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Old 03-10-2007, 12:52 AM   #1
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Fairy Tale I, Michelle Boulad (2D)



Title: Fairy Tale I
Name: Michelle Boulad
Country: Australia
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This started as an experiment with an art nouveau style frame, just playing around. I sketched in the mushroom and frog on a whim, and after that it took on a life of its own. The frame I started with was completely gone in the end :)

Inspired by the fairy tale Thumbelina by Hans C Anderson.

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Old 03-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
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I love the soft smooth colors it is bright but still donīt scream, and that I like
The way where the opjects is placed makes me foolow a good path in the painting and that leads me to get a good story out of the caracters within the painting. The nouveau style frame wrappes it in perfect, not taking over the whole painting just wrapes it in nice as it shuld be there. Love it.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 01:01 AM   #3
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Hi Michelle, The colours are very exciting! very nice Illustration.
 
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This is a BEAUTIFUL illustration and I'm going to give you 5 stars for your capability as "story-narrator" and of course for your personal style BUT please, take a decision about the right eye of the frog. Or inside the upper edge or totally outside. In my opinion, this "I don't know where to put it" position do not help your splendida picture !
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Nenne, thank you for your kind words...and for your painting just above (Frog Eyes) which gave me a very big smile

Thank you Samuraikuroi, I enjoyed working with the colour on this very much!

CyborgJA thank you for the stars (!) and especially for a nice meaty critique. I assume you mean the right eye of the top frog? I was working to give him a bit of a leer but didn't want him to look evil, perhaps that is where the definition of the eye became a bit confused. I will work on that a bit more Thank you, it's good feedback!
 
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Well in my opinion its right eye (yes I'm talking about the top frog) is perfect, what I mean is that, always in my opinion eh so I can be wrong, you should decide where to place the upper edge of the picture. Now it perfectly meets the upper eyelid of the frog's right eye but the eyelid is in light green and this creates a 'popup' effect that pushes it to the top.

So it's like having a thing that it's outside the edge and in the same time it is not.

Excuse me for the english, I hope to be more clear now
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Ohhh...yes, now I see what you mean

Perhaps if I lighten the bit of grass behind the eye so it isn't blending into the black it would help? Hm...I hadn't noticed that, but I see what you mean now (actually I was looking at the other eye, your English is fine, but my ability to distinguish left/right isn't lol) I'll have a think on it...
 
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Lovely painting 5*
 
Old 03-14-2007, 10:30 AM   #9
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Emile, thank you so much for the comment and the stars, it means a lot to me

I'm dumbstruck by your latest painting, it's one of the best I've seen-- it's awe inspiring work.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 12:30 PM   #10
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Charmig stuff Michelle.
It would sit very nicely in the Children's book market. Loads of detail in the content to hold the eye, and brighlty coloured without being too garish. Nicely done.

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