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    MPaquin's Sketchbook **nudity warning**

    I'll start this off with last night's painting. Background was from reference. The horse and rider were improv. C+C always welcome.
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    Beautiful image, Im not a landscape artist so I'm no expert.

    I can't think of any crits, its looks lovely as it is. The only thing I can suggest is something in the foreground that is more detailed to give it a bit more perspective... but as I said I'm no expert.

    Look forward to the updates

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    Thanks Clockwork Bunny. I'm still struggling painting really detailed things, but I'm working on it

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    painted this from Frederick Edwin Church's Twilight in Wilderness.

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    Nice start man, my only crit is I wanna see more!

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    Great start! I would say maybe use some bigger brushes in those mountains and only do the finer details in the smaller brush.

    So basically use the biggest brush you can

    I really love the landscapes though - the first one makes me think of Mongolia. I like the colours and the sky
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    I have a Sketchbook now ---> SKETCHY!!

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    Bridges Canyon

    A few hours this morning.

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    And thanks for all the input so far. This community is great.

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    That cow's going to get it and it doesn't even know it.

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    First run at this weeks environment challenge, caravan.

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    jungleMist

    I've been trolling image blogs for painting reference and did this one up in two non-consecutive hours.

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    rock cliff study from reference

    trying to get my cliff faces from being too uniform. I think I made 4 new Photoshop brushes to help with the randomness.

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    another study

    This is a study from Albert Bierstadt's Yosemite Glacier Stream.

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    This was the first thing I painted after a severe lyme disease relapse. What a relief to know I could still paint.

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    Nice start with your sketchbook. I love environments!

    Like it was stated before, trying starting off with the biggest brush you can, then work in the details with smaller brushes.

    Also, I noticed it kind of looks like you're using white to increase value and black to darken the value. If you look at things from life, you'll notice there is still a variation of value and color in shadows, and they are rarely pure black. If you can, try using paints as well. I learned so much about color with my color theory class at SCAD, mostly because I was mixing paints and figuring out how a certain color looks with another color mixed into it. I also had to do a lot of value and color scales, so try some of those too. If you can't get paints, or don't have the time, try doing some really small color studies without color picking from the picture or using adjustments like brightness/contrast and hue/saturation.

    Most importantly, just keep practicing! Studying masters is a great way to learn. I'd check out Levitan too, he's got some really nice environments I'm doing some studies of.

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