Comments on '2007 Secret Santa: Willow & Grizzle (illo for "Redbird")'

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Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2016-03-04
Woah, look at that snowfall! It's jsut so beautifully done, I almost thought the snow itself was a photograph at first. Willow and Grizzle fit so well in with the landscape too - I can all but see and hear them sneaking across the snow, leaving paw prints to quickly be covered by the falling snow. Beautiful!
Lea R.
New! Entered: 2014-12-31
The snowfall is very well done. It looks a bit like my view out of my window right now! And Grizzle looks great. Love his coloring!
Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2014-11-18
A great piece by you Holly! I really love the colouring of Grizzle, the browns in the whites looks soooo good. I also really like that you have a sprinkling of snow on his fur, it a great detail that can so easily be forgotten.
Maggie Atkinson
New! Entered: 2014-08-02
Another of my favourite elf works. I've probably said it before but you are just the best at wolves Holly. You give them such wonderful personality and the way you colour!
Megan McCarthy
New! Entered: 2012-11-30
Wow, that is a neat effect with the snow...looks like it's really coming down hard. I know if I were Willow I would want to find some shelter ASAP, but she actually looks pretty happy about it! I'm always in awe of the way you color fur. It just looks soft and pettable.
Kyna Hansen
New! Entered: 2011-11-08
The snowy atmosphere is perfect, and I love the details of the wolf's paws hidden in the snow tracks. Willow looks great. This would have made awesome calendar art for January! :D Lucky Secret Santa recipient :)
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2011-11-05
I should redo this some day with a drawn background, instead of the photo. I still really like the way the wolf came out here, although the coloring gave me trouble. He should be even darker than that, but the way the Copics scanned gave me some trouble.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2011-11-03
Oh I especially love Grizzle here. The fur looks SO great. So thick and warm and the alarmed look he showed. The the snow falling and Willow's pose and winter outfit. I remember I was told to use this picture as reference for my Secret Santa way back :D
The air in this just feels so wonderfully crispy and cold. I can hear the crunching noise of the snow under Grizzle's paws. Willow herself looks great as well. Really have a soft spot for your Winter pictures.
Also great work on making the photo background not TOO much looking as a photo background. It really fits well together :)
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2011-09-19
This is incredible. I saw it and could almost feel the snow falling. SO realistic!
Vicki Stephenson
New! Entered: 2009-02-02
This is so beautiful and realistic. I love how the wolf looks and the inclusion of the falling snow.
Heidi Henderson
New! Entered: 2008-02-05
Holly - as I said before, I love this! The snow is just the perfect touch here, and doesn't detract from the picture, as it would be easy for it to do. I love those boots/leggins, too! You've got me wondering what she and Grizzle are looking at. Willow sure seems more amused about it than her wolf does!
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2008-01-31
I love the contrast between Willow and her wolf. Her grin makes her seem like she's really enjoying the snowy day, while the wolf definitely seems to have some serious concentration focused on something off to the right. The snow covering the wolf's fur and Willow's bangs is a really nice touch!
Linda Aarts
New! Entered: 2008-01-29
I love the way the wolf came out. And it's so hard to get proportions right when you draw elves on wolves... Great job! I really like the peaceful glance in Willow's eyes (with a hint of mischief, perhaps?) The snow completes the picture, wonderful!
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2008-01-27
Oh wow -- absolutely marvelous! I can almost hear the crunching of the snow underfoot here, and feel it stinging my face. ::swooning::
Sarah Clawfoot
New! Entered: 2008-01-21
The wolf is wonderful. You've perfectly captured the feel of falling snow here, too, which gives the picture a... a silence, I guess. A quiet dignity, maybe? I'm having trouble putting it into words. But I like it a lot. :)
Amy Chandler
New! Entered: 2008-01-02
This is lovely. The wolf is very well done. And I love how Willow just seems to pop in this picture. A little snow (or a lot in this case) can't keep her spirits down. The background & falling snow in the foreground are marvelous. I've seen lots of people let snow falling completely overwhelm their picture but you handle it well.
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