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    Hello everybody. Tell me please how to add details to rocks etc. There are my reference study.Name:  reftraining.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorshi View Post
    Hello everybody. Tell me please how to add details to rocks etc.
    its not about the details. youre heading into detail territory way too early. simplify the masses first, rock, trees, sky. and try to design them their shapes* to make them interesting. only then give them a second value for their shadows (form). e.g. in your reference the rockface is casting a shadow that aint there in your study.

    the lights on your trees are way too bright and the shadows on your rocks are too dark. simplify! if you look at great realist paintings, they are never about details. read about notan and value-massing.


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    [edit2] also, doing a study using another imageformat (height:width) is making it unneccessarily difficult without any benefit imo. [/edit2]
    Last edited by sone_one; 1 Week Ago at 04:20 PM.
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