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    Chow this week is just killing me with frustration so i thought i'd have take a break and do the marsh crossing.

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    ^^^ I am just digging yours so far jonafunart.

    I love the style.

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    update...
    wanted to try to work from scrathc with colours, but those dam colours are not very cooperative, so I decided to work off of what I already had, resized the thumb and started cleaning it up, still lots to fix, the reeds are about 75% to where I want them, everything else is still miles off...
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    Is too my marshes too much forest-like?
    I'm using photo as reference, is it allowed?
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    Nice Rob Powell - Like the burning torches and stuff - I think you could do something pretty cool with the colours and lighting. Maybe try some random photos on overlay layers to get some rough colour information going that you can use as a sort of springboard to get the colours going

    Great topic - I think I want to do some sort of Left 4 Dead style gang of guys crossing a zombie infested swamp, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by limbox View Post
    Is too my marshes too much forest-like?
    I'm using photo as reference, is it allowed?
    I think you fell into the same trap like I did. Adding trees looks like a river or a swamp. Marshes are like open fields of grassland with shallow water. There may be one or two trees, dead or alive, but that's all. That doesn't mean that there couldn't be a forest on the horizon or something like that.
    If I were you I'd look the perspective of your composition. Objects that are closer to the viewer are bigger than those far away. That said, the creatures in your composition should have different sizes.
    Hope I didn't sound too picky
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wip 2, still haven't touche the figures too much, trying to make the depth read more D: Thanks for the crits! I'll repay the favour as soon as my headaches are gone and I can look at the screen again! Keep being awesome everyone!

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    Awesome stuff Dile_

    Think I got carried away with the left 4 dead idea

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    I'll give a go at this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limbox View Post
    Is too my marshes too much forest-like?
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    I think as long as your not recreating someone else's photos it's OK. To do an exact copy would be classed as copywriting, but to just use an image as photographic reference then i'm pretty sure it's aloud here. You'll probably find that the majority of professional illustrators that have a realist style will use photo reference for their work.

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    time for some feedback....

    Bergy68: looks interesting, I think try to push the composition a little more and add some varying values and contrast, add some foreground elements, like some reeds or something to push the focus to where you want it.

    Gadbury: thnx for the advice, I'd def like to see some zombies and undead things moving about the marshlands, like one in thw background slowly sneaking up on the heroes...

    Dile_: holy details batman, this awesome so far, like there are about ready to cross over into some major battle, I think I want to see more fire in the background, it would def get the viewer to scan over the marshlands from the soldiers to the background

    limbox: neat looking critters there, perhaps trim down the trees just a tad, and add some more reeds and bushes, I'd remove that twig in the foreground because it's interfering with your character, at least move it over

    jonafunart: looks very cool atm, the background has a nice realistic look to it, although the stylistc camels there don't seem to fit in all that well with the background, maybe after they are refined a bit, but atm there cartoony look sort clashes with the nice background

    Adrian: at first it's kinda hard to make out what's going on in your image because everything's almost the same value, that bird I believe is high up, judging by it's shadow, def add some darker tones to the bird so it brings the bird closer to the foreground

    nifleim: nice start, little hard to crit at this point, but after reading your comments I can almost see where your taking this, will be interesting

    snatti: number 3 def has a unique spin on the topic considering almost everyone else (including myself) is doing something fantasy based, number 3 looks like it's part of somekind of modern warfare which would be interesting, would still be interesting how the others turn out as well, so I guess it's best if you just work your magic

    jpacer: yours is bordering on the swampland, with those trees, adding more vegetaion growing from the water may push back to marshlands

    grenogs: I like it with the grass because it gives it a more interesting composition, though I might trim it down a bit because your starting to lose some of the attention on the main focal points, which are the people or whatever walking in the background

    c-rallis: I'm liking this piece so far, has a good action sense to it, little bit generic the idea, but is well executed

    Grumbleputty: I think it would look cool if there was a little hitch-hiker in the log, like a little frog or something, just watch the lighting, your getting a bit of a cut and paste kind of look to your character, so try to add some atmospheric light, your sketch seems a little more interesting, because your character seems to have a little bit of a personality, where as in the rendring her face seems too much like a doll's.

    Defiled: I like the added effects of the wind, gives the piece a better flow and adds some extra eeriness to it, can't wait for another update

    LibertineM: nice intital sketch, may be a bit late, but I think you should try adding some warmer hues to the latern light, because it is most likely fire light which is of course quite warm, which will contrast well with the cyan lighting you have all around...
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    Well I didn't finish last time, and I'm jumping in late this time... let's see if I get it done lol.
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