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Red Riding Hood- Reimagined by dustsplat Red Riding Hood- Reimagined by dustsplat

Cant really see crap on the preview

finally done with this thing. the assignment was to illustrate a scene from a story of our choosing. i chose the scene when the wolf leads her off to go to "the woods" while he secretly goes off ot grannies.

Got tired of the whole generic look of the story. i mean, c'mon. . the same style of clothing and setting has been done the same way over the years. i made the place more urban and just named it "the woods." plus drawing a bunch of trees wasnt exciting for me.

time it took - 3 weeks of sleepless nights from scratch to finish.

painted completely in photoshopCS2

no ref used watsoever.
just kept painting till it looked right. and trust me. there was a lot of backtracking and undo-ing.

i need to step up my colors. i need to get better. . . .

adjusted the contrast here and there. the first time wasnt the way it was suppose to look like. duno if it was the screen i was looking at or watever. was switching between a mac and PC. ..well. .watever. .
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DavyWagnarok Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is somethin' else, mate.
Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
How'd it do?
windylarry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!! You are talented sir, I really like this, it would make a good show or something, like your own Alice in Wonderland
DeadlySpec Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I wish I could favourite this again and again and again and again and again....
TobiusMcKenzie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this piece. I think the overalll concept is really clever, and the designs for the characters and buildings are brilliant. Fantastic work!
xoPumpkinLovexo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
You're work is so inspirational to me. I'm a writer, coming up with a space/sci-fi story; you can imagine your pieces like Naruto Next Gen and this one of course completely set me off.
ciphz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
wow. Like colors.
And the idea. :heart: great job!
JoyousCynic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009

Simply astounding! I wish I had half your talent and hardworkatude! I love the masks on the wolf, does he use some magiky thing to disguise as gramdma? 'Cause I don't think glasses and a dress will work this time 'round. There are so many things to look at and it's all so good! But my favorite part is the little wolf cub on the balcony thing next to the beautiful flowers.

Are "The Woods" an amusement park of some sort?
Letdragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Probably the most badass rendition of RRH I've ever seen :D
baka-wallaby Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
It's awesome that you 'updated' Red Riding Hood into something so unique and detailed like this.
MK-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa... amazing... The details here are incredible, I like it a lot. Awesome job. :D
fyrefly-nyxa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I REALLY like this. I think it's also interesting because if you look at common interpretations of the tale, "the woods" are supposed to represent, by turns: corruption, adulthood, sexuality, etc. Our modern mindset pictures a forest as a place of nature and are prettiness, almost innocence--but your urban take opens a lot more doors for this kind of interp.

Plus, of course, great detail and skill. Awesome!
regdude Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
your art reminds me of Guilermo del Toro's (Hellboy) work
jao99 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
very good!
very detailed .........
Polterpneuma Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I love the "town-y" feeling in the picture.

It feels crowded and fun!
ExpiredVodka Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
infinitely better than any of the conventional Riding Hood illustrations :thumbsup:
Jade16oni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Moriadat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This made me stand back and go "Whoooaaah!"
SomoKRoceS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Dimitri86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
I think this may be my favourite piece on Devart, it's really interesting to look at, I wanna know what's around the corners and through the doorways.
xhelloxkittyx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
i was wondering the same thing! i wish this was a series about red riding hood. then we wouldn't have to wonder what was behind the doors and around the corners. <3
vree Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Hah. I love the backgrounds.
Makes you wonder what is behind the doors of the Woods...
DreamOfFire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
such a cool picture! so many details and such a unique perspective! go you!!!!!!!
PluivantLaChance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
u are possibly my most favorite deviantartist ever. keep up the great work.
he2pockysticks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
o.O This is awesome.. Erm, such as the very REST of your work O_O *in awe..*

I love how keen you are to detail &.. Well, just your entire style and talent xD.

