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"Red Riding Hood in the Forest" [Apr. 19th, 2003|07:15 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I finished my latest of my Fairy Tales! "Red Riding Hood in the Forest" shows Little Red Riding Hood in a twilight forest. I really like how her eyes shine so bright in the dimness! She is a 14"x18" acrylic painting on a sheet of canvas =)

She'll go up on eBay for a 10 day auction starting at one penny later tonight =)

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From: winterswitchery
2003-04-19 05:06 pm (UTC)
She is super adorable! :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-04-19 05:48 pm (UTC)

New painting

Hello again, nice work, I like the depth that you show in the ferns. One thing that always gets to me, sorry if I sound like a nitpicker.. your trees don't seem to have much roundness. I could suggest making them lighter in the center... but I see how that can be hard since you put all the detail into them. well.. as always, your work is wonderful, I might withhold placing a bid right away, incase Kimmerwink wants to grab another one at 500. Keep up the good work.
~Kevin (hungryart1st) a new name
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-19 07:05 pm (UTC)

Re: New painting

Hi Kevin!

Thanks!

I know what you mean about the trees - when I use that "scale" treatment they tend to look a little flat, which while I like the effect it doesn't look very realistic. Next week I'm going to take my digital camera out and snap some photos of the lovely trees that live around here and get some inspiration from them!
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From: lilackat
2003-04-19 06:42 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! I love her eyes! =)
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From: faerieshine
2003-04-19 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oh Jasmine she's awesome! She is TOO adorable. She looks so lost in those dark scary woods with her little basket. I love the trees! And the expression in her eyes is just priceless!
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[User Picture]From: yanmei
2003-04-19 09:20 pm (UTC)
she looks so sad and lost :( I love the basket!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-19 10:41 pm (UTC)
She is beautiful! This may be a silly question. I was wondering do you draw out the sketch on the canvas first or do you usually just start painting?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-20 06:48 am (UTC)
I used to sketch on canvas first, with a pencil, but it would tend to "muddy" the paint with graphite. Instead, I now do the sketch in paint - that way (since I use acrylics) I can paint right on top of it.

Sometimes I do a layout sketch on my computer with my graphics tablet before I get my canvas out, so I can flip and rotate things until they look just right =)
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-20 09:30 am (UTC)

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I had that same problem with graphite too. That's why I was asking.

I still need to get one of those graphics tablets! One thing at a time. I have to pay off the digital camera first! :)

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