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    todays work

    Today's work... out of the 2 crops, this one is my least favorite... good book cover fodder.. lol
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    final

    finished up another today... very happy with the decisions I made with this one... got rid of the cliff behind the temple and I feel it opened it up quite a bit...
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    6 thumbs before bed... thinking about some different robot paintings to do...
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    image dump... more sketches (down to one contact in all day... eye infections suck!)
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    Hey man, those thumbs are looking really nice. I liek the first batch better than the second. Your enviros are really awesome though, they have a great sense of depth and scale.
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    Psychobuddy: Hey man, thanks for stoppin by.. yeah, the first thumbs are better! I've been trying to get the enviros to have that depth.. so I'm glad someone sees it!!! Always welcome a 2nd pair of eyes!!!
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    hey, wow, a great idea for some landscapes and the results are looking good! I would throw a few crits in if you don't mind though:

    Firstly, you could really do with softening some of those edges (couldnt we all!). Remember that where the contrast is low, where a material is soft, where something is out of focus (often nearer the edges of an image) then the edges shouldnt be too sharp, or it draws attention away from the focal point(s).

    Secondly, you often use photo-overlays in the background, which there is no problem with, except that they are often highly detailed and this brings the rear of the image "forward" flattening it.

    Thirdly, when using colour in this series you put your most saturated colours in the background of the image. Although this can occur in nature it is not common, as "purer" colours are usually found closer due to there being less atmosphere between the eye and the object.

    Ok enough crits for now, but on the complementary side, I love the way you are using warm light on those rocks to complement the blue themes!

    Anyway, I hope that helps, and if you like I'll do a paintover of some sort for you soon
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    ThomasM:
    Thank you so much for the crit! I really appreciate your advice...
    I completely agree with the need for "softening edges"... I really think posts #170 and #172 could be worked on quite a bit more in that aspect as well as the color/contrast issues you brought up. The photo overlay in post #172 is quite stark as well, and I need to take care of it...

    If you (OR ANYONE) ever feels like doing a paint over, please be my guest.
    I view this sketchbook as a chance for people to throw out ideas at my work and for me to grow... so I welcome it all!

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    hey I really love the texture and the cool rock formations you have going in your environments. (yeah rocks!! I love painting rocks lol)

    I dunno where you got your sense of color but I'm envious - keep it up!!
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    liquorbleu: Thanks for the comments!!
    real quick robot sketch before bed...
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    yeap. those robot thumbs are definitly neat! would love to see one rendered!
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    Nianto: Definitely in the works... student teaching while in grad school right now, so personal work/time at a minimum... need to find a couple hours a day to work!!! lol
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    New teaching job, lots of other crap going on... moving my sketchbook over at : here
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