Like lots of people on here, I'm trying to build a decent enough portfolio to break into the concept art world. With this painting I was trying to push my ability to show depth, especially distant perspective. So please shred it to bits, so that it and I can both get better
In landscapes generally everything gets cooler in colour and lighter in value towards the horizon line. This is especially important if you want to suggest great distances- as you would see in a mountain landscape. I did this quite quickly ,just to give you an idea,
art blog: http://hrartwork.blogspot.co.uk/
"Don't worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick to you and show you up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do" Robert Henri
Hi Black Swan, thanks for the response!
I think I understand the general concept, and I was trying lighten things close to the horizon in my original picture. I can see from your example that I could push it much further, I'll work on that in the future. Thanks!
TBH I would do exactly the opposite, remove the fog and make the city as clear and visible as possible. Even now in winter with a "dull" weather I can see everything until the horizon, when looking out of the window.
And the most important thing, that city is your main focal point. So it should be popping out. Add depth by color and value. You can also indicate distance by adding elements on that path, because the biggest problem imho is that green field. Maybe add a path therte, some rocks / monoliths etc..
I wish I had more to say, but I feel that you have achieved what you were aiming for based on what I read, and I like both pieces. : )