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This is my first digital landscape. The building on the sketch is from a photo I took not so long ago. The rest is made up.
I would like to get critics of the perspective of the landscape, and the light.
I find it hard to do light and shadows from my imagination. I did this in b/w as I thought it would be hard enough to do it with out colors, I might add colors later!
I have posted:
The photo I worked from.
The sketch with the constructional lines.
The finished sketch
The layer where I did the values.
Maybe you could fade out the planet a bit to show it is far away
Based on your value sketch so far, I have no idea where light is supposed to be coming from. The house (and surrounding area) seems to be lit from an overhead sun to the right (as it is in the photo) yet the planet looks to be lit from one source that is below our horizon line. And then the foreground tree looks like it's in total dark silhouette which is odd if the sunlight is coming from overhead/right.
And as Capt Surge mentioned, the planet would not be as dark as it is on the shadow side when you take atmospheric perspective into consideration. I'm pretty sure it should be no darker than the surrounding sky:
Not to mention also, the planet would cast a shadow onto the rings (making them disappear with the sky in the shadow)
Last edited by wooblood; January 26th, 2011 at 11:50 AM.
I will try to create a new value sketch and post it! You have given me some good advice! Thanks it's much aspirated!
I think I will change the size of the building as well, perhaps it would look even more dramatic if it was smaller compared to the tree and the planet.
You pretty much need to take out all values of the planet that are darker than the sky around it, because the atmosphere scatters the light. The sky itself is a filter that makes the black of space lighter, and only brighter light than the sky can get through. Anything darker than that just disappears.
Something like this:
Last edited by Eclectix; January 26th, 2011 at 06:30 PM. Reason: added image
that last post is starting to look better...but where is the focal point? Is it the tree, the planet, or the house. I think it should be the tree simply by positioning. If you choose the tree, make it dark! it needs to be pushed away from the planet a lot, it all blends too much and nothing pops right now. Also remember not to use pure white for anything except the sharpest hilights.
Your lighting is inconsistent. I fixed the planets shadow to match the light on the mill.
The planet is outside the atmosphere so the shadows are empty of detail and the planet would cast a shdow on the rings and the rings in shadow would disappear to the viewer. This is how it should look.
Thanks Jeffbrown and dpaint!
You are right I need a better focal point. I think I will try to do some small thumbnail sketches. I never really manage to do a landscape that I liked, so I have decided to keep on trying this time.but where is the focal point?
You are absolutely right! I need to work on the values! When doing landscapes I am a bit intimidated by figuring out how to paint the light and shadows, and getting the perspective right. I think I need to do more small sketches before I start to paint!it all blends too much and nothing pops right now
Thanks dpaint for taking the time to show me how to do this! I had been wondering how to do the rings, but I gave up. The way you added the shadow really improved the whole image a lot, now I will try to do some new sketches, and improve the composition, and then try to paint the landscape all over!Your lighting is inconsistent. I fixed the planets shadow to match the light on the mill.
When I started this, I thought it would be a quick painting, but I feel I am actually learning great stuff here, and subsequently now I want to learn more: so look out for my next improvement of this painting!