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Cocoa's Art Critique and Feeback Thread 2205

#Giving Critique

Hey /art/, my name is Coco. Call me Cocoa, Coco or any name you feel like… I'm here to give Critique and Feedback here.

My name is Coco, some people call me Kyoko. You may just like to remember the Lady Luck tripcode I have.
I'm an artist of sorts. I'm not that good, I have to admit, but I do have an idea of what I'm on about when I talk art. I don't have a gallery because I don't think it's worthwhile.

What am I here to do? Give feedback on art. Submit something you think is good enough for reviewing and I shall give it a gander and give some feedback.

All feedback I give is largely based off opinions! I may have a different opinion to you on how the art piece came out. If you think I'm too hard or too lenient on you or somepony else, feel free to comment. I ask only that you remain civil.

That out of the way, I'll give you some guidelines:

I'd like for you to choose the length of my feedback. Short, medium or long.
For short pieces, you don't really get much out of it… Maybe just a suggestion for the future and my opinion of it.
For medium pieces, I'll be doing a fair few works on what worked well and what I think you can improve on.
For long pieces, I'd like to see a background and everything in what you submit. I'll be writing a lot for you… And it's hard to write a lot with little to work with.

A rough idea of how I give feedback is here: http://coco-kyoko.tumblr.com/post/38437627222/feedback

…This is telling you what I'm gonna do. Don't listen to this.
Let me show you what I will do.

>Please don't send in sketches.
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Red Star 2256

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Could you do a medium feedback on this?
I'd like to see what you think of it.

And if you have questions I would be most happy to answer.
And as usual Skyware's work is pretty damn good, love the OP pic


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Okay! A review of Red Star's Z Entry for the contest. I have to mention that I am both friends with the artist to a degree and a friend of the subject.

First to note is the wonderful blend of colours that is used. A dull beige in the background to highlight the more saturated foreground, red used to bring out the background in the form of blood and a noticeable contrast between the dull, boring colours of the clothing and Z's coat.
The next thing I notice is a lack of detail. This applies to every aspect of the image except for the cutter. The blood is well done, though there's a lack of shading. The colouring is flat and this is apparent.
The final thing I want to talk about is the themeing. There is excellent themeing and dynamics in this image. Good use of thirds, good use of subject matter… Just overall brilliant in this regard. The way everything works with eachother is brilliant… Just brilliant.

To close, I have to say that while this makes for an excellent image… I can't see Z doing this. He seems more peaceful, gentle and kind for me to see him as being psycho. This being said, a brilliant image.
I'd give it four stars. It took ages to find a 'wish' for you, Red.

!reDstAR26o 2569

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Could I get a medium feedback on this piece?

Power Chord!Roadiecn7A 2573

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>Please don't send in sketches.

… Dammit.

Acrylic!/33PmGijrk 2574

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Heeey Coco! Do you think you could do a medium sized feedback for this? It'd be appreciated.


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Hmm… Human Alicorn Twilight.

The first thing I find that works well is the wings. The size and detail on them catches my eye and really seems to highlight what the image is about. I'm quite impressed by how much effort has been put into them. Full of the imperfections that makes the image look good.
The next part is a little odd for me to phrase, so forgive me for this. I kinda find fault with the whole 'human' side of things. I love Angels, I love humanised and I love beauty. The problem with this image seems to be a few minor human related things. The hands, the feet, the complexion, the angle of the face… Minor things that all come from one basic concept.
The last thing I need to address is how dynamic it is. There's really an attempt at creating a sense of wonder and power from this. An obvious line of action has been used and the dress is flowing beautifully… It's truly a good image.

This isn't my favourite image from you, Red, though I have to confess that it is a pretty little sight.

It's due to detail and everything. I don't want to get overwhelmed by requests and I need a tad bit of detail to get anything done.

If it's a sketch, the most I could give is a comment on how it looks.
If it's a simple/lacking background drawing, the most I can give is a medium.
And if it's an epic like this picture… I can give any feedback levels.
Fluttershy! And it's cute too! :3

A medium feedback on Acrylic's Fluttershy! Before I begin, I have to say that Fluttershy is my third favourite pony. My favourite and second favourite ponies feature in this image.

I love the theme. It's cute! This may not sound very artistic, though the blend of colours (as is normal with Fluttershy) never strays away from the lighter end of the spectrum and thus all the kawaii-ness of the image comes out in full. Hiding the eyes, keeping it bright… You've demonstrated an array of techniques that make this image cute. This fits the subject.
My fault ironically comes from a few curves. Why is this ironic? Because I have a knack for complaining about curves on Fluttershy. The muzzle is too oval (though round enough to show it's a mare) and her wings are too bland and boring. This is a minor issue and these curves have synergy with her hair and eyelashes. I just don't think that the method of drawing the wings is as good as it could be.
And the final thing I absolutely and utterly need to talk about is the colouring/shading. Look at that shine on the hair… Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. It adds depth, detail and all with just a simple blend of white. This is done so well that the shading is blown away. I just… I just can't really comment on the shading of the hair/body while there's such a style of shining.

Keep up the good work, Acrylic.

Acrylic!/33PmGijrk 2603

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Thanks Coco!
>Note to self, learn how to draw wings better!


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I can kinda give help on that!

Wings are divided into three parts. Like an arm. There is a connection to the body (like the shoulder) a connection in the middle (like an elbow) and a end part.

This image demonstrates it better than I can probably explain it. I'm not too good with wings but I have given them tries…
It's seemingly largely a case of having this proforma (the top line) to generate the shape and the lower parts in two stages (one smaller than the other).

This is an art critique thread. I'm here to help where and if I can… If somepony else can give a few wing pointers, it would be brilliant.

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