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    Environment speed paintings...

    These were 2 hr speed paintings I did in Painter 9.5 I also wasn't sure if I should make two threads or just one. I have another for more finished work so, not trying to spam up the place







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    These are great! I especially love the second one. - Such dramatic lighting!

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    Thanks. It was definitely fun to do. I might have gone a tad overboard with the sun rays. I was looking at reference and rays can be difficult sometimes.

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    "Just you and I"


    "Ghost"


    "Did you hear something?"


    "Spotted"


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    Very nice, though I think you could do without the blurring on the highlights.

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    I agree about the blurring, I think it is hurting the readability of your pieces.

    In photoshop I have noticed this weird gosting effec that occurs when you use a single color to silhouette your object in one color, apply shadows in another, then blend them together.

    An example of this is in the first painting of the thread. Those white towers look as though they are cutouts pasted into the painting. They don't blend will with the rest of the image.
    Try to use a more diverse selection of colors or values, rather than trying to just blend two together.

    I like the swampy one, last image of first post. Good atmosphere. Watchout for see through plants, as is happening on the left. they kind of kill the depth of the image.

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    Hey Robo,
    I think these are all a great start, but it would be really beneficial for you to start introducing some more mid tones. As of now I can read the overall shape of your objects but just focusing on the darkest darks and highlights can't always get the form of your ideas across. For example "Just you and I" is a really great start and thats seems like one badass monster, but it would be really cool to see some more hints as to what his form really is. I am kind of confused with what is happening with his body.

    I understand they are speedpaintings, but it is important to give the viewer some more hints.

    Nice work! keep it up

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    Thanks! Yea I've really started to flesh my speed paintings out. One thing that's helping is using reference and I admit, from all the training I had at design school, I still didn't use it enough. There are a crap load of colors I just wasn't sampling from real life pics. But holy hell does it help!

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