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    First Fantasy Environment Concept art - WIP

    Hello,
    Here is my first attempt to create concept art. It's still at the beginning stage - trying to finalize the lighting, shapes, and composition. Would appreciate any input before I start putting in the detail.Name:  conceptv1.jpg
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    Great thumbnail and scale. Good atmospheric depth. My biggest complaint is the colors. They're too strong, and the purple and green compete. it detracts from the painting a lot.

    There are people much better than me on the forums though, so maybe they can give you better advice than mine.

    EDIT: In the thumbnail the colors work great actually, so rather I think my problem is how saturated your green is as it goes further back... It's a very dull and boring green

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    I'm an absolute amateur, but I do agree with mRomano above me, the colours are a bit too strong. I think your colours should be less saturated if you're going more into the background, and more saturated when going to the foreground.

    I think the far background has too much contrast, too.


    I suck at perspective myself but I just have a feeling the perspective of the river is off. The river should be wider at the front, or maybe the grass next to the river is too detailed, making it look like it's closer by.




    Then again, I'm probably completely wrong so ignore my advice ;D

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    Those mountain rocks on the right look almost identical. Change them around, height, width, shape. The rock on the left should be a bit lighter than those mushroom like plants. Also, the shadow is weak by that rock on the left. Soften up the shadow a little bit in the foreground. I don't see the reason why that pink-purple color is glowing on the grass in the background where the horizon meets. Change that, right now it looks like it's made of glass or water even though it's suppose to be grass. Add lights on the castle and add a human somewhere or a familiar animal to show us the scale. What's the story behind this piece?

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    It's a promising piece. I think it would be better if the clouds were painted, however, as right now it looks like you've just painted the landscape on top of a photograph.

    Besides that, whatever happened to the gobble stone path? It just mysteriously ends below the hill.

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    It's a promising piece. I think it would be better if the clouds were painted, however, as right now it looks like you've just painted the landscape on top of a photograph.

    Besides that, whatever happened to the gobble stone path? It just mysteriously ends below the hill.

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    Thanks Everyone! Great feedbacK!! I'll make the necessary improvements in the next couple of weeks and repost.

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    Hi All!
    Here is a more detailed version of the piece. I've toned down the colors a bit and painted the sky. I tied a scarf around the stacked rocks (milestones), which represent the kingdoms colors. Added an aqueduct coming from the cliff's waterfall which channel water through the castle. What else needs improvement? Looking forward to your input!

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    maybe entallen it a bit..

    the scarf would pull the rocks over.

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    Thanks VK! Great ideas... Making it a bit taller really makes it work. Adding figures for size perspective works well too. Kudos!

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    You have 4 points competing for attention. The rocks on the left, the castle, caravan, and the rock pillar on the right.They're all about the same size, contrast and distance from one another.

    I played around with the composition, though I'm not sure I resolved that issue.

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    From the start, you should decide what your primary focal point is going to be. Is the the standing stones? The castle? The soldiers? Make all other elements in the composition subordinate to that focal point.

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