View Full Version : arthur and the sword, Scott Scott Altmann (2D)

11-14-2007, 08:13 PM
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Title: arthur and the sword
Name: Scott Scott Altmann
Country: USA
Software: Painter, Photoshop

Cover for a small children's book being published by McGraw Hill / Silver Editions. They wanted bright , saturated colors and I gave it a bit more of a "cartoonish" look than my other work.

11-15-2007, 11:56 AM
very nice piece Scott! Good composition and fresh colours, sweet:thumbsup:

11-15-2007, 12:08 PM
hehe very cool. I like the innocence of your image. 5*

11-15-2007, 12:54 PM
Hey, great image!
4 stars from me! I love that green central shining, that aura of life it has. I really love it, :) good work!

11-15-2007, 02:44 PM
Thank you so much! I wasn't sure if the bright yellow would work, and took a bit of a chance, but I am glad you like it.
Thanks again -cheers!

11-15-2007, 05:20 PM
great work, i like the shape of the trees, and the use of colour comes together to create a very whimsical scene. Very nice

11-15-2007, 05:40 PM
great picture, the colors and the composition are awesome
I`m a big fan of your work, especially of your oil paintings, very cool stuff in your portfolio
at least I have a suggestion for this piece: the center of the picture is just perfect but it would have been nice if the branches of the trees would grow in a more radial manner around the scene to frame it a bit
anyways, 4 stars from me

11-15-2007, 05:41 PM
Looks fantastic. Love the saturated colors & the trees, especially how they curve around Arthur & the sword.

11-15-2007, 06:10 PM
Great picture!

a little critic;
it looks a little like springtime because of the blue and yellow which mixes up to some greenish. If you wanted to show a winter-scene in which the sword glows, I would give it less green and blue and more grey (winter-scene) and yellow/white for the glow.
But maybe you wanted to "make the sword springtime" - than its great ;)

sry about my bad english - difficult to explain wat I mean :(

11-15-2007, 07:23 PM
Thank you again!
Guterrez- Excellent suggestion! I wish I would have thought of that -I think it would have taken the piece to another level. *sigh* perhaps next time?Thank you

Danner - I completely see where you are coming from - great crit! Thank you

11-15-2007, 08:00 PM
Beautiful vivid colors! Perfect for children. Overall, a very charming interpretation of the old saga.

11-15-2007, 08:27 PM
always judge a book by it's cover, especially children's books!! :) Great stuff, nice detail.

11-16-2007, 04:48 PM
Wow, that is some great color you got here. Nice work looomer!

11-17-2007, 02:04 AM
This is great, very colourful. Will make a splendid fount cover for a children's book. Great job. Four stars. :D

11-18-2007, 08:04 AM
Great atmosphere and brilliant coloring! Congratulations for this magnificent cover!

11-19-2007, 09:39 PM
Really beautiful work! I love the palette, the character, the pose... Only crits that I have would be that it might be nice to see some more life in the scene, that is to say fauna rather than flora. And secondly, that you didn't post a detail shot fo Arthur, which would have been nice to see.

Anyhow, really lovely work, and I'm sure it'll look great on its book cover!

11-20-2007, 11:45 PM
Wow - thank you all so much. I am very flattered that you like my humble little piece.

Walrus -big fan of your work, so thank you for taking the time to comment on my piece. You are absolutely right. Butterflies, birds- it would have taken the piece to a whole other level. *sigh* - why didn't think of that?!!! Thank you :) very much appreciated. For your services- here is a detail :)


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