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"The safest and easiest path is not always the one that leads you to what you want." but generally any path that Mes is on is good to stay away from.

I started this one a month ago, it was lots of fun to do and I really enjoyed doing a proper Lua and Mes piece. The glowing runes are from a series of rune patterns that I made when I was younger, and I was happy to find that I could incorporate them. The wips for this piece can be found on my Tumblr

Edit: Oh oh and it was partly inspired by this beautiful piece of celtic music. 

Circle of Life by HirukioUnless by HirukioThe Undersea Forest by Hirukio

Artwork © Zara Alfonso
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Let's start with what I liked. I love the glow on the runes on the rocks behind them! Very nice touch. Also, about the one on the right; the way his tail swishes is PURE BRILLIANCE.
Things I would change? As for the one on the left, the way his boots fade into his pants on the left side seemed a little off. The laying on the bottom of his shirt struck me as a little strange as well. But overall, this is a GREAT piece as therefore I give you (almost) full marks! Good job, and I fav'd it!
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18 out of 18 deviants thought this was fair.

Vision, nice color, style choosing, and "being one" with the description you've written is an A+ for your pics

Originality, two possiblities, yes or no. And your inspiration as same as Monalisa. Perfect and Unique.

Technique, your technique is suite as cartoonist, art creative, or designer. NH

Impact, "Art is like mirror. Your art is your personality. And art has great impact to everyone, someone likes it or dislike. And art is also used to socialize. People trades art to their friend, or even to make everyone impressed what have you done."

Shortly: Be yourself to keep the originality, draw your imagination immediately to get bright vision of art, keep practicing to increasing your technique, and the impact is, A+ from everyone, and from myself.
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Eemi-i Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cute :3
Animequeen111 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Digital Artist
nicely done ^^
NeckTieKat Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your at style is very cool!!! It's a rather happy yet inspiring picture! :meow:
pluto01 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist
i love it .
lapaa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love your coloring so much :0) it makes me smile
PrincessPyon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
very cute *Q*~
Rinselli Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Geezus. Your backgrounds are becoming more and more amazing each time you do them. The colors you used are so nice to look at <333

I love Lua and Mes. So it's nice to see artwork of them again. Q7Q <33 I missed them. Amazing job, Hiru!
ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youu ;v; <3
Homygosh it's so much fun to paint backgrounds, now that I've started I will never ever be able to stop! xD
025GERU Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
awwhh! i love the wings :^D
wispywaffle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SDFSDGSd all these comments are this silly unfinished leg business. :icontearsplz:
does that even make sense eAe.

sdfsdg dunno if I already said so but I laaaaaahv this and I laaaaahv you! It's such a cheery scene, and it's so fun to stare at the ground and mushrooms and snails. Your painting style is great, (like the ground and Undersea Forest) and idk sdfsdfsdgsgshsdh /wants to see more of the amazingness

I still like Nick's chubbyface from before. x'D
wispywaffle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shusical Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012

;AAAAA;; all these beautiful big finished pieces at once @.@;;; i was stalking this on your tumblr hehe :pp i love seeing wips of things, esp bigger pieces!

my first impression was: COLOURS COLOURS COLOURS ;AAAA; THEY ARE SO SHARP TT.TT i always love your colour choices, you somehow manage to choose something so bright, yet natural at the same time. it's so comfortable ;v;
in the same kind of... idea, i love how it looks like a natural path, yet there are glowing runes (is there a meaning to them? o:) i like how you added glow from the runes onto some of the mushrooms (which are super adorable by the way @.@ i love the spots AHHAHA <3333)
i absolutely adore the details in the grass (aahhh a snail! and a curl on the tree aomg so cute), and the poses ;w; the rendering of the characters is really clean as usual, i have no idea how you can keep things so clean hahaha ;wwww; <3 i really love how the path has a slight texture to it, especially where it has a reddish/purplish tint!

awahh... critique? can i just put it here? n.n;
i'm not great with critique, but i was wondering if you had forgotten to fade out the right side's mushrooms and such, like you did with the ride side. i feel like it distorts the depthy slightly (since you did it on one side but not the other? *v*;) i do agree that mes's right leg looks a bit unfinished without outlines since the rest of him (and lua) are outlined, though the background without outlines looks really nice and blendy n.n

this is seriously so cute ahaha ;;;
i love seeing your bigger pieces (though i love seeing your regular work too) ;v;
Hato Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Whoops looks like you forgot to finish his leg! XD

I like his wings. =)
TabbyTigerCat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Vespertillion Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, this is so adorable! n_n
Just one thing: Mes's right leg looks unfinished. I feel like such a jerk for pointing that out, as I'm not sure if that's intentional or not.
Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
pretty!! love the colors and background~! :iconilavplz:
Momoiichi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How sweet!! :heart:
TheZeldaFan22 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
xxyuikoxxyamazakixx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Iiwi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is just to cute, I mean really.
You did alot of work on this, the details in the background and the cute characters.
Very nice jobbb~

Keep up the good work.
TangolaDude Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!!!
Grovyles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, this is a really beautiful piece from you. The fading colors in the background add such an interesting atmosphere.
And Lua's outfit is adorable, as always. Cute little sockies. ;u;
ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ;u; <3 I had lots of fun blurring the background!
Joyfool Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I spot a little snail! * 7*)/
I love the details in the background, and the characters are both such cuties! <3
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