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    Color and lighting? And anything else...

    Hello.

    I'm a self-taught digital painter who is in need of constructive critiques.

    I'm almost done with it, but there is something odd about it...

    Please give me some suggestions and advice. Thank you!

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    Are the rays of sunshine coming from the fish or the sun? Because they don't continue from the other side of it and there's no clouds to block the light either so..

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    Nice stuff going on in this!
    I wonder if the furthest fishy on the horizon should be a bit smaller?
    Are those cherry blossom trees? I think maybe they're looking larger than they are or should be partly because of the larger speckled highlight brush strokes. Since everything else is looking pretty non-brush strokey, I suggest using the smallest speckle size you used for all of the tree leaves.

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    UPDATE:
    Ok, I changed the clouds and the trees a bit and made the furthest fishy smaller.

    Thanks for the feedback! Feel free to C&C more.

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    This is a wonderful piece.

    I like how the farther fish blend into the clouds.

    I feel that the main fish could do with stronger lighting on top due to the sun's rays.

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    Great overall mood and colors but the lighting bothers me. The cherry trees look like they're glowing because light doesn't effect the up facing parts of the cliffs close to them, like the tall rock on the right. If the rock is in shadow, how come the cherry trees around it aren't? With some more definition on the lighting, I think this'll make a great piece!

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    I'm bothered by the cropping of the bottom part of the image. It feels like it would look nice if you extended it to include the waterfall and maybe a ground plane of sorts. Just my opinion

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    Nice piece - and I agree with other critique. The scale of the trees and the fact that they don't exist further back in the canyon bothers me most. Right now the furthes trees are the largest - and that is an excellent observation that teh trees on the right need to be in shadow as well. The large foreground cliff/rock on the left is a bit problemtaic - it creates a tangent with the main peak at top left and is completely in shadow/silhouette? Should be affected by lightsource like everything else. Anyway, nice work - looking forward to seeing it finished!

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    Wow. Thanks again for the comments and critiques! I would have never caught these.

    Seems like lighting is the most problematic. I will work on it and update as soon as I can.

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