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Down in the Deep Blue by SkittyStrawberries Down in the Deep Blue by SkittyStrawberries
This took a whole week
One of my suggestions asdfghj
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Critique by Melissas-randomness Jan 30, 2013, 12:24:31 AM
Hi there, Rea~!
This is my first time critiquing you, and I may be a bit blunt, but please don't let that take away that I think this is fabulous.

Let's get started~!

First off, anatomy. Although Vaporeon is a fictional character, the head looks too far stretched up to me, and it looks really stiff and painful. Try putting it down a little? The chest looks a little thick compared to the belly, but that may just be perspective. The face is also a little off-center to me. Otherwise, I thing the anatomy is fantastic.

Next, coloring. I'm very impressed with the background! I would have seen a little more contrast and a bit more texture, but I love the overall, hand painted feel of it. The shading with Vaporeon, though, I have a bit of a bone to pick. The shading seems overall really light for being under the sea, as well as there's hardly any contrast between light and dark. I can hardly tell where the shadows are, and it just looks too bright. I do love how you've shaded the spikes though, but you didn't make any shadows in between them and that kind of puts me off. I would have loved to see more details in the eyes as well c:

The bubbles were nicely done. They look fantastic. The only thing i have to say is maybe add some smaller ones in there as well, but that's just a small nitpick.

Vaporeon looks accurate, and this overall is a very cute piece. With a little more detail and some darker shadows, it could be fantastic~!

Thank you for your time, and please continue drawing!
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Oh, how i do love critisizing you!
Hehehe im joking. I just love looking at your amazing art. Firstly, the anatomy is a little off. It looks like he's just sort of faceplanted the water and is now floating down. A little more arm movement gives the inmpression that he would be trying. The bubbles are amazing. Texture would be good too. If you imagine him sleek, you could give a little more sheen to the body. If he is more furry, than the fur should be resisting the water flow, and floating around.
I hope you enjoy this, and use it well.
Keep drawing!
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Madistar2001 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
KoolKitty100 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love Vaporeon! I have her as a plush...that reminds me, how many Pokèmon plushies do you have in that bag of yours?
DreamyKittyMC Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.
Frozencat56948 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I like it but the eyes could be better
lightdanger Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so sweet
Yami-Pokegirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh, this is a sweet work~
Marcycat123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you make Espeon sometime?:3 She is my fave pokemon:3
moonheartstar123 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
KirbyKirbyKirby1992 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kawaii Vaporeon~

SparksOfTheStars Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooh, nice work! You did a really amazing job with the detail on the bubbles. c:
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