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Post by PietFrancke » Sat May 05, 2018 3:11 am

there are hundreds of them, the mice refuse to go outside.

I have mixed feelings on this one, I ran it through the paces, but I guess sticking a snake head on an egret just doesn't cut it, not really. I like it a little, and then I get mad at myself because I am completely stumped...

I think the head is too long, too big, wrong place... the bright cloud marsh isn't working either...
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Post by Psjunkie » Sat May 05, 2018 3:32 am

Just one man"s opinion but I think the color is what's throwing this off...........
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat May 05, 2018 3:41 am

yeah, or at least the Mixed colors, brown and blue don't go well together, either cast by itself might have been ok. Your version looks like a woodcut.

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Post by Psjunkie » Sat May 05, 2018 3:46 am

showing my ignorance by not knowing a woodcut...will look it up

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat May 05, 2018 4:52 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 3:11 am
there are hundreds of them, the mice refuse to go outside.

I have mixed feelings on this one, I ran it through the paces, but I guess sticking a snake head on an egret just doesn't cut it, not really. I like it a little, and then I get mad at myself because I am completely stumped...

I think the head is too long, too big, wrong place... the bright cloud marsh isn't working either...

babyDragon.jpg
I agree; it is not working. My reaction: neck is too log; clearing looks artificial, clouds look overdone. Suggestion: suppose the clouds were less dramatic, more soft and billowy, filled the image, and the beast is emerging for a lunch on the rodents. Matt
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Post by minniev » Sat May 05, 2018 5:11 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 3:11 am
there are hundreds of them, the mice refuse to go outside.

I have mixed feelings on this one, I ran it through the paces, but I guess sticking a snake head on an egret just doesn't cut it, not really. I like it a little, and then I get mad at myself because I am completely stumped...

I think the head is too long, too big, wrong place... the bright cloud marsh isn't working either...

babyDragon.jpg
It works as an abstract though I think as such it would be better in color.

I do think the neck is too long, but then again, who's to say where a snake's neck even starts? An Egret, I can lay claim to guessing the normal length of the neck, but this isn't really an egret so... it's up to you! I think even as a fantasy critter, though, the head is a little too big proportionately.

My grandson will enjoy this creature. He has, beginning when he was 3, invented a world inhabited by caribou alligators. As he's gotten old enough to be a little embarrassed about it, he has developed it into an idea for a video game where players create minecraft-like worlds populated by droves of creatures that are blended from two very different species. Some are good guys and some are predators, some mixed. They make villages, have families, fight other kinds of creatures. The marsh dragon Snagret would fit well into the concept.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat May 05, 2018 7:47 pm

thank you Matt and Min, Min, I think I like your grandson!

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Post by St3v3M » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:34 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 3:11 am
there are hundreds of them, the mice refuse to go outside.

I have mixed feelings on this one, I ran it through the paces, but I guess sticking a snake head on an egret just doesn't cut it, not really. I like it a little, and then I get mad at myself because I am completely stumped...

I think the head is too long, too big, wrong place... the bright cloud marsh isn't working either...
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