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    WIP First time working straight into color, need advice with lighting

    2 pieces total. I want to get to refine both of them. Do I simply zoom in and make it work there? Anyways, open to any advice/critiques/help.


    NINJA EDIT: I need help with the water too! I'm not sure how that would go, as most of it is in shadow... usually water is brighter right?

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    About water... try to think of it as a reflective surface rather than as certain color/value. On a bright clear sky it can be quite bright yes, but in the night or in a stormy weather it can be dark (as it reflects the dark of the sky). I suggest finding a reference images of water in google.

    Yeah, when you go in to details you just have to zoom in on a part and work that way. But make sure to zoom out often to see if the picture is working as a whole. It's easy to get carried away with overworking details.

    As a general tip I suggest working with bigger brushes to avoid the scratchy hey-stack texture you've got going on in both pictures.

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