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Winter is Coming by Ruwich Winter is Coming by Ruwich
Happy Holidays to everyone!
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:iconaryncoryn:
I believe this is a very nice picture. :)
I'll go ahead and give you the parts I think may need a little improvement so I can write about all of the good things after. xD
To start, I think the beak looks a teensy bit pressed in. The crest has some green in it from the background, and the eye could be a little farther back.

Now, the good parts:
I like the color scheme! It's supposed to be winter, so cool colors are great! I also love the way you did the feathers. The way you have depicted them allows them to appear light and fluffy. The markings blend in niely, instead of ending abruptly, as mine do.
I rated the impact a five because not many people depict such simple yet elegant illustrations and you have done an excellent job with it!
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Hello! Going to go ahead and try a little critique here, so here it goes :)

Vision : I would always give 5 stars in the vision department if it involves a bird! Any drawing with a bird is well envisioned in my opinion! Haha.

Originality : This is not a common species of bird that you see drawn, and I like the color scheme. Very cute and sets it apart.

Technique : Ah, technique... the place most of us have room to improve! I think you're off to a good start here. The first thing I notice, though, is that the feet and beak don't seem very solid. It's important to make them solid to contrast the feathers. I would say try to make them more bold, with darker shadows and lighter highlights, and make sure the edge of them looks sharp, as the branch's edges do. I also feel like the eye stands out too much on the face, looks very obviously drawn on whereas the rest blends more nicely. Perhaps try adding a ring around the eye, like a lot of birds have, and more gradual highlights. For the feathers, I won't give a critique, because I feel you're doing alright there and there are other aspects that would improve the drawing more drastically.

Impact : It looks good to me, but I think with some practice, it could have a lot more impact overall. Good job :)
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Bluejotain Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Such a cute bird! It looks nice and fluffy.
I love its colors too
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks!
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the texture you can see on the bird, I think it really adds a lot of interest to it :) The simplicity of the piece is very nice as well
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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PoisonAgency Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Really cute :)
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RuwichNo2fan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I LOVE THIS ONE!!! OHEMGEEEE
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FlyFlyRee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
very cute! :)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So cute!
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course! :aww:
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I REALLY love the feather and marking on this :iconawesomeplz:
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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sylor41 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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pokefan88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
this reminds me of Mordecai...
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL:lol:
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pokefan88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconlulzplz:
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Skytch Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
The concept is a rather simple concept, but what this picture is lacking the most is more vibrant colors. I'm a very color-oriented kind of person and the staleness of these colors doesn't really appeal to me. It's an alright start, but there's definitely a bit of improvement needed.

Score - 4/10
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Ruwich Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, but don't colours convey the mood of the picture? Since it's winter, I wanted it to be peaceful and calm and melancholic. That's why I made the colours cool colours instead of warm. :)

Thanks though!
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:iconskytch:
Skytch Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
It's no problem :)
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:iconzzerver:
zzerver Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Is this bird intimately related to winter?
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really. Just a blue jay :)
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Queen-Uru Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
this is simply adorable
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:iconruwich:
Ruwich Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Teddypotts Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Holidays to you too and this is such a beautiful image~
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Ruwich Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!Thanks!!:D
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Teddypotts Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries :)
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