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Moonlight by Rinthi Moonlight by Rinthi
My ocs Raitith and Pirotha.

I've been trying to get back into watercolors lately.

Made with watercolor pencils, colored pencils, pens, and some digital editing.
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Hello, I am from the :iconworld-builders-inc: and I thought I may provide a critique of this art piece. I hope you find it hjelpfull and you can just ask if there are things you wonder about.

Here I will provide a Imgur link that will illustrate a bit about what I am talking about. You can find the link here: I will number them so you will know which picture I am thinking of.

I want to start off with saying that I really like your wings and that they are the strongest component in the piece. You also have used a bit of color harmony using the green vs. red contrast I will come back to that later. The characters are appealing and you have some understanding of form looking at it. It's pretty well done by a 16 year old.

I also understand watercolors are really hard to use because what you put on the canvas stay there and can't be undone unlike acrylics where you can just paint over or wipe it fully off like you can with oils. However, I don't know how big the watercolor paper is, but I really recommend using large papers, maybe even tape together a couple of them, this is because the larger you make it the more you can put in it, that means you will get much better pr. image, but that it will be easier to make it more exact and detailed. The backside is that it takes much longer time to finish it.

What you could work on is the value contrast, I've two images "1 and 2", they are a example of how you can do it with value contrast, it can be good to sketch it out like that beforehand to know what should be dark and what should be light, and how dark and light everything should be. This effect can make it easier to see what you are trying to achieve, but also make it have more room and look more realistic. Things far away often are lighter and more blue, this is different when it is night though. I don't think my examples are perfect, they are just fast sketches to illustrate it. You generally want to have the main object or subject to be darkest or have darkest outline to have it focused for the viewer. Illustration 2 is probably a more realistic value shift, and I also added some highlights.

Now back to the color contrast. Example picture number three is kinda illustrating what I am thinking of. When you are choosing colors you often want to have colors that harmonize, you can find examples of different color harmonies here:… You don't have to use color harmonies, but they are useful for making things more appealing.

As of the anatomy I am pretty satisfied. You could try to make it more clear what this and that is, but for your age I think it is super good, and there is some stylistic potential here. But I think the only thing is that you should only just do more of people and you will be better. A recommendation is doing figure drawing where you try to draw a body, both naked and not, as similar as you can using a reference. You can use sites like this one:… that finds random pictures for you and sets the time you want for each picture, and also has breaks if you sue class mode. Some figures you want to use long time on, others you want to use just 3-5 minutes on. You want your reference in a position for you where you don't need to turn your head. And if you do this you will be really fucking good I promise. ;)

It would be easier to critique if you write more about your process, how large the piece of paper is and your goals, ideas with the piece and such. You don't have to do that, I don't, but it would help is just what I am thinking of.

It is really nice, and is really appealing, I think you will do good, and I will look forwards to more contributions in the worldbuilder community! I don't know how I should rate it, I think I will use the rating system as such; 5/5 is the best artist out there, my favorites and so on, and 1/5 is what it is.

Hope you found it helpful, and may great art continou be produced by you further on^^ Sincerely Christoffer Bakken tallerås or SOFASTRANGLER or commonly called Soferman. :D (Sorry for it being so long!)
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I like the mood and tone of this art piece. It suggests love in a very dark and depressing place. :)

Here is a list of things you can improve on:

- The red girl's arm looks weird. There is a curve on the upper part of the arm which throws the whole arm out of proportion.

- At the tips of each girl's wings, a feather sticks out the ends and separates itself from the rest of feathers. I believe this looks very unnatural for wings.

- I feel that the mountains and the bright moon in the background sort of interferes with the dark tone and mood of the whole art piece.

Overall, I think that you did a very good job with the shading and coloring with this scene. :)
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap Very beautiful 
Rinthi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :glomp:
Zahyebah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Looks awesome!
Rinthi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
Zahyebah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
U are welcome!
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