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Old 09 September 2005   #31
Cool! Looks very warm well done, Good luck!
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Old 09 September 2005   #32
Looking good! There are so many nice touches, like the castle in the clouds. And everything else of course!

My first instinct looking at this latest shot was, noticing thjat you took out the trees that were sketched in on the sides, which served as a great compositional framing. But now that I've looked at it more - it didn't need them. They made the giants look smaller, and so the theme works better now. Still, it could use a little more room on the very top to let the composition breathe a bit more and to avoid the tangent with the top of the building and the top of the frame.

Compositionally, the only other point that I'd bring up is that the whole left side of the image is really quite empty. I can think of a few suggestions: Crop the image more... Add another giant on the left side of that sunlit filed there (maybe sitting down, leaning against a mountain?) How about a crown od villagers in the very low left? It fits your goal of adding more real people for scale, as well as fills up that left side nicely! :-)

Anyhow, just a suggestion. Great work, I want a large print of it when you're done! ;-)

-mike
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Old 09 September 2005   #33
Incredible composition guo jian! very nice and really sweet light good luck 4 the little persons..it's a good idea too!
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Old 09 September 2005   #34
***f A N T A S T I C***

Great idea, great characters, excellent composition and lights... man...

congratulations!!!

adding more little people around the giant will be perfect!
Go on!! Go on!!!
 
Old 09 September 2005   #35
That's just lovely!!

I'm in a bit of a rush so i can't crit! I'll come back later if i can!

fab progress!!
 
Old 09 September 2005   #36
It's a wonderfull pic, the lighting is very good, i wait the suite
 
Old 09 September 2005   #37
Nice

Love this farie0tale style !

Maybe you can ad some deep by aplying some distance fog.

good work !
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Old 10 October 2005   #38
Wonderful! I just love the front giant.
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Old 10 October 2005   #39
you have a nice Idea! and smooth-running skill in illustrations. good luck xiao guo.
 
Old 10 October 2005   #40
that is very nice illustration, fine job
 
Old 10 October 2005   #41
the lighting and atmospheric perspective are just amazing..And such a good idea.. can not believe i only just discovered your thread. I believe this has a high chance of being one of the winning entries. bravo sir!
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Old 10 October 2005   #42
Asolutly AMAZING!

It's great idea, I like characters wery much.
Good luck!
 
Old 10 October 2005   #43
wow! Love the facial expressions!
 
Old 10 October 2005   #44
Man, that is looking great, good stuff nothin to crit, as of yet! holla!
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Old 10 October 2005   #45
Yupi, I really love the concept! This reminds of my early age, when I got inspired by those crazy fairytales, and the brothers Grimm and legends.. Great style, the details on the castle are fantastic. I think that the idea of adding people arround is superb, it will contrast the scale of the giants (which look a little bit like children playing when there's nothing to compare them to). Waiting to see what comes next
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