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Snufkin's travels

A gift for the mother of a really great friend. :)

One of Snufkin's adventures, while the moomins sleep during winter. :D

Acrylics on brown A4 paper
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CourtNouveau's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

I absolutely love the blue outline on the wings. It makes the painting look as if they're really lit up by their tails. The anatomy of the frog animal is gorgeous, showing bone and muscle and web between digits perfectly. My suggestion is that the frog is seen from an above view. The fireflies and pebbles on the ground don't really give that impression.
One way you could remedy this would have been to place a firefly or two lower on the canvas 'below' the frog, or overlapping him. But it seems like the frog is the centerpiece, and moving the fireflies would really alter the composition. The pebbles shown slightly from the side have more depth, too. So my suggestion is maybe you could have shown the frog animal and rider from the side, more. All in all, this is striking and gorgeous, just with a little bit of an interesting perspective.
I love the way the green leaves fade to blue in deeper darkness, too! Great work! It really even feels like the perspective was an artistic choice.
the13wizard's avatar
They should have made a spin-off on Snufkin`s winter adventures! 
drachenmagier's avatar
I liked the mystery of it, when nothing about it is ever mentioned. :D That way, he can do whatever you can imagine.
Nortstar's avatar
wow it is so pretty :)
Nortstar's avatar
you are welcome :hug:
SlothBlossom's avatar
Is it weird I like all the detail in the dirt... yeah it's weird... but rest great too. I love the glowing around the outlines and fireflies' wings are really pretty.:D (Big Grin) 
drachenmagier's avatar
XD Well, it was enough work, so it's awesome that people notice it~? d:
And thank you!
SlothBlossom's avatar
You're welcome 
Hand-Sam-Art's avatar
Great drawing of a microscopic level with great shades of green!
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you! :bow: Not too microscopic though: That is one big frog. d:
Jajna's avatar

such detail O_O
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you very much! X3
Likopinina's avatar
ahhh my favourite character from moomins
such a wonderful picture
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you very much~! :D
Soraheat's avatar
The contrast just right, great picture...
Florence-mary-lane's avatar
Wow I love moomintroll
This is perfect ❤️
drachenmagier's avatar
Thank you very much! X3 I just started to rewatch it because of this request. Still love it as much as when I was smaller.
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