Wicked Witch - Take Two


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    @sarahluann Thank you for the feedback SarahLuann! I will definitely darken the background in the final 🙂



  • I looked at them closely and then stepped away then compared them again. It really just feels like either 2 different versions of a character or 2 characters that are part of a duo together. I can’t say if either of them are better or worse just 2 different versions of equal quality. If that makes sense. They both give me a similar feel, they have a similar pose, similar features. I can see how you added detail but unless someone is really comparing these closely, there aren’t any major differences that make me go “this is definitely better” other than the switch in black and white.


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    @swordofodin Thank you for the feedback - i really appreciate it!


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    I think i've made a breakthrough on the Witch's face - much more sinister - i think i was trying to keep her slightly sympathetic by having rounded forms in her features - discarding that idea is helping a lot! Still a work in progress of course but i finally am feeling good about her!

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    Here it is sent through the cut-out filter in photoshop a la Lee White - set to 3 levels ...looks pretty close - maybe a bit more light around the eyes ...

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  • This is looking great Kevin!

    As a side note, I've noticed your website brings us to a landing page that says OZ and Not OZ. I wonder if this diminishes your other work by labeling it like this?


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    @tessaw Thank you so much Tessa! I have been working on changing my website all morning - part of the feedback i got from Stephen Silver's skype mentorship was to make a landing page on my website and break up the content into a couple different pages - Oz related images on one page and my other work on the other page ...... can you think of a good way to label the two buttons? I just now changed the buttons to "oz series" and "illustrations"....do you think that might work better?


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    @kevin-longueil I think those buttons work.



  • Please let us know when this book is available! I'd love to get a copy!



  • Ok, I was wrong! She CAN be more ominous!!! Phenomenal work as usual...



  • Wow, this is amazing! I don't really have any comment on the witch, other than the current version looks way creepier and dangerous, so great job!

    Just took a look at your portfolio and loved the OZ series, when will the book be available?


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    Thank you for the feedback and encouragement - i had September 24th as my deadline for having this submitted to Amazon...but i keep finding things i have to redo so i do not think i will quite make it - there are a couple more pieces i need to tweak before i submit (i really need to work on the witch's hands too) - thanks again!

    @Eli @kaitlinmakes @JulPer @Chip-Valecek


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