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4.10 / 5.00

Dec 3, 2010 | 6:00 PM EST
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My entry for Flood the Portal Friday 03. The theme was 'water.'



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I got a feeling

Great mood/atmosphere! You kinda cheated on the reflection though! I know you just mirrored it, but at the perspective she's drawn, you wouldn't see the top of her head but you would see the underside of her chin in the water. Has great depth though, and yeah... the water effect is groovy! Nice jorb! <3


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Good ambient piece. Like how you did the water, although im not sure how you did it? if you painted it on by hand I like it, but it kinda looks like two layers rendered cloud that you stretched; in which case I like it less.
The hair looks really wet thats good. The ripples in the water dont really work well although the serve their goal. It would have been nice if the reflection had been blurred or morphed a bit rather than just straight on reflecting the girl.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not surprisingly it's good

That's what I expect form you. It's a good piece. It feels a bit uncomfortable as far as where this lives. I wish I had a hint of some other element in the background to give this some depth. Maybe a hint of a moon. Or the afterglow of a thunderbolt. A campfire. Something to flesh out the story the forground is telling. For some reason the softbrushed water doesn't bother me. And it should. I would like to see some more variance in the brush thickness.

1) I'm a dick for not saying this earlier.
2) I'm admittedly holding you to a higher standard.

It is pretty damn good.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Nice job Kraig. You have the total isolation of the figure that has emerged frm huge expanse of water, I think she's having a period of "reflection" in her solitude, as she's gazing at her image on the water.

I like the technique you've used for the surface of the water, the simple dark blue/indigo palette, and the gradient off in the distance. I'm also a fan of the half emerged boobs from the water, and the glistening light on her hair.

I think the surface ripples around her could be better. There's a fair few fine lines you've used there, but they don't really show the shape of the water. I think what works best is to start wiith a thick stroke, and work on more layers that gradually get lighter. The sparkles don't add anything for me, sorry.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Looking good.
I think the hair should have blended into the water more. And the strand in the front looks really out of place.