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There's something creepy about this which I really like... and that little bird seems to be telling a story of its own. :)
I think the woodpecker has to tell us how the story ended...though I can imagine it a bit :Dexciting shadows and contrasty shirt....
Beautiful! And I love how you've added your sketching process...what a lovely idea!
Ok, this one creeps me out a little bit. I really love that bird eyeing his nose though (is he looking simply for a perch or maybe some nesting material..) I do like the crazy hat and bright shirt he's wearing. An updated but very strange character.
Well, in the original story, the Blue Fairy was discussing some missing gold pieces Pinocchio was entrusted with; ~he proceeded to lie about them making his nose grow famously longer with each fib.Later, to return his nose to it's original form, she commanded a descent of Woodpeckers to come in and peck his nose back to size. ouch.It's a fascinating book and far more severe than what Disney ended up doing to it. ~~I recommend it.
Ah, learned something new! I know a few of the dark original versions of fairy tales, but didn't know this one. Illustration Friday: inspiring AND educational.
I like your composition a lot ... and the shadow shape. Your Pinocchio is edgy. He provokes a rather disconcerting tension. Perhaps it's your wood texture that brings him too close to real life. Poor lad looks weathered and old beyond his years. And those silly clothes. Something that feels rather close to the truth for some. Okay, for me. Nicely done, Gipetto.
love the nose and his wonderful tree like fingers and face
Poor lad, doesn't know what to do with that nose. I like the use of the primary colors to bounce me around the composition. Strong form, interesting use of white in the composition. Well done!
One wonders how else you could have composed him on a portrait format with such a long nose..The woodpecker has his work cut out!
A step forward and two back...sounds like life as we know it ;) WHAT a nose!
Excellent! I love your new twist on an old story :)
i really like your composition...the negative shape and the shadow work to "integrate" figure and ground. Pinocchio looks forlorn.I also love the twiggy hands.
I love the composition as well, and the way the image cuts in and out of the frame. Beautiful. And I always love that you include your process shots!