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lily pads by nevaeh-lee lily pads by nevaeh-lee
i made this with so much on my mind..
im going through a lot and i just wanted a way out..
at times art is the only way i can just stop thinking and breath. so pics like this happen..

i got inspired to draw this after watching my little cuz :iconariendal: draw a lily C:
so i dedicate this to her<3

drew it in Paint tool sai
took about 2 1/2 hours
im really happy with the watter, there are just a few things here and there i want to fix.. but i cant figure out how... not to happy with the lily pads ;n; but that was my fourth attempt on em so i gave up..

perfect size for wallpaper on computer C:
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:iconmehandminteh:
This is awesome. ^^'

Pros: The water is awesome, and the water dripping looks cewl.(tip: Tears look like water, but kinda blue-ish.) the eyes are adorable and pretty. The flower is perfectly drawn, and the lily pads are adorable, and the fur is amazing. I loves kittys swiming.

Cons: The dripping water kinda looks like drool... XD Idk, i guess that's my opinion, but still.The little spots where the whiskers come out are a bit big, I guess I think that because most of the cats I see its hidden? There are a bit of mis-blurs on the eyes, but its not noticeable too much. Try to add a bit more motion to the dripping water next time. Just a bit more.

~Keep Drawin',
MehandMinteh
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All in all, the water is perfect. Just remember to have fluid movement. In forested areas where you'll find lillies. The water is generally murky by movement beneath it. So it's a perfect color and shape. The expression of the kitty is perfect and simply adorable. I also love how you made her fur have the appearance of being wet.
Be sure to watch people and animals going through water more, to catch more of a fluid movement.
Whenever I painted, I don't know if this will help you because it's not digital art. But for water I used bases of purples for deep shadows,and browns to show dept. You can add a little blue. But looking at lakes and waters, its mostly grey NOT blue. Depending on the area of your character and where they will be. If they are in an enclosed area, the water will look more brown. If they are under an open sky. It will have a tint of blue.
And personally, the lilies look exactly like the ones from the old campground I used to go to all the time. They even have the same movement and detail. Looking at the one on her face and how it's nicely flopped over. But if she's coming up from beneath the lilly to have this. She'd need to be a little more wet and not as fluffy as in the picture. That's about my only critique :3
But all in all adorable.I love the pose, and the eye always drags me into the picture the most.
ALSO the drops are perfect shape.
I also like how you showed depth in the picture as well. Try deeper shadows to make the picture pop out more.
Purples bring out oranges and browns for forest scenes. Blues bring them out in a more opened and sea-like scene. Yellows and oranges bring out greens.
BUT I am also colorblind. Your picture probably looks a lot different to you and everyone else but me.
:3 I just hope this helps out a little bit though, sis.
But this is simply, simply beautiful and breath taking like all of your art.
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flyingdonut777 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so so so so so so CUTEkaomoji set 1 9/19 Clap Clap Clap
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much<3
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BlackNekoBit Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
:clap: Precious!!
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you<3
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Moonfire8D Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute!  I just love everything about it. :'D
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much !<3
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Moonfire8D Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any time! :)
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MissCicero Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
i think this is one of the cutest things i have EVER seen. although i've got to wonder, why is a cat in water and ok with it... but still, this is amazing! cat planet cat planet 
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha XD some cats are ok with water, i dont know why but it happens XD...
but thanks so much!<3
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is super cute! Great painting.. I can't believe it only took you 2.5 hours! Nice work!
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much<3
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant! The water looks amazing! The cats fur is drawn beautifully. And that flower is amazing!
I do think that the back should be a lower if that make sense. I just can't see where her neck is, if you get what I mean.

But honestly, this is amazing. How do you do this so quickly?!
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
Haha yeah I do everything quick XD
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD I don't 
I do everything over a couple of hours, and multiple sessions
I think I've only managed to finish so,etching completely in one day once. But it was still, like, five hours of work xD
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I couldn't XD I would get to annoyed..
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD I dunno. I mean, it takes me a while to think of good pictures and everything, and I wouldn't want them drawn and finished in two hours. 
But it would definitely have it's advantages. I have won't have my iPad next week (which I draw on) so I need to finish what I'm drawing currently. And I'm actually getting pretty stressed xD
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah XD some people are slow and some people are fast its just the way we are C: but all art is the same so it doesnt matter C;
ahh
well good luck getting it all done! <33
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Rainiila Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I guess so :D
Just like some people like digital and some people like traditional etc.

Thanks :3
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah C:
i like traditional ;u; i wish digital was more like it XD im sooo much better traditionally x.x
welcome~
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chesya Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Enjoyably strong colours and clear bright forms.
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you : )
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Cammi0 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so good! Especially for only 2 1/2 hours? Amazing!
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much!<33
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Sprinkle-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
This is simply amazing :iconawwwplz:
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks C:
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SheepMaker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, i love this. :'3
I really, cant's understaand how something like this is created in 2 1/2 hours. I could imagine it would hve taken much longer.
Love the ear, like really. The ear is soo adorable.
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha XD im just fast at art~ thanks
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Pumpulaatti Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute picture. Nice work!
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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Pumpulaatti Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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skippychip09 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Even though I'm allergic to cats, this one is adorable. : )
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you XD
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skippychip09 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist

welcomes

 

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Ashlynper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorable :)
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you<3
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Ashlynper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome<3
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Endeevix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
this picture is :icononiononionplz: amazing
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you dear<33
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Endeevix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
i would buy a print but its too expensive -~- ..... $40, jeese
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How much would you be willing? C: I could look into lowering it, I had my friend set the prices~
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Endeevix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
it is realy cute and it was just a thought of buying it.... how much do those things usualy cost?
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not sure to be honest XD i mean if people buy a commission this would be about $25 C: but i dont print it out and send it to ya XD
i mean this one is done already so i would think $20-30 isnt to bad sense ive seen art on DA go for $100+
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Endeevix Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
wow ...... thats alot of monwy
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah..
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MyRedYoshi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
W.O.W. Nothing more to say.
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you ;u;<33
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MyRedYoshi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey no prob!
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Mystic123blizz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Omg it looks so real! :3
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nevaeh-lee Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks ;u;
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