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Grand Canyon by Marfigram Grand Canyon by Marfigram
The fifth illustration I did for the contest Bologna children book fair (Italy). I chose to treat different seasons, landscape, climate.
There is the Grand Canyon.

La 5e illustration pour le concours d'illustration de livre pour enfant de Bologne (Italie). J'ai choisi d'y traiter différentes saisons, paysage, climats.
Pour celle-ci on part dans le Grand Canyon.


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Excellent style! This would definitely fit right into a children's book. I really like the colors in the rocky canyon itself. The subtle textures in the blue sky compared to the uniform yellow of the flat ground is a nice contrast.

My main critique is with the snake. Although I like that you've included a snake, the black and white coloring doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the painting. I did some searching and it looks like earth-toned rattlesnakes are native to the grand canyon...I think something like that would have fit in better.

I like the grassy shrubs on the right but because they're quite dense it makes the painting look a little imbalanced. Instead, maybe the grass could be a little more sparse, or have a couple grassy patches on the left too?

Anyway, lovely work, hope this helps!
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's how I would see the Grand Canyon being portrayed if it was used as a backdrop of a Looney Tunes short. I definitely see the Chuck Jones aesthetics in your backgrounds for sure. 
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful style and take on the Grand Canyon

I love how you did the different geological layers
m-NOUN Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your depiction of how rock looks in layers is excellent although difficult to excel in the media your using its comic character is creative but doesn’t match the detailed foreground which seems to be your style so disregard it for now. You can’t change your style. It’s the best part
Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student
feels like a 60's cartoon
Marfigram Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh cool, thanks ! :)
BBlle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
De la gouache ? wow on dirait de l'illustrator :O trop bonne maitrise :)
Marfigram Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hé merci ! :)
BBlle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
De rien !
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).

* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).

Marfigram Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yay cool ! Thank you :)
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend! :iconfancydanceplz:
Zikarra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :) I'd love this if i were a kid
Marfigram Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh thank you so much :) Hope kids will like it too !
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