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    Environments I tried to bring out of abstract shapes

    I've been observing different possibilities with perspective and abstract shapes since I suck at it and these are what turned out. Advice please..

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    have you watched Feng Zhu videos?
    Look at this, i think this is exactly what you need: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDPcSuLe73g

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    Yeah I've seen that. (:

    I've learned a lot from watching him but I still have trouble refining and achieving that certain ominous look that is so cool.

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    yeah, you could try using only one chalk brush like Feng uses in the videos.
    Also, instead of trying to build landscapes from abstrac shapes i suggest you doing studies of real landscapes again and again.
    Then when you have an amazing visual library in your head you could start doing awesome from imagination landscapes.

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    These aren't bad at all. But at some point, you need to draw something. You seem very unsure as to what you are actually drawing. Once you block out the general idea like you have done here, you need to start getting more specific. What kind of house is that? What does the door look like? what do the mountains behind it look like? What kind of trees are those? What is the ground made up of? etc. etc. Right now it is just: this is a house - this is grass - this is a dead tree, etc. Very little information means you aren't making very many decisions. The more decisions you make, the clearer the goal of your painting becomes.


    I think that, if you aren't able to add some specificity to your environments, you need to start doing a whoooole lot more reference gathering/drawing things from life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goog View Post
    These aren't bad at all. But at some point, you need to draw something. You seem very unsure as to what you are actually drawing. Once you block out the general idea like you have done here, you need to start getting more specific. What kind of house is that? What does the door look like? what do the mountains behind it look like? What kind of trees are those? What is the ground made up of? etc. etc. Right now it is just: this is a house - this is grass - this is a dead tree, etc. Very little information means you aren't making very many decisions. The more decisions you make, the clearer the goal of your painting becomes.


    I think that, if you aren't able to add some specificity to your environments, you need to start doing a whoooole lot more reference gathering/drawing things from life.
    Wow.. thanks!

    Your advice has been extremely helpful and I think you are spot on about my problem. After getting to the what the images look like now I was conflicted about where I would go next. I am now realizing your advice on how much decision making should go into this and the various elements I can include. It is exactly what kept me interested when watching some other artist's speed-painting video. I will now go compile a library of cool real life stuff from google images and absorb them. Super excited!

    Eddy Montana: Yeah I just tried using the chalk brush and made a mess and I'm loving the texture..

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