Monday, April 03, 2006

Let me know if I'm finished





As always with my work I never quite know when I'm done. I managed to thin the wolf's neck a bit. I wish I could of skimmed a little more off but I was pretty sure I was going to ruin the area. As is I realized after posting it and viewing it from a distance that the green area in front of the wolf kind of shadows his neck's shape. I did that when skimming! I will go back in there and make it look more natural. I'm also not completely sure if the pajamas are beleivable enough? Let me know your honest thoughts. Thanks in advance.

7 comments:

  1. I love the action you have going on here! What a great dramtic scene, you really should be proud. I'm really liking the pj's, actually, they're one of my favorite parts. I particularly like the folds at the bottom where you have those deep blues showing us how it's flying up a bit. Very nice there. Two little areas I would touch up personally. One is the area where his sleeves meet the main body of the dress...does that make sense? I'm having a hard time deciphering how the sleeves are separated from each other and where the main nightgown begins. I think adding some deeper tones in here would help us make out this area better. To me right now it could all be one piece of material but logically I know that it's not. This is another picky point, but the area where the door frame touches the bottom of the nightgown is too similar in value for me. I know you want to keep the door frame light but I think deeping it just a bit would help differentiate the nightgown from the doorframe from the walkway a bit. For me, that's it (and I agree with you about the green outlining his neck so I know you'll fix that little part!). I love the action, I love the hats and pipe flying, the expressions, the overall composition, it's all great! And I like the colors you've chosen too (particularly the texture in the gown) and I think with a few adjustments in value this will be an excellent finished piece! :)

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  2. I can see what you mentioned about the green against his neck. Other than that I think it looks finished - and really great! I love all the action this illustration shows.

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  3. Giselle,
    The fur on his neck is nice...soft feel to it. I have to find the entire image somewhere..can't see the pajamas in this one..
    It amazes me how much action is in this image..you've captured so much going on so well. I like the wolf's eye...the way his head is tilted up..everything. IS this in oils? I like the tones and colors you've used. Great job. You are one brave woman to attempt this much action...makes me realize how much I've got to work on action images.
    Amy

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  4. oops...I am such a nut head...just looked farther up and saw the other images..I was clicking on the bottom one hoping to see it enlarged..OK...I think the PJs are good as they are...that must have been tough to paint...yikes! Great job on this illustration!
    Amy

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  5. This is great. Just great! I agree about the green near the wolf's neck, but I know you are going to fix that. I like the nightgown. It has the soft feel and look of something Granny would wear, and that would not fit the wolf too well. I say..Well done... what's next?

    Ginger *:)

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  6. Giselle, this piece has turned out wonderfully. Its great how you were able to catch this scene in mid action, hats and pipe flying, glasses askew. The colours are very appealing. I think the problem with the proportions of the wolf's body have been addressed. Its turned out very well and it looks like you took on a challenging composition and made it work well. I certainly can see a consistency and connection with the Red Riding hood illustration. I'm sure that an art director would see real merit in this work!

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  7. Hi Giselle
    I love the pajamas - the fabric and the folds work wonderfully.
    The action is great - the only thing that bother's me a little is the hunters hand in the foreground. Perhaps just a tiny bit more of detail and a little shadow on the fingers (where they grab the pajamas) may help.
    Other than that, it looks very near finished - and very awesome.
    Congrats - Best, Chris

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