Man do I hate starting so late on a thread of someone popular… it is just so much reading material!
And so many pages!
Firstly I have to say that I loved the visuals that was potential to come out of your concept idea when I first read through it.
Originally Posted by Britta:
here we go, after having something to eat, i will try to explain you WHY i made a sketch of a mirror. at least im going to try, if its totally confusing just let me know.
she was sitting there for dont know how long, the rooms around here slowly crumbled, the servants turned to ghosts. only starring at the mirror without looking she stared with a stoic face until something in her reawakened.
thats where we start… at the beginning of the journey to find herself and overcome the fear inside, she is going into the dark secrets of the mirror. a whole new world is opening up for her, scary, dark but still there is beauty to find there. a bunch of weird creatures, the fearful queen mistress of ice and fearful ruler of the mirror world.
the whole atmosphere is to be dark, in a bluish colourscheme. figures are to wear baroque like dresses and the architecture will have its touches of it too but combined with modern elements like tattoos, piercings and some stuff like that. hm well you can say in a bit of a gothic style (now who would have guessed that coming from me :D)
hopefully is was helpful to get a rough idea of my concept. any crit you have would be really helpful and appriciated, please be honest with me, i can live with it thx in advance fellows
And I agree with the thoughts of many on how great the dress and the ladies pose stands.
Would you mind though; if I be my usual annoying self, and put in a variety of ideas that struck me as I skimmed through your thread?
Firstly I can’t remove the image of the first developed duo-colour sketch of your mirror (This one => Mirror)… and was wondering if it would not be possible for you integrate the flow of the white chalk lines into your final?
Such as in the form of flowing mist or drapery?.. Like in the manner the whites you have there are like a series of fine lace pouring along the curvatures of what ever it is to cover.
Sorry… but it all looked so poetic and fitting to your theme in target… I couldn’t let that one pass by without asking or offering.
The second one is related to your latest update sets…
But maybe it is better to explain it through THIS update.
I LOVE the new addition here… the hand already having her in her grasp… already in control or power to a limited point.
But I also thought that you would have an easier time with the judges, if you would have the hands grab out from inside the mirror. In fact, to (As it is already such in that particular update) blend the whole head of the Queen and have the hands reach for a grab… again all blended in an impossible pose.
I can not state any “poetic” reasons this time for my suggestion, but I have to insist that it will add more a power to the “journey” bit of it… That it will include us in understanding that the passage is in front of her, and that it starts now… without having to read a story.
Because as sad as it is; Marc has made a good point on His Post
All that said, it may be hard for me to convince you that I actually liked what you have done and where you are possibly going to be heading to.
But I have to insist that it apparently struck me strong enough for me to feel a little something extra in each of its steps. And I would not spare this much time nor emotion on something I didn’t feel to be important enough.
So what ever I said or advised… shall you go with any of them or not… I still think that you can’t do anything wrong with what you are already going for… it is a very potential piece of work… and you are doing a great job on it!
Nooow WORK :wip: