Its so lovely Sarah! Its all the little details in the picture that make it sing. The only thing I could say is to just bump the contrast on the foreground characters and add a TEENSY bit more color. The sky is a great solution to the background.
This is wonderful, Sara. I think the changes you did made the composition more dynamic and multidimensional. Great job!
Thanks for the feedback. Adding more color is hard, this watercolor paper is canson cold press and it just isn't taking many layers. So I'm afraid of adding any more color...it was beginning to lift up. :( Trust me...there'd be more contrast in the foreground if I could. ;) It feels a bit light to me too...not usual for me.
Oh I think this worked out quite well! The sun does a good job of adding a little something in that wingtip space. I didn't realize before that there were cliffs and the sea, that really jazzes up the composition and breaks it up nicely. I wonder if you could use Photoshop to bump up the foreground colors digitally somehow? Like with the Hue/Saturation tool maybe.
I love the composition and all the details. The house is great and I can feel her adventure beginning. :) I agree with the suggestions for darkening the color. I just now noticed the wings after looking at it for a few minutes, so I am not sure what to do if the paper isn't taking any more color. Bummer! :( It is a lovely composition though, so it might be worth doing it on hot press. LOL Hmmm, maybe not? :)
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