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    Mountainview

    Before starting to refine this, I would appreciate any critique you guys have for me. I am just a beginner so all tips on faulty persepective, wrong colour or bad value etc are good for me. I know the sky and background are really boring right now but this I plan to fix.

    Also I really advice to paint snow landscape, its much fun
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    You got it going quite strong at the moment, Nice and loose but not messy.

    One thing I'd point out is the symmetrical composition isn't working for this image it looks quite unnatural. Try removing one of the mountains or making one of them smaller to get rid of that symmetry.

    Snowscapes are very fun to paint I agree. But If you want to get better at them then do some studies from real landscapes or photos and learn from them.

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    Thanks, yeah it feels like playing god, lets put a little puff snow here and some rocks there

    Could you maybe explain how you sense a composition isn't working?

    Because I find this pretty hard. I have quickly made two more versions, one with decreased right mountain and one with even more decreased. When I make them I can kind of see the latter is better composition (although its not very obvious to me), but when I only have one version this is very hard to me. Also, do you perhaps have an example where symmetrical (central) composition des work?

    Thanks again!

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    hi matey

    http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/C...ition_tutorial

    check this out for compositional tips, this should point you in the right direction.

    all the best with the work.

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    Thanks, I will study it. I'm experimenting with different background to see if there is a way for the symmetric perspective to work. If not then I continue with the bottom version.

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    Hey Viiiva, here are some landscapes that seem to be quite symmetrical or bisected by an object. Cuyp, Friedrich and Hobbema are responsible for these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viiiva View Post
    Thanks, I will study it. I'm experimenting with different background to see if there is a way for the symmetric perspective to work. If not then I continue with the bottom version.
    If you're going to make the symmetrical composition work, I'd recommend a bit more going on the piece. Stuff for the eye to roam around and take a look at. Right now, there's just not that much going on.

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