Hi guys I have been working on a holiday card. This year I want an ocean Christmas for the sea creatures. Do you think people will like this card? By the way it's gonna be my fist time sending out holiday card and I'm excited since we don't do that in Cambodia. Tips on sending cards out or anything at all is much appreciated! Thank you
Thrace last edited by
Absolutely beautiful and heartwarming, Naroth!!
Sarah LuAnn last edited by
I love the glowing jellyfish! How do you get that glowing effect?
Rich Green last edited by
@Naroth-Kean very charming, makes for a great Christmas card!
DanetteDraws last edited by
@Naroth-Kean beautiful! Love your concept, colours and technique as usual :)
I think people will love receiving this Christmas card! I'd like one.
A couple of bits of feedback: the shape of the waves makes me think of clouds rather than water. Also the gifts that are at the surface are a little too evenly distributed.
The whale is SO adorable! I want to pinch his cheeks :)
Dulcie last edited by
It is beautiful @Naroth-Kean, so different and unusual - I'm sure people will love it :-)
Rob Smith last edited by
@Naroth-Kean Really fun idea. This will make a great card.
Lynn Larson last edited by
Very nice Naroth! the glowing jellyfish are great, and the squid made me giggle hehe
@Thrace-Shirley-Mears Thank you :) Thrace.
@Sarah-LuAnn Hey Sarah, for that I duplicated the finish painted ones and I put them behind the original, made them a little a bit bigger then I went to Filter => Blur = Gaussian Blur; from there you adjust the blur to your liking. It will looks like it glows. Thank you.
@Rich-Green Thanks a lot Rich!
@DanetteDraws Thanks Danette, I totally agree on the gifts they are too evenly placed. Thanks for the compliment and tips I'll go and play around with those boxes a bit.
@Dulcie Thank you Dulcie, i'm very happy that you think it's different! yay haha
@Rob-Smith Thanks Rob! I hope so too.
@Lynn-Larson hehe I like those squids too. Thank you!
This is what it might look like on the card, not sure if I should do a fold or just single side and write something in the back.
Ben J Hutchison last edited by
Love the card. Great work. But my suggestion is loose the Merry Christmas. You've already said it with the image. If you want it on the inside of the card, go for it but don't let the text ruin the image. Always impressed by the work that you do.
@Ben-J-Hutchison Thanks Ben that is a very good suggestion! I really don't like working with text but you have a point about the image itself already talks. I think I'll get rid of it too plus my writing is not great. Thanks again!
Marsha Kay Ottum Owen last edited by
I like it without the text too. Love the sweet whale face and the colors you use. How did you make those jellyfish glow like that?
Naroth Kean last edited by Naroth Kean
@Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Hi Marsha, Thank you for the kind comment. I do not know if you know that I work digitally, however that glowing effect was created by Blur effect in photoshop. I duplicated the painted jellyfish then put the duplicated ones behind the original. I increased the size of the duplicate ones a bit then I went to Effect => Blur => Gaussian Blur. From there you can adjust the Blur to your liking. You should get the glowing effect like this.
If you are looking for the glow effect using traditional medium like watercolor and acrylic I recommend watching @Lee-White tutorial/course called LET IT GLOW. Here the link
bharris last edited by
So cute! I like that the snow is waves and you've done a whale instead of the regular winter animals!
Marsha Kay Ottum Owen last edited by
@Naroth-Kean Awesome! Thanks for the link.