Hi guys! I've finally decided to create an account here so I can get some feedback on my WIPs.
Here's a piece I'm currently working on. Any other constructive crits are welcome but my main issue is the shadow being cast by the mountain in the foreground on the huge red dragon. Something's wrong with it but can't quite figure it out. A paint-over would be nice. Thanks!
Plot out your shadow and light patterns much, much more simply. And small. You have decent separation between shadow and light "families" but they are all over the place. Do small thumbnail sketches defining the big shapes/volumes and how the light source casts their shadows. Pretty simple really but you have start very simple and then develop the image.
To really do it right/well you could simply build this complex set quickly and easily out of styrofoam, paper bags and some crumpled up newspaper - arrange it outdoors and study what is going on - morve things as needed. Voila - totally dialed in as far as light and shadow.
I refer you to Gurney's "Imaginitive Realism"...pick up your copy today before supplies run out. Operators are standing by...
What would Caravaggio do?