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I've never written a critique before, so I hope this is ok. I think it looks really good overall! I can tell you put a lot of work into...

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if you follow my tblr you might already know this, but i'm plannin on making my internet presence very scarce sometime soon, and the more i think about it, the more i want that to apply to other sites beyond tblr. so yea i think i will be puttin my deviations in cold storage for like.... an extended period of time (forever? idk we'll see) anyway, basically i'm just super sick of like. trying to put on a persona and stressing out about whether my art will please people and i'm just done!! i didn't enjoy art for a long time, but now that i've told myself i'm def not gonna post my art publicly i feel so free... like hell yeah i can draw all the self-indulgent bullshit i want.... instead of being unreal paranoid about my image... so yea.. i figure the only way i can ever potentially have a fresh start in the future is if i just let go of everything now.

i know it sucks seeing artists you follow disappear but, i've gotta do this for my own sake. drawing is supposed to be fun for me, not a source of stress. i already am stressed out enough by like. life. don't need any more of that.

if you want some other way to contact me, let me know and i might tell you, if i feel comfortable.
comment and i will answer (thanks 2 Alichee)

1. Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your dA page for 20 seconds.

2. Tell you a colour you remind me of.
3. Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
4. Tell you what animal you remind me of. 
5. Ask you a question, and you must answer. 
6. Tell you something I like about you or your art.
7. Give you a nickname.
8. Tell you what am I watching/listening to right now.
9. Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
10. Tell you to do this in your journal too, if you haven't already.

i will do these tmrw if i get any!! ^^
I've never written a critique before, so I hope this is ok. I think it looks really good overall! I can tell you put a lot of work into it, and I think the lighting and colors are beautiful. The stark lighting on the cat really draws the viewer's attention in. The composition is good, but seems a little unbalanced to me; the tubes on the right side feel more full/complex than the tubes on the left, and I think the dark patch in the bottom left corner throws me off a bit. I think my other issue is that I am not quite sure what's going on; initially I wasn't sure whether it took place in space or underwater or somewhere else, though given the name 'space cat' perhaps I can assume it takes place in space? I'm not sure it's communicated clearly (maybe if there were stars in the bg it would read as space more). I think the lighting coming from above also reads as being underwater to me. On the other hand, if it is supposed to be water, I feel like there should be bubbles to show that.

I hope these comments are useful, and that I don't come across as too harsh. ^^

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nqtrne Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
how comes i never checked for you dA page omg...... funny thing that looking for astro boy related stuff brings me back to you again!!!!
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SmashingMelons Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
aw yea hehe.. i don't really publicize my accounts on my other accounts, so people often don't know how to find me on other sites LOL.. i barely check my dash lately tho, so da is like.. a lot better for me wrt actually seeing people's art haha
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nqtrne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yahh thats totally understandable tho, im gonna try n focus more on art too!!
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SmashingMelons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
aw i'm glad!! i feel like i han't gotten to see your art in a long time bc i'm not around much... i want to focus more on art too, i've barely drawn in the past month bc i've been pretty artblocked haha..
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Artavincii Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too 
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SmashingMelons Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!! ^0^
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blackwoodwitch Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
HEEY HAYDEN!! I know it's been a while but I was looking through qeti's art blog, and I was so happy to find your characters there as a commission!!
I hope everything is going good for you!!
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SmashingMelons Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ah hey! yea i look through their blog sometimes too hehe... i'm real flattered u even recognized my boys, especially since i hardly ever post pics of them lately haha.... so i am v glad!
and i'm doin' ok i guess! summer break started recently for me so i've mostly been relaxing.. i hope u are doing well too!
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blackwoodwitch Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply!~!
It's so inspiring isn't it!? : D

You bet! :heart: I love them both, their designs and their personalities are just so endearing. You just work at your own pace! College is so exhausting.

I'm glad to hear it!! :star: Summer break is such a relief and it's so well deserved, I hope your's has been great. Thank you~! I've been doing okay, I'm nearly done with my degree, thank goodness. I appreciate it!
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SmashingMelons Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aww thank youuu ;;;;;;

ah it's great that you're nearly done! i'm halfway through with college myself (need to start thinking about my thesis... lol...). i'm glad i'm on the quarter system so i won't have to head back to school til the end of september! but still it's too soon.... O-<-<
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