An absolutely great impact in the whole. What is very unique ist, that the silhouettes are not black, but this dark, gloomy kind of purple. I also like the lighting and colouring from the top to the ground. Also you enlighened the path slightly, but it is still absolutely clear, that the path back will loose itself in this drowning dark blue purple. I find everything in this deviation quite good - the vision is absolutely clear, the originality is in my opinion, that this is not a traditional sort of fairy-tale illustration, but a new way, without taking the traditional aspects and values of a fairy-tale away. I really appreciate this kind of mixture. The Technique is as far as I saw in your gallery very typical for you, and I can feel this in the picture, since it makes the whole impact wholistic Nice Work!!
I really could see the vision you had when creating this work. The silhouette effect intensifies the image and brings attention to the childrens' figures. The color choices were also excellent, as they very much make the forest gain a sense of interest. The only thing I would recommend altering is the sharpness change between the children and the trees. If you'll notice, there is a white highlight borderlining the childrens' figures, while trees that (with perspective in mind) are the same distance from the light source do not have this feature; I would therefore recommend either removing it entirely or adding some to a few of the trees. The final thing I would like to mention is how light and faint the shadows of the children are, the light source is meant to be so bright their backs look black, their shadows should end up being darker to fit this contrast. Forgive me for the harsher critique, with works containing fewer elements, it is difficult to improve with out getting knit-picky. Thank you. From, Nicole of
Hi! I would like to ask for your permission to use this painting as the poster for a kids play, Hansel and Gretel. It would be perfect and a great help for us! I really love the colors and the fact that they are dark and purple, exactly the colors of the witch, and it's like in the picture you can see Hansel, Gretel and the presence of the witch, her soul. Besides that, my all vision of the play is dark, it's not just a normal play for 2 year old kids, it's for older ones (I am the director and I also play the witch). If you are curious, I can send you some photos we took a couple of days ago at a rehearsal.
Wow! to be honest this creative masterpiece just stole my breath away! You are really talented in created such jaw-dropping scenery! I can see the vision and message conveyed here, as two sibling marched their way into the deep, deep dark forest! This truly amazing and ridiculously inspirational! Well done! Excellent work! Full respect!
do u just use two colours and blend it together? or is it the blending mode in photoshop? i wanna do that with my pics but idk why it doesn't look very natural. Like the gradient looks too obvious. I wanna know how to to make the gradient effect subtly and not overpower the rest of the image. Do u get what I'm saying? XD
Both I guess. I always use blending mode to make it more subtle (overlay/vivid light, etc). You could also tone down the opacity and make the gradient fade into the base colour, that makes it a lot more natural as well. It's better to use two colours and blend them together rather than use the gradient tool/effect.
OOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I see O_O
I been using the gradient tool all long lol. I think it's the easy way out but I guess it has its drawbacks. Idk that much about blending, I just do cell cg which doesnt really need blending. Just solid color. WHat is good way to blend? Like is there a specific brush?? I tried blending but it just looks bad and stiff .... lool.
I apologize about the other image, and I should of given you credit for the reference. But I really did not use your image for this one. The trees/concept may look similar, but you can argue that for a lot of forest images. I will give credit where it is due (and I will from now on), but trust me when I say I didn't use your photo for this drawing. Sorry if I sound offensive in any way
I do agree that Hansel and Gretel is an underrated fairytale. I love the feeling of isolation in this picture, they really are all alone, lost in the woods with only each other to turn to, and since they are children each other is not enough to make the fading light any less threatening. I really like the pink light, its like the sun's going down (or maybe coming up). They're either just getting ready to meet the witch or escaping from their ordeal, either way hand in hand they walk through the forest. The perspective is nice to, those trees look so huge compared to them, which really drives home just how tiny and alone these two really are. All in all, great work.