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You promise? by cartoongirl7 You promise? by cartoongirl7
Materials: Multiliners, Copic Sketch markers.
Time: 10 hours.

I've been really busy with school, but recently found some time to doodle and color something for stress relief \o/

The characters are original, so they're not from any series o3o I love designing clothes for characters, I think it's really fun and gets my creative juices flowing.

The background is very experimental; I wanted to do something abstract (a floral silhouette outline), but turns out it's a lot harder to do by hand OTL;; Same with the polka dot pattern, which I tried to use a ruler for as guidelines. It messed me up more than helped, so I ended up eyeballing the rest of the pattern and it finally came out looking more natural \o/

I hope I'll have more time this semester to draw. Upper division classes are a killer OTL;;;

Characters + Design (c) Me
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Critique by Sunny-Winter-Star Sunny-Winter-Star/critique/297272247">Oct 28, 2010, 2:27:24 PM
Really love the feel of this picture! You're an amazing artist. :hug:

Well, aside from stating the obvious, let me get on with the actual critique.

Vision:
The background really suits the mood of the picture. It's nice and pleasant and radiates an indescribable feeling of warmth. The bunny and the cat also are really good representations of the two girls you drew-- those animals really do suit them.
You shaded the hair beautifully; your coloring is flawless, in general. It's so neat I could actually believe this was a digital piece; I can barely see any white spots. That's pretty amazing, even for using copics.
I can only spot a few problems with this piece. Now, this is obviously just my own opinion, so it may just be me being too critical. How old are the characters? Even for, say, a seven-year-old, those thighs are scarily thin. But then again, it's anime, so thighs are always as thin as the lower part of the leg, so oh well. Also, another thing that bothered me a bit was the positioning of the black-haired girl. She's smiling and seems happy and all, but she seems a bit like she's pulling away from the brown-haired girl; to me, it doesn't seem very close, almost as if the brown haired girl is clinging on while the black haired girl feels a bit uncomfortable, even though she's smiling fully. So I found that a bit awkward.
Overall, the visual aspect is pretty amazing! So I'll give it a 4.5 / 5. :aww:

Originality:
There's not much for me to say about this, considering how much I wrote for Vision. XD;
There are a lot of pictures across dA just like this, but that doesn't mean anything. It's a nice concept, and even though I've seen it A LOT, I think you've portrayed it quite nicely.
So I'll give it a 4 / 5. :la:

Technique:
What can I say? You are a brilliant traditional artist. It's clean, sharp, nicely done. You've used your copics fully. And 10 hours? That speaks for itself. You can clearly see the effort put into this, so, just like all your other pieces of art, the technique is wonderful.
I'll give it a 5 / 5. :w00t:

Impact:
Not sure how to rate this. I'm guessing Impact is referring to the overall effect of this piece, which I think is pretty good. It gives a warm and fuzzy feeling, it makes the viewer smile, so what more is there to be said?
I'll give it a 4.5 / 5.

That's it!

I'm sorry if I did a bad job with this critique, because it's actually the first one I've ever written. All I have to say is this is an amazing piece, and if my critique was too... critical... it's not because I don't like the piece, but rather because it's my first time writing one of these and I don't have much experience with this. But great job! :hug:
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Critique by Fishenod Fishenod/critique/297305540">Oct 28, 2010, 5:12:13 PM
Critique time! :evillaugh:
Ok, so first of all, I feel the need to point out that you style DID change. Just a bit, but I had noticed something different while watching your LS, and now that I can see it up close, I was RIGHT. Some good, some bad. I'll get there though.

