Derby #209: Fairy Tales
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The Buried Moon, Take TWO

The Buried Moon, Take TWO
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lilygrapetree


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Okay, so I thought I'd try my hand at it again, this time to practice my colours and crayons. (and to see if it would pass muster; muster being rejection)
Again any comments, pointers most welcome. Thanks.

lilygrapetree


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Sorry I should have said as well, it's based on an old english fairytale about the moon who one night wanders the grimey bogs only to become trapped and at the mercy of the wicked things that live there.

The buried moon.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/meft/meft24.htm

dedl0ck


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I think this is an AMAZING improvement- SURE GMV!! +1!!!

lilygrapetree


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dedl0ck wrote:I think this is an AMAZING improvement- SURE GMV!! +1!!!


Thank you, you have, hand on my heart, made my week :o)

taternuggets


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This is quite good. +1 My only concern is that glow around the face, is that a gradient or a halftone? gradient will draw a rejection.

Looks very nice though.


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lilygrapetree


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taternuggets wrote:This is quite good. +1 My only concern is that glow around the face, is that a gradient or a halftone? gradient will draw a rejection.

Looks very nice though.


Thank you! Tis a half tone aye, albeit admittedly doesn't look great here.
If I figure out how to post extra images here I'll show closer detail.
To be perfectly honest I'm not even 100% sure I did the half tones on the background correctly, but sure, as a first attempt I'm reasonably satisfied that I am at least on the right track. (Or at the very least, in the right station to start off from)

Thanks again, a mill :o)

j5


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Oh yeah! This one is much better.
+1 vote of encouragement (not sympathy)

move along

blk909


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I agree, this is a huge improvement <3

zerobriant


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i love the glowing moon :D

blinddog3d


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This is much more professional looking, but some voters like the "sketchy-style" of the previous. I, on the other hand, prefer this version and commend your efforts. It seems a little dark for details, this can be offset by background gradients showing silhouettes (like tree outlines and halftoning the hands). Visit past derbies and look at some of the top 9 to get ideas of presentation, then adapt it to your style. I love the glow on the face, well done.

There is a learning curve figuring out what voters want. I haven't quite got there, but some people hit gold on the first try and hit the ground running. Being so late to enter, I wouldn't get disappointed if this didn't do well. Take the feedback and keep on truckin'.

Best of luck,
Bruno

gement


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