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Hey there guys. Yesterday i started to paint a scene about an old fortress between the snow mountains. It didn't turned out so well, so i'm updating this post to receiver critics on the new image.
I'm having a hard time defining things up. Looking at speed painting videos it looks so easy and natural, but its really hard and require some talent.
Thanks a lot!
Last edited by Jakerpot; July 28th, 2012 at 02:10 AM.
Probably none i think. You mean how many times i drawed mountains or if i did some observation homework? I like to draw mountains, but i can't get too much real on them, specially close ones like those. Probably i'm lacking the experience to do it.
Thanks for the reply.
I actually made another painting, in about 4 hours or so.
That's what i got:
I think it's fairly better isn't it?
Can't say it's finished yet, but i'm quite happy with it.
What do you think?
Did some improvement:
Last edited by Jakerpot; July 24th, 2012 at 10:36 AM.
Not seeing anything...
Sorry, now you do.
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I will try that. Hope you guys can see it now.
Did some progress:
I don't see any snow on the snowy mountains. If you look at photos of mountains with snow they tend to have a lot of variation between the lights and dark's.
Sorry about that, my other picture was about snowy mountains, i forgot to change the title name!
But the contrast is something i'm working on. It seems that the image is dark overall, because always when i try to do some real shadows i have to use almost pure black to do it.
Get some reference for the rocks, I can tell your knowledge about them is rather blurry at the moment and as a result your painting lacks confidence.
It depends on what feel you're going for and possibly some scientific stuff but here's some reference.
Last edited by LJFHutch; July 28th, 2012 at 04:05 AM.
Yeah, get some reference will make my shapes look clearer, but i'm afraid i will have to remake almost all the shapes...
I will try refining it later.
use a bigger brush the farter away the mountain is, the more small strokes the more muddy and closer it will seem. maybe put something that everyone knows in the picture aswell for scale? like a tree or a siluette of a man. also simplify your sky. it distracts from the mountain. if the distance between the first mountain/stonepile is large betwen it and the second mountain, work on the ground between them. now its more of a slide down the 2mountain that seems to go straight into the one in the foreground good luck