Wednesday, February 8, 2012

IF … Suspense

©2012 Mardi Speth • All Rights Reserved • Watercolour & Ink

16 comments:

  1. Oh, great idea!! I like how you placed such a large, dark drop under the mouse... very suspenseful. :) I used mice for mine too, heheh.

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    1. Mice do not like to jump - they prefer all fours on solid ground. Buttercup is totally stressed about her predicament.

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  2. I'm witout words!This is suspense:)Love it!

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    1. Thank you! This week, I am without words, too.

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    1. Thanks, Scott. I like the perspective and lighting on your post. Nice work!

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  4. beautiful! I felt a little moment of suspense just looking at it!

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  5. Fantastic! I'm biting my nails (I don't bite nails...). :D

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  6. Yes! It IS all about the moment when it comes to suspense. This is great...I sure hope she has a net (just in case)! Love it!+

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  7. What adds to the suspense here is the fact that Buttercup is shown in 'full ball' mode, and there's no indication as to which direction she'll take; be it towards the welcoming trapeze bar, diving to an off screen element, or even to the net below...
    ~~~there IS a net below isn't there?
    Had you shown her reaching, the tension would have been completely different, and the sense of mystery diluted.


    nice simplicity as well
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    1. Thank you, Richard. Yes, Buttercup is in full spin mode. I tried to show the moment where uncertainty and fear reign. There's a Zen saying … Leap, and the net will appear. I suppose we'll find out soon enough!

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  8. Great suspense! Will she open up and catch the rope swing or will she fall to the net? Really fantastic idea and illustration.

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  9. This is great! It really looks like you captured a moving target. I don't know how I missed this last week. Great critter and great illustration.

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  10. Breathtaking. The isolation in the darkness really adds to the quality of mystery and suspense. It is a very exciting frozen moment

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  11. This is so wonderful and truly suspencefull.

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