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Fandemonium Prize 1 - Diamond Pie :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 4 0 Inkling 30 :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 4 0 Inktober 2016 - HUNGRY :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 3 0 Redone Sanji 4 - All-in-One :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 3 0 Redone Sanji 3 - Greyscale Color :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 4 0 devID XII - I Got Married! :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 2 20 2017 January Gryphon :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 9 4 Inktense Shell :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 4 2 Redone Sanji 2 :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 2 0 Redone Sanji 1 - Original Lines :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 2 0 Druchii Commission 2 - Elysian :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 2 0 Acrylic Experiment :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 2 0 Druchii Commission 2 - Varin Blackthorn Lines :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 2 0 Wild Octopus :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 8 4 Druchii Commission 2 - Sevro Lines :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 1 0 Druchii Commission 2 - Fiat Obsidian Lines :iconanimegirlmika:AnimeGirlMika 2 0


Academic-Style Critique
Looking for serious, detailed, yet fair feedback on your art?  Have your work professionally critiqued!

For examples, my current repertoire of dA critiques can be seen below!

I am a university fine arts student with real-world critique experience, giving and receiving critiques both in oral and written format, schooled in the most constructive and satisfying critique method there is.  I do not give simple constructive criticism--only a part of academic critique--my service is a full review designed not only to help the artist improve their work but also to interpret and analyze the art as it is, focusing on areas such as style, technique, and visual metaphor.  Because my critiques are not based on criticism alone and are written in a professional, impersonal format, they do not end up sounding rude, scathing, or disheartening as others do.  From the Wikipedia article on critique: Critique is based upon an informed opinion, and never upon personal opinion. Informed opinion is accepted as being technical knowledge, personal or professional experience, or specified training.  If receiving a fulfilling review of your work sounds good, read on for details!

Purchase of this commission will accord you a formal critique with these specifications:
  • Written in a professional and academic style (English-language only).
  • At least two substantive paragraphs, up to five as the art dictates.
  • Delivered via the deviantART Critique system.
  • Turn-around time will range from same-day up to two weeks after I officially accept the commission.
  • You may request specific areas to be touched upon (coloring, style, etc.) though I cannot guarantee I will be able to fulfill all such requests.
The following reservations should be noted.  If your order does not meet requirements, it will not be accepted.
  • Applies only to deviantART-hosted art, aka deviations.
  • You must have critiques turned on for the piece you wish to have critiqued.  I will not provide the critique in the comments section.
  • My expertise lies with 2-dimensional art in traditional or digital media, particularly drawings and paintings.  As such, I may decline to critique your work if I don't feel I have the knowledge to do so.
  • I will not accept art that is incomplete or does not have enough substance for me to produce a quality critique.
  • I will strive to provide a fair, full-bodied critique but I will not rewrite, augment, or otherwise change the critique once it has been submitted (excepting technical errors or glitches).  I do not provide a guarantee that you will like your critique, only that it will be expertly written, relevant, detailed, and as objective as possible.
If you've read all that and feel you're ready for some fine arts-style feedback, click the "Request Commission" button and include the following information:
  1. A link to the deviation you want me to critique (vital).
  2. Any specific areas you'd like me to include or focus on in my critique.
  3. Other information you think is relevant to the commission.
Once I receive your request, I will review the information you provided and if I'm able to accept the request, you will soon have an outstanding critique submitted to your artwork!  I look forward to working with you!


by Sunima

My intial reaction to this painting was awe. The brilliant colors and striking detail are powerful and hit the viewer immediately. I co...

This piece works well both as a statement about the original artist and about many artists in general. The pure color flowing from the ...


