Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Little Changes_amended


After a little more critiquing this morning, and a few more adjustments, I'm amending this post rather than starting a new one again. I'm hoping I didn't go too heavy now. I have a tendency to shade, then blend it almost all away, don't know why I just always end up going "soft" but that isn't always good and what I really want is intensity and drama I think. Great lighting effects always draw my attention in other peoples work and I just can't seem to get there myself. Oh well, that's what practice is for right.



After playing a bit more, this is where I am. I like it better. So, I went from not disliking it to kinda liking it. I definitely am liking the wings better than before. Thanks for the input! It is very helpful to have other eyes and opinions and I appreciate it!

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow Karen - love the little changes you made! I happen to be on the computer a lot this AM, so I caught this post quickly. Really like the new irredesence of the dragonfly and the details in the wings!

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  2. The wings on that dragonfly are fantastic.

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  3. yayyy, thank you! I'm pretty happy with it now.

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  4. WOW!! It went from amazing to absolutely Awesome!!

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  5. Great job on this as well. The hand shadow really makes a difference to the three dimensionality. Great hair and beautiful iris reflections. You and I had the similar take on this one, as far as eyes and insect (we both must have good brains!)

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  6. Karen! So sorry for my delay..wow, you are a hard working illustrator..this is a wonderful sequence of posts. I think this is a great place to land..it looks beautiful. The focus is wonderful, and the shading (degree of spacial depth) I feel is just right. Wow! You are really, really doing such beautiful work!! Great job and have a wonderful week!

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  7. Wow! Amazing detail! Love the dragonfly! :)

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  8. Really nice place here Karen :)

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  9. wow I like the detail on the dragon fly!! they pretty complex,
    what did you use for this corel painter? or photoshop?
    Awesome work tho!!!

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  10. Both, I always draw and paint in corel and do finishing in Photoshop.

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  11. Just keeps getting better and better Karen!

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  12. thank you! I can't seem to leave him alone...

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  13. This is simply beautiful! What a wonderful illustration. The eyes have it! What a wonderful job!

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  14. So beautiful! The little details add so much.

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