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    You've really made a lot of progress throughout your thread. The latest sketches are fantastic.

    You're desert painting is great, only thing I'd add is a little bluish-tinge lighting underneath the rocky arches (much like what you see on the shadowed side of the rocks in the foreground). I certainly could be wrong though.

    Great work!

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    great thread dude, it's been a while i've visited your sketchbook ( it was in 2009, then i stopped posting on this forum, and now i'm back ^^ ) and you made insane improvments ^^ keep it up !

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    nice desert environment there - really good! Nothing to crit really, perhaps just watch the values a little. Subtlety is the key with those distance sections (in particular). Try to keep the gradations far away as very small, so that the idea of atmospheric perspective is strongly presented

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    lol on bearsharkoctopus

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    Thanks for all the comments, crits and everything, tis very much appreciated! I finally got another update!

    UPDATE
    With all this excitement lately around the Curiosity mars rover, and being the big astronomy nerd i am i got looking at the planets, in particular the gas planets, and wanted to paint the surface of a planet that would be impossible to land on or see.

    So this one is Neptune, and granted being a gas planet there probably isn't much to stand on if you were to stand on the surface of Neptune, but I'm throwing that all out the window. This is Neptune, and these guys are exploring it

    This was about an hour with the smudge tool and a few gradients:

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    Do i need to bump my thread to get the images to update?

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    nice to see you back in action . did you really just smudge to make most of that environment? thats pretty fantastic! hope to see some more of your work soon buddy, keep up the fun work!

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    THat last Enviro rocks! i like how you can easily tell the plane change in most of the rocks. thats something i've tried to accomplished for quiet a while not but still not there yet! good job

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    Hey ArtZealot Your artwork is so many pages and I ranomly chose a page and you have some amazing concept artworks, a lot of instense strong mood, dark or dull feelings. And really good matte paintings. Are you a fine art students or a natural painter?

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    Finally an update! Did another desert environment over lunch. Err well, 2 lunches.

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    Very cool landscapes!

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    Really like your work. Keep posting.

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    I love your enviros mate, really nice use of color and great sense for depth. Keep up the good work!!

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    Awesome environments, man!

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    Hey, superb studies Artzealot.

    For your enviros, my only crit would be that your focal points sometimes look less defined than some other areas in your pieces. Other then that, your creatures look fantasstic...bearsharktopus for president!

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    For some reason I don't understand the story telling at all in your last enviroment. For me it looks like these people are hiding, because the huge stonerock in the middle of the background is chasing them (it looks like its moving because of the dust in the bottom) or is that intentional?

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    Desert Concept

    First i'll reply to some of the comments because i always forget to:

    Jeremy Swan - Thanks. Yeah it was all smudge and a bit of gradient on the sky and in the lower right and left of the painting to darken it up and give a bit of depth.

    Rem92-Planes of objects and how light interacts is an interesting thing. I've tried paying close attention to it lately and what i've found it to just not overcomplicate it. Just think of it like where is like hitting directly, like the planes where you absolutely know light is hitting, then where does that plane end. Everything else in shadow. Once you've outlined your shadow and lit areas, then worry about how light or how dark something is.

    Eru - Well, i dont think if fall under fine art student, or natural painter. I did go to art school but i just consider myself a concept artist now. Fine art is more personal work, and it seems like most of the stuff i do except the stuff i post here is for game studio i work for.

    Overtoom - Right back at you overtoom, i love your work! i went over to your sketchbook and got all kinds of inspiration. I really like your color and compositions, they're very well done.

    Cojac - Thanks Cojac! much appreciated. I'll definitely keep posting as frequently as possible, but sometimes get busy and can't post for awhile.

    Mughol and AJM - Thanks for the kind words, tis very much appreciated!

    Tea of Doom - Ahh yeah, if the focal points are losing definition or arent getting as much attention detail wise as they should then that's probably something i can work on. I very much appreciate the crit.

    Qikalain - Oh, on that last piece, there isn't much storyline to what they're doing. I just figured they were just taking a leisurely walk through the desert, but it might not seem that way. The dust is just dust blowing over the desert. But i can kind of see how all those things could coalesce into becoming a bit misleading.

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    I dont know what my deal is... every damn update lately has been a desert. I think i just like all the color options that one has in a desert environment. They've got a nice blend of color/contrast. Well, this is me attempting to take the desert idea and really fuq with the "typical colors" of a desert.

    Also, funny story, the desert started out me wanting to make an icy, glacial landscape as seen in the earlier, rougher version of the painting here:

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    inspiring stuff! love the pallet of the last piece, very psychedelic

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    Another desert speedpainting done over lunch. I dont know what my thing is with deserts...

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    nah, i get it. deserts have some amazing colors in them. i love desert photos. especially if the sand is a deep red. that, contrasting with a deep blue sky... is so cool looking. but yea, you cant over do desert images in my humble opinion. these look fantastic btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyBeats View Post
    nah, i get it. deserts have some amazing colors in them. i love desert photos. especially if the sand is a deep red. that, contrasting with a deep blue sky... is so cool looking. but yea, you cant over do desert images in my humble opinion. these look fantastic btw!
    Absolutely! yeah i think you nailed it. It's the color contrasts of sky to sand to rock, then the shadows, and all the different colors the sand and composition of the desert can take on. Then there's time of day, oases, etc. that make deserts something that conceptually you can just do so much with. Also two books that i like (dark tower, and dune) and both set in deserts. So theres that.

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    Finally something from work, this is from the project i've been working on, it's been released for quite awhile, but i'm just getting around to posting it. I'll be posting more, most of them cavernous interiors:

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    Another update from the project i'm on (eqnext):

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    Just found your sketchbook, and the portly zombie lady on the first page is so freakin awesome! I'm loving your recent landscapes, too! So pretty and colorful, and they all have depth! Can't wait for your next stuff!

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    Thanks Bitschi! i'm really glad u like it, sorry i dont post more often... always doing work stuff. I need to get them to release more stuff so i can post.

    Anyway, here's an update. Something that's been released for awhile, but i'm just now posting it:

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    Another update, a lush jungle cavern (something from work)

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