|11 Dec 2005|| Kim|
nice pic! she's reminding about jeanne d'arc, though... Julee M Clark
replies: "You seem hesitant to say she reminds you of Jeanne, lol. I had this concept of Meid more than five years ago, watching 'The Messenger' only inspired me more so (its one of my favorite movies). Thanks for the comment, its appreciated."
|11 Dec 2005|| Kathryn E. Mitchell|
Wow, this is awesome, the details are amazing, my only complaint would be that the border is a tad to dark for the light shading of the figure and the castle, otherwise it is an amazing picture. Really draws you in and makes you want to learn more about her. Julee M Clark
replies: "Thank you so much Kathryn. I appreciate the obsevations. I, on the contrary, have no regrets about the way in which I did the boarder (its ink actually, I also incorporated it into the village behind her). Its good to hear all sorts of opinions, though. I'm also glad to hear your interested in Meid."
|17 Dec 2005|| Desiree Leonard|
Wow, this looks excellent finished! I didn't see the original finished copy, but it's pretty impressive here. I love the castle. Julee M Clark
replies: "Danke Schon! I guess for some reason I thought it had crossed your path, lol. Isn't there a Luis Royo piece where there is some barbarian chick holding a staffed weapon and her hair/clothing are billowing in the wind. I think in a round about way this may have been inspired by that, I can't be entirely sure because I didn't even think of that pic until I was in the middle of this one... could have just been lingering in the back of my mind, and then splat there it was?"
|31 Dec 2005|| Aimee Genevieve Etier|
Holy... Lace under metal, that's a new one. I like her a lot... I'd kill to see the original, however, as the jpeg artifacts have obliterated the detail in her face, armor tooling and the cloth. Love the vinework and the castle both. I agree with Kathryn in that she's a bit light for her background and border, but the lines of her hair and clothing in the wind paralleling with the armor and near-perpendicular with the axe are strong enough that you can't take your eyes off 'er - not to mention her posture. The texture contrasts (corset and plate) layer over that, as well. Lastly, I'll add that your watercolor makes something in my chest hurt. Julee M Clark
replies: "Thank you very much. Suprisingly, I did the boarder so bold diliberately, I liked the look of it; I guess I never thought of it being so disagreeable. I wanted to have an old story book quality to it. She was a lot of fun to work on; actually she was done in prismacolor marker, I wish I could take the credit for rending her in watercolor. She was just one of those images I had to get out of my head and actually turned out looking the way I invisioned her. "
|2 Jan 2006|| Aimee Genevieve Etier|
Darker than the figure, maybe, but in no way disagreeable. Storybook quality succeeded entirely, although my head will explode if I accept that that's done in /marker/. You have to love it when they come out as desired, however, regardless of media... Julee M Clark
replies: "Oh my, if you haven't already tried those markers you should. I'm surpirsed at the justice they do my work. I thought I would be working with a medium that was entirely out of control. I'm glad to hear it has the desired look"
|18 Feb 2006|| Philly|
this work is great. I am thoroughly inspired. The face is great, the background, the border is perfect and the armour is creatively designed.
Constructive critisim: the thighs are a little odd....shaped or positioned strangely.....
KEEP UP THE WORK AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US ALL! Julee M Clark
replies: "Thak you so much, and I'm ellated that I have the capability of inspiration
I think I'm seeing the same thing about the position of the legs. I guess its the armor that is really flared on the thigh and the mistake of not making it equally as large on her claves that make the shape of the legs look weird... maybe your seeing something else, but either way. Yeah, it doesn't look quite right "
|1 Mar 2006|| Asha|
I love the detail!!! Keep up the great work!!! Julee M Clark
replies: "Thank you so much."
|9 Oct 2006|| J Clark|
Beautiful work. (of course, I have a soft spot for women in pretty armor) If you don't mind my asking, what medium do you work in? I like the effect, but I can't quite place it. Julee M Clark
replies: "Holy Moses! I know I didn't leave myself a comment, lol.I used Prismacolor markers mostly on this and did some detail using sepia acrylic ink.I'm glad you like her. Thank you for commenting."
|4 Nov 2006|| Philly|
STILL MY PERSONAL FAVORITE! do you think you could do another one similiar? Julee M Clark
replies: "Awww! Your too sweet <3
I can definitely check my more recent pieces to see if I haven't whipped up something like it in the past months. If I don't have anything I'll most certainly put a picture of that style on my list of things to do.
If you haven't visited my deviant account (which I do believe is listed as my homepage) I may have something there as well you'd find to be like unto this one."
|16 Oct 2007|| Sarah C. Sides|
Well, finally I've gotten my own Elfwood account. And I'd like to tell you that you're the first artist I looked at on Elfwood five years ago. You really inspired me and I love your drawings. Whenever I'm in one of my 'less then creative' moods, I log on and look at your pictures.
I would really love it if you could look at some of my pictures and give a few constructive criticisms. Although most of the drawings are just slapped up there for the time being and aren't my best...
Thanks and please post more soon. Julee M Clark
replies: "Sarah, because of artists like you I will do my best to get some of my newwer works of art out and about. I am so grateful to you and your appreciation, you don't how much it means to me. If I have impacted you in anyway, please know you have done more than returned the favor. Again, thank you. I will post more and I will visit your work. Your friend and fellow artist, Julee"