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Fionna Fionna

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Demon Kitty (not a kitty, I know)

I'm not familiar with the character, I'm just joking. So, this really is a new style you used, and I really like it. I saw a bit of an episode of Adventure Time and I say this soft and grainy look sets the mood quite well. It's a realistic approach to a cartoon while still maintaining its cartoony feel.
Although the background doesn't have any complexity to it, it doesn't need it anyway. It reminds me of those old paintings of Jesus (you know, the ones grandmothers usually have next to or above their beds). If it weren't for the description, I would say it was handpainted. This, of course, means you're becoming closer to achieve mastery in CG.
The reference to old paintings of Jesus I made pretty much describes what i think about this drawing: it's supposed to deliver sweetness to the viewer, and it does, but also a bit of creepiness. Don't take me wrong. When I say it resembles something, it doesn't mean it is what it resembles.
It is kind of scary in a way, but I don't think it matters to its quality. I wouldn't call it a flaw. A pseudo-flaw, maybe. But again, a review isn't about detecting flaws. It's about what's good and what's not so good. Art teachers are the ones who only point out the flaws because they have no time to review something thoroughly, so because I have the chance to compliment what's good, I will say it and this drawing reeks of goodness.
*whispers* - but it's still slightly creepy.

- Diogo Monteiro

P.S.: 1 hour + 1 layer + SAI = This ----> You = DA BOSS


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UTAWA Gakuen - Ceoil Eika UTAWA Gakuen - Ceoil Eika

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Perfection is present in this piece of art.

It is perfect, and I'll explain why. Everything is in its right place. The pose, the face expression, the attire, everything describes her personality perfectly. The design chosen for her clothes is smart. It's visually very appealing because of the genius use of colors. Let me see if I'm right: you colored her jacket and skirt black so her chest wold stand out with its white shirt. But you also used a little of red and yellow, two flashy colors, in the thing in her arm so people aren't completely distracted from the big picture.
One can easily differentiate the textures due to the excellent coloring. The dragon scale like sleeves make her look like a pro.
I also noticed the detail on the skirt. Just throwing black would probably be too normal, wouldn't it? So you drew a line of dark orange, and it goes really well with the whole thing because its color is similar to her hair's. And speaking of hair, it's just the thing for Ceoil (still haven't figured out how to pronounce that name). It's not really long, so I guess that kind of reveals a strong personality, but it's not short either, which leads me to this: "...Very affectionate and is a little sensitive if her affection does not get returned..." - It matches perfectly.

To tell you the truth, I never really liked Ceoil, but this drawing right here changed my opinion entirely. Now I like her almost as much as I like Sachi, which is a lot. There are only good things to be said about this piece, and only good things were said. I think my review has fulfilled its destiny. I'm keeping an eye out for Ceoil now, she's really, um, how should I say it? She's stunning!

- Diogo Monteiro


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suwako responds:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review as always, Ocelot! I always really look forward to reading your comments.
Really, thank you so much! :D


Baby Baby Sayonara Baby Baby Sayonara

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not my favorite, but it's still nice.

I'll be straightforward: the legs don't look that good. This perspective involves reducing their sizes, but I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to be reduced that much.
Apart from that I will say the usual: top notch coloring. The colors really manage to indicate the texture of everything. The sky and light source also draw my attention in a good way. They're so pretty. Sachi has the most gorgeous eyes I've seen in a while. They're like big, but not that big, like, the right size, and they're incredibly detailed, but not extremely detailed. Those eyes are quite balanced.
Good job in drawing a good facial expression. She looks as if she just found out she's in trouble, a combination of surprise and fear. No wonder, she's flying.
Um... Action... Yeah, I remember. Your drawings are mostly kawaii girls either facing front or sideways. Good to see you started trying out the hard stuff: crazy poses and movement.

- Diogo Monteiro

P.S.: If that hat falls off her head and I grab it, I shall claim it as my own, because it's awesome! >:3


suwako responds:

Yeah, I'll admit the legs don't look good, I had a lot of trouble with them unfortunetly. I'm trying to get better at perspective though, so hopefully with more practice I'll be able to nail it sometime.
Thank you Ocelot! I put a bit more effort into the colouring than usual I think. I'm glad to hear it was noticed : >
Aha, yeah. My poses were very static, but since you suggested doing dynamic poses, that's what I've been trying to do lately, and I think it's much more interesting/challenging, so thank you so much for the suggestion, your critiques always help me so much!

Aha, go for it! XD


UTAmasq - Foley Eika UTAmasq - Foley Eika

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well, it is hard to come up with new stuff...

