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Wavy hair by WhimsicalChiko Wavy hair by WhimsicalChiko
Soft pastel crayons on brown paper
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I love your ability to use the medium in such a way. Blending, but almost not blending, if it were. Very rich in its depth and shadows!

The look of this piece speaks to me, she is in her dream world and not quite out of it yet with it swirling about her. Her whimsical expression is very surreal. Almost feel as though you are actual with her in her dream state as the waves gently pull away. Very imaginative and unique.

Thank you so much for sharing! I truly love this piece, and I hope to see more of them from you.
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Let me just say first that I love how this looks, and please feel free to ignore my suggestions/comments - I throw them out there, you can throw them out too :).

This may only be a result of the angle of the picture/scan of the image, but her face seems a very little slanted toward the upper right corner of the frame. Likewise, some of the waves or droplets closest to the dolphins could perhaps be blended further (although this is entirely a matter of opinion).

On the other hand, I loved the technique you used for the skin--scumbling over the natural tone of the paper with a lighter pastel to give the appearance of further natural freckles/varieties in coloration, correct? I also appreciated the faintly iridescent green and purple tones/highlights present on the face, particularly in the hollow of the eyes and bridge of the nose, mirroring the tones present in the water. Her eyes are also an excellent example of pattern or rhythm--their tones echo the color of the water perfectly, helping to unify the piece. The gradations of color in the hair--from orange to pink/purple to blue--are delicate and subtle, a particularly notable feat in the small space available.

In sum, this is a gorgeous work, and rendered particularly appealing--in my opinion--by your choice of medium (but I am admittedly biased in favor of chalk pastels :) ). Thanks for posting!
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:iconcirruscastle:
cirruscastle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017   Traditional Artist
I really like the concept of the hair as waves.
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Graupe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Wow, this is awesome! Great idea and great work!
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Graupe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Most welcome! :D
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goldenug Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Next level
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconbruin314:
Bruin314 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clever :D lol
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LynnMO Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this piece, the flow is gorgeous.
My eyes do drift to the dolphins a bit; I find the dolphins are not as detailed as the rest of the piece.
Favorite part are how enchanting I find the eyes.
Beautiful
-Lynn
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RaindropDrinkwater Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! I didn't know I could send a critique as I'm not premium -- but in fact I can, so I edited my previous comment and wrote a critique as well :-)
 
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, great :p
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RaindropDrinkwater Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Clap 
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:iconlineke-lijn:
Lineke-Lijn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
here you have drawn a very nice "ginger"..... ;) 
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha yes, "ginger" :p
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DrArt82 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the color transitions! Wonderful!

Almighty Pencil
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shakesatwork Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely sense of flow in this one. The shine of the water on the dolphins came out great.
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:icondreanpinup:
Dreanpinup Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Very pretty ;)
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WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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Jlombardi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Very lovely portrait the eyes and freckles are just great!
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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QuixoticChipmunk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, as always! The freckles are so pretty and the hair color complements the water really nicely. I also gotta love the play on words in the title.
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WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great you understood the wordplay. My boyfriend was completely oblivious and made me doubt whether it was a good one :P
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carlos-sirius Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty color transitions. The diagonal lines give a nice colored pencils effect. Beautiful work.
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WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Efeuelfe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Overall I like the drawing a lot.. it´s like smelling the freshness of the oceans air and feeling the release of the wind blowing away all thoughts...

There are just a few points I recognized and since you asked for critique I will let you know ;).

-the color of the water reminds me more of colder oceans instead of places were I would expect dolphins to live
-shadows under the chin/between the fingers are less dark in comparison to the shadow casted by the hand
-the incredibly realistic eye seems to be the most realistic and detailed part of your whole drawing.. maybe you could bring the level of detail/realism a bit more close?
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WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your in depth analysis. I find it odd you would picture it a cold ocrean though, they're mostly not blue (speaking from experience :P)
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Efeuelfe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
It is my pleasure. Thats right, the really cold ones are not as blue as this one here, for me it looked a bit like the north sea or so and that´s why I probably have not associated dolphins with it.
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WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Although sometimes Dolphins can be spotted in the Atlantic too.
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OliveGreenTrabant Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
So lovely.....Magical !  Other-Worldly...Healing......
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you. :)
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