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April 7th, 2009, 09:38 AM
These are the works I wasn't too ashamed of at the time I uploaded them...
April 8th, 2009, 03:28 PM
i really like this. the colours are pleasing, the depth is well established.
It seems to be missing a global lighting source, or a gradient of sorts. It's all just one tone (bright) the mountain is the only thing with a shadow, and the sword.
April 11th, 2009, 04:03 AM
Glad to hear that you like it. I agree with you, should have added some shadows to the hills as well.
Apologize for forgetting to write out the title before you commented on it. Guess that with the title that wooden sword gets more meaning.
April 24th, 2009, 07:17 AM
I already mentioned that I would make some comments on this piece in your 'Drawing Basics' thread and that it would be about perspective.
It's a nice piece of work, I do like it.
Also remember that I'm using your painting in reference to 'reality', which is not exactly what you are painting.
So don't see my comments as devaluating your work, I'm just using your painting as example.
First let's have a look at the mountains.
Your mountains are grey, indicating that there is no vegitation on them.
In general there are two reasons for a mountain to lack vegitation: height and steepness (cliffs). The painting surgests the first, height.
There is another option, exclavation/human cause. But that's not the case here.
The place where the viewer stands has grass and flowers, so this place is somewhat lower.
The viewer is also clearly looking down to the water, as indicated by the huge amount of it and the positioning of it on the left low side.
This would mean that the viewer is standing (and your horizon is) somewhere below the grey line that indicates the edge of vegitation and above the waterline. That's a relatively small area.
Now if this is the horizon you will see that on the right side the green is most likely above the horizon. This is possible, it could be a hill that is relatively close to the viewer. That would mean that the mountains are far back and the grey isn't part of the same mass as the green.
But it also means something else. There is a castle on the mountain.
It must be enormous when it's that big when viewed from such a distance.
Next we have the path moving from center to right.
The viewer is looking on top of it (else it would not have been visible), so again he must be above it.
Paths are most likely almost horizontal. Else they ain't of much use.
A path can slope, but both sides of the road are of equal height.
Because of this your path makes some strange twists, specially on the right side, it starts to go vertical.
Moving to the front of the painting.
As I said the viewer is far above the water.
This would result in a sharp line between water and land and a huge difference in detail. Much detail on land, far less detail on the water.
The furter you look, the less detail you should see. (the yellow dots in the upper part of the water are of equal size as the lower, indicating they must be huge).
Next we cross the water. I'm not sure what's on the other side. Beach or cliffs.
Judging by the color I'd say cliffs but I'm not sure.
Here you have the same problem as with the path, it has some strange twists in it.
I'll make a quick set of indications on your painting and some basic sketches of things to give an indication of what I think I'm looking at.
I'll post those in the 'Drawing Basics' since that's more appropriate than this thread.
April 27th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Hi and thanks a lot - I will write a more thorough reply to you in the "Drawing basics" thread where you posted your thorough analysis. C u there, the jos :-)
Here's my latest finished work - made it for the April challenge "I, For One, Welcome Our New Overlords" at IFX.
May 21st, 2009, 04:29 AM
An alternative version of a piece I was working on at the time,
A FOREST WITHIN
May 29th, 2009, 08:38 AM
And the "real" version:
WITHIN A FOREST
May 30th, 2009, 07:55 AM
What medium are these done in? :S
May 31st, 2009, 10:42 AM
These are done digitally.
Here's the image I did for the May "Comic heroine" Challenge at IFX. An original character that I call...
June 7th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Today I finished another painting:
July 1st, 2009, 02:56 PM
My entry for the June IFX Challenge "Favorite NES Scene" (ArtRage 2,5):
July 18th, 2009, 03:19 PM
Then did some works in watercolor. More abstract than before:
Waiting for a morning
July 29th, 2009, 07:54 AM
I think you need some serious line and anatomy study.
I love the colors you are coming up with, but your characters lack the proper proportion.
July 31st, 2009, 08:01 AM
aprilyn: Glad you like it, I suppose you refer to the first piece ("Homecoming").
darkwolf: Yep, trying to improve those aspects a little every day.
Here is my entry for the IFX July challenge "The great Welch mix 'n match". Supposed to mix an adjective (picked "thoughtful), animal ("owl") and an occupation ("lighthouse-keeper"). Ended up simply calling it