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I haven't been posting a lot on WC lately due to work, but it's nice to see how well this forum is doing. This is my new one. Photoshop and Wacom.
10-10-2002, 02:05 AM
very very nicely done! I wouldn't have thought it was digital if you didn't say so at the bottom.
the hazy light coming through the forest behind her is excellently done and provides a good stop for the eye as it moves around the painting keeping you from staring at just the woman or just the trees.
the smoke coming from her hand is just wicked.
very well executed.
(oh yeah, and i LOVE your sig)
10-10-2002, 06:23 AM
This is beautiful. This piece reminds me of some of the imagry that comes to mind when I read Melanie Rawn's books. Magical and enticing. I wouldn't have known it was digital either :)
10-10-2002, 07:59 AM
This is brilliant Guy. So hard to believe it's digital. :clap: :clap: You're so dam good.
10-10-2002, 08:06 AM
I love the shadows streaming in from sunlight on her skin. The detail in the grass is amazing!!! And of course who could not love the majik aka magic flowing from her palm;)
Is this Mother Nature? :D
10-10-2002, 08:21 AM
Oh my, she's beautiful. I, too, would not have guessed it was digital! This is a lovely image. Well done!!!
10-10-2002, 09:28 AM
As per usual, you have done it again!!
Glad to see you posting!
You do such fantastic digital work :) This is no exception to that. The glowing mass in her hand is so strange, yet fits so perfectly :)
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I had fun painting her.
Originally posted by Redsy333
Is this Mother Nature? :D
Redsy, she started out as a Succubus holding a bleeding heart with blood trailing toward the viewer. When I started playing with some green values in the background, this sort of just happened. I've decided that she's a Dryad preserving her neck of the woods, so yes she is sort of a localized Mother Nature. The magick effect was inspired by a painting by the venerable Don Seegmiller.
10-10-2002, 11:47 AM
Wonderful imaginative detail!
10-10-2002, 02:26 PM
This is wonderful. The entire piece is beautiful.
10-10-2002, 05:36 PM
10-10-2002, 09:59 PM
This is Beautiful! You digital guys amaze me. I really love the greens you used in this,very mystical feeling to me.
10-10-2002, 11:24 PM
Beautiful. Love the effect - the more I look at it, the better I like it!
10-11-2002, 11:50 PM
So, I keep looking at this piece and I keep avoiding commenting because I have this little thing that's just my own weird little thought. I come and look. I debate...do I mention it, do I not?
In the interest of honesty and being true to myself, I finally decided to say my impressions.
First, the figure in this is gorgeously rendered. The landscape is gorgeously rendered. Everything is beautifully rendered. Play of light...excellent, values...excellent, composition...strong.
Now, here's the two thoughts that crossed my mind when I looked at it. First, she looks mean and pissed off. So, I wonder why is she looking so ticked off? Then, I read your reply about originally being a succubus. That explains the ticked off look, but without that knowledge, I spent a lot of time wondering why she looked so angry.
Second thing that crossed my mind. I can't believe I'm saying this. The title, combined with the pose and the green gas coming from the rear area. *sigh* Well, it just made me think she was, uh, um, passing her own green gas. :o My personal preference would be to see the smoke trail in a different direction. Maybe no one else except me would think she is gassy, but some may. Also, I think there should be just a tiny hint of ribs under her right breast (our left) since she is thin enough for ribs to show on her left side.
I think it's an awesome piece and I'm probably just weird for having those thoughts about the effect, but I figured that I would want to know if someone had weird thoughts about something I drew. :)
Lol Elankat, I appriciate you honsest impressions. Sometimes getting crits is like pulling teeth. I wish people were more liberal with critiques. It is after all one of the best ways for an artist to improve.
I don't register the gasious effect, but maybe I'm not the best judge of that. I'll see what some others think. You are right about the ribs. Thanks for pointing that out. The face I'd have to agree with too. The expression doesn't suit my alterations, I'll have to soften that. I want to add more detail there too.
10-12-2002, 12:24 AM
Whew! :) Thanks for understanding. I never know whether to mention the weird thoughts or tiny nitpicky things that pop into my head, particularly when the artwork is so wonderful. :D
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