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Summer Days


"I never knew the air could be so tender.

A breeze rippled through my hair when I found it, hunched over by the crumbling red stones. It cradled its head in its arms, buried deep within the warmth of its body. Its fur was dark against the red earth, black like ebony. I approached it, cautiously at first, my hand outreached. Curious. The creature shifted slightly, its black head raised."


A girl and her meeting with a cat.
Based on a story I wrote in class. :)

My first submission, so I have no idea if I put it into the right category. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm still practicing with drawing digitally, so critiques and tips are appreciated.


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I'm loving the general feeling of innocence in this piece - that chance encounter, that one brief meeting that turns to a full-blown friendship - and this picture reeks of that kind of innocent play-dating.

The watercolour effect you've achieved greatly adds to the atmosphere - it looks like a child's finger-painting in some aspects, and I can appreciate that kind of addition to detail. It certainly has a story-telling aspect,a s detailed by the white boundaries and all circling the picture, creating yet again that aspect of child chance-encounter. Even the cartooiny anime-esque girl adds to it, and it's a great piece.

However, not all fun and games. The proportions on the girl are considerably out of whack, and the background, as in props, is practically nonexistent - adding to these would significantly improve the "life" or staring time of a picture, as a viewer takes in the whole thing rather then just the general gist.

But it's a great picture, and I like it.

FallenBane responds:

Ah, proportions. My worst enemy. :P
Glad you like it though.

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Jun 10, 2010
11:52 PM EDT
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