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As a gift, I'm sure this little cute work has made the receiver happy. It's very sweet work that makes you smile. I wanted to critique it because of it's a good example how very simple work can have great impact, if things are balanced.

I visited on Candii-Mow's account, to whom this gift was given. It appeared that characters, at least the cat-like cutie, is most-likely her own character, so originality isn't very high on this work. I loved cat's coloring from the first sight, even if it probably wasn't originally designed by the artist. Yet, she has been loyal to the example, and have made characters recognizable. Colors on this work are very simple, and there hardly is any shadowing. Nevertheless, thick, black line gives it the posture it needed to be striking. Using non-binary, vivid line, made work look more interesting and rough. Some details, like frog's hands etc. could have been drawn by a little smaller tool.

By looking at C-a-p-u's gallery, simplified, icon-like works seem to be her strong point. I would suggest she takes the step to more complicated subjects, if she feels any like to do so. She has a good start for her dA-account, and if she already has this good control on digital drawing technique, it will be interesting to see what she'll make in the future.

All in all, I enjoyed this small sweet art piece. Wellcome to dA, C-a-p-u!
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:iconkitsunekoshojo:
KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi everybody! I'd like to comment some issues on my critique and also about critiquing in general. Critique is meant for deep and complete evaluation. It's a tool for the artist to learn her strenghts and weak points. It's for suggesting things artist probably should focus on the future, and help her/him to get over little difficulties that prevent her/him to be better artist.

Yet it's important to remember that critique is in most cases written by other art-hobbyist, it's an opinion of one person and not everybody need to agree with it. In my case, I chose this simple-looking work for critique, because of I'm just very beginger on critiquing and didn't want to take very multifaceted and challengign work to be my second critique. Thank you for your comments, they're valuable for me to become better critiquer and teach me to see things on more than one aspect. Happy new year & keep on commenting! ^___^
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valwolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont agree with the originality ..

but for the rest, good critique
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okays! I think I've seen chibi-cats pretty much like this one drawn by other artists, and (I have to say I'm not sure about this but) I think the coloring wasn't designed by her. Could you spesify? ^^
Thank you & happy new year :)
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valwolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i know, but its a gift ..
if you gift someone, you include their character ..
she can't just draw her own character, and give it to her as a gift
it makes no sense

understand? xD

happy new year uwu
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, okays :D But at least she could've drawn it in a more original style (in my opinion). Your point is good though. There's cross-purpose on being able to critique gift, as originality also needs to be critiqued x'> Anyway, it's a sweet little gift, and I think that's the thing that matters most :)

Thanks :D
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oO-Mi-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Good critique. But I think the little amount of shading is her style. But I do agree taking one step further
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! About little amount of shading, that's why I continued on the next sentence about strong lineart, which gives the posture that shadowing doesn't. I think she has a good change to become great artist, if she just keeps on drawing :)
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oO-Mi-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Ah ok. I think the same too. ^^
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KitsunekoShojo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^__^
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oO-Mi-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
^^
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