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Morgana-Mikaelson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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<img src="…" alt=":bulletgreen:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="209" title="Bullet; Green" height="10" width="10">What do you think the most distinct aspect of my style is?
The way you draw humans. You draw them cartoonish and I think this is what makes your art recognizable. ^^ You draw facial expressions very good and I can see easily what your characters are feeling at the moment.

<img src="…" alt=":bulletgreen:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="209" title="Bullet; Green" height="10" width="10">Which piece do you like most and why?
Oh, obviously that one:
I don't even know why but I looked at it and immediately liked it the most. They way you drew his head and the legs are just soooo cute *-*

<img src="…" alt=":bulletgreen:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="209" title="Bullet; Green" height="10" width="10">Do you see any specific points of improvement I can work on?
No, not really if I'm honest. I looked through you gallery trying to find something you could improve on, but I didn't find something I think you could improve ^^
<img src="…" alt=":bulletgreen:" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="209" title="Bullet; Green" height="10" width="10">What do you think I have improved most at?
I think it's the coloring. You have switched to digital drawing and you draw scenes better than before.
Morgana-Mikaelson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't edit my comment anymore help o.o I just notices that dA messed it up I am so sorry o.o I seriously don't know what just happend I just noticed it! ;-;
Cha0slord Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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What do you think the most distinct aspect of my style is?
Faces, undoubtedly. They are disproportionally big, and used to great effect to make extreme, cartoonish facial expressions. It has quite an interesting coherence and appeal throughout all your works.

What do you think I have improved most at?
Erm... how to say... "Roundness" ? :)
Many of your earlier works have a very square design, with sharp angles. I like the transition to smoother, more flowing and less agressive shapes that fits with the generally cartoonish style of your characters. I also particularly like your efforts to move from portraits to scenes, as the scenes you depict tend to carry a lot of emotion. From there, the answers to the last two questions come naturally...

Which piece do you like most and why?…
A remarkable use of your distinct style for facial expressions, combined with a style that is sketchy without being dirty or messy, all that to convey a great feeling of companionship between the two figures.

Do you see any specific points of improvement I can work on?
I see that you're transitioning from traditional to digital. However, I prefer your traditional pieces, especially because of the shading which is more detailed. Somehow the imperfections with the markers fit better with your style than the cold perfection of default CG shading. I think that's something you could try to reproduce in the digital works
Caro-Chipher Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! So I´ll try to tell you something about your gallery:
- What do you think is the most distinct aspect of mys style?
I think your happy characters. When I look at them I get happy too. They all look diffrent and you can see a story behind every single one! You can easily tell who drew this.
-Which piece do you like most and why?
I gues it is CDC June 30-Afternoon Princess by Sparkleswords this one. I like her expression on her face and ger dress. She looks like she is in a conversation and said something smart. (does that make sence?) She looks a bit like the girl from the disney movie with the frog.
-What is your opinion on my character design in general?
I realy like your characters! You have great Ideas. Mabe your coloring is a bit uneven but that´s not a big problem. You could add some backrounds too if you like.
I hope I could help you! ;)
Frappe7 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016

Hi Sparklesword! This is Frappe for the gallery at a glance for :iconprojectcomment:

1) What do you think the most distinct aspect of my style is?

Your art style shows thick dark lines and colored with a variety of colors, dark, vibrant, cool and warm colors. It’s a style that I think would fit really well with a cartoon show. Each of your characters are very expressive, their gesture and expression shows personality and emotion. Each of them have their own story, and I find that quite interesting!


2) Which piece do you like most, and why?

CDC June 4-Collector by Sparkleswords

It would be The Collector. The story about her roaming the land and collecting things is intriguing. She’s someone I would want to meet if that were possible, so I could trade items and books with her XD I also like her design. That big backpack behind her contains many wonders that I’d like to check out myself! Her clothing, with its clashing colors and comfortable style, appeals to me. It shows she’s confident of who she is and not afraid to show it ^^

3) What is your opinion of my character designs in general?

Well, as said in my response to question number one: I think they are all very expressive and lively. Each of them is unique in their own way! 

KokoKiero Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016

Your gallery is very lively, it was a treat to look through all of the different characters and backgrounds that you’ve created. I think the way that you draw faces is distinct, alongside the proportions that you give your characters. The long thin bodies and limbs sort of remind me of an anime/chibi influence, and the faces remind me more of Disney and western cartoons. I love the variety of poses and characters that you have. 

