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Sky and Sea by dierat Sky and Sea by dierat
This piece is about a lot of things. It's about first loves, and the mistakes we make when we're young. It's about the fragility of relationships and things that can't be undone or taken back. It's about the desire to reunite, to be together again, and knowing that it isn't possible.

I wrote a paragraph to go with this image; you can read it here: dierat.deviantart.com/art/Loss…

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Critique by OpiateTart Sep 1, 2009, 5:29:08 AM
Sky and Sea by =dierat is a concoction of colour, texture and shape. It is perfectly framed and the frame itself is complete and classic, leaving little to critique. The palette the artist has used juxtaposes warmth with coolness, employing dark pastels and shades I would love to steal using Photoshop color swatch. My only critique is the size of the image; it should be larger so that the meticulous detail is magnified. I recommend you view the bit of literature =dierat has submitted to complement this image, as it invokes a new and natural perceptive. OH ... and if you think this is impressive, =dierat's traditional art is going to give you a heart attack.
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well, first of all I want to see it much bigger, with higher resolution, so I can enjoy all the color shades that are now lost.

Second, the paragraph going with it is lovely, and I love the concept - but if possible, and unless it's done to accomplish a goal, I think you should stick to past tense throughout. There are some tense inconsistencies even within single sentences, and they really throw the flow off.

This is quite good, all around, actually :) I feel silly trying to find errors in it.
I think air is partially see through, right? It's visible when the outline of the background bushes continues into her shoulder... Perhaps you could keep everything above that line more transparent - otherwise people might simply view it as a mistake.
Air's hair around her ear seems a bit dark as well... Tiny detail, but it makes it look less like clouds, and less professional.
I like the addition of branches above, and the trees one the sides. I like how water they are in is utterly still - although that kind of works against the Water's motion of reaching out to air... So, perhaps consider some ripples in the water on Water's side? :)
I like the shortening of objects on the front plane on the work in the reflection - works good in terms of depth. However, it's inconsistent with how things are reflected in the background... Is this realistic?
Your fold are amazing (really wish I could do them like you :)) - and the spot where they enter the water is done well.

My only real complaint are the trees on the right of the work - on that little green island. It feels incomplete - they are as flat as their reflection, and even lighter than their reflection (the grass hangs down somewhat awkwardly too) - and that feels inconsistent with the rest of the work... so I'm not sure what exactly, but they need to be somehow fixed.
(Although, if they are not, it's still a magnificent drawing).

Last comment - brave choice with Water's hair... It looks like a waterfall - but also looks like a trick gone wrong in 3-D modeling... it feels like fiberglass, and not because it's shiny...
Um... The angle of her shoulders doesn't match up with how the water is propelled; and the point break of the water changing the path is too low. Also, even if her hair = water rushing down with immense speed, it wouldn't break in such perfect lines - it would spray apart instead... I'm sure there are pictures of Niagra falls that could explain this better than I.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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This amazing work has been featured in my journal: dameodessa.deviantart.com/jour…
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dierat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :huggle:
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LAestrellas Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sky and sea! That's wonderful! That's my THEME right here! I am in LOVE with the sky and the sea (along with lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and any other body of water!)
Great jog! :clap:
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dierat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :love:
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LAestrellas Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I do! ^^ The sky and the sea, it's my thing! :D
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bitgraphics Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful ... :thumbsup:
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dierat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KaraKleos-sama Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely stunning. You are a very talented artist, keep up the good work
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dierat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, you're very kind! And thanks for the :+devwatch:! :hug: :love:
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