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Pom by TastesLikeAnya Pom by TastesLikeAnya
I spy with my little eye, something begining with "Pom".

Needing to be working on backgrounds more.
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Given 2010-10-28
Pom by *TastesLikeAnya. I'll be honest, first thought when I was this was "wtf is this?" but that was swiftly followed by "Who cares? This is AMAZING! Must be DD'd!" ( Suggested by Hfoursaur and Featured by Pixel-Spotlight )
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I agree with the person who recommended this DD. "WTF is this? Who cares, it's cool!"
The technique on the character is beautiful. Your skill in digital coloring is fantastic but I would like to make a few suggestions on the composition. My guess, based on the character is that you are heavily laying on the details of symbolism. The British flag and the pomegranate are the key players. But I'm wondering how you can finish telling this visual story with your background. You don't have to spell out the full idea or story but giving hints that would draw our eyes around the page from the flamboyant character into the background which in comparison to the character is rather flat and lifeless. The biggest thing I see is the use of warm colors on the character and the cooler tones on the background starting with the tip of the sword, going to the flat archway, and then the Grey day scene. Sometimes just warming up the tones in the surrounding scene can add the life and tiny detail you need to pop the character even more. The archway itself could REALLY use some loving. Whether it's the detail in the stone or maybe some symbols that again draw back in that story element of what IS going on in this image. You've started with the Omega symbol at the top, Roman numerals are always a fun fall back for historical references. My biggest suggestion is to just keep going on this piece. It's a fantastic idea but I don't think it's finished yet. I hope this helped some. Congrats on the DD! Good luck!
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:icongundam019:
Gundam019 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Artist
I prefer cubans dog ^^
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:icondavidadhinaryalojaya:
DavidAdhinaryaLojaya Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
it's so magnificent :) 
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:iconoldwesthero:
OldWestHero Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
A pompous Pomeranian eating a pomegranate?
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:iconscreamtechno:
ScreamTechno Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
This drawing is hilarious and it makes me happy XD
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh WOW WOW
DUDE, haha, I just found you on front page and had been going through your lovely gallery, then I stumbled on this!
I saw this back in college (my brother had sent it to me), and it was one of my biggest inspirations when I was learning how to digitally paint.

Sorry for the random story, but I just thought it was such a cool coincidence. Watching your gallery for sure!
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Really? That's awesome. :D Glad to have been an inspiration to you. THanks much!
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very welcome! Keep it up!
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:iconjoedelaselva:
JoeDeLaSelva Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Anyone mentioned the ruins of Pompeii behind the pommel-holding, pomme-granate munching, Pom Pom sporting, Pompous Pomeranian in the picture? :D
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I think they'd all been mentioned, but you did get a lot.
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:iconalberthein1:
Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Pomerian holding a pomgranate and the pommel of his sword with a pom on his hat.
There are probably more "pom's" in there, but heck - they fit too well together ^^
This one, is a fine job...
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:iconbrokenlizard2:
brokenlizard2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
lovely lighting!
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:iconulben:
Ulben Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Awesome piece.
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:iconironichubris:
IronicHubris Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This delights me so profoundly. :D
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:iconjoltinjohnnylucas:
joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
on this list of things i love, this is now just above morning bm and just below fried chicken. congratulations.
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:iconlionely:
Lionely Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha this is so awesome! The colors and coloring are beautiful and the entire image just makes me smile :P
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:icondasha-vilchinskaya:
Dasha-Vilchinskaya Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol
Its funny and amazing <3
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sorry for my bad english x)
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:iconsickpete:
Sickpete Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
What the XD?
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:iconwats-inaname:
Wats-InaName Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I ador this picture :O
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:iconoil:
oil Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
So cute <3
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:iconmonkeysundles:
MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Writer
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

I love it.
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:iconsilverspitfire:
silverspitfire Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
This is amazing.
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:iconsarchale:
Sarchale Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
"I now proclaim this pomegranite....."
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:iconkay-love:
Kay-Love Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Your use of color and lighting really create a scene for your artwork.
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:iconvalhalrion:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
I love your contrast of light and dark and the character is priceless!
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:iconmudgetmakes:
MudgetMakes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Ha, love the concept! Very cool! Nice depth achieved with shading too :)
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:iconsaffronstone:
Saffronstone Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
ooooooh i get it pomegranite, pomeranien
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:iconmistressofhuggles:
MistressOfHuggles Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what you did there!
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:iconthe-real-ryou-bakura:
A pompous pom Pomeranian palming a pomegranate in Pompeii while wearing a pom-pom hat.

Wow, I love what you've done with the lighting here. It's really dramatic. Like this Pom is getting ready for a duel at dawn and the sun is just coming up.

If you've ever heard of a picture book called Anamalia, this picture reminds me of that book. Each page has a letter of the alphabet and a lengthy alliterative phrase describing what's in the picture. Such as "A clowder of curious cats claw the catfish and crush the crayfish in the creek among the cacti." (I just made that up, I don't have the book on hand)
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yeh, I remember that book.
Thanks!
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:iconsilk-ward:
Silk-Ward Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
well this is just awesome~
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:iconscatteredsecret:
ScatteredSecret Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Such Character!
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:iconstlbornstlwalkin:
stlbornstlwalkin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Pomegranite and Pomeranian. Clever! I like the expressiveness and motion to your characters. I really wish i knew a darn thing about how to do digital art. It looks so much better than hand drawn.
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I tend to agree. So much easier to get those vibrant, flat colours.
Thanks, too!
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:iconfloatingtree:
FloatingTree Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
cute
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:iconmellymaltesers:
MellyMaltesers Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Wow. Your character is just leaping off the screen with CHARACTERNESS :D :D :D
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconmellymaltesers:
MellyMaltesers Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
:D
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:iconmorgywolf:
morgywolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very sophisticated, love the 'pom' themes
The pomeranian is very cute, too :)
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:iconcolorpulp:
colorpulp Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Hahahaha, so cute!! KJSFksjdfksdjf
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:iconcatfinches:
catfinches Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
pompous pomeranian with a pom-pom holding a pomegranite.. and he's a pom because he's british ? i think pom is slag for british in some places, anyway. australia.. ? xD;
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I am from Australia, so that explains that.
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:iconcatfinches:
catfinches Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I MEANT SLANG AND NOT SLAG OTL
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:icondrunkmutt:
DrunkMutt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
roflmao.
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:iconwolves-soul18:
wolves-soul18 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
very cool, it looks like my pom lol
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:iconpepelu-haruhara:
Pepelu-Haruhara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
fantastically drawn! I love how you drew such a high-and-mighty pomeranian. ^^ Especially since this is what every pom breeder imagines their little poof of pride to be on the inside. ;)
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! It's a good thing the breed suited my idea so much.
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:iconsquirelpower:
squirelpower Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
All I'm getting is the pomeranian, pomegranate, and the fact he's at Pompeii. Oh, and he looks pretty pompous. What else?
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:icontasteslikeanya:
TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Those are the obvious and most eye catching ones, but there are smaller things like the pompom on his hat, etc.
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:iconsquirelpower:
squirelpower Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Ohhhh. Ok. Thanks :la:
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:icondavidyardin:
davidyardin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional
Love the colours.
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