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Fire Fire by Fancy-Tramp Fire Fire by Fancy-Tramp
Inspired randomly while sitting in my Literature class, also by
David Michael Bennett - Fire Fire.

But yeah, please critique the background and lighting because I've never ever EVER tried something like this yet and I know it needs alot of work.

THIS IS A REALLY HUGE IMAGE--dsgdsgds-- Full view is appreciated.
Shiloh is mine. uvu
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I looooooooooove this piece. I came to the livestream of it last night c: I'm not the most skilled in lighting/techniques/etc. but i will do my best ~

Vision : I really like the overall picture. It obviously has a lot of work put into it, and it just looks overall really nice. Not much to improve on in this category. The only thing I would have done differently on this piece is add a bit of dark blue to the sky along with the red/purple theme.

Originality : 3 1/2 because i've seen this kindof picture before. Not exactly like this but the main theme, if you get what i'm saying. Although you did use your OC, which I guess adds to originality ? Not much to say on this one ~

Technique : The technique for this is really nice, it incorporates your style into it really well in my opinion. The highlighting on his clothes looks amazing <: I think this is where the most improvement is needed. Mainly just little things that don't affect the picture too much. First off, I think you could've smudged and blurred the clouds a bit more, they look a little circley I guess ? Also I think the highlighting on some of them is a bit too opaque, it should be very light and thin and spread out; remember, clouds are just mist ~ Another thing would be to add a bit more highlighting to the inner branches of the tree, because the light would filter through and faintly light it up a bit more. Also, on the flower headband he is wearing, the flowers in the back would be more darkly shaded, closer to the leel of shading on his hair in that area ~ Last thing, this is really just my opinion but i think you could make the little scribbles and lines etc. that are coming out of his hand a bit more soft, rather than just hard lines.

Impact : Not much to say for this one either. I think this piece has a lot of impact, and looks really nice overall. The technique and idea and everything else all go very nicely together to make it really stand out. Also, the stars really add to the picture c:

Hope this was helpful ouo
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This is my first crit, so I'll do my best! :D

The colours in this picture are quite wonderful, and this is an area you excel in in most of your art. The sky looks very beautiful, and the different shades of the clouds and the stars gives it a very dreamy feeling.

Compositionally however, this isn't so strong. With this I have found my eyes drawn to areas that don't seem to be intentional. Having the main figure of an artwork placed in the bottom centre is seldom a good idea. The vector of the light and the tree too draw the eye towards the clouds rather than the figure, which should be the focal point. A rather wonderful tutorial can be found here [link] that explains it all so much better than I ever could! I understand this was a practice in backgrounds, but backgrounds have their place: a backdrop for the main action or figure, or interacting with it. For me it seems a loss for the character not to be observing the beautiful world around him! The dynamics of the butterflies and the sky seem to be competing for attention, which isn't such a good thing to have in a picture.

Another thing that really needs to be considered is the size. This is a rather large image, which makes details great to see, but difficult to see the image as a whole. Viewing pieces separately you've achieved your two goals; a study in lighting, and practice with backgrounds. Being able to combine these two aspects in a smaller, more cohesive manner would make for an image with a much greater impact.

If I were to suggest particular changes that could be made it would be these: move the boy and tree to the left section of the image and maybe raise them a little to draw focus. If you wanted your could also angle the clouds to use them as a vector line between the boy and the sky. I'd personally also experimenting with how the ethereal butterflies' lights move. That use of light is a fantastic tool to control how an audience views an image!

I hope this was a help and I wasn't too critical (which is a bit of a bad habit of mine). This really does have some fantastic elements, and is brilliant for a first try, but does need some practice. Heh, thanks for reading all of that, keep it up!
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rosepiramid Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jksdksdjflsdfjsadlkfjasd flksdajfsdlkfjas amazing
YuriKitten Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow OuO this is so amazing ^^
princesseverything Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Absolutely love it :)
Comical-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Artist
This is mind-blowing. I don't even know how this is possible.
MeetingGemini Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HOW. how do you do these amazing backgrounds!?
VampNi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
O,o that is freakin' amazin'!
TunCha Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Great work!!
mqpixie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Might I make sexy times to your art?
flashsteps Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How the hell did i miss this oTL
Not like i'm one to talk but i think some tutorials could help with the clouds, they're great but making them look more professional couldn't hurt <3
LlikeOaVsinE Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing - the clouds give depth to the sky - love the light beams through the clouds - its beautiful~!
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