Fa La La La.....La? :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 1,317 121 All of Time and Space :iconalicexz:alicexz 24,906 984 Christmas Bow :iconharleybliss:HarleyBliss 364 146
Please buy these prints and things for me :3


It has yet again been a very long while since my last update, nearly two years!  Life has not been uneventful in that time and I thought it would be a good idea to put up a journal entry that covers the big news, especially since much of it directly affects my artistic endeavors.  I don't want to spend too much time on this, however (I have art to create!) so I'm just gonna bullet it out :3

  • In February of 2016, I parted ways with my former employer.  shumphrey made it possible to eliminate the need for my day-job so that I could finally make art my number-one focus and build it into a real career Huggle! 
  • On April 1st of that year, I officially entered my 3rd decade of existence as a physically independent lifeform Mwahahahahahahaha! 
  • After lots of research, work, decision-making, contracting, and other unexpectedly difficult efforts, the culmination of my wedding planning was realized in Snohomish County, WA, USA on the day of autumn equinox, 22 September 2016 Floating hearts 1 
  • Starting on the first business day of this year, I finally began working full-time as an artist :happybounce: 

Considering all that transpired in the past year alone, 2017 is not just another chapter in my life.  It marks the beginning of an entirely new book.  There's so much I've left behind, some of it completely unexpected, but now the pathways are clear and I can finally pursue dreams that I nearly abandoned.  It won't be a simple, easy journey, but it's the direction in which I've wanted to head for a good long time.
  • Listening to: Super Mario 64 - Portrait of a Plumber (OC ReMix)
  • Reading: The Legend of Zelda - Art & Artifacts
  • Watching: PBS Off Book (YouTube channel)
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Awakening (2nd savefile: Hard Casual)
  • Eating: turkey and pepperjack sandwich
  • Drinking: water


Denise "Mika" Hutchins
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Artist's Statement
“My life's purpose is to encourage the good in the world. When it comes to my art, I endeavor to create a body of work that speaks to people clearly and optimistically, makes them smile or feel connection. I want to focus on positivity because existence is already fraught with enough pain and hardship, there's no need to cultivate that which makes life difficult. I want to warm your heart, make you squeal with innocent glee, feel empowered and encouraged, or simply give you a moment of respite from your everyday worries. I know this is a lofty goal, but the dedication of my life to this undertaking will surely make it attainable.”


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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really appreciate your feedback and comments.  It's makes my day!   :hug:  And thank for the fav! 
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :D I've made it my goal to comment on all new deviations from people I watch :meow: Having such a goal means I end up comment bombing a lot of the time since I get behind, lol.
Nikzson Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
*hugs llama* Thanks for the badge!! :D :hug:
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
Nikzson Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
-Watches- ._.
pho3nixdown Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for taking time to give me a meaningful critique!  I was doing some color theory studying and agree with the advice given.  I am not 100% how to apply the fixes with all this advice coming in, but I will try!  Thank you :iconsnugplz:  Your gallery is also gorgeous btw!    I'm happy to have bumped into you!
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!  I don't always have time to give big comments so I'm really happy to hear it helped you today!  I'm sure you'll be able to get the result you want from your art with practice :3

And thank you for the compliment~  Always pleased to get praise for my artwork :D
Jibril-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014

Hi ^-^

Thank you very, very much for the :+fav: of my Nefeltari Vivi Cosplay! That means a lot to me! *-*

Vivi Cosplay by Jibril-Cosplay

I also posted progresspictures and more stuff related to this cosplay on my Facebookpage. ^-^ So if you're intrested in more, check out:

Clamdiggy Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave:  Just came by your page to say "HI!"
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi! Thanks for remembering me :D I have been insanely busy in the past couple months.  So backed up on dA checking and updating!  How have you been carrying on?
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have been well, I know what you mean about busy I think I've fainted. .  Glad to hear from you! :hug:
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear you're well!  Let's keep trying hard in all our endeavors XD  I'm still catching up on dA; gonna comment on your new stuff sometime, lol.
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Mike-Marsden Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey just touching base we talked a little bit at Anime Oasis. Hope all is going well with you
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello my good sir! Thanks for dropping by! I still have your friend's worn-n-torn copy of your business card sitting on my coffee table, waiting for a spare moment to lead me to your work.  You got to me first, I suppose, ha ha.  I've been pretty busy post-con, have catching up on dA written in my To Do list but it's behind a few other higher priority items so apologies for the delayed reply here.  How have you been doing? Enjoy AO?
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
...a very happy birthday to you miss...=3
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much indeed!
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww thanks for the Added to my devWatch! !  Hug 
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!  I appreciate your commenting on my recent work and would love to be able to return that kindness ^^
Kitsune300 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama!
AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
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