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    Need some feedback on my acrylic painting

    I'm new at painting, so any feedback and critique are welcomed. My main issues with this painting are:
    1.The sand looks really bland
    2.The shadows, especially the ones near the
    building and the camel's tent looked odd to
    By the way, the weird stone arch with another landscape inside it is supposed to be a portal or some kind.

    Once again, any feedback and critique are welcomed, Thank you.

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    Not a bad start.. plenty of detail and what not ready to go, but certainly things are off.

    Initial eyeball feel - perspecitve. Things like the fore-pillar is smaller than the back? Seems odd. The distance of the cactus versus the building seems off.

    Then there's the shadows.. Nothing is consistent. The background has super long shadows..the camel hutch has straight down shadows.. the pillars have straight down shadow.. the second floor has long shadows.. the wall with the door.. zero shadows.

    Also the building themselves (pillars, etc) need shading on themselves.
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    This kind of image needs a bit more planning to pull off. I agree with everything modi said. I like the sky btw. The sand is bland because there is no variation in colour. Rarely is one thing just one colour. Put some purples and pinks in it. As it's acrylic, you can correct this by over painting with white and redoing areas. Use reference for the cacti.

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