hi there, I really like how you are able to put mood in everyone of your landscape/environment pictures, most of the time I get that "hey, I know a place like this and I remember how it was" feeling
Only critpoint would be your use of edges, you use hard edges everywhere, no matter if focused, lit, near and detailed or far away and dark
Elwell did some good tutorial about this,
but I only understood what exactly he meant after reading this post:
so.. don't be afraid to let the trees disappear in a fuzzy greenish darkness
I just took a break to post this.
But sometimes I also draw stuff
really nice enviroments!! Thnx for the critique in my sketchbook .
You can handle the enviroments really good and some nice textures.They just need something , that i dont know exactly.Maybe its the angle of the camera or the depth or something like that.
Keep them up!!!
Thanks! Ive read the thread by Elwell about the edges before, bt had a hard time understanding it though. The other link helped me a lot! thanks! ill be sure to practise more and concentrate more on edges
Hey thanks for crits! ill look into them!
Heres a bunny in a forest i drew for a very nice girl i have a crush on! I hope the edges work better this time
Oh, and thousand thanks for Ruuhkis for sharing his wonderful brushes!
Last edited by ~KJK~; February 2nd, 2009 at 09:58 AM.
sweet enviros man! although the shadows in your speed paints usually look too dark on one of my monitors (pretty sure its the better calibrated one...) maybe you should lighten then up a bit so its more "breathable"?
lovely rabbit, and the moss looks soft and mossy I agree it is a bit too dark...maybe playing round with levels or maybe adding some stronger highlights on the top of the stump and the rabbit to make it 'pop' out a bit more.
Love everything in here! I honestly believe that you will progress really fast if you keep this going.. I like that last peace though, something about it gives me the chills and I like that..
Thank you good sir
Roger! I try to awoid using too dark shadows from now on. Its just that my monitor makes all blacks look a bit gray for some reason
Yay thank you!
Glad you like it
Im afraid im not gonna go back to that one, but thanks anyway!
Yes, its a creepy ceiling... For a little project im in...
The last version of the gas mask soldier looks wonderful..
and your enviros are really great
Nice! Looks great from a distance, too.
I think you could play more with the values. Give it some mood and atmosphere. I gave it a quick paintover to let you see what I mean. I just darkened the values around the main focal point to emphasize it and give contrast.
I agree with Dizon.. and it's also useful for me.. I'm trying to learn values
You've got some really nice ideas going on in here. The last one is recognizably old, but the concept is ace. Try renewing it now, but zoom in on the character without loosing the feeling of loneliness. And try adding grass, moss on the arc to incorporate it into the landscape.
I really like the last one.. quite nice feeling on it And it's visible you've improved from that time
I like what you've got going on for sure. Keep trying to push your value ranges to make things interesting/more realistic. I'm making a habit of having an saturation adjustment layer on top of my work so you can flick it on and see how your values are doing. With the forest one, its looking better, but do try and incorporate some of the values in brushtrokes and not just layer adjustments etc. the midground is looking too blurry.
The last one is ok for me, but there is nothing that interesting about the landscape around him. You have a clear focal point, but nothing much else to look at - if you want to add hills, try and get either shape or texture or something interesting to make us look around. Its also hard to tell where the light is coming from in this one.
Thanks! ill go back to it when i have time
Haha "working machine" i just have a lot of free time
thank you aswell!
Whoa, thanks! Those advices will come in handy!
Ill be updating shortly