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    I have made countless changes since my last post. One of the big challenges was consistency from panel to panel and month to month. With your fresh eyes is there something that doesn’t look right or doesn’t flow? Suggestions fo improvement? BTW, the psuedo black leaf top lever was just for fun.

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    To my aging eyes the cat on the bottom looks a smidge to large it looks crowded and just needs a bit more visual breathing room





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    Such beautiful design work, Dan! Bravo!!

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    Thanks Marty. It is tough to get the proportions right. I am not even sure leopards hunt from trees and how dense the folliadge would be. Some photo’s l’ve seen looks like they do. I’ll tweak him and re-post.

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    Increased the size of the impalas and freed up the cat a bit.
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    Looks much better Dan but the cat i was mentioning was the face on the action bottom





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    Oh, I see. Maybe pull away from the ears a little. I was also wondering about the curve of the bottom metal and pulling the scrolls back may help that too?
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    On the left frame scene....you are almost getting what is called a merger. Mergers can be bad What is happening the tree is almost coming out of thebanimals head move it tomthe left a bit tomgive them both some room lee and i discuss this all the time





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    I would like to ask a "Q" I am by no means an engraver, still when I have time doing a bit on practice plates
    The "Q" is it ok to have uneven scrolls one above the other as under the cats head
    to my eye they are not tapered down in an even reduction and not in line which stands out compared to the symmetry of the cat

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    Dan,
    Beautiful work, but I suggest you look at creating more negative space and concentrate on the transition between objects aka Phil & Simon Groggan's work. I agree with previous comments that your main cat is too large and should perhaps be made slightly smaller and not touch the sides. Your subsequent work to create space around the cat was great. Looking at the tree scene, the transition between the scrolls and tree / grass appears confused. Again, I suggest perhaps that you create negative space between the two, that will allow you to finesse the tree and gradually build the grassy foreground. Overall, a stunning design.

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