Reviews from

Magnolia and the Firefly

Young girl amd a firefly

18 total reviews 
Comment from BryanOldfield


Delightful image, full of stories and impact.
Lovely textures, soft and waxy flower petals, and the firefly is beautiful, as is the girl. B

 Comment Written 12-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 12-Jul-2014
    Thank you for your wonderful review and encouraging rating, I really appreciate it.
Comment from M. Celeste


So beautiful! I love your creation and imagination. The story is great. Makes me want to see more. Beautiful colors, drawing and frame. Great detail in the petals and leaves. She is a beauty and the firefly is so well done. Great job!

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 10-Jul-2014
    Thank you for your wonderful review and very encouraging rating...I really appreciate it.
Comment from Aylaca


I really need to learn how to do this kind of work, Digital painting...this is incredible. I love it. the light effect form the bug, the great colors and detail. Love it!

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 10-Jul-2014
    Thank you for your wonderful review and rating. If you want to do digital artwork, I can give some hints after the contest is over.
reply by Aylaca on 11-Jul-2014
    Oh yes please. I have not done anything like this yet. I am studing to get in to graphic arts, get out of boring insurance, and I feel like I am lacking some skills and this would be one.
reply by the author on 11-Jul-2014
    Great! Do you have a digital drawing tablet?
reply by Aylaca on 11-Jul-2014
    I do not, but I have been eyeing one at Best buys, I just know so little about htis I didn't want to buy something wrong.
reply by the author on 12-Jul-2014
    I fully understand. It took me awhile to get used to the tablet as I was so use to using my Trackball mouse. But after three years of using it, I can't imagine how I worked without it. Let me look around and see if I can find a good inexpensive one.
    What about buying an inexpensive one on e-bay?
reply by Aylaca on 12-Jul-2014
    I never think of ebay...thanks I will look into that.
Comment from theqbhawk


A fantastic piece of work and great story notes. It's creativity in the spirit of Walt Disney ?

Thanks for such a great presentation.
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 Comment Written 09-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2014
    Thank you...what a kind review and wonderful rating...I really appreciate it!
Comment from irismoonbeauty


I really Love this being a fantasy style Artist myself Love the design of this it's sooo creative.Love the way you have her sitting in the flower the details are amazing.There's really nothing I don't like about this Piece other then maybe a little more in the black background like a moon and some stars or something just a idea :)

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 Comment Written 08-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2014
    Thank you so very much for your wonderful review and rating...so happy you like.
Comment from Sange


This is so dreamy and magical! Her angelic face is so sweet and it is impressive how you managed to create lighting from the lightning bug.
Beautifulous, artistic and creative work!
Well done!

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2014
    Thank you for your wonderful review and rating. Since I draw on the computer in layers, it is easier to get the lighting without mudding it.
reply by Sange on 09-Jul-2014
    I am impressed!
    :)
reply by the author on 09-Jul-2014
    thank you.
Comment from drtruffle


Beautiful digital painting, as is your prose. May I ask what tablet you used? Your lighting effects in the painting is very realistic, as are the drawings of the person, firefly, and foliage. Very nice colors for the "white" petals and clothing. Awesome work.

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2014
    Thank you for your wonderful review and rating...so very generous of you.
    I use an older model of a Wacom, Bamboo and draw in Photoshop Elements 2.0. They are not the newest or the best on the market, but I am sooooo comfortable with them. Like old cotton t-shirts.
Comment from Lilibug6


This is very beautifully done! The talent here is very evident! The storytelling was very good! The colors perfect! The details are wonderful! Thanks for sharing and best of luck in the contest!
Lilibug6

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2014
    Thank you for your wonderful review and extremely encouraging rating...so very kind of you. I really appreciate it.
reply by Lilibug6 on 08-Jul-2014
    You are very welcome=)
    Lili
Comment from OLIVER.M


very beautiful and attractive piece of artwork with high initial impact.The glow from the firefly lighting up the surrounding area is a good creative artwork.The shapes of the leaves and the petals of the flower are graceful.The shadows in the background is very effective to bring focus of the eye to the centre.The image of the girl is pretty.

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2014
    Thank you, so very happy you like it. I really appreciate your wonderful review and the high rating you gave my artwork.
reply by OLIVER.M on 08-Jul-2014
    My Pleasure.Spectacular indeed.Wish to see more of your creative artwork.
Comment from MKFlood


awsome creation. the facial expression is excellent. the body form and language is excellent. the firefly is excellent. the depth is excellent. the shading is excellent. very well balanced creation that is very eye appealing to the viewer. creative and excellent work overall(standing clapping and cheering) wooohoooooooooooooooo!

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2014
    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Such a wonderful review and encouraging rating...I really appreciate it.