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July 21st, 2012 #1
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!
Last edited by Jakerpot; July 28th, 2012 at 02:10 AM.
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July 21st, 2012 #3
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.
July 21st, 2012 #4
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?
July 24th, 2012 #5
Did some improvement:
Last edited by Jakerpot; July 24th, 2012 at 10:36 AM.
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Not seeing anything...
July 24th, 2012 #7
Sorry, now you do.
July 24th, 2012 #8
Use the attachment manger to upload images
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July 25th, 2012 #9
I will try that. Hope you guys can see it now.
July 28th, 2012 #10
Did some progress:
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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.
July 28th, 2012 #12
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.
July 28th, 2012 #13
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.
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