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Old 12-11-2005, 09:33 PM
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Would appreciate some criticism ...

just playing around. would like criticism on composition and technique..

thanks!
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:24 AM
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Hi Chas6000

Your composition is fine. I just have issue with the illustration. It seems to be a village run over by an avalanche. Things will get even more interesting when the snow hits that glowing hot stone wall!

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Old 12-12-2005, 02:44 AM
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I wonder if there's something you can do to the falling snow to make it more uniformly visible (it's hard to tell because the picture is so small--it might look fine on the actual card.)

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Old 12-12-2005, 03:36 AM
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Hi Chas6000

Your composition is fine. I just have issue with the illustration. It seems to be a village run over by an avalanche. Things will get even more interesting when the snow hits that glowing hot stone wall!

Pierre
I think its a model not an illustration. I think they're supposed to be snow covered hills rather than an avalanche. But there is a little too much snow on the left side of the picture.

The overall scene is very cute but there are a couple of issues. Firstly is the falling snow, its very harsh (long strokes, steep angle) Which is fine if you are going for the blizzard look. But I think a softer look is more christmassy. (Rounder flakes, shallower angle).
The other thing is the lighting, the sky is a deep blue, suggesting night but the scene is lit brightly suggesting day. I put a black softlight layer over the top to give a more evening look and empasise the welcoming glow of the central house.

Its all personal preference though.
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Old 12-12-2005, 08:48 AM
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i tend to agree with nancy's comments on this. however, i didnt look at them all until i had done my own rendition. therefore, the sky is still a dark blue though i lightened up the whole image.

this looks like a picture of a weeble village done up as a winter scene. i like the idea. in fact, down in front i believe there are some weeble 'people'. very clever.

i went the opposite way on lighting. i brightened it up... personal choice. i also added some snow on the roofs, just a light dusting. i toned down the brightness of the central house since it was off to the side of the window with the bright light coming from it. i also deeped a shadow or two, and added some more contrast overall.

the snow effect at the bottom around the lettering is again, just an idea. use it, throw it out, alter it...it's just an idea and not a criticism.

some of the 'snow' on the ground looked like cotton or something close to it; that stuff you see in store front windows to simulate snow. i touched a bit of that up and added some color and lighting where i thought it needed it.

i also put a little snow on the wreath, top part.

the blue you added around the lettering was a bit weak and a bit painted outside the lines. you really dont see it until you zoom in though. i painted over this with white and blended that into the white above. the blue color is fine and even worked with my 'snow', so, nothing wrong with the color; i just thought it should frame things a bit more if used.

and i also believe the overall needs a frame. i added one just to demonstrate.

the top line of 'Merry Christmas 2005' looks a little off-center. i didnt correct this in mine either.

like nancyj said, a lot of this is just window dressing or personal preference. it's a delightful picture and wouldnt really need to have much done with it.

oh, and welcome to RP.

merry christmas and thank you for a delightful picture

Craig
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Old 12-12-2005, 09:59 AM
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Nice Craig, I like it without the "wall".

Nancy.. your rendition has a "Kincade" feel. Lovely glow.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:08 PM
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thanks dee dee fun stuff.

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