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    Need advise on how to continue

    Hello

    On the picture below I drew everything by hand, just using different brushes.
    Only on the house I started using textures (became kind of lazy).

    Do you think that it is ok to use textures or should I paint the houses by hand too?

    If you notice further things which I should consider please feel free to criticise

    I am new to digital art. Before I was doing 3D-art. how do u usually think about textures? is it common to use ones or is it better to draw everything?

    thanks in advance for help.

    Cheers André

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    i am no expert, not even near. but i think you should try to establish the shadows from the buildings to the ground, you should also try to define some of the rocks, mountains and give them some edges because it looks a little to blury. other than that i would recommend you to google some picture of wild western and incorporate objects you feel fits in your artwork

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    btw, when it comes to your question about textures i have seen professional artist using them in the start to establish some kind of foundation, but then they fix it as they want it themselves

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    Thanks for your fast reply!

    Don't get me wrong, this picture is just work-in-progress, I have a scribble on another layer and there is still a lot to do. I was just wondering if it is appropriate to use photo-textures or if I should paint the textures from scratch.

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    Don't worry about textures worry about bad drawing and a lack of correct perspective. Using photos doesn't help you because it makes all of the hand painted stuff look terrible by comparison.

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    Take my advices for what they worth as I'm a beginner in painting too.
    I guess there is nothing wrong with textures as long as it's discret. That being said, I'm not a big fan of it excepted when it's really, really well done, like this one for example: http://svjeeta.deviantart.com/art/Do...F1253879&qo=10. Isn't called mate painting BTW?
    You've got a perspective issue with the second building on the left concerning the left vanishing point.
    Things would be greatly improved by adding shadows, it really lacks here.
    The thing that bother me the most is there is too much fine details in the landscape's distant parts. Basically the rocks should look like to "blotchs" of colors to give the sense of depth. Same thing for the floor. You used a brush, you changed its size for distant but it's style sharp where it shouldn't be anymore. I'm not sure I explain myself clearly so look at this http://blinck.deviantart.com/art/Thr...lley-188917591 and see how foreground rocks are detail and compare them with background ones. But you still have the impression they are detailed.

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    Hello,

    I've just finished the painting.
    I would love to get some criticism and feedback.

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    Thanks in advance for hints and advices!

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    Shutters I can understand being outside the wall, but windows need to be set in. Your foliage looks like a blurry mass even where everything else around is in focus. The value of your shadows is not consistent throughout the picture, nor is the way they lie on the ground. Go back to basics and try again in a couple of months.


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    maybe brighten it up some and bring the horizon down a bit

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    thanks a lot for the comments.

    @Velocity Kendall: your quick overdram already looks better than the drawing I made in a lot of time! Probably I have to focus less on the details.

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