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Alexandra
08-19-2011, 04:54 AM
Playing around again with the smooth canvas.
Thanks for looking.

I added detail to the eye ball and more shading around face and nose. Also glazed over all layers with amber and midnight blue. Do you think the top layer is too dark? I think I like this one better. C&C welcome.
Thanks for the comments everyone and taking a look.

So sorry folks, last one. I found my file and was able to remake the wolf. I will include a screen shot for folks exploring digital art.

D Akey
08-19-2011, 05:30 AM
Brilliant how you got it all into a very tight close up. I've never seen Little Red shown quite that way. Feels more psychological and inward than a wider angle on the scene. In film they often go tighter with the camera to imply going inside the character. So when a sequence starts wide and goes tighter, whether through a zoom or a series of cuts, it's showing connection on a personal level. Used to connote love or fear or something like that.

Borrowing from the familiar folk tales is a very cool device because the associations are already in place so the viewer would recognize the twist.

Very cool. Your skills are really getting honed, Alexandra.

OooooooOOOOOoooooooooooo . . . I mean yay. . .

gxhpainter2
08-19-2011, 05:56 AM
wowser!... howlingly great work... D Akey lays it out for sure... fantastic image and the subtle pattern of the scarf and the luminous moon and shadow of the wolf... this is stunning work!...:eek::eek::cool::cool::cool:

MJSparks
08-19-2011, 06:20 AM
excellent work, you're eyes and hair work are getting perfected. It's a great all around painting, but the eye is very impressive.:)

semd74
08-19-2011, 06:27 AM
Beautiful work here Sandy !!! Really like the shadow of the wolf :):):)

coops
08-19-2011, 08:33 AM
Love the detail on the fabric Sandy, this is one cool painting of an old story:)

Alexandra
08-19-2011, 09:17 AM
Thanks so much everyone,
D Akey, Gary, Mags, Steve, and Katie.

Jocasta/Dancingfire
08-19-2011, 11:12 AM
Wow! That is so beautiful! I love it!

Alexandra
08-19-2011, 11:38 PM
Thank you Jocasta/Dancingfire!

Jasminek
08-20-2011, 12:00 AM
Excellent composition.:)

L Skylar Brown
08-20-2011, 03:29 AM
This is Excellent. You have such a developed sense of Graphic Imagry. Your strenth of design really shows here.

scribbledsoul
08-20-2011, 03:44 AM
I love the textures here...it really adds a lot of visual interest to this painting. Well done! :)

Alexandra
08-20-2011, 04:47 AM
Jasmine, Skylar, Scribbledsoul, Thanks very much mates, your kind words are so encouraging.

jibes
08-20-2011, 05:27 AM
Beautiful work Sandy, I really like this well thought out painting! You have such a flair!
I hope you don't mind my saying and it's not a biggie, but I'm not crazy about the fuzziness of her face. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great effect but what I don't like is that all the other elements of her head, like her hair and hood are in sharp focus. My brain is fighting to resolve this. :)

Alexandra
08-20-2011, 05:36 AM
Yeah, I as well Neal. I want to go over it again with the specific layer and use maybe thin oil. I am trying to view other artists on DVA as well that I like, trying to accomplish what I want, I'll get there....just slow I guess. I am not happy with the top of the eye either. I will probably upload this several times.:rolleyes: Any suggestions, would be appreciated.
Thanks!

jibes
08-20-2011, 05:52 AM
Sandy. I'm sorry, I have no qualms about the way you painted the image and I think it's just right and really, really great. I just wanted to point out the out-of-focus part. I wouldn't change a thing but bear in mind the "issue" for future ref.

Alexandra
08-20-2011, 06:14 AM
That is okay Neal. I have had that suggested to me before, but I am stumped really-but I like a challenge! Thanks!

L Skylar Brown
08-20-2011, 06:59 AM
My 2 Cents worth- Focus problems are Often pointed out in my works. One solution is Never Use Any Hard Edges. Another- Always Make All Edges Hard!!! (Ha)

Mike Severoff
08-20-2011, 07:54 AM
bravo-bravissimo!

sabena
08-20-2011, 08:50 AM
Hi Alexandra i lke your style very good work:)

justjean
08-20-2011, 08:53 AM
Sandy, another great painting , lovely eyes and colours in this :):)

Alexandra
08-20-2011, 01:44 PM
Skylar, Mike, Sabena, and Jean, Thanks so much guys!
Skylar, I know what you mean, thanks dear friend. I want to try one more thing, a layer above with glazing maybe this will add the definition.

MSIE
08-21-2011, 06:47 AM
version #2 looks even better than the first one!! :)
I like her new skin colour, and the eye looks great too - and the red texture is stunning! well done :)

Lima
08-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Beautiful Alexandra, congratulations.

Alexandra
08-21-2011, 09:40 PM
MSIE, thanks so much!:) I did something really stupid though-I made it into an avatar, and forgot that I made this one a 2nd, and saved as when I made it small, so I lost it all. Oh well...it made a neat avatar for a while!:rolleyes:

Thanks dear Oriane!:):):):):)

Alexandra
08-21-2011, 10:00 PM
Update, I found the file MSIE-what a relief- now I can work on the wolf shadow-the nose is too short to me. Whew!

MSIE
08-21-2011, 11:17 PM
now that you found the file, the wolf looks even scarier than before :eek: ;)

Alexandra
08-21-2011, 11:35 PM
Thanks MSIE.:)

gxhpainter2
08-22-2011, 02:44 AM
Alexandra... your changes really improved a great image... you did all the things I was thinking you needed... to cool down the tone of the skin, add more variation in the hair and add a few strokes to the eyebrow and make some eyelashes stand out.... and the wolf if greatly improved with the longer muzzle and fangs.. an outstanding work !!:):):):cool::cool::cool:

Alexandra
08-22-2011, 06:52 AM
Thanks so much Gary for your kind comments, and I appreciate you taking another look!:)

kenmo
08-22-2011, 10:28 AM
Awesome.... Thanks for sharing....:):):)

Alexandra
08-22-2011, 02:09 PM
Thanks Ken!:)