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Given 2013-10-29
Totoro by ~AllaD8
a very realistic approach to Totoro. what I love most is the facial expression on the two kids. It is also very well drawn too. ( Suggested by cloe-patra and Featured by Ry-Spirit )
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This is a very wonderful and lifelike piece in comparison to the original...ant that's saying something from me because I absolutly adore Miyosaki's work. you captured the girl's and totoro perfectly in both character's looks and personality in my opinion. The fur is very well done and well...all textured that I can see. Even the background is very detailed.

I only have a few minor things that I find a bit off. In this scene it's nighttime and here it's very bright for nighttime. Even in the day it usually isn't this bright while raining. Also, in comparison to the rest of the picture, his eyes seem a bit cartoonish/animelike rather than realistic and they stick out to me as a bit off. The claws are too, but not nearly as noticable. The leaf might be a bit too, because it has the comparison of the detailed background. Perhaps it's the color? it's a bit too vibrant for the lighting. The last thing is May's hand/arm seems a oddly bent for her being asleep or almost asleep.

Other than that, I absolutly adore this! I love the attention to detail and even the minor things such as the highlights in the water or the raindrops that bounce off the umbrella. Very nice job! Keep it up! ^^
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x8Finity Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful piece of art! Lifelike. Kudos
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Ghostn0va Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing, I've never seen fluff painted so that it actually makes me want to nuzzle it. Simply amazing details, hard work and effort put into this. I bet it was a joy to complete!
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Gwendolyn1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww this is so cute and amazing!! :DDDDD 
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Belleindigo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As a lover of Miyosaki's worlds, I adore this painting. I want it to give it my full and honest attention for a little while.

BACKGROUND
The photo-realistic quality is enchanting. Someone else mentioned that in the actual scene, it is night time and much darker. While that's true, I think the light in this rendering contributes to the fantasy-like feel of it. The fog was a really nice touch. The light in the original scene was, I believe, caused by a street light, which I cannot detect in this picture. It just looks like sunlight, which is not really a bad thing. This is your artistic representation. I love the underbrush and bushes you included, too. The foliage right behind them and on their "layer" (by the bus stop sign) is what really makes this photo 3 - Dimensional.

BUS STOP SIGN
The light on this sign is coming from the opposite direction from where the light is hitting every other subject in the picture. Unless you were going for the street light effect, which is basically lost in the overall brightness of this. As for the actual sign, I like that it's just a simple symbol instead of words. I'm not sure if that's how it is in the English version of the film, but I like it all the same. The last thing I wanted to say about this is that it looks a little flat, especially the base. From this perspective, I feel like you should be able to see a little bit of the top of the base for depth.

THE RAIN
Amazeballs. I'm actually kinda glad that you didn't add as many raindrop streaks as is actually happening in the film. It adds to the feeling that it's only lightly raining, enough so that it's feasible that the sun is still shining through the clouds. I like looking at the water on Totoro's leaf and splashing up from the red umbrella. The water "droplets" on the leaf make it look hyper realistic. The water on the smooth ground has the same effect.

MEI
This is the only part of this piece that I feel put off by. Her limbs are far too long and thin for a toddler. They should be short and a little chubby. This is probably just my opinion, but her face is awkward. I'm not sure whether she's sleeping or posing for a Leonardo Da Vinci painting. I also can't tell what it is that's on her head. Is that a bonnet or a hood?

SATSUKI
I feel like this is meant to represent someone else. Maybe this is a tribute for someone in your life? Because that doesn't look like a young Japanese girl. All the same, I love the expression on her face. It's perfect, and her proportions are perfect. I love that you added so much more detail to her clothing, and you turned the boots into what looks to me like those modern chunky cloth boots. I noticed that you made the shirt collar askew, which was a nice addition for realism. Her umbrella looks so realistic that it's hard to not think it's just a photo.

TOTORO
It's so fluffy! The amount of detail in the fur is really pleasant. You even added shadows underneath the whiskers, which is nice. His proportions are perfect. It's a little strange that his foot claws are up off the ground, but I think actual animals that have paws with non-retractable claws look this way. His eyes are really bugged out, which is exactly what he's doing in the scene, so I think that's great. One note: after looking at it for a little while, I find myself wishing the little curved lines on his chest were darker. It looks like the white fur is growing on top of the grey. Other than that, it's perfect to me.
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AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for such a great and detailed review! I appreciate it very much!! Hug 
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:icontovagirl123:
tovagirl123 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  New member
Amazing
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:iconsteelemerald:
steelemerald Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New member
Kawaii Bonnie Cute Chat Icon by gold94chica
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:icontattoofun2003:
tattoofun2003 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the fur looks really fluffy, nice and fine detail. how did you do it?
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconwendybird96:
wendybird96 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Love the movie love this piece. So moving.
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Thesapphireangel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would so watch a live action adaption of Totoro
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dropemcityrecords Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The shading is amazing.
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconkhoitibet:
khoitibet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
great work
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!)
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:iconunijgi:
unijgi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
rain drop&life
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:iconmonocleandtophat:
MonocleAndTopHat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
Totoro is love, Totoro is life ❤️
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes))
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:iconlouiselikesfnaf:
louiselikesfnaf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I wish I could watch this movie, but when I try it turns out Japanese DX
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StimpiDraws Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Totoro Looks so Cute! Heart 3D *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) Totoro Icon/Avatar Free To Use! totoro smile 
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconorigommmi:
origommmi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  New member
Really cool...
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks)
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:iconsteelemerald:
steelemerald Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  New member
You win a chinchilla. Good Job Cutechin by steelemerald
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!) i love chinchillas)
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MysteriousSylph Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love Love Love :happybounce:  This is so Real.
Loved it AllaD8 B'ful work. :)
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!)
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kat-memes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you did the fur! You did this scene justice.
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!)
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:iconmadamcrumple:
MadamCrumple Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  New member
cute yet the baby makes it a little creepy, love it!
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why is she creepy?)) such a lovely kid)) XD
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:iconmadamcrumple:
MadamCrumple Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New member
Not too sure, just.. odd looking. But zoomed in it looks a lot better haha. A gorgeous and detailed picture! Basically Im focusing on the BRILLIANT totoro :3 :3 i wants one
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:iconunipeingshrdragie:
unipeingshrdragie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable! I love it :D
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconkawaiinodesu:
KawaiiNoDesu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the baby in her back looks a bit creepy
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:iconanikm321:
anikm321 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New member
*Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart) 
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:iconluckygorabbitfoot:
LuckyGoRabbitFoot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawwwwwww............
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:iconredskinskeleton:
redskinskeleton Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love totoro's face
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:iconredskinskeleton:
redskinskeleton Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute!
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!)
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:iconfudgycat:
Fudgycat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconhams5:
Hams5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New member
A-W-E-S-O-M-E 
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlerua:
Lerua Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student General Artist
I just need hug him, and get engulfed by his wonderful fluff!
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug 
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:iconlou-c-ffer:
lou-c-ffer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Congratulations, it's a great job !!
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:iconallad8:
AllaD8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!Huggle! 
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:iconvalenyasha987:
ValenYasha987 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  New member
kawai *0* 
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