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Too Slow by CrimsonMagpie Too Slow by CrimsonMagpie
Trolls turn to stone in the sunlight obviously. :meow:

This is a revision of an old pencil drawing from when I'd just discovered Alan Lee.
Aside from his huge influence it's inspired by fairytales/myths and the wonderful landscape of Dartmoor.

I used just four colours on the whole thing, all mixed beforehand so I could work wet-in-wet without having to stop (my normal modus operandi when painting is to mix as I need). I also used just one brush.

Acrylic on paper, 43 by 30cm / 17 by 12"
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Critique by equerin Aug 23, 2010, 12:55:36 AM
Wow, you really suck at this. The colours are pretty decent, you haven't messed them up, I must say the way you incorporated the water into the stone is not that bad, it gives the painting a dampy look (See, new word! :iconlarrylaplz:) and I also don't completely hate the way the trees get lost into the stone giving it a brownish tint. I hate to say this but I sort of like, although not LIKE like, the shadowing and lighting on the rocks, especially on the face area, actually one the center face cause I notice another one on the left. :iconteheplz: The foggy trees in the back aren't horrible either, they make the painting look bigger and they also focus the attention on the centre of the painting. To conclude, if I found this laying on the street I might pick it up and give it a better look, but nothing more, you still suck. Vision 1/5, Originality 0,2/5, Technique 0,7/5, with lots of indulgence, and Impact 0,3/5. And you should be grateful.
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landminecat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
yayyy my fav type of your stuff :D
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
YAYZ! :iconpineappletardplz:
PhoBug Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love that shading ^^
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankies! :iconnewglomp:
nhaprosin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Wow!what a good details!really nice
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you. :iconpounceglomp:
princess-pixi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Thats amazing! And the water looks good =) It's all so detailed! Great work
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you, glad you like. :iconpounceglomp:
ImaginationCubed Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
I very much enjoy your artwork <3 You are good at capturing little details!
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yaaay, thank-you! :iconfurryglompplz:

Y'know, I've never actually thought myself any good at details. :lol:
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