Like I said in my comment on doodlebugs, I think you could make the background mountains darker to set it apart from the architecture. Gotta say though, these latest wips of yours are really fresh. Are they for something, or just for fun?
Originally Posted by Shakespeare
I think he'll be to Rome
As is the osprey to the fish, who takes it
By sovereignty of nature.
Hai- Thank you! I've actually thought about that but wasn't sure how I'd go about it. Now that you've said it, I'll give it a go and see how it turns out. These are for fun because I've been slacking off lately. And for portfolio inclusion too.
Here's an update of the last post.
Last edited by Dizon; January 15th, 2009 at 02:47 PM.
Nice environments all of the sudden!
#144: This seems like a wonderful practice, noted it down. Really must do these myself. I think the very first sketch is standing out (temple) because of the strong contrasts. I like the textures up next. I guess you searched for a suitable texture and then used some kind of overlay? The big mushroom (among the small thumbs) is catching the eye, nice atmosphere. Quite a few 'small gems' in there.
#146: Nice lighting and architecture. Stained glass looks a bit big. Some of the mountains look oddly small though, while some mountains in the far back are probably huge. I can imagine this was not your main goal though.
#149 : I love this one for its detail (esp. the gate) and imagination (or good use of ref ^^). Characters are clear with just a few pen strokes. I'm unsure of those greek styled columns supporting nothing or seemingly serving no purpose. Think giving them a function and/or more eastern style would add to the architecture. Could be a matter of taste but it seems more suitable.
#151 : Nice, clean and clear. Everything seems to have its function or purpose.
I'm sure criticism is of more value than asspatting, so I'll try and be harsh ;P
Good stuff though! Keep at it and show us some pencilwork again when possible! I like the roughs, also hoping for 'finished work'.
Last edited by Anthis; January 19th, 2009 at 06:10 PM.
Anthis- Thanks, my friend! Yeah the thumbnails are really good practice. Actually, some of the environments here came from those small thumbnails. Try shrinking some of your thumbs and you might see something else entirely. For the texture, I only use either Overlay or Soft Light modes. I only add them as a last touch. Gotta make sure the values work first. I really enjoy the overall effect it gives.
Angry Pinoy- Pinoy power indeed! lol. Thanks, pre!
Anyway, just quick studies for now....
Last edited by Dizon; January 20th, 2009 at 03:48 PM.