For some reason, first seeing this the atmosphere reminded me a bit of Final Fantasy 12 o.o Great work! Keep it up ^_^.
megalophobia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Student
this is amazing! it looks like a movie scene! this is really really cool, i think my fave from your gallery! =)
Aamilie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
It's brilliant,
but maybe
you should
try to make
Little Red a little
more vivid, to
stand out from
the business of
the darker subjects.
But anyway,
it's stunning.
Definitely going
to be watching
more of your
Motorfish Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
There'd too much for me to type about all of the amazing elements I like about this illustration. I'd probably just have to tell you in person sometime. ^_^
Pumkkin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
how long did that take you?
what format did you use, pencils, markers, photoshop etc?
did you use magic fairy dust to make your picture good?

just awonderin

DSil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student General Artist
Magnificent world-building! The intricate and varied details really draw me into the scene.
Eyesmith Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
truly masterpiece !!
invisiblej Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
I love your work!
I've been trolling through your gallery and what can i say, everything is just so original and different in the coolest way. Another one of those Artistic Hero's who i wish i was like! :+fav:
AndyHep Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Fliipn' 'eck...

This is a blinder, Dustsplat. Lovely touches, and I like the sense of humor:)
Ghost-Rat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Student
very nice idea :D love how you came up with a city called the woods :D and very nice pic aswell :D
raqsonu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
remenber moebius!
emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hey! I remember seeing this on display in the Springshow before. I'm always blown away everytime I see it. Love your stuff man.
dustsplat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Filmographer
o cool. thanks man :handshake: glad u like my stuff. do u go to the academy also?
emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yeap. entering my 3rd year now :)
dustsplat Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Filmographer
o nice. are you also an ilustration major?
emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeap. I wanna work more towards doing visual development though.
dustsplat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
o sick. i was also thinking about taking the visual development class for illustrators but the work there looked too hectic. hahaha. what classes u taking this semester btw?
emersontung Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Besides figure painting I'm taking clothed figure 2 and illustration 2. And gestures and emotions in art for LA. fun class that one :D

Maybe you can save that class for next semester or something. It definitely seem like a class that should really be taken. What class was the Lodor and Lunette character created for? Illustration 3? How was that class?
dustsplat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Filmographer
o sick. gestures and emotions were hella fun. i actually looked forward to going to that class. all we did was be stupid for 3 hours. hahaha. if i knew how fun that class was i woulda saved it for later. sure beats US history.

the lunnette and lodor were from illustration 4. i took it during the summer. my teacher was stephen player, hella good teacher. i had him for illustration 2 also.

o, haha. ur taking clothed figure 2? haha. i take it u hav bill sanchez. that guy is hella funny. luv'd that class. always made that class itreesting.
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eddyissa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
hehe very creative dude.. the idea is really awesome thought for me I just wish there was a bit more light on lil red and mean wolfie over there.. took me a few seconds to figure out exactly what i was looking at... either way.. incredible work... three weeks eh.. props for your patience too :D
Sparrabether Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008   Writer
... that wolf is scary. It's an amazing picture!

did you know that a Tale of Tales has posted your image on their forums in relation to "The Path", (which isa short Horror game where you play characters based off of red Riding Hood, and your goal is to journey to grandmother's house and stay on the path, but you disobey...)

If you did, then you can ignore my little para... o-o
dustsplat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
o really? why would they do that? has nothing to do with them. could u link me to their forum, or the thread that it was on?
Sparrabether Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008   Writer
sure, if I can find it again
dustsplat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thanks :handshake: i really appreciate it
Sparrabether Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008   Writer
I tried as hard as I could. No joke, I spent three hours looking while listening for music. It was a link to it, so im guessing that maybe one of the admins saw my comment on it, and maybe they deleted the post...

Ill keep looking, but if I can't find it, I am so sorry.
dustsplat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
no problem. :handshake: i really appreciate the effort though. i checked out the game and i cant see how it has anything to do with my piece besides the fact that its fairy tale. hahaha. but in case you see it again, id really appreciate it if you'd let me know :)
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