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Icerose by Lapia Icerose by Lapia
Last rose pic. :3
This was tough to finish, glad I did. <3 I guess I was going for creepy/cute.
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Hello there! :wave:
I was looking through the critiquable feed and your image stood out to me as one of the more visually grabbing.
Normally, I go in depth on color use and different analogous/vibration schemes that people use or misuse but your use of color looks on point :highfive: Your transitions from oranges to blues are superb, all staying roughly within the same range of saturation, which makes the image flow well and remain harmonious.
Aside from that, I don't normally delve into the realm of manga/cartoon/anime art so I can't comment much on the conceptual/emotional aspect of the image. However, from what your color scheme tells me, there is an overall sense of eternity, waiting, and cleanliness. The small jagged lines worked in with what seems to be a dodge tool reminds me of either waves of crystal clear water or small currents of electricity, which both evoke a sense of sterility and purity.
The only thing that confuses that notion are the jaggedly growing branches of trees you depicted. They almost look dead at first, but since a few have leaves they start looking like thorn bushes, with contradicts the original illusion a bit.
(Keep in mind, this is my sole opinion gathered from my first impression of the image, other people might see something completely different.)
Looking at the girl, I see nothing that would possibly put her into any type of context or give any type of back story. Her expression is neutral and she is very artfully posed as if in a fashion photo-shoot. The only aspect of storytelling of any kind I see is her little finger tracing circles in her knee, which makes the entire image for me. This small detail gives the atmosphere of waiting and of patience, which plays nicely with the color scheme and the before mentioned notions of cleanliness and eternity.
The only thing I have left to touch on is technique based and has to do with your use of the blur tool. It works wonders around the hair to add more atmospheric perspective and three-dimensionality to the girl. However, the illusion of receding into space is broken and actually severely confused by the time you leave the hair and go into the lower dress/leg area. The portion of the dress that's blurred is coming towards the viewer and it's on the same plain as the rock to the right of it. Yet one is excessively blurred and the other one is crisp as day. The same happens with her feel.
If it's meant as an affect as if rain drops were trapped on the "lens" that is taking a photo of the girl, then the effect should be as prevalent in other important areas where the eye wanders and should not blend with other uses of the blur tool- such as when you create the atmospheric perspective in the hair. My general advice would be to keep all unnecessary blurring away from the subject of your work to make them more the center of attention.
I hope I'm not making this too long.
Oh well, wonderful work!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Keep it up! :blowkiss:
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onomisha Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Beautiful colors, love her pose, very sweet ! ❤️💫❤️
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Lapia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :>
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nekodragon12 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love this one :) , especially the hair and the beautiful background:)
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Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much CC:
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pandaXnoodles Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors and she\s so cute. Huggle! Huggle! I think I've fainted. 
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Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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Latiasrojo99 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Omgpf this is so prettyyyy * A * <3333
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:iconlapia:
Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
; v; aww thanks!
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Latiasrojo99 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
No problem! > v <
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AzureRat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw she looks so lonely though.
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:iconlapia:
Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Frozen heart ;_;
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such lonely character D:
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GoodKittyNyanchan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:iconuu-plz: She lloks like she could nyuse a kitty huggie. :heart: :iconazu-nyanplz:

*glomps and cuddles her*
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BloodRansom2001 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
So beautiful, keep doing what your doing dud
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:iconlapia:
Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I will thank you!
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marikadaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool, i like the hair! c:
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:iconlapia:
Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Cynical-Pancake Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous work, I love the colours you have used <3
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:iconlapia:
Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ><
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LadyMidnightSolace Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Really like the headdress you created with this piece. 
And you really caught the atmosphere well to me. ;)
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:iconlapia:
Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;v; I think the headpiece was the main reason I went with the ice theme in the end
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cutesu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh this is so lovely ;v; <333 i love the atmosphere it has ~
i love her hair as well *o*)))
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Lapia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! C':
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