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Nicole's Favorite Movie by glitcher Nicole's Favorite Movie by glitcher
It's movie night and Nicole wants to spend it watching her favorite movie: Her - a heartfelt story about a computer system that falls in love. It got a wide release last week and Nicole has already seen it twice, crying each time. Now she wants to drag a confused Shard along for a third screening. He doesn't know what she sees in that flick. :confused:

Seriously though, go see Her if you haven't already! As for as romance movies go, this one impressed the socks off me. Makes you wonder how interactions with computers will evolve in the future......


YOU CAN WATCH A PLAYBACK OF THIS PAINTING HERE.
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My first impression of the piece is that its craft is very good. The line work is clean and well defined while the tones and highlights create well developed objects.
Compositionally, what I first look at is the brightness of the upper right section. This distracts from the characters, who should be center of attention. Also, moving the characters slightly to the left would create a better use of the thirds grid, thus improving the overall composition.
I like the layering of the elements in the frame, such as the wall with the poster on the left side. I think it helps to create a more interesting composition than just having a flat background and characters dropped in the front of it.
Background: While I think that it is a little too light and it slightly distracts from the characters in the foreground, I like it overall. I like how you dropped in the details even though it wasn’t meant to be the focus of attention, and I like the lights placement and design. They work well to convey the environment as a theater. Spot on! And the neon is a great touch. I like that is is slightly out of focus to create perception of depth, but think that the blurry aspect could be pushed a little more. It would also solve the problem of the busyness that is right behind the characters that creates a cluster in the composition, which can be visually a little unsettling. Also, I think the welcome sign would be tipped back a little bit in space from the viewpoint of the characters. I like brining in the other couple in the background. It adds another interesting element that I think balanced out the current composition with the left side being so dark and heavy with that incoming wall.
Left incoming wall: I am in love with the texture dropped in on the wall and the pillar. It creates a great element that really adds to it. I like the gleam on the glass over the poster, and the composition of the poster. They type is well placed and around the image. Maybe tone down the saturation and contrast of the poster to push it back away from the characters a bit, creating a little more depth.
Characters: Once again, I like your character design. I am a little confused as to why the purple character’s leg is bent like that, but I like where the frame cuts them off, it is a good spot and doesn’t create any weird tension at all, which is tricky to do. Applause! I think separating them from the background a little would be beneficial.
Originality: While the idea is well defined, it is fan art based on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. However, using original characters in the mix is admirable.
Impact: It is a very noticeable image. I was scrolling through the dA pages, and it caught my attention, which is great! The use of light and darks is good and creates contrast, which a lot of people are hesitant about, so good job on that. But working in layers on contrast might help the compression of your image. The objects in the foreground would have the most contrast while the background would have less contrast. Same with saturation. I think varying the use of contrast and saturation would greatly help improve the image. Try value studies in edition to color studies. I keep a black and white layer over my image that I turn off an on to check my values of the colors I use, and it tends to help keep things from becoming too bunched.
Things I like: Use of space with elements, texture, details, story prompt
Things I think could use improvement: Value and saturation placement, some point of view issues (making sure everything is being viewed from the same place, ex: all straight on of all form slightly below, not a combo)

Overall, this is a very well done image and I admire your skill as an artist.

Keep up the good work!

-Kelly
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Oh man, where to start, bro. First off, this concept is simply genius. And on a separate note, I like that you gave Shard a left hand - it just seems like a better character design that way.

Moving onto the actual critique, the color schemes and gradients are well executed and fleshed out (especially the walls and ticket booth), Nicole and Shard's anatomical positions are realistic and very lifelike (given the whole joints thing), the expressions are cute and the lighting is very nice.

I suppose in this piece, I see two areas of [dare I say] oddity; one would be Nicole's nose and muzzle. Her top lip and snout just seems slightly oblong, especially once the outline creeps up by her right eye. It seems smaller in the angle this picture gives; that or her muzzle and lip eek out a bit too much.

Second was the lighting of Shard's greens and the lighting fixtures above the ticket booth. The ticket booth is pretty glaring and almost drowns out the color of the ceiling on the left-hand side. Shard looks great, but the reflection of his optic colors on his face plate and nose strike me as a bit much. I love it, don't get me wrong, but the sheen of it seems off a bit.

A possible third would be the background characters are bit out of focus, but that just might be you experimenting with focus at different ranges.

All in all, it's innovative, it's hip, it's really cute and really brings out some character in the NicolexShard relationship. Kudos, Glitcher, you did it again.
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AbstractzCrossoverz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
So cute!! The movie Her matches them perfectly!!
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:iconmelmo00082:
Melmo00082 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
This joke killed me.
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:iconninjaangel1:
Ninjaangel1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HNNNNNNG SO CUTE X3 (OMGSH that's a real movie where have I been)
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:iconedwardkenway34:
EdwardKenway34 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
My girlfriend and I saw this movie
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:iconnickblam:
nickblam Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Artist
haha. Shard x Nicole. Classic!
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:iconheyyaduh:
heyYAduh Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2014
umm! i know that movie.

already watched it on real life

(yay! i wanted to post this comment many days ago)
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it possible to not watch a movie in real life?
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:iconheyyaduh:
heyYAduh Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
it is possible...
Shrug 
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How?
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:iconminigunshooter600:
continuing... (i forgot the password of heyYAduh)
the person would not like to see the film, or too, hating the movie!
Shrug 

