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    a tree! a magic tree! done now, see last post!

    Please see post #7!


    Just some fantasy thing. I figured I was almost done but decided to throw it up here too, just to see if anyone had anything to say. Ill include two earlier steps as well, because I'm not totally sure I like the latest one the best.



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    This is very nice, but personally I like the first one lots better than the almost finished one.

    If those swirls in the Bg are more trees, might want to bring them into definition more if you weren't already going to, and farther off ones about as dim as the first is.

    Gj on this. =)

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    I like it! No crits on the tree itself, but the background could use some more definition for sure.

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    Yeah, that will come soon. And I like the first one too, but I also like the new one. I cant decide at all. Help.

    Oh and thanks guyyysss!

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    The first one is much better I think. Compositionally the second one is weak. You removed the foreground which got rid of any depth of field that you had in the first one. The tree is straining to the right which only serves to accentuate that huge amount of negative space in the upper right. You really knocked back the interesting background elements with the other glowing trees and such. You could put the foreground back and even extend the canvas upwards and to the left and right. Then curve the foreground up even more on either side, that was doing good things for the first one. Right now it feels squashed compositionally so extending the canvas upwards is gonna open it up alot. I could babble on for awhile but its easier just to show you. I did a super quick paintover to show you what Im tryin to get at and hopefully itll lead you in the right direction.

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    Woops, I guess I forgot to mention the first image in this thread is the latest version, and the following two are earlier steps. Confusion, sorry! I'm dumb.

    I do like the tall canvas, I may try that. Tanks! a tree! a magic tree! done now, see last post!

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    Well I guess I'm done! Any last suggestions would be great, though I dont know if I will change much more on this piece.

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    I think the atmosphere should be darker. Right now it's acting as a light source that completely clashes with the lights on the trees. If you do that, you'll also be able to emphasize reflected light from the tree lights. You should also definitely make some areas behind the central tree nearly as dark as the foreground, perhaps only in the cast shadows.

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    Increasing the contrast seems to be a major critique for this piece. I rather like the foggy atmosphere myself, but I can for sure see what you are saying. I won't be overhauling this piece, though. Thanks!

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    I like it, nice work.

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    nice outcome
    do you rly want to stop working here
    or maybe double the invested amount of time and get it FF ready?

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    this is cool
    as was mentione before..I would bump the contrast and de-blurry it and it would be totally spiffy!
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    Thanks guys. You think I would need to double the amount of time I've spent on this? I really don't think I could take this much further, which is probably because of my own lack of skill. I could fix the mushrooms and glowy things, but otherwise umm... I know the character needs work but I really cant fix that. (< terrible at characters )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drin
    I really don't think I could take this much further,
    well there's only one way to find out after all

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    it you think you want to make it better. I will paintover to show you what I mean..Ithink its a nicwe image but in value ita a little weak
    but if you declare it done I won't bother

    up to you
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    Shit man, go ahead. I would really love to see.

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    Oh yeah, Drin, I think a simple value adjustment would make this thing rock hard.

    If you're using Photoshop, make a new layer, then go to Image>Apply Image, which takes the whole of your picture and pastes it on top on one layer. Try adding some filters like a Gaussian blur on a low setting so it's only a bit blurry, then set it to overlay, it really enhances colours well...I used to use this technique alot when I was making signatures.

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    Okay okay, heres a quick adjustment for all you bickering for more contrast.

    I personally dont like it as much.

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    Are you serious? It's so much more interesting now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drd
    Are you serious? It's so much more interesting now.
    could not have said it better

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    Its okay, it just loses the misty, rainy, foggy feeling.

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    only to a small amount
    imo there's more gain then loss

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