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    Exploring the Slavic aesthetic

    Who knows me a bit better around here might remember that I'm doing a slavic fairy tale exploration for honours in uni.

    This image below is me acting on it.

    Any critique would be greatly appreciated, since this is pretty much the last chance to change things before going into detailing.

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    PS: And since I don't want to start a whole new topic, could you recommend some threads that are worth subscribing to? Cheers!

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    Looking nice. I'd paint a slavic knight - bogatyr - instead of your Medieval Europe one. Unless it's your main hero, of course.

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    Slavic churches often tend to be more ornamental than what you have here - in order to get the general style across, you'll need to add more obvious details in addition to those telltale roofs. I recommend doing a search for wooden churches of a specific slavic culture to see what I mean - like, "wooden Russian churches" will bring up some great examples.

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    And for those of you who don't know me, I've been looking at nothing but Russian wooden churches for the past 4 months!
    Thanks for the comments guys, I'll get that knight sorted out asap. He does look a bit European with that tin helmet on.

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    This is the great reference for the knight: http://michalivan.deviantart.com/art/Bogatyr-42833787

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    Progress! The line layer stays off now for the most part, fixed the knight and starting to tighten things up a bit.

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    Having trouble with cliffs actually. They look more like standing stones. Kinnda disconnected. How does one get those nice, crisp edges?

    I used this image as ref.

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    The things I picked up on my own are the problems with perspective. The castle/city seems to be leaning forward. Just something I gotta work on more I guess. What do you think?

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    Your process would benefit greatly if you simply establish a horizon in your scene. That way it'll be easy to decide if specific thing should be painted from above or from below.

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