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    Jack Frost - Traditional - Ink, Watercolour and Gouache

    Hi Guys,

    Looking for a critique before I send this one out into the world. Jack Frost running through the forest painting it with frost. Paintovers welcome.

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    Well, I have to say that the frost aspect doesn't really work for me. The white dots on the ground look more like feathers, and without you naming the character I wouldn't have recognized him as Jack Frost (not that familiar with the character so I mostly recognize more icy interpretations of him). Personally I'd push the frost aspect more, and maybe try adding icicles to the branches etc to make it more apparent. Not something you can fix now, but adding a can of frost for him to dip his brush might've been a nice idea.

    Also the bright/light trees on the background sky are pretty distracting, I'd expect them to get darker too as the sky does.

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    I'm thinking the same as TinyB. I like the concept, but it needs to show through clearer in your painting. More contrast between the frost and the un-frost. And I can't help but see the character as a bum elf in jammies.
    Also, I'm not sure if the image is rotated on an angle or if he's walking down a hill. I'm leaning towards the dutch angle, but if so, he looks like he's falling backwards.

    Overall though, I like the style you used, especially in the trees, and the general feel/mood of the piece.

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    Agree with the previous two posts. Also, his left thigh is longer than his right. Almost like the leg is protruding from the pelvis and there should be a leg on the other side of it.

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    Thanks for the crits

    Thanks for the crits guys.

    Great suggestions TinyBird, I've went back on the ice on the ground but know that it still isn't right. A new scan below.

    Unfortunately I was aiming for the Dutch tilt, Woodblood .

    And LAG I don't know how I missed how that leg looks, I can't see it any other way now.

    I guess I should have come here at the sketch stage as the media is a bit unforgiving for making these changes. Yet another piece to learn from, but thanks again for stopping by.

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