Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a nice weekend and are getting into the groove of the fall season. Eventhough it isn't actually Fall yet! Nevertheless here's an update on my current piece. As you can see I didn't get much done last week but truly hope to give it my all come tomorrow. I'm enjoying laying in the pastel and am looking forward to tackling the star filled night so I can really judge the values I've chosen for the characters thus far. Anyway, let me know what you think and if I'm going in the right direction with the choice of colors for the kids clothing. Thanks in advance!!!


  1. I think the colors you've chosen are perfect and vibrant. The only thing I'm questioning is how the direction of the hair flows differently on each kid. Is the wind whipping around? I think if the hair on the girl in the middle (who's waving)was whipping up more, it would look as if the wind is blowing them all in the same dirrection. I really like how you've worked with the paper to get great flesh tones! The expressions are wonderful.:D

  2. I think you have a good start to the color. Can't wait to see the stars!

  3. I like the colors so far too. Are you going to define the faces more? Like put shadows on the eyelids etc. I too am looking forward to how you do the background. What kind of paper is this? It has a pink tone to it.


  4. Hey Giselle,
    This is a great piece and has truly come so far already! I'm good with the hair flow thing since to me it's all flowing to the right. I like the idea of a few strands of hair on the "waving girl" but overall I'm liking everything you have so far. As Becky mentioned, I think I'd like to see a little bit more definition in their faces if you weren't planning on it already, and I'm curious about the boy's eyes in blue who's looking up, whether they are finished or not? To me they look kind of not finished or something, kind of like his eyeballs are missing? I would just add more eyes in the balls to make sure he's not creepy or anything! :)
    Great job so far, Giselle! I'm a big fan of this piece and I think it's going to be a great addition to your portfolio!


  5. Hi Giselle,
    This piece is coming along nicely. A few things things that I noticed are the girl on the far left kind of looks like she is coming out of the girl in the purple shirt's back. She's hard to see. I would maybe bring her out a little further. The little boy in the middle on the book with the orange and yellow shirt, his right hand I think is too close to his face. I would move it so it's inbetween the girls. Does that make sense? Your colors are nice and I like how it shows a lot of movement. This would make a great cover page for your portfolio!