I painted this picture in oil on canvas. I had it photographed, then I tweaked it in PSE. If some of you could spare the time, I'd love to know your opinions on it. Thanks!
(I have since revised this piece and am now deleting its previous versions).
Last edited by Toonicorn; August 30th, 2011 at 12:25 PM.
Hey! You're renderings are good. The concept is OK. The yin-yang symbolism could be better. The moon is out of position which means the snow bank will need to be lower. That would help regardless. The flow of the mane could be adjusted to flow like the yin-yang symbol more. The shadow of the ground at sunset is a dead area, not sure how to fix that .Maybe some of the lion's body could fade into it giving him some shoulders to hold his head. I would play with a vertical picture plane and see if moving the copy to the top or splitting it up would help. Try some variation of your lay out see how things change.
Last edited by Toonicorn; July 11th, 2011 at 02:22 AM.
Something's bugging me about the wolf... the nose in particular. You might double-check refs on that - it looks a bit... cartoony? Bulby? Not sure the right word, but my eye keeps going there and telling me something's off. (It's the end of the muzzle and the nose itself - something about the way it almost overhangs or droops.) The markings also make me think "husky" before "wolf." Compare husky and wolf refs, maybe, and see if you can lean it toward the wolf end of the spectrum.
Hi again all!
Here is another revision of my illustration:
I made use of PSE's Gaussian Blur for the moon and sun, added some star sparkle and lens flare to the cosmic circle, made some changes to the snowscape and background animals, and changed the fonts for the title.
Thanks again for your critiques. They were very helpful!
Last edited by Toonicorn; August 31st, 2011 at 01:39 PM.