Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    I totally need some critique

    I recently painted this and I don't like it. I mostly think it is about my rendering process. It is way too messy and not detailed. I just don't know how to get the information across without using any texture brushes. My ultimate goal would be to render a sketch and get my painting to a point where my rendering doesn't need my underlying sketch feel solid. But please tell me everything that comes to your mind and could help me work at improving it. I'd like to apply your recommendations and exercises so I'm eager to find out about it.
    Attached Images Attached Images    


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,652
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked 563 Times in 488 Posts
    The lighting would not be that dramatic of yellows to purples. .etc. Check out google images for 'city aerial sunrise'
    My commentary is a gift to you.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to modi123 For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    122
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked 53 Times in 41 Posts
    Maybe spend some more time refining the rendering? Buildings are blocks, all you need to do, is keeping your paint inside the borders. If you go that sketchy over everything, it's hard to recognize where your flaws are. It's a bit like stepping all over the crime-scene before trying to analyze what's happened.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to White Rabbit For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    United States, TX
    Posts
    755
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked 388 Times in 294 Posts
    Your shadows are too dark. Light from the sky is a thing to remember.
    Sketchbook

    The best way to hunt in a mushroom forest is to climb on the back of a butterfly.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to David_a_ray For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I totally missed that source of lighting, thanks for reminding.

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Thank you for your critique!

    I will render my painting now with more care to forms and I will remind me of every lightsource (probably going to do some composition drawings and use the lasso tool that may help me define edges better). I think I'm gonna start a sketchbook here on CA.ORG. But if anyone has some more recommendations tell me. I'm curious to find out about things to improve.
    Last edited by Satoronus; 3 Days Ago at 10:24 PM. Reason: mistake

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 8th, 2014, 11:46 PM
  2. Totally New
    By Gss in forum Art Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 18th, 2013, 11:08 AM
  3. Totally new here, but here it goes...
    By reagentz in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: February 9th, 2006, 02:52 AM

Members who have read this thread: 26

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.