Three Billy Goats Gruff
 
View testimonialsView Artwork
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    118
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Ok, I sent it in to the contest, but I still want crits. So Tear it apart. It was done in oil pastels. Keep that in mind.

    Three Billy Goats Gruff

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    994
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 178 Times in 105 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I used to know the story, but cant for the life of me recall what it is anymore. Im not a pastel fan (rahter, I suck at using them), but as for a general crit: it seems kind of muddy, dont know what the colour choices are for pastels, but mabe use brighter colours or at least use brights in areas, and then take the darks a lot deeper to get a better contrast, as it is there isnt much contrast. Another thing is that cutting off one of the goats makes your eye fall of the page (here I think more planning of your composition would have helped). I think the main thing Id say is that next time plan the picture with a fore/middle and background, but also make these 3 parts of the image interlink (rather than just putting them one on top of the other). Use a vanishing point and make areas of interest for the viewer.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    43
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    What stands out most for me is the lack of tone. Everything is a very similar value, so the eye is not guided around the painting, and has nowhere to rest.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The magical Kingdom.... of Fife
    Posts
    4,460
    Thanks
    1,133
    Thanked 1,584 Times in 1,007 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Major points for me, Abigail, is that your goat is bigger than the troll, If you had darker values at the front of the pic, that would make the background, well, fade into the background. The goat (?) on the right hand side could do with a bit more definition, but I do like the way you've handled the colours.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Missouri..STL
    Posts
    973
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    alot of the tones and colors seemed really washed out and there isnt much contrast like some people have been saying... try to get soem more saturated colors with those pastels.. definately some darker areas.. good luck

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook