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Let It Out by lriis Let It Out by lriis
drew this while listening to the thunder outside~

last piece of my ap art concentration :love:
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So I guess I'll let it out. All of it. Isn't that what a critique is for?
To begin, I'll discuss your originality score. To tell you the truth, people crying in the rain has been done before, and rain is always associated with this type of cathartic experience. The character is very normal looking, and so is the background.
I guess the "normalness" of the work should be discussed via technique. While the rain and reflection are your strongest points, your anatomy and figure, which is the heart of the work, is your weakest. Two things bother me about the figure: A: The breasts are exaggerated and don't flow smoothly to the chest (in other words, its sorta a big bulge instead of flowing... you know). The head also seems a little small in relation to the body. This is probably do to the fact that you moved the forehead down and (for what reason I'm not sure) eliminated the eyes and nose. If you want to be knit picky, the hair would flow downward in the rain, not bounce back up.
Because of the small mistakes in the work, the impact is greatly handicapped. It's hard to get over the details when the big picture seems to good to be true.
As for your vision, the part of the work I can't see, it was OK. This vision isn't your own, but that of many people. This isn't necessarily bad, but what is bad is that you limited yourself. You could have set this girl in a city street, with people walking past her, or made the entire thing cartoony to balance the anatomy mistakes. A small tilt of direction could have changed the entire work.
PS I know I'm a hard critic, so don't feel bad. You're good in your own right, and even the masters have room for improvement! Thanks for your contribution to the Deviantart library! :)
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To begin with, yes, crying in the rain has been done before; however, there is originality in how every artist translates a subject. I guarantee no one has done a piece EXACTLY like this, and I don't care if they have - I haven't seen anything like it before, so it's original! Haha.

Technique: I can't draw to save my soul, so I'll make this part quick. The only thing about the girl would be that her breasts don't seem to be falling naturally, however, I'll attribute that to a really good push-up bra. Yeah.

I've always loved rain in art, because it's kind of like looking at a Rubix Cube - I just sit down and wonder how you could possibly DRAW rain, yet still make it translucent. It's awesome.

This piece allows for a great release of pathos. I feel for the girl, because everyone can identify with this.

Looking forward to doing more critiques! :)
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ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
Beautiful
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elvenphilosophy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man I really like this piece here. So much can be told from a scene like this. Very inspiring.Nod 
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GLoRToR Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   General Artist

Rain. Falling upwards. Absolutely offputting! Direction of the strokes matters a whooooole lot!

Otherwise this is amazing and I adore it.

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PlutoniumPresumtuide Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the amount of emotion you portrayed in the piece~! <3
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:iconpseudowitch:
Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Wonderful work, as always.
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:iconzoba22:
Zoba22 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sense of freedom!! Beautiful and purely refreshing.:) (Smile) 
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Raqonteur Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very nice piece, more effective for being simple. Adding anything else would draw attention away from the central figure.

Your work with the water, especially the ground water is superb.
As has already been said, the breasts look slightly wrong and draw attention away from the whole scene, but I can't really say much, I make the same mistake myself :P

I disagree with the comment on the hair needing to look flat. To me the hair gives a sense of movement, as if she has just thrown her head back to scream her frustrations at the very stars themselves.

Altogether this is a nice piece and but for a couple of minor points, could have been great.
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KirstiarnaMohan Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deserves a fav simple for being exactly how i feel right now
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LovingTorii Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!
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BrennsArtAttic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: and featured here [link]
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, this is such an honor!! thank you so much :hug: :hug:
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BrennsArtAttic Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You´re more then welcome! :hug:
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BrennsArtAttic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: Very powerfull!
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Lyona-dono Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing !
It gives really strong feelings by looking at it. I mean, it's like some of our own feelings deep inside us are realeased just by looking at it... Huh... If what I'm saking makes sense. X')
The way you did the water is impressive, it just add to this deep feeling in the picture I was talking about.
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
haha wow, thank you so much!! :hug:
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:iconlyona-dono:
Lyona-dono Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~! :D
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Wendychi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD THE LIGHTING AND COLOURING AND THAT REFLECTION ASDKLJSDLK EVERYTHING IS PERFECT AICHAN, MY GAWD YOU'RE TALENTED PFFFFT
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bcocreations Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Powerful
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BeatFreak1970 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Amazing work and I just love the reflection as it really jumps out at you.

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Otencia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
;; i just want to cry...
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FallenAngelKokoro Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is such a powerful piece owo
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WhildPeonix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awsome pic :D
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:iconkotome-chan:
Kotome-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is full of emotions. I really like it. good job.
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Alberticorico Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work and amazing colors
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Djpoppin1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Love the deep blues, very relaxing vibe i get from this picture...
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you so much!! :love:
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:iconpseudowitch:
Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
A picture tells a thousand words. This is exactly how I feel at this moment.
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, thank you so much...i'm extremely sorry... i'll be praying for your father, so please stay strong and don't be down :huggle:
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Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thank you again. I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement.

Also thank you for the cake and llama badges. If you like, I can type up a short story for one of your works.
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lriis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
no problem! don't think you need to give me anything in return :hug: i hope you feel better :love:
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Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thanks. Just offering my hand in return. By the way, I love your avatar.
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Toyona Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
love her pose, composition, everything =u=
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
aww thank youu..:love:
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Toyona Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome as always~ :)
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xGemxofxGeminix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is really good! I love the execution of the water textures and the lighting on her skin! I also must say that I'm glad you didn't add any blood or a dismembered arm. I think that would have taken away from the feeling of the composition. Nicely done! :D
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lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!! :love: ahahaa i have to agree, the composition definitely wouldn't have been as nice :hug:
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fibisugar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful <3 and sad..
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you..:heart:
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Raven88locker Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool yo...
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :)
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
neat you are inspired to make a cool art like this from listening to thunder outside
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
ahahaa yea, i get my inspiration from the most random things ever...
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MXB260 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it! :D
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!! :D
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Scriddles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
This should be on dA's front page.
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
oh wow, thank you so much!! :tears:
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Scriddles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
No problem ^^
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Toast435 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love how the rain that's upclose is all blurred. Gwog, so pretty~~
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lriis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
aww thank you so much...:hug:
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Toast435 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very welcome~ your icon is extremely ammusing.
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