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SNOW-page001-colourEDIT.. by neurotic-elf SNOW-page001-colourEDIT.. by neurotic-elf
I HAD to fix it...what do you think ?!?! here's the previous attempt: [link]

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this is the first page, one more and hopefully last [??] attempt.
I'm really proud of this page and that doesn't really happens. I do wish I could scan the images properly though, I must do something about it asap !!


Snow: Reflections on Desire and Depravity

“…a daughter of the coven will be her undoing.”

Once upon a time there was a land bound by winter, a land where bloodstains of the deepest scarlet and ravens' feathers, of the blackest ebony, are fallen on snow of the purest white. Oh, you think you’ve heard this story before, somewhere? So how come the mirrors in the castle are refusing reflections? What is that howling noise out there in the darkness? Who has commanded the release of the Seven? And why is the Queen so disturbed?


Snow is a dark and witty exploration of decadence challenged by duty. Building on a subversive deconstruction of classic themes, it’s a sensuous and disturbing story that rips the meat from the bones of what you know, right down to the last bloody scraps.



script: the talented WELSH author Richard McAuliffe
artwork: me-me-me !!
editor/letterer: the amazing Nichola Wilkinson
publisher: my creative family Insomnia Publications
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Snow is a long length comic project I just committed to draw and I couldn't be more excited nor terrified !!

enjoy !!
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micro and brush pens, normal brushes, black indian ink, water colours, dual brush markers, photoshop
apx 3 hours


*edit* I've adjusted the brightness/contrast, is it any better now ?? [MUST calibrate my screen]
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Anyone can see that a lot of love went into this piece and it is indeed a wonderful establishing shot.

Superb amount of detail, the image is brimming with painstaking pen work. It certainly fills out the page with plenty of places for the eye to explore. I do adore the gnarled wood trees and the texture of the snow.

The composition is effective in drawing the straight to the heart of the page, on to the central structure. The gradient of warm colours fading into colder ones also helps focus the readers eyes onto the centre of the page. Particularly with the greenish hues picking out the details of the building, it gives it a prominent presence.

My main gripe is that the values are off with the picture. Due the heavy contrast of light and dark, there's very little grey area in the transition of the shading. This unfortunately means that there a loss of definition. Meaning the outstanding details are lost in the image. With a little more subtle shading

Overall, a powerful piece that certainly opens the comic with a lot of atmosphere, bravo!
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denlm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I'm thrilled you are so adept at snow... you're going to need it for my Christmas Carole. Lol. Seriously, though, this is wonderful. A big WOW to you!
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
thaaank you so much !!! :hug:
I love snow, probably because it's so rare here in Athens...
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denlm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I couldn't live anywhere that didn't have a change of seasons that included at least a little snow. I LOVE it too.
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Metysis-Kamelot-Vian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
This piece shows a great amount of talent I enjoy the scale that the trees are at and the small raven on the branch.
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much !! :bow:
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CopperAge Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Eye candy!
Kudos.
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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dafni Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Amazing!!
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: thank you !!!!
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MarvTMartian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist
The new colour really works!! This is looking like it's going to be a great read!!
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you !!!! :bow:
I hope so....so far it's been quite hard, due to the lack of time to draw...
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MarvTMartian Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist
You don't have to tell me about lack of time to draw.
with a full time job & 2 kids, it's taking me over a week to draw a single page of my own comic :-(
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Jerekh Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
i love the new colour scheme :D that yellow-orange glow gives it a supernatural feel. I don't know how you managed it, but instead of warming up the picture, that tone of orange actually cools it. but it's a different kind of cold. when i see the foreground, my hands get cold, it's a physical cold you get. when i see the castle ... it's more a chill that goes below the skin, it looks so desolate :).. great idea to use sepia scheme ;)
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: really !??! :glomp:
I wnted it to be eerie and weird, like something weird is going on in there, so your comment just made me SMILE !! :thanks:
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inkynebula Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
kala den to syzhtw! ayth th fora egine apsogo! :clap:
ps. einai idea mou, h to kastro gernei ligo pros ta aristera?
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
really !?!? :bounce:
:hug:

ps. nai nai gernei ligo, alla nomizw oti mou aresei ;)
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inkynebula Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lmao:
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Walter-Ostlie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so warm and so cold. nice contrast
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
yay !! I wanted it to be more...eerie and weird. thank you !! :hug:
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AmyLeeRose Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
wow :wow: this is amazing :O


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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: thaaaaank you sweetie !!!!! :hug:
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