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RWBY-Future by dishwasher1910

Except 2 of them are a little indisposed towards growing up... That said, I feel that while Pyrrha looks even more beautiful than her y...

Supergirl Concept by sXeven
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Like always, I'd like to start this off by saying how much I like this. I love this, for many reasons! The line work isn't bold and thi...

Pikachu - 3D SKETCH + COLOR by Iza-nagi

First off, I adore Pikachu. Pikachu is just an overwhelmingly infinite opportunity for adorable art. So drawing Pikachu immediately mad...

Okami Amaterasu by JoJoesArt

Okay, this will actually be my first critique! Really, all this is is me saying what I liked/disliked(that one'll be small) about this ...

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So I've been wondering. For those who see this and have a moment to spare, how do you find my page? I pretty much never post anything. What I do post can't be that interesting. And yet, I get llamas all the time. Like, it's astonishing that people are finding my page often enough to give me those, but add to that they actually see fit to do so is what's leaving me speechless. 

So for those who come here and see this, leave a note, would ya? How do you find me so often? Do you give me llamas to entice me to check out your page? Do you give me llamas because you somehow like what you see? Just curious. :D
  • Listening to: Bradio (Flyers)
  • Reading: The Dark Towers series. Haven't finished. :D
  • Watching: A whole bunch of stuff.
  • Playing: I'm not playing games to often right now.
  • Eating: Stilll have no food.
  • Drinking: Even more water.
RWBY-Future by dishwasher1910
Except 2 of them are a little indisposed towards growing up...
That said, I feel that while Pyrrha looks even more beautiful than her younger self, her expression makes me wanna cry.
Jaune... I wanna know what on earth happened to that kid lol.
Ruby looks like she made her scythe rifle get an upgrade, though I'm not sure what. At first I thought you made it so that the gun separates from the staff part so that she can shoot and beat up people simultaneously, but then I noticed the barrel attachment-looking thing and now I'm thinking that she's actually holding an augment- like she's modified it so that her staff can be put on her gun to change it from gun to rifle, or detach to be used as a staff? I dunno, I'd like your comment if you have the time. I'm actually intensely interested in this part, if you can't tell.

Penny, on the other hand, looks like some sort of cyber version of a standard RPG barmaid. Not bad, but I must admit that compared to the level of detail in the other 3 I'm feeling like something is missing. Where are her swords? Does she still use swords? She doesn't look like she's meant for battle, which raises the question of why she was rebuilt-/overhauled to be a more civilian mech.

So overall impression:
Your level of detail is fantastic in Pyrrha and Ruby's pictures. Jaune has great detail, but it feels like there's too much to me. Just my opinion though, it's never a truly bad thing to have a lot of detail- shows that you had a specific outcome in mind, either from the get-go, or as you brought him to light. Again, Penny looks great, but I feel something's... missing. I stated that her weapons were missing, and you might be wondering why I didn't mention Pyrrha's missing weapons - that's because in a throne-like picture like this, it can make sense at times not to be wearing the battle regalia, especially looking at her almost royal/wedding style dress. Actually, I just determined why I feel something's missing in Penny's frame- it's the lack of detail level. See, in Pyrrha's pic we have a stunning outfit and facial detail - seriously, she's making me sad with those puppy eyes - and the detail of the background. Jaune himself is overloaded with detail, and his very cape is his background so there's no end to the detail while still providing a simpler backdrop to his detailed armor and cyborg-ish appearance. Ruby is simply stunning in her outfit, and I like her in long hair, and the detail on her weapon is great though I will restate that I'm confused as to how you envision it in it's complete form overall. But then we have Penny- her outfit is mostly black, green and white against a relatively plain black background. She's practically being absorbed by her background, she's wearing a rather simple outfit, and considering where the series left off, fans like me will want to see with more detail what you yourself envision her to be. See, unlike Pyrrha which you get this profound state of sadness, there's not much emotion playing on Penny's face- when she was so bubbly and emotional before. Unlike with Jaune, where you clearly see that he's become a militarized sort of person, all we see here is what looks like a barmaid. I do see what hints to be the handle of the hilt of a blade, but I might be incorrect, and even if I'm not, I feel that was a wasted opportunity to show off her doubtlessly upgraded capabilities and weaponry.

The problem with pieces regarding an artist's vision for the future of some characters out of a show or book or game is that fans will want as much detail as possible, ranging from whether the character is happy with their future self, whether the character has changed their preferred set of equipment or stuck with it, hints on whether the character met with some drastically life-changing event, and more. Regarding equipment, if the show/book/game/movie they come from was heavily based on fighting, then fans will want to see exactly what their new weapons are, what they do, etc.

Overall, you nailed the state of emotion on the Pyrrha picture, the evidence of a clearly life-changing event with Jaune, the innovation of one's equipment with Ruby. Spot on for those three. If you could comment with detail on your thought process regarding Ruby's weapon, Jaune's state, and Penny's... well, everything, I'd vastly appreciate it. :D

Vision: You definitely had a concrete vision for the first 3. Splendid. I deduct one star for now simply because of Penny. (sorry :3)

Originality: While this may be based off of someone else's characters, there is so much done here that was solely the product of your mind that I believe this deserves 5/5 stars. :D

Technique: The only reason I deducted half a star is that I have a pet-peeve when it comes to lens flares. I dislike them. There's also the topic of Penny, again, but frankly something like this can happen so often and you did so darn well with the other 3 that I put it at half a star.

