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June 19th, 2014 #1
Stuck at this level. Update.
First big scaled painting, have problems with color and value,etc.
The idea is a futuristic china where there are tons of smog cities and divide between rich and poor. I tried my best to represent this with the outside areas becoming like a slum. As per usual paint overs are EXTREMELY appreciated.
Last edited by Aotix; June 24th, 2014 at 09:26 AM.
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Compositionally the lines lead me to the right and out of the picture because there's nothing there to hold me in the frame.
In terms of light and colour, where is your light source?
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Get "Perspective Made Easy" by Norling, and practice doing perspective plots. Master the techniques. Use them in actual pictures.
June 21st, 2014 #6
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I think the image you had could have worked quite well with some perspective fixes but this image seems to be much better in perspective. Add some more space to the right to make the focal point in a better area of interest and your on the right track.
June 21st, 2014 #8
I find it hard to start anything with a blank canvas. What approach should I start taking? Photobash slightly to get some sense of color? I am so used to practicing my values to the point where it's really difficult for colors to come into play.
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You shoukld get soem reference for lighting and colours. It's obvious that you're just guessing from imagination here.
June 26th, 2014 #12
June 26th, 2014 #13
I think that you ended up with an ok image here. The problem tho is that you got there by relying heavily on photo bashing things on top of a light paint job you applied. Thats cool if that is what you were going for but I don't think using textures and photos so much in your work is going to teach you much besides how to manipulate photos.
I think experienced artists primarily use photos and textures to save time but they have a fundamental understanding of how to get there by constructing and painting the image even if they didn't have the photos to work with.
If I were you and I wanted to actually learn something I would work on scenes where you don't use any photos pasted in or textures from other images. Just try to do the best you can with regular brushes and see how you do.
You definitely want to use photos and the world as reference but should try to not directly copy and paste them directly into your work.
June 27th, 2014 #14
The textures are just a last minute thing. This painting is for a client and I've already delayed a little so I am trying my best for it to decent with the minimal amount of time. But I will definitely try painting without textures when I can.