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Girl with Pikmin by scrap-paper-tea Girl with Pikmin by scrap-paper-tea
A commission someone wanted for their niece who is a huge fan of the gamecube game, pikmin. Pencil
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
How cute! You are very talented! :clap:
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scrap-paper-tea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This is late, but thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it.  :3
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AnastasiaCatris Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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This is a very cute illustration with some wonderful pencil control. Despite being completely grey scale, you manage to show the different 'colours' on each of the characters with your subtle shading. The pose of the human character is sweet and simple, with a good grasp of anime expression. The pikmin themselves have brilliant expressions, though I would have liked to have seen more variation on their body language - perhaps different levels? One sitting down, another on tip toes? They seem to be vying for the attention of the audience with their wide eyed expressions, it would have been nice to play with this. Overall a very nice composition. Would love to see it coloured in the future.
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scrap-paper-tea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I know this is late, but I have been without a computer for several months and just recently got my computer back up and running. Thank you for your comments and advice- I will keep them in mind next time I draw something like this.   :3
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AnastasiaCatris Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :)
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EpicStormMage Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your shading is quite neat, I like how it didn't smudge the way a lot of other pencil drawings tend to. I feel like the lines could be a little more curvier and a lot less skinny/straight. There isn't much difference in the different tones that you used, so nothing really stands out as much as it could, if certain places were dark while others were light.
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scrap-paper-tea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you very much for the comment and suggestions. :3
I have had trouble creating good contrast between shades since I was a kid, so I am not surprised that I still have trouble with it. As for the lines, I think I was trying to emulate another artist who uses angular lines yet she can get them to appear curvy (hard to explain). Another problem I had with this drawing is that I have never played pikmin and never drew any of the characters before, so that was a challenge for me. I am glad you like the shading.

As for smudging, I use this type of sketchbook: [link]
That is the best sketchbook for me because it is smooth paper and I like how my pencil glides across the paper instead of scratching it like it does with most sketchbooks. I also use smooth Bristol paper from strathmore. I feel these papers are the best for preventing smudging when drawing with a pencil and they are thick enough to handle markers, pens, and some paint.
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illeity Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Good day! I was asked to give your work a critique. I hope you take whatever advice I give and pick out the ones that you believe can help you be a better artist for future works.

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>Quality shading. There are enough tonal differences to help each character stand out their own way.
>Good layout. Placing the girl right in the center helps lead the eyes towards her, with the Pikmin helping frame the overall work well.

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>Wrong Anatomy. Hands do not look like that when bent back. The thumbs should be closest to the back.
>Also, the bottom part of her buttocks should not be round like a circle. It should be ever so slightly curved.

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>Overall the work the work is clean, well drawn and well shaded.
>Try practicing doing the pose yourself and standing in front of a mirror. It'll help you get a feel for the pose. You could also search Google Images for your references. Enjoy!
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scrap-paper-tea Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
oh thank you! I appreciate all the advice especially about the anatomy. And thank you for the kind comments on the shading and layout. <3
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SharaSellarine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Mkay, so your lines are pretty clean, and you have smudging under control, which is good. You might want something for them to stand on- moon surface? Scribbles? Mostly to give a sense of lighting so you could strengthen the shading, cause while the girl has some, the little thingies look a bit flat without it. And you've got shading on the leaf guys leaf, but then you kind of stopped with the others. On the girls hands, the reason in pictures that everybody seems to have their hands interlocked when in that pose is because it can be a little difficult to keep your hands in that position otherwise. Other than that, very cute piece. :)
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scrap-paper-tea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you for the comments. Contrast in shading is one of my weak points. Making some kind of floor probably would have helped bring the picture out more. :3
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SharaSellarine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem. :)
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azureXtwilight-rllz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how you draw so neatly with pencil. The sharing s good as well, it might be better to add a shadow behind the characters to make it seem more alive. Overall, wonderful job :)
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scrap-paper-tea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you, I appreciate the comments. :3
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Nepesi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice shading!
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ImmortalAngelSanctum Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, although pikmins aren't in color we can easily see their colors, I think it's good job here.
(Oh and you draw flowers better than me !… XD)
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scrap-paper-tea Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thanks! I never played pikmin myself, and would have loved to color them but they wanted just a pencil drawing. So that's what I drew. :3
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ImmortalAngelSanctum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, It's fine like this :3
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KiraOtanashi-98 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those things are so cite! Great job by the way. :)
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