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Wave by Maarel Wave by Maarel
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The third try to paint Sea water (Gouche and watercolor)
The first and the second
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Was repaint of the picture from internet, but the author is found

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Given 2012-12-02
With force akin to destiny, the awesome power of the Wave; gouache and watercolor from =Maarel.
(Inspired by and abstracted from ~Stephen-Coelho's Adrenaline) ( Suggested by Steamstrike and Featured by SRaffa )
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At first, I want to say that you used the colours very good. The different colours of blue make it look more realistic. I also like the fact that the colours get lighter at the place where the wave curls. The top of the wave is also well done.
The lighter dots, make it more realistic as if there is a sort of shimmering.
But as this is a critique there are also a few things I think that can be improved.
The transition from the wave to the air, that can be seen at the left top corner, is not that clear. If the colours of the sky would be darker, you would get a better contrast between the wave and the sky.
There is also a bit of orange something in the see. It looks like a fish so it has a funny side on it, but the bad side on it is that it totally distracts me. When I look at the painting, all my attention goes towards the orange thingy. This can be a trick you used, but if you did it on purpose I don't think it fits the painting.

So, this was it, quite a list, but I love the painting. The nice thing is that I'm better in criticising than making paintings so I have a lot of respect for you!
What do you think?
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5 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

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This is an absolutely gorgeous piece of art so great job! Before I clicked on the art to see a bigger copy, I actually thought it was a photograph of a real wave. I love the blending of the blues as well as the different coloration of blues you chose to use. The white on the top of the wave looks exactly like the mist you would see on a real one.

I can clearly see your vision in this piece and although this isn't an "original" idea as so many people choose wave art, I think you did a spectacular job at adding your twist to it.

The only thing I might suggest taking a second look at is the upper left corner where the yellow and purple come in. It was a bit distracting at first as I tried to understand what it was. I thought it was probably a cloud or something.

Overall it's beautiful and you are very talented!
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12 out of 13 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconkatydid42:
Katydid42 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
this is absolutely gorgeous! Incredible.
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:icontechounopenki:
TechouNoPenki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Stunning!
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:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Pretty :)
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:iconmushroomphobia:
mushroomphobia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just love those vivid colours! Very stunning and hypnotic! :heart:
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:iconcitron--vert:
Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here [link]
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Beautiful water.
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:iconvioletense:
violetense Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
I think this is the best of the three, personally.
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:iconalex-gil:
Alex-Gil Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
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:iconangeliqueguy46:
angeliqueguy46 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
this reminds me of the joys of great summers. awesome
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i like the colors, very good job on water
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:iconbreyvan:
Breyvan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
To say that I'm in love with all the different shades of blue used in this piece is an understatement.
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:iconpaintbuscus:
paintbuscus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really amazing and I love it. So cool! :)
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:iconchronitonic:
chronitonic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
awesome! I love the blue colors used
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
*hears the "Hawaii Five-Oh" Theme*!
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:iconritzninja:
RitzNinja Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks amazing! :)
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW!
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:iconsilvertetsusaiga:
SilverTetsusaiga Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing !! Well done !!!!
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:icongalimatias123:
Galimatias123 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
What do you mean by TRY? I think you've got it down!
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:iconmaraqua:
Maraqua Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! I envy your skills. :>
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:icongallifreyangeek:
GallifreyanGeek Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Great work, love the colors :D You've really improved from your first and third tries. Nice!
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:icongarhoul:
Garhoul Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
I loved it. good work :D
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:icondonnamarie113:
DonnaMarie113 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Dynamic!!!
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:iconfeldrand:
feldrand Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what a very nice and fresh DD - congrats... :D
:iconsun--plz:
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:iconstolvezen:
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I :heart: it
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:iconask-princessash:
Ask-PrincessAsh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful... Il fait beau! Wave art always puts me in a calm mood because of the lovely colors...
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:iconauragemi:
AuraGemi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One word: lovely! :D
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:iconyumisy111:
yumisy111 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful~ o:
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:iconhetseeker:
hetseeker Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Most impressive the wave looks almost real and gotta say that I'm gonna use it as a wallpaper on my iPod touch, very well done :)
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:iconmaarel:
Maarel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Thanks
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:iconmutantlilies:
MutantLilies Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful - love the mixture of blues
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:iconcamilia-chan:
Camilia-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it how you use the watercolors to bring the ocean wave to life. It's so divine~
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:iconkillcow:
Killcow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
It's beautiful !
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:icondawn-keeper:
Dawn-Keeper Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!! and looks just like sea water :D
well done :hug:
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:iconly69:
ly69 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
wonderfull color[link]
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome. >w<
looks really very fantastic.
pretty picture. =)
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:iconlourdes-laveau:
LOURDES-LAVEAU Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of the waves in Maui along the pipeline. Breathtaking!!!!
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:iconhanahorack-elyafi:
hanahorack-elyafi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Huge improvement over your first two attempts...it is good to look at other people's work and see how they have resolved the problems of painting water :)
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:iconhanahorack-elyafi:
hanahorack-elyafi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
GREAT JOB! Looks lovely!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Looks like you tried to copy my painting from 2005: [link]
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Yup, definitely a blatant ripoff. You copied everything down to the placement of each ripple and chop and highlight. You should have credited me for the 'inspiration' in the description.
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:iconmaarel:
Maarel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wrote that the original work made by you.
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:iconrontufox:
rontufox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Ouch, that sucks big time. Not the artist's fault it got a DD, but credit should've been there no matter the circumstances. Wonder if admin'll revoke DDs that are copies?
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:iconhanahorack-elyafi:
hanahorack-elyafi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
looks like ;) Both such beautifully different results!
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:iconinsomniasquared:
InsomniaSquared Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, beautiful painting!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
aesthetically executed. I do feel the tense of wave.
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:iconevoli-niceli:
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic !
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:iconccaffeine:
ccaffeine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
This is really gorgeous <3
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. Great colors
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:iconnancy-keenobie:
nancy-keenobie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congrats on the DD!
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