Dorothy finding the scarecrow., Leandro G. Pimentel (2D)

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  05 May 2010
Dorothy finding the scarecrow., Leandro G. Pimentel (2D)

Title: Dorothy finding the scarecrow.
Name: Leandro G. Pimentel
Country: Argentina
Software: Photoshop

I made this illustration based on the classic novel the Wizard of Oz.
Was all made digitally, starting with a quick color sketck just to settle the idea and composition, and then rendering until the end..

All done in Photoshop Cs3 with a Wacom Graphire 3

Coments please!!
Thank you ;)
  05 May 2010
I liked this painting Colors and Shadow is very good
Totally From a viewer Really liked this painting
Everything is good except the girl under foot ......No shadow under her foot I feel daughter is on the air
But is not to bad I'll take hard

Last edited by Tatiyana : 05 May 2010 at 10:11 PM.
  05 May 2010
Wink Thanks


I forgot to turn that layer on after doing some paint int the yellow path, hahahaha... nice to remind me, I'll post the image again...
I'm new in the Cg community, and feels nice to have a good feedback

Thank u again, I'm glad you like it

Last edited by leandrogp : 05 May 2010 at 08:29 PM.
  05 May 2010

Very cool style, and I love the swirly sky.

My Paintings of Colorful Creatures

  06 June 2010
The Visual Story Group

Hi Leandro!

We hope you´ll find our critiques and responses to images to be constructive and related to improving the quality of the artwork.

I think that if you use your color, and this is no ordinary color -it's the yellow from the yellow brick road- you can still use it in a functional way without losing the communicating value of the color.

Use the yellow to spotlight Dorothy. It tells the story better (we don't have to follow the road until it's disappeared in the horizon) because it keeps the focus on our main character.




One thing you can use when telling a visual story is emotion. In this piece you can not read the emotional response on Dorothy's face. This way the audience has a hard time connecting with her. Changing this into a situation where you can see her emotion, pushes the story into another level. Having done this, I also noticed that the scarecrow needed to be flipped around, so that they together tell an emotional story. Eyes are a very important aspect of conveying an emotion. Walt Disney was somenone that understood very well the power and importance of eyes, and used to remind his artists constantly to not forget about the eyes.




The story of the scarecrow is a little bit confusing. He is hanging there, really sad and down. He is showing no energy. Because he is hanging there and the crows are bugging him. He gave up hope.

But he has cought a crow? That costs energy? If he doesn't care anymore why catch a crow. Or if he would mind, why doesn't he try to catch the other crow?

(Is this crow death? If yes, why isthis crow then looking at me? If no, why isn't he struggeling to get loose?)

  06 June 2010
cool work.


cheers, max
  06 June 2010
Thanks’ max!

It's cool to find support and useful comments from other artists... It's all I need.

Leandro G. Pimentel


To the Visual Story Group:

I don’t find your opinions useful in anyway... The changes you suggest are not constructive and don't improve neither quality nor story telling.
You suggest me to change my entire vision of the scene... so we can't consider that as a constructive analyze. That would change the mood, my message and everything I want to express with my own vision of the world.

I think you should consider that not everyone wants to be Disney’s pet and like their style… although, I've seen (and have) almost all their animation movies (so I know what you are talking about), I choose no to be just like them, because I don't want to.

Anyway, thanks’ for your time and I hope next time you will try to contribute to other artists from a different point of view.


Leandro G. Pimentel
  06 June 2010
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