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it is actually not a W.I.P project but i figured it is to scrappy to upload in finished forum.
im looking for some useful critique i can learn something off of.
That's not bad...if you want some advice, I'd say: 1) "Don't ever use black unless the object actually is black in color" (i.e., the shadow areas on the tree trunks would work better as brown) and 2) Trees don't generally grow at weird random angles like that. Look at some photos of actual forests.
I'd say a few things to consider would be: 1 Color Range. This has good local color, but not a lot of variety. Try to layer in more color families by using the greens mostly in the highlights and midtones. 2 Texture. Lots of ways to put in texture. You can overlay it by using layers and blending modes or building it up as you go. 3 Brushwork. I see a lot of round brushes and some sponge work, a couple of places with tiny leaves but there are a ton of cool brushes out there.
As a general comment I'd say the tree canopy feels very heavy. It's the darkest element in the composition and it covers the entire top of the piece. I think it needs a little more movement and light coming through. And the bushes could use some more definition. Make them more interesting by taking some more time with them to make them more unique--the shapes have variety but the color doesn't.
Basically, what I am saying is that it needs a little more visual interest in the small details since we don't have any kind of figure.
You might want to consider pushing the colors towards blue as the recede into the distance to add a sense of depth. Echoing Giacomo, nothing beats actually looking at forests.
The trunks of your trees seem to cast shadows but the leaves don't. A forest with trees with such thick leaves would be a lot more shadowed. Either the green areas you have here are in the shadow of the leaves, in which case you need to remove the heavy black trunk shadows and a few very light highlights where the sun shines through the leaves, or you have completely forgotten that leaves cast shadows.
Also, if the light is coming from the right and fairly low down, why is the right side of the path, where the hill and the rocks block the light, almost as light as the left side when you have established that an object such as a tree trunk casts a heavy shadow?
Actually, the more I look at this the more inconsistencies I see. You either need some reference photos or to play around with some rocks, weeds and a flashlight so your lighting is consistent.
well yeah i guess i did not pay enough attention to where the shadows should hit, i kinda cheated a little i think but i am greatfull for the critique, its gonna make me remember it the next time i make a landscape/scenary