Came across the work of Maciej Kuciara yesterday. I was blown...a...Way. It's always punch in the gut when you come across the works of such an amazing artist. And depressing. And most importantly, inspiring.
One last cloud study from yesterday, notes on clouds I made for myself but thought could possibly be useful to others here, and finally a photo study.
Last edited by Ville_S; August 19th, 2012 at 11:24 AM.
Lovely sketchbook! As others already said, the way you block in your colors is really nice, I'd love to look over your shoulder while painting
For your ASOIAF based painting, I would move the figure a bit more to the left - right now, it's not really centered, but also not really on the left, but hanging somewhere inbetween... I think it would improve the composition. Also, be careful not to line up the background with the top of the antlers to a tangent. It's a promising painting so far, I really like the mood!
So much energy in the brushing and lively color choises in everything you do! I especially like the glowing colors on the still lives and the low chroma but interesting palette and brush strokes on this screenshot study. The Monty Python study also looks very solid and you nailed a lot of personality. Gotta admire your pace too, keep up the great work!
EDIT: Some thoughts on the rider painting: Firstly, I agree with Lyriana about the placement of the rider, having it in the center makes the painting look static. Also, you have antlers which look great as a silhouette so why not have part of the rider shown against the sky? That could look more dramatic and overlaps improve the sense of depth. The right side of the painting would need some point of interest but the spot of light, though it adds a really nice sense of morning/evening lighting, being cut off like that just makes it look like the pic should continue to the right IMO. The left part of the forest, being roughly as near as the rider, would need some shadows as dark as on the moose. Otherwise too, I think the forest could use more variation but of course it's a WIP. The composition needs work to make it dynamic and interesting but I like the palette and mood, and the moose blowing steam on the earlier one is a really nice detail!
Last edited by smuli; August 26th, 2012 at 03:48 PM.
Coldhands! Man I would love to see that painting finished. Looks like a great start, really like the comp and feel of it. The only thing I could think of changing would be bringing the light slightly higher so it peels over the top of the trees behind him and gives him a direct light. But I dunno, I really like the feel of it now so you probably shouldnt listen to me, just want to see more!