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wrapped in piano strings . ... .. by acrei wrapped in piano strings . ... .. by acrei

They cut your eyes wide open
And pour into your precious head
My reach don't go that far dear
But please oh please don't let them in

I sank into the sea
Wrapped in piano strings
Few words could open me
But you knew them all

okay... first of all, sorry for the inactivity- with comments, replies, notes, dA in general, etc... I've just been overloaded with what's on my plate at the moment but I finally managed to struggle through this (after a couple weeks, even, of working on and off). I know it's not perfect and there is tons of room for improvement (ugh look at those shitty colors and disgusting fur, bluh), but I truly put effort into this piece and it has a personal meaning to me (despite the fact that yes, generic white wolfaboo in a typical rei-esque blue atmosphere, I know)...

also it's pretty late now so I'm probably gonna go to sleep bweheh will attempt to clear my inbox tomorrow morning x)
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rain here!! ;v;

vision- very nice! i love the pose ahh and the background really gives some emotion

originality- pretty original!! once again, good job on the pose!

technique- now. uwu this is VERY nice. the fur texture is very well-done, and i appreciate that you didn't fill the sky with a zillion stars. the shading of the snow is good too. you did a really good job without using a lot of colors. i feel like the front legs/neck are a little iffy though, maybe you could have moved the leg more to the right? or it's just me forgetting how to anatomy ; - ;

impact- i really believe i feel this drawing ;v; i also love the way the wolf kind of glows~ it's so magical in a way!

overall- VERY GOOD JOB REI<33333333
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5 out of 10 deviants thought this was fair.

I originally wasn't going to write a critique on this, but after looking at it for a while I felt like there were some things that needed to be pointed out.

I'll start off by saying that the detail you put into certain parts of this piece are absolutely astonishing, you really made the long, fluffy fur stand out on its own way, and the shading on it is pretty good, too!

Unfortunately, I have to say that I was actually quite disappointed with the other aspects of this picture. Obviously, your forte here the long fur as I already mentioned, but what about the rest of the picture? What about the tail? It could really use some more 'fluff' on it, it feels like you only focused on the neck of the wolf, to be honest, and the tail was just left out.

Moving onto anatomy now, I will say that most of it is actually pretty good! Now, what does 'bother' me a lilttle is that I feel like the ears are a bit too big for a wolf, considering they have fairly small and stubby ears, and their muzzle is pretty short, too (Compared to other canines, like Coyotes, for example) [ [link] , [link] , [link] ] The other thing I should mention is that the head is in an odd angle. The eye part looks like it's 'looking' back (to the background, obviously), but the rest of the head is looking sideways so overall it looks a bit 'off'. Maybe you should've tried doing it all on a side-way angle, or looking at a stock image/reference for the muzzle part.

Last but not least, the background. I personally feel like the blue-black transition is the sky is a bit too harsh, and you could've made it all a bit darker. Also, the snow looks rushed, and it seems like you didn't focus too much on it, either ):

Other than that, I don't really have anything else to say, I can't wait to see another piece of yours! The atmosphere here was really well done, and I'd love to see you improve even more!
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Za-Akranoia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your fur style is awesome!!
B-W-Pepper Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
awesome fur, and such details in the bachground, love it
acrei Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
<33 thanks a lot!
TheCollaredCrow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous job with the fur. I'm envious of your skill ^^
acrei Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ahh no, your art is much more beautiful <3 and thanks <333
Captain-Squeak Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! This is so gorgeous. Wonderful work! :)
acrei Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ahh, thank you so much <3
Alukei Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!!! :clap: :love:
acrei Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks <3
mjkang16 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
This is so good Yerin
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