|4 Dec 2003|| Candice S. 'Jaheira' Brown|
The colours in the water are amazing and it's all very realistic. Wish I could do stuff like that. Steph Steph Salt
replies: "You can, just like I have Candice, just look at some of my earlier pictures they are not even half as good as this. I have worked hard and improved with the practice, advice and helpful critiques of friends and visitors to my galleries.I wasn't born with a natural talent, but I was determined to improve and I still have a lot to learn. Thats another secret, never stop learning even when you get to my age or older, and never be afraid to learn from those younger than you as well. "
|4 Dec 2003|| Sofie Lidén|
I think it's great Steph. hehe, I love how the fish are hiding from that eh Guardian. You let your imagination flow freely, that's always good.
The composition works very well too. Oh, and the colours! Steph Steph Salt
replies: "Thanks Sofie I do tryI had quite a few pictures from a diving magazine to help me and helpful critiques from many people as well. So I can't take all the credit, even though the composition was all mine. The sea's surface needed reworking at one point, but I'm happy with it now. "
|4 Dec 2003|| Angela Wenzel|
Gorgeous, Steph! The jellyfish are my favorite part Steph Steph Salt
replies: "I almost didn't add them to the picture as well, but Epilogue refusing it, made me think about how to add more depth. And jelly fish just came to mind. Thank you Angela. "
|26 Dec 2003|| Elin snoozy Knudsen|
Oh, it looks like one of them whaterdinosaurs! Very cute! Steph Steph Salt
replies: "Thank you Elin it is one of those water dinosuars, a plesiosaur to be exact. "
|15 Mar 2004|| Betsy Tzu-hua Yeh|
Wow! Awesome underwater view. Beautiful colors! Steph Steph Salt
replies: "Thank you Betsy, sorry I'm so slow replying, I do apreciate your comment. "
|21 Oct 2004|| Mike R. Harrison|
ooo I love how you did the water! Ands the sea floor is very detailed looking. Hehe that is one mean sea creature! Steph Steph Salt
replies: "Yes watch out Mike, he's after your p***'s "
|14 Nov 2004|| Victor L. Castro|
I thank you for commenting on one of my pieces, or else I might have never stumbled across your gallery.
Now this is cool, I just love dinosaurs, (and yes I know, prehistoric marine reptiles.
) and in pastels no less. Bravo. Steph Steph Salt
replies: "Hi Victor, thank you, coming from you that is high praise indeed. I love your art."
|19 Sep 2005|| Jennifer Russo|
This is so creative and haunting. I love seeing art that really creates an imaginative scene... You know, the ones that really draw you in and make you want to explore the rest of the painting/drawing. Your shading can sometimes be a little on the gloppy side; I'd caution you to be careful with it in general. Other than that, great work... Keep it up! (= Steph Steph Salt
replies: "Thank you Jennifer, this is one of my favourites.Now could you explain what you mean by gloopy please, I really want to know "
|20 Sep 2005|| Jennifer Russo|
Well, since pastels are made out of a nondrying oil (mineral oil), instead of a drying one like linseed, which is used in paintsticks, they have a tendency to clump up and lose the smooth look most pastel artists want. Really, the only way to avoid it seems to be to layer it on thickly and slowly.
It's because of the gloopiness that I like paintsticks so much better. (= Steph Steph Salt
replies: "I see what you mean Jennifer. But that is what I like about them sometimes "
|30 Jul 2008|| Gmanmp1821|
I am doing an analysis on this picture. I like it because it gives me a sense of danger approaching. Almost makes me want to hide. The temple in the background gives me a slight sense of safety, however, because if I can just make it there everything will be fine. When I look at pictures I tend to place a narrative element to them being that my specialty is film. Steph Steph Salt
replies: "What’s the betting that you won’t make it? lol Thank you Gman "