It is easy to see what is going on in all of your pieces from the thumbnail alone. Your characters all have strong silhouettes and your backgrounds have enough colour variety to show us what is going on in them. I would say to maybe play around with making stronger contrasts in your work - for example, the foreground and midground in BGDC May 17-River by Sparkleswords are easy to distinguish, but the further buildings start to meld together. I think if you were to keep the ones closest to the viewer the colours they are and then lighten up the furthest away ones so that they’re just distinguishable from the sky colour it would help to add some depth to the piece. Darkening some of the stones in the bridge right next to us could also help with this. I think you did a good job with contrasts in BGDC May 10-Off Balance by Sparkleswords, I absolutely love the colours and the tilted camera angle, it makes this piece jump right out to me and I want to know what is happening in this zany world. I think you did a fantastic job of leading our eye around the piece here as well - the bright sun draws our eye in and then we follow the dark road down. The trees keep our eye from ‘falling off the page’ and then the pink and green stripes lead us to the darkened house, where the hill keeps us in the picture and sends us back to the sun. I would love to see more things like this from you, and I think you could even push the shadows in this piece more to up the drama - make the house really stand out, maybe make the tree line a little darker or the road extending towards us.

I like your characters clothing designs, they help add to the personality being shown to us and again you try a wide variety of different things with them. Perhaps a next step could be adding more designs or patterns (such as plaid or stripes) to them instead of having them be monochromatic and trying to show different fabrics (such as leather or sheer). Something that might help, especially with portraying different fabric types, is to vary your line width and weight. I see that you have experimented with this in CDC June 6-Dapper Shark by Sparkleswords, and I think incorporating it more often would help your pieces stand out even more. In CDC June 5-Dancer by Sparkleswords the lines seem largely the same consistency - if you used thinner, wispier lines for the scarf and her hair it would give the whole illustration a different feeling. Same with Raven by Sparkleswords, it looks very solid the way it is, but if you used some thinner lines in the beak, eye, and wing area it would help add a delicate aspect and add some interest to these spots for your viewer. Here’s an inking tutorial that might help give you some ideas for future linework: 

Inking Tutorial by Picolo-kun

Overall I think your characters are quite animated and you do a good job with the range of designs you try out. Keep up the great work!


DanielFosterScotland Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Your style is really nice, it would be nice to see some backgrounds in your art, I know it might just be the character your wanting to focus on but it could add more emotion and give your characters more purpose. 

You could add a bit more tone into some of the shadows just to make them pop more out 
FadingSpectrum Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Your questions: What do you think is the most distinct thing about my style? Are there any areas where I could be bolder (shading, poses, colours, etc)? What is your opinion on the characters' clothing designs in general?

    The first thing I notice about your style is the head shape and size. Maybe partially because faces are usually the first thing that catches the eye about a drawing, but still. It's a very round shape, and often as wide or wider than your character's shoulders - a cute sort of construction.
    Another thing I notice is shading, or really, a general lack of it in most drawings. I don't think many of your works need it too badly. The linework stands for itself a lot of the time. Though, it's never bad to try out different shading methods and seeing if there's anything more visually appealing than flat coloring. Playing around with shading helped me find the cel-shading style I like using now. The recent Villain drawing actually has some, and it looks pretty good.

    I actually like how you construct your characters quite a bit. You seem to have a pretty good grasp of anatomy and what makes for good poses - compared to older drawings, I can see some improvement. Your newer drawings have lost some of the stiffness I see in the older ones.
    However, your faces still sometimes end up a little awkwardly constructed - I notice this in some of your side and 3/4 views. It has something to do with the head shape seeming a little off, but it's not too bad and the awkwardness isn't present in every side or 3/4 view. I think you could easily correct it with a little more practice.

    Your clothing designs are, in general, pretty good. I have trouble constructing more complex outfits for my characters sometimes, but your outfits naturally have little details and nice visual form. Kudos to your dresses! They all have such interesting designs, very divergent from each other. My only complaint is that the colors on some of the outfits seem a little odd together. Not bad, but not very good either. Then again, I'm also a little picky about color, and the ones I'm looking at aren't the most recent, so make of that as you will. Still, if you want to work on that anyway, some color study might not be a bad idea.

    Also, hat lynx. All of the yes. <3
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