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Misinformation by pseudolirium Misinformation by pseudolirium
Edit: Thanks everyone for their comments, I'm grateful for this DD. :)

I referenced my shoulder and ear in the mirror. Closeup at 30%

I drew this last month and suddenly felt the urge to post this tonight. It's much different from anything else I've done and I like it because of that.

The person depicted is purposely androgynous.

Everyone subconsciously accepts the constant misinformation spread in our lives. We may criticize or doubt these truths but we still breathe them.

And then one day we realize these lies for what they are and it's shocking, like a betrayal, but the truth is that they've always been embedded in our minds.

Time: About 11 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS3 with Intuos tablet and ~zhuzhu's brushes.

If I haven't been replying to you I am very sorry. I'm not purposely snubbing you, I just have personal issues that I'm dealing with. May be discussed in my journal.

Enjoy, and as always I can learn from criticism.
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Given 2011-11-04
Misinformation by *Akanei-Rin is so strong and tragic at the same time. The concept is shocking and brutal, but really touching. Amazing style and delicious palette. ( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by Atramina )
Lookit me, writin' a critique like a subscribed person :la:

My first thought when I saw this was: DEM TEXTURES. They're gorgeous, holy crap. It sounds so out-of-nowhere but I love the background-textures, not completely white but looking almost like acrylics sexily brushed in throughout there. As someone who inadvertently blurs things too much and has trouble keeping delicious textures, I applaud you :)

I love the message behind this painting, and after I read your artist's comments I looked at it again and found even more little things, things not THROWN at us but left for us to see when we look carefully, such as the, ah (what's it called...) the zig-zag-radio-wave-lines leading into the person's eyes.

I love the facial structure, and though you left the person looking androgynous, I still look at it and see a male figure... That's just me though, I think.

ALSO DAT HAIR. I love the flow and the shape, bro, that would have taken me hours. I looks almost ethereal <3

My only real critiques are silly nit-picky things, but otherwise this critique is one long, well-deserved ass-pat and I want to at least pretend to balance myself :lol:

First off, the hair at the top is cut off, and I think personally I'd have expanded the canvas up so no bits and pieces would be chopped short like that.

Otherwise I think your signature on the top-right is a bit distracting from the actual painting. Obviously wouldn't just get rid of it, but I'd just move it perhaps down to the bottom-right corner and make it lighter so it doesn't distract. But then I see it also leads to your portfolio and it's important for people to SEE that, so... :lol:

Anyhow, Christ, this is gorgeous and thought-provoking and aaah, I want it on my wall :la: Brilliant work, as always! Hope my, ah, over-300-word critique isn't too disappointing, haha.
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The concept is an interesting one, and one Akanei-Rin has stunningly brought to life :D

For starters, observation of the human form - top marks.

The subtle range of colours blended together to form the skin and cast shadows is beautifully done; it looks almost pearlescent, like the reflective, silvery inside of an oyster shell.

The expression on the face is well executed. Subtle, but not understated, and you can really feel the shock and pain of the character in the very moment they realise that all their expectations and beliefs have been shattered. Expressions are always one of the trickier parts to get right - especially in realism - and you've done a really good job on this.

I adore the colourful, air floatiness of the 'hair', although I'm curious as to what it's meant to represent/why it's like that. But I guess that's up to the viewers' interpretation, eh? Either way, it provides a strong contrast to the violent shock of the bloody arrow in the person's head and the blip by the eye, making it really feel like a moment stopped in time. Actually, the hair reminds me of a jellyfish, just gently puffing and wafting in the pull of the water.

All in all, a superb piece.
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Qinni Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, his hair's like crazy cool~! it's like half-transluscent and all that. Awesome stuff.
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah man qinni, you make my day whenever you've commented on any of the things i draw. xD thanks a ton!
WitchPepper Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
- inspiring artwork! - :fella: -
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XingJ Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You left me speechless, I just love the entire image!!!
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
changelingbychoice11 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
That's some pretty awesome hair!!!
munchii3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I may sound weird but this is beautiful :)
StoneButterflies Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I was going through my favorites and felt compelled to come look at this again. This is amazing! Great work! :heart:
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's quite a compliment. Thank you for sharing!
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