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    Concept Environment

    I know I should have posted a progress of my speed painting environment to get the best out of critiques but, here is the final. I might go back in and fix it later. Either way, this will help me improve.
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    The environment itself looks great, especially the water but the village just seems a bit off. Seems like it was an afterthought and didn't have anywhere near the amount of attention put into it. There is no clear perspective or uniformity in design. Just my opinion though. Also, with the waterfalls being the same color as the sky it almost looks like large cracks in the mountainside.
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    Thanks, what color of the waterfall you think would look nice? I was going for the uniformity of the village to show that they don't know much about architecture but rather they know how to make it colorful. I'm not sure how to add good amount of detail to small village shacks. If you or anyone else has a better idea to replace village with something else I'm up for it. The thing is, it looks empty and boring without something there.
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    For the waterfall I would go with a much lighter approach. More white with some greens and blues mixed in. Lookin at some pictures (a couple links below) online this seems to be the case. As for the village I would imagine it would have a more wood shack look to it (see last link). As a replacement I think some sort of ruins could work pretty well.
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    http://www.usefilm.com/images/4/9/2/...140-medium.jpg
    http://images.paraorkut.com/img/wall...galow-1499.jpg
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    Since the waterfall's surrounded by all those trees wouldn't it absorb more green?

    It's pretty but really heavily saturated overall, maybe you could bring the intensity down in your shadows and the blue of the sky.
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    Intensity is just my personal preference. I'll try and is how it looks like with reduced intensity in those areas. Good point for the waterfalls Neal. Thanks.
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    I don't mind the intensity so much. Gotta admit, that's what made me click on the link. I agree pretty much with what has already been said. Very nice quick painting you have. The waterfall color....something lighter? In a lot of "majestic" waterfall pics, the water looks almost white. I'm not saying go white, but a lighter variation of whatever you choose perhaps.
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    Thanks K-san.
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    Waterfalls, unless they are very short, are white. When water falls down it scatters and partially evaporates, air mixes with the water and it turns white, especially when it falls down away from the rocks. When it's still in contact with the rocks, parts of the rock colours (though slightly darker) will still shine through here and there.

    I quite like the saturation of the piece, if I'm honest. The houses remind me of the Gameboy Pokémon games, though. I think that indeed wooden shacks or some ruins (or perhaps a ship skeleton) would fit in better .
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    Lhune, thanks. Woow, ship skeleton is a great idea. Do you have any good reference photos of it? I'll look for them as well.
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    No particularly good ones, but I've found you some pictures you might be able to use as a ref to make up your own ship skeleton .

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    The little buildings could use a little more detail, but not too much since they are far away. I like the brushwork you did in the trees though.
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