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Bambi-ness by shazy Bambi-ness by shazy
just a random bambi pic because i havent done any bambi in a while.
watercolours, and i actually inked bambi with a paintbrush, something i havent really done before. its a good thing i have a really thin brush for around his eyes.
very splodgy. sorry about that
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Alright; this was difficult to come up with. It was actually a bit hard finding something to critique here; I actually had to search for things you could have done better with. But I can't resist the temptation to critique a Bambi picture. :D

I haven't downloaded yet, so I don't know if I've viewed this picture at maximum size; but at least at the size I'm aware of, your watercolor picture actually has the appearance of colored pencil. That's even what I thought it was until I read the description. This may be a good thing, or it may be a bad thing; I'll leave that up to you.

This may be influenced by my listening to Okami music right now, but your style of painting here really reminds me of oriental art. The brush strokes are nice and transparent, suitably giving the picture the wispy appearance of autumn that the scene seems to call for. (okay, I've clicked Download now) However, I can't tell that Bambi was inked; whether it was by paintbrush or just plain inked, it looks more like his lines were done in pencil. The exception is the area around his eye--the blackest of the inking. However, it contrasts so much with the rest of the painting that my eyes are constantly drawn to it; which would work, except the darkness of that inking compared to the rest of it then creates a sense of dissonance.

Looking more carefully at the entire "inking," it looks much more like just plain paint outline than actual "ink." Perhaps I'm just taking you too literally from your description. But it works as a "painted outline" far more than it does as "inked outline." The dissonance around the eye is just more prominent, but the idea of it being painted as opposed to inked gives much more sense to the remaining, fainter outline. Again, I may just be taking the picture's description too seriously or the wrong way.

You did a great job at making Bambi stand out from the background; the paintwork is clearly different and more "fur-like." However, the background still seems a bit...washed over. Don't get me wrong; I love the background, but it was hard finding things in this picture to pick on and this was one of them. It has a nice, unimportant feel to it that allows us to focus more on Bambi. However, particularly on the top half of the painting, things blend together a little too well and everything beyond the first few branches and leaves has merged into a sort of big purple-brown blob. I understand the farthest away part of the blob was done to ease the pains of individually doing every branch and leaf, and I would have done similarly; however, that "middle-ground" part of the blob seems vague and unpronounced. You could in the future try using a darker color for the background, medium color for the middle-ground parts of the treeline, and brighter color for the foreground parts, instead of using the same range of values throughout. This would add a greater sense of depth, I think.

The bird was a good idea, but it sort of stands out and draws my attention away from Bambi. I think it would have been a good idea to have a few more birds, maybe farther away--my art teacher probably would agree, she always has this "rule of three." I dunno, I never follow it, but maybe it sounds good to you.

I love the picture, you drew Bambi wonderfully; I'm going to remember the legs when I next draw a deer, they are right around the range of deer leg style I've been trying to shoot for lately, I think. :) Good thing to observe. Anyway, as I said before, I had to hunt for things to criticize; so I hope my points weren't too minor. Keep up the good work!

Oh, and I'm still digging the misty clouds on the bottom, they remind me of Okami sooooo much. X3
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veeeester400 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
aww
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:iconshazy:
shazy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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veeeester400 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Meow :3 
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sampea Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Such nice colours.
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:iconshazy:
shazy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Mariored Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful. *die*

Though I have to say. This looks more like markers for the lines and colored pencils for the coloring. But it also seems that's been said before, so I'm not really bringing much to the table...

Have you read the book? Bambi.
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shazy Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD yeah, it is defo watercolour paint

and yes i have, its okay, very different to the film
thanks^^
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WhiteRiceLover Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, that's so adorable!
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shazy Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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WhiteRiceLover Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your very welcome!
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lorelee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
woooo te quedo demasiado lindo, adorable, increible, te felicito me facino
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shazy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ thankies
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DrewTheDeer Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
so cute! love everything about it!
could you make one like this with Bambi and his mother?
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:iconshazy:
shazy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps, if i can find time^^ thanks
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myownlittleworld247 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the pose and expression on Bambi's face, and the background colours and image are so beautiful :heart: great job, this is a marvelous painting!

i featured this here: [link] :D
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shazy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou so very much for the feature^^ i'm so glad you like it
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myownlittleworld247 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome! i love it, great job ^^
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CrazyCrackerXD Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Very pretty, and very adorable. :love:
The colours are lovely. :clap:
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shazy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ thankyou
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myprrrecious Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
CUTEEEEE
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shazy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe
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whiteshadow100 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Wow, this is really really great and beautiful too. :D :dance:
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shazy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks^^
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whiteshadow100 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
You're welcome :D
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Even when I don't like bambi that much (sorry, but kinda prefer simba D=, not meaning as offense just to power my next phrase) I really liked this draw, the colours the expression, all of it, so... fav =D
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shazy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD thanks so much!! yeah i love simba too, but always love bambi more^^
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I dunno, I liked the 2 movie, never liked the first one xDU
Anyway great work =D
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shazy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
naaah its all about bambi 1!! hahah
thanks again^^
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
nwn Do more if you can =D
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:iconshazy:
shazy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD kaaay
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UnwrittenTale Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :D
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shazy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou^^
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UnwrittenTale Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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BlueLink Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I love the fall like colors, beautiful job on bambi too!
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:iconshazy:
shazy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou so much!
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lupin3ITA Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Very nice!Very beautiful!
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shazy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou!!
oh and your icon is just the cutest. i love that pic of bambi
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Brandedboy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Looks Okami-ish

Very nicely done.
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:iconshazy:
shazy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe. was meant to look okami-ish, so thats good
thankyou^^
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Brandedboy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Your welcome.
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KaidaTheDragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
I like how you lined Bambi, it looks like it would be in the movie O.O
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shazy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
really?? thankyou, haha. i dont think its movie quality
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Mexicanadian302 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Freaking sweet, nice color choices =)
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:iconshazy:
shazy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe thankyou
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AzurethePanda Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very precious and mysterious. It's really adorable.^^
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shazy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Atlasfield Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
10/10 Congradulations!!! Me liked A lot!!
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shazy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yayza
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Atlasfield Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I hope see more of Bambi! :3
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Silvertail1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
...Wow... so soft...
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