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

6 comments:

  1. Giselle -
    This painting is coming along great! I love the wolf's fur, his eyes and nightgown! I think you've got a great handle on this one - and don't need any input from me - you know where you're going this one - congrats.
    Looks great! Chris

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  2. This looks good, Giselle. I think when you address the collar area of granny's nightgown that will be clearer for me. I think there needs to be some attention to the way the gown fits over the wolf's body, his shoulders in particular. That won't be easy since he is an animal wearing people clothes, but perhaps more fluidity and less definition in that area will work. You have done such a great job with the action, expressions and the textures!

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  3. Hi Giselle: You are really coming along with this. Your initial worry about the exterior part of the scene looks to be resolved. The wolf is certainly still holding on to that look of fear. My only concern might be the width of the neck fur when looking at the hind end of the body, which looks a bit smaller by comparison. But then I'm not the most familiar with wolf body shapes. At this point I can see your concern about the woodsman's colouring, but I think that will resolve itself as you move along in the process and continue to check the way the balance affects the interaction between the characters.

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  4. This is becoming very good. I agree with what the others have said here, so it's no need to repeat that. This will be a great illustration!

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  5. I also agree with what's been said so far. I didn't notice the wolf's thick neck at first but now that it's been brought up and I place my finger over it to see what it would look like thinner, I think I might trim that back just a bit. Great texture there, by the way! You've really done an awesome job on the wolf. I also agree with the comment about the wolf's, or grannie's, nightgown. With the huntsman pulling on it so tightly, I'd like to see less definition in the sleeve/shoulder area. But again, overall it looks really great and will absolutely be a strong piece.

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  6. Hey everyone,
    Thanks so much for the helpful comments. I can see now that that neck is too big so I will definitley trim it down a tad! I will hopefully be putting the final up this for Monday and posting a new sketch for another scene in the story where Red is included in addition to either the wolf or the huntsman. I will be attending the NYC Illustrator's Conference on April 24th as I mentioned last month and am working my tail off to see if I can get these pulled together for that in addition to other pieces for my portfolio. I think getting the same character in various scenes doing completely different things is my goal at this point. That hasn't been to easy to attain when it comes down to the brush and the canvas or the stylus and the tablet for that matter! I really only will have a few pieces where I show this in my portfolio. Anyway your comments have been very motivating and I really appreciate them!

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