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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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CNWhitney-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional 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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CNWhitney-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
anytime, i love your work :love:
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Khesva Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
like!! :D
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dierat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :love:
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TinyAngel21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing!
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dierat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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hollyfaith Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is very striking.
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dierat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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Lmih Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful!! :clap:
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dierat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :love:
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merrak Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist
Very impressive!
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dierat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D :heart:
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LicianDragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Really love the cleanness of how you drew the folds in their clothes :)
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dierat Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! :) :hug:
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LicianDragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Dogviolet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
This is beautifully done. I love the crispness of the water, leaves and garment folds, contrasted with the soft outlines of the torsos of the two women. Stunning, wonderfully composed, eye catching and very skill full artwork. I would just recommend adding a little more natural flow to the hair of the two individuals. Great work!
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dierat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind and detailed comment! :) The thing about the hair is that I wanted it to look like natural hair on their heads and then transition or evolve into clouds (left) and a waterfall (right), which I hoped would have a cool surreal effect. Unfortunately, the result is that it's a very subtle detail that is usually missed or misunderstood. So yeah, that's definitely the weakest part of the piece (which is sad because it was also the main concept behind the image). Again, thank you for your comment; I really appreciate it! :hug:
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Dogviolet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
oh, I see: thta's really neat!
And, you're welcome!
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RASIX-Designs Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
the piece is great it have an awsome detailed, you´re a great artist the only thing is that the white hair needs to be a little more organic n.n
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dierat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! ;)
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simong91 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work! You're a great artist, I can imagine how much work did this take.
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dierat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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GlassDaemon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really love this, just amazing, can't think of words to describe it...
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dierat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! :hug: :heart:
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shambok Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Everything works so darn well here! I love you mixture of realistic and simplistic elements!
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dierat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Digital Artist
:wow: Absolutely magic work creating the water~ and the composition is beautiful! :heart:
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dierat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :love:
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Sucka-Fish Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite by you. It has a very calm and peaceful feeling to it everything is painted with such care. It's the subtle value/color changes when things are in shadow that I can't ever grasp but you did a beautiful job here.
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dierat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Aw thanks! :)
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aileen Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Love the hair, and the reflections in the water... Nice sense of balance and tranquility. :nod:
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dierat Featured By Owner May 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Avalon620 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Writer
Oooo, I love the hair! :wow:
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dierat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Karmic-Jinx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I'm sure you've heard this a million times, but I love the effect you did on the hair. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us. :floating:
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dierat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! :) :hug:
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ToKyoFace5 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Holy wow! beutiful, enchanting, amazing use of color, lighting and shadow. Love it!
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dierat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! And thanks for the faves :hug: :)
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
This is very beautiful. :)
I only wish it were a little bigger so I could see the details.
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dierat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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heylorlass Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous
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