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    Need help

    Hi everyone....just wandering....i have this sketch:
    Name:  Desert man_WIP.jpg
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    where and how to take it on....go further??? Not really great at colors and stuff
    any advice, suggestions....?

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    Get some references of the various elements in this picture and try to replicate the form a little better. The guy looks good, but the cacti and the plateau/rock formations look a little off. Try and put texture in that represents the materials you're trying to show: wood, rock, prickliness, etc. Also maybe pay some attention to the light the sun throws across the ground, it seems rather flat at the moment. You can create some depth by making the elements closer to the horizon a little more washed out.

    Hope that helps!

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    Ja bi na tvom mjestu potražila fotografije pravih kaktusa i drveća,ovako malo nemaju baš neku formu,više izgledaju kao stupovi.
    I nekak mi perspektiva baš ne štima,horizont mi izgleda manje više ok,ali neš mi je čudno kak si poslagao katuse i kamenje.Izgleda mi ko da je kaktus nalijevo niži od čovjeka,znam da je samo udaljen,ali nekak to baš nisi predočio.
    Napravi nekoliko studija pustinje i vježbaj malo perspektivu.I nemoj još počet dodavati valuese dok nisi sve polagao kak spada.
    =) nadam se da nisam bila prezločesta,slika ima potencijala,samo treba to još malo pogurati.Sretno!

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    Decide what is important in the picture. Right now, there are several elements spaced out here and there with no particular thought about what is the focus of the drawing. Also, the mountain on the left, the cactus in the center, and the man and the tree are almost at the same level horizontally so there isn't much indication of depth or perspective. The mountain to the left looks tiny and the owl huge since it is about the same distance away as the sleeping man.

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    Thank you for you critiques!!!! Keep it coming
    Btw...i know it doesn't look real (the cactide, tree and all ) just worrying about comp and persp at the moment ^^
    Next WIP:

    Name:  Desert man_WIP_2.jpg
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    Any better?

    P.S. naravno da nas ima Hvala ti

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    another wip.....

    Name:  Desert man_WIP_3.jpg
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    Further refined....but not too much...don't know what to do next xD

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    I can't get over how dark it is! The sun is the main light source, and yet it's grey! Make it white. Also get a good book on how to draw perspective. Right now the scale of everything is all over the place.

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    I'm sorry to ask that but, what is the thing at the left part on the horizon ?

    If you are refining, try not to go to small sized brushes too fast. Take a big one and work the area as big one, what you have in #5 and #6 was "better" for that. Also on the last you did, you darkened a lot the picture, but remember you still have the sun in it : why the sun isn't bright as it as to be ? Try to take a best contrast range, pick the brighter value for the light.

    Do not use brushes with opacity at this point, you need to define the objects shapes. Your tree for example got lost in the sky, that's not what happen in reality.

    http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.38644...x550,075,f.jpg
    http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbvie...ite-sunset.jpg
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh...cq0bo1_500.jpg

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    O boy....didn't paint for quite some time.....but now i did do something....small correction....what do you think?

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    Better ! Here we have a better contrast and good use of the silhouettes :-)

    Now my advice is : try to work your elements with reference each time. Do not be shy to copy a tree or to look at a budy sleeping. You will have more consistant piece if you work from life or references.

    http://previews.agefotostock.com/pre...M-10130074.jpg
    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...KmFKAcfSCHiwwg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__cYELk5MdK...%2Bmexican.jpg

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    Another 15-20 min invested in this....

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