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Seahorse by KnavesAndKnots Seahorse by KnavesAndKnots
Imaginative title...

IPAD drawing - ARGH no laptop still! (I so wanted to finish this properly, but never mind!)

But I want to upload - oh the conflicted emotions!
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There's something different in redheads, right?

Your painting shows this well. It's a beautiful composition.

I liked the blue background of the image. I think when we talk about a mermaid, we will always remember Ariel (from the Disney's "The Little Mermaid"), therefore, mermaids, we imagine, are redheads. Natural redheads. What is beautiful!

The Seahorse at the front of the mermaid, evokes the magic. The composition of colors in the hair of the mermaid is, no doubt, beautiful.

The beautiful redhead green eyes of the deep sea, make me feel good. I like that.

Of the few things that I noticed of bad of the painting, these are: the hand of the mermaid - is not in a good position, makes it appear that the mermaid is making a gesture with his fingers. The mouth of the mermaid - not that the lips are ugly (far from it!), But I think a smile would fall quite well in the face of the beautiful redhead. And finally: did not like the ambiance. Saying that she is on the sea is not convincing! ? We do not have, for example, bubbles which show that this mermaid is in the water.

But none of these small details take off the beauty and purity that this painting represents...

You said you had done this quickly in the iPad, right? Well, if you have not told you that, let me tell you: you are a professional, dude! Congratulations!

And this, is for my folks in Brazil:
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Tem algo de diferente nas ruivas, né?

Tua pintura mostra bem isso. É uma bela composição.

Gostei do azul do fundo da imagem. Acho que quando nos referimos a uma sereia, sempre nos lembraremos de Ariel (do desenho da Disney "A Pequena Sereia"), portanto, sereias, imaginamos nós, são ruivas. Ruivas naturais. O que é lindo!

O cavalo marinho que fica na frente da sereia, incita a algo mágico. A composição de cores na cabeleira da sereia é, sem duvida, lindo.

Os olhos verdes das linda ruiva do fundo do mar, me fazem sentir bem. Eu gosto disso.

Das poucas coisas que reparei de ruim da pintura, estas são: a mão da sereia - não esta numa boa posição; faz parecer que a sereia esta fazendo algum gesto com os dedos. A boca da sereia - não que os labios estejam feios (longe disso!!), mas creio que um sorriso cairia muito bem na bela face da ruiva. E por ultimo: não gostei da ambientação. Dizer que ela esta no fundo do mar não convence! ?Não temos, por exemplo, bolhas que mostrem que esta sereia esta dentro d'agua.

Mas nada destes pequenos detalhes tirão a beleza e a puresa que esta pintura representa...

