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can I get advice on this card image?
Jun 23rd, 2013, 8:55am
 
It's done in Corel Painter Essentials and I've never done a card completely in that before. I know I may need to fiddle with margins and text alignment some. But my main question is how to make it clear in the art that it's a 'balloon' bear. I have a string drawn in there, but I'm not so sure about it.  undecided  Maybe a ribbon would look better? Or the string should be somewhere else?
 
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/On6y0_zVe97nH2S5e4ZpaHQ_cjAKvO-Q0-FlgT9AP8
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Thanks for any advice!  Smiley
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Re: can I get advice on this card image?
Reply #1 - Jun 23rd, 2013, 9:09am
 
The link is bad Sad
 
Also the Critique Clinic is open for the w/e on the GCU Community Blog, exactly for this purpose and I'm sure Corrie's input would be invaluable Smiley
 
http://gcucommunity.com/2013/06/21/critique-clinic-june-21-23-2013/
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Re: can I get advice on this card image?
Reply #2 - Jun 23rd, 2013, 9:49am
 
Quote from Doreen_137017 on Jun 23rd, 2013, 9:09am:
The link is bad Sad

Also the Critique Clinic is open for the w/e on the GCU Community Blog, exactly for this purpose and I'm sure Corrie's input would be invaluable Smiley

http://gcucommunity.com/2013/06/21/critique-clinic-june-21-23-2013/

Thanks
I just wasn't sure I could post there if it wasn't 'up' yet. (Even in the private gallery)
 
Guess the forum doesn't like my picasa link! undecided
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Reply #3 - Jun 23rd, 2013, 10:15am
 
Quote from Terri_138640 on Jun 23rd, 2013, 9:49am:
Quote from Doreen_137017 on Jun 23rd, 2013, 9:09am:
The link is bad Sad

Also the Critique Clinic is open for the w/e on the GCU Community Blog, exactly for this purpose and I'm sure Corrie's input would be invaluable Smiley

http://gcucommunity.com/2013/06/21/critique-clinic-june-21-23-2013/

Thanks
I just wasn't sure I could post there if it wasn't 'up' yet. (Even in the private gallery)

Guess the forum doesn't like my picasa link! undecided

 
You can ... Corrie changed the guidelines so it's open to 'potential' card designs too Smiley
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Reply #4 - Jun 23rd, 2013, 1:57pm
 
if you copy and paste the entire link it works  =)
 
I would say take the word  On  out of there
 
Make Happy Birthday on the bear a Little bit bigger maybe
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 24th, 2013, 3:00pm
 
Hi, challenging card. First of all, you need some reflections--you can do that by drawing little curved triangles or rectangles in white or yellowish-white, in roughly the same place on each balloon, or you can use radial (round) gradients to do this. The reflections could go the whole length of the balloon, or just a small curved triangle is enough. Also, balloons are never perfectly round. The round ones are more egg-shaped, tapering where the string is attached. The ones on the bottom should be the same as each other--you have one round one and one oval. The balloons on the side would be tilting up a bit on the right, at the bear's "hands" since helium is pushing the balloons up. Try Googling for some photo reference for floating balloons. You might want to put the bear on a bit of a diagonal to show it's floating in the breeze. Since the string is going off to the left, that shows the wind is blowing to the right, so the bear should tilt right. The string should be longer unless you want to show that it broke off. I think the string should go right off the page. Light source, balloon shape, and taking the effects of the helium and the wind on the bears would make this more convincing. You could use a combination of balloon size and shape, the way balloon animals are made.
 
Also, more complicated, you're not showing how the balloons are tied together. Balloons couldn't naturally group into a bear. You need to look up "balloon animals" online and use photo reference. It doesn't have to show a lot of detail, just show where the balloons are joined in a more realistic way. Here are some examples:
https://www.google.com/search?q=balloon+animals&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS509US509& ;source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=zcDIUbqTLIHwiwKDrIH4DA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=699
 
Vicky
 
 
how to make it clear in the art that it's a 'balloon' bear. I have a string drawn in there, but I'm not so sure about it.  undecided  Maybe a ribbon would look better? Or the string should be somewhere else?
 
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/On6y0_zVe97nH2S5e4ZpaHQ_cjAKvO-Q0-FlgT9AP8
U?feat=directlink
 
Thanks for any advice!  Smiley [/quote]
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Re: can I get advice on this card image?
Reply #6 - Jun 25th, 2013, 8:01am
 
Quote from vicky_132049 on Jun 24th, 2013, 3:00pm:
Hi, challenging card. First of all, you need some reflections--you can do that by drawing little curved triangles or rectangles in white or yellowish-white, in roughly the same place on each balloon, or you can use radial (round) gradients to do this. The reflections could go the whole length of the balloon, or just a small curved triangle is enough. Also, balloons are never perfectly round. The round ones are more egg-shaped, tapering where the string is attached. The ones on the bottom should be the same as each other--you have one round one and one oval. The balloons on the side would be tilting up a bit on the right, at the bear's "hands" since helium is pushing the balloons up. Try Googling for some photo reference for floating balloons. You might want to put the bear on a bit of a diagonal to show it's floating in the breeze. Since the string is going off to the left, that shows the wind is blowing to the right, so the bear should tilt right. The string should be longer unless you want to show that it broke off. I think the string should go right off the page. Light source, balloon shape, and taking the effects of the helium and the wind on the bears would make this more convincing. You could use a combination of balloon size and shape, the way balloon animals are made.

Also, more complicated, you're not showing how the balloons are tied together. Balloons couldn't naturally group into a bear. You need to look up "balloon animals" online and use photo reference. It doesn't have to show a lot of detail, just show where the balloons are joined in a more realistic way. Here are some examples:
https://www.google.com/search?q=balloon+animals&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS509US509& ;source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=zcDIUbqTLIHwiwKDrIH4DA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=699

Vicky


how to make it clear in the art that it's a 'balloon' bear. I have a string drawn in there, but I'm not so sure about it.  undecided  Maybe a ribbon would look better? Or the string should be somewhere else?

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/On6y0_zVe97nH2S5e4ZpaHQ_cjAKvO-Q0-FlgT9AP8
U?feat=directlink

Thanks for any advice!  Smiley
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Thanks!
I see from that image link. The reflections themselves hint at how they are tied. Of course, I'll probably need to switch to GIMP or PSD to get the tilting. Sadly Corel Painter Essentials only lets me tilt the whole image. (I wonder if the full version lets you do it.)  Cheesy
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