:iconminigunshooter600: :iconsaysplz: i would prefer a normal PC, not loving-type PCs :iconsaysendplz:

:iconshardmetalsonicplz: :iconsaysplz: so, did you watched it? :iconsaysendplz:

:iconminigunshooter600: :iconsaysplz: yup, already watched it. :iconsaysendplz:

:iconshardmetalsonicplz: :iconsaysplz: ah! so, what are you gonna watch on the cinema? :iconsaysendplz:

:iconminigunshooter600: :iconsaysplz: My movie, called "Retro Glowando 'n mayhem : The fallen eggman" :iconsaysendplz:

:iconshardmetalsonicplz: :iconsaysplz: oh, i'll see it tomorrow.. :happybounce:  :iconsaysendplz:

:iconminigunshooter600: :iconsaysplz: Oh, thanks! ;) (Wink) :iconsaysendplz:
[goes to movie room, carrying Extra-big popcorn,Dr. pepper and KitKat]
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:icontailz100:
tailz100 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww haha xD
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:iconbbbhyt:
bbbhyt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist
U are on my best artists list
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I like to consider you on my best fan list. ;)
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:iconbbbhyt:
bbbhyt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you
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:iconminawolf10:
MinaWolf10 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU ARE OFFICIALLY MY FAVORITE FAN AND ARTIST AND PERSON ON DEVIANTART
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'awww, bless. Thanks for the support. :heart:
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved that movie!
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RandomAwsomeness200 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
I MAY NOT BE A FAN OF THIS COUPLE BUT THE PICTURE IS VERY FUNNY!:D (Big Grin) +fav 
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Ninjaxio Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is diabetes-adorable.
I'm not going to make any real comments about this because the above critiques already say everything I was about to say, so uh.
Yeah. Gud jorb!
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:iconwolfmanhanan:
WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student
I wish it was tails with Nicole instead of shard. He'd enjoy watching that movie with Nicole 
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha! You're probably right. I'd be keen to see your own take on this. ;)
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:iconwolfmanhanan:
WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student
Huh?! Your shipping tails and Nicole too? 83
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, anything that offers Nicole more character development. As a unique entity among the Sonic characters, I feel as though she has a lot of untapped potential. Read my rant on this pic.
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WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student
Ohhhh! I would commission you a pic if I had enough points, or at least a paypal. =n= cause I totally wanna see more art from you! Especially with Nicole (with tails probably? :3)! I love your art!
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glitcher Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's kind of awkward, because I'm extremely busy just now with work and the fact that I'm moving in a couple of weeks. When I'm free to accept new commissions, I'll mention it in my journal. Oh, and I only accept Paypal.
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WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student
OK, worth a try! Sorry. ^^;
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:iconwolfmanhanan:
WolfmanHanan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student
You there?
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:iconhyperchris3:
hyperchris3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I see what you did there
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MollyTheWanderer Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...the new universe is here to stay...isn't it...(realizing this after looking at your other art). So, is Shard even going to be in it?...WAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!! But great art. You capture the shadowy nature of Sonic that brought me to the franchise. Here's hoping with this new universe it isn't lost. The lighting in this piece is particularly good. Also love Shard, so more of him is always welcome.
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glitcher Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From Mobius Excyclopaedia:

As SEGA's mandate claims that there is only one Metal Sonic in the new universe, it is possible that the Super Genesis Wave erased Shard out of existence or that it undid the events that led to the first Metal Sonic becoming Shard. However, considering the continued existence of Captain Metal, Shard's exact fate at the moment remains a mystery - it is possible that he doesn't 'count' as a Metal Sonic any more.
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MollyTheWanderer Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope so hope so.
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Grimmjow-thesexta Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I do love the picture, but I cant say that per the movie. I like the genocidal robots that want to kill us.
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
:iconsonicthehedgehogplz: "To be fair to the guy, I don't get the attraction either. :shrug:"
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:iconygvantheshaper:
YgvantheShaper Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If it's okay with you. I think I'll delete my current critique and post a new one. I think I can do a better one this time around if you're cool with it.
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glitcher Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought your critique was fine, but feel free to write a new one if you want. Maybe you saw Her and want to adjust your opinion accordingly. :p
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YgvantheShaper Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's it.
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Shadowblade463 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Artist
Poor Shard
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
:iconsonicthehedgehogplz: "If it makes him feel any better, I don't 'get it' either. :shrug:"
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:iconshadowblade463:
Shadowblade463 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Artist
Lol XD, I really do like Shardcole
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:iconshadowlvr15:
ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really awesome drawing too:D
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ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is a real movie? Sounds cool.
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Her" is a great flick, and I don't usually like romance movies. You should definitely check it out.
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ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to do that sometime:D
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gunswordfist Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Makes me want to...well, watch an animated movie.
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EricTheWhitelion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
nice
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OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I was thinking Tron, but that works too. : P
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:icongreece4life:
greece4life Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I mean, seriously!! The cover makes me wonder: Who directed this? Tommy Wiseau??
                                                                                                              
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you saw the film, you'd think otherwise.....
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greece4life Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't even know what do you mean, man.
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glitcher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would if you saw the film.
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