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Starry Night Under the Moon by Angel-soma Starry Night Under the Moon by Angel-soma
The original:[link] Dont look at it its hideoussss. DX -failed-

Edit: FFF I made it look so much betterrrrrr. >w< -ish so happy- I mostly just fixed the clouds, the grass, and her ear. O and the moon was wayyy to yellow, so now its more silver and moonlike. *u*/Edit

I wanna win the contestttttt. The contest is to see who improved the most by redrawing an old picture. This one is a bazillion times better then the old one. I never really noticed how much I improved until I compared them pointofthecontest

The grass. was not. fun.

X3 let me know what you think!

The Most Improved Contest
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thats cute :)
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime!
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Rika-of-Thunder Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So pretty~!! 83 And WOW that's a big improvement XD I just love the clouds~
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The clouds were such a pain in the neck to drawwww.
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Korin-fox Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Holy fliping crap this is AMAZING XD

Everything looks fantastic! Wonderful job!
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>w< Thank you!
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caydett Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
I think that there are a number of things that can be improved, but the most important thing (and the most noticeable) would have to be your colouring.

The clouds have a very lovely texture, but they look too solid to be clouds. With a light source as strong as the moon, clouds should be very dark at night, and have harsh highlighting on the areas that the moon hits, instead of being fluffy white all through. They should also be more wispy, with less opacity to make them look more like clouds, and not all be concentrated around the moon, because with the picture so dark, and all of the light areas around one corner, your eye is immediately drawn to the moon and clouds, rather than the figure, which is the intended focal point.

If ever there is a time for you to use a large, soft airbrush, that would be on the sky. The brushes that you used on the sky create an interesting texture and feel, but they don't imitate the way a sky would actually look. In real life, the sky is always some sort of gradient from dark (being directly above you) to lighter (being close to the horizon line). To create a 'glowing moon effect at night' try using a traditional light to dark gradient in the sky, but adding some sort of small glow around the moon itself, rather than having the whole sky radiate towards it. This will give your picture a more realistic look, and it will further emphasize the moon being the light source, because the area of the sky around the moon will be darker in contrast.

As for the shading on the figure itself, props to you for using more than one shade for your base colour! This creates the illusion of depth, but you made the easy mistake of having highlighted areas on the wrong side of the figure, which deviates from the idea of the moon being the light source for the picture. It's alright to have some shading in a dark, shadowy area, like her back, but to have highlights as light as the ones on her hood is taking it a little bit too far. The cast shadow from the figure on to the log (or whatever it is she's sitting on) is good, but it should be extended farther out behind her, to create the illusion of the moon being as low in the sky as it is, and because it is far away.

As for the grass... I am no expert on grass, and it is an incredibly difficult thing to shade, even in daylight, so you having done this well for night grass is awesome. Just watch out, though, that you don't create such a harsh edge where the grass meets the sky, because it looks a little strange, like the grass suddenly drops off into a cliff. If that was the idea, then forgive me, you got it spot on. If not, try adding some hills in the distance, to again, add more depth to the picture. Also, make sure you keep the way to draw the edges of the grass consistent with the way you draw the blades of grass themselves. The way you drew the grass edges is chunky, almost like hair, and looks like a thick grass, whereas the grass in the rest of the picture is drawn using very fine strokes, which gives the appearance more of someone's beautifully managed lawn.

As for other aspects, your anatomy is pretty good. Just watch out, when you draw a face from this angle, than you don't end up distorting the features by accident. The figure's ear looks a little too high up, especially because the face is tilted upwards toward the moon.

Hope that was of some help to you :3
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>w< I tried to fix all those things and it looks so much better now. Thanks again for pointing all that stuff out to me!
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>w< Thanks again!
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