it would be great if some of the experienced users could give me some advice on the piece below. It took me 45 minutes to make a raw sketch, afterwards I spent 4 hours adjusting the values, color and working on details - and the difference between the sketch and the additonal four hours is marginal. The thumbnail of the finished painting looks even worse (valuewise) then the thumbnail of the sketch :/
The values seem to be off, even if I tried to use the whole range of deep black to white. The object don't really pops out or gives the impression to be 3-dimensional, and some parts look blurry or "pastellish" to me. (Like the jet engines in the back of the vehicle for example. I did that on purpose to create depth. But obviously it didn't work well. )
I had to give up now. Maybe you can point at the mistakes I've made? What could be the steps to finalize this into a good-looking concept?
Ah, and yes, the perspective is "a bit" broken, I didn't use any grid. I just wanted to test color / values / line weight, and I am not really satisfied with each of these three points...especially after reducing the resolution.
Sorry for the wall of text. oO
Thanks a lot if you made it so far.