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Inspired by Lisbon's more classic architecture and its maritime qualities. I extrapolated these notions into a city of huge proportions in terms of vertical scale eager to receive that "maritime peace" that is characteristic of coastal cities. I left the loose brushstrokes on purpose (and perhaps also because I thought it was time to stop) because of their textural qualities. Overall it took me about 10 hours to complete, which somehow for me seems too much. Enjoy and criticize freely so I can improve.
very nice feel overall -
-your three background mountainsides are equal in shape/evenly spaced apart - some variation on that would help it make more interesting
-If those brushtrokes around the statue are birds, it would really help to make them more rocognizable as such, cause at this point it looks like unfinished and doesnt help at all
-I see color but more variation would be nice within the whole general warm/redish scheme
-Im not sure how much of this is real or invented but more vairety in shape - too many square/rectangular shapes - balance that with more rounds, domes/arches maybe? And add even more statues,etc...
-Your cast shadows need to be clearer/sharper?
- Some FG element that ties the left and right parts of the piece might help - Again, not for the sake of having a FG element but something to bring the piece together...
hope that helps
pretty captivating I think it could use more people on the balconies etc to show a thriving, healthy society.
Butterfly in the sky
I can go twice as high...
This one caught my eye. I love the feel of the whole thing; it's one of my favourite types of location to represent architecturally. Cliffs and a cityscape on them.
The above points are all valid. My only other observation is that the areas where (I assume) you have painted rocks and cliff edges between buildings (middle left) or below them (lower right) only hint at the fact that they are rocks because they certainly aren't buildings. The problem is that the strokes you've applied to those rocks make them look a bit more like heaps of rubble or stones rather than the compact, contiguous rock formations of cliffs. My suggestion is to just study cliff rock formations and either give much larger strokes of colour to represent the broad faces of rock, and add in some sun-tinted cliff trees or plants and take some of those birds and have them flying around those areas. This, too, would add some more life to the whole environment.
Great work, Andrea! I really like the use of depth and the bright red edge of the foremost plane. You've got me inspired now!
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Love the loose brushwork. I don't immediately make a maritime association but i definately pick up a lot of atmosphere and a sense of space within the piece because of the lighting. Great perspective as well!
great mood and lighting! beautifully painted. Although I feel it could use some more detail up front, and maybe a few more foreground elements (balcony, rail) to give it a bit more depth.
I also agree with Rascar Capac with the cliffs all being at the same tangent, and adding more people walking around would make it feel more alive.
maybe the perspective is a bit off with the "house" part most in fron at the left side, something feels a bit odd there, it's a minor problem though.
how do you get it so crisp?is it just hard brushes or did you use unsharp mask or something?
and.. I think the birds are nicely done