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    When Gods Dance (need help pushing this more)

    Hey all been working on this on and off between studying for my Art History class and stuff. I finally had some time to put some serious time into this and I would really like to push this more. Both Godzilla and Cthulhu are suppose to be very deep in the sea where almost no light reaches plus I wanted a chiaroscuro to come through strong like from Caravaggio or Gerrit Von Honthorst. I am concerned about making this scene feel more like underwater, I will be adding some bubbles and schools of fish later, but I am wondering what else I could do. Plus I am open to any other comments or suggestions.

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    Paintover time!

    Solid image so far, but there's no chiaroscuro except for maybe the bottom part. In chiaroscuro there has to be a lot of darkness with only hints of lit objects. So, more black, more contrast between light and dark.

    For a more underwater feel, remember that water is more dense than air, and not only is any light underwater is going to glow a lot, anything it hits will have a lot less contrast. So in the areas where the guys are getting hit with some glow light, I took down the contrast and made it more foggy.

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    Thanks Jason. I am not so sure that I am that much darkness because I have a lot of stuff going on and I really don't want to loose that. I wasn't going for total Chiaroscuro because I also wanted both figures to be luminescent to a certain extent, guess I should have mentioned that haha. I like the quick bubble placement as you hit some areas and formations I didn't think of. Gonna work on this a bit more after I do some chores and get something to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ito Saith Webb View Post
    Thanks Jason. I am not so sure that I am that much darkness because I have a lot of stuff going on and I really don't want to loose that.
    That's your choice, but don't ever be afraid to hide something - sometimes a little can say much more than a lot, and large areas of nothing emphasize the smaller areas of interest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    That's your choice, but don't ever be afraid to hide something - sometimes a little can say much more than a lot, and large areas of nothing emphasize the smaller areas of interest

    Very True

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    Wow I must have been stressed out or really tired cause I took a nap and it lasted for quite while. Anyways did some more touching up of the contrast of the shadows, added some more detail and tweaked some of the light. I am feeling pretty good but I would like some fresh eyes on this before I start posting it on sites on like DA. Like before I am open to any kind of feedback. Hope you like it.

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    The figure on the right is so complicated and new to the eye (meaning it's more unknown) that I am not sure what I am looking at, it's harder to tell where it begins and ends. I'd not work anyone on this, already a good job, learn more in your next piece.
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