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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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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
The new colour really works!! This is looking like it's going to be a great read!!
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