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Snow White by memetzger Snow White by memetzger
Wow this one took a really long time (mostly because of school and other projects I've been working on), but it's finally done!  I worked really hard on trying to get bold colors with colored pencil, and for the most part I'm pretty happy with how it came out.  Let me know what you think!!


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I love how this looks. It is just amazing and beautiful, all the colors go together awesomely. All the flowers and bushes, even the swirly looking tree goes with the surroundings. the color of the little house is just so cute and cozy looking, I would totally live in a house like that. and the little lady there, kinda gives the situation that kind of "A little less lonely- feeling, and the patches of flowers here and there is just so pretty. I love how you used light and dark colors, and how the color just blend in so perfectly. The two mountains on either side of a baby-blue sky---ah, such an amazing piece of art. No less!
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This has a very nostalgic look to it, like it would befit the cover of a progressive rock album from the early 1970s (like for the band, Yes). Or an illustrated children's book. It's very vibrant and the forms on the page are absolutely appropriate for a fantasy setting.

The composition is decent; the eye is drawn to the figure in the foreground, although the placement of the patch of flora to the left of the figure and the lack of contrast between the two elements muddies the border between them.

The atmospheric distortion was well executed. The scenery does appear to fade away as if one is viewing it from a distance.

The lack of blending in the pencil strokes on the grass makes the ground appear hard and unforgiving rather than soft and grassy, but the color choices are solid for the surface.

The stone walkway appears to differ greatly in its width; the portion in front of the figure that rolls over the edge of the near hill is narrower than that which is meant to appear farther away, which interferes with the perspective.

This would have benefited from more shadows under the trees and more contrast overall between the different areas that demand more light and shade. The trees in the mid ground appear flat.

Not a bad drawing. It's definitely eye catching and tells a story.
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Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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KaizenKitty Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Writer
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I'll be honest with you. It is very hard for me to critique this, because I like it a little too much ^^;

Here goes. I like the way you created depth in this drawing (by giving the farther mountains a lighter shade of brown, letting them fade out into the white cloud filled sky). And this is professionally colored. The green grass stands out, and I adore the little dots you used to color the bushes, giving the appearance of leaves. :) Very fairytale like -- this looks like it could go straight into a children's book. It would make a lovely illustration.

Now if we were to find a way to improve this already stunning work of art, I'll focus on the technical things. Adding some shading in a few places would give this drawing even more depth, and make it jump off the page.

The places I'm talking about: in the lower right corner, I'd add some shading between the bush on the foreground, and the meadow behind it. Right now, the flowers are making the background look too light, and are sort of messing up the impression of depth you have worked so hard to create.

Now going further to the left, past the old woman, and a little higher up the hill, there's a blue bush. And that blue bush sort of blends in with the trees in the background. Yeah, I'd add more shading there too.

Last but not least, the pink blossom tree on the foreground. Its trunk blends in with the mountain behind it. I don't exactly know what would do the trick, but I get the feeling that trunk should stand out more.
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!!  This is so helpful.  I've been staring at the drawing nonstop, knowing that I need to fix certain aspects of it, but not how.  You've helped me out so much!!!  :D  Fresh perspective is the best.  

Only thing I'm still not super sure about how to fix is the tree (like you said).  It was actually a lot worse originally - I screwed up the penwork and contrast early on by working too late into the night and not really paying attention to what I was doing.  Dumb mistakes are the ones that hurt the most, haha.  I'll see what I can do - I'll probably go into photoshop and mess around with the levels.  

Anyway, thank you so, so much again!!!!!  It's hard to get really helpful, constructive criticism here.
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KaizenKitty Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Writer
:) glad I could help out, good luck! :D
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for telling me!  It's a great feature, thank you.  :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Magical gorgeous amazing <3
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!  <3
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POOPYINACTIVEACCOUNT Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful and detailed artwork, the style is very unique. :) Nice work :thumbsup:
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!  :love:
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NothingSoul Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours and the whimsical style of this. 
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!  <3
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KurtisTrentsFanGirl Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Very stunning! Snow White is a very beautiful fairy tale from my childhood and I think this drawing captures the setting and feeling. Again, very stunning!
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!!  I appreciate the comment.  :love:
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KurtisTrentsFanGirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
You're welcome :)
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blackcey Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!  <3
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LeitaGR Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Wow, that's really  gorgeous, love the style and the colours. Very well done! Clap 
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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RgDraw Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work ! I like te style !
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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RgDraw Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome ! :D
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Nihao-Huli Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your style, it is so you. I hope one day you get to illustrate books because I would seriously buy so many.
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, hon!!!!  Man I hope I get to do that too.  :love:
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kilkegard Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
I especially like the extra bits of detail on granny's / evil queen's /evil stepmother's robes at the bottom fringe and on the back.  She looks so innocent and  unassuming with her basket of apples.    
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!  You know me, I just couldn't leave a single space without a crazy amount of detail.  :D
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pisoulo Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. ...
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memetzger Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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