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    [environment] New Alaska

    Hello, everyone,
    These are my 2nd environment pieces. The first is found in an other thread i post after this one

    I hope to get some constructive critisism to get better and make my pieces more believable.

    Thanks.

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    Based on the sun's position, a lot of those rocks would be much darker in shadow than they are now, especially since the sun is being covered by the mountain partially. The rocks in the foreground should be near-black imo, and the big middle rock darker than it is.

    Another thing I have a problem with is the middle rock seems to be weightless and 2-dimensional. It's like it's made of cardboard and just sitting there on the water - seems like it could fall over at any moment. If you increase the depth in that middle rock (because atm it looks flat at some crucial parts) it will look more solid. The shadow is much the same on both sides of it too which doesn't help it's flatness.

    It looks good though, just needs a few tweaks.

    help and crits desired

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    I have the problem with the middle rock too. Love the way you render rocks. Have you used reference for the mountains in the back? That horizon line is to straight and the rocks too where they both meet. Make some mountains go a bit lower than the horizon.

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    Hello Damjan, thanks for you comment.
    No i haven't used reference for the mountains in the back. I also thought that the horizonline was too straight. I'm going to change that soon.
    The middle rock needs some extra work to give it some 3d depth.

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    This picture suffers from the same problems as the other you posted. The perspective is really off, the colors are too dark for that time of day and don't take into account reflected light in the sky. Everything is over contrasted like a bad photo of the scene.

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    Here an newer version.
    I've added some more mountains in the background to get rid of the straight horizonline.
    Less contrast / lighter.
    Changed the perspective a bit with the warptool.
    Added a little waterfall but not that happy with it though.
    Changed the rock in the middle front
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    you should read the feedback of the guys above

    "Based on the sun's position, a lot of those rocks would be much darker in shadow than they are now, especially since the sun is being covered by the mountain partially. The rocks in the foreground should be near-black imo, and the big middle rock darker than it is.... "

    now they become even brighter...the waterfall also looks a bit strage...it goes down diagonal...not really vertical. The middle rock still looks flat..you could manage this if you get rid the shadow light problem.

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    You know, the middle rock kinda look like a gigantic carp fish to me.. the door is an eye, and then there are rock features for the other eye and the nostrils. There's even a highlight on the right bottom of it that look sorta like a whisker.

    Anyways, double the waterfall which does not fall straight. The ripples on the water have some seriously wonky perspective, too.

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    You know, the middle rock kinda look like a gigantic carp fish to me.. the door is an eye, and then there are rock features for the other eye and the nostrils. There's even a highlight on the right bottom of it that look sorta like a whisker.

    Anyways, double the waterfall which does not fall straight. The ripples on the water have some seriously wonky perspective, too.

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