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    Icon Book of two Oscar Wilde fairytales~

    Long time no see fellow CAers,

    i have been traveling while working on illustrations for two stories i have always loved by Oscar Wilde: "The Fisherman and his Soul" & "The Young King". The young king becomes the young empress in my version, but the stories stay very much the same. Two of my Thunderdome pieces had been done with the stories in mind: "Charge" and "Underneath it all". Now i have some new work in progress pieces, and i would like to share them with you.

    Book of two Oscar Wilde fairytales~

    Book of two Oscar Wilde fairytales~

    Book of two Oscar Wilde fairytales~

    Book of two Oscar Wilde fairytales~

    Book of two Oscar Wilde fairytales~

    i am not sure of what target audience this may have, or if even people would be interested in purchasing this book. i was inspired by Aleksi's Merlin project and basically set out to paint things that i love to paint. Want to know your opinions on how it looks to you~

    Will keep updating this thread with new pieces that i deem worth sharing with you~

    Thank you,
    Shelly W

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    amazing
    that was great! !
    i don't know what to say .
    you are my idol !

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    Oh boy! This is really brilliant.

    I've seen your work before and I've got to say, your work has such beautiful colours! And I like the flow of your brush strokes, lines and forms. It's so... Fluid and magical, like.

    First piece - Amazing! The composition works well with the swirly lines and figures. I'm not sure about the black bars, although I understand what effect you are going for. What are they there for?

    The dark prince piece - I adore Aleksi's art, so I totally understand why you'd be inspired :> Anyway, I don't think the main character is working. His anatomy is a little wonky.
    I can see why you chose to cover his face in shadow, but it doesn't really make sense why his face should be so dark. Maybe let his hair fall down over his face to obscure his features that way?

    A quick paintover. I don't know my anatomy perfectly AT ALL, but here are some things you can look into, anyway. I know you weren't done with the image yet, so maybe you were going to fix this. I hope you don't mind! It helps me practice as well.
    Book of two Oscar Wilde fairytales~

    Thanks for posting - really nice stuff.

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    Very nice and interesting work Shelly!! I don’t know the stories behind any of the pictures but seems to be dark and moody. I like it.

    Bruce

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    Ahhh


    I absolutely love your color composition!

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    Amazing artwork! Lovely colors and lighting!

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    I think it looks beautiful. Great colour and composition.

    Theres only one thing that struck me as looking odd. The girl in the bottom of the fourth picture. Her breasts are way to high up on her torso.

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    Nothing but love Shelly I've love seeing the progress on your blog, Thanks for sharing.

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    I really like your overall vision..

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    Luscious. Very nice. Quite Wildeian in the opulent spirit.

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    awsome works! i really like your style.

    but ok some (hopefilly) uesefull critique:

    the first postet pic is a little too chaotic for my taste. there is a direction for the eye, but when i look at ot from far, all crashes togehter. try to make a few parts of the characters more.. well ehat to say, sharp.. make them more a eyecatcher you know? ( omg im totally out of practise in writing english -.-" )


    the second one is.. yeah.. perfect oô

    and the rest is the same like the first. put some party as an eyecatcher.. but i think you dont need my advice .. im talking to a master xD

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    lovely work here shelly, as for the few posts before me, hey everyone's entitled to be wrong.

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    Shelly why would you post in the sketches section, I almost missed all the goodness

    (and lol at the new guys giving crits...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    Shelly why would you post in the sketches section, I almost missed all the goodness

    (and lol at the new guys giving crits...)
    I´m surprised of your attitude Jason, I sincerely hope that if and when I get to Shellys skill level people will still point out if they think something looks off, even if they are at a severely inferior skill level.

    Most people dont like to be put on pidestals.

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