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Animal April Speedpaints - April 3 by madam-marla Animal April Speedpaints - April 3 by madam-marla
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Pretttttyyyy frog is pretty :D
I am loving Animal April so far lol Anyways, critique is welcomed as you well know :)
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charfade Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Artist
okay now for a real comment after doing my own. XD I really really really admire how you got your reflective wet look on the frogs back. I struggled so much with it. your spots are really well rendered too I feel and the color balance is pretty dead on with the ref. the light speckled texture you used to works really well as it gives it a really believable frog back. Well done Marla! <3
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literary-magic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! when i saw the thumbnail, mi thought it was a photograph!! amazing!
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Bahkana Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the rocks and wood its siting on? Or is it surfing on a turdboard?

But in all seriousness the frog looks amazing! Just some weird edges on the front legs that detach it from the background but the subject itself turned out great.
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charfade Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Artist
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh aw snap!

But in all seriousness, I know you used the render button <3
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Bahkana Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alt+f4 for the win! Now everyone knows where the render button is...how do i remove this comment....
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LadyBeluga Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh, wow, your frog turned out awesome! The colors are just spot on, and you did a wonderful job rendering the spotted pattern on its back. Also, the highlights on the frogs skin are nicely done, as well. Your speed paints always have this crispness to them, that I just love! ^^

I have to agree with Wolkenfels, though. The frog does seem like his floating a bit. I know that if you had a little more time to work on it you would have been able to further detail the stones underneath it. Still, it turned out great!
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Agent505 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Writer
From the thumbnail, thought it WAS a photograph.
Well captured!
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laurelizab Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student
Seriously thought this was a picture you took! So awesome and pretty!
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Justyne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Wow! You are amazing. Just love your light and shadows and how close you got to the original. Awesome work.
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Destro7000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
epic work! is this using Painter?
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madam-marla Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
nah, still photoshop. Only program I really use consistently. I also dabble in sai sometimes for linearting, but that's it really :)
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been picking some bold colored animals! <and I :heart: it!!>
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madam-marla Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
yeah, we're sot of a study group, the pictures are chosen by *Sparkyyy and a couple of other people, and they're usually challenging in terms of color and rendering, with a learning curve. The end of the month has a tiger for example :) The flamingo and frog are more simple in comparison :) It's very useful, the landscape challenge taught me a lot, I hope I can keep up with the animal one on this busy busy April. ^^
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck with it :)
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Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Pretty picture of that pretty frog!
I really like how you set the highlights and how wonderful three dimensional it looks!

The underground could be a bit darker so he is more solid on the ground - right now he is floating a little bit.
his belly is a bit more rounded in your study and therefore his front legs come up higher. But that is nitpicking over an awesome picture.
I am with you Animal April is great. :D
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madam-marla Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
I totally agree. I did the stones first, without having the frog to guide myself with, so that's why the leg positions seem kinda disconnected. I don't really like how I did the "fingers" either, they look kinda rough to me, on top of the fact that they hover weirdly over the background :P
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Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
But overall the improvable points are much less than the adorable.
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