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    Ocean and Under_Environment

    Title: Ocean and Under
    Name: Frank Hong
    Country: Canada
    Software: Photoshop

    Ocean and Under

    6 hours Photoshop CS3

    A canceled commissioned piece, i decided to finish it anyways because i liked the start of it. would be a waste not to have this done. So folks, here it is.

    Using quite a lot of textures and some matte painting techniques.

    Cheers.!

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    Very nice looking...
    I would say the background part with the metallic structure is a bit confusing.
    Nice water reflections (or refractions actually) on the shark, whih is flawless btw...deserves some stars!

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    I think the ocean floor is very well rendered, and you captured the feel and color of the sea pretty well. I just wish the little red fish in the front an a wee bit more detail. Thats it though, good job.

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    Ok I will be honest... I'm about to give you a compliment sandwich. I will start it off with a "look's great", followed by a "but there are a few things I think could use improvement", and finally end with a "but great job, and keep it up".

    Yeah I think the large rocks could use some more layering, meaning having the top light hit other flat areas of the rocks instead of just on the very top of the shapes. The middle rock on the bottom is the best looking one and exhibits this the best. The water looks believable in the top half of the image but looks too clear toward the bottom half, as if we are now looking through crystal clear water which never really happens in the ocean, from what I have seen. I might add a bit of haze without losing some of the cool detail in the foreground. Could be cool to break up the large rock shapes with coral silhouettes and maybe bring some of that coral to the foreground for added interest and bits of color. You could also use this to your advantage and help the eye move around the picture more, with ease. Anyway "keep it up"!

    LOL.

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    Lovely colours, I couldn't click on the thumbnail quick enough

    I like the overall composition of this piece but there are a few things I would change (and these are just personal things). I'd probably move the shark on the right hand side inwards slightly so that he's not going out of frame. I always try to avoid leaving anything of interest near the edges of my paintings incase they lead the eye off the image or end up getting cropped out altogether. The background rocks in the upper-right corner look a bit too generic, I would try making them less pointy and add a few subtle highlights to suggest detail.

    I like the textures and highlighting on the rocks in the midground but one thing I noticed is that they are all sharp and pointy looking. I'd expect slightly more rounded rocks underwater that have been eroded by the constant movement of the water. At the moment they remind me of space/moon rocks.

    Overall it's a good illustration, keep it up

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    really great work! i agree with mellow about being a little too clear. nice job though!

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    Nice colors!But I think the little bit weird thing is perspective has something wrong,others is good,only my few personal comment,keep doing good!dude!

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    nice colors and rendering work!

    But I think the shark and the artificial structure directly behind the shark stacked in the center of the image is not the best composition. I would at least jiggle them a little bit to form a line which can be followed by the viewers eye.

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    This looks great! Very refined, and the lightning effects are simply amazing; It almost looks like a 3D render. The sense of depth is very nicely conveyed as well; One thing you may wish to do is slightly blur the background a bit, to take the depth of field effect even further.

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    Refinement? Aside from that, the ambiance is really really nice.

    Bring me the priest.

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    dalian concept - -

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    I love the lighting and the colors.

    Not an expert, but a big fan!
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