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    Landscape attempt

    my last landscape type piece didnt appeal to me, so I spent some time this evening on another.

    I'd like to make some changes before I try and polish it up - animals, trees on the right etc. are poorly done at this point. Let me know what I can do to improve something like this...in regards to lighting, composition, etc! Thanks

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    nice colors. One advice is expand your value range.
    Push the background further away more bright colors in the bg, when that is done you may lower the value on the center rock since the bg is brighter the dark on the stone can be much brighter but still give that nice contrast

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    just a quick paintover, it looks alittlebit pale now, but maybe you get the point with it. If you make the stone in the bg brighter then the foreground items will look darker, hence more depth

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    While armetage's version looks clearly better, it's still a sweet start.

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    armetage: Wow thanks for your suggestion....this is exactly the type of help I was hoping to get so its very appreciated. I don't know if I want it to be tooo happy and early morning for the mood, but I will DEFINATELY be working towards what you suggested with this

    Whyatt Thrash: Thanks, and I agree about his enhancements

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    Worked on this a tad more...hmm kinda dissapointed, I need to study some more real scenery. At least the quick paintover raised a good point to take from doing it, thanks again.

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    keep ur highest chroma and saturation at the points of interest. This can be easily done with adjustment layers. but make sure it isnt too gradual of a transition. for instance I would desaturate and darken the much edge near the viewer. It has so much detail in it, and quickly pulls the eye out of the painting.

    desaturate ur shadows, or cool the hue off a bit. that would help some. move the deers into the light. they could add a bit to the composition. they get lost in the shadows there.

    great stuff tho. keep working it up and u'll have a nice portfolio piece.

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