Hey guys! I've been coming here for years to drool over other peoples work, but now I've decided to join the fun! I don't really have much experience in digital painting, although I do know my way around photoshop. Well, atleast to a certain degree.
So I've started my project and I think it's going fairly well. I have some concerns though and it's proving very difficult to identify the problems.
My main concern is the composition. To my eyes it looks OK the way I intend it to be, but when I flip the canvas vertically it looks unbalanced. Like it's tipping over to the left.
The other thing is the values. Especially in the background. I'm trying to go for a partly overcast and misty look. I'm planning on filling the background with trees without taking the attention away from the girl.
But whatever help you could give me would be great! This project is solely for my own pleasure and I don't mind you being harsh. I'm sort of a perfectionist, which isn't that great since this is more or less my first digital painting. But I have patience on my side though
Oh and by the way; the green blobs in and around the trees are there for deciding on a shape for the foliage. Perhaps not the best way to do that, but... And the texture on rock on the left is one of my own photographs used as a placeholder. And sorry for the long text.