To answer your private message, I'm gonna give my answer here to give you a bump, so you might get more critique
I'm using photoshop CS4 to paint my landscapes/portraits/real life etc...
I've got a wacom intuos 4 large which I'm very pleased about, if you ever think of buying a new tablet, the wacom intuos series are really great.
You asked me how I did environments... I do not think there is any secret to it, the only advice is to study study study photos. Take a random photo from the internet and redo it without color picking or painting on top of the photo. Learn about atmospheric perspective, normal perspective, how the colors work, is the grass really green or is it dark yellow?, what color is stone really? and so on.. just build up a solid base of knowledge.
Second, it's important to know your colors (im trying to work on that at the moment), but be sure to have your values right, nothing is more dull than a painting which consists of pure middle values (that is my big downfall, I haven't done enough Black & White studies), so lots of Black & White studies as well!
Be aware of your edges as well, my biggest mistake when I started out doing landscapes was to get everything in a sort of blurryish mode.. I got the blurriness from using a pen pressure brush where it wasnt 100% oppacity I was painting with each time..
So after this long read, I have a little critique.. Try to work more with your values.. What I mean is that alot of your drawings have the same values all over the place, just a small thing to think about
- I think your'e on to a good start, I'm gonna keep an eye out on your sketchbook, so you better update as often as possible! You know we're the same age, so there is no reason why you can't upload every day as I am Just work hard mate!
- If anyone has had the time to read this, please correct me if I'm wrong about anything. I'm just a beginner