; "Love at first sight"
Rank: Medium Min Score: 45
NOTE: New rules, you only need one drawing
Well, let's start your grading by talking about the creativity in your piece. When I first saw it, I'm like "Wow, never thought of the similarities between ditto and grimer." When I looked it up online, there was not too much about it, so I'd say your idea is pretty original. In addition, you chose to incorporate this story, which I think is pretty funny. You even have grimer living in a little house, with ditto (actually, I'm just assuming it's ditto, but I'll talk about that later) casually walking by. This is the day that grimer's life takes a u turn. I think that's great.
Now, I said that I was only assuming that the pink one is a ditto. The only reason I know is because you said so on your second post. It's, realistically, a pink ball. It lacks the definition of an actual ditto. The good thing is that you aren't being graded on the ditto, huh? Still, it will cost you a little points for that... Well, let me see your grimer. The two hands are there, yes... the wavy texture.... His eyes look different, but that's artistic interpretation... everything's there. Now, this is the bad thing: The pun in your work is what makes it weaker
... your grimer, especially because of it's color, looks more like a ditto than the ditto. You could have defined his gaping mouth, fingers, etc... The only justification that I can come up with is that you obviously worked on a very small canvas.... well, that's not a Pokemon problem, that's something I should talk about in the methods section...
Pastels. I can tell because of the smudging on the house. Very small canvas. I can tell becasue I can see the individual grains in the scan. Now, the size in itself is no problem at all- it's how you used it. If the canvas was indeed small, I don't see why you didn't take the time to make each color solid. I can see a lot of the paper color, and I know that you probably did it that way to have variety, but there are better ways to do that. Now, Seeing the texture that you gave grimer, I can see that you certainly had the ability to go in with finer lines in order to add in more detail. Now, I say all this not to be mean, but to encourage you to grow in your talent
: the piece looks sorta lazy. There are also a lot of smudges where I can tell you put your hand while you were coloring. Pastel is a great medium, and I know how frustrating it can be, but in this piece, you really need to work on technique. You made a brilliant story, and had pretty much everything going for you so far. In the end of the review, I'll give you some tips, Ok?
Let's end this review on a positive note.
You put a LOT of good details in your picture. The texture on the house is good, something I wouldn't expect but was right when I saw it. You made the grimer blush, and even added the shock signs over his head. My FAVORITE detail is the grimer's stench! I love it! Your clouds are a little sloppy, but there's potential. The tree, though, bothers me. Sure, it can be a shrub, but still... either it's a small tree or those pokemon are HUGE! What I really should applaud, though is that you made a primitive skyline of darker trees in the background. Loose and undefined, but critical none the less. Hmm.... that seems to be about all I can really pick out, soo....
This is a pastel work with a great creativity score, but lacks in technique.
Your score is...
You almost had it! The truth is that I would have given it to you if you had had defined your grimer just a little bit more... Tell you what, read the tips section, and if you do what it recommends, I'll give it to you!