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Blue sky by ilolamai

Blue Sky by ilolamai a very strong and eye-catching piece. The subject is very well drawn and the shading is superb. I have yet find my personal technique on SAI to shade like that. I especially love the hair. Your choice of colours for the subject is perfect as well, as the orange stands out very well against the blue sky. Also, your rendering of the cityscape is very commendable. I'm sure it took you quite some time to do?

However, I do have some unsettling feeling about this picture. I think it's the detachment between the subject and the background. First of all, the clouds, while giving it a blur to simulate depth of field, should, IMO, be sharp. It feels like the clouds are from a different image photoshopped in. There is a detachment between that and the cityscape. The cityscape itself feels detached from the subject. I think it's the shading technique used. The subject uses a mixture of hard and soft shading while the buildings use mainly soft gradient shading. The trees, however, look superb, and if you can give the buildings texture, I think it will improve it. That also goes for the foreground, the floor on the balcony(?) needs a bit of texture.

Overall, it's a very impactful piece with great vision and originality.

(Just my 2 cents. I'm not at your level yet, but I think that's what I would do if I were to do this. Keep up the good work!)
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ilolamai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thank you very much for your compliment,critique and suggestion.It's very useful,i will remember that.

You're right,i should use hard shading on the buildings too.I will try to do that in my next work.

I ever tried to add texture on my work but it looked dirty(as you can see,i prefer clean and clear coloring).But i will try to add it and see the result again.
LarkVisuals Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'll be watching! ^.^
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