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    creepy trees sketch

    Just a preliminary sketch done in illustrator. I'm looking for some composition critiques or whatever else occurs to y'all. Thought I'd get some crits BEFORE I was so far into it to fix anything...

    When finished I'm shooting for something similar to Reagan Lodge's stuff, but I want the line work to remain present if not prominent.

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    I think your main problem with this picture is that it lacks a focal point, your eye moves across the picture trying to find anything apart from trees but theres nothing there, and I think if your going to add something it should be in this area:

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    You have a good frame set up there to put something in it.

    Hope this helps.
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    Ya its really weird my eyes is just going across all over , that maybe a good or bad thing. add a little figure!
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    Thanks guys. That's way helpful. I didn't originally want to put anything but trees in there, but I agree that it could use a focal point... I think maybe I'll do something funky to one of the trees, like put scratch marks across it or something...

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    Wul, here's my latest work on this one... one of my friends at home said they thought atmospheric shading would help make it less chaotic... I like where it's going, still trying to avoid the addition of a figure... maybe just a silhouette (or however you spell that...) or the shadow of a figure on one of the trees...

    lemme know what y'all think...

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    Hey, not sure about the green trees...I think an ominous brown or gray would work better to create more of an atmosphere. ANd I think shading wise it nees a traditional approach...maybe cross hatching to simulate the shadows....hmm hmm...definitely has potential but it needs work!
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    approaching finished

    Still working on the shadows. They're a bit funky.

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