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BREATHE UNDERWATER by tincek-marincek BREATHE UNDERWATER by tincek-marincek
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 ~Iwien's Water contest.

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

Drawing by Valentina Remenar | 2010 | our official website
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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!
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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 :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 :)

Keep up the excellent work friend :D
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AyyaSap Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work, very sweet girl! great techniqueLove Hug 
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :aww:
SK-DIGIART Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work. The composition and the color arrangement is expertly done____! :heart:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww...thank you soooooooooo much :iconattackglompplz:
SK-DIGIART Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Welcoooooome ! :hug:
Natashafaithz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Very good piece! Would like it if her nose is sharper - like a pixie. :)
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
It's good! It's only the nose for me though. I mean, it's my preference. Hehe. Don't worry about me.
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absinth-C-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Awesome ~ Magical ~ Super Coooooool ~ Love it :)
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