Impact: If a picture can make me want to write a 923 word essay that borders on thesis statement, your work has a fantastic level of impact and clearly stirs both emotion and imagination. Not to mention curiosity~ 5/5
I'm going to sound heartless. Don't get me wrong, I'm REALLY missing some of these guys. Bowie and Rickman most of all, but that was merely because I hardly remember the rest.

That said. Nature is freaking out. We have no natural predators. Only we kill ourselves most of the time. We've conquered COUNTLESS diseases- minus cancer, which is a point that I will revisit - and we are living longer than we have ever lived before unless you count the Bible. (Some people lived a REALLY long time in that book.)

Frankly, outside of our own stupidity, there are only two things that reliably kill us. Old age, and the few enough diseases we haven't quite figured out yet. DESPITE this, over 100 thousand die per DAY, on average. Celebrities dying shows us only this: How little we pay attention to the majority of the lives lost. This combo of five famous people dying within a week of each other (it was within a week, right?) isn't a sign of a death rate increase. They just happened to be part of the 700 thousand + people that died.

Now on to cancer. We brought that crap onto ourselves. Tobacco is poisonous, yet we do everything we can to consume it in every way we can think of. Alcohol is toxic, and yet we think nothing of saying someone is intoxicated. We now synthetically mass produce foods in a manner that isn't meant to properly feed us with the best the world has to offer, it's meant to make the food providers rich. Heck EVERYTHING is meant to make money. This gives us cancer, that gives us cancer- well YEAH, of COURSE it does. We are feeding, consuming, and making things that would NEVER exist in nature. We seem to neglect that we are a PART of that nature. Sure, we try to save extinct animals, we "care" about our health, etc. But do most of us ever even realize that we are still something that naturally occurs on this planet, and yet from birth till death we do very few things relatively that are even possible in nature? 

CANCER is the world's current answer. There are too many people doing too much damage while doing too many stupid things that make absolutely no sense. News flash: Google tells me that while over 150 thousand people die every day, easily double that are born per day. We are multiplying two-fold. While killing each other in wars. While killing ourselves due to intoxication, drug use, tobacco use, and stupidity in general. Despite all these people dying from all these things, for every person that dies, two take their place. Cancer is the only thing we can't reliably cure because it's the byproduct of our current life-style: having kids before we can financially support them, eating/drinking/using poisonous things, basing our entire lifestyle off of mass produced, low-quality products, and kicking countless people to the curb when maybe they couldn't handle it. Numerous things we eat cause cancer, and it makes SENSE that the tobacco, alcohol, and drugs do. Cancer isn't even doing it's job, considering. If it's meant to control our population, the world needs to come up with something better.

Where am I getting at? People are freaking out because all of a sudden several celebrities die, and I think most-if not all- of them from cancer. They're blaming cancer. Cancer! A disease we brought on ourselves. A disease that only really exists because of what we do. Maybe we should stop blaming the disease and look at ourselves- the ones who consume tobacco despite knowing the consequences (cancer), drink alcohol despite the consequences (cancer, stupidity), use drugs despite the consequences (do you want the list in alphabetical or chronological order), go to war(knowing countless lives will be lost and weapon fallout is a thing), murder, rape, steal, lie, mislead, and more.

Of course, if we stopped doing all that, then the world would freak out over our not dying even more, but hey. I'm just asking people to be aware of why so many die, be it from cancer, stupidity, or merely old age. 

My person belief is that this life is to be a temporary state anyways- afterlife is, in my eyes, a thing, and if heaven exists, it is far better than what we've made for ourselves on this little blue ball of ours. Those of us that die will be missed as long as we are alive, and while I'm sure they will miss you significantly as well, it is not only a temporary separation but one in which they will be living in a better place. One which they can't wait to show us when we ourselves arrive.

To those whom I insulted, I apologize. I realize that this is an incredibly inflammatory post, but it's my personal view on things- it doesn't have to be yours.
  • Listening to: JD McPherson
  • Reading: The Dark Towers series.
  • Watching: Loving the Erased series on Crunchyroll
  • Playing: Fallout 4 maybe? I dunno.
  • Eating: We have no food!
  • Drinking: Still a lot of water.
So I've been wondering. For those who see this and have a moment to spare, how do you find my page? I pretty much never post anything. What I do post can't be that interesting. And yet, I get llamas all the time. Like, it's astonishing that people are finding my page often enough to give me those, but add to that they actually see fit to do so is what's leaving me speechless. 

So for those who come here and see this, leave a note, would ya? How do you find me so often? Do you give me llamas to entice me to check out your page? Do you give me llamas because you somehow like what you see? Just curious. :D
  • Listening to: Bradio (Flyers)
  • Reading: The Dark Towers series. Haven't finished. :D
  • Watching: A whole bunch of stuff.
  • Playing: I'm not playing games to often right now.
  • Eating: Stilll have no food.
  • Drinking: Even more water.

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Zach Rausch
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Hey-o! I love to draw. :3 I'm an inept perfectionist, though, so my drawings rarely develop past a couple strokes. But when they DO get finished, I'll certainly put them on here. :D
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ankone Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist
i'm really late, but thank you so much for the watch! i'm really happy that you enjoy my works ;u;
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WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You certainly deserve the watch! :D
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Km92 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch :rose:

Consider checking out my:
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WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
How could I not? You're art is fantastic!
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claymeeples Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Watch by TheGalleryOfEve
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Fukie by Vurai
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WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
How could I not? Your work has style. :3
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Thanks for the watch :D
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WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Couldn't help myself, heh~ You have skills bud!
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