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November 15, 2012
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Why by EpicGuitar Why by EpicGuitar
Angreh faec.
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Oooo, A dark theme.

Vision: 3.5

The visual representation of banette was well thought out. Especially with the perspective of how you drew this with the raindrops falling into the point of perspective. However, I mistaken the ground to be a shadow instead of puddles. Maybe add a bit of texture to the puddles. In addition to the raindrops, they are a bit distracting as well.

Originality: 4

The perspective you chose is something new, which is a good thing. Also choosing banette as the character to draw was a good idea as well. The raindrops also seems to be something new. Nothing needs work here.

Technique: 4.5

To generalize, your technique is astounding for three reasons. The theme of using a dark type pokemon in a dark environment was a great choice; the way banette interacting with the rain increases the purpose of the theme, and the way you made banette stand out from the ground by giving him a lot of detail.

Impact: 4

Your technique pretty much assisted the purpose of the drawing. In addition to banette looking at the rain gives the drawing a sad feeling to it. However, banette doesn't seem to show much of an emotion towards the rain. I'm guessing the perspective may have changed the way I view it.

Overall, it’s a pretty good drawing. My recommendation is to continue with this type of theme and work on making a less distracting foreground.
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Hmm... Let me be the first to say that I'm not so sure about this one. I guess I'll just break it up into chunks.

Vision - 4/5
I can see what you were going for: A shout in the rain, dark and dramatic. The Banette seems to be well thought out, and the perspective has been executed well. However, a setting isn't quite there for me. It's just a bit of brown and some puddles. I would try adding some sort of texture, be it a little grass or something.

Originality - 3/5
I know it's a low score but, let's be honest here; a dramatic shout in the rain is not the most original idea. I've seen it done many a time beforehand, in movies and artwork. However, this is the first time I've seen something like this with Pokemon involved.

Technique - 3.5/5
The main reason technique is a three and a half out of five is because I wasn't sure where the main problem I had with the picture would go. I decided to put it here. That problem it the focus of the picture, the Banette. The problem, since it made such a large impact on me as well as the score, is my confusion as to the emotion. I honestly cannot even tell what's going on. I realize it's supposed to be a face full of rage, but for some reason I am having trouble seeing it. I look at one part and then another, and for some reason they just don't add up. Perhaps it's just me, though.

Impact - 4/5
It's a very dramatic drawing. Dark and foreboding, and the red glow around the Banette gives it a sort of 'rage' quality. The perspective is well done, and the shading seems fine too. I just don't seem to be getting enough of an angry vibe form it. I was expecting something that would make me feel like the Banette is utterly livid, but it just falls short. Overall, a well done drawing that just needs a touch more emotion.

Wooo... first critique.

I feel like I'm going to get bashed for this...
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bee-bee69483 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that's a angry face?I think it's adorable
la in love
Crystaldrakon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exodus-Drake Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nnooooooo!~!~!~! LOL
s0nicsilver Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you were going for rage,you should've slanted the inside of the brow down toward where the nose should've been.
Shinigami-shisan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm...the bandette has it's zipper open...strange
kirstenes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice detail the shading in the mouth is awesome plus the bg is too, well every thing is awesome!
Meruetta Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DeBlob-hatena Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
not to correct but i have pokedex 3d and banette doesn't un-zip her mouth exactly as you think... she only has a top row of 'teeth' just wanted to let you know :)
EpicGuitar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Having only one row of teeth looks really weird when I draw it, so yeah...
DeBlob-hatena Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
well i mean i understand your O.C. and all... and the personalty.... IDK still drwan really well though :)
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