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11 November 2003, 07:42 AM
Hi all...sorry for resurrecting an old thread. I pretty much started over completely and would like some feedback. I feel like it's finished, but would love to hear any crits or suggestions for improvement.
The pic is for a children's book, I'm working on. The first image is the most recent..

C&C greatly appreciated!

11 November 2003, 07:45 AM
An earlier version:

11 November 2003, 08:25 AM
funny.. i like the way it`s looking at the viewer ( really foolish ). I`d say that the colours are a bit too saturated.

11 November 2003, 06:28 PM
I dont think the colours are too bad, Seeing as this is for a childrens book, people should maybe show their kids to get a more helpful response?

11 November 2003, 07:38 PM
looks to me like it is a kids book picture. its funny though and yes the cloud should be plain. :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 04:22 AM
Personally, I love it. This belongs right between "Yendor" and "One Monster After Another". Just because the kids moved out, doesn't mean the books did.

Colin de bink
11 November 2003, 11:15 AM
Ha I just love that monstar
I would like to make that critter in 3D
unfortunately I have zero time to spare for a billion years :D

great for a children's book :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 09:32 PM
Thanks for the comments!
I'm interested in any crits/suggestions for improvement, if anyone has 'em.
I might try out some different approaches for the clouds...I'm not totally convinced that this is the best solution yet.
Thanks again!


Colin de bink
11 November 2003, 12:15 PM
you might want to make the mountain in the distance a bit more like the rock by the monster. It is a little to plain right now and then give the clouds a little more depth to them (not to much tough). So that the monster and the rock harmonize a little better whit the rest of the picture.

just some thoughts

11 November 2003, 06:57 AM
very original dude...very nice

01 January 2004, 02:47 AM

01 January 2004, 08:34 PM
lol bump. hasnt it been long enough man? Start a new project already.

01 January 2004, 03:38 AM
Here's a belated bid for the revised version. I think the revised anatomy works much better. So does using the violet for it's eyes, spots, and legs. It's been my experience that even young children, who are still being read to, enjoy detailed images in their books.

01 January 2004, 05:23 AM
Thanks for the reply Keight


I received some good c&c from the Focused Crits forum, so there may still be a few revisions left when I find some free time.

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