|12 Jul 2005|| Alexandra Jeanne Savoy - Knitter|
The bench isn’t bad at all! Though, I must say, the nose of the elf sitting on it is a bit large compared to her other features, to me. It is a relief, this everyday, happy scene to the deep and heavy pictures or fight scenes on Elfwood as well. =) *first comment dance* Helle Jorgensen
replies: "First artist’s comment belly dance back at ya (the only sort of dance I really know how to do, well, sort of). Ahh, thanks for your reassuring comment on the bench! As for the rest, I more than expected some such comments on her facial features, and not only the nose. You are right, of course, perhaps it seems a bit exaggerated, but I intentionally tried to make her look pretty, but not perfect, and thus I incorporated some minor flaws in her features. (As you know from one of my other motives, which you also commented on, I’m a bit allergic to the image of ’perfect elves&rsquo. Admittedly, it can be somewhat difficult to make a character look imperfect, without making it seem as an artistic error, rather than a trait that’s appropriate to the character ."
|16 Jul 2005|| Vincent James Bernardo|
Someone’s finally smiling in your pieces! Nothing’s wrong with furniture and shading is again pretty good... I also noticed your aversion to perfect characters (*Points at comment above*). You should really try it sometime. Helle Jorgensen
replies: "Ahem, yes, occasionally I do draw smiling characters too. And admittedly, I might draw more of those! And now that we are at it, should I really try to depict the perfect? Well, perhaps one day. I’d have to contemplate: How does a truly perfect character look? Not, I take it, angry, evil, spiteful, arrogant or possessed by demons, or indeed with a big nose. Tough job for me to pull off. He he. But I’ll think of it."
|5 Jul 2006|| Lena Yn|
Hey, it’s me again! =)
I really like the characters and their face expressions. Nicely done! But what I don’t like is the sun and its rays. No offense! You can either invent some other way to show the rays(not with just straight lines, but probably with some shading around the sun) or just get rid of them. This sun looks ‘childish’ to me. Helle Jorgensen
replies: "I never looked at the sunrays in that way, though I understand what you mean. Is it really that bad? Oh well, at any rate it is not an effect which I use in my other pictures, so the damage is fairly limited. By the bye, I have a picture in the ticket queue, and in a couple of days or so there should be something a bit more recent to see in my gallery. Lately you've been updating more than me - it used to be the other way around. I'm getting too busy with offsite activities, but I hope to shape up a bit again, so do come back."