Vision: "You Promise?" That title honestly reflects this piece so well. I can HEAR the girl asking her friend from this picture. That's how well you portrayed the body language, and the emotions. I have to say, this picture is by far THE BEST you've ever done with the facial expressions. The brown-haired girl has really soft, sincere, and sweet eyes, and the way her mouth is opened adds even more to her emotions. The black-haired girl looks as sincere as her closed-eye-bright-grin seems to show. The body language is very good as well, with one girl clutching her friend's arm in an embrace while her friend is kinda allowing her to be pulled along. It's all very sweet, and I love the whole mood of this. C:

Originality: While the idea is cute, it's done many many times, but I'm not really complaining. The character are definitely original. (since, you know, you MADE them) So the idea isn't very unique in itself, but it's cute all the same. I honestly don't really care for this portion. I like the whole concept too much to bash it anyways. :heart: Friendship :heart:

Technique: As usual, even if you haven't done copic art in a while, I think your execution of the coloring is magnificent as always. However, this time, I do have more to say.
First thing I noticed was your skin coloring. It looks significantly different. The shadows are more pronounced. Some places, like the neck, and the legs, looks good like that, but I feel like some parts of the face and in particular, the brown-hair girl's right hand, have shadows that are too dark. It looks a lot like a lot of makeup, rather than shadows. So some parts good, some parts not as much.
Your hair coloring style also looks different. I actually rather like this new way. The gradients are portrayed better. Only thing I'd say is figuring out the light source from looking at the hair. It seems to be coming from both sides. :shrug:
I LOVE the coloring on the clothes. Those folds in their shirts are brilliant, and I love how you used different colors on the brown-hair girl's shirt, instead of just using different shades of one color. Only real complain I'd voice about the clothes is the bear on the sweatshirt. It's flat colored, and for sure, too much of a hassle to shade, but it just looks so....flat, compared to the wonderful folds all over their clothes.
The only drawing/anatomy complaint I have are the legs. They are much skinnier than what you usually draw, which in turn, gave me the illusion that they were out of proportion (but they weren't). They were just so....skinny. Mostly just the thighs. :shrug:
And the BACKGROUND. I liked it quite a bit, to be honest. At first glance, it was a bit strange, but as I looked at it more, it really grew on me. I like the outline take on it. If you had actually filled it in with details and colors, all the focus would have shifted to the background, and we wouldn't want that! What really makes my heart soar are the birds flying overhead. *pun indeed* -shot- For some reason, the coloring on the cat and bunny silhouettes give me the impression that it wasn't smooth. I'm still trying to figure that out. It looks like the edges are lighter and fuzzy. I think it may have to do with the polka dots creating his illusion. But I really like the polka dots, so I guess there's no pleasing me. -sigh-

Impact: The bubbly happiness this picture radiates made me feel warm on this cold October afternoon. I couldn't help but smile at their expressions, and admire the colors. And I wasn't joking when I said the bird made my heart soar. -shot again- I didn't even see them until I took a closer look at the background, and zoomed out. When I saw the picture as a whole, It really came together, and gave me such a happy feeling on the inside. I really really love this piece, and you deserve a pat on the back for producing this piece amidst your busy busy college schedule!

Cheers!
Alexie :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3:

