeling the same lots of times. And yea, something that looks ugly at first can turn out to be beautiful in the end, you never know :love: I just love the element of surprise :D
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The element of surprise is always a wonderful thing~ especially in the land of art. That's why I've learned to stick out certain projects and wrestle with them until there's a positive outcome :love:
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe right :nod:
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:D Wonderful.
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <333
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LightArcIndumati Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
No problem.
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the highlights in the hair! And your use of colour is just getting better and better! 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <33 I'm really happy you like the way it turned out. c:  I was worried no one would. :c
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! And no you don't have to be worried about that <33
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess not, but since no one else commented and it barely got any favs, I've been debating whether or not I should just take this down XD
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooo don't take it down! Maybe you could try submitting to some more groups? 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess. It probably won't get much response though, cause something must be off about it. 
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, don't think like that! It just isn't getting seen by enough people :) 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that's the case. The old one was far better ><
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