Monday, March 27, 2006

Wolf and Huntsman update

Here's the latest on my piece. I've moved along further on the wolf and will be catching up on the huntsman by tomorrow because he's starting to look washed out to me. Hopefully I'll have both characters at the same intensity of color so they won't compete with each other. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one. That's always a good feeling to me when I think I've passed the halfway point! Anyway let me know your thoughts they are always very helpful. Thanks

Friday, March 24, 2006

7 weeks running now! Starting New Schedule too

Hello fellow critiquers! I started this blog on Feb 8th and would like you to know I'm having a very good time in your company! Seems like everyone's input has been 100% and for that reason I think it's worked out very well so I just wanted to say thank you for making this a great place to interact! The only thing that hasn't held up is the scheduling for posting the work. Inititially I wanted everyone to get to know each other and see as much work as possible to establish bonds so I guess in that respect the irregular posting of artwork helped! I know I've been one of the ones that has posted on a whim when need be! So for the benefit I hope of all of us I'd like to start a new schedule. I think it's a great motivational tool "The Deadline" it encourages you to work and get something out every week and insures feedback on your own stuff too. I think now that we've gotten to know one another we could really try this out and see how it goes. So lets start Monday with updates or new works and reply with feedback during the week and don't post any updates or new works until the following Monday only feedback . This way you don't have to worry about trying to catch up and you know what to expect on a weekly basis. You should only have to reply to seven works and that's if everyone posts something which doesn't always happen. Looking forward to it!!! Thanks , Giselle

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Am I going in the right direction?

I know I just posted a previous version yesterday but was wondering if you all could give me some feedback on this update. Is the doorway scene too much? I know I'll be tempted to give it a finished look but will hopefully stay away from that and keep it subtle to have all focus on the interaction of the characters. I wasn't planning on going too much further with the outdoors, maybe just define the flowers and schrubery right outside the doorway. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Started painting yea!!

Hi everyone! I'm finally getting some color down on this one. If you can't make out the white blobs the one above the hunter's head is his hat flying off and the one under his belly is Grandma's bonnet. I will be painting many more layers of color on the washed out sections and the doorway will be a small garden scene with some trees in the distant hopefully creating some depth. Grandma's jamies and bonnet will have their tiny flowers on them at some point like in the pencil sketch. I also ended up making this composition longer and showing more of the wolf than I originally had planned. At first it was going to be a double spread but for whatever the reasons I decided showing more of the wolf's stance would be more interesting than showing more of the huntsman's lower body in that direction. Anyway your thoughts on any of it are always greatly appreciated!!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

New Window for posting comments

Hi everyone, just want to let you all know that a new window should pop up on the screen when you post a comment allowing you to view the artwork when you write a critic, AHHHHHHHH! I didn't realize you could do this until recently while looking at my settings page. On the older posts it doesn't work because of the date. Anyway let me know if it works for you all. It should be much easier to critic now. You can just move the little window out of the way where you can see the artwork and write at the same time! Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Giselle

Monday, March 06, 2006

Another Member Joining! Yikes that makes 10!!!

Hello everyone, just wanted you all to know that Amy Cullings Moreno will be joining our critique group soon. I will be adding her website link to our list so that you can view her work if you don't know it already. In the meantime her url is as follows: She is a SCBWI member and I think a wonderful asset to our blog. Hopefully she will be able to keep up with all of the critiquing going on here!I'm sure she'll find it's a lot of work but well worth the investment!!! Happy Blogging, Giselle