The Bard

Posted Nov 12, 2006, 3:32:45 PM
A bard practicing in the woods.

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  • Nov 12, 2006
    It´s beautiful! the details are... are... jeez! i don´t know what to say! is so awesome! beauty! the landscape is so beautiful! "how many times i have said it´s beautiful?" hehe well just 1 word to describe it... Amazing! great work!
  • Nov 12, 2006
    Wow that's really well done. It reminds me a lot of Minimaids work. You've done a nice job on the drapery and giving attention to detail.

    One thing to watch for though, objects in the distance should have lower contrast than objects in the foreground. Meaning, the darkest darks should be in the foreground and not the background. This is to create a sense of atmospheric perspective. You've sort of got that going with some of the distant trees being lighter. But in the middle right hand side of the page is a dark shape (right above the horse) and it looks like that's a distant tree or bush. The darkest darks should probably be on the bard's hair and in shadows surrounding her, not in the background. See attached visual critique for a sample. I've used photoshop to manipulate some of the contrast of the piece. notice how it seems to feel like the drawing has more depth.

    Hope that helps you Smile
    Image attached
    • Nov 12, 2006
      Thank you very much for that idea. Smile It works way better with the contrast like that.
  • Nov 12, 2006
    This is very nice. Smile Keep it up.
  • Nov 15, 2006
    Wow this is great! There is so much detail i feel like getting lost in there. It remind me of Minimaid's work! And she's very talented so it's a compliment to you ;)! Very great work....wow...again. A fav for sure!
    • Nov 15, 2006
      Hehe, thank you very much. SmileEveryone's compliments are really nice.
  • Apr 24, 2007
    Ooh! I can't believe I only just found your work. This is wonderfully done - especially the lighter pencilwork in the background. Keep it up! I'm going to check out the rest of your gallery.
    • Jul 28, 2007
      Thank you! Big Smile Sorry that this is months later.

      I'm really glad you like it. Even though it's far from perfect, this is one of the few things I've done that I'm really proud with.
      • Jul 30, 2007
        You should be proud - keep along these lines, and professional quality pieces will start popping up seemingly from nowhere!
        • Jul 30, 2007
          Thank you. Smile :) I've been working on that and (not all the luck I've wanted as of yet) I think I'm getting close.
  • Aug 26, 2007
    Wow. This is something almost new. Very rarely will you see a picture that isn't comprised of lines, it looks like you just added shading to the correct parts to define the edges of the different elements of the picture, creating a work very similar to an old black and white photograph. That HAD to take quite a bit of time and skill, great work Big Smile