Very beautiful! Ok, first off about your lapras bead perler, I really love your coloration, and how you used bead coloration to create various shading and lighting, , such as the darker blue showing where there is a shadow, and the darker yellow to show a shadow cast below the neck. As i said, the realistic shading you did using the technique of color variation I admire very much, nice work! Also, love how you did white on the shell to suggest reflection or shine. Overrall, It's a very nice work as always, the colors really pop and catch your attention, I don't think anyone could do better! Very cute but professional.
Bonus Round: I catch up on old critiques. Anyways, I wanted to wait on this critique because I wanted to be as constructive as possible. Now, I have the time to do so.
Vision: I've struggled to choose between 3.5 and 4 stars for this. All of the gradients are in the right place. On one hand, the shell pops out with the changes made and I love it; quite simply, it works. On the other hand, I'm not sure what happened with the rest of Lapras. There are three blues normally. Whether you took the use of white as a liberty or because it's what you have to work with, it makes Lapras painful to look at. The back flipper is perfect, but the white spots kill it for me.
Originality: The changes made are definitely original. The shell looks three dimensional; your changes really payed off. The white spots are realistic for a wet creature with skin made for water. In terms of color, I stand by my opinion that the spots are unappealing to look at. However, the effect is original. It works too well, if you get my drift. Perhaps a highlighting that's not as strong would work better.
Technique: Spot on, everything is in place.
Impact: This piece pops! While I still digress from the white spots, they do give a high impact value. The shell also stands out.
While it's not my favorite piece of your work, it's still a great job. It just doesn't work for me and there are most certainly others who love it.