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    Looking for some feedback on some Magic Card Illustrations




    These cards were done for an illustration class I'm taking and I'd appreciate some input.

    The Titan Wood card I'm having some trouble with. After showing it to several other classmates I got the impression that if it wasn't for the flavor text they wouldn't have understood that the trees are supposed to be so incredibly tall that they breach the cloud line.

    Can anyone think of a solution to this problem in addition to any other areas of concern?

    Thanks very much for your time.

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    There is an easy way to solve your first problem... give the viewer a reference. Most of the time you see this in environmentals as a person. But with something really big, you can use mountains, or a city, or just something to let the viewer gauge the scale.

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    As well there's a spot (now assumed to be the ferns of the tree) below the lowest cloud on the right. This reads as grass to me.

    I think you actually need some open space towards where the ground is assumed. Right now it's assumed as "foggy woods" and I think you need but show there is NO ground, and THEN clouds and tall trees. The tree on the left could also use some ferns towards the bottom so that we don't assumed the tree just started and we're seeing the trunk- another reason the ground is assumed.

    EDIT: I wrote "assumed" way too much. You know what happens when we assume .

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    Just to throw in my half cent, I think the perspective and composition you used for the trees is not conducive to a sense of immensity. The foreground tree trunk makes you feel very close up to the trees, which I think is taking away from their supposed size. I would try more trees drawn smaller on the canvas, so you get a sense of the tallness and maybe change up the angle so that you're looking up at the tops (single vanishing point). Also, make sure to work in some elements of atmospheric perspective.

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    Lol, I heard about somebody getting this assignment.

    What class is doing this?

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    First off thanks to everyone that's taken a moment to offer some advice. It's very helpful.

    Its for a class called "fantasy illustration" at Savannah College of Art and design.

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    Who's the teacher?

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