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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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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
This is beautiful!
fraisecake Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the color in this! :heart:
KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh damn, that's called a dread plate for a reason...
DBZaaron14 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!
rocktaunt63 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Pindoka Featured By Owner 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?
Axitros Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
In a way Arceus is Giratina's father isnt he?
Pindoka Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, Still Awesome Job! :D
blurr14 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
oh ya punishment all right looks like Arceas is not happy with some one
advancedviolinist29 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an excellent job on painting Arceus
IHeartCreepypastas Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Giratina la : O.o Kay ill just get back to disortion world now
Combo89 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, I looove those dark colours :Q___.
Colonel-Gabbo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epicness !
MeEncantaVu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Excellent painting, I like the colors and the composition
XxTheForbiddenOnexX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great work. I love arceus ultimate move
NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Epic! I love the colors!
LordPhantasmus Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Look's great and amazing work!
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
another epic masterpeice of yours! perfection! :D
Vykvirastyuk Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Arceus is a badass
MillianaMoonwalll Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome arceuse!
Fancycat75 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when your father passes jugement it seriously it frickin hurts!!
Burtonfan96 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Panlong-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap
AlexandraNightshade Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
harmonicaguy48 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
That is the most pissed of and epic Arceus I've ever seen. Amazing job! The background flows really well around Arceus, but doesn't distract from the badassery of the Pokemon itself.
PsychotischerToaster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love your colouring!<3
fierinu7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PapyJake Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art.
RubberyParts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have only 2 arceus, and one of them i've named Cathedral. this shows why i named him something that sounds so holy, but so dark.
pachirisu88 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow Arceus looks so impressive here. Love the use of red to increase the intensity.
VEKTTOR Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it, you are very talented with color work!
PikachuLover2012 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ooooh, the colors are amazing, as usual! :D
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Very cool and epic! :la: :heart:
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Very cool and epic! :La: :heart:
Mitsukichan17 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
cool! =)
Crystalitar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Even tought Arceus is the god, he also maintains the dark side >:D
DeltaSquadProduction Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So this is what happens when the world finally ends! :D

Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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LuXun1986 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!! O3o
zenkaiji-sanzo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
this really good, the colors blend together very well plus the way arceus is shaped looks very smooth, well done.
Skracy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
This is pretty damn amazing :D
Terrierburrier Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. ;D
awesposs Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yami-Pokegirl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet arceus~
Aegis-L Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
In my mind, Arceus is "round" and your representation is "squared", but that perfectly fits the fact that he's judging and pushing to doom...congratulations :clap:
ellisq Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
wow this is one of your best in my opinion I really like the colors!
zerudez Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could paint like you ;_;
This is reaallly awesome!
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