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    need crit on forest illustration

    Hello!
    This is a visdev piece I've been working on for the past few fays as part of 2018 goal to draw more environments from imagination
    How is it working so far? I struggled a bit with the character anatomy
    All critique is appreciated
    Thank you
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    I think there is too much of the vague dark foreground in the picture. Since it takes up so much space there should be more detail or interest worked in. Maybe draw some faint details that make you want to explore the darkness more.

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    Young people venturing into the dark unknown?
    The only crit I have is the amount of dark space on the left of the composition; it takes up a 1/3 of the scene and I keep expecting to see something in that space peering out- watching. If that's not the vibe you're going for, or even if it is, you could crop the image a little.

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    The cinema-scope dimension were a bit experimental. I usually paint big and then crop it down
    I made adjustments

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    I'd center the image on the bear, cropping a little more of the left side. It's a layman's advice, though, since I'm not skilled in composition. Maybe someone more experience could give a little more insight and suggest some literature on this subject.
    Last edited by pilgo; March 23rd, 2018 at 07:43 PM. Reason: typo
    Is this a sketchbook? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    I think one of the reasons I'm having trouble deciding if this picture is finished or not is that it is very blurry. I have a hard time telling if I should continue doing paintovers of completely redraw any areas to get them sharper.
    Does anyone have any advice?

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    I think more important than the cropping of this image is the clarity of the values. What do you want to be most important, snow white on the bear, or all the mushrooms on the trees? Snow white of course. Use the dark forest to frame the girl and subdue the mushrooms which attract attention. I would think also about how you can design shapes in the background to be more interesting. Not all your trees are identical, however if I were walking in a moss covered forest I would expect a lot more variety than that! and they wouldn't be planted at regular intervals apart. Spacing introduces variety by making interesting shapes in between the trees.

    Other than that I like the general effect of light in the image. The image glows and is has lots of parts that appeal to me like the trees in the foreground

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    I liked the first image. It pans the eye, without a doubt it pans the eye. Its like "whats next?" Its a cliff hanger. The last is fine but its ho hum any frame of any cartoon. The first image had drama.

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    I like how you made the bear and travelers look more sharp in the third version, it draws the attention more, but the left side of the background keeps drawing my eyes away from the main object, maybe make it less sharp.

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