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I'm going to add a figure to this eventually, but first I thought I'd push the background as far as I can go. As in the title, this is supposed to look like it's under water. Any and all help you guys could give me is much appreciated.
Perspectively the chest is off. The topmost 'line' should be parallel to the bottom one.
Not a bad start.
1. I agree with the above said about the perspective.
2. The case somehow doesn't drop shadow on the ground.
3. Why not add some interest to he background, maybe some silhouettes of topography and underwater fauna.
4. The atmospheric perspective is more obvious in water so pay attention to it while painting the rocks and ground.
5. Currently the picture lacks contrast.
6. Try playing with the colors to make it more lively.
I'll be happy to see your progress on this one.
Thanks for the help, everybody! I'm still working on some things, but I thought I'd post an update since it's been a few days.
- attempted to correct the perspective
- added 'water lines' to the chest
- added a shadow to the chest
- blued-up the horizon and farthest rock.
My next step will be to work on SAGIR's 'add interest with topography and fauna' suggestion but I'm still looking for reference pictures.
-added a rock in the foreground and one in the background.
-added a few corals
-preliminary work on the mermaid I eventually want to add.
It is still very noticeable that the picture lacks contrast, some darer shadows and highlights. The foreground elements supposed to be sharper, darker and with more contrast then the rest of the picture. Also be bolder with your colors, for example, the sea bottom is not entirely blue, it will have ,any colors, same goes to most of the object in the scene.
You are progressing, slowly but surely, way to go.
A friend of mine is working on a similar picture with mermaids around a treasure chest. I thought it might be worth providing a links so you can see what might be worth emulating in terms of atmosphere and texture. http://fagashlil.deviantart.com/art/...t-WIP-86796161
Thanks a lot for the link, Dash! Very inspirational.
For this update, I added a more saturated blue in the background (since it strikes me as being fairly green), and darkened the rock in the foreground. I increased the saturation of my corals and added another one. I tried for some seaweed in the background, but I'm not too happy with it. Lastly, I started blocking in the colour of my mermaid.