But that's what an artist does because he's creative. To come up with new designs and such. But sometimes the artist can feel bored, which is understandable because an artist is a person, duh. Don't obliterate your head, you're doing fine in your approach to male anatomy. I bet Shadman could... what am I saying?
Ok, the background is definitely something to pay attention, it's gorgeous, so you get points for that.
All in all, though he seems a bit feminine, nobody shouldn't complain because there are a lot of guys like that, really. There's no need to go all alpha male rampage when drawing a boy, so it's okay. The coloring is smooth and has a nice contrast to the background. Thou shalt be granted a great rating.

- Diogo Monteiro

P.S.: Hair Giga Drill Breaker FTW! I'm serious, that thing is realistic, it's all you see here in Portugal. Guys with bigger hairdrills than Foley.
No, I'm not gay. I simply can't avoid noticing every male person in front of me almost twisting their neck so they can have windswept hair like that and it looks like an ass. But of course, Foley knows how to get it done, because the hairstyle looks very good on him.



UTAmasq - Sachi Eika UTAmasq - Sachi Eika

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Oddly amusing

Seriously, my reaction to the thumbnail was "lulz". I don't mean anything bad by this, she simply looks charming. Good dress design, now that I take a good look. Simple, and pretty.
If it were me drawing (hell, if I could even draw), I'd draw some additional shadows in the lower part of the dress to make the legs stand out a bit. That's just me, though, I don't know the volumptuosness of the thing. Not sure if that's the correct adjective, maybe "density".
Whatever, high-four! =D

- Diogo Monteiro



UTAU Urschrei UTAU Urschrei

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent

Fabulous design and coloring, textures are smooth and good looking, and everything's in its right place. Just tell me one thing, maybe it's me being silly, but shouldn't the buttons in the pants on the left leg be more to the left, so it looked symmetrical and follow the perspective of the leg since the right one has buttons on its right edge? Okay, perhaps not. No, I thought so.
9/10, because it's not absolutely completely 100% good looking. This is more of a reviewer personal opinion thingy. Go ahead, slap me upside the head with a 50 pound sledgehammer =D

- Diogo Monteiro



Teto Kasane + Sachi Eika Teto Kasane + Sachi Eika

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I wish I could doodle this good

I will just have to practice, then. Both of the characters are drawn with both great detail and correction. The color balance is something to admire as well. You managed to figure out colors that make the characters stand out, and I noticed how you used a certain color on the background to one side and swapped it with the one that is in the other when creating a thick and pretty outline, an aura, so to speak.
But, on the other hand, you comitted some mistakes also, as you stated, and you know about them, so it's not worth referring them.
Overally speaking, you have a very nice piece of art here... Hold on, that "to" in katakana looks a bit off. You should reduce the size of the diagonal stroke. It's too big, almost looking like the kanji for "getting in", or something like that. You know, that one where you write it to get "Hairimasu"? Sorry, I just had to find something stupid :p

- Diogo Monteiro (yes, my real name)


suwako responds:

Ocelot, I haven't heard from you on newgrounds in ages! Glad to hear from you!
Yeah, I made a lot of mistakes. I guess I still need a lot more practice with anatomy.
But thank you!
Oh, please ignore my writing, it's AWFUL. I have been only concentrating on typing JP, my actual writing it is so messy orz;;;;; But thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to remember it.

Diogo? That's such a cool name! It reminds me of Diego or something c:


UTAU Kasane Teto for Ruth UTAU Kasane Teto for Ruth

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Omg, scary

The eyes scare me for some reason.
So, you managed to get the feeling of movement here with the cherry blossoms being pushed by the wind. However, her hair ain't moving that much. Why's that? Moving on, the cloth folds are just like I like them and the coloring here is particularly interesting as you can differenciate textures and give off quite a good atmosphere with the colors chosen, especially the wood in that...thing that appears often in Japan if you go for a walk.
Brilliant, just noticed now that you don't use black lines to draw the character. Or perhaps you do, but really small lines? Whatever the case, that makes it look really "catita" (a Portuguese word you can probably figure out the meaning).
And that's about it from me.

- Ocelot-sensei


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I &amp;lt;3 Manga I <3 Manga

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I agree with Shadman

In fact, I'm gonna run to the nearest park and see if she's sitting there. By the way, the only thing you failed in the perspective was the bench, and not the character, becuase she could be laid back. You know benches aren't straight, they don't make perfect 90º angles. At least they don't in Portugal.
All right, now to save the girl from being raped (*picks up katana*). Ikuze!

- Ocelot-sensei


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TOUHOU _ Fantasy Seal TOUHOU _ Fantasy Seal

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Experimenting new angles, eh?

Usually you do an excellent coloring, and you did it again with this one, but I think you should have darken Hakurei's shades a bit, because the background, even though it's a cloud in daylight (right?), the observer would think it is a night sky. And this situation is complicated, because we have a dark section to the left and a shiny one to the right.
I noticed you used an unusual angle to place a character, but the girl flies doesn't she? I don't know, and nobody should really care. Your work is splendid and it will remain that way.

- Ocelot-sensei