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    Adding something to make this sketch "interesting"

    Hi guys, I'm 17 and currently trying to assemble some sort of portfolio (not looking to pursue an art career, I'm more of a hobbyist). Currently my biggest problem when drawing is having some sort of focus in the image: something that makes it stand out or interesting to look at. This sketch I'm posting is a rough one done pretty quickly but I feel like it's missing something. Do you guys feel that too? (obviously it's a sketch, so it's missing color but besides that). Any other tips/critique with perspective or anything else are welcome. Thanks everyone! Name:  Screen Shot 2012-12-01 at 9.48.26 PM.png
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    there are a couple of things you can do.
    1 don't divide the image in half which is what you did. make it more land or more sky but not both.
    2 all of your hills or rocks are the same size roughly let one be much bigger
    3 don't space things equally you have them all placed at about the same distance apart from each other
    4 decide on a direction for your lightsource and shade accordingly

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    If you're into environments I can recommend Jack Hamm's Drawing Scenery book, going through it myself at the moment and it is fantastic!

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    DarthArtist, (awesome name by the way) in addition to what dpaint said, here are some links that might help.

    http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/C...ition_tutorial

    http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/135/120/

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    You might benefit from "Creative Illustration" by Andrew Loomis. It has a section dedicated to coming up with interesting compositions.

    Also, check out "Visual Literacy".

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