Hey guys sorry i haven't been as active as i should have been, and yes gundersen we should try to learn together, but we can't all be spewing wips every single day, don't get me wrong the constant feedback is very helpful in working with these pieces getting everyone's opinions but also the work should take time and though placed into it before presenting a workable wip.
Here are my pieces, i was lingering reading everyone's comments on each others and taking helpful notes, tho whether i achieved and used them correctly remains to be seen.
my night shot, i noticed the key points that bring out the night shot are the brightly lit sources coming form within the castle, here the mountain face and the immediate surroundings are lit by the source in the castle, since the moonlight is not as strong in mine but has a little impact here and there. There's an overall blue hue in the shot but tried adding small touches of color here and there where i though it would be possible to see such color.
my rain shot, with rain ,the drops are like sheets especially given the type of rain whether its torrential or just soft drizzles, mine is hard rain but little wind, being objects themselves the raindrops the further objects disappear in the haze, the low saturated clouds, lack of light dictate the overall hue and mood i feel. so i tried to layer the rain as it progresses closer to the viewer.
with my castle destroyed which was pretty fun, i tried not just showing debris and fallen posts and that type of stuff, i went more with using color to help with the dilapidated and broken mood. hopefully it comes across as such. looking at it its not even recognizable, blends into the rocks.
srry for the long winded post guys just a few short comments here
Chaosrocks i like your simple style its quite effective but it does come across a bit flat even tho it reads well. Really wanted to see all those lights shining and lighting up the night shot.
Robmorfin i like yours tho the snow shot is weird there only seems to be snow falling on one side on the right, the night shot is great tho the lights could have been brighter i think.
Jodali SWEET!! i like your style, your work on the snow is great really well textured and u can feel the cold in the water its good. the night shot is good the lights a bit hazy which at first gives the sense of depth but the texturing on the right side of the castle and the surrounding cliff and rocks give it a wierd perspective.
Earendil i love your night shot the shining moon illuminating the water and hunter guy is mesmerizing and although its sort of competing with the blazing fire and lights from the castle its strenght isn't overpowering the mainfocus which is the castle. the snow as snow is ok in the bluer hues but the castle disappears and the interesting detail it had is lost. but its good nonetheless if its a raging blizzard
Daldbaatar Sweet, i like your sunny days they're so bright even with the beat up castle, ur night is awesome the red lights are a nice complement and it draws u in to find the castles shape and its location in the night sky. the raining i like too how the taller towers disappear into the haze and the sprinkles on the ground really make it seem wet. good stuff
Gundersen honestly ur second shot at night is better than the original. i think its because the two sides of your painting are clearly distinguished by their main light sources and the moon in the distance balances it well. ur original the colors in the sky and elsewhere seem a bit crude. the snow shot is very rough on the strokes for the snow unlike jodali's soft strokes and blending giving the snow fluffiness, i know u commented on this before. i like the demolished castle but im confused about the lightsource, either the castle is lighting up the water drops or there's another light source up there that is affecting the castle more than the drops its a bit confusing. but the contrast, colors and mood is good.