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    Unhappy Need help with Iron Hills!

    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!
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    How many mountain studies have you doe up till now?

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    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.

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    I actually made another painting, in about 4 hours or so.
    That's what i got:

    Need help with Iron Hills!

    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?

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    Did some improvement:

    Need help with Iron Hills!
    Last edited by Jakerpot; July 24th, 2012 at 10:36 AM.

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    Not seeing anything...

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    Sorry, now you do.

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    Use the attachment manger to upload images
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    I will try that. Hope you guys can see it now.

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    Did some progress:
    Any thoughts?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjmsaint View Post
    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.

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    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.
    http://morguefile.com/archive/display/190939
    http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/190932
    http://morguefile.com/archive/display/130626
    http://morguefile.com/archive/display/34857
    http://morguefile.com/archive/display/130767
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    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.

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    your rocks look like cocks I find...

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