|7 Apr 2012|| Jovannie Ramos|
this is great she is so beautiful <3 Karl A Nordman
replies: "I’m glad you enjoy it."
|7 Apr 2012|| Shelz Keast|
Very nice work. I love the leviathan’s design and colours. Karl A Nordman
replies: "That beastie was fun to paint. The colors kind of just happened out of experimentation, but they work well IMHO. Thank you."
|8 Apr 2012|| Anon.|
This and all of your work is absolutely awesome. Love the pose of the dragon in this one, very imaginative! Keep up the great work! Karl A Nordman
replies: "I try not to be too ordinary in my art. Sometimes it happens so I try very hard to avoid painting things that are too static. It is very rewarding when it works out well. Thanks!"
|8 Apr 2012|| Nicholas A. Marchese|
Fantastic! Well deserved mod pic! Very inventive. This would also make a great story or graphic novel. I would be first in line at your book signing. Karl A Nordman
replies: "I have a few ideas for Graphic novels, I just need more development before I invest myself fully with such a monumental undertaking. Thank you for your kind words."
|11 Apr 2012|| Jane Paula Richer|
There is truly a great love and affection between Queen Tempest and her sea dragon Torment. I love the way the dragon reacts to even the gentlest stroke the Queen gives her pet; he or she appears to lean into the stroking much like a cat or dog would to gain the deepest touch of the owner. Beautiful artwork Karl, I am glad I saw this! Love Jane Karl A Nordman
replies: "Thank you for noticing. I love dynamic imagery so I strive to incorporate emotional subtlety into my art. some work more than others but this one worked out quite well. "
|12 Apr 2012|| Genalee Simon|
Wow, I love your positioning of the dragon and her tail. Not to mention her facial expression is just gorgeous. Karl A Nordman
replies: "I like it too as it is not ordinary. the pose was full of nuances that made this tricky to make look good. Some people like it and others not so much. Oh well can’t please everyone. Thank you for your interest in my work.
|12 Apr 2012|| Anon.|
I like it a lot, but if they’re under water I don’t think that her hair would be perfectly styled like that. Just an observation. Karl A Nordman
replies: "Thanks. That is a tricky bit of artistic liberty on my part. Billowing hair can look absolutely ridiculous and in this instance I felt that it took away from the serenity of the image. I understand the dynamics of hair and water but here it simply looks better with just a little bit of puff and fluff instead of the chaotic tangled mess of reality for the sake of artistic symmetry. Good catch."
|13 Apr 2012|| Iashia LeRai Bolton|
This is a beautiful piece, a well deserved mods choice. You used motion and color brilliantly, however I don’t like her face and neck. Its jutting out at an odd angle, I think something more relaxed and brooding would be fitting. I agree about the hair being perfectly styled, even in air there are wisps. She must have scale-hair or shes using a lot of product.. Karl A Nordman
replies: "Thank you for your honesty. For the sake of clarification, Tempest’s head is suppose have that visual cue as it is lightly resting on the dragon’s fin in a semi relaxed pose with her head tilted back at a rakish angle on purpose. I feel this lends to her a cavalier outlook to accentuate her already alien physique capturing the vast difference to normal in the mind’s eye. I understand vast amounts of brooding characters in popular culture today, however I have purposefully intended this image to be more sassy and give Tempest a look of whimsical danger to her obviously arrogant attitude IMHO. Head back, eyes narrow, lips parted... shows she is in her comfort zone, aloof and confident in her superior position. The hair is just artistic liberty on my part. The realism of a tangled mop really detracts from her regal pose and attitude. It would destroy the visual illusion even though it would be realistically correct, though certainly not visually pleasing. I appreciate your comments. And yes my art is always a work in progress. To improve as an artist I always strive to make the next piece better than the one before it. Constructive critical comments like yours help me to achieve that. So thank you for your critique!"