Hi, I am new to the site, and to digital painting as well. This is my first try at painting, and tips and criticisms would be much appreciated. If you dont mind reading a little, i added a little more detail on my situation with this painting and my abilities.
Painting like i said is new ground for me (any and all types of painting). I have always been strictly a drawer, but i'm starting on a animation degree this fall and I dream of one day being a big shot concept artist. This is my very first painting, i know there is tons wrong and i want to burn it, etc. But i would appreciate any advice, especially on what my main addresses need to be on my second attempt.
I feel I often cling on to outlines too much when adding color. I also am aware that I seem to "whimp out' when developing a contrast between my lightest lights and darkest darks. On this particular piece I read it just looking flat and very uninteresting. I especially wanted to make a realalistic looking lake (light source is coming from the right, i guess near sunset. It felt promising throughout, but upon completing the scene I ended up hating the way everything turned out except maybe the dual moons.
Im going to be deep scanning for helpful threads on these forums too, but thanks anyone who has read this far. I will try to make sure this is the longest post of my time here. Lol. Also sorry for punctuation and all, Im on my phone here.