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    Wasted landscape

    I am working on a landscape concept/matte painting. I don't usually do these. I would like some feedback on this to let me know if I'm heading in the right direction ( more detail, less detail, less color, etc, etc).

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    Dang 26 views and NO replies, maybe this is the wrong thread.
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    Ok, here is viewer No. 27, actually i already looked at it as No.13, but it was difficult to comment..

    I will try to write down my first thoughts, even if they are wrong:

    It looked too washed-out (hope it's the right word). Especially the two big hills/cliffs at the end of the bridge. They have no structure, too less detail.

    The colours are flashy...and it's just my personal taste...it seems if they don't match together...

    Hmmm...as i said it's difficult to describe....

    Maybe the pillars of the bridge are too unbalanced either...
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    one thing stuck out when i first saw this pic.. that mass of purple filling up the bottom half. what is it? and it's so...purple. I might be talking conventions here, but aren't matte paintings supposed to be more recessive?

    just a little more tweaking on the bridge's silhouette, I think. It already looks like a good blocking-in. a lot better than my landscapes, that's for sure
    It's got to be more than a memory, or is life just a fantasy and a piss in the sand?
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    All right!!! now we're talkin'. Thanx guys. I appreciate this.

    I don't know what the hell I was thinking with the purple stuff. I guss some kind of toxic sludge. But your'e right it was too overwelming and didn't fit. So I changed it to be like lava flow or molten stuff. I'll have to tweek the boldness of the colors some too to push them more to the background. I did a little to this effect. Here's another work in progress shot.

    Thanx again,
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    the lava is a much better idea. cant wait to see it finished!
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    yeah, this is a much better lava. the sky is beautiful.
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    I actually liked it better with the purple...gives it a supernatural look.

    I could actually use this piece of art for one of my books.
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    The second version looks much better. I might make the shadows a little purpler to balance all the orange, but that's just me. The lighting's good... The sky is very dramatic. After reading the other comments I took a second look at the bridge, and it does sort of look like the second pillar from the right should be little closer to the middle. Is the middle arch wider than the others?
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    Yes, it's better with the monochrome settings and the details.

    mcotie, i think i have to be more precise with my pillar critics...

    What i mean is, the pillar in the middle is to big in comparisation with the others. It's actually not bad, but the problem is this pillar attracts the viewers attention on it, though the pillar isn't a important thing.

    I guess, actually the main focus should be one of the huge cliffs at the and of the bridge. So what i meant with balance is, if the pillars are all the same size (of course in perspective foreshortening (my english is disgusting)), they will be more discreet, and you'll achieve a more tensing composition...

    I hope, my english could explain, what my mind thought...
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    Thanx for the feedback!!
    I've made some changes. I got rid of the foreground all together. It works better this way since I'm using it as a background for my 3D model project in school.

    Plus I added alot of detail to the structure.

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    yeah! thats looking good don't lost the lava in the forground it gives it alot of depth

    It was really exciting and had a lot of drama to to

    I'm not as excited about it other wise
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    Thanx Celt.
    but I had to ditch the foreground in order for it to work in the scene I used it in. Hre is a camera shot of the my 3D scene I'm using it in.

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