PS: Oops, I ranted. ^^;
PSS: I noticed I missed your Photoshop-editting LS, and that really bummed me out, since I wanted to see how you fix your scans. ^^; I don't suppose you'll do it again for your next piece? -hopes to catch it next time-
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Yumsobi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Student General Artist
So cute! I really love the background.
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Yakuna0331 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
:3
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XYukineXxX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So cute!!!!^^
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REDs33sALL Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super cute
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Nipihimesama Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
me encanta su trazo simple pero puro , los colores claros y luminosos, muy profesional factura lo adoro cada dibujo me hace sentido, maravilloso
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darkhirkey Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful art
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Blueminty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Great drawing!
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PrincessSoldier Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
This is so sweet! And their clothes look so awesome! I could never draw clothes so realistically!
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DS-AL-Z Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Omg, I want her hoodie! It looks awesome! Good job!
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charlotteicewolf77 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if only they made hoodies like this in real life
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kimaint Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they do 
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AlwaysAmazing Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I seriously Luv u, please become my BFF!!!😣😆
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PopsicleWars Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful love it
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PopsicleWars Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did u learn to draw hands so good I love ur work and how good quality it is
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niddyrocks Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I dont feel bad about spending my money now everyone recognizes me believe me the sky is the limit
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LeaZur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Je trouve ton dessin franchement MAGNIFIQUE!!! J'adore!!
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gnarsly Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
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I just LOVE this piece, it's probably one of my favorites of yours.
Reminds so much about friendship, and gives me confidence that you can create amazing artwork using traditional media, especially markers!
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UsaMiKo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That girl on the left's jacket NEEDS TO EXIST!
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Supercherubi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Your one of the few artists who can actually draw a girl with there bangs up without looking like they have a huge forehead. That's just amazing. I love the design of the background. (something I wouldn't be able to even come up with. ) the use of white is magnificent. Overall I just LOVE IT
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psychoanimegirl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cute!
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1Apple-Of-My-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Soooo much favoriting! I love your work!
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STRAWBERRY-GIRL13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
love
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Kigiku Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE! Extremely cuuuuteeee >w> :love:
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GlAsSrAdi0 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This is so cute :D it almost looks like my best friend and I ^.^ (I would be the brown haired girl xP)
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EranPoliti Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome job with the design of everything + the colour palette!!
I think the details on the cloths are great! combined with the skilled shading work - it's really beautiful
and finally, the background is very very nice - interesting and neutral, only benefiting the work ^_^
I'm just starting to work with Copic's and I'm learning a lot from your work :)
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hoshicho Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work! :love: I love your coloring and style :love:
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ASNP0WERnom01 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I want her jacket D:
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WonderMaze Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
It would be great if that sweater did exist....*-*
.....hey! How about becoming a fashion designer? Seriously the clothes you've drawn are all so pretty and unique!
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SheYuru Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
A charming match. I love the contrast in their clothes. It leaves me wondering where they're off on an adventure to.
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ComplexAndLoud Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Artist
Sorry for spamming you but your art is beautiful! I really love this one the colors are o pretty!
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Tattypyon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful colors =3
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aoidye Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I want to buy that teddy bear jacket actually! ;-; are you possibly a clothes designer also?!
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cutescar2nis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
hi! nice work you have there. can i ask what are the colors you used in this canvas? i'm planning to purchase copic markers but i don't know which colors should i get as a starter. any advice is highly appreciated! thank you~
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Torahime98 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In one of the critiques, they said that they thought the girl with the black hair was trying to pull away from the other girl, even though she was smiling, but in my opinion, if you look at the direction of their feet, I think it looks like they are walking together.
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Lexi-Loo98 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Argh your art is so great...
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kawaii876 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
um exuse me but what are multiliners? i love your work
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Lexi-Loo98 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Multiliners are made by COPIC and are very handy. I have quite a few and they are like permanent markers. You can use them to make drawings final by tracing over an original drawing. Afterwards, you can color it in and it makes the drawing... pop. hope i helped
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kawaii876 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks um do you do request or art trades?
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Lexi-Loo98 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep! Request or Art Trade?
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kawaii876 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
request plz what do you draw like?
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:iconlexi-loo98:
Lexi-Loo98 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anime. I have a drawing up. I can also draw chibi.
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kawaii876 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
sure
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Lexi-Loo98 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um what would you like for your request?
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ChibiWing Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These two totally remind me of the female niconico dancers. Some of them have the girly boho chic thing going on while others go graphic, comfy, and unique, but every still has a blast dancing together. >w<
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Coco199 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
DAT VOCALOID BELT
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sAmSeeker06 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
We were asked to design a character and my character looks like the black haired girl...she also has a clip but I am planning her to have red hair and blue eyes...eeep! she also has glasses! I like how you don't overdo the hair...
Your are an inspiration to me, your works are so beautiful!
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