Tu disse que havia feito isto rapidamente do iPad, certo? Bem, se ainda não te disseram isso, deixa eu te falar: tu é um profissional, cara! Parabéns!
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DarkGorn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks!
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mcrparade07 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this piece is amazing!!!! great detailing
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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arisuonpaa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Nice work! I think the eyes are now looking at something else than the sea horse. Maybe try moving the eyes to focus on that? Also the nose and cheeks need more red.
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for your feedback! I'm not going back to this piece to make changes, but you never know - maybe one day I will redraw it and can take your advice into account :)
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art0vienous Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
truly lovely :heart:
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the lighting 'glow' around the seahorse very cool :)
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcutie-lily:
cutie-lily Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful piece ♥ I love the colors ♥
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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RikkeJ Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing hair! Very pretty shadowing and her face is very pretty! ^^
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like :D
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Quaylove3 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
PRETTYYYY!!!! I like her braids, and the painting as a whole is beautiful and enchanting! Keep it up homiee ;)
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thankies, I will indeed try to keep it up :)
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Veggirl777 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful. I love the colors, especially her green eyes and the bright blue of the seahorse. Very nice.
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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PsychoGinGirl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her eyes ^^
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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MelancholicRain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice lighting. I like the colors
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like
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:iconwisp:
wisp Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
The glowing seahorses are a beautiful idea.
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Emjaidi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The lighting looks pretty great.
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks, I'm not sure that it's realistic, but it's something I worked hard on :)
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dream-world-design Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful! :wow:
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I really, really like the lighting here. Gorgeous colour.
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad you like :) Thanks
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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ZEUS1001 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant:heart:
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:iconknavesandknots:
KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!
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ZEUS1001 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome:)
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livinmynovels Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH AND THE NOSE- i forgot to say i <3 the nose cause it looks really dimensional and realistic and stuff. Yeah. It's a good nose.
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Ooooh, you wait until you see my next nose... I'm redrawing the girl with the ruby earring. The nose has actually worked out, so far...
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livinmynovels Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Le gah! You are gaining real talent on the ipad. Hows it going to be going back to tablet for you? I wouldn;t think of this as so negative because you've really been honing your skills as far as tone and lighting go while working on the ipad and when you reclaim the tablet you'll be super-mega-awesome :iconsuperllamaplz:
Anyway i really like the composition of this one with all the pretty ickle seahorsies! and the way you've done the light so softly. i imagine the lighting could be somewhat more stark but nevertheless this is beautifully done. the softness even adds to the magical/mythical feel. I objects in her hair are really cool but don;t quite seem integrated....
All the same for an ipad drawing this is freaking amazing. I am so proud of you :iconforeveraloneplz:
lawl :tighthug:
Wonderful work!
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Ta :hug: I don't know what it will be like adjusting back, but I'm really hoping that things will come easier, now that I've kind of learnt to cope with inferior materials. But I'm not sure I'll ever be super-mega-awesome xD Mm, I keep having lighting dilemmas, because I want to draw things in dark places, deep in the ocean of whatever, but at the same time I want to SEE them! Yeah, I just got bored of the stuff in her hair and didn't finish it like I was going to. Anyway, Thankies! :squee:
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BASSmonkeh94 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
When you said "seahorse related piece" I did not expect that, just damn wow the amount of detail is unbelievable! How many years has it taken you to get to this level? :)
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Aww thank you. It would be more refined/detailed if I had my tablet and photoshop rather than this iPad - never mind! I'm really glad you like it. How long has it taken me? Well... I've always drawn things, so that's about 18 years of pencil sketches. I started digital about two years ago (you have no idea how incredibly bad I was - I started in Paint with a mouse and gradually worked my way into proper software) and then really started taking it seriously about a year ago I guess. So - there's a long-winded answer, if you wanted one!
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BASSmonkeh94 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
That is exactly what I wanted :D damn, 18 years... no wonder you're able to pluck something cool from your imagination and draw it in no time, without reference :) haha cool, you've obviously come quite far in 2 years of digital artwork,what's been your biggest struggle as you've continued to improve your skills? :)
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm quite proud of my improvement. I'm actually redrawing something from a few months ago at the moment, I might put it on one of those 'draw this again' memes. Anyway. My biggest struggle...well, I'd say that I've never helped myself by over-thinking things. As soon as I'd drawn something I wasn't happy with, I used to ask 'What's missing? Is it the skin, or the colour that's wrong?' and get really frustrated that my art wasn't where I wanted it to be. I don't worry so much now, I just take any tutorial I find (even if I don't think it's relevant to my weaknesses or genre), watch my favourite artists on livestream, practice every day and all the skills come. Now that I'm redrawing that piece I mentioned, I'm realising that there wasn't any one problem, with a quick-fix solution. It was the cumulation of many tiny improvements that has let me see how to improve it. So, for me improvement isn't a struggle now, I just let my brain do its unconscious work, learning from other artists and picking up random things from tutorials and observation. If you want to hear about the single technical element that I've struggled with most, I'd say - facial structure. I didn't even realise how much was just guessing, and getting wrong. ....Christ, my answers are getting longer! I should write you a damn essay >.<
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BASSmonkeh94 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for that, knowing how you overcame your struggles and improved on your skills will definitely turn out helpful :D I'll be keeping the message for future reference, thanks again :) I'm not great at drawing the female face and damn terrible at drawing asian eyes, had to even resort blemin tracing paper for the first time for a female asian character's face, to get the eyes right for a college project. I've got plenty of artwork from my course that I'll eventually upload :)
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, it's great if my experience can be of any use to you :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I like how the sea horse glows
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Glad you like :)
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ShirleyAnnWood Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I love seahorses and this is a great composition - good work Phoebe
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you
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