Friday, May 04, 2007

Snow White's step mother, a bad neighbor.


The seven dwarfs would probably make great neighbor's but they are not featured in this picture.

I got inspired to do this drawing because I Jenn's version of Snow White the other day. It got me in the mood to do snow white. Have a look at her's here.
It is beautifully painted.
Obviously mine is not like her's which is good because then what would be the point. I mean really snow white has been done tons of times, and will be done again, so why make it the same right?

Any critiques would be great to hear. I wanted it to be mostly monochromatic so the apple would stand out. At first I toyed with the idea of just having value and the only color red but then I decided to go with green. My sister says there it too much green, so I don't know (she is only 8 but I still think her opinion is probably valid). I also wanted to show Snow White's big dilemma so we got the queen and the apple. Maybe I should make the Mirror stand out more. What do you guys think?

(p.s. really this has nothing to do with the IF theme but I can never get them done in time. this would have been much better for remember. Oh well, you can look at it anyway.)

24 comments:

  1. You did a grand job for neighbour.
    The apple does stand out.

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  2. manelle this is really beautiful.
    I wouldn't change a thing!

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  3. Just beautiful! I love the slight blush on her cheeks.

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  4. I have to repeat, this is a beautiful illo. She's lovely.

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  5. This is really beautiful! I would love to see the whole story illustrated in this style. Love the colors and the textures. I'd buy this book!

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  6. This illo it's just amazing!!! Totally cute!!

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  7. I wouldn't change a thing either. This is amazing just as it is.

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  8. Hey Manelle,
    Wow, I think this is one of the best pieces you've done! I love how it's stylized and I love the strokes you make. I think the amount of green is good, I don't think it's too much.To critique it I would say that the witches reflected face doesn't seem to match with the other face, I would change the angle of it a little and the eyebrow on the right side is up to high for the opposite witch.(Put someone in front of a mirror with the same pose and see what the reflection looks like) I think also with the reflection of the dress the colors should be more subdued and not as contrasty as the actual dress so that you can see the actual queen a little more. Then it will look like Snow white and the queen instead of snow white the queen and her twin sister. And maybe if I were you i'd add a hint of gold or brown with a little red into the frame of the mirror, that will help pull in the color of the apple into other parts of the picture.(but just a little) Looks Awesome!!!

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  9. I love her hair, her hands, everything. Just beautiful!

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  10. Wow, a masterpiece!

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  11. The apple does really stand out but I think that you did well to bring her out too. Her hair is incredible. Beautiful piece.

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  12. Thanks for your comments guys. Jenn thanks for telling me how it is. I will try some of your suggestions if can. Prismacolor is a really unforgiving medium. I little more color here and there would probably help it out.

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  13. Oh wow This is Beatiful :D
    Color, lines and expression!
    Really well made!

    Ciao
    Ps: they are looking for illustrators, have a look if you are interested.

    http://www.tentotwochildrensbooks.com/submissions.html

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  14. Btw it was me Manuela from http://manuelap.livejournal.com/

    ciao
    still, Beautiful !

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  15. I love it! Great illo., just the right amount of green. The textures are fabulous and I like how graceful her hair and physic are. The monochromatic scheme to show off the apple was a good move.

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  16. This was beautifully done!!!

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  17. oh my, this is the most beautiful work ive seen on here today...wonderful.

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  18. this is so elegant!

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  19. Exquisite work. Muting the colour of the reflection might help differentiate it a little, though I have to say I kinda like the disparate view of the queen in the reflection - its like an image of her dark soul and embodiment of her witchiness.

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  20. nice work - I especially like the hair

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  21. very beautiful drawing!

    Ken :D

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  22. I love your work! I wish I had this to put on my wall. So beautiful!

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  23. This illustration adds a dimension to the classic story--something in the face of Snow White, a little sad, as if she is considering a question while looking at the apple (perhaps it represents something?) Wonderful! Thank you.

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