Hello! My name is Celeste Masinter. Currently, I've been work on a first ever digital painting (using Photoshop), and taking my time, learning a lot as I go along. I want this work to be the best it can be - and if it can be exceptional in the end, even better! As a result I would love feedback - I would be particularly interested in critiques about the distribution of value, light, and the convincingness of space and forms. Also, as my next step will be to further explore and push color, I would be curious as to opinions about my current experimental warm-cool scheme. I'm also wondering if I should investigate adding a texture to the three main columns, and if so, what kind of texture?
I have a problem with the perspective though. If appears that you are going for a wide angle/fisheye lens looks. That's fine, except the only place where you applied it was on the windows. Lenses don't work like that. The shelf on the left, and the buildings in the background not following the same perspective as the windows really throws things off.
Thanks! The space is supposed to be art nouveau and Gaudi-inspired, so I took some liberties with the undulating architecture. However, I'd be interested if you or anyone else has any suggestions for how I might go about addressing the perceived perspective issue through Photoshop without having to redraw the entire thing... I had a feeling it might be an issue for some, but I liked the dynamic of the curves and angles in my early rough sketches (not posted here). I'd hate to loose that "life".
Should I attempt to distort the background and the left edge of the room? Or would more descriptive shading on the right "wall" help to clarify the unique architecture? What kind of shading?
I would maybe just distort the building on right, so that the bottom of it starts to curve parallel to the window. Maybe a similar thing with the shelf as well. If you do try to change things around, make sure you do it on a new layer incase you don't like it.
I wouldn't worry about it too much at this stage, and just keep it in mind in the future.
I'm wondering... as sheer as that fabric is if the shell in the middle wall piece and the one over the plant, if they would be more present through the fabric. Mostly I'm basing this on the fact that the lines on the walls (decorations) can be seen through the fabric as well.