Fantastic picture. It really is. I'm curious. You've given credit to the artist of the base, but could you give me a link to the base itself? I wanna admire your work some more and I'd love to see the alterations you made to make this work your own.
Digital dolls, which use bases, have been receiving DDs since the category was created in 2007. It's really not much different than a collaborative work between two digital or traditional artists receiving a DD
I just typed out a long speal about my opinions of using bases, but ill sum it up quickly here. This artist obviously has talent enough to draw her own base for this artwork. The shading is really excellent, and it is really nice pixel art.
One thing I dont understand about wonderful pixel artists who use bases is if you have the talent to do it yourself, why dont you? Why do you insist on building off of something someone else has provided (making it not entirely yours), instead of doing everything entirely yourself? People who have the talent to do things themselves but opt to take the easy way out really screams 'lazy' to me.
Like I said before, im not trying to bash anyone nor the artist, as this isnt bad pixel art in the slightest, but its merely my opinion on using bases. Its good to learn, but why continue if you have the apptitude to do everything yourself?
Alright, I wasnt sure and I couldnt find it, which is why I didnt outright claim it to be a traced base.
My opinion on this matter still stands though. Though I'm not trying to put down the artist in any way, which is what I stated in my original comment on the piece, I was unaware of deviantart awarding DD's to art made with bases so I was completely in shock when I saw "base: [link]". I was in shock when I saw the 'traced base' category!
I'm not trying to bash the artist, but i am thoroughly disappointed that base artworks are getting recognition before some art done entirely by oneself that is thousands of times better than based pixel art.
Someone who is amazing at pixel art from scratch might not see a lick of recognition for their talents, but someone who uses a base here does really shocks me. Artists who do things from scratch 100% put more time and effort into their artwork I believe, and I know this because I used to do pixel art with bases, and now I draw all my own things from scratch. If someone is so great at pixel art, what is the need for using a base? Why use something someone else made to build your own piece off of when you are obviously talented enough to draw it yourself? That really screams almost 'lazy' to me?
Oh well, opinions are opinions and people can't help but try to start arguments with me for sharing an opposing opinion.