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story sketch: husband by hand [update:11-10-2011]

This is a sketch from a scene in Husband by Hand, a variation on a european fairytale featuring [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's character Fiorenza the herbalist. In this story, Fiorenza uses her skill to help Bettina, a girl from her village who kneads to find a well bread husband.



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Wow!

This turned out really well. I love the depth of field in the composition. The characters look great too. I have linked it on my blog and on the Serial Poetry page in hopes of attracting comments.

Most promising areas for refinement: the women's faces, Bettina's locket, and the leaves of the herbs. I'd leave the dough-man fairly plain since he hasn't been baked yet.
I think you did really well with the dresses; they look accurately period to my eye.

And the heart necklace draws the eye very nicely.
Oh, this is wonderful - great work on the figures particularly.

...a girl from her village who kneads to find a well bread husband.

The puns did not go un-groaned at!

*laugh*

Yeah, I laughed so hard that my_partner_doug came into the office to see what was so funny.
To think I glanced over that...

Thanks for pointing it out. XD
Hehe, your puns cracked me up. But I love this image! I think it's well-composed and a great representation of the poem, and I can't help but smile when I see Bettina looking at her husband-to-be like that. :)
Groans!
Now we have a punster leavening us with laughter!
;D

Oh! I see Basil, and I think Rosemary, and is that third one Mint? Too cool!!
I'm guessing lavender.
They're adorable! I love Fiorenza's expression/posture, and the way she's positioned behind and a little in the distance from Bettina and the breadman. It's a good composition.

Yes...

Looking at it again, I noticed that the gazes form an interesting arc, from Fiorenza to Bettina to the bread-man.

Re: Yes...

Agreed. The composition has a good visual dynamic.
Another one where I went and read the original text because of the picture (and the puns).

Yay!

That makes me happy. I hoped that this project would have that effect, enticing meeksp's audience to investigate the various source projects, and outside audiences to come here to look at the pictures.
I really like the composition of this piece, with the three white regions ascending to the upper right quadrant. It makes for a visually dynamic piece. :)
This is a great scene straight out of the poem. I do like the fact that Florenza is in the background, helping out as she does. That's very in character.

I also like the unique herbs.
This one is coming up well :)
Concerning the question of darkness in the updated sketch: perhaps most of the light in the room is coming from the oven, which is positioned somewhere off-camera and to the right? If so, that would explain the prevalence of shadows.

Would a baker of the period put windows into the room that contained his oven? Or would that have been logistically impossible? I'm not really sure of this detail.