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Commission:Shinju by ilolamai Commission:Shinju by ilolamai
Commission for :iconnana-blank:

Shinju is :iconnana-blank: 's original character.

Program: SAI Paint Tool


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:iconakiyata:
This is a very beautiful painting. You have talent and a great imagination.

I'd like to start this critique off with a few positives.
The first thing that pops up is the beautiful scenery. The cherry blossom to the right creates a beautiful frame, along with the tree and bushes.
The girl's expression, to me, brings a feeling of longing for something or someone that has gone or out of reach. She seems lost and confused, far from her dreams. This feeling goes very well with the scenery, which is beautiful and peaceful...a place where she can really think about things and hope for the better.

Now, I would like to talk about some things that may need improvement, though there aren't many.
The big thing is the grass to the right of the picture. It seems very still, and it looks like just about every blade of grass is going in the same direction. It doesn't seem as realistic as the grass to the left. It takes the individuality away from each blade and makes it seem as if it's just one big thing with a bunch of lines.
Another thing is that the flowers on the cherry blossom may need a tad bit more detail, though too much detail would take away from the main point of the painting, which is the girl.
And lastly, I think that the girl's eyes are just a bit too far apart. It may be the style, or it may just be me...but I think having them just a bit closer would make her look more normal.

I know that may seem like a lot in need of fixing when you first look at it, but they're really small problems. Some may not even need much fixing at all.

And now I'd like to point out some parts of this piece that really makes it special.
One thing is the pedals floating all around. I believe that they make the picture seem more real, not only giving it a sign of wind being present, but they also create a feeling as if memories are either slipping away or coming back, as if they're blowing in the wind like the pedals.
I also love the way you made the sunlight show through the tree a bit, and I even see a couple of sun rays in front of the tree trunk. Very realistic.
And the dirt under the grass is a brilliant idea. Not many artists do that, but it really does make it that much better.
The colors of the tree trunk and the details of the bushes are also very good....as well as the details on the girl's kimono.

And on top of your great ideas, you are very good at shading and highlighting too!

Great job, and I hope that this critique has helped you in some way.
What do you think?
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:iconkeiichim:
KeiichiM Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
OMG
She's so beautiful!
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thank you very much.
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:iconmephilesthedark2182:
MephilesTheDark2182 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The classic Chinese/Japanese dress ALWAYS looks impressive, especially when its on an anime character such as her. It gives her a more traditional look.

Well done!! :)
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I agree with you.
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:iconmonica52404:
monica52404 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
i really love this picture:love:^^
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:iconbunnyeggs:
BunnyEggs Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks like Mikuru Asahina although i probs spelt that wrong...
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Ah,yeah,She looks like Mikuru.

Mikuru Beammmmmmm!
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:iconbunnyeggs:
BunnyEggs Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Duck!
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:iconnadugi:
Nadugi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
it's killing my eyes!
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Hahaha^^
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:iconpunkprincess898:
punkprincess898 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ITZ SO PREETY!
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thank you^^
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:icononliafaze:
OnliaFaze Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
preeettyyyy :la:
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Thank you^^
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:icondarkkawaiifox:
DarkKawaiiFox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did an amazing job and love the scenery. I'm going to try to draw this but it won't compare to your's.
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Thank you very much.You can do it one day,i'm sure.
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:icondarkkawaiifox:
DarkKawaiiFox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconxxnini-tanxx:
xxNini-tanxx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful!!! I love it!!!! :love:
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I'm glad that you love it^^
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:iconxxnini-tanxx:
xxNini-tanxx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ :meow:
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:iconladyserenite:
ladyserenite Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
I love it :3
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I'm glad that you love it^^
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:icononeflugen:
oneflugen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
i love this draw
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I'm glad that you love it^^
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ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student
Nice, I like the details!
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Thanks.I'm glad that you like it^^
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:iconladyrandomm13:
ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student
Welcome^^
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:iconlandra15:
landra15 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how cute. aww she looks so sad. wonder what she's sad about.
love the kimono and the colors.
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:iconlandra15:
landra15 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how cute. she looks so sad. wonder what she's sad about.love the kimono
and the colors
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Heheh.i want to know that too^^
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:iconchawia:
Chawia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I love the contrast between the bright pink and grass and the shadow. This is a really nice pic ! :)
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I'm glad that you love it^^
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:iconsonic5896:
sonic5896 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
i love this pic ^_^
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
I'm glad that you love it^^
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:iconsonic5896:
sonic5896 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
^_^
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:iconabricaut:
abricaut Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
you are very talented
this is pretty
( sorry for my English, I'm French and I am 12 years old ^ ^)
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Thank you very much.Don't worry.My English is not good too^^
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:iconpitatenshichama:
PitaTenshiChama Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like your style!!! i'll watch you!
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Thank you very much^^
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:iconpitatenshichama:
PitaTenshiChama Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :D!!! I really love it!!!
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:iconxmoondark:
xmoondark Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
My god this is awesome
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Thank you^^
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:iconjulabean:
JulaBean Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it;s me.... sitting under my plum tree with my light brown hair and light brown eyes!:D
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Hahaha.Your name is Shinju,not Julabean?
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:iconjulabean:
JulaBean Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol yes it is shinju!! :P
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:iconxkhaz-vargx:
XKhaz-VargX Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Beautiful:D
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you^^
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:iconxkhaz-vargx:
XKhaz-VargX Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
You're welcome^^
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:iconmaehedrose:
Maehedrose Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
That is a lot of grass to draw, but it has a vibrant and healthy look to it which compliments the rest of the image well.
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:iconilolamai:
ilolamai Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Thank you^^
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