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the purrer. by Senju-HiMe the purrer. by Senju-HiMe
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adorable creatures :3

Self-portrait

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from my "instinct" series:
sleepyhead. by Senju-HiMethe guardian. by Senju-HiMethe hider. by Senju-HiMemantis. by Senju-HiMethe lenient. by Senju-HiMethe hissing. by Senju-HiMe
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Critique by EricSellers Jan 21, 2014, 7:52:18 PM
I am amazed by the combination of fantasy and reality that is achieved in your photos. Any time I have artists block, I just look through your gallery and get inspired. Great work and keep up the unique style. I find myself taking an idea and running with it. Which is a great credit to your open book style. It is as if a story is being told and the viewer is invited to create, explore, and write the ending to a fantasy novel. I just love ever thing you do and will continue to visit your profile as often I can.
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Overall, I have to say this is one of my favorite of the animal pieces along with the reptile ones - simply fantastic. The composition of the pictures draws the eye to all the main points and you make a perfect canvas, so every time you paint on yourself or color yourself, you really draw attention to specific parts of the photos.

Vision: As always, the idea behind the pictures is very clear, yet the definition is open and loose, ready for interpretation. Anthropomorphic? Magic? Or simply representation? And you manage to match with the animal perfectly every time! You add just enough so that you have something in common with the critter, but remain very obviously human. The personality of said critter is captured in your face and particularly in your eyes. And the expression is in not only your face but your body language as well, adding to the overall flavor of the picture. I love that you do these photos with no visible clothing as well yet remain perfectly modest. I think it really connects you and the animals in the photos - they aren't wearing anything either! *Teehee*.

Originality: I have yet to see anyone create photos the way you do with these animals and here with these guinea pigs in particular is a first for me! It's exotic, beautiful, creative, and DEFINITELY original! I can't say I would do any better or differently, that's for sure! It's inspiring to see something so refreshing and unexpected as well.

Technique: Always spot on! The way you over or under saturate makes a big difference too. Some of these photos speak best with less color, and this is definitely not one of them! The warmth of the skin tones really adds to the friendly look of the picture and the definition of the fur with the shadows and contrast really brings out the fluffiness! I am glad you choose to do black backgrounds as well, there's really no reason to do a background unless it was outside with a wild animal theme or a big animal and even then, black could easily be achieved. But having no noise behind the picture really removes that aspect of overwhelming color or activity that could greatly detract from this piece and others like it. A+++++! That said, I would like to see you challenge yourself with other types of animals as well, it would be incredibly interesting to see what you could achieve with something bigger in size.

Impact: I have to admit, every time I see one of your photos in my messages, I know instantly what it is, what's going on, and who it is. You and your work have become very unmistakable, and it's, again, refreshing. When I opened this picture, I was not disappointed! It's attractive, cute, well-composed, clean, and everything is well kept. Creatures like guinea pigs are rather clean and very playful/inquisitive, and this picture does them justice.
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PinkieDashLover Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
shit...
The lip is... creppy but is amazing!!! APPLAUSE CLAP Applaud fella (Reactions) Bear Emoji-16 (Clapping Encore Applause) [V1] Applause Cheers and Applause - NaNoEmo Day 8 clap remake 1b Emoji Set: Applause Heart thief Neko Emoji-32 (Clap) [V2] the rabbit applauds you Keen Applause Richelieu applause clap remake 1a Applause Clap Clapper :cheer: Dr.Steel claps fo you Laughing Idiots HallowNOEIN: Eldritch Monster Scream :hi: the rabbit applauds you :tardclap: :8Bclap: Applaud fella (Reactions) 
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MinorFiction Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guinea pigs! Cuties with a royal beauty.
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StaceyMarsden02 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Adore this but then again, I adore guinea pigs!! Heart 
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SunsetSprite Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GUINEA PIGS!
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georgiegirl2245 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your ideas are just deadly. they're fun, theatrical, and dead serious all at once. you should team up with Tim Burton
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Love it!
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CabooseBlue Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of the most adorable pictures I've seen you make, and somehow it's no less beautiful. 
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dessadawnherman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your work! It is so exotic, different... unique.  I love sensual expression and animals. nice weave with both. awesome!  one of the best I have seen thus far.
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DCRPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What does purrer mean? a question made by my ignorance.
Can someone help me?

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BitterAlkaloid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Your work is enchanting and thematically and technically poetry and beauty. Love the animalism.
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Nosidex Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
What are you strange creatures doing? :eager:
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danielag82 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh guiniiiiiiiiiis :love:
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fluttershy011 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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fluttershy011 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student
im random this is just creepy i go ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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LarisaFox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE this series. You come up with very cute and original ideas for portraits that tie in perfectly with the animals. 
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lustshatters Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
The makeup in this is ingenious. I love the whole picture but the way you created a subtle change in feel just with the lipstick is impressive and something I haven't seen done before in this way. The more I look at it the more I see it as a reflection of the G Pigs themselves, but it can stand alone. It adds whimsy and innocence and a little bit of quirk to the entire shot.
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hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
cute
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paulako Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
i love your work!
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xSakuraKurox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is so random! I love it! xD
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kdenceyby Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love this piece, especially the point on your upper lip. its subtle, yet so dramatic at the same time <3

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Leylera Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love guinea pigs. :3
I once had five. Turned out Chico was a Chica. :'D
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ZarineStorm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am always amazed by the animals you pose with, the rather original makeup, and the powerful expressions on your face in all of your photos.  You seem to have been doing this for several years!  I actually look through your self portraits to see different powerful facial expressions before some of my practice shoots.
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Yogami Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aw I like this one^^ Little guinneas =P
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Yogami Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Where do you get all these animals from?
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ruan-a Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
how cool is this!!! love it!
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VeroNArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
good 
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jamesimpalaDAeggman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
GENIUS
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Redbuck Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student
Beautiful portrait!!!!
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lolpants725 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I looove the piggys
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FlemethAlenkoTherin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Though it's only a small detail of really good piece, I really like the little bit you did on your lip. 
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LNDFrance Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such an amazing makeup you've done! And your smile is really adorable, I must say I like this kind of facial expression better than the usually dark ones you wear. That changes^^
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ShiryuOgalunn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. The make-up is so gorgeous and changes a lot the axpression, which, by the way, is so nice. 
This picture is so warm and cheerful. I loved it.
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