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Punishment by salanchu Punishment by salanchu
we're all fucked

nothing to say, just an artwork with Arceus and Dread Plate holding heh

paint tool SAI + photoshop CS5 Extended ( for colours correction) = about 7h
wrote this for some curious people
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First critique, so bear with me here >.<

The first thing I thought about when I saw this piece was 'Wow I love those colors!' There's a really nice choice of an umber and the red for an ominous feel, which was really great couple with the 'fiery' shapes on either side and the shattering of the ground below Arceus. But the part of the colors I really liked was the use of the blue behind Arceus to contrast the red. That was really cool.
Then once I got past the colors, there was an amazing attention to detail. The reflection of like on the underside of the torso, as well as the blue glow on the... ring-thing... with the jewels... anyway, the blue glow on that from the light in the back. Really cool, and definitely something I'm still personally striving for.
Just the overall execution of the the vision was very well done. There's a clear foreground to background gradient of detail, and the proportions are all accurate, while the pose really exemplifies Arceus's power, again coupled with the shattering earth.
As for impact and originality, seeing as it's based off of Pokemon, there's not much 'originality' outside of the artist's rendition of the Pokemon. And the impact... I'm honestly not quite sure what to say about this. It's certainly given me something to reference, but outside if that I think it's just something cool to look at.

But overall, a very well-executed piece, and certainly provides some aspects worthy of referencing. Keep it up!
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There are so many aspects about this piece that I admire so much that I couldn't pick a single thing to start with! But here I go:

I really adore your depiction of Arceus, firstly. It truly looks like he (or she, or it, but I use he because it's easier) is about to dish out some very harsh punishment, especially because of the Dread Plate attached to him. Arceus can learn Judgement at lv. 100 regardless of the plates; having Arceus with the Dread Plate makes it more intense than it would have been with Normal-typed Arceus. I also enjoy the way that one hoof smashes into the earth.

Yes, a very intense scene. However, I think that if he's stomping the ground with that large hoof, right when it smashes into the hard earth, a few shards of broken rock may fly. (I imagine this because the cracks in the ground make it appear like it is indeed very hard ground.) I also thought about pieces of debris in the air, but since the chaos is has just started (and it might get too cluttered in the picture itself) I can see why rocks aren't flying yet.

The one thing that keeps me from enjoying this the most is the blue sky in the background. I think you might have added it because of the contrast between the peacefulness of a blue sky and coming chaos, but the colours just don't really work for me. I think they clash more than blend. But everyone views colour differently! That's just what I think on that. I do understand the colours you chose.

But, finally, I really like it. One thing I adore most, and though it may be easily over looked by others, is that if Arceus were to turn around, both sides of the "wheel" or "ring" would be symmetrical. Like, if Arceus turned around to face me fully, both sides of the "ring" would be equal. I know it's an odd thing to point out, but the spacial reasoning impresses me a lot! And, the way you use many different colours on the skin, too. I love the texture it makes, and the lighting too.

There you have it! I hope this... very unorganized... critique is helpful to you in some way. Always pleased to see your artwork in my inbox! (And thank you for the opportunity to critique your art!)
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DBZaaron14 Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!
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Pindoka Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did arceus join gratina or something. He looks so evil in this picture. Anyways, i think its a awesome panting salanchu!.Still is arceus evil here or is he just on a really big Fuss over trainers capturing his Prized Pokemon?
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:iconaxitros:
In a way Arceus is Giratina's father isnt he?
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Pindoka Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, Still Awesome Job! :D
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blurr14 Nov 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
oh ya punishment all right looks like Arceas is not happy with some one
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:iconadvancedviolinist29:
You did an excellent job on painting Arceus
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IHeartCreepypastas Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Giratina la : O.o Kay ill just get back to disortion world now
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Combo89 Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, I looove those dark colours :Q___.
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